Thursday, September 27, 2012

Reds win a big one

The Cincinnati Reds won a big game today. They defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 in the last home season game. You might question why it was a big win. After all, the Reds had already clinched the National League Central Division. Well, the Reds have been in a stupor lately. They've been batting only .229 for September. So when the Reds won today's game in the ninth after trailing 1-0, it was an emotional lift.

The game was a dreary one for the Reds bats. They were shut out for eight innings. In the ninth, the Reds got two outs. Then Reds third baseman, Todd Frazier stepped up to the plate. He launched a bomb over the right-center field fence and into the artificial grass. Tie score. Then Jay Bruce singled. Reds catcher and former All-Star Dioner Navarro came to the plate. He slammed a high breaking ball that went into the right field gap. Bruce was running on the 3-2 pitch and scored all the way from first. Reds win 2-1. Video below. By the way, we've been getting great stuff from Navarro. He's been bouncing around the league and been looking for that All Star performance. Let's hope he brings it to the Reds in the playoffs.

Yes, the Reds have come from behind many times this season. But they're headed to the playoffs. Baseball is mostly a mental game. A win like this will give them confidence in the post season. Here's the story with video.

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