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As the play-by-play voice of Bowling Green Football and Mens Basketball on the Falcon Sports Radio Network.
Formerly served as the play-by-play voice of the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League.
I'm as guilty as anyone...
"Jay Bruce always strikes out in the clutch".
Well, not so much.
Last night's game-tying HR in the ninth inning was the 10th longball of his career in the ninth inning or later that tied the game or gave the Reds the lead.
Over that time (2008-present) only Mr. Triple Crown, Miguel Cabrera, has more such HR's (14).
It seems that Bruce is always a whipping boy for Reds fans. That status is sometimes justified when he goes into one of his funks.
But it's time to admit that we unfairly whack on Jay Bruce.
Also from last night:
It was the Reds seventh walk-off win, tied with the Giants for the most in MLB.
Bruce's HR also wrecked the "perfect" season of Pirates closer Jason Grilli. He had been 25 of 25 in saves and hadn't allowed a home run yet this season.
Brandon Phillips' game-winning single in the 13th inning hopefully will snap him out of his funk. He had been 2-for-25 on the homestand before that hit.
Speaking of that hit, it came with two strikes and the infield drawn in. Manager Dusty Baker commented after the game that Phillips hit it up the middle, "as we teach them to do with infield in". I guess that proves that Baker and hitting coach Brook Jacoby do actually "coach 'em up", contrary to some fans who claim otherwise.
Finally, Aroldis Chapman threw as hard as he has in quite a while. He blew away Pedro Alvarez with back to back fastballs at 100 and 101 mph in the tenth inning.
Red Wings looking to leave "The Joe" behind: Detroit News
Former Tiger coach Hank Haney says Woods won't catch Jack: Fox Sports
Inverness deserves to host a major again: Dave Hackenberg, Toledo Blade
The case that could change the way college sports operates: Wall Street Journal
Tweets of the day:
@ctrent Parra-noia--the belief that the game is over when Manny Parra is sent in to pitch.— Jay Lampert (@MortChristenson) June 20, 2013
Patrick Kane's playoff beard makes him look like Beavis in the episode he cut off his hair and taped it to his face. pic.twitter.com/vHLDkxK4sB— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 20, 2013
Elias Says Yasiel Puig is 1st player in modern MLB history with 27 hits and 5 HR in his 1st 15 games http://t.co/GVP3jSS2JH— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 20, 2013