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Homers in the lineup, Homer's on the mound. Can't nobody beat us, we're the best damn team around! Reds win, 7-2.

Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Jay Bruce.  Hova went 2-4, but his Two Bomb Turks provided five RBI, a career high.

Key Plays

  • In the second inning, Brandon Phillips used his speed to reach on an infield single, and Scott Rolen drew a walk.  Then Jay Bruce announced that he was here to hit home runs and chew bubble gum... and he was all outta bubble gum.  Reds 3, Cardinals 0.
  • Joey Votto then made a matching donation to Jay Bruce's Give Kids In the Outfield Seats a Baseball Fund.  Reds 4, Cardinals 0.
  • The Cardinals began to threaten in the fifth inning.  Jason LaRue got an infield hit (!), Skip Schumaker walked.  Julio Lugo singled to load the bases with one out and Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday coming to the plate.  Pujols hit a sacrifice fly, and Holliday grounded out to second.  One run scored in a very Classic Reds performance.  Reds 4, Cardinals 1.
  • Bartender!  Gimme some triple sec!  ...Which is my Neil Everett way of saying Brandon Phillips tripled in the sixth.  Scott Rolen singled him in, and then Jay Bruce hit his second homer of the night to put the Reds up, 7-1.
  • Someone named D Freese hit a home run for St. Louis in the ninth inning.  REDS WINNARS!
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 Other Notes

  • This was Jay Bruce's third multihomer game of the season and fifth of his career.
  • Speaking of five of things, Albert Pujols has five grand slams this season.  His sacrifice fly was darn close to being number six.
  • "Cardinal-eater" Homer Bailey is now 1-3 against the Cards with a 7.06 ERA in five starts.
  • However, Homer is 5-1 with a 1.89 ERA over his last eight starts.
  • Jay Bruce now has career highs in home runs and RBI.  Votto is one home run and three RBI from setting career highs in those marks.  Hey, remember all those times that Votto's come to bat with two runners on ahead of him?

  • Final - 9.29.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 9 0
    Cincinnati Reds 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 X 7 8 0
    WP: Homer Bailey (7 - 5)
    LP: Joel Pineiro (15 - 12)

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