SATURDAY’S #REDS GAMENOTES

GAMENOTES PDF

DOT, DOT, DOT….: Zack Cozart’s 2 leadoff home runs lead all Major League rookies…all other rookies have combined for 3 leadoff HR (Ryan Flaherty, Stephen Lombardozzi, Kirk Nieuwenhuis)…the Reds are in second place for the third straight day following 41 straight days leading the NL Central (5/24-7/3)…haven’t been lower than second place since they were third on 4/24…Reds defenders lead the National League lead in fielding percentage (.987)…the Reds have used 29 players this season, the fewest in the Major Leagues (courtesy Elias Sports Bureau).

STREAKING: On this road trip Reds starting pitchers have posted a 1.72era (68ip, 13er) with quality starts in all 9 games and complete games by Mike Leake, Mat Latos and Bronson Arroyo…their season-high streak of 9 straight quality starts is their longest since a 10-start stretch of quality apps from 6/28-7/7, 1994…Reds starters haven’t allowed a run in 22.0 innings (Leake 6ip, Latos 7ip, Arroyo 9ip)…Reds relievers lead the National League in opponents’ BA (.215) and rank second in ERA (2.80, Pit 2.68).

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