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Reds take 2 of 3 from first place Jays

 

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CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 22: Johnny Cueto #47 and Brayan Pena #29 of the Cincinnati Reds talk on the mound in the third inning of the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Great American Ball Park on June 22, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Final: Reds 4 Blue Jays 3 Boxscore
Johnny Cueto was dynamite again, and Todd Frazier's 2-run HR broke a 2-2 tied and proved to be the game winning in a 4-3 win.
*For all the angst of Friday's collapse, Reds win another series vs 1st place team.
*Back to .500 for 4th time: 1-1, 11-11, 35-35, 37-37.
*Have won 8 of last 11 games.......and have taken 2 of 3 from Brewers, Pirates and Jays. Now 12-8 in June. 4-0-1 in last 5 series. 14-15 in 1-run games.
*Johnny Cueto: 8 IN, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 120 pitches....that's 112, 119, 120 last 3 starts=351 pitches. ERA drops to 1.86.
*Johnny Cueto has allowed 1 run in the first inning of his 16 starts.
*Cueto in day starts this year: 0.75 ERA, 4 ER in 48 innings.
*Cueto at GABP this year: 1.07 ERA, 12 ER in 67 innings. 
*Opponents have scored 31 runs with Cueto on mound.....7 of those runs have been unearned.
*14th QS by Cueto.....7th time going at least 8 innings.
*Big two day lift for bullpen: Leake and Cueto pitched 16 of 18 innings.
*Cueto had bunt 1B and was on for Frazier's 2-run HR that proved to be the difference in the game.
Bullpen:
Aroldis Chapman: K-K-K for the save and free pizza. 41 K in 20 innings.
Notes:
*Reds scored in first inning all 3 games of series and in 8 of last 11 games.
*Reds have scored 46 runs in 1st inning this year...most of any inning.......just 23 in 2nd inning (8 of those runs came Friday).
*Reds have scored in 1st inning of 7 last 10 games.
*Ludwick 15 for 38, 2 HR, 5 2B,  6 RBI, (.395) since Price told him LF would be "mix and match"
*Ludwick 5 multi-hit games last 10 starts.
*Kelch: "It darts hither and yon," Brantley: "Hither & what? We don't say that where I'm from. We just say 'round here'.--FoxSportsOhio
*Defense:
*Joey Votto error opened door to Cueto jam 3rd. His 4th error of year, after 14 last year.
*Huge Cozat-Phillips DP got Cueto out 3rd inning jam.
*Reds have allowed 15 unearned runs this season.....7 of them with Cueto pitching.
*Bruce 5 RBI last 4+ games....had 5 RBI in previous 14 games.
*Frazier has 8 HR in June. Previous high for month was 6 in April/September 2013, August 2012.
*Brayan Pena: 20 for his last 97 (.206). #regression.
*Votto on base in all 12 games since return.
*Will Votto get a day off in Chicago? He's started all 12 games since coming off DL. Bryan had initially said he would get sporadic days off due to fact he was not 100%.
*Todd Frazier does not get enough credit for his defense....becoming Rolen like.
*Scary moment in 5th when Cueto pulled up on bases with what looked like cramp/hamstring. Had bunted for hit, and had to hustle beat thow to 2B on chopper.
*Phillips left game with bruised left heel after fouling off a pitch.
*Phillips played in his 1,276th game for the Reds, tying Ron Oester for 13th on the club’s all-time list. Ted Kluszewski is 12th with 1,339 games.
*Phillips has 699 RBI as a Red. He would become only the 12th player in club history with at least 700 RBI.
*Next up: 10 game trip, starting with 3 in Chicago.
Scoring
B1: Jay Bruce RBI 1B, 1-0 Reds
T3: Colby Rasmus 2 RBI 1B, 2-1 Jays.
B4: Brayan Pena DP, Bruce scored, 2-2.
B5: Todd Frazier 2-run HR, 17th, 4-2 Reds.
T8: Edwin Encarnacion 24th HR, 4-3 Reds

Nice touch
Sean Marshall will undergo shoulder surgery on Tuesday.
Marshall placed this in his locker. Photo by Aroldis Chapman.

 

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