Monday, October 15, 2012

No. 9: Todd Frazier's walkoff homer

Today marks day four of the Top 12 Games of the Reds Season series. The campaign may have ended abruptly, and in somber fashion, but there is still plenty to smile about when thinking about the past six months or so. We will be counting down the greatest contests from the year each day until we reach the number one spot.

But for now, here is No. 9 on the list:

May 23, 2012
 Reds 2, Braves 1

+ Todd Frazier's big fly in the bottom of the ninth lifts the Redlegs to their fifth straight victory. The ball barely clears the right field fence in cozy Great American Ball Park, but it's a game-winning homer nonetheless.

"I knew when I hit it that I got a lot of it," Frazier said. "I was hoping it was enough. It just got over. Fine with me."

Aroldis Chapman improves his record to 4-0 while keeping his ERA perfect after pitching a scoreless inning of relief in the ninth. He fans two out of the three batters he faces.
Cincinnati goes on to sweep Atlanta the following day for the first time since the 1980 campaign.

For those wanting to check out the past games on the list...

No. 12 - Reds pound out 17 hits to complete sweep of Tribe
No. 11 - Valdez's walk-off bunt lifts Cincy over Detroit
No. 10 - Team retires No. 11 in honor of Barry Larkin

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