Things have not been easy for the Cincinnati Reds in 2022.
The Reds are playing some very bad baseball.
With their 3-15 start, they have the worst record in all of baseball, a run differential of -47, and a winning percentage of .167.
The injuries have also been piling up for Cincinnati.
Two of the three have returned, but Nick Lodolo is now headed to the IL.
One Reds insider details how frustrating it has been for the Reds and their fans to open the 2022 season.
Nick Lodolo, placed on the IL today with a lower back strain, is the 16th Reds player to spend time on the IL this season. The season is three weeks old.
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) April 28, 2022
The Struggles Continue
Things aren’t about to get any easier for the Reds.
They’re miles behind the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals and are firmly cemented in last place in the NL Central division.
The injuries aren’t stopping either.
They only continue to pile up and take out key players on their roster.
It sure hasn’t been smooth sailing for the Reds.
And it’s likely to stay that way throughout the regular season.
Bad luck is a part of sports, but the Reds clearly have had more than their fair share.
An 11-game losing skid will tell a good chunk of the story.
Even after snapping that skid, they have yet to win a game since.
Fans are frustrated with the front office for tanking.
The team doesn’t have nearly enough assets to offset such a fire sale.
We’ll see if they can get out of the cellar or if that is their destiny in 2022.