A road trip to Houston is exactly what the postseason doctors have ordered for the Reds. A 6-1 win Monday night helped to clear
the bad taste from Reds fans mouths following that Sunday debacle. A 10-0 win Tuesday night though has made everyone nearly forget about said debacle while also giving the Astros their 100th loss of the season.
Mike Leake was on the mound for the Reds Tuesday night and Leake delivered possibly his best game of the season. Going 8IP strong only giving up 5H while striking out 6 Astros. Leake dominated all night a much needed outing for the young pitcher as well as the entire Reds team.
Dusty Baker made a lineup change going into tonights game putting Xavier Paul in the 5 spot as a DH. A decision that met much criticism on twitter paid off as Paul went 2-3 with an RBI. Right fielder Jay Bruce came up huge for the club tonight. His 2 hits and 5 RBI gave the Reds a huge lead early and gave Bruce his 100th RBI of the season. This is the first 100 RBI season for Jay Bruce in his career.
With a big lead late young players such as Billy Hamilton, Henry Rodriguez and Neftali Soto all made appearances late. Unfortunately neither of the 3 were able to muster up a hit but it is still great experience for the youngsters.
Sean Marshall made an appearance in the 9th, his first appearance for the Reds since May. Marshall dominated the 9th striking out two and throwing only 16 pitches, 10 of those were strikes. Marshall looked incredibly impressive now he just needs to stay off the DL.
Cincinnati goes for the sweep tomorrow night as Greg Reynolds takes the mound for the Reds.