12:25 PM EDT, Wed July 18, 2018
2 hours ago
Farmer’s Only: Robert Stephenson does good things again

Farmer’s Only: Robert Stephenson does good things again

Thin out on the farm. Louisville Bats 12, Rochester Redwings 5 Robert Stephenson was pretty good again. He went 7 full, allowing 6 hits and only 2 earned runs, with 2 BB and 5 K. His AAA ERA is now down to 3.29. Wandy Peralta struck out the side, and Zack “Twice as” Weiss, well, he pitched. Yep he sure did. 1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR. Up Next: Home Dawg Bailey will make his next LOU start. Goooood. This is fine. First pitch is scheduled for Wednesday at 7:05 PM EDT. Tune in, there’s basically nothing else on tonight. Daytona Tortugas 1, Clearwater Thrashers 5 Rookie “Of The...
23 hours ago
Charlie Scrabbles picks the All Stars

Charlie Scrabbles picks the All Stars

The game is ‘sposed to be fun The luminaries of the world have descended upon our nation’s swamp cistern for the annual celebration of themselves. I really hate to start this stupid thing with such a cynical and acidic observation, but here we are. This is Major League Baseball’s All Star Game as presented by MasterCard and FOX. Look, I don’t know a single person on the entire internet who thinks the All Star Game is really fun and awesome and completely perfect in every facet. Perhaps the only take more well-worn than “FIX THE ALL STAR GAME” is the old saw about “IS THE DH...
Jul 16, 2018
Red Reposter - Taylor Trammell, Hunter Greene show Reds have bright future

Red Reposter - Taylor Trammell, Hunter Greene show Reds have bright future

Monday links! The list of players who have taken home the Larry Doby Award is rather damn impressive. Given annually to the MVP of the MLB Futures Game, the award has been given to some of the most impressive prospects that have made their way through the MiLB pipeline in recent memory, with the likes of Kyle Schwarber, Yoan Moncada, Jose Reyes, and Grady Sizemore all having laid claim to it in their time. It’s that last name I listed that has me particularly dreaming today. Sizemore, of course, broke in with Cleveland as a 21 year old in 2004, shortly after winning the Larry Doby Award...
Jul 16, 2018
Reds prospects show out at Future’s Game

Reds prospects show out at Future’s Game

The future is bright. Two Cincinnati Reds prospects suited up for Team USA in yesterday’s Future’s Game in the Nation’s Capitol and, well, both of them played pretty well, as Team USA topped Team World 10-6. The game itself featured a total of six honked wangers, and both Hunter Greene and Taylor Trammell featured prominently in that. We start with Greene, who wow’d throughout his outing by lighting up the radar gun. Greene averaged 101.3 MPH on his fastball in the game, throwing now slower than 100 MPH on the pitch, and topping out at 103 MPH. The kid, he throws hard. I mean, look...
Jul 15, 2018
Anthony DeSclafani knocked around, Reds lose to Cardinals 6-4

Anthony DeSclafani knocked around, Reds lose to Cardinals 6-4

A tough loss wraps the season’s first half. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Jose Peraza wrapped the first ‘half’ of the 2018 season completely on fire. After picking up 5 singles on Saturday night, he added another 3 to his ledger for the Cincinnati Reds against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, as the leadoff hitter on the day posted a 3 for 4, ribbie, run scored afternoon. He raised his season batting average all the way up to .293, which is quite the danged nice revelation given how he started the season in such a slump. Honorable Mentions are due to: Joey...
Jul 15, 2018
Reds at Cardinals, Game SWEEP: Preview and Lineups

Reds at Cardinals, Game SWEEP: Preview and Lineups

Reds looking for the sweep to go into the break. The Reds and Cardinals braved two different weather delays last night. It probably ended up being very fortunately for the Reds; the second one chased both starters, but Flaherty had been dealing. The Cardinals bullpen, well, hadn’t been. The Reds won, of course, and are going for a sweep of the Cardinals in St. Louis, something that hasn’t happened since 2006. That’s really not the biggest story and I’ve already buried the lede: Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was fired after the game last night, along with a couple of...
Jul 14, 2018
Reds thump Cardinals 8-2 in rain-infested six-hour marathon

Reds thump Cardinals 8-2 in rain-infested six-hour marathon

It rained a lot...and often. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game There was nothing on StatCast that was truly impressive from Cincinnati Reds shortstop Jose Peraza on Saturday. As the club dodged multiple rain delays and nearly six hours of time between start and finish against the St. Louis Cardinals, Peraza dinked a pair of loopers into shallow RF, singled on a comebacker off a pitcher, rolled a single past the SS into LF, and hit a grounder juuuust slow enough up the middle for another infield single, all highlights of a 5 for 6 night that included him scoring a run and...
Jul 14, 2018
Reds at Cardinals, Game Two: Preview and Lineups

Reds at Cardinals, Game Two: Preview and Lineups

Last night was fun. The Reds whooped some ass last night when it was all said and done, and it was a much deserved ass whooping to the Cards if you really think about it. You don’t really have to think about it all that hard, really, because they could always use one. What I mean is, really, that the Reds are always kinda on the other end of that aforementioned ass whooping. That they weren’t last night is somewhat of a win in itself, but how they did it was pretty damn cool too. Today the Reds are facing Jack Flaherty. Flaherty has been pretty good this year, but he’s struggled a bit...
Jul 13, 2018
Reds offense goes wild, backs Matt Harvey in 9-1 blowout of Cardinals

Reds offense goes wild, backs Matt Harvey in 9-1 blowout of Cardinals

That’s how you open a road series, and that’s certainly how you bounce-back from the thumping in Cleveland. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Jesse Winker has been on a nuts kind of tear over the last, oh, most of his professional baseball career. It’s easy to overlook that he hit .298 with a .398 OBP across a lengthy 2438 career MiLB games before becoming a full-time member of the Cincinnati Reds, but that’s exactly what he did. He walked 330 times against just 385 Ks, was a top prospect because of his hit tool, and found his name among the top overall prospects on...
Jul 13, 2018
Reds at Cardinals, Game One: Preview and Lineups

Reds at Cardinals, Game One: Preview and Lineups

The Reds begin their last series before the All Star break. The Reds head into St. Louis for a three game set to finish up the “first half” of the season. The Reds pretty much always lose to the Cardinals in St. Louis, but this time they’re bringing in a team that’s playing as well as any Reds team has over the course of the last five or so years. Meanwhile, the Cardinals are stuck in neutral a bit, and it sounds like their clubhouse isn’t exactly the best place to be right now. I’m sure you all feel very, very bad for those down-on-their-luck Cardinals. They just never catch a...
Jul 13, 2018
Farmers Only: Jonny India got his first hit!

Farmers Only: Jonny India got his first hit!

Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Night We’re giving it to two fellas tonight. I can do whatever I want. Jonathan India got his first hit as a professional, a double in the top of the first inning. Then he didn’t stop, adding a single and a home run to finish out the evening 3-4 with a walk and three RBIs. He was just a triple short of the cycle. Now, as Sunrise, Sunset swells up in the background, consider old pro Hernan Iribarren collected three hits of own, one of them his 1,500th as a pro. Circle of Life, man. I hope you had the time of your life. Louisville Bats 4 Columbus...
Jul 12, 2018
Did the Cincinnati Reds reveal their trade deadline plans?

Did the Cincinnati Reds reveal their trade deadline plans?

Comments regarding next year’s payroll just might give a hint. To casual fans around the baseball world, it’s probably Joey Votto who’s the most recognizable, notable face of the Cincinnati Reds. The former National League MVP and on-base savant is a long-tenured Red, one who has choked up and hit opposite-field doubles in enough parks league-wide to sear his name into memory despite the fact that the team has been largely irrelevant for almost a half-decade now. I’m not sure the same can be said in Cincinnati, though. Despite Votto’s unique offensive prowess, it’s almost as if...
Jul 12, 2018
Farmers Only: Lyon Richardson Gets On Track

Farmers Only: Lyon Richardson Gets On Track

Scott Moss also keeps going strong. Brandon Larson Honorary Star Of The Night Bruce Yari - 4 for 4, 2B, RBI, R Louisville is finishing up their break. They’ll play tonight at 7:00 PM ET. Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2, Mobile BayBears 3 Seth Varner was probably the most wild I have seen him. He gave up 3 earned runs over 6.1 innings on 5 hits, 4 walk, while striking out 5. Jesus “Wishes He Saved” Reyes struck out 2 in 2.2 scoreless. Mitch “Pray” Nay went 1 for 3 with a walk. Shed Long doubled in a run. Pensacola plays at 7:00 PM CT. Daytona Tortugas 6, Florida Fire Frogs...
Jul 11, 2018
A baseball game happened tonight.

A baseball game happened tonight.

Yep, it sure did. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game [Player] really played some baseball for the Reds tonight. He pulled on his baseball pants, buttoned up his baseball shirt, laced up his baseball shoes, and went out there with his baseball stick and glove and really baseballed. It was really something. Honorable mention to [Player’s] teammates. I mean, they all showed up on time and sat in the dugout, waited their turn to play and everything. Really, it was an all around team effort and [Player] couldn’t have gutted out a baseball performance like this without all of...
Jul 11, 2018
Reds at Cleveland, Game Three - Preview and Lineups

Reds at Cleveland, Game Three - Preview and Lineups

Goin’ sweeping? Fresh off last night’s thrilling, dramatic, kick-ass-awesome 9th inning comeback victory, the Cincinnati Reds will look to sweep their Ohio Cup rivals and continue their absurd interleague run in Cleveland on Wednesday night. And, they’ll do so with their hottest pitcher on the mound, as Tyler Mahle’s recent run has been pure [fire emoji]. Mahle has fired 39.2 innings over his previous 7 starts, and owns a 2.04 ERA in that stretch. He bucked his early season trend of allowing dingers in that span, too, having only yielded 3, which is fantastic to see. Most...