Four pitchers and an outfielder walk into a bar. The outfielder orders drinks for all of them, setting the table so to speak. The first pitcher knocks his drink over while the second spills his all over his front. The third, seeing his friends’ mishaps, takes his nice and slow, making sure to hit his […]

Eugenio Suarez’s fractured thumb raises anew the issue of when the Reds should call up their top prospect, Nick Senzel. Borrowing from an old post, here’s a quick refresher of the labor framework and math of service time considerations and how they relate to Senzel. Years of Team Control As determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement […]

  Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (2-5) 7 11 1 Pittsburgh Pirates (6-2) 4 8 0 W: Peralta (1-0) L: Kontos (0-1) S: Iglesias (2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –The top of the lineup. Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suarez, and Joey Votto were a combined 6-10 with 3 walks and all 7 […]

Well, there’s nowhere to go but up from here, right? Right? Hello? Last night’s unmitigated disaster was easily the most maddening Reds (1-5) loss of an already frustrating season. The 14-3 beatdown at the hands of the Pirates (6-1) featured horrific bullpen management, TOOTBLANs, an utter lack timely hitting, poor defense — should I go on? In […]

The Short Version: A close game becomes a blowout in the blink of an eye because Reds manager Bryan Price decides to give up and put in a garbage pitcher. This is getting really old. That’s the short version. This nonsense is getting really old. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (1-5) 3 13 1 […]

Much like the last four years, the first week of the 2018 season hasn’t been kind to the Reds (1-4). There seems to be quite a bit of frustration brewing for some fans out there in Redleg Nation. Understandable after all the losing in the last four years. But remember: it’s still early, and this […]

Tyler Mahle’s six inning, one hit shutout performance against the Cubs on Monday has Reds fans everywhere dreaming big about this young man. But let’s take that dream even further and ask the question: “Can he win NL Rookie of the Year this season?” It’s not uncommon for pitchers to win the award. In the […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (1-4) 2 5 1 Pittsburgh Pirates (5-1) 5 9 0 W: Steven Brault (2-0)  L: Homer Bailey (0-2)  SV: Felipe Rivero (3) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast If you didn’t catch tonight’s game, you didn’t miss much. The Reds briefly had a 1-0 lead, but that was about the only moment of […]

UPDATE NOTE: Tonight’s Game has been cancelled.  It will be made up as part of a day/ night DH on May 19 We can all relax and exhale at least a bit following the Reds victory over the Cubs on Monday. Whatever else this 2018 edition of the Reds may do or not do, they […]

Sometimes, when the pitching is outstanding, a single run holds up. That’s what happened this afternoon at the Great American Ball Park as our Cincinnati Reds busted into the win column with a victory over the stupid Chicago Cubs. The Reds go for a series sweep tomorrow. Chicago Cubs 0 • Cincinnati Reds 1 || Box Score || Win % || Exit Velocities […]

The Reds will be facing an uphill battle as they try to end their season-opening three game losing streak today.  They’ll start their second series of the 2018 season against a second straight National League powerhouse in the Chicago Cubs. The Cubbies come into the series with a 2-2 record, having split their season opening […]

The Reds got the misfortune of facing the Washington Nationals to start 2018, and three starters who finished in the top six a season ago in the National League Cy Young voting.  It does not make it much easier to swallow getting swept to start the year, but it is important to consider that fact. […]