What a night on the diamond! For the second time this year, a pitcher threw a perfect game - something that had only been done 18 times prior to this season. Somehow, Roy Halladay gets the honor of being linked to Dallas Braden. Go figure.
Then there's the amazing walk-off grand slam of Kendry Morales, who somehow managed to break his leg when he crossed home plate. Seriously! The video is here.
Of course, Beyond the Upper Deck those are just footnotes. Because out here, the only thing that matters is that the Reds crushed the Astros again, 12-2, opening up a two-game lead on the Cardinals in the process. (I guess I should add that the news that Ryan Hanigan broke his thumb and will be out a few weeks also matters, but lets focus on the positive.) Jay Bruce and Ramon Hernandez each hit two homers and Miguel Cairo (seriously!) and Drew Stubbs added one apiece. Aaron Harang pitched seven strong innings for the win. The Reds offense continues to destroy bad teams, and the starting pitchers continue to turn in solid outings. It's been a long time since a Reds team has looked this good. One more game against the Astros before the Reds get another shot at the Cardinals. A win tomorrow would be a great springboard into an important series for the Reds division title hopes.