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 2018 battle for the Ohio Cup resumes tonight at GABP as the Reds (52-66; 4-6 last 10) meet the Indians (66-51; 7-3 last 10) in the first game of a 3 game set. The Reds took 2 of 3 from the Indians in Cleveland back in July and need to at least repeat that […]

Turns out the Cincinnati Reds can win baseball games against first-place teams with a starting lineup that includes Dilson Herrera, Phillip Ervin, Brandon Dixon and Curt Casali. The Reds have won the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks and go for the sweep tomorrow, with Luis Castillo on the mound, at 1:10 p.m. before hosting Cleveland […]

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 Short Version: Sal Romano and the Reds pitchers hold the Mets to four hits, while Phillip Ervin and Scooter Gennett lead the Reds offense in a 6-1 win in New York. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (50-64) 6 10 0 New York Mets (46-65) 1 4 0 W: Romano (7-9) L: Vargas (2-8) […]

The Short Version: Reds waste some good pitching, and drop a narrow contest against the Nationals. Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (49-63) 1 7 0 Washington Nationals (57-54) 2 8 0 W: Roark (6-12) L: Castillo (6-9) S: Herrera (3) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –Effective outing for Luis Castillo: 5.1 […]

Matt Harvey pitched for the Reds tonight instead of Robert Stephenson, Cody Reed or Lucas Sims. If it’s the case that the Reds couldn’t attract a decent offer for Harvey before the trade deadline, it’s hard to see that prospect improving much, if at all. How long will the Reds keep giving valuable rotation opportunities […]

Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (48-59) 1 5 0 Detroit Tigers (46-62) 2 3 0 W: Matthew Boyd (6-9)  L: Homer Bailey (1-8)  SV: Shane Greene (22) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast The Hitters Phillip Ervin had a nice day at the plate (though it wasn’t so nice in other aspects), going 2-for-4 with a double and a […]

Tonight the Reds open a 10 game road trip with the first of two games versus the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. The Reds (48-58; 5th place NL Central) are 5-5 in 10 games since the All Star break. After being swept by the Pirates in their first post break series, they  have bounced back […]

The Reds proved to be very hospitable to the Philadelphia Phillies in the first game of a four game series at Great American Ballpark. Reds pitchers allowed seven home runs to the Phillies on Thursday evening, tying both the Phillies team record, and the Reds record for home runs allowed. Tyler Mahle could not record […]