A few weeks back, I wrote a retrospective of the 2005 Houston Astros, who overcame a dreadful 15-30 start to not only reach the postseason, but make it all the way to the World Series. This year’s Reds club also got off to a 15-30 start, so the Astros seemed like the perfect “best case […]

Breathe in, hold for five seconds, and…release. Woosah. What a wild first half for the Reds. After starting the year 3-18 (kind of hard to believe, right?) they battled back and finished the first half 43-53. The Reds saw a manager get fired, the Opening Day starter get injured, the offense turn from joke to […]

The time between now and the July 31 trade deadline may prove as consequential as any two weeks of the Reds multi-year rebuilding process. The team is close to being a contender. That seemed unimaginable in April. But we Reds fans now sense in our bones the wait is months, not years, for a team in […]

The Short Version: Jose Peraza breaks an all-time franchise record, but the Reds fall short in the final game of the first game. Despite the loss, the Reds will go into the All-Star break feeling pretty good about taking two of three in both St. Louis and Cleveland. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (43-53) […]

After that 9-1 beatdown of the Cardinals in the opening game of the series, the Reds will look to continue their red-hot hitting this afternoon at Busch Stadium. First pitch is at 4:10 ET. Starting Pitchers Pitcher IP ERA xFIP K% BB% Luis Castillo 98.1 5.58 3.99 22.0% 8.2% Jack Flaherty 70.0 3.34 3.44 28.4% […]

The Short Version: The Reds beat up on the St. Louis Cardinals, and that’s always a fun way to spend your Friday evening. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (42-52) 9 14 0 St. Louis Cardinals (47-45) 1 4 0 W: Harvey (5-5) L: Martinez (6-5) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Another […]

The Reds (41-52) will try to turn around their fortunes this season against the St. Louis Cardinals (47-44) with a weekend series at Busch Stadium. First pitch for tonight’s game is 8:15 ET. The Reds last faced the Cardinals at GABP one month ago and snapped a 13-game losing streak to St. Louis dating back […]

Sparky used to say there’ll be nights like this. Just have to laugh it off. The Reds won the series. Tomorrow is an off day. Next, three in St. Louis before the All-Star break. Nothing else to see here.  Cincinnati 4 (41-52) • Cleveland 19 (50-41) Box Score || Win % || Statcast Hitters Report || Statcast Pitchers Report Wasn’t Tyler Mahle’s night. Or Tanner Rainey’s. Or Jackson […]

On the heels of their incredible ninth inning comeback last night, the Reds hope to get out the brooms tonight and sweep the Indians into Lake Erie in the series final. Same Bat Time; Same Bat Channel (7:10pm Eastern Fox Sports Ohio). Starting Pitchers Tonight will feature another battle of right handers, Tyler Mahle for the Reds […]

This column feels much more appropriate that it did at the end of April, something for which I could not be more grateful. The Reds, miraculously, look like a team that can compete. If not for the first month of the season, we would all be VERY excited right now. As it is, we’re all […]

The Short Version: Reds offense dominated by an All-Star pitcher for eight innings, but they scored seven runs in the top of the ninth — capped by a bases-clearing double from Joey Votto to grab the lead — and the Reds snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (41-51) […]

Tonight the Reds and Indians square off in middle game of the Cleveland portion of this year’s Ohio Cup. Things got a bit edgy for the Reds in the ninth inning last night but they held on for the win and will be looking to lock down  a series win and the opportunity to break […]