Reds go 5-5 for the fourth consecutive time. So team has been exactly at .500 over the last 40 games. Reds are 34-30 at home and 30-36 on the road. Reds are 22-28 in one run games. Reds are 7-5 in extra innings games. Reds are 24-23 in day games, 40-43 in night games. Reds are 33-27 against NL Central opponents. 17-12 against NL West opponents. But 8-15 against NL East opponents and 6-12 against interleague opponents.
Reds trail the first place Brewers by 13 games. Reds only trail second place Cards by 3 games. Reds 2.5 games ahead of Pirates. Reds overall record is 64-66. Reds RS/RA is plus 44. Brewers are plus 54. Cards are plus 36. Top teams in baseball in RS/RA are Yankees plus 185, Phils plus 158, Red Sox plus 157, Rangers plus 101, Braves plus 70. Then come the NL Central teams.
Offense - Reds OPS is at .739, fourth in NL, slightly down from last time. Since the All-Star Break, the Reds team OPS is .749, fifth in the NL. Pre- All Star Break the Reds team OPS was .735, fourth in NL. While Reds OPS is higher since the Break, the NL OPS is generally much higher since the Break. Pre-All Star NL average OPS was .703. Post-All Star Break .724.
Reds SLG now .410, fourth in the NL, slightly down. Reds OBP .329, fourth in the NL, same as last time. Reds BA .258, slightly down, now seventh in the NL. NL average BA is .253.
Reds currently lead the NL in home runs with 149. Reds are 12th in doubles in NL with 208. GABP influence, IMO.
Reds wOBA is .323, tied for 3rd-5th in NL with Mets and Brewers. Reds wRC+ is fourth best in NL at 99.
Joey Votto has been red hot, went 5-7 in doubleheader with Fla. last night. To use Fangraphs stats, his wOBA is second in the NL to Braun with .426. Votto's wRC+ is also second to Braun with 169. Votto is at .328 BA, third in the NL. His OPS is .992 best among qualifiers in the NL. His OBP is .441, by far the best in the NL among qualifiers. His SLG is .551, fourth in the NL among qualifiers. Votto leads the NL in walks with 94. Has 24 homers, 84 RBI.
Phillips, now batting leadoff, with hot stretch now hitting .293 with OPS at .769. Over the last 30 games, Phillips has a .344 BA and an .846 OPS. Over last 30, Hanigan with .286 BA and .899 OPS. Good OPS numbers from Alonso and Frazier in limited action, respectively, 1.301 (29 official at bats for Yonder) and .823 (57 official at bats for Frazier), although Frazier's BA is .211.Stubbs has slid back over last 30, with .585 OPS in that period. Post ASB, Stubbs wih .676 OPS. Overall Stubbs with .724 OPS and .248 BA.
Pitching - Reds team ERA slipped back from 4.05 to current 4.10, eleventh in the NL. FIP for Reds is 4.28, second worst in NL. Reds xFIP is 4.07, second worst in NL. Reds with 3.37 walks per nine innings, fourth worst in NL. Reds Ks per nine innings at 6.82, fifth fewest in NL.
Reds team ERA against lefty hitters is 4.25, 12th in NL. (Not sure how you compile an ERA against lefty hitters, but there it is.) NL overall ERA against lefty hitters is 3.90. Reds team ERA against righty hitters is 4.01, eleventh in league. NL average team ERA against righty hitters, however compiled, is 3.82 overall.
Reds starters ERA is 4.36, same as last time. Reds relievers, though, now at 3.58 trending negatively. Was 3.44 last time, was much better before that.
Starters pretty steady with Cueto 9-5 with a 2.03 in 133.1 innings. Leake at 4.09, Willis at 4.14, Bailey at 4.44, Arroyo (great outing last night) at 5.02.
In last thirty games, here are some bullpen ERAs - Cordero 1.38, Chapman 2.38, Arredondo 4.85, Lecure 6.89, Masset 6.94, Bray 8.10, Ondrusek 11.25 (injured now, though due back). Bray with 1.65 WHIP over last 30; Masset 2.49; Ondrusek 2.75.
Overall, Reds team ERA pre-ASB was 4.17. Post ASB 3.94. Appears improvement due to starters, not bullpen.
Fielding - Reds with 73 errors fifth fewest in NL. Reds with fourth most assists in the NL. Reds .985 FPCT is better than NL and MLB average of .983.Team UZR remains second best to DBacks in NL. Same with UZR/150, Reds second best to DBacks. MLB.com has Reds DER as best in the NL currently.
Reds wih 115 DPs, sixth best in NL. In stolen base percentage against, Reds at .644, third best in the NL. Reds have 3 passed balls allowed, best in the NL.