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Hanigan Helps Reds Magic
September 19, 2012KentuckySports.co
The Reds' magic number is now down to just four games, thanks in large part to Ryan Hanigan.
Hanigan drove in the only runs the Reds had in the sixth inning, when he cleared the bases with a double to put the Reds up 3-0 over the Cubs from Chicago.
The Cubs did get a run back in the bottom of the eighth inning, however. Bryan LaHair doubled down the right field line to push across Darwin Barney, but that was the only run they could muster against Homer Bailey.
If you were a fan of big run outputs, tonight really wasn't much of a night for you. It was only two swings, that pushed across any runs, and the Reds just happened to have more runners on base at the time to score more runs than the Cubs.
It was a great pitching night by Homer Bailey. En route to his twelfth victory, Bailey went seven and a third innings, allowed four hits, a run, two walks and four strike outs. He was in control all night up until the moment he was pulled in favor of Sean Marshall. Broxton was also on top of his game as he picked up another save as a Red.
That's all for me, folks. This was an a-typical night for the Reds. They did what they needed to do. They scored early, and let the pitching and defense take care of the rest. As of right now, the Cardinals are beating the Astros. If there is anything that you and I know, it's that the Astros aren't going to comeback. So I am just going to say now the magic number will stay at four games. For all Reds, Wildcats and useless ramblings, find me on twitter: @stieneKYSCO.