Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

FINAL
New York (NL) 5
Cincinnati 4
WP: Feliciano (1-0)
LP: Cordero (1-2)
S: Rodriguez (4)
BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
–Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips were each 2-4 with a homer, and BP added a double.

–Down 4-2 in the eighth inning, Votto and Scott Rolen hit back to back homers. That was exciting.

–Carlos Fisher struck out the side in his one inning on the mound. Wait…what? Where did that come from?

NEGATIVES
–TOS*.

–Drew Stubbs is killing us. He went 0-4 in the leadoff spot again tonight, and his stats are now .184/.280/.299. That’s awful. That’s Willy Taveras awful.

–I love Francisco Cordero. He’s done a great job for the Reds during his time with the club. Nights like this kill me though, when he allows a long ball with the game on the line. Not good, CoCo.

–Why is Miguel Cairo on a major league roster?

ETC.
–Mediocre Bronson Arroyo showed up tonight: 7 innings, four runs on seven hits.

–There was some suggestion that Phillips should’ve been on third base on the double he hit. I didn’t see the play, but I wouldn’t be surprised if BP hot-dogged it out of the box and missed a chance to take an extra base. It wouldn’t be the first time.

–Rubber game tomorrow afternoon. I’d love to see Johnny Cueto show up and win this series for the good guys.

*This Offense Stinks.