The Reds meet the divisional rival Pirates for the first
time this season with a trip to Pittsburgh and a three-game set beginning on
Friday night. If you like offense, you might not want to check out this series
Cincinnati (12-12) at
We’re all well aware of the Reds’ offensive woes. The
Redlegs’ struggles at the plate have some of us reaching for the panic button
even though the season isn’t quite 30 games old yet. While Cincy ranks just 22nd
in runs scored with 92 and 25th in team batting average at .232,
Pittsburgh’s offense has been even more, well, offensive. The Buccos are
batting .234 as a club and have scored a mere 74 runs – easily the lowest in
the majors this season.
Pittsburgh though has seen a light at the end of the tunnel
recently – Neil Walker (.450), Pedro Alvarez (.429) and Jose Tabata (.273) have
all gotten hot over the past week to significantly raise their batt...