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texasdave
04-15-2007, 08:44 PM
1)The Reds posted an OPS for the three games series in Chicago of .390. This consisted of an OBP of .227 and a SLG of .163.

2)The Reds had exactly one extra base hit. (double by Junior on Friday)

3)The Reds had 14 hits in 27 innings.

4)The Reds struck out 32 times in 27 innings.

5)Take away the 5th inning of Friday's game and the Reds had an OPS of .284
This consisted of an OBP of .177 and a SLG of .107.

6)Take away the 5th inning of Friday's game and the Reds had roughly one single every 3 innings. (9 singles in 26 innings)

And still they took 2 out of 3. :beerme: :eek: :beerme:

PuffyPig
04-15-2007, 08:46 PM
Why not mention the pitching?

It was as great as the hitting was bad.

Degenerate39
04-15-2007, 08:48 PM
If it works it works. Probably not for much longer though.

texasdave
04-15-2007, 08:50 PM
Why not mention the pitching?

It was as great as the hitting was bad.

The offensive numbers were posted because someone asked about them in the Game Thread.


Where's Cyclone?

I need this weekend splits against the Cubs.

It has to be a team record low for taking 2 out of 3.
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You are correct. The pitching was very good.

RedFanAlways1966
04-15-2007, 08:51 PM
Why not mention the pitching?

It was as great as the hitting was bad.

You mean good pitching can be more important than good hitting? Imagine that. In Cincinnati? ;)

paulrichjr
04-15-2007, 10:44 PM
The Reds are 4th in the MAJORS in ERA. 4TH IN THE MAJORS! :beerme:

We are last in the NL in hitting. (average) LAST!!! (number 28 in Majors) :cry:

guttle11
04-15-2007, 10:46 PM
Happy numbers: 2-1.

That's all that matters beyond tonight.

George Anderson
04-15-2007, 10:49 PM
The Reds are 4th in the MAJORS in ERA. 4TH IN THE MAJORS! :beerme:

We are last in the NL in hitting. (average) LAST!!! (number 28 in Majors) :cry:

When was the last time the Reds were 4th in ERA this late in the season?:D

Redsland
04-15-2007, 11:01 PM
We are last in the NL in hitting. (average) LAST!!! (number 28 in Majors)
Did two teams get contracted without my noticing it? ;)

kaldaniels
04-15-2007, 11:10 PM
No homeruns all series by either team if my memory is correct...when was the last 3 game series you saw that happen???

jmac
04-15-2007, 11:10 PM
Did two teams get contracted without my noticing it? ;)

I think the reds/red sox from looks of the ERA.

FlightRick
04-16-2007, 12:01 AM
I may be a philistine for asking this, but: isn't this Statistical Anomaly kind of the Poster Child case for the "regressing to the norm," or whatever Stat Wankers call it?

Our offense, by all objective means, sucks donkey gonads, and yet we're still 7-5 and in first place. Just imagine what'll happen when Phillips gets back to OB%'ing at .320, or Junior manages a week straight of SLG'ing at .410! We'll be UNSTOPPABLE~!

Well, provided Loshe is good for 8 IP of 1R/12K baseball every fifth day, anyway.

Snarkiness aside: the observations about this weekend's anomalous numbers (accumulated while WINNING a series) are, to me, pretty much a counterpoint to the Arizona series, where it felt like we dominated fairly well, and yet, we lost 2 of 3. That's why I freaking love baseball: it can be flukey like that, but somehow, everything usually seems to even out in the end. It's just in this case, the "evening out" happened in the course of a week. Seriously: in my Colbert-esque "gut," my instinct is that we probably should have swept the ******s the way that series played out, and by the same token, the Cubs could easily have swept us back the way things went the last few days.

Bring on a week of 13-8 games to "regress" our offensive line to the norm, says I!!!!!! Lord knows, that's the only way we'll win a Milton-started game, anyway.....

spaethc
04-16-2007, 12:20 AM
No homeruns all series by either team if my memory is correct...when was the last 3 game series you saw that happen???

Carlos Zambrano hit a homer in Friday's game.

bthomasiscool
04-16-2007, 01:08 AM
Good call Spaeth. Knowing that, when was the last time the only player to hit a home run in a 3 game series was a pitcher? Also has anybody figured out our magic number yet?

redsmetz
04-16-2007, 07:29 AM
No homeruns all series by either team if my memory is correct...when was the last 3 game series you saw that happen???

At Wrigley, no less.

Edit - yikes! just saw the mention of Zambrano, but the subsequent poster aptly notes the rarity of only a pitcher getting one homer.

RedFanAlways1966
04-16-2007, 07:50 AM
Going back to last season... this now makes 5 straight games at Wrigley Field in which the REDS have not homered. The last REDS player to homer in Wrigley Field? David Ross on Sept. 15, 2006. Yes, for those too young to remember, David Ross has made contact with a baseball.

registerthis
04-16-2007, 09:17 AM
I may be a philistine for asking this, but: isn't this Statistical Anomaly kind of the Poster Child case for the "regressing to the norm," or whatever Stat Wankers call it?

"Stat Wankers"?

registerthis
04-16-2007, 09:20 AM
Why not mention the pitching?

Because the Reds are going to need to generate significant amounts of offense to continue to win, as this pitching is not going to hold up through the rigors of the season. Yes, the pitching allowed us to take 2 of 3 from the Cubbies this weekend. But that doesn't have a high likelihood of continuing.

I can guarantee you that if the Reds make a habit of posting sub-.400 OPS, they will lose far more series than they will win. They don't have the pitching horses to make up for that type of putrid offensive performance.

Although, the bright side is: yes, we did take 2 of 3 from the Cubs. And for that I am quite pleased. :)

DTCromer
04-16-2007, 09:23 AM
When was the last time the Reds were 4th in ERA this late in the season?:D

Funniest post I've seen on here yet.

UGADaddy
04-16-2007, 11:28 AM
Funniest post I've seen on here yet.

Agreed. Lol!

Also, I think this thead reiterates something about the Reds this year, and I really can't remember the last time it's happened. We are struggling to hit anything and we are pitching like crazy. (Either way, we took 2 of 3 on the road, and I'll take that any day.) Anyway, I really like what WK is doing and how he's building the team. It won't be long until he completes what he wants this team to look like and the Redlegs are going to be perennial contenders.

Raisor
04-16-2007, 11:32 AM
"Stat Wankers"?


I think it's British slang for "Good looking", but I'm not sure.

paulrichjr
04-16-2007, 11:46 AM
Did two teams get contracted without my noticing it? ;)

Let me repeat... Last in NL. 28th in MLB.

Redsland
04-16-2007, 11:52 AM
:doh: :owned:

Puffy
04-16-2007, 12:30 PM
Why not mention the pitching?

It was as great as the hitting was bad.

I didn't realize giving up 5,7 and 0 runs was considered great.

The Reds won 2 of 3 because they fought for them. But an ERA of 4 for three games is hardly "great"

edogg07
04-16-2007, 01:08 PM
The ERA in the Cubs series was 2.66. I know that wont keep but neither will have team batting 220 or lower. The offense needs a breakout game. Tonight is the night for Edwin 0 for 19 on the road trip. I am saying 3 hits tonight.:beerme: