Winning is fun. The Reds (2-5) should try that more often, huh? After a rough first week of the season, the club finally broke through against the Pirates (6-2) last night to erase the taste of a particularly ugly loss on Friday. They’ll try to turn it into a winning streak today as they wrap […]

Tyler Mahle, bless his soul, blanked the Chicago “Cubs Gonna” Cubs for 6.0 innings this past week, allowing only one pseudo-hit to Javier Baez. It was a masterful performance, with a dollop of drama and a whole heaping serving of legacy-building. There was the Anthony Rizzo hit by pitch, replete with Chris Welsh’s underrated “you […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (1-4) 2 5 1 Pittsburgh Pirates (5-1) 5 9 0 W: Steven Brault (2-0)  L: Homer Bailey (0-2)  SV: Felipe Rivero (3) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast If you didn’t catch tonight’s game, you didn’t miss much. The Reds briefly had a 1-0 lead, but that was about the only moment of […]

UPDATE NOTE: Tonight’s Game has been cancelled.  It will be made up as part of a day/ night DH on May 19 We can all relax and exhale at least a bit following the Reds victory over the Cubs on Monday. Whatever else this 2018 edition of the Reds may do or not do, they […]

Baseball fans tend to forget just how hard this game is at the highest level. We expect prospects that succeed in the minors to transition to the Major Leagues seamlessly. That doesn’t happen often. A pitcher’s development is rarely linear. He may have several peaks and valleys in a short period of time or struggle […]

Final R H E Washington Nationals (2-0) 13 14 1 Cincinnati Reds (0-2) 7 12 0 W: Stephen Strasburg (1-0)  L: Luis Castillo (0-1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast Nothing like scoring 7 runs and losing by 6 — ɴɪᴄᴋ ᴋɪʀʙy (@Nicholaspkirby) March 31, 2018 Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. Remember how nice it was […]

We had to wait an extra day, but opening day is finally here! The Cincinnati Reds (0-0) will kick off the 2018 season at Great American Ballpark with a three game series against the Washington Nationals (0-0) at 4:10 PM. The Reds have killed the term “rebuild” as we head into the 2018 season, and […]

This is the first edition of a new column I’ll be writing this season, where we look at how the Reds are doing in their quest to return to the playoffs and, just as importantly, how all of you feel about how the Reds are doing, as gauged by Twitter polls we’ll be running throughout […]

We know you need answers about the upcoming Reds season, so our authors got together to offer a few. We also thought we’d change-up the standard package by asking a few unusual, but important, questions. We even ventured a couple semi-educated guesses about 2019. Thanks to the 17 writers who had the time to participate: […]

On Friday, Bryan Price announced that Homer Bailey would be the Reds Opening Day starter. The news was expected. So was the frustration this move would cause with many Reds fans. Bailey has become a polarizing figure. There are two rules for managers when deciding who should start on Opening Day: If you have a bona […]

When the Reds spent their second-overall selection on two-way, high-schooler Hunter Greene last July, they were locking in the future at the top of their rotation, picking a flamethrower with 102-mph fastball and comps to Babe Ruth, Doc Gooden, and even LeBron James. But Hunter won’t sniff the big leagues until 2022 most likely, and […]

In the days leading up to Opening Day, we’ll be previewing The State Of The Reds at every single position on the field. Check out the previous installments of our Redleg Nation 2018 Season Preview series: —Catcher —First Base —Second Base —Third Base —Shortstop —Center Field —Right Field —Bullpen Starting pitching is a key pillar of all […]