Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
WP: Villanueva (1-0)
LP: Arroyo (10-6)
S: Axford (15)
–Out of Cincinnati’s pathetic total of six hits, Jonny Gomes had three in four ABs.
–Bronson Arroyo pitched very well, going 8 innings, allowing three runs on three hits. He struck out 6 and walked one. He made two bad pitches. Unfortunately, those two bad pitches traveled about 1000 combined feet before landing.
–Ryan Hanigan had a clutch hit that scored two runs. He’s an RBI machine.
–Laynce Nix doubled in the ninth, bringing the go-ahead run to the plate. He promptly made a terrible baserunning blunder. Ugh.
–This was a game the Reds should have won. Very disappointing.
–Jim Edmonds hit what turned out to be the game-winning homer. I really despise Jim Edmonds.
–Scott Rolen returned to the lineup after missing nine games.
–Nice matchup tomorrow: Edinson Volquez vs. Yovani Gallardo.