After a slow start that lingered through the month of May, the 2018 Reds offense has shifted into high gear. It has produced the third most runs in the National League. In June and July, our Reds have outscored the Red Sox, Yankees, Dodgers, Cubs, Brewers, even Cleveland. In fact, they’ve put more runs on […]

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 […]

In Little League, no one wanted to play second base. Second sackers were too small to play first, too weak to make the throw from second or third, and too slow to cover the outfield. Playing second base was insulting. It was the coach calling you a runt and good-for-nothing small person in front of […]

The Short Version: Reds offense dominated by an All-Star pitcher for eight innings, but they scored seven runs in the top of the ninth — capped by a bases-clearing double from Joey Votto to grab the lead — and the Reds snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (41-51) […]

Tonight the Reds and Indians square off in middle game of the Cleveland portion of this year’s Ohio Cup. Things got a bit edgy for the Reds in the ninth inning last night but they held on for the win and will be looking to lock down  a series win and the opportunity to break […]

The Short Version: Jim Riggleman’s Cincinnati Reds bungle and bunt their way to another come-from-ahead loss and drop a series to the Cubs that they easily could have swept. Baseball is fun! Final — 10 innings R H E Cincinnati Reds (39-51) 5 8 2 Chicago Cubs (51-36) 6 11 2 W: Farrell (3-3) L: […]

We’re all still wondering: Just how legitimate is the Reds’ recent hot streak? Since June 12, #Reds are 15-6, including 5 series wins, a split, and one series loss. They've had 3 series sweeps and avoided being swept. If they do the same thing over the next 21 games, they'll be sitting on a competitive […]

As predicted Sunday, the Reds added Dilson Herrera to the 40-man roster and activated him today to replace Brandon Dixon, who was sent back to AAA Louisville.  The #Reds have selected the contract of IF Dilson Herrera from the Triple-A @LouisvilleBats. Herrera slashed .330/.417/.524 with 12 XBH, 22 RBI and 17 R in 27 games […]

The Reds traded 27 year old RHP Dylan Floro, 29 year old RHP Zach Neal, and International signing money to the Los Angeles Dodgers for 19 year old RHP James Marinan and 21 year old RHP Aneurys Zabala. This was a deal in which the Reds bought low and sold high with Dylan Floro to […]

Make that a 4-3 home stand with a series win over the lowly Chicago White Sox. The Reds offense carried the load again, tonight slam-free with a bunch of singles and walks. The bullpen wasn’t dominant, but the end result was four shutout innings. The defense rebounded from a dreadful night yesterday. Reds are now […]

As I think is well-known, I was not a believer when it came to Scooter Gennett at the beginning of the season. I was wrong about that. There’s enough sample now that I buy it. He can hit. Really hit. So, as I proceed with this, know that I am not impugning his offensive skills. […]