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Reds: Just call him Billy Walkoff....or maybe Billy Runoff?

 

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CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 8: Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds breaks his bat as he singles in the winning run in the ninth inning of the game against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park on July 8, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 6-5. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 8: Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates after a walk off single that drove in the winning run in the ninth inning of the game against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park on July 8, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 6-5. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Final: 
Game 2: Reds 6 Cubs 5 Boxscore
Billy Hamilton's broken bat single in the bottom of the 9th capped a Reds rally from a 5-0 deficit to sweep the Cubs in a doubleheader for the first time since May of 1980.
*1st time Reds have overcome more than a 2 run deficit to win a game this year.
*The Baseball Gods are clearly coming around on this team.
*Reds have won 4 in a row and 5 of 6 since being swept by Padres.....13 of 19 overall.
*Reds 7-1 in last 8 series.
*Reds sweep DH and gain 1.5 games on Brewers on a day they put Joey Votto on DL.
*10 different Reds collected a hit. 2 hits Hamilton and Cozart.
*David Holmberg started and got hammered, allowing 3 HR's in 2.2 innings of work.
*The Reds bullpen took over and shutdown the Cubs: 6.1 IN, 0 R
Carlos Contreras: 2.1 IN
JJ Hoover: 6 K in 2 IN
Logan Ondrusek: 2 IN, 2 K
*35 minute rain delay to start game.
Scoring
T2: Chris Coghlan HR, 2-0 Cubs
T3: Antony Rizzo HR, 3-0 Cubs
T3: Mike Olt, HR, 5-0 Cubs
B5: Hamilton line out to CF, Schumaker scored on error, 5-1 Cubs
B6: Jay Bruce RBI groundout, 5-2 Cubs
B7th: Mesoraco DP, 5-3 Cubs
B7: Hamilton RBI triple, 5-4 Cubs
B8th: Bruce RBI 2B, 5-5
B9th: Billy Hamilton dropped a game-winning single down the LF line, 6-5 Reds.

DH facts
*Reds bullpen combined for 9 IN, 0 R, 5 H, 5 BB, 13 K.
*6 relievers pitched, none allowed a run. Broxton and LeCure did not appear.
*All 12 position players got at least one hit in the DH.
*Hits: Billy 6, Heisey 3, Santiago 3, Cozart 3.
*Hamilton 6 for 8, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, BB, R, 2 SB. Hitting .353 w/RISP (24 of 68).
*Bruce 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R
*Reds now 3.5 games back of Brewers, closest they have been since April 9 (81 games ago)
*Reds season high 6 games over .500 at 48-42.
*Cozart has hit in 5 straight games (.429)
*Reds now 22-11 in Schumaker' starts.

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 8: Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with teammates after his walk off single that drove in the winning run in the ninth inning of the game against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park on July 8, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 6-5. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Bryan Price

More Defense

Game 1: Reds 4 Cubs 2 Boxscore
Jay Bruce jacked a 2-run homer in the first inning, homering vs a LHP for the 3rd consecutive game and Johnny Cueto made it stand up in a 4-2 win.
*3 hit days for Chris Heisey and Ramon Santiago
*Heisey stole his 7th base in 7 tries.
*Billy Hamilton had 2 hits and 2 SB....he bunted for a hit in the 1st and scored on an RBI 1B by Brandon Phillips.
*Cueto: 6.1 IN, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K, ERA at 2.07.
*Bullpen: Parra, Diaz and Chapman.
*Parra worked out of 1-out, bases loaded jam in 7th.
*Price turned to Diaz in the 8th, to protect a 2-run lead....#trust. 
*Chapman save 18. He's recorded at least one strikeout in each of his last 37 apps, the longest active streak in the Major Leagues by a reliever and the second-longest streak in Major League history by a reliever, since 1900 (Sutter, 39).
*Bruce hit his ML best 50 HR vs a LHP in last 5 years.

 

 

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