How about starting the season with three hits all for home runs? How about the last one being clutch in the ninth inning where your offense has stalled and you are down one. How about Jay Bruce is starting this season killing the ball.
On Bruce’s bat, the Reds won their first series of the season. Like I said before, as long as the Reds can take two games in every series this season is going to be fantastic.
You also have to give props to the Reds pitching today. Bronson Arroyo gave the Reds another strong 6 innings but did find trouble in the 7th. (I wish he would have been pulled a batter or two earlier) Then for the 8th and 9th Aroldis Chapman comes in and fans three as the Reds held the Marlins to a one run lead to set up the dramatic bottom of the ninth.
With one out, Drew Stubbs willed a bouncing single over the glove of Hanley Ramirez. Then Ryan Hanigan singled to the right side that gave Stubbs the chance to take third and put runners on the corners for pinch-hitter Scott Rolen. Rolen delivered with a hard hit grounder to third base and no play was made on what was ruled an infield single and walk off hit.
The Cincinnati Reds have their first ninth inning excitement in this new season and I could not be happier.