Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….
W: B. Arroyo (6-6)
L: C. Villanueva (4-1)
S: F. Cordero (15)
–Outstanding effort by the long-haired one today. Bronson Arroyo pitched seven excellent innings, surrendering just one run on five hits and a walk, with five strikeouts.
–Joey Votto was 3-4, and he scored when Miguel Cairo blasted a homer into the left field stands, giving the Reds their margin of victory. Jay Bruce and Fred Lewis had two hits, and Bruce even stole a base.
–Francisco Cordero picked up his 15th save with a perfect ninth. CoCo now sports a nifty 1.62 ERA. He’s really been good this year.
–Well, four runs in three games isn’t very good, is it?
–That was an important win. Kudos to Bronson for coming through when the Reds needed him. With the pathetic performance of the offense in this series, Cincinnati is lucky to have won a single game.
–The Reds finally beat an American League team after five straight losses this season.
–Cairo’s homer snapped a string of 16 consecutive scoreless innings for the Reds. Ewww.
–CoCo passed Jeff Montgomery for 19th place on the career saves list with his 305th save today. Next in his sights: Goose Gossage. Or, as my cousin called him, Goosey Goose-age.
–Every single one of you needs to be watching the College World Series now, and rooting for my alma mater, Virginia. That’s an order, Nation.
–Here come the Yankees…