Are those the Reds stomping those Pirates?
So I’m usually not one to take a lot of my time to talk about sports on my blogs, but I have to give credit where credit is due.
Here is an article from USA Today talking about the red-hot Reds:
“Don’t look now, but the Cincinnati Reds have pulled to within 1 1/2 games of first place in the NL Central. And they’re doing it with pitching as they look ahead to a three-game weekend series against the first-place Cardinals. Homer Bailey followed Johnny Cueto’s one-hitter with a four-hit shutout Wednesday afternoon, helping the Reds defeat the Pirates 5-0 for their fifth win in a row. It’s the first time Reds pitchers have tossed consecutive complete-game shutouts since Jose Rijo and Tom Browning did it at Dodger Stadium in 1989.”
Also, according to Lance McAlister from 700 WLW, the last time the Reds had back-to-back complete game shutouts without a walk from either pitcher was in 1925!
Maybe this is finally the year the Reds take advantage of the young talent they have been grooming in their farm system for years. Maybe this is finally the year the Reds make it through the playoff drought for the first time in 15 years. Maybe this is finally the year the Reds can make it to the World Series for the first time in 20 years.
Maybe, just maybe.