2004 Cincinnati Reds season

The 2004 Cincinnati Reds season was the 135th season for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their second season at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. They improved on their 69–93 record from 2003 but missed the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season.

2004 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record76–86 (.469)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Carl Lindner
General manager(s)Dan O'Brien Jr.
Manager(s)Dave Miley
Local televisionFSN Ohio
(George Grande, Chris Welsh)
Local radioWLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall, Steve Stewart)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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Offseason

  • January 14, 2004: John Vander Wal was signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[1]
  • March 14, 2004: John Vander Wal was released by the Cincinnati Reds.[1]
  • March 17, 2004: John Vander Wal was signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[1]

Regular season

Season summary

The Reds finished with a final record of 76–86. That earned them fourth place in their division. They finished 29 games behind the division winner and eventual National League champion, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds also finished 16 games behind the second place team and National League wild card winner, the Houston Astros. The Reds finished 13 games behind the third place team, the Chicago Cubs. They finished 3½ games ahead of the fifth place team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and 8½ games ahead of the sixth place team, the Milwaukee Brewers.

National League Central

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 10557 0.648 53–28 52–29
Houston Astros 9270 0.568 13 48–33 44–37
Chicago Cubs 8973 0.549 16 45–37 44–36
Cincinnati Reds 7686 0.469 29 40–41 36–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 7289 0.447 32½ 39–41 33–48
Milwaukee Brewers 6794 0.416 37½ 36–45 31–49

Record vs. opponents


Source:
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona2–44–23–36–133–42–43–163–30–63–41–52–47–125–141–56–12
Atlanta4–23–32–44–214–53–34–34–215–412–710–94–23–34–32–48–10
Chicago2–43–39–85–13–310–92–410–73–34–23–313–54–22–48–118–4
Cincinnati3–34–28–93–34–26–114–210–84–23–33–39–102–43–35–145-7
Colorado 13–62–41–53–31–51–58–112–42–41–55–32–410–98–111–58–10
Florida4–35–143–32–45–13–33–34–211–815–412–71–54–22–52–47–11
Houston4–23–39–1011–65–13-31–513–62–42–46–012–52–42–410–87–5
Los Angeles 16–33–44–22–411–83–35–13–34–33–31–56–010–910–92–410–8
Milwaukee3–32–47–108–104–22–46–133–35–12–40–66–122–41–58–98–4
Montreal6–04–153–32–44–28-114–23–41–59–107–124–21–61–53–37–11
New York4–37–122–43–35–14–154–23–34–210–98–111–51–64–21–510–8
Philadelphia5-19–103–33–33–57–120–65–16–012–711–83–35–12–43–39–9
Pittsburgh4–22–45–1310–94–25–15–120–612–62–45–13–33–35–15–122–10
San Diego12–73–32–44–29–102–44–29–104–26–16–11–53–312–72–48–10
San Francisco14–53–44–23–311–85–24–29–105–15–12–44–21–57–123–311–7
St. Louis5–14–211–814–55–14-28–104–29–83–35–13–312–54–23–311–1

Notable transactions

  • April 6, 2004: Kenny Kelly was signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[2]

Roster

2004 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Jason LaRue 114 390 98 .251 14 55
1B Sean Casey 146 571 185 .324 24 99
2B D'Angelo Jiménez 152 563 152 .270 12 67
SS Barry Larkin 111 346 100 .289 8 44
3B Ryan Freel 143 505 140 .277 3 28
LF Adam Dunn 161 568 151 .266 46 102
CF Ken Griffey Jr. 83 300 76 .253 20 60
RF Austin Kearns 64 217 50 .230 9 32

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Wily Mo Peña11033687.2592666
Juan Castro11129973.244526
Felipe López7926464.242731
Javier Valentín8220247.233620
Jacob Cruz9614733.224328
Brandon Larson4011825.212314
Tim Hummel5611024.21817
Darren Bragg389418.19149
Anderson Machado175615.26804
John Vander Wal42516.11824
Corky Miller13391.02603
Jermaine Clark14304.13302
Jason Romano22264.15413
Ray Olmedo810.00000

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Paul Wilson29183.21164.36117
Aaron Harang28161.01094.86125
Cory Lidle24149.07105.3293
Brandon Claussen1466.0286.1445
Josh Hancock1254.2514.4531
Luke Hudson948.1422.4238
Jung Bong315.1114.7011
Jesús Sánchez314.1027.538

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
José Acevedo39157.25125.94117
Todd Van Poppel48115.1466.0972
Jimmy Haynes515.0039.608

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Danny Graves6816413.9540
John Riedling705305.1046
Phil Norton692505.0748
Todd Jones518213.7937
Ryan Wagner493204.7037
Gabe White401216.2333
Mike Matthews352106.3015
Joe Valentine242345.2229
Brian Reith222207.2724
Juan Padilla1210010.6712
Aaron Myette50008.316

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Bats International League Rick Burleson
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Jayhawk Owens
A Potomac Cannons Carolina League Edgar Caceres
A Dayton Dragons Midwest League Alonzo Powell
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Freddie Benavides
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Donnie Scott

[3]

References

  1. John Vander Wal Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  2. Kenny Kelly Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  3. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
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