Cincinnati defeated St. Louis 13-4. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Reds Ruin Cardinals Opening Day

I posted a piece right before first pitch asking the Reds to put a Nationals like beating on the Cardinals, and they did! Maybe I’ll plead with them some more later in the season.

The Reds were the Cardinals opponent for their home opener, two teams that despise each other squaring off to start the season for the Cards at home and this game didn’t disappoint.

Cincinnati fell behind early on an errant throw from Shin Soo Choo that resulted in the Cardinals going up 2-0 in the first. The Reds didn’t get on the board until the 4th when Jay Bruce singled and drove Joey Votto home, unfortunately the Cardinals answered with a run of their own in the 4th.

In the sixth Brandon Phillips blasted a home run to give the Reds another run making the score 4-2 entering the seventh. Its always good when the Phillips silences Cardinals faithful. The Reds put up another run in the 7th and 8th putting the score at 4-4 entering the 9th inning, and thats when all hell broke loose.

The ninth inning has seemingly been good for the Reds this season and Wednesday was no exception. The Reds scored 9 runs in the 9th. NINE, the Cardinals scored none, the Reds won 13-4. Every player came up with a hit in the ninth it seemed like. Choo and Votto led off the inning getting on, then Phillips drove in Choo. With bases loaded Frazier was walked which put another run across the plate. From there everyone got on base to the point Votto batted again in the inning driving Choo in.

This makes up for the opening day loss we suffered a week ago. Mat Latos looked strong again in this outing but walked away with a No Decision once again.

These two face off again tomorrow at 8:15 with Arroyo facing Lynn.

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