During the All-Star game, you could hear Brandon Phillips cheering base runner Scott Rolen, "That a way! First to third! That is the way we do it in Cincinnati!"The Reds lead the league at going from first to third on a single, and Heisey didn't hesitate when he had a chance to do it in the eighth.
"That's just been the mentality the whole season," Heisey said. "Since spring training, it's been driven into us. They've emphasized it. It puts pressure on the defense, especially if they're making a long throw."
Maybe it is the Pete Rose/Frank Robinson in me, but I love aggressive baseball. The Reds are not just playing well, they are taking it to their opponents.