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max venable
06-03-2006, 09:25 PM
Here's the stat roundup:

Batting:

April May

Record: 17-8 Record: 12-16

Avg.
Reds: .267 .248
Opp: .276 .273

Runs
Reds: 149 114
Opp: 131 135

HR
Reds 36 34
Opp. 41 29

BB
Reds 122 75
Opp. 75 70

K
Reds 179 207
Opp 169 186

OPS
Reds .831 .729
Opp. .824 .756

Pitching

ERA
4.85 4.18

WHIP
1.43 1.36

Saves
10 3

A couple of observations:
Amazingly, the pitching improved in May. It was pretty darn good. A check of the offensive stats shows why the Reds floundered in May. More strikeouts and way less walks is what jumps out at me (along with the BA going from .267 to .248--ouch!).

Which is the real Cincinnati Reds team? The April version or the May version (or somewhere in between)?

Weigh in...

RedFanAlways1966
06-03-2006, 11:47 PM
Quality starts
Apr. - 13 QS, REDS record 11-2.
May - 14 QS, REDS record 6-8.

What happened in May during those QS losses?
Bullpen: 11 ER in 11 innings.
Offense: 6 runs and 39 hits in 8 games.

RedlegNation
06-04-2006, 12:24 AM
May was ugly, and even moreso after looking at those numbers.

I'm glad June is here...and the last two games have been much more fun to watch.

paintmered
06-04-2006, 12:36 AM
What's amazing is for once, the offense was the culprit during the month of May. I never thought we would see that.

By most measures, the pitching has exceeded expectations.

TeamBoone
06-04-2006, 12:41 AM
The defense was pretty bad in May too...

paintmered
06-04-2006, 03:05 AM
The defense was pretty bad in May too...

Indeed it was. It's probably a contributing factor to the May team ERA too.

Caveat Emperor
06-04-2006, 10:56 AM
Indeed it was. It's probably a contributing factor to the May team ERA too.

And a non-ERA contributing factors as well. Reds pitchers gave up 19 unearned runs in May v. only 12 unearned runs in April.