Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….

FINAL
Milwaukee 2
Cincinnati 3

WP: Maloney (2-2)
LP: Wolf (13-12)
S: Cordero (40)
BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
–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.

NEGATIVES
–None.

NOT-SO-RANDOM THOUGHTS
–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!!!

Jay Bruce


6 Responses

  1. Furniture City Red

    Repost –
    Back on APRIL 3rd Chad ran a “Prediction Time” thread…

    https://redlegnation.com/2010/04/03/prediction-time/

    Only 2 people picked the reds to win the central – bjolley598 and MAR11 – bjolley actually got their 2010 record right also at 91-71, and I think wins a t-shirt…or something.

    Most picked the Reds to finish 2nd or 3rd, with a few 4th’s and 5th’s also. This team has surpassed nearly everyone’s expectations…It’s been a great year to be a Reds fan. Looking forward to the playoffs and even more expectations being exceded.

  2. Wil Payne

    I’m thinking a negative is HArang having to leave due to a minor injury in the 3rd and not picking up the win. Left me a little bummed.

  3. Fireball

    Say what you want about our chances against the Phillies, but you have to feel good about having two left-handed batters (Bruce and Votto) who are hitting the ball like they have been going into a series against two dominant right-handed pitchers.

    Will we win? I don’t know. But, if we can knock off one of the Roys in Philadelphia and bring the series home 1-1, you’ve gotta like our chances in our home ball park. Reds were 0-4 vs. Philly in Philly, but were 2-1 against them at GABP.

    • Ethan D

      Say what you want about our chances against the Phillies, but you have to feel good about having two left-handed batters (Bruce and Votto) who are hitting the ball like they have been going into a series against two dominant right-handed pitchers.Will we win? I don’t know. But, if we can knock off one of the Roys in Philadelphia and bring the series home 1-1, you’ve gotta like our chances in our home ball park. Reds were 0-4 vs. Philly in Philly, but were 2-1 against them at GABP.

      The Reds are 2-0 against Oswalt this year and 1-0 against Halladay
      I’m feelin good