Cincinnati Reds’ Week Six Grades

By Matt Wilkes

After the last three games, the Cincinnati Reds and their fans had to be glad about an off-day on Monday, as week six was not kind to them. For a week that started out so promising — the Reds took three of their first four games — it ended in the worst way imaginable, dropping three straight to the Giants in ugly fashion. (Side note: the Reds are now 5-14 in weekend series this season.)

The 3-4 week dropped the Reds to 18-20 overall and in a tie with the Pirates for third in the National League Central, but more importantly, earned them another bad report card:

D. For the most part, it was more of the same for the Reds’ offense, as they managed a so-so 26 runs for a 3.7 per game average. While the offense might have cost them in a 2-1 loss against the Braves on Monday, poor pitching hurt them more than a lack of runs in their other losses (the eight runs they scored on Sunday would be more than enough to win most games). On an individual basis, <strong><a href=. Game Ball. Todd Frazier. OFFENSE

Game Ball Standings:

1. Joey Votto (2)

1. Todd Frazier (2)

2. Brandon Phillips (1)

2. Marlon Byrd (1)

F. The starting pitchers were their normal, solid selves through Thursday, but the wheels completely fell off over the weekend. On Friday, <strong><a href=. Game Ball. Raisel Iglesias. STARTING PITCHING

Game Ball Standings:

1. Johnny Cueto (2)

1. Mike Leake (2)

2. Anthony DeSclafani (1)

2. Raisel Iglesias (1)

D. The bullpen got off to another shaky start, as <strong><a href=. Game Ball. J.J. Hoover. BULLPEN

Game Ball Standings:

1. J.J. Hoover (3)

2. Aroldis Chapman (1)

2. Carlos Contreras (1)

2. Pedro Villarreal (1)

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