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
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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.

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James Rapien covers the Bengals and Reds for Sports Illustrated's and 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.