Scott Rolen

Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

FINAL
Cincinnati 2
Pittsburgh 1
WP: Arroyo (2-2)
LP: Ohlendorf (0-1)
S: Cordero (11)
BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
–Good Bronson showed up, and he was simply brilliant. Seven innings, five hits, one run. Great stuff.

–Scott Rolen had a couple of hits, including the RBI double in the 8th that provided the winning margin.

–Arthur Rhodes is THE MAN. I just cannot wrap my brain around how good this old guy has been since joining the Reds.

NEGATIVES
–TOS*. But who cares when they win?

ETC.
–Hey, the Reds can beat the Pirates! I wasn’t entirely sure Cincinnati was capable of that.

–Ryan Hanigan reached base twice in four at-bats (two walks)…and his OBP dropped to .509. That’s crazy.

–Jonny Gomes, who has been on fire recently, didn’t get the start last night. He did, however, get a chance to pinch-hit…and promptly delivered a hit.

–That’s three wins in a row since I made my declaration that I couldn’t bear to watch this team anymore. I sense a trend emerging.

*This Offense Stinks.