Ramon Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Dan Straily continued his second-half surge and the Cincinnati Reds made it eight wins in 10 series since the All-Star break with a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.
Maybe it took Ken Griffey Jr. leaving for Seattle Mariners fans to learn what he had meant to them all along. We’d never seen anybody who defied the range of conventional assessments. His return, even briefly, was important in closing the career cycle.
It’s been a rough two months for the last-place Cincinnati Reds and their shell-shocked pitching staff, but they can take a big step toward the future in the Major League Baseball Draft, which starts Thursday at 7 p.m.