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Kingspoint
05-10-2010, 06:31 PM
Over the last 7 days (May 3-9), the REDS were...

1st in SLG (.514)
1st in Homeruns (12)
2nd in OBP (.349)
2nd in AVG (.297)
2nd in OPS (.863)
2nd in Runs (38)
2nd in RBI's (37)
2nd in Hits (70)
2nd in Total Bases (114)
3rd in Doubles (12)
3rd in SB-CS (3)

5th in games played (12-way tied for 5th)...for perspective on at-bats.

...among NL teams.

Kingspoint
05-10-2010, 06:53 PM
With the Offense on track, the Starting Pitching on Track, and guys like Cordero, Rhodes, Owings and Herrera to anchor the bullpen, there's no reason the REDS can't continue the .692 pace they've been on over their last 13 games.

They should be able to continue to play at the .692 pace through May 30th as they prepare for another showdown at St. Louis with the Cardinal May 30th-June 2nd. There are 20 games between now and then with 7 of them against the Pirates and 3 against the Astros. Toss in 3 against Cleveland and two against Atlanta and 15 of those 20 games are against teams playing at a combined .393 clip. The remaining 5 games are all at home....3 against the Cards and 2 versus Milwaukee, who are currently under .500.

If we do play at a .692 clip over these next 20 games (14-6), our record will be 30-21 heading into St. Louis, 9 games above .500. The Cardinals are currently 8 games above .500.

There are no days off between now and then. The next day off will be June 3rd, the day after the series where we'll likely be playing for 1st place in the National League Central Division.

Then there's a 10-game homestand June 7th-June 17th. The REDS could have their biggest attendance month (per average game) in a long time with school being out, great weather, and a 1st place club. They close out June with 6 straight home games including 3 against Cleveland.

It's good to be a REDS' fan right now, especially if you're lucky enough to live within driving distance to their games.

Then, Dickerson will be back, Chapman will be a hot topic, and there may be another Minor Leaguer or two who are trying to force their way onto the club. And, then there are the contracts/trade possibilities of Harang and Arroyo to consider.

This is going to be a lot of fun.

mattfeet
05-10-2010, 07:05 PM
With the Offense on track, the Starting Pitching on Track, and guys like Cordero, Rhodes, Owings and Herrera to anchor the bullpen, there's no reason the REDS can't continue the .692 pace they've been on over their last 13 games.

They should be able to continue to play at the .692 pace through May 30th as they prepare for another showdown at St. Louis with the Cardinal May 30th-June 2nd. There are 20 games between now and then with 7 of them against the Pirates and 3 against the Astros. Toss in 3 against Cleveland and two against Atlanta and 15 of those 20 games are against teams playing at a combined .393 clip. The remaining 5 games are all at home....3 against the Cards and 2 versus Milwaukee, who are currently under .500.

If we do play at a .692 clip over these next 20 games (14-6), our record will be 30-21 heading into St. Louis, 9 games above .500. The Cardinals are currently 8 games above .500.

There are no days off between now and then. The next day off will be June 3rd, the day after the series where we'll likely be playing for 1st place in the National League Central Division.

Then there's a 10-game homestand June 7th-June 17th. The REDS could have their biggest attendance month (per average game) in a long time with school being out, great weather, and a 1st place club. They close out June with 6 straight home games including 3 against Cleveland.

It's good to be a REDS' fan right now, especially if you're lucky enough to live within driving distance to their games.

Then, Dickerson will be back, Chapman will be a hot topic, and there may be another Minor Leaguer or two who are trying to force their way onto the club. And, then there are the contracts/trade possibilities of Harang and Arroyo to consider.

This is going to be a lot of fun.

Great post! :thumbup:

Agreed on all accounts.

-Matt