Yesterday the Cincinnati Reds outlasted the Atlanta Braves for 15 innings for a sweep of the Braves in Atlanta. Do you know how young and insignificant I was the last time the Reds swept Atlanta in Atlanta? I actually had a dream the Reds were back in the pennant race last night. They’re going to have to rip off 10 more in a row though to even be considered for that though. I’m not saying anything, they’re 9-4 under Pete Mackanin, as we knew they’d do.
Adam Dunn ripped homerun #26 (career 224) in the 8th inning to give the Reds a 2-1 lead. This was the first scoring of the day mostly due to the fact that John Smoltz was straight dominating. This you will see as you view the box score. By the way, on sunday Dunn hit one at Shea Stadium that put the lights out in the scoreboard. Did anyone see that shot? Balls don’t typically land there at Shea Stadium.
After that we were settled in for a classic, as the Reds broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the 15th on a bases loaded 2-run single by Brandon Phillips, who is clutch. The rest is history, as the Redlegs sit now only 13.5 games back in the NL central.