The days when the Reds (63-85) were atop the NL Central and the Cubs (86-61) were rebuilding seem like centuries ago. Last night, the Reds dropped their seventh straight game to their division foes to make a 90-loss season look even more likely. Cincinnati would have to finish its last 14 games with a 10-4 record […]

The Reds are 1-3 against Padres this year, one of the few major league teams that has a worse record than they do (at least for now). The Reds have lost four in a row and are 11-22 since the trade deadline. Cincinnati Reds 2 (59-82) • San Diego Padres 6 (56-86) Box Score || Win % || Statcast Hitters Report || Statcast Pitchers […]

The Reds will take time prior to tonight’s game at Great American Ball Park against the Padres to remember the victims of a senseless tragedy earlier today: Statement from the #Reds on today’s shooting in Cincinnati that left 4 dead: — Justin Kinner (@1410Kinner) September 6, 2018 For the many Redleg Nation readers who […]

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 are 0-3 in games Matt Harvey has started since the team declined to trade him. I was told there would be positive momentum. The Pirates swept a series in July in Great American Ball Park, outscoring the Reds 27-5. The Reds are now 4-10 vs. the Pirates this year. The Reds look to […]

The Short Version: Cody Reed and the bullpen pitch well, but the Reds drop another close extra-innings affair. Final — 11 innings R H E Milwaukee Brewers (75-60) 2 6 0 Cincinnati Reds (57-77) 1 6 0 W: Soria (1-0) L: Brice (2-3) S: Hader (11) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Joey […]

Following yesterday’s strange news that Matt Harvey wouldn’t be traded, the even more concerning news that Bob Castellini had once again stuck his nose into baseball operations, and a crushing walk-off defeat to the Cubs (74-53), the Reds (56-73) could really use a win to lift the collective spirit of the fanbase again. Fortunately, the […]

The stretch of five straight series against division foes continues this evening for the Reds (56-71). After dropping two of three contests against the Brewers to begin the week, the competition won’t get any easier as the team travels to Chicago for the first of four games against the first-place Cubs (72-53). The teams last […]

The subheading of today’s column doesn’t refer to the state of the Reds so much as it refers to the progress of this well-meaning series. I’ve taken a few weeks off, as you may or may not be aware, depending on your devotion to my particular kind of ramblings. Not much has happened. The pitching […]

The Short Version: Scooter Gennett breaks a ninth-inning tie with his 19th homer of the season — against his former team, no less — and the Reds win their fourth game in five days. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (56-70) 9 14 0 Milwaukee Brewers (70-58) 7 11 2 W: Iglesias (2-1) L: Jennings […]

The Milwaukee Brewers won 86 games in 2017, a 13-game improvement over 2016. They finished one win short of the N.L. wild card play-in game. Despite that progress — dare one say, a winning culture — the front office and ownership proceeded to acquire a new centerfielder, a new right fielder, a new third baseman, […]

The Short Version: Cincinnati rides a seven-run third inning and a strong start from Luis Castillo to a sweep of the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ball Park. Final R H E San Francisco Giants (61-64) 4 8 1 Cincinnati Reds (55-69) 11 17 2 W: Castillo (7-10) L: Suarez (4-9) FanGraphs Win Probability […]