* After going 2-4 and losing 4 straight on this road stand with Washington and Kansas City Reds manager Dusty Baker says we need to stay patient and this team is a work in progress. It's hard to be patient with this team because we all know what they are capable of. We have just seen serious inconsistency.
* Jerry Hairston Jr. just cannot get it done defensively at third base. This weekend he proved once again that he just cannot consistently make the play from third to first. Hairston is a spot player and needs to be used accordingly.
* Still no word on Joey Votto, Votto was working out at GABP this week and is eligible to come off of the DL but we have had no indication of when that may be.
* Situational hitting has been an issue for this team all season, for the Royals series the Reds were 1-17 with runners in scoring position.
NL Central Standings
Brewers 34-29 (-) .540 Lost 2
Cardinals 34-30 (0.5) .531 Lost 1
Reds 31-31 (2.5) .500 Lost 4
Cubs 30-30 (2.5) .500 Won 1
Pirates 30-33 (4) .476 Won 2
Astros 29-32 (4) .475 Won
This Weeks Schedule
Tuesday- Atlanta Braves- 7:10pm
Wednesday- Atlanta Braves- 7:10pm
Thursday- Atlanta Braves- 12:35pm
Friday- Chicago White Sox- 7:10pm
Saturday- Chicago White Sox- 7:10pm
Sunday- Chicago White Sox- 1:10pm
Reds Statistical Leaders
AVG 0.273 Phillips
HOME RUNS 15 Bruce
RBI 43 Phillips
STEALS 12 Taveras
ERA 2.17 Cueto
WINS 7 Arroyo
STRIKEOUTS 67 Harang
SAVES 15 Cordero