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

Cincinnati 8
Cleveland 1
WP: Owings (5-8)
LP: Huff (3-3)

–Smilin’ side of the scoreboard! The Reds are now back to .500.

–How about Micah Owings? The Reds fifth starter pitched into the seventh inning, and he only gave up one run on five hits. Very nice work.

–More offense today, which is nice. Multiple hits for Brandon Phillips (3, plus 3 RBI), Jay Bruce (2, including a double…against a lefty!), Ramon Hernandez (a homer short of hitting for the cycle; 3 RBI), and Willy Taveras (!!!). Jonny Gomes hit a homer, and seemed to crush the ball every time at the plate.

–Two superb scoreless innings of relief by Daniel Ray Herrera, giving up one hit and striking out three. Brilliant. The little guy continues to perform.

–Yes, Hernandez hit a triple. Prepare for the apocalypse.

–None. Great game.

–Happy birthday, Brandon Phillips!

–The Reds need to find out a way to start Gomes at DH every game on the upcoming homestand.

–Fun game to watch. I love beating up on the Indians.

–The Reds are still closer to last place than they are to first, but almost everyone else in the division lost today, so the Reds made some progress. That’s all we can ask each day.

–What do you think, Jonny?