Reds, your bullpen…woof!
2016 Reds

Reds, your bullpen…woof!

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 … Continue reading

The first seven games
2016 Reds

The first seven games

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 … Continue reading

162-0
Titanic Struggle Recap

162-0

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. … Continue reading