Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….

San Diego 4
Cincinnati 5
WP: Rhodes (1-1)
LP: Adams (0-1)
S: Cordero (7)

–Jay Bruce was 3-4 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI. Bruce really looked good at the plate today.

–I really wish Scott Rolen could stay healthy, because I like the guy when he’s in the lineup. Rolen went 2-3 today with his 5th homer, and a walk…plus, he scored three of the Reds five runs.

–Ramon Hernandez went 2-4 with two RBI, including the hit that knocked in what proved to be the winning run.

–I’m not focusing on negatives. The Reds won today. I’ll take it.

–The Reds are great now, right? This win changes things, doesn’t it?

–Homer Bailey was two pitches away from having a very good start. Six innings, seven hits allowed, a career-high eight strikeouts and only one walk. He was in command for much of the day, and this was the first glimpse that we’ve seen all year of the good Homer that we saw last year. Unfortunately, you look at his line and those two bad pitches equal four earned runs allowed. Still, it’s progress….

–See you in Houston on Tuesday, Jay!