Last year while watching, I really was worried about the Reds' offense. They were so streaky. There were times they looked out matched but the pitching kept them in the games. They found ways to win.

This year is a breath of fresh air. Through the first 7 games the run totals are staggering.

2012 - 21 (3 runs per game)
2013 - 51 (7.29 runs per game)

Granted they are skewed due to the 15-0 and 13-4 games. But its nice to see them staying in each game and grinding it out. The two losses were extra inning games, so they were close.

I'm looking forward to this season more than I ever have. Seems they have the balance needed to take them deep into the playoffs.