The Cincinnati Reds got off to a winning April for the second year in a row. They finished the month one game over .500 in April with league average offensive production and near league-worst pitching.
7-6 against the NL Central
3 games back in the division
1.5 games back in the wildcard race
Runs scored: 106, 8th in the NL
Runs allowed: 126, 12th in the NL
12th/14th/10th in the NL
With runners in scoring position
3rd/4th/8th in the NL
Scott Rolen leads the team with 5 homeruns.
At the end of the bench
Ryan Hanigan and Paul Janish hit a combined .417/.509/.667 in 57 plate appearances
Best hitting pitchers
Homer Bailey (2-5) and Mike Leake (4-10) both hit .400, and Bailey walked once.
(This has to get better, right?)
5.79era (15th in NL), 1.53whip (14th in NL)
Biggest (pleasant) surprise
Mike Leake, 2-0 with 3.25 ERA. He has three quality starts and worked into the 7th inning in all 4 starts.
Starters not named Leake
4.71era (11th in NL); 1.40whip (8th in NL)
What a left-handed relief
Rhodes and Herrera have combined for
22 relief appearances, 17.2ip, 9h, 2 er, 3bb, 16k, 1.02era, and 0.68 whip
Right-handed relievers: 6.15era; 1.61 whip