This post is mid-way between two doubleheader games v. Cubs. Will add stats tomorrow, but to keep on the every 10 game track, am posting some things now.
Reds go 7-3 now 73-47, +81 run differential with 520 RS, 439 RA. Reds with big home field advantage now, 40-21 at home, best home record in baseball. Reds 33-26 on road. Reds 6.5 games up over the Pirates and 8.5 games over the Cardinals. Reds gained three on the second place Bucs during this stretch. Mes returns from DL, Navarro down. Redmond being called up for second game of DH tonight under special double header rule Votto still out, return not imminent due to second procedure.
Offense - Reds now with a .747 OPS, fourth best in the NL. It was .737 last time so the Reds with major offensive splurge in last ten games. BA is .254, OBP is .319, SLG is .429. All of these are improvements from last time especially SLG which went from .421 to .429. Reds now tied for first place in HRs with Brewers at 142. Reds had 125 last time so hit 17 homers in the last ten games.
Reds are 7th in runs scored, ninth in base hits, but now lead the NL in extra base hits with 400.
Ludwick, Frazier and XPaul (limited at bats) all now with slightly above .900 OPS. Bruce at .846. In last 30 days, Ludwick with 1.136 OPS in 9 at bats. Rolen 1.118 over that time frame. Frazier had slumped but in last 7 days hitting .455 with 1.273 OPS. Bruce with four homers and 1.579 OPS in last seven days.
Reds not a big OBP team, but Paul with .400 OBP in limited play, Frazier up to .345 overall, Ludwick .338, Bruce .330, Phillips .330. Frazier up to .290 BA overall in 300 official at bats. Phillips despite recent slump, still at .288 BA, Hanigan .279, Ludwick .270.
Pitching - Reds with ERA of 3.36 as a team, second best in NL. Slight improvement from 3.38 last time. Starters at 3.65, fifth best in league, improved from 3.77 last time. Relievers at 2.64, lead league, were 2.49 last time so a drop back there. Bullpen has a won-lost record of 23-16, starters50-31.
Reds bullpen has allowed fewest home runs in the NL, kind of an amazing stat given that they play in GABP. 24 homers altogether. Starters have allowed 89 homers fourth most in NL. Starters WHIP is 1.25, fifth best in NL. Bullpen WHIP is 1.23, second best in NL.
Chapman now at 1.37 ERA with 29 saves in 33 tries with league hitting .132 against him BA. WHIP 0.71. In terms of ERA, highest in Reds pen is 3.12, Ondrusek, not counting Bray and Broxton who have higher ERAs but very few innings as Reds.
Chapman leads relievers with 59 innings pitched, no other reliever is above 48 (Arredondo). Four Reds relievers with fifty plus outings, Chapman, Marshall, Arredondo, and Ondrusek, the highest is Aroldis with 55. These are not among league highest usage numbers, with Roenicke of Rockies at 72.2 innings, Camp of Cubs with 59 outings, and many other relievers with more outings and innings than Reds main guys.
Cueto now with 16-6 record, Cy Young candidate, 2.44 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. Highest ERA among starters is 4.29, Leake. I remember years ago when 4.29 would be team best. Cueto and Latos lead starters in Ks with 135 and 134 respectively. Latos and Bailey with 10 wins, Arroyo with 9, Leake with 5.
Fielding - Reds with 66 errors, Braves only team better in NL with 61. Reds had 59 last time, so they made a bunch this time around. Reds DER (MLB.com) is 7th in the NL at .698. Reds still near bottom in DPs with 80. Stolen base percentage against Reds is .670, fourth best percentage in NL.
Will add some more stats tomorrow, after all the sites are in with today's results.