Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
FINAL — 13 innings
San Francisco 3
W: J. Arredondo (2-3)
L: B. Wilson (6-3)
–Tell me if you predicted this finish…first, Jose Arredondo — who has had some rough outings lately — pitches a perfect 13th. Then, after Jay Bruce walks in the bottom half, with the Reds out of position players, Arredondo picked up his first major league hit — in his first major league plate appearance! — to extend the inning.
Finally, the much-maligned Edgar Renteria delivered the walkoff single, scoring Bruce and giving the Reds an exciting victory.
–Fred Lewis went 3-4 with a double and a run scored.
–Another strong start by Dontrelle Willis. The D-Train went six innings, surrendering just two runs on six hits. His ERA with the Reds is 3.52, and you can’t complain about that at all, especially since he’s also hitting .400.
–Aroldis Chapman pitched two perfect innings, striking out four. He’s just great.
–The Reds had a chance to win in regulation, but Bill Bray –uncharacteristically — coughed up the lead in the eighth inning.
–Whew. I needed that win. What about you?
–Fred Lewis isn’t hitting for any power, but his OBP is almost .360. That’s good. I would love to see Lewis leading off against RHPs.
–Oh, why isn’t Aroldis Chapman in the starting rotation?
–Two in a row tomorrow?