The Short Version: Cincinnati collects just three singles, and Tyler Mahle surrenders three long-balls as the Reds drop the final game of the series to the stupid Cubs. Final R H E Chicago Cubs (25-19) 6 10 0 Cincinnati Reds (16-32) 1 3 1 W: Darvish (1-3) L: Mahle (3-6) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box […]

Game 1: The Best  Cincinnati Reds 5 (16-30) • Chicago Cubs 4 (23-19) Box Score || Win % || Reds Pitcher Statcast || Reds Hitter Statcast Luis Castillo pitched five innings giving up one run. Castillo struggled a bit with his control, giving up four unintentional walks. He struck out four. Castillo loaded the bases in the first inning on two hits and a walk a […]

Which one of these is not like the other? It’s a list of the current Reds bullpen pitchers sorted by the statistic of strikeout percentage minus walk percentage (K%-BB%) for the 2018 season. I included the major league average for relief pitchers to provide context. Why focus on strikeouts and walks? Here’s a succinct explanation offered […]

Don’t look now (or maybe, yes, do look) the Cincinnati Reds went 5-2 on the dreaded West coast road trip. That’s good for any team, but great for one that limped out of April with a 7-22 record. The good guys have won 7 of the last 9.  The team has an off day on […]

The Reds meet the Giants at 3:45ET this afternoon to wrap up their 7 game west coast swing. They will be looking to salvage a victory from this series after falling 5-3 to the Giants last night.  Here is Matt Habel’s RLN recap of that action. Let’s hope the guys get the job done today because a […]

I’ll begin with a confession: Twice in the past 27 years, I actually considered becoming a Dodgers fan. The first time was as a 13-year-old in November of 1991, when Eric Davis was traded. As I touched on this in my introductory Redleg Nation column last year, I’ll let cut and paste do their jobs: […]

The first inning hadn’t even come to a close, and it already felt like a lost cause. Tyler Mahle was getting squeezed. Joey Votto couldn’t field. The pitch count ticked toward 30. The Dodgers drew first blood. The game seemed over before the Reds had gotten three outs. If you think I’m being overdramatic, consider […]

The Short Version: Hours after trading Devin Mesoraco for Matt Harvey, the Reds win their ninth game of the season. The trade is clearly a complete success. Final R H E New York Mets (18-16) 2 6 1 Cincinnati Reds (9-27) 7 12 0 W: Castillo (2-4) L: Vargas (0-3) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box […]

Today is May Day; but, given the Reds most recent meltdown, no one would fault manager Jim Riggleman if he was heard screaming “mayday! mayday! mayday!” during the seventh inning last night. However tonight is a new night and game; and, the Reds will attempt to set the ship right against the Brewers in game […]

The Short Version: Reds get some timely hitting, including four RBI from Eugenio Suarez, but the bullpen is unable to hang on to the lead (with an assist from some shaky umpiring). Cincinnati loses again. Final R H E Milwaukee Brewers (17-13) 6 9 0 Cincinnati Reds (7-22) 5 7 1 W: Woodruff (1-0) L: […]

The Short Version: Tyler Mahle pitches another outstanding game and, after taking a day off, the Reds offense returned on Sunday. You know what that means: for the first time in 2018, the Cincinnati Reds won a series against another major league baseball team! Final R H E Cincinnati Reds (7-21) 8 14 0 Minnesota […]

Final R H E Atlanta Braves (12-10) 7 11 1 Cincinnati Reds (5-18) 9 12 0 W: Jared Hughes (1-2)   L: Max Fried (0-1) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread | Statcast   Tyler Mahle flirted with a no-hitter. The Reds now have a winning streak for the first time in 2018. But what happened in between those two […]