Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

Cincinnati 3
San Francisco 0

W: J. Cueto (3-2)
L: M. Bumgarner (2-8)
S: F. Cordero (12)

–Johnny Cueto turned in another outstanding effort: seven shutout innings, allowing just 4 hits while striking out eight. You can’t ask for much more than that.

–Offensively, Jonny Gomes led the way with a 3-4 day that included the run-scoring single in the fourth inning that gave the Reds a lead they’d never relinquish.

–Nick Masset and Francisco Cordero were simply dominant in relief.

–Joey Votto had a couple of hits, including a double. Brandon Phillips had two hits of his own, plus an RBI. Ramon Hernandez and Scott Rolen doubled.

–Cueto didn’t get any hits. He stinks.

–The Reds won the first game of a west coast road trip? Really?

–Cueto is now 3-2 with a 1.93 ERA. Just outstanding.

–Great night for the Redlegs, but I’m exhausted. Good night, Nation.