A three-game sweep at the hands of the last-place San Diego Padres preceded an emphatic series victory against the first-place Brewers. If there were ever a week to illustrate the roller-coaster ride of Reds baseball in 2014, this past week would suffice.
Joey Votto may once again be headed to the disabled list, so the Reds will turn to their greatest strength, the starting pitching, to help keep the team in the playoff hunt. You'll notice as much in this week's list.
Despite all of the bumps, the Reds have put themselves right in the mix. As the final week of the first half begins, the Reds sit just six games behind the Milwaukee Brewers and only three back of the final wild card slot currently occupied by the Washington Nationals.
But that's conversation for a different piece. Here are the top 10 Reds who most contributed to an awkward 2-4 week with a feel-good ending.