Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (55-77) 7 12 0 Chicago Cubs (75-57) 4 6 1 W: Hoover (7-0) L: Rondon (5-3) S: Chapman (27) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Joey Votto hit a three-run blast in the top of the ninth inning — his 27th of the season — to break […]

  Any examination of the Tampa Bay Rays has to start with the brain trust of Andrew Friedman, Joe Maddon and the manner in which they manage payroll, expe—   Chad:  Uh, Richard, you’re supposed to be previewing that OTHER Florida team. [awkward silence] Me:  Oh. [sigh]   Any examination of the Tampa Bay Rays […]

Well, Reds fans, we know the rotation now. Barring injury, it will go Cueto, Latos, Arroyo, Leake, Bailey. Of course, where a pitcher is slotted is relatively meaningless. Except, that is, for what it tells us about how the organization feels about certain players. What this lineup tells us is that Arroyo is not going […]

The Reds have signed an ex-Moeller star, RHP Andrew Brackman. Brackman is 26 years old, 6’10”, and a former first round draft pick of the New York Yankees. But… …there are reports that Brackman was signed to a major league deal. I like Brackman quite a bit, actually. He’s a good low-risk, high-reward signing, and […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL — 13 innings Cincinnati 5 New York (NL) 4 W: S. LeCure (2-1) L: D. Thayer (0-3) S: F. Cordero (37) BOX SCORE NOT-SO-RANDOM THOUGHTS –You know, win or lose, tonight’s game just got under my skin. Why? Because Dusty Baker was not serious about trying to win the […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 5 Pittsburgh 4 W: D. Willis (1-6) L: D. Moskos (1-1) S: F. Cordero (35) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Dontrelle Willis finally got his first (only?) win as a Red, going six innings and giving up three runs. Willis also doubled in two runs at the plate and raised […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Milwaukee 8 Cincinnati 1 W: Greinke (15-6) L: Maloney (0-3) BOX SCORE NOT-SO-RANDOM THOUGHTS –The Reds were playing decent baseball and the Brewers were scuffling before Milwaukee came to town. Three games later, and…ugh. –Cincinnati has to win eight of their last nine to finish with a winning record. […]

One of the themes of Redleg Nation prior to 2010 was that the organization often appeared to be drifting, with no plan as to how to return to glory. After a lost 2011, following an off-season in which Cincinnati did nothing to improve, it’s time to ask those questions again. Although — as usual — […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Chicago (NL) 12 Cincinnati 8 W: R. Lopez (5-6) L: D. Willis (0-6) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Brandon Phillips hit two homers, walked once, scored three and drove in three runs. His first homer was a real blast into the upper deck…but… –Juan Francisco hit the second-longest homer in GAB […]

Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Cincinnati 3 Chicago (NL) 4 W: M. Garza (8-10) L: D. Willis (0-5) S: C. Marmol (32) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Yonder Alonso was 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored. No other Red had more than one hit. NEGATIVES –Dontrelle Willis has forgotten how to throw strikes once […]

The Reds continue the Rivalry Road Trip with a trip to Chicago to face the stupid Cubs. Dontrelle Willis will try again to pick up his first victory in a Reds uniform. Here’s your game thread. Go Redlegs. Chad DotsonBlame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been […]

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle…. FINAL Philadelphia 3 Cincinnati 0 W: C. Lee (15-7) L: D. Willis (0-4) S: R. Madson (25) BOX SCORE POSITIVES –Jose Arredondo and Aroldis Chapman tossed two and a third innings of shutout baseball. –Drew Stubbs had two hits. Jay Bruce had a hit and a walk. Joey Votto had […]