Here are 11 oddities and irregularities regarding the Reds' lackluster 2011 campaign:
1) The team is three games under .500 despite having outscored opponents 690-659 (+31). They are one of only two teams in MLB who have both a non-winning record and a positive run differential, the other being the Los Angeles Dodgers (73-75, +2). The Reds' expected win-loss total when you factor in runs scored vs. runs allowed is equal to 78-71, a far cry from their current 73-76 mark.
2) Their record against the two teams above them in the standings (STL & MIL) is 17-11, while their record against the three teams below (PIT, CHC, HOU) them is 20-20. They still have three games each against the Brewers, Pirates & the Astros before season's end.
3) Cincinnati hasn't won a game played on Monday for 11 weeks now. Their last Monday victory came at Tampa Bay on June 27th -- they're 0-8 on the first day of the week since then.
4) The Redlegs finished with the second-most losses in interleague play in '11 (12) and currently boast the second-most one-run losses with 30.
5) They put together an 8-4 home record on Saturdays, but were just 4-8 in Sunday road contests.
|It's been over a year since|
Janish last smacked a HR
7) Paul Janish has 0, that's right ZERO, homers through 315 at-bats. Only four other players have made more trips to the plate without a jack in 2011.
8) Ryan Hanigan is hitting nearly 140 points higher during the day as oppose to games played at night. The Reds' backstop is batting .220 (37-168) under the lights and .358 (34-95) in the sunshine of day.
|Just putting the ball in play has|
been a challenge for Stubbs
throughout the year
9) The Cincy offense has been shutout eight seperate times this season. By comparison, Reds pitchers have shutout the opposing team on just four occasions.
10) Drew Stubbs is on pace to record the third-most strikeouts by a hitter in MLB single-season history. He currently sits at 191 through 569 at-bats. Statistically speaking, Stubbs goes down on strikes in 34% of his official trips to the dish. That's not good.
11) Reds pinch-hitters have the highest average (.288), the most runs scored (30), the most homers (8) and the most runs batted in (35) of any team's pinch-hitting group in the league.