Reds Update

Average, that is the word that fits the Reds performance this far in the 2012 baseball season.  Through 22 games in the year the Reds are even at a record of 11 wins and 11 losses.

“The way we started was really ugly.  I think it was a shock to everybody in the clubhouse. It was kind of humbling. It was a good thing. I’m a firm believer that you don’t want to start off slow, but there is nothing wrong with starting off slow. It keeps you in check and makes you work a little harder, and concentrate on the fundamentals of the game. Those are what will carry you throughout the middle of summer and the end of the year” said Joey Votto after a win Sunday April 29, over the Houston Astros.

Batting .296 and slugging seven homeruns with 17 RBI’s Jay Bruce has been the leader for the Reds on the Offensive side of the ball.  Bruce is currently second in the National League with seven home runs behind Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers with 11.  Bruce is currently working on an impressive streak of four straight games with a home run.

Leading the charge for the Reds pitching wise is Johnny Cueto.  Cueto has a record of 3-0, and an era (earned run average) of 1.39, which gives him the seventh lowest era in the National League.  Other notables are relievers Aroldis Chapman and Logan Ondrusek.  Together they have a combined total of 21.1 innings pitched, 0.00 era, and 31 strikeouts.

With the Cardinals holding a three game lead over the Reds in the National League Central Division, the Reds are looking to go on a winning streak and take a hold of first place and put themselves in the postseason.