Compared vs the rest of majors
Run per game-6.7(1st)
Keep in mind this is not just the NL we're talking about, this is compared to all of baseball. The Reds currently have the best offense in baseball. The only stat the Reds don't rank in the top three in, is batting average.
Speaking of batting average: I wonder how many Reds fans(or Marty) are out there wondering how the Reds have scored all these runs while only having the 10th best batting average and having struckout the the third most times in baseball? Easy. The Reds are taking walks and getting on base(.375), hitting for power(73 XBH), and working the count deep in their favor and getting to the opposing teams' bullpen early.(3.92 P/PA).
The Reds modern day team record for runs scored in a season is 865 runs by the 1999 Reds, however, the 1894 Reds scored 910 runs. The 2005 Reds broke the franchise single season home run record by hitting 222 dingers. The 1974 squad received 693 walks. Most doubles belong to the 2005 Reds...with 335. 1894 Reds had a .363 OBP, modern day .357 by the '76 Reds. Highest SLG- .451 by 1999 Reds.
We could see a good number of these records succumb to the 2006 Reds.
The '06 Reds offense is on pace to score 1083 runs, 405 doubles, 324 home runs, .375 OBP, .531 SLG, and 840 walks. All those of those would surpass the previous franchise records, but obviously those projections are going to drop as the season gets older. But, I could definitely see this team breaking some records.
My point - I love this offense; it's fun to watch. The pitching sucks, but enjoy the offense. Adam Dunn is developing into one of the greatest Reds hitters ever. Felipe Lopez has developed into the best hitting shortstop in the NL. Edwin Encarnacion is blossoming before our eyes. Austin Kearns appears to be re-forming into a very good hitter. Brandon Phillips is looking like a possible steal...another Felipe? If that's not enough, the Reds could have a couple more impact bats on the horizon in young Jay Bruce and Joey Votto.