The season is now over. It was not great. It was really, really not great. Mostly because of pitching. I wrote about that here. But there is one aspect of the team fans should feel good about. Because of injuries and slumps, it wasn’t so apparent at the end of the season, but the offense […]

The Short Version: Reds lose their final game of the 2018 season, closing out yet another miserable campaign. Final — 10 innings R H E Pittsburgh Pirates (82-79) 6 10 2 Cincinnati Reds (67-95) 5 5 1 W: Feliz (1-2) L: Stephens (2-3) S: Vazquez (37) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Sal […]

The Short Story: Anthony Desclafani allowed 3 runs through 5 innings; but, a 2 run home run by Eugenio Suarez had the Reds in the game. Then in the sixth inning, Wandy Peralta loaded the bases with no outs; and when the dust cleared, the Pirates had added 2 more runs. With the help of shaky […]

As the Cincinnati Reds mercifully open their season-ending three-game series against the Pirates tonight at 6:40 Eastern time at Great American Ball Park, pretty much everyone is glad that this forgettable season is coming to an end. It’s the fourth straight season with 90-plus losses, a team record. There are some positive signs buried in […]

Pie in the face was a staple practical joke in the era of silent movies. Lately, it’s what the Reds have been doing to their fans, losing to the worst teams in baseball. The Reds are now 63-77 under Jim Riggleman, 23-39 since the All-Star break. Cincinnati Reds 3 (66-92) • Kansas City Royals 4 (55-102) Box […]

After the Scooter Gennett show last night that saw him drive in all four runs and seal the win with a diving play, the Reds (66-88) look to build on that success in the second game of the series against the Marlins (59-93). First pitch will be at 7:10 ET. Starting Pitchers Pitcher IP ERA […]

Way back at the beginning of this fateful season, when some of us were convinced the Reds could sneak into the playoffs, I decided to make some predictions. My crystal ball was full of optimism, hopeful that young players could step forward and that the front office would do something, anything that made sense. I […]

After a 2-4 start to the last road trip of the season, the Reds (65-88) look to finish strong in Miami. First pitch is at 7:10 ET. The Marlins (59-92) currently sit in last place in the NL East, traded all of the star players, and are struggling to average 10,000 fans a game–their average […]

The Short Version: I dunno what to tell you. This isn’t fun. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (65-88) 0 2 0 Milwaukee Brewers (87-66) 7 7 0 W: Gonzalez (9-11) L: Harvey (7-9) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Scooter Gennett reached base three times, on a single and two walks. (He […]

The Reds and Brewers conclude their 2018 season series tonight with game 3 of the current set at Miller Park. With a win, the Reds can record a series victory over the Brewers and pull to an even 3-3 on their current road trip  before moving on to Miami for 4 games to conclude the […]

Sure, it was just one game. Four innings. But Michael Lorenzen’s performance tonight was a much-needed dose of “maybe next year can be better” for Reds fans. He looked as overpowering and dominant as any Reds starter this year. Lorenzen had Brewers hitters off balance and retired the last seven batters he faced. He commands […]

Having made the 100 mile trip north up the west  shore of Lake Michigan from Chicago to Milwaukee, the Reds take on the Brewers in the first  game of a three game set tonight. The Brewers (85-65) hold the #1 position in the NL wildcard chase 3 games clear of the Dodgers and Cardinals who […]