Cincinnati sweeps Atlanta to begin June

Reds win a 6-2 sunday ballgame, and one that I figured they’d be hard pressed to get. Tim Hudson came into this game 7-3. I spent the day at a beautiful Canton, Ohio lakehouse surrounded by nothing but wilderness. I didn’t have cell phone coverage all day, which was nice along with the bass I was catching. I turned my phone on after dinner to see if I had any signal. I had to know what Bruce and the boys had done today. I got a text from a family member: “Brrrruuuccccceeeee”. That was all it said. I knew the son of a gun had done it again.

This is getting a little ridiculous now in regards to the man pictured above. Jay Bruce went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI and the second home run of his career to right center field. This blast followed one by Adam Dunn in which put the Reds ahead 2-0, and also came off Hudson (who is probably the finest pitcher that Bruce has had to face thus far). He finished his first week of action hitting .591 (13 for 22) with 2 home runs, 6 RBI, 2 stolen bases, and a 1.000 slugging percentage. We’ll leave it at this: we couldn’t have dreamt of him having a better first week in baseball. We’re very, very excited to see his next game each night.

Johnny Cueto took a no hitter into the 6th inning to win his 4th game of the season and his 2nd start in a row. The Reds have won 13 of 15 games at home, and they’re one game under .500 now. Homer Bailey will be up thursday to start as the team travels to Philadelphia. Maybe the city of brotherly was the place where Griff was destined to hit #600 all along. Bottom line is I just wanna keep writing about wins right now.