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Titanic Struggle Recap: Reds clinch NL Central tie; magic number is ONE

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

FINAL
Cincinnati 12
San Diego 2

WP: Bailey (4-3)
LP: Richard (13-9)
BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
–Great work by Homer Bailey, as he makes a bid for the post-season rotation. Bailey gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings, striking out 6.

–Chris Heisey had a double, a homer, and a career-high 4 RBI. MVP Joey Votto was 2-4 with a homer (his 37th), three RBI and three runs scored.

–Jonny Gomes was 2-3; Brandon Phillips hit a 2-run homer, plus a walk and two runs scored.

NEGATIVES
–None. This is all terribly exciting.

NOT-SO-RANDOM THOUGHTS
–Okay, I needed a game like that. The Reds have now won 90 games this season, if you believe what George Grande tells you (and 87 wins if you believe what the standings say) and the magic number is down to one!

–Cincinnati scored as many runs (6) in the 8th inning today as they did in the first two games of the series.

–I don’t have the first idea what the Reds will do with respect to their post-season rotation. I don’t know how they’ll choose between Wood, Volquez, and Bailey.

–The Reds will clinch tomorrow if the Pirates can beat the Cardinals. If St. Louis wins, the Reds will be able to clinch at home on Tuesday vs. the Astros (and I’ll be there!).

Chris Heisey

65 thoughts on “Titanic Struggle Recap: Reds clinch NL Central tie; magic number is ONE

  1. I think we’re getting too caught up in recent performance to determine the postseason rotation. Case in point:
    1990 Tom Browning last 8 starts 6.85 ERA; 1990 NLCS 3.27 ERA in 2 starts

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