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Tonight was not a good night for the Reds. They lost 5-3 to the Mets, and Brandon Phillips was a punching bag for the baseball throughout the course of his fourth-inning at-bat against Noah Syndergaard.

First, he fouled one off his left foot, then dinged the next pitch to almost exactly the same place. After collecting himself, he took a 98-mph fastball to the left ring finger.


The Reds announced that X-rays on his finger injury came back negative. Given who threw the pitch, I’m glad the finger is still attached.

Staff writer, Deadspin

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