3:28 PM EDT, Sat September 22, 2018
17 hours ago
Luis Castillo dazzles against former Marlins club, Reds offense falls flat in 1-0 loss

Luis Castillo dazzles against former Marlins club, Reds offense falls flat in 1-0 loss

Welp. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Luis Castillo entered play on Friday having had quite the good run of late. His 4 starts in the month of September had yielded 24.2 IP of 1.46 ERA ball, and he owned an impressive 29/7 K/BB ratio in that time. Stretch that back to his last 13 games starte since the beginning of July, and the story was quite similar: 73.2 IP, 2.93 ERA, 75/15 K/BB. In other words, it was pretty evident well before the Cincinnati Reds and Miami Marlins started tonight’s game that Castillo was on quite a roll, and against Miami - his former club, mind...
20 hours ago
Game 155: Reds at Marlins (7:10 PM EDT) - Castillo vs. Chen

Game 155: Reds at Marlins (7:10 PM EDT) - Castillo vs. Chen

Go Reds! Today's Lineups REDS MARLINS Billy Hamilton - CF JT Riddle - SS Jose Peraza - SS Starlin Castro - 2B Joey Votto - 1B J.T. Realmuto - C Eugenio Suarez - 3B Peter O'Brien - 1B Scooter Gennett - 2B Derek Dietrich - LF Phillip Ervin - RF Brian Anderson - 3B Curt Casali - C Rafael Ortega - RF Dilson Herrera - LF Magneuris Sierra - CF Luis Castillo - RHP Wei-Yin Chen - LHP
22 hours ago
Reds at Marlins, Game Two; Preview and Lineups

Reds at Marlins, Game Two; Preview and Lineups

The Reds will look to take at least half the series tonight. Miami Marlins vs. the Cincinnati Reds. A four game series at the end of 2018. The two teams are a combined 50 games back of their respective divisions, and even more games under .500. Can’t you feel the excitement for this one? Regardless, the teams have to play out the string, and play it out they will as we head into the penultimate weekend of the MLB regular season. The Reds will face Marlins pitcher Wei-Yin Chen, who has some pretty damn extreme home and road splits this season. At the friendly confines of Marlins Park,...
Sep 21, 2018
Red Reposter: Finding the team’s next manager

Red Reposter: Finding the team’s next manager

Friday links! In another two plus weeks, it will have been a full eleven years since the Cincinnati Reds went on a limb and hired Dusty Baker, the former long-time big leaguer and manager of the San Francisco Giants through most of the peak Barry Bonds years. As the New York Times noted at the time, it was the first time the Reds had gone outside their own organization to hire a manager in some 18 years - dating back to the hire of Lou Piniella, who obviously had himself quite the year in 1990. Baker, as the Times also notes, replaced “the interim manager Pete Mackanin, who was the...
Sep 20, 2018
Scooter Gennett scoots all over Marlins, Reds win 4-2

Scooter Gennett scoots all over Marlins, Reds win 4-2

Scooter’s 4 RBI back another strong performance by Cody Reed. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game It was hard to choose who would win the JNMHSotG, because there were a couple of great performances, but dammit Scooter Gennett has just been delivering all year. He did it again tonight against the Miami Marlins, accounting for all 4 Reds’ runs on the evening to help lead them to the win. He went 2 for 3 with a 2-run double and a 2-run dinger while also adding a walk, raising his batting average to .318 on the season. Have a trophy, Sooter. Honorable mentions are due to:...
Sep 20, 2018
Game 154: Reds at Marlins (7:10 PM ET) - Reed vs. Brigham

Game 154: Reds at Marlins (7:10 PM ET) - Reed vs. Brigham

Just win, baby. Today's Lineups REDS MARLINS Scott Schebler - RF Miguel Rojas - 3B Jose Peraza - SS Starlin Castro - 2B Joey Votto - 1B J.T. Realmuto - C Scooter Gennett - 2B Peter O'Brien - 1B Eugenio Suarez - 3B Austin Dean - LF Mason Williams - LF Lewis Brinson - CF Tucker Barnhart - C Isaac Galloway - RF Cody Reed - LHP JT Riddle - SS Billy Hamilton - CF Jeff Brigham - RHP
Sep 20, 2018
Reds at Marlins, Game One - Preview and Lineups

Reds at Marlins, Game One - Preview and Lineups

Cody Reed takes the hill. With their series against the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs now in the books, the Cincinnati Reds now have just nine games remaining in the 2018 season, all of which will be played against... /checks notes ...y’know, it doesn’t really matter. I suppose a mid-September trip to South Florida is what some folks would like to call fun these days, and the Reds will be doing so against the Miami Marlins for the duration of the weekend. Despite Derek Jeter’s best/worst intentions, there might only be about nine kids and Marlins Man in attendance, but at least...
Sep 20, 2018
Is Marcus Stroman the kind of pitcher the Reds should be looking to acquire?

Is Marcus Stroman the kind of pitcher the Reds should be looking to acquire?

Would the Blue Jays righty be enough atop the Cincinnati rotation? The idea that the Cincinnati Reds will be on the lookout for improved starting pitching this winter is one that’s become an annual tradition, at least among our hopes. While the club has repeatedly rolled out one of the absolute most worst pitching staffs in the game since the rebuild began in earnest in 2015, however, there simply hasn’t been a concerted effort to truly bring in any top flight names - unless, of course, you’re the world’s biggest Scott Feldman fan. That might finally, finally change in the winter of...
Sep 19, 2018
Dingers doom Matt Harvey as Brewers pound Reds 7-0

Dingers doom Matt Harvey as Brewers pound Reds 7-0

Oof. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Scooter Gennett picked up a single and a pair of walks, the former pumping his season average up to .317 on the season. The Cincinnati Reds 2B currently sits just a few points behind opponent Christian Yelich in the race for the NL batting title as things stand, as the talented Milwaukee Brewers OF lays claim to a .319 average after play tonight. Still, that’s some impressive work from Scooter against his former team, especially when every other bat in the lineup fell completely silent on the night. Honorable Mentions are due to:...
Sep 19, 2018
Game 153: Reds at Brewers (7:40 PM EDT) - Harvey vs. Gonzalez

Game 153: Reds at Brewers (7:40 PM EDT) - Harvey vs. Gonzalez

Go Reds! Today's Lineups REDS BREWERS Scott Schebler - RF Curtis Granderson - LF Jose Peraza - SS Christian Yelich - CF Joey Votto - 1B Jesus Aguilar - 1B Eugenio Suarez - 3B Travis Shaw - 2B Scooter Gennett - 2B Domingo Santana - RF Phillip Ervin - LF Mike Moustakas - 3B Tucker Barnhart - C Manny Pina - C Matt Harvey - RHP Orlando Arcia - SS Billy Hamilton - CF Gio Gonzalez - LHP
Sep 18, 2018
Reds pitching stymies Christian Yelich and the rest of the Brewers, win 3-1

Reds pitching stymies Christian Yelich and the rest of the Brewers, win 3-1

Pretty great group effort on the Reds pitching part. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game The Reds single season leader in hits from the shortstop position is, unsurprisingly, Hall of Famer Barry Larkin. However, a man that is making a serious challenge for that record is, somewhat surprisingly, Jose Peraza. You can head to Baseball Reference to make sure if it’s true, but it is. In 1990, Larkin swatted 185 hits from the SS position to take possession of said record. Tonight, Jose Peraza hit his 173rd and 174th, which already ties him for second in a single season shortstop...
Sep 18, 2018
Game 152: Reds at Brewers (7:40 PM ET) - Lorenzen vs. Anderson

Game 152: Reds at Brewers (7:40 PM ET) - Lorenzen vs. Anderson

Just win, baby. Today's Lineups REDS BREWERS Scott Schebler - RF Curtis Granderson - RF Jose Peraza - SS Christian Yelich - LF Joey Votto - 1B Lorenzo Cain - CF Scooter Gennett - 2B Travis Shaw - 2B Tucker Barnhart - C Jesus Aguilar - 1B Phillip Ervin - LF Mike Moustakas - 3B Mason Williams - CF Jonathan Schoop - SS Brandon Dixon - 3B Manny Pina - C Michael Lorenzen - RHP Chase Anderson - RHP
Sep 18, 2018
Reds vs. Christian Yelich, Game Two - Preview and Lineups

Reds vs. Christian Yelich, Game Two - Preview and Lineups

How many hits will the NL MVP front-runner have today? Milwaukee Brewers OF Christian Yelich currently leads the National League in slugging percentage, OPS, and OPS+, and he largely has the Cincinnati Reds pitching staff to thank. His cycle on Monday in the series opener was his second such cycle against the Reds this season, which sets a new MLB precedent. All told, he’s managed 24 hits in 48 PA with 7 dingers against Cincinnati just this season, good for a behemoth .500/.556/1.104 (1.660 OPS) line that is so good it has decimals in places you don’t expect them to be and makes the...
Sep 18, 2018
Red Reposter: Nick Senzel to left field, not center field

Red Reposter: Nick Senzel to left field, not center field

Tuesday links! The Athletic’s C. Trent Rosecrans relayed earlier today that the Cincinnati Reds will indeed get top prospect Nick Senzel some time in the OF during instructional league play - and that they’ll do so with him playing left field, instead of center field. That’s a rather innocuous revelation, I suppose, unless you actually take a look at the current construction of the Reds roster and would like to have some hope, any hope that the 2019 season will go better than any of the last, I dunno, five years have. The idea that Senzel might be capable of playing CF instead of...
Sep 17, 2018
Christian Yelich hits for cycle against Reds again in 8-0 Brewers victory

Christian Yelich hits for cycle against Reds again in 8-0 Brewers victory

This guy is just going to haunt the Reds for a half-decade, isn’t he? The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Curt Casali singled twice. Christian Yelich only singled once. Hoooorayyy, Curt Casali! ... ... (Yelich also doubled, tripled, homered, and posted his second cycle against the Cincinnati Reds in calendar year 2018. Yeah, you can bet Nuxy would’ve celebrated him.) Key Plays The Milwaukee Brewers got on the board first in the Bottom of the 3rd, and it was the predictably parties involved. New arrival Curtis Granderson began things with a 1-out walk, but it was a...