Re: Do the Reds see game 1 of the NLCS?
In Game 5 of the 1940 World Series, the Detroit Tigers manhandled the Reds for an 8-0 victory. The Tigers Bobo Newsom threw a shutout at the Reds, and that loss put them in a 3-2 series hole.
Imagine how Reds fans 72 years ago must have felt after all that.
Bucky Walters took the mound in Game 6, and he scattered 5 hits in a 4-0 shutout victory. In Game 7, the Reds again faced Newsom and trailed 1-0 in the bottom of the 7th inning. But Frank McCormick led off the 7th with a double, Jimmy Ripple doubled McCormick in to tie the game, and after a sac bunt by Jimmie Wilson and an intentional walk issued to Ernie Lombardi, Billy Myers hits a fly ball to deep center to score Ripple and put the Reds on top 2-1. Derringer gives up a lone single in the 8th, then retires the Tigers in order in the 9th to win the game, 2-1.
Mat Latos is going to pitch a helluva game today, and the Reds offense will somehow find a way to scratch and claw a few runs of support.
This team will be going to the NLCS later this afternoon.
Barry Larkin - HOF, 2012
Put an end to the Lost Decade.