Time for a recap of tonight’s titanic struggle….
WP: Arroyo (11-11)
LP: Balester (1-2)
–Jonny Gomes! 3-4, three big homers, 5 RBI. One curtain call. Awesome game for the right-handed Adam Dunn. Maybe this guy can hit right-handers after all.
–Bronson Arroyo! Two-hit shutout, 3 Ks, 1 BB, 103 pitches. Outstanding effort.
–Ryan Hanigan appears to be back on the horse again. Two hits tonight, including a solo homer.
–Laynce Nix was 2-4, scored two runs, and made a couple of sterling defensive plays.
–I can’t figure this Arroyo guy out. Who knows when he’s going to be good and when he’s going to be bad?
–Nice to see Gomes and Nix contributing again. Same with Hanigan.
–Don’t look now, but Gomes has a 917 OPS: .271/.351/.566. I’m starting to believe the Reds really need to hang onto him next year.
*This Offense Is Awesome