Monday, April 27, 2009

This week in Reds Baseball- April 27th

- The Redlegs opened the week rather strong with a win against Houston on Monday, they were shelled on Tuesday in Chicago but rebounded to win the series against the Cubs. Through this pivotal road trip in April the Reds took 2-3 in Milwaukee, 3-4 in Houston, 2-3 in Chicago, and then 1-2 at home against Atlanta.

- Cincinnati so far is 7-3 on the Road and 3-5 at home.

- Cincinnati will open their series with Houston facing Roy Oswalt, Oswalt threw six scoreless against the Reds for a no decision when the Astros beat the Reds 2-1 in Houston.

-Chris Dickerson was replaced in the lineup Sunday with Laynce Nix. Dickerson has been struggling thus far this season but this doesn't look like a long term move at this point.

- Micah Owings got his first win as a Red Sunday, and first win since May 25, 2008. Owings went seven innings on the mound and 2-3 at the plate.

- Jay Bruce had an excellent week last week going 10/22 for a .455 average with 4 HR and 8 RBI.

- Last week we took a look at the hitting statistics for the Reds, and this week continues to bring the same issues. Despite flashes of offense the Reds are still struggling at the plate only averaging about 7 hits per game. Lets compare the progress that was made:

AVG as of 4/27
C- Ramon Hernandez .255 +
1B- Joey Votto .371 +
2B- Brandon Phillips .167 -
SS- Alex Gonzalez .152 +
3B- Edwin Encarnacion .136 -
RF- Jay Bruce .286 +
CF- Willy Taveras .273 +
LF- Chris Dickerson .190 -

+ denotes increase in average, - denotes decrease in average

NL Central Standings

Cardinals 13-6
Pirates 11-7 (1.5)
Reds 10-8 (2.5)
Cubs 9-8 (3)
Brewers 8-10 (4.5)
Astros 7-12 (6)

This week's Schedule:
Monday Apr. 27 7:10PM Houston
Tuesday Apr. 28 7:10PM Houston
Wednesday Apr. 29 7:10PM Houston
Friday May 1 7:05PM at Pittsburgh
Saturday May 2 7:05PM at Pittsburgh
Sunday May 3 1:35PM at Pittsburgh

Reds Statistical Leaders
AVG 0.371 Votto
RBI 19 Votto
STEALS 4 Taveras
ERA 2.00 Harang
WINS 3 Arroyo
SAVES 6 Cordero

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