The Short Version: Reds get a strong start from Anthony DeSclafani, and the bullpen shut down the Giants long enough for Phillip Ervin to hit a walkoff home run in the 11th inning. Final — 11 innings R H E San Francisco Giants (61-62) 1 8 0 Cincinnati Reds (53-69) 2 11 0 W: Hernandez […]

Final R H E Cleveland Indians (69-51) 4 5 1 Cincinnati Reds (52-69) 3 10 0 W: Dan Otero (2-1)  L: Cody Reed (0-1) SV: Brad Hand (28) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast In a game that saw 15 hits and eight walks and lasted nearly three-and-a-half hours, only seven total runs were scored in the finale of the […]

Today is Wednesday which means the third and final game of the current series between the Reds and Indians is on tap tonight at GABP. The Reds chances of garnering the 2018 Ohio Cup are gone, washed down the Ohio river by a deluge of  Indians runs in the first 2 games of the series.  […]

Strange night. The game was tied 2-2 at the start of the 6th inning and 9-2 at the end. Cleveland notched 18 hits and 2 intentional walks. In the 9th inning, relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen played right field and singled; and right fielder Brandon Dixon played relief pitcher and retired the top of the Cleveland lineup in […]

The Short Version: The Redlegs returned home and shut out the Arizona Diamondbacks behind a sterling performance from Anthony DeSclafani. Final R H E Arizona Diamondbacks (64-53) 0 5 1 Cincinnati Reds (51-65) 3 9 0 W: DeSclafani (6-3) L: Buchholz (5-2) S: Iglesias (22) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Outstanding work […]

In addition to my recent proclivity for Hawaiian shirts, I’ve also taken a fancy to obscure Minor League baseball jerseys. I mention this solely because scrolling through pages and pages of eBay auctions looking for the perfect blend of absurdity and savvy design has reminded how beautiful the sport of Minor League baseball is. You […]

For years, I’ve followed both Jonah Keri’s and Fangraphs’ versions of establishing top-50 MLB Trade Value lists. Both annual rankings seek to provide an idea of how the baseball industry values its players, creating a sort of “absolute value” for what players could fetch on the open market. It’s a delicate balance of friendly contracts, […]

The Nationals swept the Reds to open the season. Since then, the Nats have won just three more games than the Reds and have a losing record. On Opening Day, Max Schurzer (6 IP, 0 ER) out-dueled Homer Bailey (6 IP, 1 ER). Tonight was a continuation of that dominance. The Reds have now lost […]

Homer Bailey shocked the baseball world when he put together an outstanding performance against the St. Louis Cardinals. Bailey pitched into the 7th inning, allowing just two runs, while striking out eight batters. There was one major problem, and it was déjà vu in the Queen City. For an unfathomable second consecutive night, the Cardinals […]

At least the rain didn’t start until the Reds Hall of Fame induction ceremony was over. After Anthony DeSclafani pitched a clean first inning, the Reds first 2 batters of the game drew walks. Joey Votto then hit into a double play; Eugenio Suárez hit a warning track fly out to end the inning. From […]

The baseball regular season resumes on the banks of the Ohio River tonight, as two teams riding waves of resurgence go at it at Great American Ball Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won seven of their last eight, including a five-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers last weekend. Prior to the break, the Reds won […]

A few weeks back, I wrote a retrospective of the 2005 Houston Astros, who overcame a dreadful 15-30 start to not only reach the postseason, but make it all the way to the World Series. This year’s Reds club also got off to a 15-30 start, so the Astros seemed like the perfect “best case […]