After my post last week, about the Reds being in the top 5 in offense I have taken a few shots. I didn’t do any deep analysis, I just looked at RS and OPS for the National League. But sine then it seems like most games they haven’t been scoring. I looked at the Stats on ESPN and I see they are still ranked 2nd in Runs scored. So what is the problem? WELL I decided to look alittle deeper.
In 30 Road games this year they have scored 120 runs for a nifty 4 runs per game. That puts them ahead of the sucky offense of the Astros and Rockies, and no one else. 4 Runs a game with the pitching staff won’t get it done.
By contrast at home they average 5.75 runs per game which places them third behind the Rockies and Phillies. What do they Rockies and Phillies ballparks have in common with GABP? umm….I think they all might be hitters parks, but I ain’t sure.
So which hitters benifit most from GABP?
Player Home Road
Griffey .933 .688
Casey .765 .831
Dunn .981 .908
Lopez .967 .770
Randa .900 .790
Freel .879 .717
LaRue .735 .696
Pena 1.083 .757
These Road number are based on 30 games, and the home numbers 40 games, but it might be time to re-evaluate just how good of a season Lopez is having, or Griffey or Randa, or dare I say Dunn?