After only two games played so far this week, the Reds (25-43) will be back on your TV or radio all weekend long. They head to Pittsburgh for the next three days to face a Pirates team heading in the opposite direction. While the Reds have won their last three games, the Pirates (33-35) have […]

As much as I want to write more about the Reds rebuild, or how the team will be good with one or two more prospects, or how maybe we just need (another) management change, I really don’t want to write about that. I can’t take it right now. Writing about the Reds at this point […]

Billy Hamilton stole second off Yadi Molina on the first pitch.  Hamilton had entered the game in the 7th inning to pinch run for Ryan Ludwick. Todd Frazier drove in Hamilton for the game’s only score. Chris Heisey took Ludwick’s place in left field. Homer Bailey, for the second time in a week, shut out […]

How’s this for an opener: The Reds’ starting rotation is worse than the University of Florida’s, the Reds’ bullpen is better than the one currently at the top of the AL Central standings, and Thom Brennaman is a schoolyard bully. Looks like a three-pitch strikeout of a sentence to me, so let’s break this down […]

Late last season, the Reds starting pitching situation looked promising. They had an abundance of young, talented pitchers ready to resuscitate a rotation that was on life support from a couple years of either pitchers past their prime (Bronson Arroyo) or castoffs from other organizations (Asher Wojciechowski, Lisalverto Bonilla, Tim Adleman, etc.). The new-found health […]

Losing isn’t the problem. Losing is the by-product of what happens on the field. It’s what happens when Sal Romano gives up 5 runs in 6 innings. Losing it what happens when Scooter Gennett makes a throwing error or when Jose Peraza fails to get on base. Most of us expected the Reds to lose […]

With tonight’s loss the Reds are 1-1 in June, 3-5 on this road trip and 12-11 since May 8. They finish the Left Coast swing tomorrow (6:10 p.m ET start) and head home for a 6-game home stand against the Rockies and stupid Cardinals.  The Reds are also now forty games into the Jim Riggleman […]

After avoiding a three game sweep in Arizona on Wednesday, the Reds (20-37) wrap up this NL West ballpark tour with a three game series against a forever rebuilding team in the San Diego Padres (24-33) at Petco Park. First pitch is at 10:10 ET. The Padres come into the series 14th out of 15 […]

Things in RedsLand have been so crazy lately that it’s hard to formulate a poll. For instance, I put up a poll asking about the rotation and a few hours later, Homer was headed to the bullpen (the poll results strongly support this move). Anthony DeSclafani just made what will probably be his final rehab […]

This was inevitable, but it may get sticky. It appears that Homer Bailey will be moving to the Cincinnati Reds bullpen: Bailey to the bullpen — probably. #reds — John Fay (@johnfayman) May 29, 2018 #Reds talked to Bailey about going to the bullpen. He’s reluctant because it takes him a long time to get […]

Climb up here on my stoop, dear Redleg Nation reader, and listen to my crotchety old-man impression as I regale you with stories from my high school baseball days. The two best high school baseball players I ever did see were both drafted into the MLB. (Crotchety old men speak in rhyme, right?) One, a […]

The Arizona Diamondbacks sluggish offense, last in many hitting categories, was no match for the Reds poor pitching and awful defense. The Reds outhit Arizona 16-11 and only struck out once.  Cincinnati Reds 5 (19-36) • Arizona Diamondbacks 12 (27-26) Box Score || Win % || Reds Pitcher Statcast || Reds Hitter Statcast Struggling Homer Bailey lasted 4+ innings and gave up six earned runs, mostly on a […]