Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

FINAL
Cincinnati 6
Houston 4
WP: Leake (2-0)
LP: Paulino (0-3)
BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
–What more can we say about Mike Leake that hasn’t already been said? Leake pitched seven strong innings, giving up only one run on five hits. He was in command the entire night. It’s just a joy to watch this kid pitch.

–The offense scored six runs, but Drew Stubbs was the only player with multiple hits. Unlike last night, however, fully half of the Reds hits were of the extra-base variety. Joey Votto had a triple, and Stubbs, Scott Rolen, and Ramon Hernandez each doubled.

NEGATIVES
–Nick Masset is a dumpster fire. He’s just a mess right now. CoCo Cordero was terrible too.

ETC.
–Wow, the Astros are BAD.

–Are we sure that Mike Leake isn’t a ten-year veteran? He doesn’t act or pitch like a rookie.

–Stubbs’ OPS shot up all the way to 555 after his two-hit night.

–Reds go for the sweep tomorrow, with Bronson Arroyo on the hill. Unfortunately, Reds-killer Roy Oswalt pitches for Houston.

–Okay, it’s a quick and dirty photoshop job, and I’m certainly an amateur…but here’s the introduction of the Mike Leake Sombrero!