Tuesday, October 9, 2012


The Cincinnati Reds lost today 2-1 to the San Francisco Giants in ten innings in the third game of the NLDS. The Reds still lead the series 2-1. They wasted a masterful starting pitching performance by Homer Bailey. He went seven innings, struck out ten and gave up only one run. The play that killed the team was third baseman Scott Rolen's inability to cleanly field a short hop grounder. Look, Rolen is not hitting, he still needs to field. Otherwise consider Todd Frazier.

Tomorrow, it's game four. The Reds must decide to disable Johnny Cueto, thereby eliminating him from all NL playoff games. Use Mike Leake? We'll see. Use Mat Latos on three days rest? Let's hope the baseball gods are with us. It's been a long time since the Reds advanced to the World Series.

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