Emotions ran high during last night’s doubleheader nightcap in Washington, D.C. Bryce Harper got hit in the knee by an Austin Brice 84-mph-curveball, and later, Jesus Reyes hit the first batter he faced in the majors, Spencer Kieboom. Pretty unlikely that either had any intent. But in the eighth inning, Phillies reliever Ryan Madson hit […]

Anyone know the last time the Reds swept a doubleheader? They have the chance beginning at 7:05 Eastern time at Nationals Park in the second game of a day-night doubleheader against the Nationals. The Reds took the first game 7-1, with Phillip Ervin starring on offense and Anthony DeSclafani pitching well over seven innings. Starting […]

The Reds proved to be very hospitable to the Philadelphia Phillies in the first game of a four game series at Great American Ballpark. Reds pitchers allowed seven home runs to the Phillies on Thursday evening, tying both the Phillies team record, and the Reds record for home runs allowed. Tyler Mahle could not record […]

Imagine a tall ladder. It’s full of people trying to get to the top.  There’s a guy toward the middle, but he’s slipping down, rung by rung. This struggling guy, let’s call him Louis. Below Louis is another guy climbing up. We’ll name him Red. Imagine Red working his way relentlessly up the ladder. As […]

The Short Version: The Reds beat up on the St. Louis Cardinals, and that’s always a fun way to spend your Friday evening. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (42-52) 9 14 0 St. Louis Cardinals (47-45) 1 4 0 W: Harvey (5-5) L: Martinez (6-5) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Another […]

The Short Version: Reds lose. Again. But at least Brandon Dixon hit his first MLB homer. That was fun for him, one would imagine. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (25-45) 2 7 0 Pittsburgh Pirates (35-35) 6 10 1 W: Nova (4-5) L: Castillo (4-8) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Jesse […]

The Short Version: The Cardinals jump out to a 5-0 lead, but home run heroics from Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker can’t bring the Reds all the way back. Cincinnati drops to 0-9 this season against St. Louis. Final R H E St. Louis Cardinals (35-27) 6 7 0 Cincinnati Reds (22-43) 4 10 0 […]

At first I was afraid, I was petrified. Anthony DeSclafani was making his first start in a Reds uniform since September, 2016. And I’d heard all the pessimism on the radio. It had been so long since AD had pitched. There was the oblique injury. The elbow injury. The oblique again. The Reds have seemed so […]

The Arizona Diamondbacks sluggish offense, last in many hitting categories, was no match for the Reds poor pitching and awful defense. The Reds outhit Arizona 16-11 and only struck out once.  Cincinnati Reds 5 (19-36) • Arizona Diamondbacks 12 (27-26) Box Score || Win % || Reds Pitcher Statcast || Reds Hitter Statcast Struggling Homer Bailey lasted 4+ innings and gave up six earned runs, mostly on a […]

The #Reds have activated from the 10-day DL RHP Michael Lorenzen and RHP Tanner Rainey has been recalled from the Triple-A @LouisvilleBats. RHP Raisel Iglesias and RHP Austin Brice have been placed on the 10-day DL. pic.twitter.com/69bUv440dr — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 23, 2018 Let’s rearrange a few deck chairs. The Cincinnati Reds have activated […]

The Reds have made a habit of picking pitchers up off the scrap heap and later flipping them for promising young players who have shaped today’s roster. In 2014, they turned Alfredo Simon, a former waiver-wire addition, into eventual third baseman of the future Eugenio Suarez. In 2017, they dealt another waiver claim, Dan Straily, […]

I’ll begin with a confession: Twice in the past 27 years, I actually considered becoming a Dodgers fan. The first time was as a 13-year-old in November of 1991, when Eric Davis was traded. As I touched on this in my introductory Redleg Nation column last year, I’ll let cut and paste do their jobs: […]