Monday, June 22, 2009

6/22- This Week in Reds Baseball

* The Reds did a decent job with their Civil Rights game on Saturday which probably made MLB and Bud Selig happy for such an event. They made a very big deal about it around town here but I wonder if anyone outside of Cincinnati even knew what was going on or what it was all about.

* Offense continues to struggle for the Redlegs, on Sunday Aaron Harang gave another solid outing and could not get the run support needed to secure the victory for the Reds.

* It baffles me that Dusty continues to start Willy Taveras, Chris Dickerson has just as good of defense in center and has been hitting the ball MUCH better than Taveras.

* Both Edwin Encarnacion and Joey Votto made rehab starts yesterday. Still not indication for either as to when they will return to the Major League club. This team is in desperate need of Votto's bat, and as if they can get Edwin up and rolling I think it can only help. Votto was quoted in the Enquirer that he is ready to go, hopefully we will have him back for the Toronto series.

* The Reds took 2 out of 3 from Atlanta last week at home, and then dropped 2-1 to the White Sox to end the home stand 3-3.

* The Reds will continue their inter league play this week with series in Toronto and Cleveland, so far this season the Reds are 3-5 against the AL.

NL Central Standings
Cardinals 39-31 (-) .557 Won 3
Brewers 37-32 (1.5) .536 Lost 3
Cubs 34-31 (2.5) .523 Won 4
Reds 34-34 (4) .500 Lost 2
Astros 32-35 (5.5) .478 Won 2
Pirates 31-38 (7.5) .449 Lost 4

This Weeks Schedule
Tuesday- at Blue Jays @ 7:07PM
Wednesday- at Blue Jays @ 7:07PM
Thursday- at Blue Jays @ 7:07PM
Friday- at Indians @ 7:05PM
Saturday- at Indians @ 7:05PM
Sunday- at Indians @ 1:05PM

Reds Statistical Leaders
AVG 0.279 Phillips
HOME RUNS 17 Bruce
RBI 47 Phillips
STEALS 14 Taveras
ERA 2.55 Cueto
WINS 8 Arroyo
SAVES 17 Cordero

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