I didn't get the benefit of the replay, but it sure looked like Brandon stared down that double off the wall coming out of the batters box and didn't really start running until he realized he might be able to leg out a triple. By then it was too late.
I had a haunting suspicion at the time that his failure to get to third there would come back to bite the Reds, and it did. There was 1 out at the time, and had he reached third, he could have walked home on Votto's deep flyout. Instead, he was stranded at second and the Reds didn't score in the inning.
They went on to lose by 1.
Just grinds my gears because the Phillips of 2006 would have shot out of the box like a cannon, ensuring the triple. The superstar of 2010 dogged it and got burnt. Funny what money does to a player...
Incidentally, I really like Brandon Phillips. I was wondering if perhaps even he was pissed at himself for not running hard from the start. It just seems the Reds need every advantage they can get, so there simply is no room for dogging anything on this team.