Chicago Cubs Series Preview: Reds scuffling as Cubs come to Cincinnati

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Heading into the series: Cincinnati Reds

Record: 0-3, Last in the National League Central

Record (Last 10): 0-3

ERA: 7.00

OBP: .304

HR: 4

Team Leader (WAR): N/A

An unlikely Gennett leads the Reds offense

If I was to tell you that Scooter Gennett was leading the Reds in average, would you believe me? Well, it’s true. Gennett leads the Reds with a .538 average. Unfortunately, not many of the team are following his lead. Billy Hamilton continues to struggle from the leadoff spot with a .111 on-base percentage.

For the Reds, they’ll rely on Joey Votto to drive in runs. He’s off to a slow start, batting just .273 with a .385 OBP. But as the season continues, those numbers will only go up for Votto. The only question is, will the rest of the team be on base for him to do any damage?

In the three-game series, the Reds were beaten 2-0, 13-7 and 6-5. They nearly came back on Sunday night but fell just short as the offense couldn’t come up with one more run. They either couldn’t get any or couldn’t get enough. Either way, it led to three straight losses for them.