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Series Preview: Cincinnati Reds

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Am I the only one who always thinks the double consonant in Cincinnati is the t?  Anyway, the Reds head north to Miller Park to face our suddenly on a roll Brewers

We've already had one preview on the Reds.  You can read their fun wikipedia facts here.  Otherwise, here are there current leaders in key stats:

Current Record: 55-45 (Second in NL Central [come on guys, you can beat the Cardinals!])
Runs Scored: 482
Runs Allowed: 428
Best Batting Average: Joey Votto (.315)
Best OBP: Votto (.419)
Best SLG: Votto (.595)
Most HR: Votto (25)
Most RBI: Votto (67)
Most Strikeouts (Hitter): Drew Stubbs (102)
Most Strikeouts (Pitcher): Johnny Cuet0 (79)
Most Walks (Pitcher): Bronson Arroyo (45)
Best ERA: Arthur Rhodes (1.59)
Best FIP: Rhodes (3.41)
Best WAR (hitter): Votto (4.7)
Best WAR (pitcher): Cueto (2.3)

Early in the 19th century, Cincinnati was the first inland city to be as large as coastal cities in terms of size and wealth.  Some people like to think of it as the first purely American city because of that.  It was originally named Losantiville by surveyor John Filson, a word he meant to mean "city opposite the mouth of the Licking River".  It kept that name for two years until 1790 when governor of the northwest territory, Arthur St. Clair, changed the name to Cincinnati because he was a member of The Society of the Cincinnati.  The Society was "founded in 1783 to preserve the ideals and fellowship of the Revolutionary War officers and to pressure the government to honor pledges it had made to officers who fought for American independence." [Via Wikipedia]  In 2008, Cincinnati was voted the tenth most walkable city in the US by Prevention Magazine.  Joey Votto is really, really, really good.