The Short Version: The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Cubs thanks to the big bat of Eugenio Suarez. The good guys have now won five in a row, and eight of their last ten. Are you not entertained? Final R H E Chicago Cubs (42-31) 3 4 1 Cincinnati Reds (30-45) 6 12 1 W: Castillo […]

The date was April 21, 2017. The Reds had gotten off to a surprisingly good start, entering play that day with a 9-7 record and a one-half game lead over the Cubs in the National League Central Division. The Cubs were the opponent that evening at Great American Ball Park. Behind the pitching and hitting […]

The Reds bullpen has been good recently. In fact, it’s been very good. After struggling in April through the mercifully short lived Gallardo/Quackenbush Era, and a return to health for Michael Lorenzen and David Hernandez, the Reds relief corp has quickly become one of the best in the game. In the month of May, the […]

The Short Version: Reds lose. Again. But at least Brandon Dixon hit his first MLB homer. That was fun for him, one would imagine. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (25-45) 2 7 0 Pittsburgh Pirates (35-35) 6 10 1 W: Nova (4-5) L: Castillo (4-8) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Jesse […]

Football is often called a “game of inches,” and last night, we all saw how baseball can be, too. Although the Reds (25-44) had plenty of chances to score more than two runs, they were still on the verge of tying the game in the ninth inning with Billy Hamilton on second base and Joey […]

As much as I want to write more about the Reds rebuild, or how the team will be good with one or two more prospects, or how maybe we just need (another) management change, I really don’t want to write about that. I can’t take it right now. Writing about the Reds at this point […]

The Short Version: The Cardinals jump out to a 5-0 lead, but home run heroics from Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker can’t bring the Reds all the way back. Cincinnati drops to 0-9 this season against St. Louis. Final R H E St. Louis Cardinals (35-27) 6 7 0 Cincinnati Reds (22-43) 4 10 0 […]

Today’s Reds lineup might be as good as Manager Jim Riggleman can concoct at this point in time. (See below.) He’s riding two hot hands, Scott Schebler batting leadoff and Jesse Winker batting sixth – the opposite of where we would normally expect to see them in the lineup. Batting in the leadoff spot the […]

Late last season, the Reds starting pitching situation looked promising. They had an abundance of young, talented pitchers ready to resuscitate a rotation that was on life support from a couple years of either pitchers past their prime (Bronson Arroyo) or castoffs from other organizations (Asher Wojciechowski, Lisalverto Bonilla, Tim Adleman, etc.). The new-found health […]

The Short Version: Despite homers from Scooter Gennett and Eugenio Suarez — and a triple from Joey Votto — the Reds drop two out of three to San Diego and limp home after losing three consecutive series on the road. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (21-39) 3 12 0 San Diego Padres (27-34) 6 […]

After last night’s game in which Matt Harvey’s trade value decreased and no one except Curt Casali could hit a rookie lefty pitcher, the Reds (21-38) and Padres (26-34) face each other in the rubber match of the series. It’s an odd start time for this game, as on a Sunday evening, first pitch is at […]

Things in RedsLand have been so crazy lately that it’s hard to formulate a poll. For instance, I put up a poll asking about the rotation and a few hours later, Homer was headed to the bullpen (the poll results strongly support this move). Anthony DeSclafani just made what will probably be his final rehab […]