Time for a recap of tonight’s titanic struggle….

Cincinnati 3
Arizona 1
WP: Owings (3-3)
LP: Haren (3-4)
S: Cordero (10)

–Five games over .500, and just one game out of first place!

–I can’t imagine Micah Owings has had very many nights better than this one. Not only did he dominate his former team, he beat their best starter, and he did it by tossing 7 innings, giving up one run on just four hits. Simply outstanding.

–Brandon Phillips continues to come back from his very poor April. BP had a couple more hits tonight, including his 6th homer, scoring two and driving in two.

–Jerry Hairston made two great plays off the bat of Chris Young, and Ramon Hernandez made a great play to end the game. Love to see the good defense.

–The only negative I can find is that Joey Votto was forced to leave the game in the bottom of the fourth inning with dizziness (no doubt related to his recent sickness). He’s day to day according to the Reds. I would be very surprised if Votto is in tomorrow’s lineup.

–The bullpen made it exciting, but they got the job done.

–Not a bad outing for our fifth starter tonight, huh? Well, the Reds send their fourth starter to the mound tomorrow. Yeah, his name is Johnny Cueto, and he is 3-1 with a 1.59 ERA. Anyone else love to see a sweep?

–I think I’ve seen a Star Trek movie before, maybe even two of them, but it’s been fifteen or twenty years. Never watched any of the shows. But after seeing the latest movie tonight, I’m starting to wonder what I’ve been missing. It was excellent.