2010 Reds (’72 Style): Chris Valaika

Rookie second-sacker Chris Valaika helped the Reds out in a pinch when Brandon Phillips missed a few days with a minor injury recently. He started every game August 27-31, and the team only lost one game in that stretch. Valaika banged out eight hits–including a double and a homer–in that stretch for a .364 average.

It’s really amazing how many rookies the Reds have employed this year that have contributed to the team’s success: Valaika, Chris Heisey, Mike Leake, Travis Wood, and of course, Aroldis Chapman.

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About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on September 14, 2010, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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