Yes. Time to freak out? Nope. Not with 80 games left. But many things need to improve soon, or else the Cincinnati Reds will be sitting at home come October.
*Cincinnati has dropped seven of its last nine games. ( Is the All star break, what the Reds need?) My guess is Yes. The offense is running on an empty tank of gas. Something has to change soon.
*Over their last 15 games, the Reds were 12-for-112 (.107) with runners in scoring position. Reds have been bad at this all year.
*Todd Frazier is batting .238 after going 3-for-24 on the trip.( I vote Todd Frazier to go on a twitter rant, like Jay Bruce did, and then start hitting the ball.
The Pirates won their game over the Brewers in 14 innings. That put the Reds 5 1/2 games out, a season-high. If the Reds don’t win the division this year, I’am rooting for the Pirates. They deserve it after 20 loss season.
*Shin-Soo Choo was 4-for-27 on the trip
*Brandon Phillips was 5-for-23 but missed the Oakland series. ( Paternity Leave )
*The rotation had a 5.03 ERA while going 1-5. ( Not Good for the pitching staff, but they didn’t have run support either )
*On the plus side, Joey Votto was 2-for-3 on Sunday and 10-for-29 (.345) in the eight road games. He has reached safely in his last 16 games. ( The best damn 1B in the Majors )
( Stat’s came from Mark Sheldon’s blog, I just offered some of my views )