Monday, June 29, 2009

6/29- This Week in Reds Baseball

MLB: JUN 14 Reds at Royals
* The Reds wrapped up their Inter league play for the 2009 season yesterday in Cleveland. Cincinnati finished 6-9 against the American League this season. (If anyone cares they did retain the Ohio Cup, or whatever they are calling that trophy)

* Last week the Reds hit their farthest deficit of the season becoming 4.5 games back in the division and two games under .500. With a couple of wins on Saturday and Sunday they are now 37-37 and 2.5 games back.

* They did find some offense in those two games, Ramon Hernandez was a HR away from the cycle on Sunday. Brandon Phillips went 3-5 with 3 RBI on his Birthday and against his former team Sunday.

* After going through a monumental slump, Willie Taveras went 7-14 in his last three games with 2 RBI, 1 SB, and 2 runs. Go back 18 games prior to this weekend to get 7 total hits from Willie Taveras.

* The Reds were allegedly talking with the Indians regarding a trade for Mark DeRosa. Cleveland inevitably sent him to St. Louis for RHP Chris Perez. I don't see this as a big loss. DeRosa is a career .278 hitter, not a big enough bat to move prospects for.

NL Central Standings
Brewers 40-35 (-) .533 Lost 1
Cardinals 41-36 (-) .532 Lost 1
Reds 37-37 (2.5) .500 Won 2
Cubs 35-37 (3.5) .486 Lost 2
Astros 35-38 (4) .479 Lost 1
Pirates 35-40 (5) .467 Lost 1

This Weeks Schedule
Tuesday- Arizona Diamondbacks- 7:10
Wednesday- Arizona Diamondbacks- 7:10
Thursday- Arizona Diamondbacks- 12:35
Friday- St. Louis Cardinals- 7:10
Saturday- St. Louis Cardinals- 1:10
Sunday- St. Louis Cardinals- 1:10

Reds Statistical Leaders
AVG 0.351 Votto
HOME RUNS 18 Bruce
RBI 51 Phillips
STEALS 15 Taveras
ERA 2.86 Cueto
WINS 8 Arroyo
SAVES 18 Cordero

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