The Reds’ 9th inning comeback fell short Tuesday, as they lost to the Brewers 5-3 on the road at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, AZ. Final R H E   Cincinnati Reds (4-4-1) 3 7 0  Milwaukee Brewers (1-5) 5 9 1 W: K. Lohse (1-0) L: J. Cueto (0-1) SV: D. Goforth (1) | Box Score | MLB.com Recap | AP Recap | Pitching: Johnny Cueto gave up an earned […]

As part of our discussion of the new low-scoring run environment across baseball, let’s take a look at rising fastball velocity and see what effect that may have. Aroldis Chapman has been thrilling Reds fans with his blazing fastball ever since he burst upon the scene in 2010. We all know he set the all-time […]

Improvements have been few and far between this offseason, but this first week of February has had about as much activity as we’ve seen from the Reds’ front office since the Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon trades. Minor league deals have been doled out to Paul Maholm and Kevin Gregg, but Saturday also brought us […]

The Reds lost their fifth straight game on Friday night in St. Louis. David Holmberg allowed two home runs in the first inning, and that was all the Cardinals needed for a 2-1 win. The Reds had the tying run on third base in the 9th inning with one out, but couldn’t score. The Reds […]

NL Central Power Rankings Week 22 *please note: all stats outside of team records only include games played through 8/30/14. 1. St. Louis Cardinals (last week: 2) 73-63, t-1st Place, 521 RS, 528 RA (-7) The St. Louis Cardinals are just 20-19 since the All Star break, and have run differential of -7 this season, yet somehow […]

Former Red, Edinson Volquez took a no-hitter into the 7th inning, before Devin Mesoraco broke it up with a leadoff single. The Reds would eventually take a 1-0 lead in the 8th inning, courtesy of another hit by Mesoraco. Jonathan Broxton couldn’t hold the lead in 8th inning though, as he allowed two earned runs […]

Final R H E   Atlanta Braves (68-63)  3 9 0   Cincinnati Reds (63-68)  5 10 0 W: Simon (13-8) L: Harang (10-8)  FanGraphs Win Probability |   The Worldwide Leader’s Box Score    |   Game Photos The Cincinnati Reds have won back to back games, after going 0-7 in the previous six days. Alfredo Simon gave the Reds seven strong innings […]

[This post was written by Warren Leeman, better known in these parts and the frozen tundra as Shchi Cossack. He’s decloaked for a moment at our request to elaborate on a comment he wrote a few days ago. — spm] The Old Cossack never throws in the towel on a season until the Reds are […]

That would be Bob Castellini. Owner. The man in charge. The Boss. The top dog. The big cheese. The head honcho. If that fact’s been forgotten of late, it was driven home once more by Walt Jocketty shortly after the 4:00pm draft deadline passed the other day. No matter what is expected of the Reds’ […]

Aroldis Chapman recorded the 100th save of his major league career last night – a milestone that divides Reds fans into Team Celebrate and Team Lament. Putting aside the controversies about how the organization has used Chapman, it’s a fitting moment to recognize that the 26-year-old is in the midst of an unprecedented, historic season. […]

“If I have ventured wrongly, very well, life corrects me with a penalty. But if I haven’t ventured at all, who can help me then?”    —Kierkegaard The philosopher in all of us is crying out for Walt Jocketty to do something—anything—to deliver us from the evil of another Cardinal coronation come October. Pay any price. […]

Final R H E   Cincinnati Reds  (51-47) 2 6 1   New York Yankees  (50-47) 3 11 1  W: Chapman (0-3) L: Robertson (1-2)  Box Score |   Play-by-Play    |   Game Thread    |    Photos   |  Win Probability The Reds got swept by the Yankees, in glorious TOOTBLAN fashion. With a runner on third base and 1 out in the 9th inning of a […]