Apr 6, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips (4) makes a play during the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Win or Lose, The Reds Are Fun to Watch


So far this season, in every game, the Reds have been entertaining.  Their first game they only lost by two, in 13 innings, then they put together two wins over the Angels and a 15-0 win last night against the Nationals.  Today, they lost 7-6 in 11 innings, but at one point, they trailed 5-1.

You have to give the Reds credit, they never give up.  A lot of teams, when they’re down by four, would just say “forget it, we’ll lose and try to win tomorrow”.  Not the Reds, they battled back today.  They scored two runs in the 8th to get back into the game, it was 5-3, then in the 9th they added two more runs, thanks to a solo home run by Shin-Soo Choo and a wild pitch to plate Votto from 3rd after he tripled.

The game would go into extra innings, in the top of the 11th JJ Hoover, who has been overworked this season, gave up two solo home runs to put the Reds behind 7-5.

The Redlegs still didn’t give up, though.  Brandon Phillips hit an RBI double to score Joey Votto, Votto then hit a single, stole 2nd, and the go-ahead run came to the plate, it was Jay Bruce.  Bruce unfortunately stuck out, stranding Votto in scoring position.

The Reds fall to 3-2 on the season, and will look to win the series tomorrow.  Stephen Strasburg will pitch for the Nats, and Johnny Cueto will toe the rubber for the Reds.

 

 

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