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Lance McAlister

Reds: Ohio Cup Champions



Final: Reds 4 Indians 0 Boxscore  

See Billy run.....

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 7: Homer Bailey #34 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the third inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Great American Ball Park on August 7, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

B1: Jay Bruce infield 1B against shift, Hamilton went 1st to 3rd and then scored on Carlos Santana throwing error, 1-0 Reds
B1: Ryan Ludwick RBI 1B scored Bruce, 2-0 Reds
B2: Billy Hamilton RBI 3B scored Homer Bailey, Billy out rounding 3rd, 3-0 Reds
B6: Kristopher Negron RBI 1B scores Todd Frazier, 4-0 Reds.

Homer Bailey was again stellar, as the Reds made it 6 wins in their last 8 games with a 4-0 win over the Indians. As a result, the Reds are Ohio Cup Champions for the first time since 2010.

*Reds outscored Indians 21-5 in final 3 games of series.
*Does each Reds player get to spend a day with the Ohio Cup like hockey players with Stanley Cup?
*11th shutout of year by Reds pitching...have allowed fewer than 2 runs in a game 30 times in 115 games (26%)
*Reds now of 6 of 8..
*Brewers won. Reds stay 4 games out with 47 games remaining.
*Negron your 2014 Ohio Cup Most Outstanding Player (16 votes).
Cozart (2 votes), Bruce (1)Cueto (1) also received votes. 
*Cozart in series: 5 for 13, 2 3B, HR, 4 R, 4 RBI, 2 BB.
*Negron in series:7 for 13, 2 2B, HR, 4 R, 5 RBI. 
*Cozart with an extra base hit in 3 straight games. Did not have any in previous 17 starts.
*I'd say the Indians play defense like a beer league softball team, but that would be an insult to beer league softball teams. 3 error night.
*17th caught stealing for Billy.
*Todd Frazier had 10 SB in his first 319 ML games. This year he has 17 SB in 113 games.
*The chaos Billy creates is simply staggering.
*Ryan Ludwick hits in 5 consecutive starts.
*ML high 16th error by Reds 1B this year....ML average is 7 per team. 6 teams tied for low of 3.
*Last 31 games: Reds won 8 of 11, lost 10 of 12 and have won 6 of 8....16-15.

Starting pitching:
Homer Bailey: 7 IN, 4 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 102 pitches, first win since June 29.
*Struck out side in 3rd.
*Knocked down by line drive to jaw, recovered to make throw...Frazier error.
*Bailey's last 7 starts: 50 IN, 28 H, 9 ER, 14 BB, 37 K, 1.62 ERA....2nd win in the 7 starts. 
*Earned runs allowed by Homer in last 7 starts: 0, 1, 1, 3, 3, 1, 0. 

Manny Parra, 8th: 1 H, 1 K
*Parra has not allowed run since May 25....20 straight appearances...10.1 IN. 
From Jeff: Manny Parra pitches a full inning for just the 2nd time in the past 62 days.
Jonathan Broxton, 9th: 2 K, ERA now 1.10.


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