Monday, April 23, 2012

Reds Week in Review 4/16 to 4/22

The Reds had a better week than the previous week they had when they went 2-5 in the seven games they played. They played two division rivals both on the road when they faced off against the Cardinals for three games followed by the Cubs for three games. With that being said, let's take a look at the past week for Dusty and boys.

Record For The Week: 3-3
Overall Record: 7-9
Standings: The team currently sits at 4 games back tied with the Brewers. The Cardinals are in first place with a record of 11-5.

Highs of the Week:
- Catcher Devin Mesoraco was 5-for-11 at the plate during the week with an RBI to go along with three walks. His average for the week was .455 and his current season average stands at .304.
- Drew Stubbs was 9-for-24 over the past week with one home run and four RBI. He had a 13 total bases and only struck out three times. It looks like Stubbs is really staying on the ball and has been hitting the ball the other way more often.
- Ryan Ludwick was 5-for-18 with two of those hits being home runs. He had six RBI to go along with the two home runs as well as 12 total bases.
- The teams pitching has been strong for the most part with a few exceptions. During the week there were seven members of the pitching staff with sub 2.00 earned run averages. Five out of the seven have a 0.00 ERA.

Lows of the Week:
- Bill Bray, Sam LeCure, and Mat Latos all posted an ERA above 12.00 for the week. LeCure's sample size is small over the past week with only 0.2 innings pitched.
- Six of the teams position players hit below .250 throughout the week. Outside of those six the offense has picked it up a bit more. The team has a combined average of .224. Not outstanding, but better than what it was.

Look Ahead to Next Week:
- The Reds will welcome the Giants (7-7) to town for a three game series starting on Tuesday followed by a fellow NL Central club in the Astros (6-10) for another three game series. Two teams that are either at .500 or below could make for a good home stand. Let's hope for the best!

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