• In 41 combined starts this season, Reds rookie starting pitchers RHP Hunter Greene, LHP Nick Lodolo and RHP Graham Ashcraft are 12-17, 4.68 (215.1ip, 112er)…all 3 made their Major League debuts this season.
• 6 times this season the Reds started rookie pitchers in 3 straight games (last, 7/31-8/2, Lodolo, Greene, Ashcraft).
• In Sanmartin (Game 2), Greene (Game 4) and Lodolo (Game 6), the Reds used as many as 3 rookie starting pitchers in the first 6 games of a season for only the second time in their history…the 1902 Reds staff used 3 rookie starting pitchers in their first 5 games, and 4 of their first 6 games that season were started by rookie pitchers (Bob Ewing 2 starts,
Len Swormstedt, Martin Glendon)…courtesy @EliasSports.
• This year’s Reds became the fourth Major League team since 2000 to use 3 different starting rookie pitchers in the first 6 games of a season, joining the 2020 Royals (Brady Singer, Ronald Bolanos, Kyle Zimmer), 2018 Marlins (Caleb
Smith, Dillon Peters, Trevor Richards) and 2009 Athletics (Trevor Cahill, Brett Anderson, Josh Outman).
• Eight Reds players made Major League debuts this season, including RHP Daniel Duarte, RHP Alexis Díaz, RHP Hunter Greene (starter), LHP Nick Lodolo (starter), C Mark Kolozsvary, RHP Jared Solomon, RHP Graham Ashcraft (starter) and C Chris Okey.
• 14 rookies, including 9 pitchers, have appeared in at least 1 game for the Reds.
• 53 players have appeared in at least 1 game for the Reds this season…the club record for number of players in a season is 57 (2003).
• At 5.03, the team’s ERA is its best since the fifth game of the season (5.02 on 4/12).
• At 4.94, the starting staff’s ERA is its best since Opening Day (0.00).
• 31 Reds players have accounted for 42 apps on the injured list (list on Page 6)…today’s injured list includes 11 players, the fewest since 11 Reds were on the IL on 4/30…on 7/16 & 7/17 the Reds had 18 players listed on the injured list, their single-day season high…every day from 5/1-8/1, between 13-18 players held a spot on the Reds’ injured list.
• The Reds went 10-16-7 in 33 completed series (6-8-4 home, 4-8-3 road)…swept 2 series (2g at Cle, 5/17-5/19 & 3g vs TB, 7/8-7/10) and were swept 9 times (last, 2g at StL, 7/15-7/16).
• The Reds went 3-1-1 in their 5 series vs American League East teams (1-2 at Tor, 1-1 at Bos, 3-0 vs TB, 2-1 at NYY, 2-1 vs Bal)…have one more 2-game series vs the Red Sox in September at Great American Ball Park.
• Per @EliasSports, the Reds have played the fifth-toughest schedule in the Major Leagues…in games already played, their opponents have posted a winning percentage of .513…the winning percentage for the teams remaining on the Reds’ schedule is .475, the fifth-easiest schedule in the majors.
• The 10-game losing streak at Great American Ball Park from 6/8-7/2 was the Reds’ longest since at home an 11-game skid at Riverfront Stadium from 4/9-5/5, 1986…their 0-6 homestand from 6/17-6/23 (0-3 vs Mil, 0-3 vs LAD) was their
first winless homestand of at least 6 games since 7/11-7/17, 1991 (0-4 vs Pit, 0-3 vs StL).
• The Reds began the season 0-4 at Great American Ball Park, their first 0-4 home start since the 1955 club began 0-4 at Crosley Field
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