Sunday, May 23, 2004

Reds chatter

Danny Graves became the Reds' all-time saves leader Thursday, bringing to mind this question: Who are the all-time leaders for other key categories?


Pete Rose 2,722
Dave Concepcion 2,488
Johnny Bench 2,158


Cy Seymour .333
Edd Roush .331
Jake Beckley .325


Pete Rose 3,358
Dave Concepcion 2,326
Barry Larkin 2,283


Pete Rose 1,741
Barry Larkin 1,298

Johnny Bench 1,091


Johnny Bench 389
Frank Robinson 324
Tony Perez 287


Johnny Bench 1,376
Tony Perez 1,192
Pete Rose 1,036


Joe Morgan 406
Barry Larkin 379
Dave Concepcion 321


Pedro Borbon 531
Scott Sullivan 494
Clay Carroll 486


Eppa Rixey 179
Paul Derringer 161
Bucky Walters 160


Danny Graves 151
John Franco 148
Clay Carroll 102


Jim Maloney 1,592
Mario Soto 1,449
Joe Nuxhall 1,289


Buck Ewing 2.37
Noodles Hahn 2.52
Pete Schneider 2.61


Noodles Hahn 207
Bucky Walters 197
Paul Derringer 189


Bucky Walters 32
Paul Derringer 30
Johnny Vander Meer 30


Sean Casey is leading the NL in hitting at .371. Who was the last Red to lead the NL for a season? (Answer below).

Who's hot

Mike Matthews. The veteran left-handed reliever is cashing a major-league check primarily as a spectator. Recalled from Louisville May 11, he appeared only three times for 1 1/3 innings entering Saturday.

Who's not

Reds pinch hitters. Jacob Cruz had a key pinch-hit double Friday, but that has been a rarity. Cruz and Juan Castro entered Saturday 5-for-15 (.333), but the rest of the team is 3-for-35 (.086).

By the numbers

8-15: The Reds' record against the Astros the past two seasons.

14-8: Reds' record in games in which they homer.

10-10: Record when they don't homer.

4-7: Record in games decided in the last at-bat.

23-11: Record when scoring at least three runs.

1-7: Record when scoring fewer than three runs.

Remember him?

Eric Valent. Ha! You don't remember he was a Red last season, do you? Valent hit .214 in 18 games down the stretch. A Met, he has taken advantage of injuries for playing time and is batting .295 with three homers and 10 RBI in 36 games.

Trivia answer

Not surprisingly, Pete Rose was the last Red to lead the NL in batting average, hitting .338 in 1973. He led the league two other times, hitting .348 in 1969 and .335 in 1968.

The week ahead

Jack McKeon and his world champion Florida Marlins come to town for a three-game series beginning Tuesday. The Reds then head north of the border for three games with the Montreal Expos.

Record exchange

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Q&A: Ted Power
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