The Reds and the Rockies play for the series win in this afternoon’s business day special! The Reds are looking to get back over the .500 hump while the Rockies are looking to at least maintain their 1st place division tie with the Dodgers. STARTING PITCHERS PITCHER ERA FIP HR/9 BB% K% Chad Bettis 2.95 […]

What a difference a night makes. Yesterday, Reds hitters saw a grand total of 76 pitches in seven innings against Rockies starter Jordan Lyles. Tonight, the Reds offense chased Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa before he could record an out in the third inning. Reds hitters saw 63 pitches in 2.0 innings against De […]

It’s fair to question the Reds strategy of saving all their hitting on the road trip – including nine doubles – for this one game. But the Cardinals had won 19 of the last 24 games in St. Louis, so maybe it wasn’t crazy. Reds 9 • Cardinals 8  |  FanGraphs  |  From one to another extreme […]

A key and often necessary component of a rebuilding professional sports team is cutting costs. For example, we can say with relative certainty that at least four National League clubs are in some form of a rebuild — the Reds, Braves, Brewers, and Phillies. Via USA Today, those four teams rank 22nd (Reds), 25th (Phillies), 28th (Brewers), and 29th (Braves) in […]

The first seven games, non-bullpen content Do whatever mental gymnastics necessary to bracket off the bullpen for a minute. The Reds are 5-2 and have won series against the Phillies and Pirates. They’re tied for second in the division. In both their losses, they were ahead in the 8th inning. Beyond the record – we […]

In baseball jargon, an insurance run is one that is scored in the late innings when the leading team is only ahead by a few runs. The new run(s) insure a margin of safety against a rally. Reds fans are going to need a new term, at least for a while. As we’ve already seen this […]

Look, the awful Phillies were already pressing their luck. Joey Votto has played in over 1100 major league games and only nine times had he been struck out three times by one pitcher. Jeremy Helickson (!) had accomplished that today. Joey Votto hadn’t struck out four times in a game since 2009. He still hasn’t. […]

The Reds play the LA Dodgers today at 4:05 p.m. ET at Camelback Ranch, a beautiful facility the Dodgers share with the Chicago White Sox. The game will be televised nationally on the MLB Network, you can watch the online stream on and the Reds radio broadcast is WLW-700. The Reds lineup will face […]

The Reds go on the road to play the Oakland A’s today at 4:05 p.m. The broadcast is available on WLW-700 radio. Here is the lineup: Billy Hamilton DH Jose Peraza SS Eugenio Suarez 3B Brandon Phillips 2B Brandon Allen 1B Adam Duvall RF Jake Cave LF Ramon Cabrera C Tyler Holt CF Raisel Iglesias […]

[This post was submitted by loyal Nation member Warren Leeman, otherwise known as Shchi Cossack. Thanks Cossack!] By my count from the Old Recliner, the Reds now have 38 players on the 40-man roster, so there is room to add players and make starting rotation moves necessary to begin the season.  Bryan Price previously identified […]

The competition surrounding Reds’ rotation is generating most of the hubbub at camp, but with Homer Bailey and John Lamb unfit for the start of the season, a safe assumption can be made that in some order, Anthony DeSclafani, Raisel Iglesias, Michael Lorenzen, Brandon Finnegan, and Jon Moscot will occupy the five starting spots to […]

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between MLB and the MLBPA (players’ union) establishes the framework for determining the salary of major league baseball players. Before a player reaches three years of service time, the club – and the club alone – sets the salary, limited only by minimums established by the CBA. The player has […]