The Reds have been red hot of lately and looked like they were set to take another series win against the Phillies. That was not to be today. Aroldis Chapman has been one of the better closers over the past year and a half, but when he’s missing some movement on the fastball, it’s not too difficult to run into. And when someone runs into a 99-100 mph fastball, the ball tens to travel far. That’s what happened today.
Erik Kratz hit a solo home run and then Freddy Galvis hit a home run. Game over. One funny quirk to te 9th inning was Charlie Manuel pinch running Cliff Lee for Delmon Young. Lee was promptly picked off of first and prevented Kratz’s homer from being a walk off. No worries when Freddy Galvis is involved though.