Reds open 2013 with 5-5 record, including 4-2 at home and 1-3 on the road. Reds won two of three opening series against Angels, Nats, Cards (loss). Reds trail Cards by 1 game in Central, Reds with +11 run differential. Ludwick with injury, out extended period, Robinson comes up. Marshall on DL apparently for brief time, replaced by Ondrusek.
Hitting - Reds with .751 OPS, sixth best in NL. Reds also with sixth best wOBA, .324 and seventh best wRC+ at 99. Reds with .251 BA, 11th in NL and just above .249 league average. Reds with .333 OBP, sixth in NL. Reds with .419 SLG, tied for sixth/seventh in NL. Reds with 14 homers, tied for 4th/5th in league. Reds with 91 hits, sixth in league, and with 57 runs, fourth in league.
Reds with 94 strikeouts, the most in the NL. Reds K% is fourth highest, 22.5%. Reds with 39 walks, third most in league. Walk% is fifth best in league, 9.4%.
Of regulars, Choo leads team in OPS with 1.105. Frazier with 1.039 and Phillips 1.022. Votto at .893 with no homers as yet. No other regulars above .700 OPS with Cozart and Hanigan off very slowly. Of bench guys, Hannahan and XPaul both above 1.000 OPS in limited at bats.
Choo with .350/.480/.625/1.105 line. Phillips with four homers, three each for Choo and Frazier. Phillips with 11 RBI, Frazier with 10, among league leaders.
High team strikeout number largely due to 15 Ks for Bruce, 13 for Heisey, 10 for Votto. Heisey with 13 Ks in 35 official at bats. Votto with 14 walks and a .510 OBP. Choo's OBP is .480.
Pitching - Reds with 4.06 team ERA, ninth best in NL. Reds starters have a 4.60 ERA, eleventh in NL. Reds relievers have a 3.06 ERA, sixth best in NL. Reds have 6 Quality Starts, tied for fourth most in NL. Team has 82 strikeouts, fifth most in among NL staffs, has walked 32, sixth most in NL, BAA is .248, seventh highest in NL.
Reds staff has allowed 15 homers, tied for second/third most in NL. Runs allowed are 46, fifth/sixth most in NL.
FIP for Reds is 4.56, the third worst FIP in the NL. XFIP (which neutralizes for homers) is 4.06 tied for sixth/seventh worst. Reds pitching WAR is 0.4, twelfth best (fourth worst) in NL.
JJ Hoover is 0-3 with a 7.94 ERA, a 2.12 WHIP, and 3 homers allowed in 5.2 innings pitched. Starters ERAs are Cueto at 2.77, Latos 2.84, Arroyo 5.25, Bailey 5.73, Leake at 6.75. Bailey and Leake with 6 walks a piece in two starts for each. Chapman, Broxton, and Marshall with 0.00 ERAs, Chapman with 9 Ks in 5 innings, hasn't pitched last four games.
Fielding - Reds with four errors, only DBacks have fewer (three). Reds four errors include two by Choo in sunfield in St. Louis one afternoon.
Reds 8th in team UZR rating for NL, at -0.2 and seventh in UZR/150 category. Team fielding PCT is .990, tied for second-fourth best in league, Reds team DER (MLB.com) fifth best at .707. Reds have converted nine DPs, sixth best in NL.