Short Version: Matt Harvey pitched 6.1 innings and allowed no runs. The Reds scored 5 runs in the first 5 innings and tacked on a couple of more in short  order to make it a relatively easy stroll until  a dicey 8th inning. Michael Lorenzen slammed the door in the 8th; and the Reds waltzed […]

The Reds (52-69) will look to end the four-game losing streak as they start a weekend series with the San Francisco Giants (61-61) tonight at Great American Ball Park. First pitch is at 7:10 ET. The Giants come to town trying to stay in the NL West race at 5.5 games back of first place. […]

Jason Linden joined me again this week for a fun episode of Redleg Nation Radio. We began by discussing current news, answered a few Twitter questions, then asked whether ownership was meddling too much in baseball operations. Short answer: Yes. We were also joined this week by Jeff Fassero, the pitching coach for Cincinnati’s Triple-A […]

Final R H E Cleveland Indians (69-51) 4 5 1 Cincinnati Reds (52-69) 3 10 0 W: Dan Otero (2-1)  L: Cody Reed (0-1) SV: Brad Hand (28) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast In a game that saw 15 hits and eight walks and lasted nearly three-and-a-half hours, only seven total runs were scored in the finale of the […]

I’m not criticizing the Reds, at least not the initial move. It’s possible to disagree with something the Reds do and still believe they made a reasonable decision given the circumstances. But I never liked the Matt Harvey trade. When Harvey was traded to the Reds on May 8, he became part of a team […]

The task is simple tonight for the Reds. They must put Monday’s meltdown behind them and  post a win in game 2 of the current series with the Indians to have any hope of taking the 2018 Ohio Cup away from them. What more incentive could the Reds need?Game time  is 7:10pm Eastern at GABP […]

Strange night. The game was tied 2-2 at the start of the 6th inning and 9-2 at the end. Cleveland notched 18 hits and 2 intentional walks. In the 9th inning, relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen played right field and singled; and right fielder Brandon Dixon played relief pitcher and retired the top of the Cleveland lineup in […]

Turns out the Cincinnati Reds can win baseball games against first-place teams with a starting lineup that includes Dilson Herrera, Phillip Ervin, Brandon Dixon and Curt Casali. The Reds have won the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks and go for the sweep tomorrow, with Luis Castillo on the mound, at 1:10 p.m. before hosting Cleveland […]

Seeing Corky Miller in a Louisville uniform at Slugger Field isn’t unusual. After all, the former Reds catcher is the de facto “Mayor of Louisville,” as Sean Casey is in Cincinnati. But on Saturday night a couple of weeks ago, it was a special evening for Louisville baseball fans. Two numbers were retired in a […]

Hunter Greene gets most of the hype among Reds pitching prospects. Robert Stephenson and Cody Reed are the big names vying for chances in Triple-A. But down in Double-A Pensacola, Tony Santillan is quietly having a breakthrough season. In the process, he’s becoming someone who could conceivably contribute to the big-league club as soon as […]

Matt Harvey pitched for the Reds tonight instead of Robert Stephenson, Cody Reed or Lucas Sims. If it’s the case that the Reds couldn’t attract a decent offer for Harvey before the trade deadline, it’s hard to see that prospect improving much, if at all. How long will the Reds keep giving valuable rotation opportunities […]

The Reds play game two of a four-game road set against the Washington Nationals today at 1:05 Eastern time at Nationals Park. It’s the first half of a day-night doubleheader prompted by Friday night’s rainout. The Reds hope to break a three-game losing streak that has come on the heels of three straight wins against […]