2005 Cincinnati Reds season

The 2005 Cincinnati Reds season was the 136th season for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their third season at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. It consisted of the Reds finishing in fifth place in the National League Central Division and failing to improve on their 76–86 record from 2004. The Reds were managed by Dave Miley for most of the season, and after being fired, was followed by Jerry Narron.

2005 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record73–89 (.451)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Carl Lindner
General manager(s)Dan O'Brien Jr.
Manager(s)Dave Miley, Jerry Narron
Local televisionFSN Ohio
(George Grande, Chris Welsh)
Local radioWLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall, Steve Stewart)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The Reds missed the playoffs for the tenth straight season, tying a record set between 1980-89.

Offseason

  • November 15, 2004: Kenny Kelly was signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[1]
  • December 15, 2004: Dave Weathers was signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[2]
  • December 27, 2004: Eric Milton was signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[3]
  • February 4, 2005 Barry Larkin announced his retirement. He played all 19 seasons with the Reds.

Regular season

Season information

The Reds finished with an overall record of 73-89, 16 games under .500, and in 5th place behind the division winner, the St. Louis Cardinals. They were 27 games behind the Cardinals in their division, and 16 games behind the second place team, the Houston Astros, the eventual National League champions. The Reds finished 8 games behind the third place team, the Milwaukee Brewers, and 6 games behind the fourth place team, the Chicago Cubs. The Reds were six games ahead of the last place team, the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Sean Casey led the team in batting average with an average of .312. Adam Dunn led the team in both home runs and RBI, with 40 and 101, respectively. Aaron Harang led the team in wins with 11. Felipe López was the only Red to make the National League All-Star team.

The Reds finished in 13th out of 16 teams in the National League in attendance. The Reds scored 820 runs and allowed 889 runs. Ken Griffey Jr. led the team in season salary at $12,500,000.

National League Central

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 10062 0.617 50–31 50–31
Houston Astros 8973 0.549 11 53–28 36–45
Milwaukee Brewers 8181 0.500 19 46–35 35–46
Chicago Cubs 7983 0.488 21 38–43 41–40
Cincinnati Reds 7389 0.451 27 42–39 31–50
Pittsburgh Pirates 6795 0.414 33 34–47 33–48

Record vs. opponents


Source:
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona3–35–22–411–72–43–313–52–41–63–43–410–97–112–52–48–10
Atlanta3–36–17–32–410–85–13–33–313–69–104–31–54–23–310–97–8
Chicago2–51–66–94–35–49–74–27–92–42–411–54–35–210–61–56–9
Cincinnati4–23–79–63–32–44–123–46–103–33–49–74–23–55–115–17-8
Colorado 7–114–23–43–33–31–511–81–53–42–43–77–117–114–42–46–9
Florida4–28–104–54–23–34–35–23–48–109–103–42–44–23–49–910–5
Houston3–31–57–912–45–13-44–210–55–56–09–74–33–45–115–27–8
Los Angeles 5–133–32–44–38–112–52–45–13–33–35–211–79–102–52–45–13
Milwaukee4–23–39–710–65–14–35–101–53–34–59–73–44–35–114–48–7
New York6–16–134–23–34–310–85–53–33–311–73–34–23–32–511–85–10
Philadelphia4-310–94–24–34–210–90–63–35–47–114–36–05–14–211–87–8
Pittsburgh4–33–45–117–97–34–37–92–57–93–33–43–42–44–121–55–7
San Diego9–105–13–42–411–74–23–47–114–32–40–64–312–64–35–17–11
San Francisco11–72–42–55–311–72–44–310–93–43–31–54–26–122–43–36–12
St. Louis5–23–36–1011–54–44-311–55–211–55–22–412–43–44–24–210–5
Washington4–29–105–11–54–29-92–54–24–48–118–115–11–53–32–412–6

Transactions

  • July 1, 2005: Jason Standridge was signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[4]
  • July 20, 2005: Kenny Kelly was selected off waivers by the Washington Nationals from the Cincinnati Reds.[1]

Roster

2005 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
CJason LaRue11036194.2601460
1BSean Casey137529165.312958
2BRich Aurilia114426120.2821468
SSFelipe López148580169.2912385
3BJoe Randa9233296.2891348
LFAdam Dunn160543134.24740101
CFKen Griffey Jr.128491148.3013592
RFAustin Kearns11238793.2401867

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
Ryan Freel103369100.271421
Wily Mo Peña9931179.2541951
Javier Valentín7622162.2811450
Edwin Encarnación6921149.232931
Jacob Cruz11012730.236418
D'Angelo Jiménez3510524.22905
Ray Olmedo547717.22114
Chris Denorfia183810.26312
William Bergolla17385.13201
Jason Romano19308.26713
Aaron Holbert22276.22202
Luis López17276.22202
Kenny Kelly793.33302
Dane Sardinha130.00000
Miguel Pérez230.00000
Anderson Machado220.00000

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
Aaron Harang32211.211133.83163
Eric Milton34186.18156.47123
Ramón Ortiz30171.19115.3696
Brandon Claussen29166.210114.21121
Luke Hudson1984.2696.3853
Paul Wilson946.1157.7730

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
Randy Keisler2456.0216.2743
Elizardo Ramírez622.1038.469

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
David Weathers7374153.9461
Kent Mercker783143.6545
Matt Belisle604814.4159
Todd Coffey574114.5026
Ryan Wagner423206.1139
Brian Shackelford371002.4317
Jason Standridge322204.0617
Ricky Stone230006.7515
Danny Graves2011107.368
Joe Valentine160108.169
Josh Hancock111001.935
Ben Weber100008.038
Allan Simpson90106.756
Chris Booker300031.502

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Bats International League Rick Sweet
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Jayhawk Owens
A Sarasota Reds Florida State League Edgar Caceres
A Dayton Dragons Midwest League Alonzo Powell
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Luis Aguayo
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Rick Burleson

[5]

References

  1. "Kenny Kelly Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  2. "David Weathers Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  3. "Reds sign Eric Milton to three-year deal".
  4. "Jason Standridge Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  5. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
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