Time for a recap of tonight’s titanic struggle….
WP: Arroyo (10-8)
LP: Suppan (5-7)
–I promised you below that I was going to bring the Reds good luck.
–Finally, my favorite player is getting hot…and when Edwin Encarnacion gets hot, he is scorching. Great night for an EE fan to be in the ballyard: 4-4 (after a 3-3 night last night), a homer, 2 RBI (plus his hit was responsible for another run). EE was the offense tonight. This is what the Reds have needed all season.
–Laynce Nix was the only other player with two hits, and he also had the team’s other RBI. This is another guy that has been scuffling lately; it’d be nice for Nix to get hot, as well.
–Bronson Arroyo never seemed sharp all night. He was throwing a lot of balls and teetering on the edge. Then, after seven innings, you look up and see that Arroyo hasn’t allowed a run, and only permitted five hits. All in all, an outstanding outing for Arroyo. Who can figure this guy out?
–Arthur Rhodes and Francisco Cordero were flat-out dominant in their innings of work. Rhodes, in particular, made Prince Fielder look silly.
–None, or at least none that I feel like talking about. It was a fun night at the ol’ ballyard.
–Fine way to bounce back after last night’s debacle.
–Which Aaron Harang will we see tomorrow? A win gets us at least a split in this series.
–We need an Encarnacion sombrero picture. Who’s going to volunteer to photoshop it? Done.