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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
1 C Tucker Barnhart# 28 49 134 16 27 4 0 5 17 .201 .639
2 1B Joey Votto* 35 54 203 30 51 10 1 4 11 .251 .713
3 2B Jose Peraza 25 56 164 18 35 5 0 5 14 .213 .611
4 SS Jose Iglesias 29 56 194 26 58 9 2 4 21 .299 .764
5 3B Eugenio Suarez 27 60 216 32 60 13 0 14 40 .278 .887
6 LF Jesse Winker* 25 54 182 29 43 8 0 10 18 .236 .757
7 CF Nick Senzel 24 29 125 20 33 7 2 4 13 .264 .774
8 RF Yasiel Puig 28 56 210 23 44 4 0 11 33 .210 .642
Rk Pos Name Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BA OPS
9 2B Derek Dietrich* 29 56 130 24 35 3 1 17 37 .269 1.073
10 C Curt Casali 30 38 89 10 26 7 0 2 16 .292 .785
11 CF Scott Schebler* (40-man) 28 30 81 11 10 2 0 2 7 .123 .475
12 IF Kyle Farmer 28 44 76 10 17 3 0 5 16 .224 .729
13 LF Matt Kemp 34 20 60 4 12 2 0 1 5 .200 .493
14 UT Josh VanMeter* 24 19 25 1 5 1 0 0 3 .200 .573
15 OF Phil Ervin (40-man) 26 10 16 2 4 1 1 0 2 .250 .838
16 OF Michael Lorenzen 27 38 8 4 1 1 0 0 1 .125 .472
Rk Pos Name Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BA OPS
17 P Luis Castillo 26 13 26 2 2 0 0 0 0 .077 .154
18 P Tyler Mahle 24 12 18 2 1 1 0 0 0 .056 .167
19 P Anthony DeSclafani 29 11 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 .176 .353
20 P Sonny Gray 29 11 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 .125 .301
21 P Tanner Roark 32 11 18 1 4 0 0 1 2 .222 .611
22 P Lucas Sims (40-man) 25 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
23 P Cody Reed* (7-day IL) 26 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
24 P Robert Stephenson (10-day IL) 26 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
25 P Zach Duke* 36 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 P Matt Bowman 28 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 P Raisel Iglesias 29 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 P Jared Hughes 33 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 P Wandy Peralta* 27 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 P David Hernandez 34 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 P Amir Garrett 27 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 28.2 60 2013 265 473 81 7 85 256 .235 .714
Rank in 15 NL teams 13 11 12 15 10 6 13 12
Non-Pitcher Totals 28.3 60 1905 256 460 79 7 84 253 .241 .736
Pitcher Totals 27.3 60 108 9 13 2 0 1 3 .120 .303
Rk Pos Name Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BA OPS
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: 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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