I look back at the 1999 numbers and the reds were 9-12 in the month of April. That would put this years team on pace to finish with that record or close to that record this month. So a slow start isn't going to kill us. If anything it might be better for us to start slow and pick it up in May and June. We just need to stay in some sort of striking distance of 1st place and continue to atleast split a home stand if nothing els
-Jay Bruce is starting to hit a little.
-Cueto and Bailey pitched a little better this weekend.
-Arroyo typically has a slow April and atleast a few bad starts. There was a couple of games last year he didn't get out of the first inning. He will improve.
- Rolen has been solid at the plate.
- Votto is going to get hot anytime soon.
-Mike Leake has been pretty good and will only improve as time goes on.
-We still have a 100mph pitcher hurling for the riverbats awaiting arrival.
Negatives (things that need addressed):
-Harang is showing no signs of improvements
-Gomes SUCKS as a left fielder. I see why he pinch hit so many times last year.
- Drew Stubbs just doesn't look comfortable. Maybe the lineup shift will help him out.
- We can't get early run support for the most part. Other than a couple of games we can't get out to early leads and the ones we do, the bullpen blows them.
- Is it the pitching coach? This rotation was alot better with Dick Pole as the coach. I'm just saying.
-Our crowds are pee poor. I understand its early but there are few teams that has less attendance than we do. Do we need more days games? Better promotions? I don't know but it's depressing that our crowds are starting to rival the Marlins crowds.