Don’t Look Now, but the Reds Have the Second-Best Team ERA in the MLB

Last season, it was largely the pitching, most notably the starting pitching, that made the Reds nearly unwatchable. Joey had a “down” season but for the most part the Reds hit well and were at least fun to watch at the plate. The 2018 pitching staff finished the season with an ERA of 4.63 which was 24th out of all 30 MLB staffs. Even worse, they finished 26th in WHIP at 1.40 and gave up more home runs than anyone in the league not named the Baltimore Orioles with 234.

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