Reds Win Series Opener


The Reds were coming off of a bad series against the Atlanta Braves, they were in need for a win. They got that win, they beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3, thanks in large part to the efforts by Brandon Phillips.

Phillips drove in the game’s first run in the 3rd when he hit an RBI single to plate Choo. A couple of batters later, Jay Bruce brought Phillips home after hitting an RBI double to right field. It was 2-0 after the 3rd.

That lead didn’t last long. In the top of the 4th, the Brewers tied it with back-to-back home runs by Jean Segura and Ryan Braun. Both went to right field.

In the bottom of the 4th, Zack Cozart hit an RBI single, Lutz would score, and the Reds lead it 3-2.

In the top of the 7th inning, Brandon Phillips amazed all 33,251 fans in attendance. The Brewers had two on and one out with Ryan Braun at the plate, Braun hit it up the middle and Brandon Phillips fielded the ball with his bare hand, put his knee on the bag, and turned an inning-ending double play. “You gotta be kidding me! One of the best plays you will ever see, just turned in by Phillips!” said Reds announcer, Thom Brennaman.

They always say if you do something big on defense, you’ll do something big with the bat. That must be true. In the bottom of the 7th BP lifted a solo home run to left to make it 4-2.

In the 9th, Chapman came in looking for the save. He gave up a run, but still ended the game, the Reds won 4-3.

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