Time for a recap of tonight’s titanic struggle….
WP: Arroyo (12-12)
LP: Lowe (13-9)
S: Cordero (31)
—August Player of the Month Bronson Arroyo says he wants to be the September POTM, as well. Seven strong innings from Bronson tonight, giving up just one run and six hits.
–We loves us some Jonny Gomes here at the Nation. Another fine night: 2-4 with his 17th homer. He just keeps producing. Great season for the big guy.
–Brandon Phillips was 2-3 with a double and a walk (?). Wladimir Balentien went 2-4 with a triple.
–Arthur Rhodes and CoCo were excellent out of the pen. Perhaps Cordero is rested now.
–None. Nice game for the good guys.
–Nice to see Arroyo outduel his former BoSox teammate, Derek Lowe.
–Break up the Reds! Ten wins in 12 games. Remarkable.
–It has been a pleasure to watch Bronson Arroyo work the last month and a half. When he is on, he’s really a lot of fun to watch.
–Arroyo’s ERA is down to 4.23.
–Jonny Gomes’s OPS is up to 923. Look at these numbers: .285/.357/.566, with 17 homers. It’s a disgrace that Gomes hasn’t played in two-thirds or more of the Reds games this year. He wants to celebrate anyway!