After a win last night that including good pitching and timely offense, the Cincinnati Reds (55-74) look to continue their dominance against the Pittsburgh Pirates (61-68) this season tonight at Great American Ball Park Note that first pitch is at 6:40 ET, instead of the usual 7:10 ET, due to the post-game concert featuring the […]

A rainy weekend series in St. Louis leads into what will likely be a gloomy Monday night game in Cincinnati for the Reds as they take on their NL Central rival Pittsburgh Pirates tonight at 7:10 PM. It’ll be the first of three games between the division bottom dwellers, with both teams sitting at 11-13, […]

From 2013-2015, the Pittsburgh Pirates won at least 88 games with a high water mark of 98 wins in 2015. Last season they took a step back, finishing with a 78-83 record. Andrew McCutchen, the Pirates perennial MVP candidate, was a below average player (0.7 WAR). Even so, the Pirates offense finished a respectable 6th […]

The Cubs magic number to clinch the NL Central is down to 20. The Cubs have five more wins than the next closest team in baseball, the Texas Rangers (77). The wild-card race however is completely up for grabs. The Pirates have won four straight games, and now trail the Cardinals by just a half […]

The Cincinnati Reds (44-65) had their streak of six consecutive series wins snapped with a 5-3 loss last night. Today at 1:35, the Reds will try to avoid being swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates (55-53) at PNC Park. Starting Pitchers Dan Straily’s surprisingly solid 2016 campaign has continued. In his last four starts, he has a […]

The Chicago Cubs have pushed their lead in the NL Central back up to 8.0 games after a series win over the Texas Rangers to begin the second half. The Cardinals and Pirates chances of winning the NL Central are growing slimmer, but both teams are right in the middle of the wild card race. […]

It’s only May 9th, but the Cubs are already running away with the NL Central. The Cubs have won 7 straight games, and are already 7.5 games ahead of the second place Pirates. Speaking of the Pirates, they been playing great baseball against everyone other the Cubs. The Pirates are currently just 0.5 games out […]

The Reds undefeated season came to an end last night. The Reds dropped a heartbreaker 6-5 on a cold, rainy night at GABP. The Reds had a 5-2 lead going into the 8th inning. J.J. Hoover came in with two outs and the bases loaded in the 8th, and gave up a grand slam to […]

[Central Intelligence will be a day early this week, since the Cardinals and Pirates begin the 2016 season on Sunday. – Editor] 2016 will be another intruging year in the NL Central. The young rising starts in Chicago are the new favorites, but the Cardinals and Pirates are right there as well. The Cardinals have won […]

The Pittsburgh Pirates have become the kind of organization many hope the Reds will become. They have a forward thinking front office that uses both advanced data and excellent scouting to build a strong roster in spite of their resource limitations. The Pirates had a payroll of just over $86 million last season but that […]

The Reds season obviously didn’t go as well as we would have hoped. That doesn’t mean we have to completely forget about baseball until pitchers and catchers report next February. The 2015 MLB postseason looks like it could bring a couple thrilling weeks. There are a bunch of former Reds playing, and six teams that […]

The Cardinals had to place Matt Holliday on the DL, but they are the only team in the MLB with 40+ wins. The Pirates and Cubs keep hovering around at 6.0 and 6.5 games back, and the two teams hold the #1 and #2 wild card spots. It is looking more and more likely that […]