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

Houston 4
Cincinnati 6
WP: Masset (2-0)
LP: Byrdak (0-1)
S: Cordero (13)

–Smiling side of the scoreboard! The Reds are now five games over .500, and a game and a half out of first. Enjoy it, Reds fans.

–Are you surprised to hear that Joey Votto hit a two-run homer to give the Reds their winning margin? I don’t know what more I can say about this guy. He’s a stud.

–Laynce Nix was the only Red with more than one hit, and one of those was a laser-beam homer off Roy Oswalt. He just keeps ripping the ball, but it seems he can’t get into the lineup lately.


–Welcome back, Nick Masset!

–Jonny Gomes pinch-hit for Roy Oswalt with the bases loaded, and drew a walk. Swing the bat, Gomes! If we wanted walks, we would have kept A*** D***. 😉

–A win in tomorrow’s series finale gives the Reds a 6-3 homestand, and a winning home record for the first time all season. The next 11 games are against Central Division foes, so the good play needs to continue.

–Enjoy it, Jonny Gomes: