Luis Sesa, Reds Bullpen grabbed St. Louis with two strokes in the win

Luis Sesa and the Cincinnati Reds Bullpen were dominant on Sunday afternoon, capturing only the St. Louis Cardinals’ two-time win in a 3-0 win at the conclusion of the season’s series.

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Cincinnati Reds (58-89) 3 10 1
St. Louis Cardinals (87-61)
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W: stops (4-3) L: Montgomery (8-5) SV: Farms (2)
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Cincinnati got the plate at the top of the third inning after he singled out Jose Barreiro by one lead and moved to second when Jonathan India worked a 9-pitch rally. Then Spencer Steere came up with the RBI single 2-out at the center.

In the fifth half, the Reds were threatening again. Chuckie Robinson cut a 0-25 streak with one double of the wall in the middle. Jonathan India followed up with a walk to put two of the runners up in Cincinnati, but the next hitters hit and left two men behind. In the sixth inning, the Reds came as Stuart Fairchild followed a Nick Singer single with Homer from two games to extend the Reds’ lead to 3-0. The Reds threatened to top ninth after back-to-back singles from Matt Reynolds and Jose Barreiro, but a fly ball from Jonathan India and a perfect throw from Lars Notbar led to a double play at halftime.

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Luis Sesa got the job done during the first two rounds, but ran into some trouble in the third with little help from his defense. After Yadier Molina retired to start the inning, Cessa walked into Nolan Gorman. He got a hard ground ball one jumped towards Jose Barrero in his shortstop as he tried to grab it on the side of his body he fell like one. The next play saw Matt Reynolds swing a batting game that would have been a double play and instead loaded up the rules. Sessa clung on and got another player, this time Parreiro sent it and flipped to Reynolds to get through the first half and threw it first to complete the double at halftime and keep the Reds 1-0 up. Cessa will retire six in a row over the next two rounds to complete his day with a 5.0 1-hit innings from baseball closing.

Derek Low entered the match to start the sixth inning with a 3-0 lead. He had to run around in one round, but he came in without letting the ball leave the field. Law returned on the seventh day and took the first two runs of the inning with ease. But he walked with Lars Knottbar and then ditched the Blob song to run Molina to bring the peg race to the plate. David Bell made a field change to bring in Joel Connell for a first-round attempt, and it worked out perfectly as he fired three straight fast balls by Nolan Gorman to finish the inning and kept Cincinnati ahead 3-0. Kuhnel was back for the eighth inning and needed only 11 shots to get past it unscathed. Buck Farmer came in to try to save the ball, leading 3-0. Farmer needed just six pitches to score three while the Reds held out for the win.

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