The Cincinnati Reds just wrapped up their best week of the season so far. With a winning streak, hot hitting and some decent pitching performances. Just some of the notable developments from last week.
In the last seven days the Cincinnati Reds had a six game winning streak. The streak coming to an end last night in San Francisco. The Reds won two out of three against the New York Mets last week. Then swept the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first leg of their west coast road trip. Their first four game sweep against the Dodgers since 1976.
The Reds looked like a team with some energy in them for the first time this season. Due to among other things a good stretch of games from Scooter Gennett. Currently holding the best season batting average (.318) on the team. With 11 runs and eight RBI’s in the last seven days. Winning the National League’s Player of the Week award as a result.
Matt Harvey’s Reds debut last Friday went fairly well. After being traded to the team by the Mets last Tuesday. Harvey pitched four scoreless innings on Friday. Giving up one hit and getting two strikeouts. Part of a strong night collectively from the Reds against the Dodgers.
In addition to a new pitcher, the Reds have a new general manager. With Nick Krall taking over for Dick Williams in that role. A change made by the Reds last Thursday. Elsewhere in the Reds organization Jim Riggleman had a good week. The winning streak put him just one game under .500 as Reds manager going into Monday.
However, the Reds are still nowhere close to a winning record yet. They have a 14-28 record going into game two of their series in San Francisco. Currently, the Reds are on pace to finish with their worst winning percentage since 1934. Though on the bright side, at least the Reds are not the worst team in baseball right now. For once this season it was a good week overall for the Reds. That’s good news for a team that could use any good news they can get.