seeing more pitches during these 9 games
Reds' offense, what's left of it, has lately done a pretty good job of working deep into the opposing team's bullpen
last nine games, we've drawn 145 pitches/game from the bad guys. In the previous nine games (when Kearns/Lopez were still around), that number was 138 pitches/game when adjusted for innings played.
Red Sox are probably a decent benchmark, although an AL team will probably work a few more pitches out of the opposition than will a team lacking a DH. Over the same time period, Red Sox have drawn an average of 154 pitches per game, adjusted for innings. So lately the Reds match up well to that rate, and this may be a number worth watching.