2:23 PM EDT, Sun May 26, 2019
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Game 52: Reds at Cubs (2:20 PM ET) - Roark vs. Quintana

Game 52: Reds at Cubs (2:20 PM ET) - Roark vs. Quintana

Today's Lineups REDS CUBS Nick Senzel - CF Kyle Schwarber - LF Joey Votto - 1B Kris Bryant - RF Eugenio Suarez - 3B Anthony Rizzo - 1B Yasiel Puig - RF Javier Baez - SS Jose Iglesias - SS Willson Contreras - C Jesse Winker - LF Jason Heyward - CF Jose Peraza - 2B David Bote - 3B Curt Casali - C Daniel Descalso - 2B Tanner Roark - RHP Jose Quintana - LHP
2 hours ago
Reds at Cubs, Game 3 - Preview and Lineups

Reds at Cubs, Game 3 - Preview and Lineups

The Reds and Cubs engaged in another thriller yesterday, but that one didn’t go the Reds’ way. They look to take the rubber match today. The Reds have Tanner Roark on the mound, who is coming off of two straight losses. One of those was to these same Cubs in Cincinnati, giving up 3 runs in 5 innings of work. As close to a regular lineup as there has been lately, with the exception of Tucker Barnhart getting a day off. The Cubs counter with Jose Quintana, who threw 6 shutout innings against the Phillies in his last start. He faced the Reds in the start before that, though, where he gave...
20 hours ago
Tucker Barnhart falls a triple shy of a cycle in Reds 8-6 loss to Cubs

Tucker Barnhart falls a triple shy of a cycle in Reds 8-6 loss to Cubs

It was entertaining. It was see-saw. The Reds still lost, however. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Tucker Barnhart entered play on Saturday hitting...y’know, let’s just not bring up the past for a minute, since I’m not sure anyone’s eyes need to see that. Anyway, Tucker had himself a day on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, coming up just a triple shy of the cycle. He clubbed an early 2-run dinger, doubled, and singled, which is a longer way of me again saying he came up just a triple shy of the cycle. He scored twice, drove in a pair, and finally had the kind of...
May 25, 2019
Game 51: Reds at Cubs (2:20 PM ET) - Mahle vs. Darvish

Game 51: Reds at Cubs (2:20 PM ET) - Mahle vs. Darvish

Just win, baby. Today's Lineups REDS CUBS Nick Senzel - CF Kyle Schwarber - LF Joey Votto - 1B Kris Bryant - 3B Eugenio Suarez - 3B Anthony Rizzo - 1B Jesse Winker - LF Javier Baez - SS Yasiel Puig - RF Jason Heyward - RF Derek Dietrich - 2B Victor Caratini - C Jose Iglesias - SS Albert Almora Jr. - CF Tucker Barnhart - C Addison Russell - 2B Tyler Mahle - RHP Yu Darvish - RHP
May 25, 2019
Reds at Cubs, Game 2 - Preview and Lineups

Reds at Cubs, Game 2 - Preview and Lineups

More wins, yes? Well, the first game of the Cincinnati Reds first series in Wrigley this season sure was fun, no? After falling behind 4-0 early on a trio of absolutely deee-stroyed dingers, the Reds managed to climb back into their Friday contest with the Chicago Cubs, give that comeback away, and then snatch a victory right back in quite the see-saw opener. On Saturday, the Reds will look to lock down a series victory against their bitter division rivals, and I can only assume there will be similar drama. Cincinnati will turn to Tyler Mahle, who is somewhat quietly having a pretty damn...
May 24, 2019
Late Eugenio Suarez homer leads Reds to 6-5 comeback win over Cubs

Late Eugenio Suarez homer leads Reds to 6-5 comeback win over Cubs

Suarez dingered! Yasiel Puig dingered! Exclamation points! The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game The blown 5-run lead in Wednesday’s 11-9 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers was deflating in its own right. So, when all signs pointed to the Cincinnati Reds losing late to the Chicago Cubs despite having rallied back from down 4-0 in the very next game, it’s safe to say we were shaking all fists at the cursed Baseball Gods. It’s a very, very good thing the Reds have Eugenio Suarez on their team, however. Suarez stepped to the plate with a runner on and the Reds down a run in the...
May 24, 2019
Game 50: Reds at Cubs (2:20 PM EDT) - DeSclafani vs Hendricks

Game 50: Reds at Cubs (2:20 PM EDT) - DeSclafani vs Hendricks

Today's Lineups REDS CUBS Nick Senzel - CF Kyle Schwarber - LF Joey Votto - 1B Kris Bryant - 3B Eugenio Suarez - 3B Anthony Rizzo - 1B Jesse Winker - LF Javier Baez - SS Yasiel Puig - RF Jason Heyward - RF Derek Dietrich - 2B Victor Caratini - C Jose Iglesias - SS Daniel Descalso - 2B Tucker Barnhart - C Albert Almora Jr. - CF A. DeSclafani - RHP Kyle Hendricks - RHP
May 24, 2019
Reds at Cubs, Game 1: Preview and Lineups

Reds at Cubs, Game 1: Preview and Lineups

To say that this weekend is a big series is an understatement. The Reds come into this weekend against the Chicago Cubs 7.5 games out of first place. A sweep either way could either make or break the season, while even taking 2 out of 3 would go a long way to getting the Reds back in the thick of things. The Reds send Anthony DeSclafani to the mound for Game 1. Disco has struggled in his last couple of starts, allowing 4 earned runs in each start while only lasting 4 innings each. It doesn’t get any easier for him, as Chicago currently owns the second-best record in the National League....
May 24, 2019
Farmers Only: Reiver Sanmartin Might Be Really Good.

Farmers Only: Reiver Sanmartin Might Be Really Good.

Which would be... good. Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Night - Reiver Sanmartin - 8 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K Louisville Bats 7, Indianapolis Indians 8 Jose “Porky” Lopez got roughed up big time. He gave up eight earned runs over five innings on six hits, three walks, and two strikeouts. But, hold on, the bullpen really did some things afterwards. Four shutout innings were pitched by “Slippery” Sal Romano, Alex “International Man of Mystery” Powers (2 K), Ian Krol, and Cody “Rec Spec” Reed (1 K). Brian “Where’s The Beef” O’Grady went 2 for 4 with a two run...
May 23, 2019
Red Reporter Podcast - 2019 Season, Episode 2

Red Reporter Podcast - 2019 Season, Episode 2

HOT AUDIO TAEKS WITH YOUR FRIENDLY RED REPORTERS! Episode 2 of the rebooted Red Reporter Podcast is alive and well, complete with intro music cropped and pasted by yours truly. Not composed, though. If I had the ability to lay down those funky bass-beats, I’d be doing that instead of hammering words about it on this here keyboard. We recorded immediately after the Cincinnati Reds blew a 5-0 lead against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, May 22nd, and between that and the beers involved that should relay enough about the tone for the time being. BK and Tony were kind enough to join me...
May 23, 2019
David Bell? Or is it David Hook?

David Bell? Or is it David Hook?

A look at how the new Reds’ manager is handling his pitching staff We are about halfway to the All-Star break in the 2019 season and some baseball has happened. I sat here looking for a way to start this thing and that’s the best I can do. Feel free to skip it. I’m not sure it is going to get any better. It is a strange point in the season for Takes. We don’t know enough to say we know much, but there are a few things we can say that are approaching the point at which we can say them. Tomorrow the Reds will play the Cubs in their 50th game of the season (though not against one...
May 22, 2019
Reds blow 5-run lead in 11-9 loss to Brewers

Reds blow 5-run lead in 11-9 loss to Brewers

Luis Castillo didn’t have it today. Neither did the rest of the Reds pitchers. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game The sting of blowing a 5-run lead on the road with your ace on the mound is going to stick around for awhile for these Cincinnati Reds, especially with nearly 48 hours before they get to play another game. Of course, Derek Dietrich will be able to sleep pretty comfortably knowing he did just about all he could to put a win on the board. The former Miami Marlins non-tender continued his torrid 2019 campaign on Wednesday in the series finale against the Milwaukee...
May 22, 2019
Game 49: Reds at Brewers (1:10 PM EDT) Castillo vs Davies

Game 49: Reds at Brewers (1:10 PM EDT) Castillo vs Davies

Today's Lineups REDS BREWERS Nick Senzel - CF Lorenzo Cain - CF Joey Votto - 1B Mike Moustakas - 3B Eugenio Suarez - 3B Yasmani Grandal - C Jesse Winker - RF Eric Thames - 1B Derek Dietrich - 2B Keston Hiura - 2B Jose Iglesias - SS Ben Gamel - LF Josh VanMeter - LF Hernan Perez - RF Luis Castillo - RHP Orlando Arcia - SS Tucker Barnhart - C Zach Davies - RHP
May 22, 2019
The rapidly unfolding transformation of Brantley Bell

The rapidly unfolding transformation of Brantley Bell

The under-the-radar infield prospect has made some enormous changes in a short amount of time It is really difficult to stick out among the Cincinnati Reds’ star-studded Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts roster. That’s because seven of the organization’s top 16 prospects, according to MLB Pipeline, are currently playing out assignments there, including four of the top 10 and three of the top six. That group includes big names such as Taylor Trammell, Tyler Stephenson, Jose Siri and Tony Santillan, and still leaves off guys who aren’t listed high on Reds prospect lists. Ibandel Isabel,...
May 22, 2019
Reds at Brewers, Game 2 - Preview and Lineups

Reds at Brewers, Game 2 - Preview and Lineups

The Reds go for a unique 2-game sweep today The Reds have a chance to complete a 2-game sweep today, as they lock in with the Brewers for an early one today. Pitching fans will be tuning in to this one to see a matchup of 2 of the top pitchers in the NL so far, in Luis Castillo and Zach Davies. Castillo comes in after a shakier than usual performance against the Cubs on Thursday, where he threw 5 1⁄3 innings and gave up two runs, but was able to keep himself in line for the win. That was his shortest outing of the season. Castillo has only made one other start at Miller Park, a 10-4 win...