Cincinnati fan here, good to see some fellow Reds fans here. I'm happy they seem to be on track after a mediocre start to the season and preseason injuries. The pitching has been pretty good this year with the exception of a few bad games here and there, mostly near the beginning of the season. Hopefully Latos can be more consistent with his starts, but he seems to always have rough starts to the season. Cueto has been awesome this year like I figured he would be, just a couple recent rough starts but can't be amazing every game. I'm glad Arroyo seems to have bounced back after last years HORRENDOUS season, he's healthy this year which is probably why. Homer and Leake are pitching better than they did earlier this year. I am extremely pleased with the bullpen this year, especially considering this players that are injured like Madson and Bray. Always helpful to have an unhittable flame thrower like Chapman to put in as closer along with guys like Ondrusek and Marshall(now that he's back in his familiar role).
The offense has been inconsistent so far, but seem to be improving as the season progresses. One key to the success of the offense is when Bruce is hitting, he's had some extreme highs and extreme lows but that's nothing new in his career so far. Also another key is Stubbs and Cozart getting on base ahead of MVP Votto, other people driving in runs and not just Votto is important too. It is true what they say about good pitching and defense because the Reds are winning games even when they have lackluster hitting at times. It's gonna be a great rest of the season if the success continues, GO REDLEGS!!!
Also would like to add that I would like to personally hunt down and smack the shit out of whoever thought it was a good idea to trade Josh Hamilton to the Rangers, I'm NEVER going to forget that ridiculously stupid trade, imagine a Reds lineup of 1.Stubbs 2.Phillips 3.Hamilton/Votto 4. Hamilton/Votto 5.Bruce 6.Cozart 7.Rolen 8.Meseraco/Hanigan!!!