The Cincinnati Reds had a bad start to the 2022 MLB season.
They opened things up with an ugly 3-22 record that provoked many triple-jokes around the baseball universe.
At 10-26, they still have the worst record in the MLB, but at least they don’t look like the Winter League team right now.
They have gone 7-4 in their last 11 games, believe it or not, and things will start to look up when Jonathan India and Joey Voto return.
No, they probably won’t be able to make the playoffs, but at least the fans are going to the stadium now knowing that they probably won’t be as embarrassed as they were at the start of the season.
They are getting better performance by starting pitchers
Part of the team’s recent rise can be explained by the improved performance by the starting pitchers.
On Thursday, Reds Media Relations wrote on its Twitter account, “Without a 6-innings start in 31 games since the start of the season, the most since 1893, the Reds starters have dropped 3 straight starts and at least 6.0 innings in 5 of their last 6 starts,” Reds Media Relations Twitter wrote on Thursday. Wrote in the account. .
After starting the season with 31 games without a 6-inning start, the most since 1893, the Reds Starters have dropped at least 6.0 innings in 5 straight 3 starts in their last 6 starts.
– Reds Media Relations (@RedsSPR) May 19, 2022
Tyler Mahle has improved a bit, while Connor Overton (1.82 ERA in 24.2 innings) is a pleasant surprise in the rotation.
Luis Castillo is now healthy and should start showing off his huge talent in no time; While Hunter Green, who was devastated in his first few starts, is making huge progress and even threw 7.1 no-hit innings in his last start.
When Rocky left-arm Nick Lodolo returns, the overall ceiling of the Reds will increase.
After all, the Reds need to let the kids play and develop, but it’s nice to know that they can look like a legitimate MLB team when all their parts are healthy and fit.