#REDS BASELINE ITEMS FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

FUNKBLAST FRAZIER!!

Watch (and listen to) this go-ahead home run by Todd Frazier in the 10th inning of last night’s game in San Francisco…

The Reds beat the Giants last night, 9-8.  Frazier now has 34 home runs on the season.

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Can you believe it’s been 27 years?

September 16, 1988: After a 2 hour and 27 minute rain delay, Tom Browning finally took the Riverfront Stadium mound for Cincinnati.  Less than 2 hours later, he became the first Red to ever complete a perfect game.

It took just 101 pitches (72 strikes) to breeze through the soon-to-be World Series Champion Dodger lineup. Twenty-seven up, 27 down. Browning induced 10 fly outs and 10 ground outs while fanning 7.  Not once during the game did he reach a 3-ball count.  It was truly perfection.

Here’s highlights from that fateful night 27 years ago…

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This past Saturday, over 400 people took over Great American Ball Park before the Reds/Cardinals game to participate in “Sliding Into OM” – a special yoga session on the field. Here are some photos courtesy of my pal Michael “Mando” Anderson

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Including the 2012 NLDS, the Reds have won 12 of the last 15 meetings vs. the Giants at AT&T Park.

Something to keep your eye on during tonight’s game: Jay Bruce (9) is trying to join Billy Hamilton (56), Brandon Phillips (20), Todd Frazier (12) and Joey Votto (11) with double-digit steals totals. The last time the Reds produced at least 5 players with 10 or more steals was 1999, when they had 6 players (Mike Cameron 38, Pokey Reese 38, Barry Larkin 30, Aaron Boone 17, Greg Vaughn 15, Michael Tucker 11). Cincinnati currently leads the Majors with 128 stolen bases.

That’s all for now. More in a bit!

Expect good news,

Jamie

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