Time for a recap of last night/this morning’s titanic struggle….

FINAL (16 innings)
Cincinnati 5
San Diego 6
WP: Perdomo (1-0)
LP: Owings (3-4)

Sorry, Kurt.

–I admit it; I went to bed irritated after David Weathers came in and stunk up the joint. Turns out I missed seven innings.

–Game time: 5 hours, 14 minutes. Reminds me of a game I attended at old Riverfront, back in 1991, I think. The Reds and Giants played more than five hours, with the Reds ultimately winning on a bases-loaded walk (I’ll find the Retrosheet page later). Anyway, the drunk guy in front of us (in the red seats) kept saying, over and over, “I never been to no FIVE HOUR BALLGAME!”

–Joey Votto left the game again with dizziness. I’m not officially worried. Some people in the game thread mentioned Nick Esasky and vertigo, which doesn’t help my peace of mind at all. I’m not saying Votto has vertigo, but there definitely seems to be something other than the “flu-like symptoms” that were reported more than a week ago.

–Laynce Nix absolutely crushed a ball for another homer. Is anyone else very satisfied with what Nix has brought to the table?

–Willy Taveras and Alex Gonzalez were a combined 0-13. Ugh.

–Frankly, the Reds were fortunate in terms of pitching. The decision had already been made that Micah Owings was going to be pushed back, in order to keep Johnny Cueto on his regular rest. So Owings was available in relief; no one realized how much relief he was going to have to provide.

–So Votto likely isn’t available today. Nick Masset isn’t available today (because the Reds refuse to DL players when they’re hurt). Darnell McDonald isn’t a major league player. Once again, the Reds are going to play with a 22-man roster. How is this a good idea?