BIG-TIME REDS KILLERS (who I’m sure will end up making our Top 10 once we get through every team)
Roy Oswalt 19-1, 2.46 ERA, 134 Ks, 36 BBs in 157 innings
Lance Berkman .332 (132-for-398), 41 HRs, 116 RBI, 99 runs
And to a lesser extent …
Miguel Tejada .435 (10-for-23)
Tomas Perez .333 (15-for-45), 11 RBI
Brandon Backe 3-0, 3.16 ERA, 1 HR in 31 1/3 innings
Doug Brocail 3-2, 1.74 ERA, 1 HR, 16 Ks, 4 BBs in 20 2/3 innings
Brad Ausmus .259 (121-for-468), 1 HR, 20 GIDP
Ty Wigginton .220 (22-for-100), 20 Ks
Jose Cruz .206 (7-for-34), 0 HR
Humberto Quintero .143 (2-for-14), 6 Ks
David Newhan .000 (0-for-15)
Shawn Chacon 6.35 ERA in 28 1/3 innings
Geoff Geary 6.75 ERA in 10 2/3 innings
Brian Moehler 0-4, 6.82 ERA in 34 1/3 innings
I’m starting a new feature. Lots of players are considered “Reds Killers” – Bill Hall and Lance Berkman come to mind – but who are the true Reds Killers for each team? And who do the Reds actually own (anti-Reds Killer)? I’ll roll out new teams’ Reds Killers as the Reds play them.
The Dodgers have quite a few Killers. Even Delwyn Young in five ABs.
Russell Martin .396 (19-for-48)
Jeff Kent .312 (159-for-510), 23 HR, 103 RBI, 98 runs
Rafael Furcal .324 (68-for-210), 11 HRs, 47 runs
Andruw Jones .298 (97-for-326), 31 HRs
Nomar .329 (28-for-85)
Delwyn Young 1.000 (5-for-5)
Brad Penny 7-2, 3.00 ERA, 59 Ks in 69 innings (which is good for him)
Jonathan Broxton 1-0, 1.00 ERA, 11 Ks in 9 innings
Takashi Saito 4 saves in 4 games finished, 0.00 ERA in 6 1/3 innings, 8 Ks
Mark Sweeney .224 (15-for-67), 14 Ks
Joe Beimel 5.46 ERA, 5 HRs in 28 innings
Esteban Loaiza 1-5, 5.06 ERA in 9 starts
But Bill Hall went and done killed us again. Nice to see Cueto with another pretty good outing, but the offense needs to give our young arms some support.
Today was fleece blanket day – but I got there too late to get one. Ah well… it looked pretty nice, too.
lose 2-1 are tied 2-2 in the 10th lose 3-2 tonight in Milwaukee. The Reds wasted a great start by Cueto by scoring only one run while he was on the mound and made Jeff Suppan look like Cy Young. Cueto gave up a homerun to Bill Hall in the 7th which proved once again that he absolutely kills the Reds. We need to trade for that dude, if for no other reason that to be able to beat the Brewers.
Some of Bill Hall’s numbers:
- He’s a .264 career hitter. Against the Reds, he’s hitting .314.
- He has a career .468 SLG. Against the Reds, his SLG is .623
- Of his
83 84 career homeruns, 15 16 have come against the Reds (probably all game-winners)
- 48 or his 301 career runs have come against the Reds.
And just when I was ready to publish this post, Patterson goes and his a homerun to tie it up! Suck it, Bill Hall, you got nothin’ on us!
What happened to Eric Gagne? That dude has been a disaster. Terrible last year with Boston, and continues to give up bombs and lose games for the Brewers this year. Was his name on the Mitchell Report?
One other thing…how about the Reds bullpen this year? Overall, I’ve been really impressed with their ability to either hold the lead or not make the deficit much worse. I think they’ve done an outstanding job so far this year – a welcome improvement from last year. And great to see guys like Coffey, pitching well again, as well as newcomers like Affeldt, Lincoln and Mercker (sort of) pitching effectively.
Ok, last thing…what’s up with the Reds leaving runners on base? It seems like so far this year they’ve stranded a lot of runners (10 so far tonight). Cueto deserves better than that (and so does Harang).