Don’t look now (or maybe, yes, do look) the Cincinnati Reds went 5-2 on the dreaded West coast road trip. That’s good for any team, but great for one that limped out of April with a 7-22 record. The good guys have won 7 of the last 9.  The team has an off day on […]

All good things end eventually and so it went for the Reds six game winning streak yesterday. However today is a new day and a chance for the Reds to start a new winning streak  against the Giants in game 2 of the current series at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Game time is 10:15pm […]

At the top of the 2018 season, the Reds had four prospects in’s Top 100 — Nick Senzel, Hunter Greene, Taylor Trammel, and Tyler Mahle. On its face, that’s a strong system. I mean a top 10, three top 50, and four total premier prospects: What is there to complain about? But then consider […]

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 […]

Big news out of Reds camp today, as the club made a number of cuts: Today the Reds optioned to Class AAA Louisville RHP Jackson Stephens and RHP Robert Stephenson; reassigned to minor league camp RHP Dylan Floro, RHP Tanner Rainey, C Joe Hudson, IF/OF Rosell Herrera, OF Ben Revere and OF Mason Williams; released […]

Narratives separated by eight months: February 2017: The Reds finished 68-94 last season, fifth place in the National League Central division. The club’s starting rotation enters 2017 with considerable uncertainty: (1) veteran pitcher who didn’t pitch until June, but who started every turn afterward; (2) quality veteran who was injured last season, hopes to return […]

The Short Version: In the penultimate game of the 2017 season, the Reds laid yet another egg. Please let this season end soon. Please? Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (67-94) 0 8 1 Chicago Cubs (92-69) 9 10 0 W: Lester (13-8) L: Stephens (2-1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –The […]

With two games left, the Reds (67-93) are certainly not ending the season on a high note. They lost another one-run game yesterday afternoon — dropping their record in such contests to 13-22 — and have now dropped nine of the last 10. They’ll look to turn their fortunes around against the Cubs (91-69) this […]

The Short Version: Reds lead 4-1 in the eighth, only to see the game slip through the fingers of Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias. Cincinnati’s top four hitters reached base half of the time, and the team got a quality start from Jackson Stephens, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a Boston sweep. The Reds […]

As the Reds close out the 2017 home season against the Red Sox today at Great American Ball Park, the stadium crowd will be a “partial sellout,” a term I use to describe professional sports stadiums and arenas with small crowds. Many of the people who will be there today are the kind of Reds […]

The Reds expect their rotation to improve in 2018 and how could they not. This season, the Reds gave 46 combined starts to Lisalverto Bonilla, Bronson Arroyo, Tim Adelman, and Asher Wojciechowski. Next year, they expect to pitch only guys who may have a future as starters with the team. A couple of weeks ago, […]

Final R H E St. Louis Cardinals (79-72) 9 11 0 Cincinnati Reds (66-86) 2 6 0 W: Luke Weaver (7-1)  L: Rookie Davis (1-3) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast On Tuesday, rookie Jackson Stephens hit a wall when facing the St. Louis Cardinals lineup for the second time. It was déjà vu on Wednesday night. […]