|St. Louis CardinalsÃ‚Â (26-22)
|Cincinnati Reds Ã‚Â (22-24)
|W: Homer Bailey (4-3)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â L: S. Miller (6-3)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â S: A. Chapman (4)|
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Always good to be home.
Todd Frazier’s three-run blast in the 3rd inning gave the Reds some rare breathing room against the Cardinals.
Devin Mesoraco homered in the 6th.
The bullpen showed up tonight. Manny Parra, Jonathan Broxton and Aroldis Chapman all on cruise control. This is the bullpen we expected at the beginning of the season.
Jay Bruce is back.
The Cardinals on the base paths. And that was good for the Reds.
Not so random thoughts …
Homer Bailey had far from his best stuff tonight, but he gutted it out. This is what good pitchers do. Maybe this gives him some confidence, especially since it came against a team that usually has his number. While perusing Brooks Baseball, I noticed that Homer has curtailed his use of the curve ball this year. Just throwing that out there.
Brayan Pena. What a guy. He’s just been a great pick up by Jocketty this year. It seems like every time he plays, he pays dividends in some way.
The Cardinals don’t hit home runs. The Reds did tonight. Seemed to be the difference.
The Daily Billy: Ya think the Neck Tattoo was annoyed with Hamilton tonight?
My Knob Creek Player of the Game: Todd. Very important for the Reds to get on the board first tonight and the quick 3-run cushion was just what the doctor ordered. Jersey Strong.