Originally Posted by Kingspoint
Our start to the season was really horrendous. We gave up a ton of runs.
Yep, in April the Reds gave up 10 runs or more in 4 ballgames (a total of 45 runs in 4 games). That is over 20% of the runs the Reds have given up. Then add in the 2 debacles in May (14 to the Cubs and 10 to the Braves), that is over 31% of the total runs given up in 6 games.
Want to know the worst thing? In those 6 games Harang pitched 3 of them. Arroyo had one (his annual batting practice start), Bailey had one, and the other was Leake (and that was the bullpen's fault). In other words, Harang is a blowout waiting to happen every time he takes the mound.
Anyway, back to the point....The Reds have given up 10 runs or more 6 times. That is what skews those numbers. For the most part the Reds have pitched well, but when they don't, look out!