MAY DAY! RED ALERT!
On May 3rd, the Reds were taken behind the woodshed in a 10-4 loss to the Astros. Cincinnati fell to 14-15 on the year – the first (and only) time they’ve been under .500.
Since that lopsided loss, the Reds have looked like a different team. They’ve gone 11-2 (.846 tops in MLB) and rank among Major League leaders in several categories including:
- Runs (74, 1st)
- Slugging percentage (.449, 1st)
- On-base percentage (.358, 1st)
- Total Bases (199, 1st)
- OPS (.807, 1st)
- Batting average (.284, T2nd)
- Home runs (15, T4th)
- Opponents batting average (.222, 5th lowest)
- ERA (3.00, 8th lowest)
- Hits allowed (97, T9th lowest)
- Runs (45, 12th lowest)
- Earned runs (39, 10th lowest)
Maybe having a losing record lit a fire under them? Who knows, but I like what we’ve been seeing this month.