08/15/2012 by anjru0805
Last night, the Reds left 14 runners on base. Throughout the game, Reds fans on Twitter were monitoring the Reds season record, all-time record and MLB all-time record for most runners left on base in a single game. People were freaking out. Not surprisingly, for a while, the Reds hadn’t scored with anyone in scoring position (they finished the game 1-for-10 with RISP).
Throughout all nine innings, I was not worried. Why? Because the score was 0-0. The Mets had the exact same problem the Reds did: they left 10 on base and were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
In the bottom of the ninth, with men on first and second, Jay Bruce hit a walk off home run (hence the 1-for RISP stat).
Sometimes it’s tough to score runs. Sometimes, the Reds won’t be able to catch a break or figure out a pitcher or score any runs. It happens.
Call me if the Reds leave 14 on base every night. Until then, remain calm. It was only one game and hey, the good guys won.