#Reds lose 4-3 (Photos and Highlights)



Reds fall on walk-off walk to end marathon series
Tony Cingrani walked Russell Martin with the bases loaded in the 12th inning as the Reds lost, 4-3, to the Pirates on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park.
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Martin’s walk-off walk caps extra-inning battle
Three innings after Jason Grilli surrendered a game-tying ninth-inning homer, Russell Martin walked with two outs and the bases loaded to give the Bucs a 4-3 win over the Reds on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park. Source


Patiently waiting: Martin takes for team
In the 12th inning of a game delayed by rain and kept alive by Devin Mesoraco’s homer in the ninth, Russell Martin drew a bases-loaded walk to send the Pirates home winners. Jeff Locke is still winless despite a quality start, and Gregory Polanco extended his hit streak to nine. Source


Hughes starts a rundown
CIN@PIT: Hughes starts a 1-4-3 inning-ending rundown
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Sanchez advances to second
CIN@PIT: Sanchez advancement by balk leads to run
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Barmes scores on a balk
CIN@PIT: Barmes crosses dish on a balk for first run
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Hamilton steals third
CIN@PIT: Hamilton steals his 29th base of the season
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Barmes’ nice play
CIN@PIT: Barmes charges grounder and fires for out
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Bruce’s sac fly
CIN@PIT: Bruce knocks in Votto on a sacrifice fly
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Polanco extends streak with Bucs
CIN@PIT: Polanco extends hitting streak to nine games
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Mesoraco’s fine defense
CIN@PIT: Mesoraco fields a bunt and fires to second
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Marte’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Marte hits an RBI single to tie the game
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McCutchen’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: McCutchen smacks an RBI single for 3-2 lead
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Marte’s heads-up throw
CIN@PIT: Marte throws out Frazier trying for second
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Frazier’s nice play
CIN@PIT: Frazier makes nice play on grounder to third
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Phillips’ leaping catch
CIN@PIT: Phillips makes a leaping grab to get the out
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LeCure works out of a jam
CIN@PIT: LeCure gets Reds out of bases-loaded jam
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Harrison’s barehanded play
CIN@PIT: Harrison makes a barehanded grab on grounder
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Hamilton’s sliding catch
CIN@PIT: Hamilton slides to make an outstanding catch
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Mesoraco picks off Barmes
CIN@PIT: Mesoraco picks off Barmes at second base
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Mesoraco’s game-tying homer
CIN@PIT: Mesoraco hammers game-tying homer in the 9th
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Hamilton’s outstanding catch
CIN@PIT: Hamilton makes leaping grab against the wall
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Martin’s walk-off walk
CIN@PIT: Martin walks off Bucs with bases-loaded walk
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Todd Frazier flashing decent leather at the hot corner


Frazier does very well in the field. His power at the plate this season has been a lot of fun to watch too.

Under the Nati Lights

We recently shined the lights on the fact Todd Frazier is being totally ignored in the latest All-Star game voting.

So as UTNL continues to prop the “Todd Father” up, it’s worth pointing out Frazier is playing some pretty sound third base. This is only worth mentioning because there was a time a lot of us wondered if Frazier would be able to handle playing the hot corner.

With a UZR of 2.0, Frazier has proved he can handle the workload, and is ranked No. 6 defensively among all third basemen in baseball by the Fan Graphs. Frazier has six errors in 164 chances, with a .964 fielding percentage.

Frazier also finished 2013 in the No. 6 spot, so it’s safe to say, the club has good glove at one of the toughest defensive spots on the field.

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