Sunday, May 20, 2012

Reds outlast Sabathia and the Yankees

The Cincinnati Reds won today by beating the Evil Empire aka The New York Yankees. Okay, Yankee fan, I'm sure you're asking what does that make the Boston Red Sox? Well, how about the Romulan Empire? Yeah, I'm mixing Star Wars and Star Trek. But I digress. Today's win gave the Reds the series win by taking two of three from the vaunted Yankees. And they did it during an away series at the legendary Yankees Stadium.

It was a pitcher's duel. Both teams had their aces on the mound. The Yankees had CC Sabathia. And the Reds had Johnny Cueto. The Yankees drew first blood by getting two runs in the sixth. But the Reds hung in there against Sabathia. Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick hit a low fastball for a home run. Then Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan took an 0-2 pitch and launched it into the left field stands. It was a monster shot. The Reds then showed patience. Shortstop Zack Cozart singled. Then Sabathai walked the next three batters. Reds lead 3-2. In the ninth, Ryan Ludwick doubled in two more runs to give the team a three run cushion. Reds fireballing lefty Aroldis Chapman then got the final three outs for his first save of 2012,

You have to beat good teams like the Yankees, if you want to show you're a contender. Now the Reds must have a winning streak somewhere this season. I'm talking about seven games or more. Let's hope the Reds continue winning with a home series against the Atlanta Braves tomorrow.

Here's the story about the game with video. And here's Frank. What did he say? "If you (I) can make it there, you'll make it anywhere."

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