During a two-week stretch last April the Reds and Cubs played seven times. If you bracket off a 13-5 Cincinnati win, the Cubs slaughtered the Reds 55-7. Not a typo. Not the Ohio State-Rutgers football score. The Reds began those two weeks 5-1 and finished 9-10. We know the misery that followed. The Cubs went […]

Yes, we have known for a long time that Cincinnati’s pitching has been brutal this year. Yes, this staff broke the record for most home runs allowed in a single season. Yes, they’ve been almost impossible to watch at times. But do we really need to keep being reminded? Last week, FiveThirtyEight declared that the […]

Narrative #1: The Reds have the worst bullpen in history. For the first three months of the season, this was impossible to contest, whether you used old metrics or new fangled ones. Just a few weeks into the season, Rob Carpenter posted here about the historical aspect of the bullpen’s performance. About a month later, […]

The second half of the 2016 season began yesterday, and it couldn’t have gotten here quickly enough, right? I’m sure you’re all excited to see how the last 73 games of the season play out for the ol’ Redlegs. The reason I say that the second half couldn’t get here quickly enough is that it […]

If you’ve watched a single second of a Reds game this year, you know just how bad the relief corps has been. Once the baseball is taken from the starter and the outfield gates open, fans are left holding their breath night in and night out. Numerous Cincinnati leads have evaporated with a reliever on […]

The Cincinnati Reds (15-22) start a four game series this week with the 17-17 Cleveland Indians. They will play the first two games in Cleveland at 6:10pm each day, then follow with two games in Cincinnati on Wednesday and Thursday at your regularly scheduled 7:10pm game time. The Indians are 2nd place in the AL […]

At one point during this four-hour game, George Grande, without the slightest bit of irony, uttered the cliché “never a dull moment in a baseball game.” Turns out that clichés, in addition to being dull, are also usually wrong. The Reds are 15-22. They head to Cleveland to start a four game series, two away […]

The Reds (13-17) not only have a three game winning streak going, but also ended THE STREAK last night as the bullpen blanked the Brewers (11-18) for 4.0 innings. The two teams play again tonight to the backdrop of Star Wars night at Great American Ballpark. Starting Pitchers The following stats are from 2016: After […]

The pitching reinforcements are just about ready to arrive.  It may be just in time as recent rotation addition Jon Moscot (4.02 ERA) reported soreness in his non-pitching shoulder in last night’s start.  With Homer Bailey, Anthony DeSclafani, and John Lamb all nearing the end of their rehab assignments there could be some upcoming roster […]

Four Mets pitchers, starting with Matt Harvey (who Mets fans have nicknamed the Dark Knight), limited the Reds to two runs. They struck out 12 and walked only one. Meanwhile, Reds pitchers walked six and struck out three. That kind of pitching, along with sketchy team defense and awful plate discipline is a skill set not […]

Robert Stephenson got the call up to the big leagues again for another spot start and turned in a very nice performance.  Stephenson was immediately sent back down to AAA Louisville to stop his service time and arbitration clocks from ticking any further.  RH RP Drew Hayes got the call up to take Stephenson’s 25 […]

Solid performance by starting pitcher. Bullpen sets game on fire. Rinse, repeat. In this case, the bats – Brandon Phillips single, Jay Bruce single, Tucker Barnhart game-winning single – came through in the bottom of the ninth of a tied game. The Reds won the series, despite the bullpen. /waves tiny Reds pennant/ Reds 6 • Rockies […]