Time for a recap of tonight’s titanic struggle….
WP: Cueto (4-1)
LP: Augenstein (0-1)
–Sweep! Six games over .500, and your Cincinnati Reds are now tied for first place.
–Johnny Cueto pitched well again, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits in 7 innings. At one point, he retired 12 Diamondbacks in a row. His stuff is just outstanding.
–Four RBI for Brandon Phillips tonight; 8 in the series. It’s so good to see Good Brandon Phillips make an appearance in 2009. The last week or two have been very good for BP, and for us. BP’s OPS is up to 835 (which is 100 points higher than his career OPS). Can’t complain about that.
–Willy Taveras got three more hits, and he has now hit safely in 14 consecutive games. On the season: .322/.382/.413. That’s acceptable, isn’t it?
–The Reds are now 13-5 away from home. That’s the best record in MLB by far.
–I think the Diamondbacks have quit already. They play like a bunch of Little Leaguers.
–Enjoy the day off. It’s fun to be a Reds fan right now!