Last September, the LA Dodgers strode into Cincinnati having won 36 of 46 games after the All-Star break. The Reds themselves began the series with a bit of momentum, having won three out of four at home from the first-place St. Louis Cardinals. The series fell on Joe Morgan weekend that featured the emotional reunion […]

I’m only just starting this and it feels mean. I don’t like writing that I think a player should be cut, but I try to be honest with myself, and if I’m being honest, Ryan Ludwick needs to go. Two years ago, Ludwick signed a two-year extension. At the time, I didn’t mind it. I […]

We are about 1/4 of the way through the season now, and I thought I might be good this week to return to something I did early on and take a look at each spot in the lineup to see what kind of production the Reds are getting. 1. Billy Hamilton (.260/.300/.359) 80 wRC+ Of […]

The first week and a half of the season was terrifying. It was terrifying because the Reds looked like our worst fears. Plenty of pitching, but good luck finding enough runs to win. Since then, however, things have turned around a bit. As I write this, the Reds have scored at least four runs eight […]

Final R H E Tampa Bay Rays  1  5  0 Cincinnati Reds  0  4  0 W: A. Cobb (1-1)   L:  A. Simon (1-1)   S:  G. Balfour (4) Box Score   |   Play-by-Play    |    Stats    |    Depth Chart    |    FanGraphs Win Probability The Good The Reds continue to pitch very, very well, despite […]

Final R H E Tampa Bay Rays  (6-5)  2  6  0 Cincinnati Reds  (3-7)  1  4  0 W: D. Price (2-0)   L:  J. Cueto (0-2)   S:  G. Balfour (3) Box Score   |   Play-by-Play    |    Stats    |    Depth Chart    |    FanGraphs Win Probability The Good Johnny Cueto had far from his best […]

Last week, we had only a one game sample. This week, we’re up to seven games as I’m writing this before the Tuesday night game. At this point in the season, the samples are still far from reliable, so what I’m really looking for here are positive and negative trends. I’m not going to address […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds  (2-5)  3  10  1 St. Louis Cardinals  (4-3)  5  9  0 W: Wacha (1-0)   L:  Cingrani (0-1) Box Score   |   Play-by-Play    |    Photos    |    Depth Chart    |    FanGraphs Win Probability The Good Brayan Peña had three hits. Ryan Ludwick had two hits. Nick Christiani pitched two shutout innings of relief. The Reds scored […]

Here again is a taste of what opposing announcing teams have to say about the Cincinnati Reds. Gary Cohen and Ron Darling call the game for the New York Mets. They love Brandon Phillips and hate Cincinnati Chili. [Cueto on the mound, Game 2] DARLING: He’s got a little Catch 22 in his mechanics for […]

Power Rankings Week 1 1. St. Louis Cardinals (last week: 1): 3-3, 3rd Place, 1.0 GB, 17 RS, 22 RA (-5) The Cardinals got off to a great start to the season, taking two of three from the Reds in Cincinnati. They did however struggle this weekend in Pittsburgh, dropping two of three. The Cardinals […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds  (2-4)  2  8  0 New York Metropolitans  (2-4)  1  4  0 W: Simon (1-0)   L:  Neise (1-1)  S: Parra (1) Box Score   |   Play-by-Play    |    Photos    |    Depth Chart    |    FanGraphs Win Probability The Good Alfredo Simon started his first game since September 2011, when he took the mound for the Baltimore Orioles […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds  (1-4)  3  7  1 New York Metropolitans  (2-3)  6  6  0 W: Torres (1-0)   L:  Hoover (1-1)  HR: Ludwick (1), Phillips (1) Box Score   |   Play-by-Play    |    Photos    |    Depth Chart    |    FanGraphs Win Probability  The Good Johnny Cueto threw another great game, giving up five hits and three walks over seven innings. He […]