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Reds: Fewest runs scored through first 50 games since 1971

 

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 26: Ryan Ludwick #48 of the Cincinnati Reds looks on after striking out in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the MLB game at Dodger Stadium on May 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

50 games in
The Reds are 22-28 through 50 games. 
That is the Reds worst 50 game record to start a season since 2007 (18-32).
Reds record last 10 years at 50 game mark:
2014: 22-28 (7.5)
2013: 31-19 (1.5)
2012: 28-22 (up 1.5)
2011: 26-24 (3.5)
2010: 30-20 (up 2)
2009: 27-23 (2.5)
2008: 23-27 (6.5)
2007: 18-32 (10.5)
2006: 28-22 (4)
2005: 20-30 (12.5)

Where's the O?

The Reds have scored 174 runs in their first 50 games.
That is 67 fewer runs scored than a year ago through the first 50 games.
The 174 runs is the fewest runs scored by a Reds team in first 50 games since 1971, when they scored 157 runs.
This is the first time in 18 years the Reds have scored fewer than 200 runs in their first 50 games, and just the 3rd time since 1990.

Most runs scored through first 50 games: (Since 1970)
299 (1976)
264 (1987,2010)
261 (1999)
256 (1994)
254 (2006)

Fewest runs scored through first 50 games: (Since 1970)
157 (1971)
174 (2014)
182 (1991)
189 (1982, 1986, 1997)
199 (1989)

Fewest runs allowed through first 50 games: (Since 1970)
160 (1990)
171 (1975)
179 (2013)
182 (1973)
184 (2012)

Most runs allowed through first 50 games: (Since 1970)
312 (2003)
286 (2005)
285 (1996)
261 (1997)
258 (2007)

Last 10 years: Reds runs scored/allowed through first 50 games:
2014: 174, 190
2013: 241, 179
2012: 201, 184
2011: 250, 232
2010: 264, 229
2009: 227, 219
2008: 216, 243
2007: 229, 258
2006: 254, 249
2005: 234, 286

2013 vs 2014:

Reds record through first 50 games:
2013: 31-19 (-1.5)
2014: 22-28 (-7.5)

Reds runs scored through first 50 games:
2013: 241
2014: 174

Runs allowed through first 50 games:
2013: 179
2014: 190

Reds run differential through first 50 games:
2013: +62
2014: -16

Pacing
To get to 90 wins, the Reds would have to go 68-44 in their final 112 games.
That would require a winning percentage of .607.

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