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There goes the no-no: Brandon Phillips gets the Reds on the board early

Oct 8, 2010, 6:22 PM EDT

The Reds were 0-for-27 to begin the 2010 postseason, but Brandon Phillips just changed the conversation early this evening, slugging a leadoff home run against Roy Oswalt for an early 1-0 lead.

Of course, Phillips famously made the final out in Roy Halladay’s no-hitter in Game 1 on Wednesday, so he has redemption on his mind. Oddly, this is the first leadoff home run of his career. Pretty good timing, I’d say.

Not only was it the Reds’ first hit and run of the series — and the team’s first postseason hit since Eddie Taubensee during the NLCS against the Braves in 1995 — but it also broke a steak of 30 consecutive scoreless innings against the Phillies. The Reds were shutout by the score of 1-0 in consecutive games by the Phillies from July 10-11.

  1. Proudly Canadian - Oct 8, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    I guess that Oswalt is not as good as Doc, despite a few claims to the contrary. Utley’s Hair has little to cheer about so far. Surprisingly, his namesake has had some fielding difficulties.

  2. Jess_Ball - Oct 8, 2010 at 8:05 PM

    I want to clarify something for Reds’ fans, because there have been a ton of complaints on message boards (and Reds Reporter is a really good blog, and I don’t have an account for SB, yet).
    But there have been a ton of complaints directed toward Brian Anderson; that he hasn’t watched a game and knows nothing about the teams… I suppose this should be directed toward Phillies fans, as well.
    Brian is very familiar with both of your teams, and is our play-by-play guy in Milwaukee. We’re all very proud of him, and I just want to let you know that Brian is a great baseball guy. I think he’s remained un-biased throughout the whole thing. If you’ve seen or heard the Brewers’ feeds from your games from 2007 on, he is really enthusiastic about the accomplishments of both teams. That’s all. *There are some great articles out right now, if you want to know more about his background. It’s a great story. And thanks for some great baseball! Hope the Brewers will be in there before 2014 ( :

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