Monday, May 11, 2009

This Week In Reds Baseball- May 11th

* Pitcher Micah Owings was used in a pinch hit situation on Sunday in the bottom of the ninth with a chance to tie the game. Owings hit a Home Run which sent the game into extra innings. On the season Owings is hitting .333 6/18 at the plate with 1 HR and 4 RBI. His OPS is 1.111, best on the team.

* Prior to entering Wednesday's game against the Brewers the Reds pitching staff led the Majors in ERA. After the 9 run game from Arroyo in the 15-3 loss and taking some lumps from the Cardinals on Sunday the Reds now rank 7th in MLB and 5th in the NL.

*This week will mark the Reds first west coast swing with six games in the West. We will see how this young team adjusts.

*The Reds currently boast a 14-9 record against NL Central teams, the Cardinals and Cubs both have 11 wins against the Central, the Brewers have 12.

*1B Yonder Alonso is having a great start to the season in Sarasota. Alonso is currently hitting .279 with 5 HR and 28 RBI. Alonso is currently leading the Florida State League in RBI.

NL Central Standings
Cardinals 20 12 -
Brewers 18 14 (2)
Cubs 17 14 (2.5)
Reds 17 14 (2.5)
Astros 14 17 (5.5)
Pirates 12 19 (7.5)

This Week's Schedule
Monday May 11 9:40PM at Arizona
Tuesday May 12 9:40PM at Arizona
Wednesday May 13 9:40PM at Arizona
Friday May 15 10:05PM at San Diego
Saturday May 16 10:05PM at San Diego
Sunday May 17 4:05PM at San Diego

Reds Statistical Leaders
AVG- 0.376 Votto
HOME RUNS- 10 Bruce
RBI- 24 Votto
STEALS- 7 Taveras
ERA- 1.59 Cueto
WINS- 4 Volquez
STRIKEOUTS- 43 Volquez
SAVES- 9 Cordero

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