Reds were 3-7 for the last stretch, 7-13 over the last twenty, 34-36 overall, 17-17 at home, 17-19 on the road. Since May 15 team is 4-14 on the road, has been swept three times on road, and trail 0-2 at Toronto in current series. Currently a 6 game road losing streak. In same period, team is 10-8 at home. Votto just returned, Volquez and EE still out. AGonz and Lincoln on DL. Maloney back to AAA, Roenicke up.
Offense - Here's the trend line over the last twenty games: OPS - .742 to .713 to .704 (current).
OBP-.331 to .320 to .318 (current).
SLG-.412 to .395 to .386 (current).
BA .256 to .247 to .242 (current).
Reds are 14th in league in all these categories, except 15th in BA. Notably, team OPS is .759 at home, 7th best in the NL. But .652 on the road, 15th in NL.
Of regulars or semi-regulars only Votto, Gomes and Phillips with OPS above .810 and of those only Phillips has over 160 plate appearances. Most Reds regulars with better home numbers than road. Bruce with big gap, .986 OPS home, .551 road. Gomes as platoon player hitting well, .340 BA and over 1.000 OPS. Hanigan with .325 BA, .411 OBP, and .397 SLG in 148 plate appearances.
Pitching - Trend line in team ERA is 4.05 to 3.85 to .4.05 (current). Sixth in NL, third in Central (St. L and Chic. better). Home ERA is 4.50, 11th in league. Road team ERA is 3.62, second in league.
Trend line for starters ERA is 4.38 to 4.07 to 4.36 (7th in NL). Relief ERA was 3.36 last time now 3.46.
After 50 games, Arroyo was coming on with 7 wins and an improved 5.12 ERA. Now has 8 wins and a 5.54. Harang, only 5-7 in WL column with ERA of 3.66. Maloney had a 6.11 before going to AAA. Burton, who never went to AAA after all, improved with 4.60 ERA. Bullpen not perfect, but not a major issue.
Fielding - Like last time, Reds made 8 errors in this stretch and have fourth most in league with 51, a .981 FPCT.
DER, was best in NL last time, now trails Cubs and Dodgers. With injuries, infielders occasionally playing out of position, probably contributes to some defensive issues.
Reds now 4.5 games out of Central lead, question is whether they can hang in given offensive woes.