The Reds Pitchers have Gopheritis

The current Reds pitching staff is on a record pace for homers allowed. They’ve yielded 154 in their first 89 games (1.73 per game average). That would put them on pace for 280 longballs given up for the year, which would obliterate the record of 241 set by the 1996 Tigers.

Year HR W L ERA IP
DET 1996 241 53 109 6.38 1432.2
KCR 2000 239 77 85 5.48 1439.1
COL 2001 239 73 89 5.29 1430.0
COL 1999 237 72 90 6.03 1429.0
CIN 2004 236 76 86 5.21 1443.2
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/6/2016.

The Reds are also on record pace for most homers allowed per nine innings, at 1.741.

Year HR9 IP HR
CIN 2016 1.741 796.0 154
DET 1996 1.514 1432.2 241
COL 2001 1.504 1430.0 239
KCR 2000 1.494 1439.1 239
COL 1999 1.493 1429.0 237
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/6/2016.

They are also yielding one homerun per 23.3 batters, which would set another record.

Season Team TBF HR BF/HR
2016 Reds 3583 154 23.3
2001 Rockies 6306 239 26.4
2000 Royals 6443 239 27.0
1995 Twins 5714 210 27.2
1996 Twins 6355 233 27.3
2004 Reds 6451 236 27.3

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