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Reds lose 4-3: I have just one question.......



NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18: Mike Leake #44 of the Cincinnati Reds gives up a two run home run against Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees who rounds the bases in the fifth inning during their game at Yankee Stadium on July 18, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Final: Yankees 4 Reds 3  Boxscore  
*Brewers beat Nationals, Reds fall 2.5 games back
*Brayan Pena 2 HR's, #4, 5....1st HR since May 4.
*Pena 1st Reds batter to hit 2 HR's in a game at Yankee Stadium since Johnny Bench in Game 4 of 1976 World Series?
*Mike Leake: 7 IN, 8 H, 4 R
*Leake's last 4 starts: 25.2 innings, 37 hits, 13 earned runs, 3 HR, 4.64.
*Jacoby Ellsbury broke a 2-2 tie in the 5th with a 2-run HR. 
*How often does a team make three errors and win?
*2 hits Cozart, Heisey, Pena...6 for of team: 1 for 23
*Bruce 8 for 50 this month (.160).
*Reds 0-7 w/RISP
*I don't get the 9th inning: Down to last out, down one run, one on, and Ramon Santiago at the plate vs RHP. Where was Donald Lutz? If not Lutz then, when?
Kris Negron could have played 2B in bottom 9th. Price made a bet Santiago would get an extra-base hit? Santiago gets an extra-base hit 4.3% of his plate appearances. The ML average is 7.8%.


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