SWEEP! Reds Sweep The Phillies


The Cincinnati Reds got their first sweep of the season tonight against the Philadelphia Phillies winning 11-2. The two teams started the evening finishing off last nights rain delayed game. The Reds needed all of 12 minutes to win that game.

Apr 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce stands on deck during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati won the first game of the day thanks in part to a dominating performance by Homer Bailey the previous night where the young right hander went 8 innings giving up 2 hits while striking out 10. Unfortunately the offense wasn’t there on tuesday night but it sure showed up today. The Reds loaded the bases with Bruce coming to the plate. Bruce drove Cozart in for the game winning run and a second win in a row for the Reds.

Now the game that was originally scheduled to take place today had much of the same offensive power that the ninth inning had earlier in the day.

The Reds started the scoring frenzy in the first when Brandon Phillips drove in Zach Cozart, they followed that up in the second with 5 runs then another 3 runs in the third. Zach Cozart seems to have come out of his earlier slump and blasted a massive homerun to the bleachers.

Also shout out to Mike Leake for a great 7 inning outing where he only gave up 3 hits and recorded 7 strikeouts.

This team had a power outage the last few games during their five game losing streak. The power came back today and with a three game sweep of a mediocre ball club hopefully the Reds can carry this momentum.

The Marlins come into town tomorrow for a four game series. Miami is 3-12 on the season, they are a team of minor leaguers at this point.

The bright side to this series is tomorrow when Reds sensational prospect Tony Cingrani takes on hyped Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez in what appears to be a pitchers duel.