The season is now over. It was not great. It was really, really not great. Mostly because of pitching. I wrote about that here. But there is one aspect of the team fans should feel good about. Because of injuries and slumps, it wasn’t so apparent at the end of the season, but the offense […]

The Short Version: Reds lose their final game of the 2018 season, closing out yet another miserable campaign. Final — 10 innings R H E Pittsburgh Pirates (82-79) 6 10 2 Cincinnati Reds (67-95) 5 5 1 W: Feliz (1-2) L: Stephens (2-3) S: Vazquez (37) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Sal […]

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 Short Story: Anthony Desclafani allowed 3 runs through 5 innings; but, a 2 run home run by Eugenio Suarez had the Reds in the game. Then in the sixth inning, Wandy Peralta loaded the bases with no outs; and when the dust cleared, the Pirates had added 2 more runs. With the help of shaky […]

As the Cincinnati Reds mercifully open their season-ending three-game series against the Pirates tonight at 6:40 Eastern time at Great American Ball Park, pretty much everyone is glad that this forgettable season is coming to an end. It’s the fourth straight season with 90-plus losses, a team record. There are some positive signs buried in […]

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 […]

A year ago, I wrote about the Reds offseason trade chips because Dick Williams said the front office might pursue pitching help for 2018. As we now know, the Reds didn’t add any starters in the offseason, hoping instead for a return to health and form for Anthony Desclafani, Homer Bailey, and Brandon Finnegan. That […]

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 […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (66-91) 0 4 2 Miami Marlins (62-93) 6 14 0 W: Trevor Richards (4-9)  L: Michael Lorenzen (3-2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast Twelve. That’s the number of runs the Reds have scored in their last 10 games. The club continued its end-of-season spiral on Sunday, dropping its third straight game […]

After the Scooter Gennett show last night that saw him drive in all four runs and seal the win with a diving play, the Reds (66-88) look to build on that success in the second game of the series against the Marlins (59-93). First pitch will be at 7:10 ET. Starting Pitchers Pitcher IP ERA […]

Way back at the beginning of this fateful season, when some of us were convinced the Reds could sneak into the playoffs, I decided to make some predictions. My crystal ball was full of optimism, hopeful that young players could step forward and that the front office would do something, anything that made sense. I […]

The Reds and Brewers conclude their 2018 season series tonight with game 3 of the current set at Miller Park. With a win, the Reds can record a series victory over the Brewers and pull to an even 3-3 on their current road trip  before moving on to Miami for 4 games to conclude the […]