Reds averaging 2.75 runs per game so far this season. Opposition is averaging 3.75. Not exciting baseball, so the next time a thread appears on attendance, who wants to watch this? Not me. And to think that maybe we would have won if not for a poor managerial decision.
But don't worry, that offensive outburst/fluke is coming soon. We will score 15 runs in one game, it will pad everyone's stats and Dusty will be safe to pull another starter with only 94 pitches, who seems to get stronger as the game goes along. Only to see the entire bullpen used up for no reason.
Positives: Simon looked a little better. Harris got a hit as did Ludwick. Votto is still awesome.
Negatives: Too many to list here. Shorthand version- CF, 3B and bench.
I would usually agree with wanting anyone who has won in here after Dusty. But, not thanks to Titto. Too many problems in Beantown and not enough money here to win for him. He was a product of ownership's ability to put together a winning squad. Does this really look like one to you this year?
I see a 8-12 start. Not good.
Look, the bottom line is you have to score some runs. This team has pitched pretty well, it just doesn't score.
Poorly constructed offense built around tons of average righty hitters, some below average. One guy couldn't make contact with an oversized tennis racquet.
I can't put this one on Dusty's head. They could have played 20 innings and the Reds wouldn't have scored.
Ludwig's butchering of the Nady HR didn't help.
Janish currently has a 1.008 OPS. We could use him.