Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (60-83) 3 7 2 San Francisco Giants (76-68) 5 7 0 W: Kontos (3-2) L: Sampson (2-5) S: Casilla (33) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Ramon Cabrera was 4-4 tonight with a double. Good for that kid. –In the seventh inning, Jay Bruce absolutely destroyed a […]

Final R H E Pittsburgh Pirates (83-55) 5 7 1 Cincinnati Reds (57-81) 4 6 0 W: Happ (9-7) L: Sampson (2-4) S: Melancon (44) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –No Red had more than one hit, but Todd Frazier hit his 31st homer and drove in a second run with a […]

Final R H E Los Angeles Dodgers (69-56) 7 10 1 Cincinnati Redlegs (52-73) 4 8 1 W: Anderson (8-8) L: Holmberg (1-4) S: Jansen (25) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Not a lot to say here, but kudos to Pedro Villareal for throwing 3.1 innings of one-hit, no-run baseball after the […]

Final R H E Kansas City Royals (73-46) 4 11 0 Cincinnati Redlegs (51-67) 3 9 0 W: Guthrie (1-0) L: Sampson (2-2) S: Davis (10) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Back to back homers by Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips in the first. That’s always a good thing. –Pedro Villareal came […]

Chin up. Raisel Iglesias is going to be a good starting pitcher. Really good. Iglesias has shown flashes of dominance in several of his starts as he did today through four innings. That he hasn’t been able to sustain it is understandable. Iglesias didn’t pitch last year as he made his way to Great American […]

Final — 13 innings R H E Cincinnati Reds (34-37) 5 17 2 Pittsburgh Pirates (40-32) 4 11 2 W: Villareal (1-2) L: Scahill (2-4) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Todd Frazier had three hits, including an RBI single in the first, and he tied the game with a two-run homer in […]

Final R H E Miami Marlins (29-40) 0 4 0 Cincinnati Reds (31-35) 5 9 0 W: Leake (4-4) L: Haren (6-4) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –It all starts with Mike Leake. Leake took a no-hitter into the sixth; in the end, he tossed seven shutout innings, allowing only two hits […]

Here’s the conventional wisdom about J.J. Hoover: Hoover had two pretty good years (2012, 2013) in the Reds bullpen, then was terrible last year. Marty Brennaman recently referred to Hoover’s 2014 season as one of the worst any reliever has ever had. Hoover has bounced back strongly this year. That’s the standard tale and there’s a superficial […]

The pitching match-up between Tyson Ross and Jon Moscot turned out about how we thought it would. But Ross’s dominance of the Reds was cut short thanks to the merciful hour-long rain delay. Just maybe with Ross out of the game, the Reds might win a battle of the bullpens … Sure. The Reds were […]

After a quick–albeit mostly unsuccessful–trip to Philadelphia, the Reds (23-29) are back in the Queen City for a six-game homestand against the Padres and Phillies. Also, the Warriors won over the Cavs in OT last night, so the road just hasn’t been kind to Ohio sports over the past few days (the Indians did win […]

Aroldis Chapman hadn’t given up a run all year before yesterday. He’s now surrendered the losing run in two consecutive games. That’s the law of being human taking a victory lap. But the pitching staff only allowed two runs which should be good enough. The Reds haven’t hit well enough to win. Billy Hamilton, Marlon […]

Daniel Corcino filled in brilliantly in his first career MLB start, after Reds scheduled starter Mat Latos was scratched because of a bone bruise. Corcino allowed just two hits in six innings, but it wasn’t enough. The Brewers got a walk-off win off Jumbo Diaz, a big win for a struggling team still fighting for a playoff […]