10. June 21: Reds respond with 11-1 win against the Blue Jays

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The day after the Reds blew an 8-0 lead (eventually losing 14-9), the Reds came back with a vengeance the following afternoon. The Reds stomped the Blue Jays 11-1. It was a huge bounce-back win for the Redlegs, and began an impressive finish to the first half. The Reds finished the first half with a 16-7 record beginning on June 21st.

9. June 29: Bailey’s 3-hit shutout gives the Reds a four game sweep in San Francisco.

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Homer Bailey took another no-hit bid into the 7th inning against the Giants. He would have to settle for a 3-hit shutout, but that win capped an impressive four game sweep of the Giants in San Francisco.

8. April 2: Heisey’s walk-off single gives Reds first win of 2014.

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Chris Heisey came off the bench for a walk-off single to break a 0-0 tie in the 9th inning, and give the Reds their first win of the season. It was the Reds first run of 2014, as they were shut out on opening day.

7. July 6: Bruce’s 2-run, 8th inning HR gives Reds 4-2 lead over the Brewers.

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Jay Bruce hit a 2-run homer in the 8th inning to break a 2-2 tie against the Brewers. The homer ended an 0 for 26 skid for Bruce, and lead the Reds to another series win against the Brewers.

6. May 4: Frazier’s walk-off double beats the Brewers in 10 innings.

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After Brandon Phillips hit a game tying solo homer in the 8th inning, Todd Frazier hit a walk-off double to beat the Brewers 4-3 in 10 innings. The win gave the Reds a series win in a 4-game series against the Brewers.

5. June 28: Phillips 2-run 9th inning tying HR, Reds beat the Giants in 11 innings.

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On his birthday, Brandon Phillips hit a 2-run homer with the Reds down 1-0 in the 9th inning at San Francisco, which gave the Reds a 2-1 lead. The Reds would eventually win the game 7-3 in 11 innings.

4. May 9: Votto’s walk-off homer beats the Rockies.

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On May 9th, the Reds were coming off back to back losses during a two game sweep in Boston. Jonathan Broxton blew a save in the 9th inning, and allowed the Rockies to tie the game at 3. That didn’t last long, as Joey Votto hit a walk-off homer on a 3-0 count.

3. May 19: Reds win crazy game in Washington in 15 innings on Frazier’s 2-run blast.

The Reds won a crazy, 15-inning game in Washington on May 19th. Brandon Phillips and Billy Hamilton both made game saving catches in the 12th and 14th inning, which set the stage for Todd Frazier in the 15th inning. Frazier hit a 2-run bomb, and the Reds won 4-3 in one of the most exciting games of the first half.

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2. July 8: Hamilton’s broken bat walk-off single completes 6-run comeback against the Cubs.

In the second game of a double-header, the Reds were trailing the Cubs 5-0 heading into the 5th inning. The Reds would chip away with a run in the 5th, a run in the 6th, 2 runs in the 7th, and a tying run in the 8th. Billy Hamilton then hit a walk-off, broken-bat single to give the Reds their largest comeback win of 2014.

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1. July 11: Reds score 3 runs with 2 outs in the 8th inning, complete 5-run comeback against the Pirates.

The Reds trailed the Pirates 5-1 entering the 7th inning. The Reds would get two runs in the 7th, but after two quick outs to begin the 8th inning, the Reds found themselves down 2 runs with just 4 outs left to work with. The Reds would only need 1 out to work with. Devin Mesoraco hit a solo homer, then improbably, the Reds got back-to-back-to-back-to-back hits from Ludwick, Heisey, Santiago, and Pena to take a 6-5 lead in the 8th. The Reds would go on to win 6-5 in what would be by most accounts their most incredible win of 2014.

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8 Responses

  1. PhoenixPhil

    My personal favorite is #3, but I’m a sucker for extra innings, great defense and my man crush on SuperTodd.

  2. Dennis

    I agree, No. 3 was my favorite. The balls caught by Phillips and Hamilton looked like sure hits off the bat, and both came with 2 outs and a man on third.

  3. Dan

    No. 2 has my vote for best moment. The first time the Reds offense came back from more than 2 runs down, and just wonderful pitching from the bullpen. I believe Price would agree as he said something like “… greatest game I was ever part of as a manager …”

  4. hof13

    Looking at 3 again, I couldn’t help but think of how much better Brantley is as an announcer than when he was when he started. I’ve always liked his analysis, especially about pitching, but his play by play was just awful at first. Now, he’s decent calling a game, not great for sure but generally not too bad.

  5. ToddAlmighty

    I think this list needs to be edited. Cueto’s CG SO versus the Pirates followed by his very next start (also against the Pirates) being a 1 run CG. Back-to-back CGs is awfully impressive. Even more so when the first one was a 3 H, 0 BB, 12 K shutout.

    • John Walsh


      Ugh. Pittsburgh.

  6. Kurt Frost

    #2 is the best just because it was the most improbable.

  7. Matt

    My personal favorite was on Mother’s Day when Chapman came out of the bullpen for his first game back after being struck in the head during spring training. I was in the stadium and only one word applies, goosebumps.