Adam Dunn .280/.391/.688 with 8 doubles 10 homers and 27 RBIs

Junior .300/.411/.667 with 6 doubles 9 homers and 20 RBIs

Smokin’….

I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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  1. This may be “damning with faint praise”, but I really mean it in the most complementary way possible:

    July, Eric Milton: 35 IP, 38 hits, 6 BB, 27 K, 4 HR (!), 4.63 ERA.

    That’s what we thought they were getting over the winter. And with this offense, that’s all they need. Thanks, Vern Ruhle…

  2. Top slugging percentage for the month was Valentin (.857). His OPS was 1.257.

    Larue’s OPS was 1.014.

  3. I saw that Jim, but they were splitting time…that’s why Jr and Adam’s were more impressive.

  4. As well as Jr and Dunn have played in July, I’d like to point out that the pitching has been much, much better (almost respectable) in the second half. I was no fan of Don Gullett’s abilities as a pitching coach, but in fairness I’d have to say, that the pitching had shown some improvements prior to his firing. Whether it started under Gullett or Ruhle turned them around, I’m just glad it finally did turn around. The season’s gone as far as the Reds being in contention, but at least its not as tough to be a Reds fan as it had been.

  5. During the month of July, the pitching was about a full run under their seasonal average. This past week has been even better. This coming week it will need to be outstanding because the offense will be throttled by Atlanta and Florida pitching.

  6. So Dunn’s lack of sac flies haven’t been the reason the Reds lose so much? 😉

    It’s awesome to see Griffey back in form and Dunn have a hot month to top his career year so far. Also glad to see that his counting stats (RBI) have finally taken the team lead so that perhaps he will get a few less tongue lashings from the mediots.

    When was the last time the Reds had a 1000+ ops from the catcher position?

  7. Yeah Greg, I wish that Dunn kid would get his act together. Its all his fault! We waste too much time harping on OB, Milton, Miley, Gullett, et al.
    Now for a serious comment. Right now, I think the biggest contributions OB has made to the team are the trades he didn’t make.

  8. When was the last time the Reds had a 1000+ ops from the catcher position?

    Never

    Best catchers OPS for the Reds 200 PA’s

    OPS YEAR OPS PA
    1 Bubbles Hargrave 1923 .941 444
    2 Ed Bailey 1956 .936 446
    3 Johnny Bench 1970 .932 671
    4 Bubbles Hargrave 1926 .930 365
    5 Johnny Bench 1972 .920 652
    6 Smoky Burgess 1957 .919 232
    7 Ernie Lombardi 1935 .918 351
    8 Ernie Lombardi 1938 .915 529
    9 Don Pavletich 1965 .907 217
    10 Johnny Bench 1977 .889 560

  9. Not to mention the Reds are 13-5 since the Break. Of course we’ve played 3 teams from the NL West during that span.

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About Bill Lack

I've been a Reds fan since the late '60's, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in '84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in '90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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