Originally Posted by krm1580
There are two differences between the Cardinals and the Reds.
1.) The Cardinal staff does a much better job of keeping the baseball in the park. If you look at the pitching staff numbers they are almost identical across the board except HRs allowed and not so surprisingly ERA. Part of the difference is the ballpark, but it is a very small allowance because if you look at the road stats the ratio is about the same. If you don't give up home runs a team needs to string together 2 or 3 hits to score a run.
The Cardinals play in one of the least HR friendly stadiums in baseball. The Reds play in one of the most HR friendly stadiums in baseball. The Reds are much better on the road at keeping the ball in the ballpark.