Cards take poor home record into opener vs. Reds

ST. LOUIS -- To make the National League playoffs for the sixth consecutive year, the St. Louis Cardinals will have to conquer their home-field disadvantage. Heading into a regular-season-ending, seven-game homestand that begins Monday night with the first of four games against the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis owns a 33-41 record at Busch Stadium. It is the first time since the...
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12 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds: good, bad, and ugly pitching awards

A lot of negative press has been thrown in the direction of the Cincinnati Reds pitching staff. But are these opinions too critical? Clearly, the 2016 Reds pitching performances did not provide the club with a winning record, and both the starting rotation and bullpen are equally worthy of criticism. Although several members on the staff are to blame for the club’s disappointing...
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duvall sparks Reds behind Finnegan in win

In a season in which the Brewers came away with a winning home record even while beginning to rebuild, the Reds spoiled the season finale at Miller Park on Sunday afternoon.
21 hours ago

Finnegan pitches 5 scoreless innings in Reds' 4-2 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brandon Finnegan pitched five scoreless innings in his final start of the season, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. Finnegan (10-11) scattered three hits and struck out four, needing only 54 pitches to get through five innings. Raisel Iglesias pitched the ninth for his fourth save in five chances. Finnegan, obtained...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bailey unlikely to return during final week

The Reds' hopes to get pitcher Homer Bailey back for a couple of starts before the end of the season had all but faded on Sunday. Bailey is recovering well from right biceps tenderness, but he has seemingly run out of time to return.
1 day ago

Cincinnati Reds have options where Brandon Phillips is concerned

The Cincinnati Reds have other options where Brandon Phillips is concerned beyond trading him. Of course there has been discussion of how the Cincinnati Reds could move Phillips.  Phillips blocked deals to the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Washington Nationals last off-season.  The Diamondbacks made a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Nationals signed free […] Cincinnati...
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1 day ago

Brewers can't build on Santana's homer in loss to Reds

MILWAUKEE -- Dan Straily pitched into the seventh inning and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Continuing his dominance of the Brewers this season, Straily (14-8) allowed just one run on five hits with five strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander is 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA in four starts against...
Via Associated Press
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Brandon Phillips On Future

Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips took advantage of his no-trade clause last winter to block a deal to the Nationals. If the Reds attempt to move Phillips again during the upcoming offseason, the 35-year-old isn’t sure which approach he’ll take. “That one thing that’s not really on my mind. I’m just trying to finish the season strong and whatever happens, happens. I...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Cincinnati Reds refuse low end veterans a pitcher’s chance

With the major league staff in disarray three pitchers deserved a September look with the Cincinnati Reds. The Cincinnati Reds have had a bad pitching season.  They are searching high and low for pitchers to start and relieve to end the season.  Yet, they didn’t bother to look to Louisville for some help. The Reds’ […] Cincinnati Reds refuse low end veterans a pitcher’s...
Via Blog Red Machine
2 days ago

Column: Reds must find room for future

Several notable Reds prospects weren’t called up this September, and the reason was playing time. Middle-infielder Dilson Herrera, baseball’s No. 46 prospect Amir Garrett and No. 56 prospect Jesse Winker have all ended their seasons prematurely. “Playing time goes into it,” said Cincinnati Reds General Manager Dick Williams to The Cincinnati Enquirer’s C. Trent Rosencrans...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Cincinnati Reds’ Great American Ballpark doesn’t actually play like a minor league field

The Cincinnati Reds are giving up and hitting home runs at an historical rate. The Cincinnati Reds just set a new record for home runs allowed in a season.  Their top three starting pitchers are all among the leaders in home runs allowed in the second half of the season.  It turns out that GABP […] Cincinnati Reds’ Great American Ballpark doesn’t actually play like a minor...
Via Blog Red Machine
2 days ago

Joey Votto Is Playing With His Food

Hi! You read FanGraphs, so you probably like Joey Votto. As such, you’re probably aware that, two seasons in a row, now, Votto has gone crazy in the second half. Last year, he boosted his game by increasing his hits, his power, and his walks. He ran a second-half wRC+ in the neighborhood of 200. This year, Votto is again running a second-half wRC+ in the neighborhood of 200. Once...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is This the Anthony DeSclafani Breakout We Expected?

Last September, a starting pitcher emerged who would go on to be one of the more popular under-the-radar “breakout” picks of the winter. Acquired from Miami in the Mat Latos trade, Anthony DeSclafani was a 24-year-old with middling results across his 31 starts last year, including a 4.05 ERA and a 12.2-point strikeout- and walk-rate differential (K-BB%). The results on their...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching, Not Throwing, With Dan Straily

“This is a great time to be a baseball player and have all this info,” Reds starting pitcher Dan Straily told me last month when his team came to town. Minutes later, I was talking with a member of his front office who lauded the pitcher as “maybe the most dependable” of his squad. These things are related. It’s taken all that info for the pitcher to mold himself into the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto’s big birthday breakout

Many of us celebrate our birthday by blowing out the candles. However, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto does it another way. And, the Reds are benefiting from his methods. On Sept. 10, Joey Votto celebrated his 33rd birthday. As history illustrates, birthday guests usually greet the birthday boy or girl with applause, kind gestures, and warm wishes. However, Votto was met...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the Cincinnati Reds who’ve had at least 3 All-Star seasons

32 members of the Cincinnati Reds have been selected to at least 3 All-Star games in their MLB careers. How many of them can you name? Clue: Number of All-Star Games - Position/Years with team
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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