Monday, May 4, 2009

This Week in Reds Baseball- May 4th

* This was the week for Reds Pitching. After only giving up one hit against Atlanta (although he walked quite a few) Edinson Volquez followed up that performance with giving up one hit while striking out 8 in 8 innings securing a 3-0 victory for the Reds Wednesday against Houston.

* Not to be outshined by Volquez' performance Johnny Cueto went out against Pittsburgh sunday and pitched 8 innings allowing 4 hits, 0 runs, 9 k's and 1 walk. Cueto improved to 2-1 on the season.

* The Reds had 13 wins in April, the most since 2006.

* Down on the Farm, Homer Bailey seems to be finding a bit of a rhythm. This Saturday in Buffalo Bailey pitched a complete game shutout allowing 5 hits surrendering 1 walk while striking out 5.

*Reds return home this week with two games against division opponent Milwaukee and a big weekend series against the Cardinals. The Cardinals are currently in first place in the division, I don't think it is crucial to win this series but a sweep of the Cards would sure help if we are really going to make a run this year.

* Attendance for the most recent home-stand in Cincinnati left many scratching their heads. After getting almost 90,000 into the ballpark over the weekend series against Atlanta, they struggled to get fans in the seats during the week. Below is the breakdown of the attendance.
Friday vs Braves 30,606
Saturday vs Braves 33,015
Sunday vs Braves 29,327
Monday vs Astros 12,365
Tuesday vs Astros 9,878
Wednesday vs Astros 12,681

NL Central Standings
Cardinals 17-8
Reds 13-11 (3.5)
Cubs 13-11 (3.5)
Brewers 13-12 (4)
Pirates 12-12 (4.5)
Astros 11-14 (6)

This Week's Schedule
Monday May 4 7:10PM at Florida
Tuesday May 5 7:10PM at Florida
Wednesday May 6 7:10PM Milwaukee
Thursday May 7 7:10PM Milwaukee
Friday May 8 7:10PM St. Louis
Saturday May 9 7:10PM St. Louis
Sunday May 10 1:10PM St. Louis

Reds Statistical Leaders
AVG- 0.363 Votto
HOME RUNS- 6 Bruce
RBI- 22 Votto
STEALS- 5 Taveras
ERA- 1.65 Cueto
WINS- 4 Arroyo
SAVES- 7 Cordero

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