Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Reds win a big one

Yep, it's way too early to forecast anything about this baseball season. I mean who would have thought at the beginning of August last year, that the St. Louis Cardinals would make the playoffs, let alone win the World Series. So when the Cincinnati Reds faced their Central Division rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, it looked like the Cardinals would sweep the Reds in the three game series. Armageddon? Hardly. Remember in 2010, the Cardinals beat up on the Reds all season but it was the Reds that ran away with the Division.

But the Reds won, 4-3. And it's big. I'll let Reds outfielder Chris Heisey say it. He drove in the game winning run with a single and the Reds walked off with a victory. "Getaway days are huge," Heisey said. "To not get swept and salvage at least a game in this series was huge. Yes it's early, but being 2-4 is a lot different than being 3-3. Hopefully, we'll get hot and get the offense going on the road trip, and pick up seven or eight wins."

Oh, Aroldis Chapman was dominant again. Five strikeouts in two innings. He throws three pitches now. Fastball that can reach over a hundred miles an hour. Ninety mile an hour slider. And he now has a split finger fastball. Mercy.

Here's the story with video.

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