Hi Reds Fans!

Lately, I’ve had trouble pleasing everyone with my recap, so today, you get the recap you want. It’s CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE TIME.

The Reds were scheduled to play Cleveland tonight, the result was…

A bad loss that you don’t want to talk about – Proceed to Option 1

A rainout – There was no game here – Proceed to Option 2

A bad loss and you want to wallow – Proceed to Option 3

A bad loss and you want reason to hope – Proceed to Option 4

Option 1

Milton was unhappy with Cincinnati's performance tonight.

Milton was unhappy with Cincinnati’s performance tonight.

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Jason has been a fan of the Reds since he was born. He really had no choice in the matter. He has been writing at Redleg Nation for a few years, and also writes and edits at The Hardball Times. His debut novel, When the Sparrow Sings, is available now and concerns baseball, among other things. You can find more information at jasonlinden.com.

Despite Homer Bailey making his 2015 debut, the Reds (5-6) lost their third game in a row and were defeated for the sixth time in seven games, dropping below .500 for the first time all season. The loss means Cincinnati still hasn’t claimed a series victory in St. Louis since September of 2011. Final R […]

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Wednesday’s big news came off the field, as Reds announced that their starting rotation to begin the season will be Johnny Cueto (two thumbs up), Mike Leake (thumbs up), Anthony DeSclafani (intrigued), Jason Marquis (sigh) and Raisel Iglesias (intrigued). On the field, the Reds’ arms did not exactly enjoy a banner performance. Final R H E […]

It was only the second day of actual baseball, but Wednesday’s Reds-Indians tilt held some intrigue because Anthony DeSclafani and Raisel Iglesias made their Reds “debuts.” One guy had a good day. The other guy did not. On the hitting side of things, Billy Hamilton flashed the skill set that makes his potential so enticing. Pitching: DeSclafani […]

Games Played on 9/1/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Louisville RHP, Pedro Villarreal, threw 6 innings of shutout baseball against the Indians. He allowed only 2 hits, didn’t walk a batter, and struck out 8. That runs his record in AAA to 4-9 on the season and his ERA stands at 4.43. His WHIP […]

Games Played on 8/25/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: 35 year old Mike Hessman went 3-4 with 2 homers and drove in 5 runs with a walk. On the season, Hessman slashline is .240/.326/.496 and hit his 24th and 25th homers. AAA Louisville 8 – Indianapolis 4 Mike Hessman went 3-4 with 2 homers […]

Games Played on 8/29/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Chad Rogers allowed just 3 hits over 7 innings for his second straight start. He allowed just one run, the three hits and two walks while striking out four.

Louisville 2 – Columbus 1

Chad Rogers allowed just one run, three hits and two walks over 7 innings while striking out four. Curtis Partch and Jose Diaz combined to keep the Clippers off the board over the final two innings.

Derrick Robinson and Neftali Soto each had a pair of hits. Henry Rodriguez singled, walked and stole second base twice. Corky Miller is back with the Bats on a rehab assignment and went 1-for-2 with a walk as the team’s DH.

Billy Hamilton only reached once on a first inning single, stole 2nd and 3rd base (75th of the year) but was left stranded 90 feet from home plate.

Mobile 2 – Pensacola 1

Carlos Contreras allowed a run, 3 hits, 4 walks, hit a batter and struck out 2 in 5.1 innings. While wild in the game, the lone run he allowed came on a solo homerun. Parker Frazier (1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K) surrendered the other run in the 7th inning.

Donald Lutz (2-for-4) hit a pair of doubles. Yorman Rodriguez (1-for-4) doubled and scored the only Pensacola run. Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Tucker Barnhart (1-for-4) knocked in Rodriguez and also threw out a runner trying to steal second base.

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Games Played on 08/26/13 Minor League Player of the Day: Billings SP Luke Moran: He got the win as he went 6 IP and allowed 0 R on 2 H and 2 BB with 7 K. AAA Louisville 2 – Columbus 1 Neftali Soto and Felix Perez hit back to back solo HRs in the […]

Minor League Player of the Day: Joe Jocketty (AZL Reds) – Jocketty went 1-1 with a run scored and an RBI.  So why is he the player of the day?  Because he reached base 5 times with 4 walks on top of his lone hit.  Jocketty has only played in 9 games this season and recorded […]

Games Played on 8/18/2013 Minor League Player of the Day: Adam Matthews, 23 year old outfielder of the Billings Mustangs, went 4-4 yesterday with with 2 doubles and a triple. He scored 2 runs and drove in 3. He also collected a walk. Matthews was the Reds 19th round pick in 2012, putting together a […]