The last Red to pitch 200 innings in NONCONSECUTIVE years for the Reds was Jose Rijo.
We all know how bad our starting pitching is but the last time the Reds have had more than TWO pitchers pitch 25 games and have an ERA under 5.00 was 1998. That basically means be a #5 starter or better and stay healthy or in the rotation..... the fact is we can't get more than two guys to even do that.
Last season alone TWENTY teams had more than 2 do that in 25 or more GS. That's pathetic considering multiple teams had all 5 fit that criteria and have ERA's much lower than the maximum of 5.00. Simply having 3 guys with ERA's under 5 will not make a team competitive even... Hopefully they can improve this year but we're pretty darn far out from having a solid rotation.
The only other teams not to have that last year:
Rockies- Sucky pitching and Coors field.... Never have done it but very difficult in their ballpark.
Royals- Last did in 1996..... they are pretty bad too.
Brewers- (Injuries did them in (Sheets). Their top 5 in GS had ERA's below 4.60 but Santos needed one more start for them to make it. Last did in 2004.
Yankees- (2 had it and many had low ERA's but injuries to Brown, Pavano and Wright did them in). Last did in 2004.
Pirates- Had two guys with ERA's about 5.10 that would have put them in.... O. Perez's bad year and Duke and Malholm's late emergences were factors too. Last did it in 2002; missed by one start in 2004.
Mariners- Just a lot of bad years.... Last did in 2003.
Devil Rays- Last did in 1998 also but missed several times by just a few starts.
Rangers- Last did in 1997..... pitching issues also.
Blue Jays- Missed by 1 start last year.... missed by one start SEVERAL times the past 5 years. Halladay not even included due to his injury. Last did in 1997, however they have had several legit aces (Clemens and Halladay).