What does the start it mean?
Lots of stressing going on among the fandom this morning and last night, it seems.
Memories can be short and thankfully, there are large databases full of historical information about baseball. I didn’t even have to go too far back to find a good way to contrast fast or slow starts on the Reds.
The 2011 Reds started out 5-0 and 8-3. They finished with 79 wins.
The 2012 Reds started out 4-8 and finished with 97 wins.
Some non-Reds teams in recent history?
The 2013 Dodgers started out 7-10 and were 31-42 and nine games out at one point. L.A. ripped off 92 wins and won the NL West by 11 games. They lost in the NLCS.
The 2010 Rangers started out 7-10, finished with 90 wins and reached the World Series.
The 2008 Rays started out 3-5 and 7-10 and finished with 97 wins, before going to the World Series.
What can be drawn from the 2014 Reds results thus far? I don’t know. The team has eight guys on the DL, including three from the bullpen. Perhaps the return of Jonathan Broxton helps the ‘pen. Devin Mesoraco is back and Mat Latos is just around the corner.
So, I guess it’s time to buckle in and see where this ride goes.