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 (5/5): Cincinnati Reds, Jay Bruce


A comeback walk off win is exactly how everyone wanted to end the weekend. Instead we all ended the weekend with the news that Jay Bruce will be out 3-4 weeks with a torn meniscus. Wonderful way to end a pretty decent weekend.

While everyone else was at the Flying Pig yesterday I was walking around Maderia being a good boyfriend walking around an art show. Do you know how much it pains me to say ‘boyfriend’. I mean sure she’s great, she puts up with me, she likes baseball and all that but ‘boyfriend’? In case you haven’t picked up by now I’m not a commitment person. I commit to the Reds every season, break up with them in fall and rekindle our love in the spring.

Now that you all know a little bit more about me, I had to fill the word count some how. Has anyone seen Pain & Gain with Marky Mark Wahlberg and The Rock? What on god’s green earth is this movie? It’s on Epix right now and I’m not completely sure what I’m watching. Body builders, blow, Miami, seems like a decent plot for a movie. But The Rock, he ruins it for me.

Cincinnati Reds (15-16)

The Reds took 3 out of 4 from the best team in baseball the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend. A walk off double by Todd Frazier in the bottom of the 10th scored Chris Heisey from first giving the Reds a 4-3 win.

Alfredo Simon had another great outing Sunday going 7 innings strong but leaving with a no decision. The three earned runs Simon allowed on Sunday are the most Simon has allowed all season. Simon’s impressive ERA went up slightly to 1.99, still the second best in the rotation.

The Reds managed to find a way to win Sunday, exactly what the fans have been waiting for. Now the Reds travel to Boston today for a two game series against the Red Sox on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Jay Bruce

Bruce will be out 3-4 weeks with a meniscus tear in his left knee. This is obviously not ideal for a team already dealing with a litany of injuries. Thankfully Bruce is undergoing a rather routine surgery that hopefully won’t leave him out any longer than needed.

It appears the team may turn to Donald Lutz in Double A Pensacola where he has got off to a great start so far. You can read the entire Bruce write up here. 

Video of the Day

Scary accident here at the Barnum and Bailey circus. Trapeze performers fell about 40 feet to concrete, 9 are considered in critical condition. Hopefully they all pull through. But lets talk about the girl talking in the video, when the device collapses you hear her say “is that supposed to fall like that.” Why yes sweetheart, people are supposed to plummet to the floor with no padding.

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