As Vin Scully (respect) mentioned several times during the last series, the Reds are second the NL in runs scored. While Vin is certainly correct, there are a couple of caveats (at least if you're going to use it as a shorthand for the quality of an offense):
- Park matters. There's a reason the Rockies and Reds are tied for second in runs, despite both being below average in wRC+ (park-adjusted offense).
- Competition matters - both by team and opposing starter. The Marlins are bad, but Jose Fernandez is good.
- The Reds have played more extra inning games (15) than the almost all the teams immediately behind them: Rockies (13), Braves (11), Diamondbacks (15), Mets (12). They've had a few more innings to score a few more runs.
- The Reds have also played at least one more game (106) than almost all the teams immediately behind them: Rockies (106), Braves (105), Diamondbacks (105) and Mets (102).
|Offense scores...||2013 games (on pace)||2012 games|
Wily Peralta (4.54 -- not a typo)
Charlie Morton (3.59)