The season is now over. It was not great. It was really, really not great. Mostly because of pitching. I wrote about that here. But there is one aspect of the team fans should feel good about. Because of injuries and slumps, it wasn’t so apparent at the end of the season, but the offense […]

As the Cincinnati Reds mercifully open their season-ending three-game series against the Pirates tonight at 6:40 Eastern time at Great American Ball Park, pretty much everyone is glad that this forgettable season is coming to an end. It’s the fourth straight season with 90-plus losses, a team record. There are some positive signs buried in […]

In a season that likely will see the Cincinnati Reds lose 90 games for the fourth time in a row, many will look at 2018 and see a lost year. But if you paid close enough attention, it’s easy to find some good things that came from a team mired in last place. 1). In […]

The Short Version: Luis Castillo is exactly who we thought he was. But the Reds still lost. Final — 10 innings R H E Cincinnati Reds (66-89) 0 3 0 Miami Marlins (60-93) 1 7 0 W: Barraclough (1-6) L: Hernandez (5-2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Outstanding start by Luis Castillo, […]

The Short Version: Why isn’t this season over yet? Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (64-87) 0 8 2 Milwaukee Brewers (86-65) 8 11 0 W: Miley (5-2) L: DeSclafani (7-6) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah The Bad –Anthony DeSclafani wasn’t particularly sharp, but he entered the fifth inning having allowed […]

Having made the 100 mile trip north up the west  shore of Lake Michigan from Chicago to Milwaukee, the Reds take on the Brewers in the first  game of a three game set tonight. The Brewers (85-65) hold the #1 position in the NL wildcard chase 3 games clear of the Dodgers and Cardinals who […]

The Short Version: In a rain-shortened game, Matt Harvey pitched six strong innings and Joey Votto hit a grand slam in a big, seven-run second inning. Reds win! Final — 6 innings (rain) R H E San Diego Padres (56-88) 2 5 0 Cincinnati Reds (61-82) 7 8 0 W: Harvey (7-8) L: Erlin (3-6) […]

On a different sweaty September Pittsburgh night six years ago, the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pirates 1-0. Twenty-six year old Homer Bailey threw a complete game that night on 115 pitches, struck out 10 and walked one. It was the first of Bailey’s two no-hitters. He faced the minimum number of Pirate batters, with Ryan […]

The Reds will be looking to avoid a sweep tonight in the third and final game of this final series versus the Pirates at PNC Park in 2018. If the Reds can succeed, they will also return home with a .500 (3-3) road trip.  Game time is set for 7:05. Starting Pitchers Reds starter Homer […]

With today’s exciting extra-inning victory, the Cincinnati Reds sent 45,000 Cardinals fans home unhappy and as the best fans in baseball, undoubtedly aware the Reds have now won three straight series against their beloved Cardinals. The win also put another tiny dent into St. Louis’ postseason hopes. The Reds head to Pittsburgh for a 3-game […]

The Short Version: Well, that game was ridiculous. In a back and forth affair, the Brew Crew edged out the Redlegs in a slugfest that resembled a beer league softball game. Final — 10 innings R H E Milwaukee Brewers (74-60) 13 22 0 Cincinnati Reds (57-76) 12 14 1 W: Jeffress (7-1) L: Iglesias […]

Over the past five seasons, no team in the National League has lost more games than the Cincinnati Reds. That fact bears repeating. As of the morning of August 24, since the beginning of the 2014 season, the Reds have won eight fewer games than the second-worst team in the league and 10 fewer games […]