Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
WP: Cueto (10-2)
LP: Oswalt (6-12)
–Johnny Cueto was masterful, going 8 innings, allowing no runs on four hits and striking out six, while walking just one. Wow.
–The worst cleanup hitter in the majors today made me look like a fool for questioning his spot in the batting order. Laynce Nix went 3-3 with two doubles, two RBI, and a walk. Outstanding.
–Ramon Hernandez and Joey Votto had a couple of hits, including homers. Brandon Phillips also had two hits; maybe he’s breaking out of his slump.
–Chris Heisey hit yet another pinch-hit homer. It’s his sixth homer of the year.
–Orlando Cabrera’s OBP is over .300 for the first time in months!!!!!!!
–Dusty Baker allowed Cueto to throw 122 pitches.
–Tonight’s win, combined with the St. Louis loss, means the Cincinnati Reds are back in first place.
–Cueto is now 10-2 with a 3.18 ERA. Is that good?
–Heisey leads the league in pinch-hit homers, with four. That’s one shy of the Cincinnati club record.
–I love beating up on Reds-killer Roy Oswalt. Just helps me sleep a little better.