All-Star Break Breakdown

Indians
51-44
1.5 games back of division-leading Detroit
3.0 games out of the wildcard race

  • Notable individual performances: Jason Kipnis is ranked 8th among MLB players in number of bases stolen (21); Justin Masterson is ranked second among pitchers with 2 complete games (3); All 3 of Masterson’s complete games were shutouts, which ranks him first in that category; Masterson is ranked 6th in strikeouts (137)
  • Notable team stats: Ranked 4th in OBP (.330) and 11th in team batting average (.258); 9th in home runs (104); 5th in bases on balls drawn by their batters (334); 3rd in steals (73); Tribe pitchers are ranked 5th in strikeouts (776) and 2nd in shutouts (12)
  • Longest win streak: 6 games (4/28 through 5/4)

Reds
53-42
5.0 games back of division-leading St. Louis
Owners of the final National League wildcard spot

  • Notable individual performances: Brandon Phillips is ranked 4th among MLB batters in RBI (74) and Jay Bruce is 11th (66); Joey Votto is ranked 10th in batting average (.318); Votto and Shin-Soo Choo have drawn more walks than anyone else in baseball (71 and 64 respectively); Votto and Choo are 2nd and 3rd in OBP (.434 and .425); Bronson Arroyo and Zack Cozart lead the Big Leagues with 10 sacrifice bunts each; Cozart and Brandon Phillips are tied for the MLB lead with 7 sac flies; Homer Bailey is ranked 3rd among MLB pitchers with 2 complete games; Mike Leake is 9th in ERA (2.69); Mat Latos is ranked 10th in strikeouts (127)
  • Notable team stats: Tied for 7th in terms of fewest errors committed; 7th in OBP (.327); 3rd in bases on balls drawn by their batters (338); Reds pitchers are 4th in team ERA (3.43), 4th in strikeouts (780) and 4th in shutouts (10)
  • Longest win streak: 6 games (5/10 through 5/16)

*Note: An earlier edition of this story incorrectly said that Cozart and Arroyo are tops in sacrifice flies. The typo has been corrected.

This entry was posted in Baseball and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s