Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 9/3/13
Three takeaways from the Cardinals' 1-0 loss to the Reds Tuesday night... Speed makes the difference First, the Reds gained the lead because of the foot speed of rookie Billy Hamilton. Dusty Baker summoned Hamilton to pinch-run for Ryan Ludwick after Ludwick led off the Reds' seventh with a single. After reliever Seth Maness threw over several times, Hamilton took off for second. A good throw by Yadier Molina probably would have stopped Hamilton but the throw was high and just to the right of the base. Molina, who could not stifle a hint of a grin after the encounter (there'll probably be a few more), may well have rushed his throw because of Hamilton's speed. After Todd Frazier muffed a couple of tries to sacrifice Hamilton to third, he took a good changeup from Maness and lined it to left to easily drive in Hamilton for the game's only run. In the ninth, it was the speed of Aroldis Chapman's fastball that finished off the Cardinals. Working for the first time since Aug. 24, Cha...
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