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One is the Loneliest Number, So Get Us to the Party Quickly! Reds win 12-2

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If you didn't see the game, this was when Chris Heisey got punched in the nuts. If you did see the game, you know the real story.
If you didn't see the game, this was when Chris Heisey got punched in the nuts. If you did see the game, you know the real story.


Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Chris Heisey. He went 2 for 5 with a double, home run, and 4 RBI. Honorable mention to Joey Votto, Jonny Gomes, Ryan Hanigan, Brandon Phillips, and Homer Bailey.

Key Plays

I don't have a lot of time, so here's the quick and dirty:

  • Reds scored first, because Votto is awesome. Reds lead 1-0.
  • Padres came back with the boom-boom.  Padres lead, 2-1.
  • Brandon Phillips was intentionally walked to load the bases. Chris Heisey intentionally doubled to unload them.  Reds lead, 4-2.
  • Gomes walked. Phillips homered, his 17th of the season. Reds lead 6-2.
  • Padres begged for mercy. Reds showed none. Scored 6 in the 8th. Reds win 12-2.

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Other Notes

  • Outside of two home runs in the 2nd, Homer Bailey looked very good. He pitched 7 innings, allowing 5 hits and one walk, striking out six, taking home his 4th win of the season. The Reds are 8-1 in his starts since he came off the DL.
  • If either Phillips or Gomes gets hot this week and hits 3 HR, the Reds will match a team record with 5 players with 20 HR for the season. If both do it, it will be a new record.
  • Orlando Cabrera left the game early with a sore left side. Jay Bruce did not start because of a sore side. The sooner these guys can clinch, the better.
  • There was about a half-an-hour there where it looked like the Cardinals might blow an 8-run lead, opening the door for the Reds to clinch today. Alas, the Cardinals won 8-7. The Reds' magic number is now 1. They will clinch with a Cardinals loss on Monday or a Reds win on Tuesday. Since I'll be at the game on Tuesday, I choose the ladder option.


Final - 9.26.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Cincinnati Reds 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 6 0 0 12 12 0
San Diego Padres 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
WP: Homer Bailey (4 - 3)
LP: Clayton Richard (13 - 9)

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