Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Who's hot and who's not in June

There appears to be no way to stop
this guy from hitting.

After experiencing a great month of May record-wise, the Redlegs (32-27) have fallen on tougher times in June. They've lost four out of six on their current homestand and have allowed the Pittsburgh Pirates to gain a share of the division lead. The blame for this recent downward spiral can be spread across the whole team, however, here are some guys who should be just partly blamed, followed by some guys who should bear the brunt of it.

Stats are for all games played in June up until 6/11:


Who's Hot?
- Joey Votto: .500 BA (17-34), 2 HR, 9 RBI, 8 RS, 1.344 OPS
  * Votto currently leads the league in OBP (.476), doubles (26), slugging (.631), OPS (1.107), XBH (36), and pure clutchness. He ranks second in average (.355) and total bases (128). He's also the leading vote-getter among NL first basemen in the All-Star balloting.

- Zack Cozart: .308 BA (12-39), 2 HR, 3 RBI, 10 RS

- Todd Frazier: .296 BA (8-27), 2 HR, 9 RBI, .947 OPS

- Jay Bruce: .296 BA (8-27), .444 OBP, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1.000 OPS

- Mike Leake: 2 GS, 1-0, 14 IP, 12 K, 1.00 WHIP, 3.21 ERA

- The offense: Cincinnati has hit the second-most homers (14), boasts the second-best on-base percentage (.338), owns the third-best average (.271), and has scored the fourth-most runs (46) among NL teams this month.

Who's Not?
- Ryan Hanigan: .167 BA (3-18), O HR, 1 RBI, 1 RS, .167 SLG

- Chris Heisey: .200 BA (7-35), 0 HR, 1 RBI, 12 K, .200 OBP

- Mat Latos: 2 GS, 9.2 IP, 14 H, 7 ER, 1.76 WHIP, 6.52 ERA

- Homer Bailey: 2 GS, 9.2 IP, 14 H, 9 ER, 1.86 WHIP, 8.38 ERA

- The pitching staff: The Reds rank 13th in team ERA (4.72), 11th in BAA (.273), 1st in HBP (6), and are third in blown saves (2).

Dusty Baker's bunch hopes to turn around their fortunes when they welcome the upstate rival Cleveland Indians to GABP for a 3-game set beginning tonight.

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