Cincinnati Reds' Starting Rotation a Major Bright Spot During Rough Stretch

The Reds have lost 15 of their last 18 games.
May 19, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Cincinnati Reds pitcher Hunter Greene (21) throws
May 19, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Cincinnati Reds pitcher Hunter Greene (21) throws / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
In this story:

CINCINNATI — The Reds have lost 15 of their last 18 games and are 8.5 games out of first place in the National League Central Division.

Despite struggling for the entire month of may, their starting rotation has met expectations.

The Reds have gotten plenty out of their starting rotation. Andrew Abbott leads the way with a 3.06 ERA in nine starts. Hunter Greene isn't far behind (3.27). Frankie Montas has had his ups and downs, but Nick Lodolo and Grahama Ashcraft have been solid. Throw in Nick Martinez and this rotation has been as good anyone could've hoped in the first two months of the season.

Despite the stellar start (pun intended) by the Reds starters, they've struggled at the plate and find themselves in a major hole after losing 14 of their 17 games in May.

Make sure you bookmark Cincinnati Reds Talk for the latest news, exclusive interviews, and daily coverage of the Cincinnati Reds!

You May Also Like:

How Cincinnati Reds Struggles Compare to Past Years

Growing Pain: Cincinnati Reds Searching for Answers During Long Losing Streak

Bright Spot: Jeimer Candelario Heating up For Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati Reds Place Christian Encarnacion-Strand on Injured List

Star Youngster Elly De La Cruz Delivering for Cincinnati Reds

Hunter Greene Off to Best Start of Young Career for Cincinnati Reds

Spencer Steer Becoming Stabilizing Force in Cincinnati Reds’ Lineup

Key Veteran Mike Ford Opts Out Of Minor League Contract With Louisville

Elly De La Cruz on Record-Setting Pace for Cincinnati Reds

Ultimate Guide to 2024 Reds Starting Rotation

Ultimate Guide to 2024 Reds Bullpen

Ultimate Guide to 2024 Reds Infield

Ultimate Guide to 2024 Reds Outfield

Four Expectations for Reds Pitching Staff Ahead of 2024 Season

Prospect Overview: In Depth Look at Cincinnati Reds First Rounder Rhett Lowder

Cincinnati Reds Prospect Edwin Arroyo Has Season-Ending Surgery

-----

Follow Inside the Reds on Twitter/X: @RedsTalkSI

Like Our Facebook Page

Subscribe and follow the ONLY Daily Reds Podcast

Follow on Instagram


Published
James Rapien

JAMES RAPIEN

James Rapien covers the Bengals and Reds for Sports Illustrated's AllBengals.com and InsidetheReds.com. He's one-half of the Locked on Bengals Podcast. He's also the co-owner/creator of Cincinnati Bengals Talk on YouTube. He earned a journalism degree from the University of Cincinnati and has spent the majority of his professional career in the Queen City. Rapien previously covered the Cavaliers and Indians in Cleveland. He has a background in radio, which includes stops at 700 WLW, ESPN 1530 and 92.3 The Fan. He loves a good trade rumor and uses copious amounts of hot sauce on his food. Cincinnati chili is his go-to meal, followed by gallons of mint chocolate chip ice cream for dessert. When he isn't working or eating, he's probably walking his dog Finley or spending time with family.