Before the Reds Miami Marlins series they were in an extreme funk at the plate. Protecting their starting pitchers great outings could only be secure if the Reds gave up zero runs. Suddenly though wins the Reds have ignited at the plate.

They’ve won five of their last seven games and are doing so by producing runs. Against the Marlins they ended the series with a seven run finish. Against Cleveland they’ve had a game where they produced nine runs and eight.

One guy that has helped in this turn around has been Ryan Ludwick. He has had an RBI in four of the last six games for the Reds. Including a huge two run single against the Marlins. After a controversial run was overturned, the game was tied. That left runners on 2nd and 3rd and Ludwick took advantage to help propel the Reds to a win.

With key bats set to return soon in Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips the Reds are in prime position to overtake the NL wild card race. Can Ludwick and the rest of the Reds keep their bats hot or will the July slump reemerge?


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