Originally Posted by Plus Plus
There is just about no stat that can be produced (other than W/L) that will describe the Reds as a .500 or worse team, unless specific things are being isolated.
The team ERA is .9 runs worse than the team xFIP.
The Reds are close to the lead in the NL in runs scored.
I am as frustrated as anybody in the world about this team right now, especially living in Illinois and surrounded by Cubs and Cardinals fans. But I am optimistic that a breakout will happen in the near future.
Breakout could happen if Cueto and Bailey pitch well and if Scott Rolen comes back healthy. Rolen's absence really hurts this lineup.
Bottom of the ninth. A few hits wouldn't hurt.