Maybe I'm off-base here, but it seems like the Reds have faced an unusually high # of LHPs in the past few weeks? I think this has resulted in the meager offense we're seeing since Choo is just awful against lefties (and we also don't have the right handed bats to punish them). Maybe the numbers don't actually confirm this but I feel like it's been the main reason why we're struggling to consistently push runs across the board. We badly need a right handed 3B or LFer at the trade deadline, and I really hope Mes can take the starting catcher job and force himself into the lineup 4-5 times a week.