It was the summer of 2013. Dusty Baker’s Cincinnati Reds won 90 games and qualified for the postseason for the third time in four seasons. In contrast, the Chicago Cubs finished 66-96, posting the second-worst record in baseball. The Cubs chose a third baseman out of the University of San Diego with the second pick […]

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 Reds failed to extend their 3-game winning streak, falling to the Pirates in the struggle for 4th place in the NL Central. Joey Votto missed a game-tying extra-base hit by one foot with two outs in the 9th.  Cincinnati Reds 2 (25-44) • Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (34-35) Box Score || Win % || Reds Pitcher Statcast || Reds Hitter Statcast Matt Harvey was OK. He gave […]

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 […]

Billy Hamilton stole second off Yadi Molina on the first pitch.  Hamilton had entered the game in the 7th inning to pinch run for Ryan Ludwick. Todd Frazier drove in Hamilton for the game’s only score. Chris Heisey took Ludwick’s place in left field. Homer Bailey, for the second time in a week, shut out […]

I was fully supportive of the Reds rebuild. I called for the Reds to start the rebuild early. I even called for the Reds to trade Todd Frazier when he was at the top of his game in a Reds uniform. I patiently sat through the Reds 64-98 2015 season. I patiently sat through the […]

The Short Version: A huge day by Billy Hamilton and solid work by the Reds pitching staff leads the Reds to their first victory over the Cardinals in ten games this season. Final R H E St. Louis Cardinals (35-28) 3 11 0 Cincinnati Reds (23-43) 6 5 1 W: DeSclafani (1-1) L: Martinez (3-3) […]

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 […]

Final (10) R H E St. Louis Cardinals (34-27) 7 8 0 Cincinnati Reds (22-42) 6 13 1 W: Norris (3-1) L: Iglesias (1-1) S: Brebbia (2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Scott Schebler had 4 hits tonight, which is good. He’s doing that thing where he hits the crap out of the ball […]

The Short Version: The Reds clawed back from a 5-2 deficit to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, and Jesse Winker walked it off in the bottom of the 13th. Reds win! Final — 13 innings R H E Colorado Rockies (32-30) 5 13 0 Cincinnati Reds (22-41) 7 10 1 W: […]

The Short Version: The Cincinnati Reds have lost four in a row, and seven of their last nine. Including tonight’s contest against the Colorado Rockies. This is a dumpster fire. Final R H E Colorado Rockies (32-29) 6 8 1 Cincinnati Reds (21-41) 3 11 1 W: Gray (6-6) L: Romano (3-7) S: Davis (20) FanGraphs […]