I was getting the feeling that our hitters seem to be more patient this year and decided to look at some team hitting stats. The Reds are:

#1 in BB & OPB
#11 in SO
#4 in SLG

So obviously it is a small sample size but it seems that all of our hitters are taking a patient approach seeing pitches and definitely working the opposing starters into early high pitch counts. Can this be credited to Chambliss or is just a matter of facing two wild cubs starters and one young pirate.