Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….
WP: Maloney (2-2)
LP: Wolf (13-12)
S: Cordero (40)
–Jay Bruce was 2-2 with his 25th homer…off another lefty. Bruce is just a different hitter right now than we saw during July and August. It’s fun to watch, and it couldn’t be happening at a better time.
–Jonny Gomes went 2-3 with a bloop hit that scored a run, and a single he ripped to left field.
–Joey Votto drove in the first run with a double to left-center; he also walked and scored a run. If he isn’t the MVP, I quit.
–Nice relief work by Logan Ondrusek, Matt Maloney, Jared Burton, Aroldis Chapman, and Francisco Cordero.
–I was proud of the 37,000+ Reds fans in attendance who gave Aaron Harang such a nice ovation when he left in the third inning with a blister.
–The Reds finished the regular season with 91 wins. That blows my mind.
–Bruce has hit 11 of his 25 homers against lefties, including 3 of his last 4. Remember when everyone was bemoaning Bruce’s poor results against left-handed pitchers? This is a crazy game.
—According to ESPN, The Reds’ season attendance was 2,060,551. Last year they sold 1,747,919 tickets, their fewest since 1986.
–Thank you, Aaron Harang.
—Playoffs, HERE WE COME!!!