With another 90-loss season in the history books and no discernible improvement from the Reds’ pitching staff, the conversation surrounding the Reds for the next five months will center around trade rumors and free agent signings. But before those talks begin, it’s time to put a bow on the 2018 campaign and what we learned […]

The Short Version: Reds win next-to-last game of the season behind a strong start from Michael Lorenzen. Final R H E Pittsburgh Pirates (81-79) 0 6 0 Cincinnati Reds (67-94) 3 7 0 W: Lorenzen (4-2) L: Taillon (14-10) S: Iglesias (30) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Very nice outing for Michael […]

The 66-94 Reds host the 81-78 Pirates in this season’s penultimate game at Great American Ball Park today at 4:10 Eastern time. In this series of season-ending game previews, we took a look at what we’ve learned this year about the position players on Friday. Tomorrow we’ll review what we’ve learned this year about the […]

The Reds under Bryan Price began the season 3-15. That team played without Anthony DeSclafani, David Hernandez, Michael Lorenzen, Eugenio Suarez, Scott Schebler and Matt Harvey. They were the Reds of Gallardo and Gossington. Price was fired. With tonight’s loss to the lowly Kansas City Royals, Jim Riggleman’s Reds may finish the season 3-13.   Don’t […]

Pie in the face was a staple practical joke in the era of silent movies. Lately, it’s what the Reds have been doing to their fans, losing to the worst teams in baseball. The Reds are now 63-77 under Jim Riggleman, 23-39 since the All-Star break. Cincinnati Reds 3 (66-92) • Kansas City Royals 4 (55-102) Box […]

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 […]

Marlins caveat applies to be sure, but Cody Reed followed up his five shutout innings against the Cubs with six more against Miami. Reed is making a strong case for inclusion in the 2019 Reds starting rotation. Luis Castillo, who used to be in the Marlins system, pitches for the Reds tomorrow night. Cincinnati Reds […]

Sure, it was just one game. Four innings. But Michael Lorenzen’s performance tonight was a much-needed dose of “maybe next year can be better” for Reds fans. He looked as overpowering and dominant as any Reds starter this year. Lorenzen had Brewers hitters off balance and retired the last seven batters he faced. He commands […]

The Short Version: The Reds jump out to an early lead, but the bullpen wastes an excellent start by Matt Harvey. Final R H E Cincinnati “Not the Big” Reds “Machine” (63-85) 2 9 1 Chicago Fuzzy Cubbies (86-61) 3 7 1 W: Maples (1-0) L: Hernandez (5-1) S: De La Rosa (1) FanGraphs Win […]

The Short Version: Behind a strong start from Luis Castillo, the Reds win 3-2 to run the season series against Los Angeles to a pristine 6-0. The victory means that it is impossible for the Cincinnati Reds to lose 100 games this year. What a time to be alive. Final R H E Los Angeles […]

The Short Version: The Reds were down 6-1, scored five runs in the fifth, but an Eric Hosmer homer in the ninth lifts the Padres to the victory. Final R H E San Diego Padres (57-88) 7 10 1 Cincinnati Reds (61-83) 6 9 0 W: Stammen (7-2) L: Iglesias (2-4) S: Yates (7) FanGraphs […]

The Short Version: Luis Castillo strikes out a career-high 11 as the Reds shut out the stupid Cardinals in their dumb little ballpark. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (58-78) 4 10 0 St. Louis Cardinals (76-60) 0 2 0 W: Castillo (8-11) L: Poncedeleon (0-1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Luis […]