The nightmare continues for the Reds. The Cincinnati baseball team is now 2-11, continuing their worst start since 1955. Tyler Mahle started strong for the Reds, but got beat around in the 6th inning and they were quickly down 5-0. The Reds battled back and cut it to 5-3. They got the tying run to […]

This St. Louis Cardinals 2016 preview was co-authored by Mike Maffie and Nick Kirby. The Cardinals head into 2016 as the three-time defending champions in the NL Central. They won 100 games in 2015, and they needed every win to win the division. The Pirates and Cubs won 98 and 97 games respectively, and those two teams […]

St. Louis Cardinals* 93-56 – Pittsburgh Pirates 89-60 4.0 GB Chicago Cubs 87-62 6.0 GB Cincinnati Reds 63-85 29.5 GB (E) Milwaukee Brewers 63-86 30.0 GB (E) *clinched playoff berth Chicago Cubs The Cubs had a big week. They took 3 of 4 from the Pirates, and 2 of 3 from the Cardinals. They have […]

Not a whole lot has changed among the four non-Cincinnati teams in the National League Central from last week, but the middle of the pack has has become a little less clustered together. That’s largely thanks to the Reds’ eight-game losing streak, which is frustrating but understandable after a look at the highlight reel from […]

Final R H E St. Louis Cardinals (2-2) 4 8 1 Cincinnati Reds (4-1) 1 6 2 W: Wacha (1-0) L: Cueto (0-1) SV: Rosenthal (2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score Well, the magic couldn’t last forever, right? The Good: – Johnny Cueto had some ups and downs, but put together a good final […]

NL Central Power Rankings Week 22 *please note: all stats outside of team records only include games played through 8/30/14. 1. St. Louis Cardinals (last week: 2) 73-63, t-1st Place, 521 RS, 528 RA (-7) The St. Louis Cardinals are just 20-19 since the All Star break, and have run differential of -7 this season, yet somehow […]

NL Central Power Rankings Week 15 *please note: all stats outside of team records only include games played through 7/12/14 1. St. Louis Cardinals (last week: 2): 52-44, 2nd Place, 1.0 GB, 360 RS, 346 RA (+14) The Cardinals battled injuries and the incredible start of the Brewers to find themselves just 1.0 games out of first […]

NL Central Power Rankings Week 5 *please note: all stats outside of team records only include games played through 5/3/14. 1. Milwaukee Brewers (last week 1): 20-11, 1st Place, 124 RS, 113 RA (+11) “The Brewers finished the month of April with baseball’s best record, 20-8, and for the first time in six years, a team […]

Welcome to the second week of Central Intelligence, the column of the happenings around the NL Central (published each Monday morning).  Last week, I gave you a preview of each team. This week, we will roll out the preseason NL Central power rankings, I’ll give you my predictions, the All-NL Central preseason team, and the […]

Think about this for a second. The Reds played a crucial baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals last night. Only one run was scored and it was by Billy Hamilton. As most every Reds’ fan knows by now, Billy Hamilton is one of the top prospects in the Reds’ organization. He was converted from […]