Jonathan India #6 of the Cincinnati Reds gets the out at second as DJ LeMahieu #26 of the New York Yankees doesn't reach the base in time but doesn't turn the double play in the first inning at Yankee Stadium on July 14, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
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The Cincinnati Reds, in opposition to all odds, gained two out of three video games in opposition to the New York Yankees this week.

It’s surprising as a result of the Reds are final within the NL Central division with a awful 34-55 file and the Yankees boast the perfect file in baseball at 62-27.

However as we now have stated a thousand occasions, baseball is stuffed with surprises: in any other case, if issues have been so predictable, it wouldn’t be performed and followers wouldn’t watch it.

The sequence win in opposition to the Yankees had some historic implications for the Reds.

“From our friends @StatsBySTATS: that is solely the sixth time in MLB historical past {that a} sub-.400 workforce gained a street sequence vs a .700+ workforce (min 50 video games into the season): 1906 Superbas/Cubs; 1928 Tigers/Yankees; 1939 Browns/Yankees; 1955 Pirates/Dodgers; 2001 Royals/Mariners; 2022 Reds/Yankees,” historian and statistician James Smyth tweeted.

 

The Reds Attacked The Yanks’ Bullpen

The Reds couldn’t resolve starter Nestor Cortes Jr., however attacked the Bombers’ vaunted bullpen and located a approach to manufacture some runs.

The sport went to extras because of a game-tying house run by infielder Gleyber Torres within the backside of the eighth.

Nonetheless, a Joey Votto double within the prime of the tenth body in opposition to the often efficient Lucas Luetge sealed the deal for the Reds.

Since their 3-22 begin of the season, the Reds are 31-33: nonetheless mediocre, however a lot nearer to a .500 workforce than the Triple-A model they confirmed the world within the early days of the 2022 marketing campaign.

Nonetheless, they’re broadly anticipated to be sellers come the commerce deadline, they usually have a few items that might curiosity the Yanks: Luis Castillo is the first one.

Now that Luis Severino went down with a shoulder damage, the Yankees might actually, actually use Castillo.

Solely time will inform if he’ll make it to the Bronx.

By 24H

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