Friday, June 17, 2011

Reds Thrive On West Coast Road Trip

Usually, the Cincinnati Reds flounder on the West Coast. Trust me, it doesn't matter how bad the teams they played were, the Reds would get killed. And after they split the series with the San Francisco Giants, I was ready to write off the Reds as a .500team.

But a funny thing happened when the Reds went to Los Angeles to play the Dodgers. The Reds swept them. The Reds won Wednesday, 7-2, with a lineup that included Jonny Gomes, Fred Lewis and Chris Heisey. That's right, Reds manager Dusty Baker gave Drew Stubbs and Jay Bruce a day off. It was a 5-2 road trip. The Reds win puts them just two games behind the Milwaukee Brewers and one game behind the sinking St. Louis Cardinals. Hold on Reds fans, it ain't over till it's over.

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