This weekend, the Tampa Bay Rays are using one of their relief pitchers, Sergio Romo, in the first inning of games. I haven’t carefully studied the reasoning for it. At first glance though, regardless of the specific merits, it strikes me as the kind of open-minded thinking in general that I’d want my front office […]

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 […]

The Reds entered play on Monday with one of the worst starting pitching rotations so far in MLB history. The Reds starting pitching staff has the worst FIP (6.14), and the 5th worst ERA (6.13) of any MLB team since 1900. — ɴɪᴄᴋ ᴋɪʀʙy (@Nicholaspkirby) June 5, 2017 The Reds are desperate for anyone […]

For the second week in a row, your regularly scheduled evergreen-style Baseball is Life has been bumped by breaking news. Last week was The Game That Would Not End. This week:  Rally Bird. The Reds were minding their usual business on Sunday afternoon, losing steadily to the Rockies, when a mourning dove arrived in the […]

The Baltimore Orioles were the only team who didn’t make a trip to Cincinnati during the Barack Obama administration. In fact, the last time the Orioles came to Cincinnati, the year was 2005, and the Reds starting pitcher was Ramon Ortiz. The Reds were far from hospitable to the Baltimore ballclub. The Reds scratched across […]

It’s that time of year, Reds fans: The Reds announced Tuesday that their 2017 Caravan will be on the road Jan. 26-29 with stops in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Tennessee. Fans will have an opportunity to see and interact with current and former players, Minor League prospects, front office staff and broadcasters. Each […]

For some time now, I thought it might be a good idea to start doing a Mailbag feature here at Redleg Nation. In fact, almost two years ago, I added one of those reminders to my phone so that I wouldn’t forget that I had this great idea to start doing a mailbag feature. Mostly, […]

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 […]

The Reds got off to a quick start in route to their third consecutive win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds began the first inning with back-to-back singles by Phillips and Votto. Later on in the inning, back-to-back doubles by Bruce and Byrd gave the Reds a 2-0 lead. Eugenio Suarez hit another single […]

Anthony DeSclafani gave up six runs, including three home runs, as the Reds lost 6-3 to the Padres on Monday afternoon. The Reds did collect 13 hits in defeat, but were only able to score three runs. Chris Dominguez drove in two runs for the Reds, and is now tied for the team lead in […]

[This report was filed by John Rohrig, also known as WVRedlegs, who attended the East Tour Reds Caravan stop in Charleston, WV. Thanks, John!] The Cincinnati Reds Winter Caravan 2015 edition rolled into town Friday evening with about 300 fans excitedly waiting inside the Charleston Town Center Mall on a cold and rainy night. The […]

[This great report was filed by loyal Nation member Sam Howard, who attended the East Tour stop of the Reds Caravan last night in Athens. Thanks Sam! If any of the rest of you attend a caravan stop and want to file a report and/or pictures, please send them to] The last (and only […]