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Reds Player Rips Fans For Game 4 Boos

Reds fans booed some of the players during Wednesday's 8-3 loss. Jay Bruce didn't like that and he's letting everyone know about it.

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    On Wednesday, the Giants handily beat the Reds 8-3, forcing a Game 5 on Thursday afternoon. Reds fans clearly aren't happy about the way this series unfolded.

    That's what happens when your team can't close out a series despite being up 2-0 and headed home for three-straight games. Apparently they let the Reds know how they felt during the game, booing both Drew Stubbs and Mike Leake.

    Reds outfielder Jay Bruce didn't exactly approve of the fan behavior on Thursday either and he let it be known after the game.

    "I think our fans have a pretty interesting way of showing their support. I understand being into the game and wanting the best for us, but sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're at home or on the road," Bruce said, per C. Trent Rosencrans of Eye on Baseball. "Our fans are what make us go. It's why baseball and sports in general are so great -- the fans drive the teams. We want our fans on our side. We need our fans on our side."

    Reds fans were quiet pretty much all day: Angel Pagan smacked a homer on the second pitch of the game, and it really didn't feel like the crowd ever got into it.

    Maybe they were sapped from a brutal loss in Game 3 on Tuesday. Maybe they were hungover. Maybe they were late-arriving. Maybe they were hoarse. Whatever. It doesn't really matter.

    Their team had a 2-1 lead heading into yesterday with Barry Zito going against them. They should've liked their odds. They should still feel alright about their odds, with Mat Latos taking the mound against Matt Cain Thursday afternoon.

    And those odds will improve dramatically if they don't boo their own players while the game is still going on.