By C. Trent Rosecrans
SAN DIEGO – Sunday’s victory over the Giants marked the halfway point for the Reds this season, with a record of 43-38 with 81 games remaining.
It also marked the halfway point for rookie manager Bryan Price, although he didn’t realize he’d reached that milestone already when asked about it Monday.
The Reds’ recent run – they were 18-9 in June entering Monday – has certainly given everyone a little rosier view of the first 81 games.
“I think it was well-chronicled the slow start we got off on. Now we’re playing so much better in June. June has been a good month for us,” Price said. “I think it’s in large part because of the health. I don’t think anybody wanted to use that as an excuse for a tough April and May.
“(But) we had eight guys on our 40-man roster on the disabled list (on Opening Day). It did affect our 25-man roster as we started. As we’ve gotten more whole and solidified our lineup, solidified our starting rotation and our bullpen, we’ve gotten better.
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