If there was a time to break a hitting slump like the Cincinnati Reds' right fielder Jay Bruce, it was Sunday afternoon. With the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers knotted at two in the eighth inning, Bruce broke a 0-for-26 slump by launching 93 mph fastball over the fence in right-center field to put the Reds ahead for good 4-2.
"No one likes to go 0-for-26," Bruce said. "It was a great time to be able to come out of it and help secure a win."
"We needed this one," Mesoraco said. "Matty went out there and did a great job. He was really attacking these guys, going right after them. We had great defense behind him like we usually do. It was a good, good win for us."