Apr 6, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier (21) is congratulated by first base coach Billy Hatcher (22) after a base hit driving in a run during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Great American Ball Park. The Nationals defeated the Reds 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Reds Surge Late But Fall Short


The Cincinnati Reds are quickly becoming the Reds of seasons past. No no not the Reds that were perennial losers but the Reds of the last few years who try to give you a heart attack. Cincinnati waited until the 9th inning today to get back into the game.

I love the loose attitude this team has, the attitude of “Oh its the 9th? Guess we better score some runs” thats the attitude I want. If you can turn on your scoring ability that easily you are a dangerous dangerous team.

Mike Leake pitching for the first time this season went 6 innings gave up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while walking away with a no decision.

The offense for the Reds has been stout the last two games, unfortunately they came up one run short today. Shin Soo Choo continues to be a good trade for the Reds as he recorded two hits and an RBI again today. Todd Frazier continued his hot streak going 3-5 with 3 RBI as well.

The major point of concern I have is with JJ Hoover, he was shaky last year and has been shaky again. I like the guy but still on the fence as to wether he has major league stuff or not.

This team is incredibly fun to watch, so much passion from the players. Watching players genunely having fun playing is great. This team is special.

Tomorrow is the rubber match of the series and a huge pitching match up. Cueto v. Strasburg at 1:10.

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