Final R H E Atlanta Braves (12-10) 7 11 1 Cincinnati Reds (5-18) 9 12 0 W: Jared Hughes (1-2)   L: Max Fried (0-1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast   Tyler Mahle flirted with a no-hitter. The Reds now have a winning streak for the first time in 2018. But what happened in between those two […]

We’re at the half-way point of our fundraising week. Nothing like asking people for hard-earned money so they can read even more about their team’s historically awful start to the season. But that’s where we are! A word on the Jim Riggleman Era. When the Reds interim manager was interviewed before his first game leading […]

That’s the way it’s supposed to work. Dominant pitching from Luis Castillo. Hitting up and down the lineup. Sure, the Brewers were without Ryan Braun (back), Christian Yelich (DL oblique), Eric Thames (groin), their starting catcher (DL calf) and backup catcher (DL shoulder). But even if all those guys were healthy, it wouldn’t have helped […]

So how bad is it? It snowed on April 9. In the first week of the 2018 season, the Reds lost as many starting players (2) as they had wins. Manager Bryan Price was still making some head-scratching decisions. Some were saying the season is over after just 8 games. It hasn’t gotten better, as […]

Two years ago, Amir Garrett was the Reds’ minor league pitcher of the year. His prospect stock hit an all-time high, and he was one of the organization’s most promising arms among a sea of talent. Flash forward to today and the 6-foot-5 left-hander has arguably never looked better on the mound. Yet, he’s not in […]

Another professional team has demonstrated the fruits of going through the dreaded “rebuild” process through which the Reds are currently slogging. The NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers have made the NBA playoffs, riding the momentum of a 15-game winning streak at the end of the current season. This is a team that following the 2013 season, decided […]

The Short Version: There really is no short version. It was a 12-inning game and in all the confusion of extra innings and bunts and pinch-hitting pitchers, I originally forgot to write the short version. So here it is: Reds lose. Final — 12 innings R H E Cincinnati Reds (2-9) 3 11 1 Philadelphia […]

Yesterday, I planned to run a poll to gauge how ready the fan base was to stop waiting and have the Reds put their foot on the collective gas. Well, I ran that poll and posting it here is pointless. Essentially the fan base wants the 25 best players on the roster either NOW or […]

Winning is fun. The Reds (2-5) should try that more often, huh? After a rough first week of the season, the club finally broke through against the Pirates (6-2) last night to erase the taste of a particularly ugly loss on Friday. They’ll try to turn it into a winning streak today as they wrap […]

Bullpen usage is on the rise around baseball. Relievers threw 16,469 2/3 innings last season, setting the MLB record for the second year in a row. (Phillies manager Gabe Kapler seems determined for his team to break that record on its own this season.) The cause is multi-facted. With elbow injuries increasing, managers are trying […]

UPDATE NOTE: Tonight’s Game has been cancelled.  It will be made up as part of a day/ night DH on May 19 We can all relax and exhale at least a bit following the Reds victory over the Cubs on Monday. Whatever else this 2018 edition of the Reds may do or not do, they […]

Sometimes, when the pitching is outstanding, a single run holds up. That’s what happened this afternoon at the Great American Ball Park as our Cincinnati Reds busted into the win column with a victory over the stupid Chicago Cubs. The Reds go for a series sweep tomorrow. Chicago Cubs 0 • Cincinnati Reds 1 || Box Score || Win % || Exit Velocities […]