Tonight the Reds continue to pursue an elusive first win following the All Star break in game 2 of the current series versus the DBacks at GABP.  In the five games played after the break, the Reds have allowed 46 runs while scoring 14. While neither of those numbers are good, the 46 runs allowed […]

Final R H E Arizona Diamondbacks (54-39) 11 12 0 Cincinnati Reds (39-54) 2 6 0 W: Ray (9-4) L: Romano (1-2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Are you kidding? The Bad –Sal Romano wasn’t bad, exactly, but he was not efficient and when he began to get tired, the wheels came off […]

The last three days have been rough to watch. I’m sure they haven’t been pleasant for the team, manager, coaches and front office. But let’s focus on silver linings. Did you know the Cincinnati Reds are squarely in the running for the third selection in next June’s amateur draft? If Madison Bumgarner returns to form […]

Coming into today’s game massacre the Washington Nationals led the National League in scoring runs by a wide margin. They were first in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging. They were fourth in raw power, trailing the Dodgers and Brewers, two other first place teams. The Nats are near the top of the league in […]

Final R H E Washington Nationals (53-36) 5 9 0 Cincinnati Reds (39-50) 0 7 0 W: Gonzalez (8-4) L: Adleman (5-7) S: Grace (1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Adam Duvall had two hits, including a double. –The Reds bullpen — Ariel Hernandez, Asher Wojciechowski, Drew Storen, Tony Cingrani — pitched 4.2 […]

It’s a fun question to ponder, but settling on an answer was harder than I expected. I’ve never witnessed a no-hitter or perfect game, never seen someone homer four times or collect hit #4,192, and never experienced division-clinching walk-off heroics. After mentally rewinding through three decades of fandom (and taking a quick glance through some […]

I was happy to see Steve recently reference Norm Charlton’s contributions as a starter during Cincinnati’s 1990 World Championship season. Twenty-seven years later, most Reds fans remember Charlton as a Nasty Boy, a hard-throwing setup man (and occasional Mike Scioscia bulldozer) who set the stage commendably for his fellow Nasties Rob Dibble and Randy Myers. […]

To be frank, I don’t associate the Fourth of July with patriotism, tea throwing parties, declarations, or even fireworks. Red, white, and blue are just complementary colors for a day all about the beige and slightly burnt orange. That’s right, the Fourth of July means one thing and thing alone: hot dog eating contests. Growing […]

The Reds are 4-1 this home stand and have a 23-19 record at GABP this year. The stupid Cubs are 40-41. We’re glad to pile on their self-doubt and nagging feeling that it’s all falling apart. Worried that people will come to the conclusion last year was a fluke? Sure hope this weekend hasn’t contribute […]

[This report was submitted by loyal Nation member Jimmy Adams, aka VaRedFan. Thanks, Jimmy!] Friday June 23, my son Justin, who is home after his 1st year of college at VMI (Virginia Military Institute), and I took the 3 hour drive north to Washington from Southeastern Virginia, to catch a couple of games against the […]

Luis Castillo’s 107th pitch of the evening was a 99 MPH fastball that was perfectly placed for a huge strikeout. It is moments like that you cling to during a rebuilding season. Castillo was certainly not perfect on this evening, and was aided by some spectacular Cincinnati defense. However, Castillo struck out nine batters over […]

To their credit, the Brewers are in first place in the NL Central. But their Achilles heel of starting pitching was on full, crippling display tonight. Junior Guerra, fronting a glitzy 3.11 ERA was also toting an ugly 6.04 FIP and 5.82 xFIP. We know which of those numbers to believe. The Reds hitters battered […]