The first place Reds! All they had to do to get here was sweep a first place Atlanta Braves team in 4 games. Yeah, a 4 game sweep of the braves to launch your Cincinnati Reds into first. A half game above the Cardinals and another 4 games above 3rd place Houston.
The Braves have lost their last 6 games at GABP. This alone is outstanding. The Braves have been a thorn in the side of the Reds for some time.
The hero of the night (other than the solid 6 innings the Reds got from Mr. Homer Bailey) was catcher Devin Mesoraco. In the bottom of the 6th, Mesoraco came to the plate with bases loaded and the Reds down 1. There was one out so I was hoping for a long fly ball that would allow the Reds to tie the game and have a chance for some more damage with a pinch hitter for Bailey.
Devin had other ideas, he launched a ball into left field. It was never a question of whether it would go out, only that it would stay fair. It did.
A Grand Slam for the rookie catcher who has been struggling at the plate. Rightfully so the fans in attendance gave the kid a standing ovation.
Lets hope the Reds keep it up this weekend in a homestand against the Rockies.