April Monthly Pitching Report

From the start of the Reds season, the team was leaving camp with lots of wounds. The wounds of 8 going to the Disabled List, 3 returned from the DL in April, but one managed to return to the DL. Out of the pitching core, 2 returned, Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall.

The Reds faced 6 teams in the Month of April, 4 of those 6 were playing in October.

The lines from the Starting Pitchers and Bullpen in the month of April

STARTERS (STATS AS OF 4/30)

Starting Pitching Team-by-team Chart Starting Pitching Team-by-team April

 

APRIL STARTER NUMBERS

  • 174.2 IP/139 H/58 R/57 ER/56 BB/153 SO/22 HR
  • BAA .210/ERA 2.94/WHIP 1.12
  • GRADE: 84.99% (B)
  • RATES: 19.63% H/8.19% R/7.91% BB/21.61% SO/3.11 HR
  • PER 9: 7.16 H/2.99 R/2.94 ER/2.89 BB/7.88 SO/1.33 HR
  1. Outlier, the Atlanta Braves stood out for being an outlier to April’s BAA, but was not an outlier when comparing the other 5 teams in the list.
  2. Four teams weren’t able to get a hit off starting pitching. The minimum to Quartile 3 BAA (.162-.219): Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays.
  3. Four teams didn’t score much against the Starters. The minimum to Quartile 3 ERA (2.01-3.60): New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays
  4. Three teams weren’t able to get on base as often as they should. The minimum to Quartile WHIP (0.97-1.18): Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays

GOALS FOR STARTING PITCHING IN MAY

  • HITS: 2-4 hits/start. Only allowed that many in 11 games: Cueto (4), Cingrani (3), Leake (1), Simon (3)
  • RUNS: No more than 1 run/start. Only allowed no runs to one run in 11 games: Cueto (4), Cingrani (2), Leake (1), Bailey (1), Simon (3)
  • WALKS: 1 walk/start. Only allowed that many in 10 games: Cueto (2), Leake (4), Bailey (2), Simon (2)
  • STRIKEOUTS: 8-11/start. Occurred in 7 games. Cueto (3), Cingrani (1), Bailey (2), Leake (1)
  • HOME RUN: Don’t give one! Occurred in 11 games. Cueto (2),Cingrani (3), Leake (2), Simon (3), Bailey (1)

BULLPEN (STATS AS OF 4/30)

Bullpen Team-By-Team April Chart Bullpen Team-By-Team April

 

APRIL BULLPEN NUMBERS

  • 61.2 IP/66 H/35 R/33 ER/34 BB/56 SO/8 HR
  • BAA .263/ERA 4.82/WHIP 1.62
  • GRADE: 76.16% (C)
  • RATES: 23.40% H/12.41% R/12.06% BB/19.86% SO/2.84% HR
  • PER 9: 9.63 H/5.11 R/4.82 ER/4.96 BB/8.17 SO/1.17 HR
  1. Believe it or not, the Bullpen ERA against the Mets is not an outlier against the other 5 teams, but is an outlier in the month of April. Thank J.J. Hoover for that.
  2. Only three teams hit from the minimum to all Quartile Ranges of ERA (1.93-5.55), the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays
  3. The BAA from minimum to Quartile 1 was .133-.176, only 2 teams were in that range: New York Mets and Tampa Bay Rays.
  4. Four teams managed to struggle getting walks and hits off of the bullpen. The minimum to Quartile 3 in WHIP (0.92-1.57): Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays.

GOALS FOR THE BULLPEN IN MAY

Allowing no base runners in a game is considered a premium, but to be realistic with these goals. 27 Batters is a minimum for a perfect game.

PER 27=variable*27/batters faced or plate appearances

  • HITS: 0-4 hits/27 batters. Occurred in 20 appearances in the month of April. H/27 is 6.32.
  • RUNS: NO RUNS! Occurred in 13 appearances in the month of April.
  • WALKS: NO WALKS! Occurred in 7 appearances in the month of April.
  • STRIKEOUTS: 8-18 strikeouts/27 batters. Did not occur in April. Bullpen K/9 is 8.17, K/27 batters is 5.36.
  • HOME RUN: NO HOME RUNS! Occurred in 19 appearances in the month of April

Now for the individual lines of starting pitchers in the month of April

Homer Bailey

Mike Leake

Johnny Cueto

Alfredo Simon

Tony Cingrani


BULLPEN REPORT

Bullpen goal for the month of May.

  • Doing little no work is always a goal for a good baseball team. The Reds typically enter the bullpen after the 6th inning, but they usually enter them in the 7th inning. The amount of bullpen work in a game is 1.2-3.0 IP. A beaten bullpen would be pulling more than 5.2 innings of work.
  • For obvious reasons, don’t allow a hit, even if inherited. Bullpen has been allowing 1-4 hits per game and have done that in 15 games this season.
  • The Reds bullpen have been very good at allowing no runs, a good hitting usually manages to get no more than 2 runs from the bullpen. The Bullpen has had this occurrence in 19 games, but allowed no runs in 13 games.
  • Walks are about the same as runs, but not much will impact on game situations when it comes to scoring runs off walks. Bullpen typically allows 0-2 walks a game. These type of games have occurred 20 times in the month of April.
  • Strikeouts, it’s something you don’t see much with the absence of flame throwing Aroldis Chapman on the Disabled List. The Bullpen will typically strikeout 1-2 batters in a game, they’ve struck out 6 in one game. The Bullpen has struck 2 or more batters 15 times in April.
  • Another positive thing about this Reds pitching staff is Home runs. Reds bullpen will usually throw 0 to 1 home runs in a game. They didn’t throw a homer in 19 games in the month of April.

STARTING PITCHING BEST GAMES IN APRIL

Games at Minimum to Quartile 1 BAA by Starting Pitching (.087-.163)

  1. April 16th, Pittsburgh Pirates (Johnny Cueto, .100)
  2. April 22nd, at Pittsburgh Pirates (Johnny Cueto, .100)
  3. April 27th, at Atlanta Braves (Johnny Cueto, .111)
  4. March 31st, St. Louis Cardinals (Johnny Cueto, .125)
  5. April 9th, at St. Louis Cardinals (Mike Leake, .143)
  6. April 6th, at New York Mets (Alfredo Simon, .160)

Games at Minimum to Quartile 1 WHIP by Starting Pitching (0.33-0.75)

  1. April 16th, Pittsburgh Pirates (Johnny Cueto, 0.33)
  2. April 2nd, St. Louis Cardinals (Tony Cingrani, 0.57)
  3. March 31st, St. Louis Cardinals (Johnny Cueto, 0.57)
  4. April 9th, at St. Louis Cardinals (Mike Leake, 0.63)
  5. April 22nd, at Pittsburgh Pirates (Johnny Cueto, 0.67)
  6. April 6th, at New York Mets (Alfredo Simon, 0.71)
  7. April 27th, at Atlanta Braves (Johnny Cueto, 0.75)
  8. April 12th, Tampa Bay Rays (Alfredo Simon, 0.75)

Games with shutout pitching (0 runs allowed)

  1. April 2nd, St. Louis Cardinals(Tony Cingrani, 7 IP)
  2. April 9th, at St. Louis Cardinals (Mike Leake, 8 IP)
  3. April 16th, at Pittsburgh Pirates (Johnny Cueto, 9 IP)
  4. April 20th, at Chicago Cubs (Homer Bailey, 6 IP)
  5. April 27th, at Atlanta (Johnny Cueto, 8 IP)

Game with the most strikeouts from Quartile 3 to Maximum (8-12)

  1. April 16th, Pittsburgh Pirates (Johnny Cueto, 12)
  2. April 27th, at Atlanta Braves (Johnny Cueto, 11)
  3. April 2nd, at Cincinnati (Tony Cingrani, 9)
  4. April 5th, at New York Mets (Johnny Cueto, 9)
  5. April 14, Pittsburgh Pirates (Homer Bailey, 9)
  6. March 31st, St. Louis Cardinals (Johnny Cueto, 8)
  7. April 15th, Pittsburgh (Mike Leake, 8)
  8. April 20th, at Chicago Cubs (Homer Bailey, 8)

AWARD CEREMONY: Starting Pitcher of the month, Johnny Cueto.

BULLPEN MENTIONS

  • BAA from Minimum to Quartile 1 (.000-.143), occured in 8 games in the month of April.
  • WHIP from Min to Q1 (0.00-1.00), occured in 10 games in the month of April.
  • No runs allowed occured in 13 games in the month of April.
  • Strikeouts from Quartile 3 to Maximum (3-6), occured in 7 of the games in the month of April.

Who goes back to the Bullpen after Mat Latos possible returning in May?

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