Reds visit the Rockies grasping for thin air

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India (6) scores after a double.
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India (6) scores after a double. / Kareem Elgazzar / The Enquirer via Imagn
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The Reds hitting is getting better...a little bit better, anyway.

Granted, it's a small sample size, but the Cincinnati Reds offense is showing signs of life. The Redlegs scored at least five runs in every game of their series with the Padres led by shortstop Kyle Farmer.

Tying an MLB record with four doubles in Wednesday night's game, the Farm Dawg collected six hits total versus the Friars. Through the first month of the season, Farmer is slashing .279/.338/.382 with nine runs knocked in.

Third baseman Mike Moustakas returned from the IL yesterday and immediately contributed a couple of base hits while also drawing a base on balls. For the Reds to climb out of the hole they have dug from themselves, they must receive production from Moose.

Finally, over his last seven games, Tommy Pham is reaching base at a .345 clip and has scored five runs. Additionally, with reigning Rookie of the Year, Jonathan India back in the lineup, the Reds have a solid top of the order to set the table for the middle of the lineup. Now it's up to Joey Votto to break out of his season-long slump and jumpstart the offense.

Prediction: Reds vs. Rockies

When Cincinnati stared 3-18 to begin the 2018 campaign, Reds Country hoped we would never have to relive that horror to open a season, yet here we are. As a result, it would be foolish to believe the league's worst pitching staff is going to stop one of the best hitting club's in the league.

Look for the Rockies to take two of three this weekend from the Reds. Unfortunately, the road doesn't get any easier for the Reds as they travel to Milwaukee to open a three-game set on Tuesday.

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