Found August 03, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
The month of July was very kind to the Cincinnati Reds. They were able to overtake the Pirates for first place in the NL Central after posting a 19-7 record during the 31-day span. That win total tied the Oakland A's for the most wins in MLB during July and was the partial result of a 10-game winning streak the Reds ripped off from 7/19-7/29. Even without Joey Votto in the lineup for half of the month, the team banded together and continued their push to the postseason. Here are the two players who played the biggest role in the Reds' success, here are your Redlegs Review Players of the Month: Hitter of the month Ryan Ludwick - There were a lot of unhappy campers when the Reds inked Ludwick to a free agent deal prior to this season, but now those same folks are singing his praises. The 33-year old outfielder led the team in average (.333), homers (7), RBI (19), OPS (1.089), total bases (53) and XBH (13) in July. As slow as he started out of the ...
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