This week on The Unnamed Reds Podcast we talk about the Cincinnati Reds winning, and winning a whole lot of late. We then get into the struggles of Luis Castillo, the idea of hiring Jim Riggleman as the full-time manager, and a few minor league pieces of news that could effect the big league club in the second half of the season.

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8 Responses

  1. kevinz

    Castillo seems to be having the year that the Pitcher for Atl that Pitched today had last year.
    Heck who knows Maybe Castillo a second half Pitcher not a First half Pitcher? that the Hope.

    I did not like the Move to bunt Scooter but Love the way Riggle Runs the Bullpen.
    I agree though it is only Fair to do a manager search to see who the Best one is.
    Can we keep Riggle to make the moves with the Bullpen?
    Seen on MLB Network that Biggest thing a Manager does is Run the Pen.
    They did a segment on how Riggleman if killing it with his moves to the Pen.

    • Pokey Reese's Red Hot Bat

      Killing it as in good or killing it as in he’s killing their arms?

      • kevinz

        I guess a little but of both haha.
        He is killing it good with getting Wins but could be killing there arms to get them Wins

  2. Matthew O'Neal

    In his usual great work over at The Athletic, C. Trent had this interesting tidbit about Luis Castillo’s season: “He has a 2.79 ERA over 42 innings this season before his first walk of a game and an 8.08 ERA in 45 2/3 innings after his first walk.”

    • CP

      I wonder how many other pitchers numbers would reflect that same phenomena? I would think most pitchers numbers would be drastically better before their first walk….

      But interesting nonetheless!

    • Patrick

      Castillo’s problem is that he is struggling from the stretch
      .313/.392/.569 with men on .961 ops

  3. Jonathan Linn

    I wasn’t able to download the podcast today. Podkicker app said in needed a password