Apr 26, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce (32) prepares for an at bat against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Update (4/27): Cincinnati Reds, Cyclones, Donald Sterling

Allergies suck, the weather is perfect out. Literally you could not ask for anything better. Instead of really enjoying the weather my eyes are watering my nose is running, its awesome.  A Cincinnati Reds win would have made everything better but you know how that goes.

The best thing about Cincinnati sports is they always know how to get your hopes up. Then when everyone is thinking ‘man we are back, finally’ the team always knows how to let you down. The Cincinnati Reds have done it the past two days, the Bengals do it literally every season and the Bearcats, well they get there but can never close the deal.

It could be worse, we could be Cleveland. Winning is wonderful, the idea of people complaining about the teams winning over the past 5 years amazes me. I do understand the frustration, although some fans take it to an extreme. Like I’ve always said, wait until the All-Star break before you panic Reds fans.

Cincinnati Reds (11-13)

The Cincinnati Reds have lost their last two games. Another loss Saturday night in Atlanta. A 4-1 loss has pushed the Reds back on their heels after winning 5 of their last 7 coming into this weekend series with the Braves.

Cincinnati scored their lone run in the first inning off a Ryan Ludwick double to center that scored Brandon Phillips. Starting pitcher Mike Leake (2-2) gave up a 2 run home run in the first to Freddie Freeman, then two more runs in the third. A home run to Justin Upton and another to catcher Evan Gattis.

Mike Leake has struggled this season and his whole career with giving up home runs, that trend bit him in this start. Atlanta pitcher David Hale dominated the Reds lineup allowing only 2 hits over the course of 8 innings.

The Reds look to avoid the sweep Sunday afternoon at 1:35pm.

Cincinnati Cyclones

On the brink of advancing the Cyclones lost Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Friday night 3-2 in overtime. Cincinnati had a 3-0 lead going into Game 4, they lost 2-0. Game 5 Saturday night saw the Cyclones get up early, 2-0 in the first period.

The Orlando Solar Bears netted a goal apiece in the 2nd and 3rd period before netting their game winning goal in overtime. Game 6 will be in Orlando at 7pm on Tuesday.

Donald Sterling

There is no place for racism in sports, society or the world. In 2014 the fact that this is still part of the national conversation is pathetic. What Los Angeles Clippers owner said to his ‘girlfriend’ is repulsive and disgusting.

Cincinnati Reds former owner Marge Schott made some racist remarks while owning the Reds during the 1990’s. Major League Baseball came down hard on Schott suspending her. The NBA needs to come down on Sterling even harder.

New NBA Commissioner Adma Silver has said the league is looking into Sterlings comments and that the owner will not attend Sunday’s playoff game. He should never sit court side at an NBA game again.

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A truer statement has never been said. Denver sucks.

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