The Cincinnati Reds can’t seem to find the key to success early in 2022.
With their 6-2 loss to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night at Petco Park, they dropped their eighth straight game and fell to 2-10 on the season.
Not only that, but they became the first team in all of baseball to hit the 10-loss mark.
Also, in that span, they have gone five straight games without scoring more than two runs.
Last night, the Reds (2-10) lost their 8th straight game and became the first team in 2022 to hit the 10 losses mark. During that span, they have gone 5 straight games scoring 2 or fewer runs. pic.twitter.com/Xl1uayu2Cu
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 20, 2022
Trouble In Paradise
The Reds don’t have a really good shot at winning in 2022, but even so, this is a concerning start for them.
You never want to be the team that reaches an unfortunate milestone for the season first, especially when it’s a certain number of losses.
The offense is cold as can be and the pitching hasn’t been there either.
Cincinnati reached the postseason in 2020 and were seven games out of contention to end the 2021 season.
The postseason is now expanded to 12 teams, meaning that the Reds would have made it last year if the new format was in place.
But after watching them give up several key pieces, it’s clear that the main goal is not winning.
Still, you don’t want to be that team that completely loses its way so early in the season.
The chances of the Reds turning it around are quite slim.
Their roster has been stripped of many key contributors from a year ago and postseason contention is a long-shot at best for this team.