Reds Keep Best Record in Baseball Pace; Win 10th in a Row
Reds Keep Pace Of Best Record in Baseball; Win 10th in a Row
by Robb Hoff
July 29, 2012
The Cincinnati Reds kept their share of the best record in Major League Baseball today by pounding the Colorado Rockies 7-2.
Starter Mat Latos again showed the stuff expected out of a Number 2 in the rotation by limiting the Rockies scoring to a two-run, first-inning home run and striking out eight in eight strong innings of work.
The Reds got productive perfmances from reserves Chris Heisey and Miguel Cairo, as well as big games from leadoff hitter Zack Cozart and the streaking-hot Drew Stubbs.
The win capped the Reds third straight sweep of a three-game series and marked their 10th straight win overall.
The Reds have won 17 of 19 games since losing three games in a row during the first week of this month, and the Reds have an 11-2 record since losing first baseman Joey Votto to a knee injury two weeks ago.
Second baseman Brandon Phillips left the game with a leg cramp that hopefully won't force the All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugging superstar to miss any action in the Reds upcoming four-game series at home against the San Diego Padres.
The Reds also padded their lead to three games in the N.L. Central division with a loss by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In a season of destiny, the Reds now looked more and more poised to distance themselves from their competition before heading into a three-game showdown with the Pirates at Great American Ball Park from August 3-5.