Thursday, June 06, 2019

Phils back at home to face the Reds and then the Diamondbacks next

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It's the Reds in for a weekend series at CBP

We talked about these upcoming home series on the last edition of the Phillies Talk Podcast, the Cincinnati Reds and then on Monday the Arizona Diamondbacks are coming to town to face the Phils at home. Zach Eflin will face off against Tyler Mahle in Game 1 of the series, the Reds getting into town fresh off of a series with the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis.

What can I say about the Reds? They aren't all that good this year, again. But, these are the very teams that the Phillies can't seem to solve. They play very well against some of the better teams in the league and falter against sub-500 teams. The fact is though, the Reds have had some bad luck, they really should be several games over .500 as displayed on the Pythagorean W/L, that says they are supposed to be at 34-26 .

Where have the Reds gone wrong? The Reds have a .500 record at home, and slightly under .500 record on the road. As of today, the Reds are 8-13 in One-run games. The Reds are 1-5 vs. the LA Dodgers but 4-2 against the Cubs so far.

A player the Reds use to have was Jay Bruce, he was on the team with Joey Votto, Todd Fraiser, Johnny Cueto, Aroldis Chapman and some more good players. 2013 was the last year that the Reds made the playoffs so they are a bit overdue to get back to the playoffs.

Now the face of the Reds has changed just a bit:

Team Batting
Rk Pos Name Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BA OPS
1CTucker Barnhart#2849134162740517.201.639
21BJoey Votto*35542033051101411.251.713
32BJose Peraza2556164183550514.213.611
4SSJose Iglesias2956194265892421.299.764
53BEugenio Suarez276021632601301440.278.887
6LFJesse Winker*25541822943801018.236.757
7CFNick Senzel2429125203372413.264.774
8RFYasiel Puig28562102344401133.210.642
Rk Pos Name Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BA OPS
92BDerek Dietrich*29561302435311737.2691.073
10CCurt Casali303889102670216.292.785
11CFScott Schebler* (40-man)28308111102027.123.475
12IFKyle Farmer284476101730516.224.729
13LFMatt Kemp3420604122015.200.493
14UTJosh VanMeter*241925151003.200.573
15OFPhil Ervin (40-man)261016241102.250.838
16OFMichael Lorenzen27388411001.125.472
Rk Pos Name Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BA OPS
17PLuis Castillo261326220000.077.154
18PTyler Mahle241218211000.056.167
19PAnthony DeSclafani291117030000.176.353
20PSonny Gray291116020000.125.301
21PTanner Roark321118140012.222.611
22PLucas Sims (40-man)2513000000.000.000
23PCody Reed* (7-day IL)2631000000.000.000
24PRobert Stephenson (10-day IL)26191000000.000.000
25PZach Duke*36230000000
26PMatt Bowman2860000000
27PRaisel Iglesias29240000000
28PJared Hughes33240000000
29PWandy Peralta*27240000000
30PDavid Hernandez34270000000
31PAmir Garrett27280000000
Team Totals28.260201326547381785256.235.714
Rank in 15 NL teams131112151061312
Non-Pitcher Totals28.360190525646079784253.241.736
Pitcher Totals27.3601089132013.120.303
Rk Pos Name Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BA OPS
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 6/6/2019.

What do we notice from the roster, not a lot of household names. The Reds are still a smaller market team that is trying to make it in a big market world. You have to give credit to the fans, they are hanging in there for whatever happens next in the Cincinnati Reds world.

The Phillies would do best to win against the Reds of course, we'll have to see what happens.

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