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Cincinnati Reds notebook: Manager David Bell relishing in the experiences gained in 2019

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Eugenio Suárez hit his 48th homer Wednesday, the most homers in a season ever by a Venezuelan-born player. The Reds had a post-game celebration. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati Enquirer

David Bell can't gloat about much, not with his club nine games under .500 entering game No. 154 on Friday.

The Cincinnati Reds manager does, however, have a quiet confidence that's been hard-won over the course of the previous 153 games.

From the losses in close games to popping a double-magnum-sized bottle of champagne in honor of Eugenio Suárez this week for setting the all-time home run record for a Venezuelan player, Bell said prior to Friday night's game against the New York Mets that the 2019 season has held significant value for the experiences it has offered.