The Reds hit two home runs in the bottom of the 9th off Craig Kimbrel last night to win 5-4. It was one of those wins across seasons that you’ll never forget if you’re a Reds fan. It was one of those ‘WOW’ moments that you’re sure is going to really get your team going. And this afternoon the Reds came out and laid an egg and lost 7-2 to those same Braves.
In a season that has failed to swoon me thus far, it was another missed opportunity. But the positives were non-zero.
Everyone who follows this game has their favorites. They may not have one who sits above all else, but they have some they consider to be one of their favorites. Jay Bruce is my favorite player. This wouldn’t work as well if Jay Bruce was a superstar without his blemishes. It’s easy to like a superstar. A true hero in the storybook has tragic flaws. Luckily for us, being in Bruce’s corner is about as frustrating as the day is long.
He entered today with one home run in 142 at bats. He has ownership of a microscopic...