Hunter Greene’s velocity was way down, he struggled with his control, and the Reds bats remained missing in action as Cincinnati dropped their 10th consecutive game since Phil Castellini’s infamous comments, falling 4-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

Final R H E
St. Louis Cardinals (8-4) 4 10 0
Cincinnati Reds (2-12) 2 9 1
W: Matz (2-1) L: Greene (1-2) SV: Gallegos (4)
Statcast | Box Score | Game Thread

The Offense

Cincinnati looked like they were getting something going in the 1st with singles by Brandon Drury and Joey Votto, but both of them were stranded when a strikeout ended the inning. The next inning they had another little rally going after 1-out singles by Alejo Lopez and Aramis Garcia put runners on the corners, but Colin Moran grounded into an inning ending double play.

After a quiet few innings it was Aramis Garcia leading off the 5th with a walk and moving up to second on a hit by Colin Moran. A double play would erase Moran on the bases, but it set up Brandon Drury with an RBI opportunity and he came through with a liner into left field to put the Reds on the board and cut into the Cardinals lead, making it a 4-1 game. The next inning saw Cincinnati get two men on with one out after TJ Friedl walked, but both runners were stranded after a ground out and a pop up ended the inning.

Only Joey Votto reached base – he was hit by a pitch – in the next two innings, setting up the Reds to try and score three runs in the bottom of the 9th to tie things up, or do one better and win it. Alejo Lopez led off the inning with a single. After a fly out by Aramis Garcia, Colin Moran doubled to put two men on for Kyle Farmer. The Reds shortstop grounded out, but Lopez scored to make it 4-2. That was all they’d get as Brandon Drury flew out to center to end the game.

The Pitching

Things didn’t quite seem right from the very start for Hunter Greene. After averaging 100 MPH on his fastball in his first two outings he was throwing 95-96 MPH and topped out at 97 in the 1st inning that saw him allow a run. The velocity didn’t get better in the next few innings, but he kept the Cardinals off of the board in the 2nd and 3rd innings. But in the 4th he started things off with a walk and a hit batter. After getting a fly out, Dylan Carlson grounded one hard down the 1st base line that went off the glove of a sliding Joey Votto for a single to load the bases. That was all for Greene on the day as Jeff Hoffman came out of the bullpen to take over. Greene finished the day throwing 66 pitches with just 36 strikes, having walked four batters and hitting another, while striking out three.

Two pitches after entering the game Hoffman allowed a 2-run single to Paul Goldschmidt to make it 3-0. He gave up another run in the top of the 5th as St. Louis extended their lead. Luis Cessa took over in the 6th and tossed a shutout inning. Dauri Moreta was summoned out for the 7th inning and like Cessa before him, worked around a hit in a shutout frame. Alexis Diaz followed up with a perfect 8th inning to hold the Cardinals lead at 4-1. Buck Farmer came out for the 9th inning and worked around a single and a walk to hold the score and give the Reds offense one last chance to get things going. They tried, but could only muster one run as they fell 4-2.

Key Moment of the Game

Jeff Hoffman entering the game to immediately give up a 2-run single to Paul Goldschmidt to put the Cardinals up 3-0 in the 4th inning.

Notes Worth Noting

Hunter Greene’s top fastball velocity was 97.2 MPH and the lowest was 93.4 MPH. He averaged just 95.8 MPH on the pitch after averaging 100 MPH through his first two starts. This warrants keeping an eye on.

Joey Votto reached base three times – picking up two singles and he was hit by a pitch in his last plate appearance.

Alexis Diaz is now through six outings to begin his career without allowing a run.

Up Next for the Cincinnati Reds

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds

Saturday April 23rd, 4:10pm ET

Daniel Hudson (0-1, 7.71 ERA) vs Tyler Mahle (1-1, 7.82 ERA)

103 Responses

  1. RedsMonk65

    Dear Castellini family:

    I have been following the Reds since the early 1970s. With a few exceptions, this ballclub has performed fairly poorly over the last 30-plus years. But this 2022 version of the Reds thus far has got to be the most uninteresting, uninspiring, and least competitive one I can recall. So, my question is: why should I take time out of my busy life to drive three hours northwest and spend my hard-earned assets for such a product? In fact, why should I continue to follow this team? Why? I’d really like to know.

    Thank you.
    Once a Fan

    • William

      I am at a loss of words. I follow them because I am bored.

    • Votto4life

      I follow them out of habit mostly. To be honest, I enjoy baseball history more than I enjoy the current game and that’s regardless how the Reds are playing. So I will continue to read my baseball books and watch or listen to old games on YouTube. There are also of few baseball history podcasts I enjoy (Dead Ball being my favorite).

      Regardless what the analytics have to say, I really miss the stolen base, hit and run and the sacrifice bunt. The baseball I enjoy, exists only in my memory now I suppose.

      • TR

        The Reds record continuous losing streak is 19 in 1914.

      • GMan88

        It’s hard to look away. I check the box scores just to see how few hits they get. 2 runs and 9 hits last night was an anomaly.

    • Jerry

      You shouldn’t…i won’t be making the drive down from Dayton until Castelinni is gone

    • Dean Rock

      You shouldn’t. I used to watch every game and never go to sleep not knowing if they won or loss.
      Apathy set in after Guardians series.

    • Dewey Roberts

      This team is historically bad thanks to all the boneheaded decisions of the front office. They took a talent deficient team and traded away a lot of the talent that they had.

  2. TyGuy88

    Someone gets fired, right?????? And I’m not talking about the bullpen coach.

  3. realist

    They are still running Aquino out there, i just can’t understand it. 36 AB 2 hits 2 walks
    and 20 strike outs and he is starting left fielder for a team that has lost 10 straight.

    • Steven Ross

      100% agreement. The fact Aquino continues to be in the lineup is beyond comprehension. Inexcusable.

      • greenmtred

        Considering the alternatives in the outfield, none of whom can hit at all, it’s not incomprehensible. Aquino has already cut down two guys at the plate. When Naquin gets back and if Pham and Senzel start hitting .200 or better, it would then be incomprehensible if Aquino still starts.

    • Dean Rock

      They kept running out Billy Hamilton for 6 years. Don’t hold your breath with Aquino.

  4. Capt. Phreddie Pizazz

    “We’ve just come to a point where we’re not going to lose anymore.” (Bob Castellini)

    • DaveCT

      Lose what, exactly, Phil? Money? Do the mi? Your PROFIT percentage?

      Phil disparaged and taunted the fans, for this product. Phil must resign.

      • BatsLeftThrowsRight

        Are you the Dave from BBRC who liked Drew Stubbs and the pitching prospect Stephenson?

      • DaveCT

        I have no idea what you mean. So probably not.

    • LDS

      He didn’t mean it in 2008. They sure don’t mean it now.

    • Dewey Roberts

      I remember that quote. Bob now makes sure he doesn’t lose money.

  5. William

    I am at a loss of words. I follow them because I am bored.

  6. William

    The owners are probably drinking beer and blaming the problem on us.

    • William

      If the problem hits their bank account, they might notice it.

    • Hotto4Votto

      I’ve watched a Castellini but a bottle of Dom as an impulse buy, doubt they’re drinking beer. That’s for common folk.

  7. DaveCT

    I’d suggest watching a game just to see Mireya and Diaz pitch every other day is not a winning formula. Just a Castellani formula. Fun fact: The word Castellani in baseballese is mediocre.

  8. Melvin

    Aquino hitting right now is pathetic. He’s not THAT bad. Something is going on. No matter what the reason he’s not helping the team and he’s not helping himself and shouldn’t be playing. There have been many times I thought he should be playing and wasn’t and now that he shouldn’t be he is. I’ll never understand David Bell and how his mind works. I don’t think I want to.

  9. Point406

    The 2022 Reds have flipped the emotions of this lifelong fan. I’m now reveling in their ineptitude and rooting for them to achieve the greatest losing streak in franchise history. It’s the only way I can enjoy these games.

  10. William

    What do the owners do after the team barely misses the playoffs? Get rid of most your stars, brag about how your getting better in a weird way, then go two and twelve to start the season. I guess the owners are trying to excite their fan base. That’s what you get when the owners names are Mo, Larry, and Curly. Have a good night.

  11. Mark Moore

    Didn’t watch due to some travel and the Apple/MLB boondoggle. Didn’t miss anything either based on the box score. Greene is going to have nights like this. Bigger challenge is the inconsistency in our hitting (9 “scattered” hits) and inability to produce runs.

    I’m with those who follow based on long-time loyalty to the team … but not to the franchise ownership. I’ll double-down on not spending a nickel on Reds gear, a trip to Cincy and tickets, or the rest. I’m already investigating the various MiLB and Independent logos for some gear … and some of it is an absolute riot. In addition to the Trash Pandas, you have the Hartford Goats and Savannah Bananas. I’ll be in Savannah next week, so just maybe …

    10 straight losses is really hard to take. You know it will stop at some point, but this is nearly impossible to watch. At least Joey did better tonight.

    • DaveCT

      It’s honestly like an exhibition game against a good AAA team.

    • Mike Adams

      Mark Moore, speaking of independent league logos (and team names) that are an absolute riot, check out the Atlantic League’s “Kentucky Wild Health Genomes”.
      I saw them on the schedule for the nearby Charleston Dirty Birds but what kind of logo could the Genomes have?
      I just can’t see fans cheering, “GO Genomes!”

    • Jim Walker

      As a streamer versus being a fixed cable viewer, ironically the Apple feed has been more stable than Bally/ via Spectrum has been at my location. The ironic part is that Spectrum is my internet provider. It has had none of the periods of fuzzing and resolution resets that are a Bally signature on all my devices.

      However if/ when Apple stands ups a paywall on their MLB games, I doubt I’ll pay to see this version of the Reds unless a payment cycle includes multiple Reds games.

      • MBS

        I am a streamer to. I get why a bunch of people were frustrated with Apple TV carrying the game. I remember when I was a kid, my neighbor was really upset when the Allstar game went to cable for over the air. He didn’t like or want cable. I have had Apple TV for a while now, it’s got really good shows.

    • Mark Moore

      Oh, and it’s the Harford Yard Goats.

    • Dean Rock

      10 losses may be just the tip of the iceberg.
      This team probably couldn’t play .500 or better at Triple A level. I mean that with 100% sincerity.

  12. Rut

    Getting to be “paper bag over head” time for folks forced to go to games bc they already paid for tix.

    Good friggin grief

    • jessecuster44

      Actually they went. And got threatened by Reds employees. They had to take the bags off or leave.

  13. Melvin

    You can say what you want about all the reasons for this losing streak but as far as I’m concerned Big Bob’s son shoulders most of the blame. He, his dad, Krall, and Bell have said some of the most stupid things you could say regarding the Reds organization. It’s amazing how naive, stupid, and weak, they think the rest of us are expecting us to believe, follow, and not call them on it. The only thing they accomplish is to destroy their own reputation. One would think they would try to keep their mouths shut and say as little as possible. Those four remind me of one my favorite quotes of all time.

    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out, and remove all doubt”.

    Abraham Lincoln

    • LDS

      “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” – attributed to Einstein but no evidence he actually said it. Nonetheless, it describes Bell’s management style, let them play their way out of their slump. Why do Reds players, regardless of where they came from, usually slump?

      • greenmtred

        All players have slumps. Sparky Anderson’s Tigers once lost 103 games. Lou Piniella’s D-Rays once lost 99. It’s about the roster. It’s always about the roster.

      • LDS

        Do individual players have slumps? Absolutely. But we aren’t talking about individuals, we’re talking about the entire team. In 2018, the Reds hit .254. In 2019, that fell to .244. In 2020, down to .212. In 2021, they bounced a bit, aided by Castellanos and Winker and Votto’s surge, back up to .249. This year, down to .184. That’s not a slump. It’s a systemic problem. If folks are going to tout analytics, then be objective about what the numbers say.

      • greenmtred

        There have been examples of teams besides the Reds going cold. I’m pretty sure that it was the Phillies–late ’50s or early 60s–who had a good-sized lead in the pennant race late in the season and fell apart and didn’t win it. That’s an example of an ostensibly good team going into a slump. It’s a bit different for these Reds: They aren’t a good team this year. The roster is in some kind of transition, and the few established major leaguers are slumping or injured or both

  14. JayTheRed

    I want to see Milton back 10 loses is just terrible. I have already stopped watching the Reds. I am really enjoying the excitement of the Blue Jays games on MLB.

    • Votto4life

      I am counting down to football season!!!

      I was going thru my Reds schedule the other day to buy my annual block of games, when I thought “why should I pay to watch this team?”

      So…the money I had allocated for baseball this summer, will now be spent on the Bengals and a little travel.

      I reallocated my resources! Little Phil should be proud of me!

      In all seriousness, it was very empowering. I think the Bengals have a chance to win multiple Super Bowls over the next several years. The Bengals are good right now! I don’t have to wait for a future that never comes. So it’s Who Dey for me.

      When the Reds start to care about winning again, I will get back to attending games. But I am no longer going to pay major league prices to see the Reds field a team of minor leaguer players. I am just not going to do it any longer.

  15. BatsLeftThrowsRight

    I don’t see how this team climbs their way out of this horrendous start. They are never even in the majority of games they play. How often has this team had a lead this year?

    This kind of team and management cultivates a culture of losing. Most games now become lost before they even step onto the field.

    I was spared tonight, thanks to the apple tv thing. God, who can look forward to watching this team on a daily basis, maybe a masochist? Bell, Krall and the Castellini’s are the definition of ineptitude. This year, mediocrity became their goal, they won’t even achieve this.

    It’s going to be worse than everybody thought.

    • Steven Ross

      All true. I know the game is over when the Reds fall behind by the 4th or 5th inning. They can not score multiple runs or get a big hit to save their life.

    • That that had had

      Apple TV games are horrible quality. And the announcers are the worst ever. Anybody who doesn’t get these games should consider themselves lucky.

      • NorMichRed

        Glad I didn’t waste time and add to the frustration by getting the so-called “free trial” subscription to crApple+ TV. Sounds like the lousy product put on the field was only made worse by a poor quality production on the tube. I won’t support a company that gouges its client base by making them pay extra for peripherals that aren’t compatible with any other media system out there. Arrogance at its worst.

      • Votto4life

        My brother has Apple TV free for a year. Part of some package when he purchased a phone. So I watched the game under his name/password just to see if I should order it.

        I know this is it’s first season but wow there are a lot of bugs. the biggest glitch was hearing the ball hit the catchers mit while the pitcher was still in his wind up. The announcers are not the best either.

        I am sure they are getting a lot of feedback and will work to solve the problems but I won’t be purchasing it.

      • Doug Gray

        The games are free, Vottoforlife – you just need the AppleTV+ app and to create a free Apple ID to log in with.

    • Dean Rock

      “Climb their way out?”
      See Herman Edwards, “Playoffs??!!”

  16. Melvin

    The only reason Big Bob and Son would fire anyone whether it be Krall, Bell or whoever would be to save face for themselves (in their own minds). It might be getting close to that.

    • TheCoastMan

      Exactly, and Bob and Phil are the ones most responsible at the top. From there, stupid just found it’s way down the line to Krall and Bell.

    • TR

      It now stands at 10. The Reds record for consecutive losses is 19 made in 1914.

  17. Hanawi

    If they aren’t going to fire Bell (and I don’t see that happening yet), can they at least fire the hitting coach? How much do you have to see to realize that a guy that failed in his last job with the Padres is failing again here? They have to do something. I recognize that would be mostly optics at this point, but I’ll take it.

  18. Greenfield Red

    Announced attendance was 20,470. How would that compare to previous year April Friday night good weather games?

    • Votto4life

      I would think fairly well. Is that total attendance or did that many people actually show up? Didn’t seem that large of a crowd on TV but it’s not always to tell.

      I would think they be well pleased with 20K
      For a Friday night in April. Now if that is ticket sold and not fannies in the seats it could be a much different story. Time will tell

      • Jim Walker

        Announced attendance is typically the number of paid admissions sold, not the number of people in the stadium. I’ll agree, a large portion of could represent Cardinal followers from southwestern Indiana and northwestern Kentucky.

    • donny

      Must have been a lot Cardinal fans at the game ?

  19. GreatRedLegsFan

    This team, as currently stands, cannot compete against most other teams. When Stephenson, India, Solano, Shrock and Naquin return from IL, situation may improve, but now it’s very discouraging to see most players struggling.

    • donny

      At this point i would rather see Castellini family get the hell out .
      Than, see the Reds win the world series .

      • Bob Purkey

        But, “where are THEY going to go?”

  20. Joey Red

    All of you here MUST understand this is exactly what the Reds wanted. Not the players of course. But ownership and the FO WANT to lose. Why trade some of the best players just before the season started and then sign retreads? It was to lose. It’s the movie Major League all over again. Make the team as bad and as unwatchable as possible so 10,000 or less show up at GABP. Phil C let the cat out of the bag on opening day. They want to move the team. Scoff if you want. But that’s what’s going on here.

    • Alex

      If Phil really thinks the other MLB owners would approve moving baseballs oldest franchise he’s even dumber than we thought. The team isn’t going anywhere. Relocating teams is not easy. Oakland has been trying for like 20 years. 1 team has moved in 50 years. The fans crowd funding a plane to fly around the river bank with a sign that says, “you suck Phil” is far more likely then him moving the team.

      • That that had had

        Senators / Rangers
        Expos / Gnats
        Pilots / Brewers

        Reds need to relocate to Vegas

      • Jim Walker

        There was a flurry of MLB relocation in the 20 years following the end of WW2. This was largely attributed to the movement of population and wealth centers brought on by the war.

        The Dodgers and Giants moved from Brooklyn/NYC to the west coast (1958).
        The Athletics moved from Philadelphia to Kansas City (1955) and then on to the west coast (1968).
        The Braves left Boston for Milwaukee (1953) then bounced on to Atlanta (1966).
        The St Louis Browns moved to Baltimore (1953) and changed their name to Orioles.
        The original Washington DC Senators moved to Minnesota (19i61) and became the Twins. (It was an expansion version of the DC Senators which landed in Texas as the Rangers (1971).

        Perhaps the COVID pandemic upheaval will trigger a new wave of franchise movement to realign franchise locations to population movement in the last 50 years?

    • BK

      GABP lease doesn’t expire until 2037. Under the terms of the Red’s lease, they pay $1 per from years 10 thru 35 of their contract. They are going nowhere for the next 15 years.

      • Joey Red

        Lease agreements are easily broken. If they weren’t professional sports teams would never move.

      • BK

        A little over a year ago, the Rams settled with St. Louis for $790M after leaving when their lease had been ruled to have transitioned to year-to-year. Moreover, the NFL charged the Raiders $380M to relocate to Vegas (their lease expired a few years before they left). Chargers moved when their lease had expired, too. Yes, one can violate the terms of a contract, but it may prove prohibitively costly. Based on the terms of the lease, (and other reasons) I think relocation is very unlikely in the next decade or so.

  21. Keith

    Sure is a really weird way that the team is getting better

    • Mike Adams

      Yeah, “team better in a weird way” must mean better in a competition to have the most losses

  22. Luke J

    If everyone who claims they have stopped watching this team quit showing up here to comment it sure would be a lot less toxically negative around here.

    • Votto4life

      It always makes me laugh when people get upset for others sharing their opinions on a discussion forum. It’s actually the whole idea behind a discussion forum.

      • BK

        Sorry, but there was a time, not too long ago when the discussion centered around baseball strategy and constructive approaches for improving the team. Read the site guideline: they are listed in a tab above and haven’t changed. A few excerpts follow:

        “Redleg Nation is a blog dedicated to enthusiastic, smart and civil discourse concerning our favorite baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds.”

        “We view this space as an intellectual community. Part of a commitment to this kind of community is making an effort to contribute. Be interesting. Repetition is not interesting. Neither is blind optimism or bleak pessimism.”

        “No personal attacks. This covers other commenters, the post author, players, agents, coaches, journalists and front office personnel. This includes renaming people in a derogatory manner. In general comment on the Reds, not other commenters. Treat people with respect.”

        We’re far away from the stated purposed of Redleg’s Nation.

      • BK

        When I first started coming to this site, I had elementary age kids that enjoyed learning more about their favorite team and MLB in general. I felt very comfortable allowing them to read the articles and the comments here. It’s unfortunate, as you so astutely point out, this is now a site that is only fit for adults.

      • Votto4life

        It’s still a great place to kids to learn that people have different people have different opinions and there is nothing wrong with it.

      • Luke J

        I’m not upset. Just pointing out the hypocrites who every day claim they’ve stopped watching or have moved on to another team, but show up every game as they are watching and following.

        Go ahead and express your opinions. But watching grown men whine and complain is still sad.

    • Chris Holbert

      What are the euphorically positive things to talk about with this current team?

      • greenmtred

        Possibly the young players on the team and in the pipeline, but that isn’t helping this year’s version. I think that we are all, at least mostly, becoming predictable and reactive. Probably predictable considering the state of the Reds right now.

    • Dean Rock

      Reality is reality. If you think it’s toxically negative, so be it. There’s nothing wrong with being frustrated that your favorite team is 11 games below .500 2 weeks into the season.
      But spin it however you wish.

  23. JB

    So the Oakland A’s fans have started to boycott. 3700 showed up Tuesday and the fans are calling out the owners. Good for them. About time some people get it.

    • Votto4life

      They are playing right into the owners hands. He wants to move the A’s to Las Vegas. The boycott helps his cause.

      I truly feel bad for the city of Oakland they keep losing teams.

  24. Doc4uk

    The real issue is the competitive balance of MLB as opposed to the way things are done with the NBA and NFL. Owners can choose to do what the Castellinis are doing. The Reds are a small market club but they bought the team for less than 300 million and it is now valued at 1 billion. So lots of equity gained while perhaps breaking even on an annual basis. Sort of like owning a house in a desirable area. So the shame is really on MLB and the so called collective bargaining agreement. There will never be true parity and teams than are willing to spend the money will consistently be in the playoffs with an occasional short term outlier like Tampa or Minnesota. The Dodgers, Braves, Cards, Houston, Giants, Yanks, and Boston will always be in the mix.

    • Jim Walker

      @Doc, for me it starts by getting rid of that misnomer of “small market team” that has been foisted on Reds fans. Maybe when the free agency era started in the late 1970’s and 1980’s it was accurate; but, it is largely irrelevant now and has been for some time.

      It has been detailed on this site and other locales that teams like the Reds are going to be right at or north of $100M in annual revenue in distributions from MLB before they sell the 1st ticket, hot dog, soft drink, beer or souvenir. Then there is the local TV and radio money plus whatever they might get from parking.

      The CBT is working as an effective de facto soft cap. However MLB needs a salary floor and sanctions for teams that do not put the MLB distributions into salaries.

      • Tomn

        +1000. I’ve had it with “small market team”. It’s a lame excuse for management.

      • BK

        @Jim, even with the “$100M in annual revenue distributions from MLB before they sell the 1st ticket, soft drink, beer or souvenir” the Reds have half of the annual revenue from the top 5 franchises in an industry where the cost to operate a franchise are roughly equal. That means that nearly all of the revenue disparity is available to those teams for payroll (or profit).

        The disparity is further illustrated in the market value of the teams. Team valuation is hugely dependent on expected revenue streams. So, there are real, valid reasons to classify the Reds as a “small market team” as it accounts for a lot of the behavior we see in MLB and more specifically with our favorite team, the Reds.

        I agree the CBT is a de facto soft cap. However, it’s much higher than actual caps in both the NFL and NBA in both absolute terms and when normalized for the revenue differences between the sports. The CBA benefits elite players and large market teams.

        Doc4uk, is exactly right, the root problem is the lack of competitive balance in MLB.

    • Dean Rock

      Being in a small market is a convenient excuse for not being good consistently. No team should be as epically bad as the Pirates and Reds have been most of the past 2 decades. Starts at the top.

  25. A Former West Sider

    Larger issues aside, this team is missing an inordinate amount of players currently.
    Vegas is usually right, this is a 70-75 win team – not a 40 win team.
    Current performance not indicative of true talent level.

    So – it looks worse than it is, but – that is mostly irrelevant.
    Current trajectory is not true championship contention – they need a clear direction.

    IMO a full tear down is the best move at the trade deadline.
    Move Castillo and Mahle and anyone else near the end of Arb that has value.
    Add as much high level young talent as possible.
    And riding the wave of terrible performance equates to lots of draft assets the next 2 years
    Then come out swinging in 24.

    Given where they are nothing else really makes sense.

  26. BatsLeftThrowsRight

    I’m going to set the over/under number on how many games the Reds will finish below .500 at 34 this year.

    A 64-98 record maybe generous, but sounds about right.

    • Dean Rock

      No way they avoid 100 losses. Zero chance of it. So many problems with this team its hard to kniw wgmhere to start. Mahle, Castillo, India and Stephenson are the only players on the 40-man roster who are above average. Most others are playing with Triple A talent. I’d like to think Senzel could be good, but he will go on the IL with every strain of CoVid imaginable before he plays 100 games in a season.

  27. Mark A Verticchio

    As of right now I think 98 to 105 losses is about right, could do better if they get healthy and things fall in place. However, if Bell continues to play certain people I could see 110 losses or more. When you think about though does it really matter, 2 and 12 now with 10 losses in a row, this is going to go down as one of the worst seasons in team history if not the worst.

  28. Doc4uk

    Sad fact is that there is no one in AAA or AA who is good enough at this point to replace Aquino who simply is lost. Even if they place him on waivers there is no team that will claim him. Perhaps another year at AAA might help solve his issues with breaking pitches

    • Mark Moore

      Sad +100

      He’s out of options. He’d have to go the DFA route.

  29. Dean Rock

    Reds have 0 runs on 2 hits through 7 innings today. Not facing Max Scherzer, either.
    How could a Reds fan spend their day and money watching that?