Reds 6, Brewers 5
Another nice victory for the Redlegs. Francisco Cordero blew the save in the ninth and took the loss in the 10th. It's pretty impressive to beat a guy like that.
Watching the Brewers, you see why the Reds don't have to blow things up completely to hope to compete in the NL Central next season. The Brewers have led nearly all the way, and they aren't overwhelming better than the Reds -- at least this version of Reds. The Reds are suddenly winning games that they were losing before Pete Mackanin took over. A lot of that is attitude.
"In general this team, at least as far I'm concerned, looks like any other winning team I ever had," Mackanin said. "They look like they're into it. I don't want to get giddy about all this. I want to be under control. The key is when you lose a couple in a row how you rebound."
The Reds have passed that test. They lost three of four to the New York Mets and responded with a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves. They lost three of four to the Florida Marlins and responded by taking three of four from Milwaukee.