On the Reds August 09

Synopsis
reds-logoBesides not being very good, 2009 has been an injury-filled year. Of the starting eight, only one position (2B) hasn’t been impacted by the DL. Heck, 3B, C, and SS have been hit twice. Going into last night, of the five in the starting rotation, only 1 remained until Cueto’s return yesterday.

I have maintain for several years that offense is the main problem and batting stats continues to be poor. Although I disagree, some point to the absence of Adam Dunn. I on the other hand point to Dunn’s improvement this year as a Nat. In other words, talent is one thing and the Reds lack it, but is it also time for a new hitter coach in 2010?

Team Record
Month: 13-16
Record: 58- 73; .438 (-15) (’08, -14, .457)
Home: 29-37, -8 (’08, +5)
Road: 29-36, -7 (’08, -19)
East: 11-17, -6 (’08, +2)
Cent: 30-29, +1 (’08, -16)
West: 10-18, -8 (’08, -3)
Place: Div 5th, NL 13th (’08, 5th, 11th)

Offense
Runs: 15th (’08: 12th)
AVE: .243; 15th (’08: .247, last)
AB: 8th (’08: 16th)
AVE w/RISP: .241; 16th (’08: .240, 16th)
AVE w/RISP 2 outs: .218, 15th (’08: 213, 14th)

Pitching
ERA: 4.38, 10th (’08: 4.55; 13th)
WHIP: 1.40, 9th (’08; 1.46; 13th)
AVE: .262, 8th (’08; .275; 14th)
Saves: 30/38 (79%) (downward trend)

Defense
ERR: 5th highest (’08 2nd highest)
F% .984(8th) (’08: .981, 14th)
DER .7134 (4th) (’08: .6881)

Schedule Ahead
(H) Pirates, Astros, Marlins, Cardinals
(A) Braves, Rockies, Cubs, Pirates, Astros

Past Reviews
April Review
May Review
June Review
July Review

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