Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

FINAL
San Diego 1
Cincinnati 13

W: H. Bailey (7-5)
L: T. Stauffer (7-9)
BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
–The Reds hit seven homers. Ball were flying out of the park left and right.

–Ryan Hanigan and Miguel Cairo each had two homers. Hanigan was 2-4 with 5 RBI, and Cairo was 2-4 with 4 RBI.

–Homer Bailey pitched seven very strong innings, allowing just a single run on six hits and a walk. Homer struck out seven.

–Jay Bruce was 2-3 with a homer, a walk, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored. Joey Votto was 2-3 with a solo homer and 2 runs scored. Todd Frazier hit a homer, as well.

–Drew Stubbs had two hits, but he only had a double…no homers. He sucks.

–Dave Sappelt had a couple of hits from the leadoff spot.

–Jose Arredondo had a nice inning of work, striking out two.

NEGATIVES
–The Reds left a runner on base. Wait…only one? That’s not really a “negative,” is it?

NOT-SO-RANDOM THOUGHTS
–Well, that was a crazy night. Seven homers; no one has hit more in a game against the Padres. Also, that’s four straight wins. I didn’t see that coming.

–The last time the Reds hit seven homers was last July 4, against the Cubs at Wrigley.

–Check out Miguel Cairo’s numbers: .271/.338/.441 with 7 homers. That’s just outstanding for a utility guy of whom little was expected.

–The Reds have scored one fewer run than the Cardinals, and have given up one more this season. Yet Cincinnati is ten games out of first. Baseball is a funny game.

–Jay Bruce is now hitting .275/.353/.514 with 25 homers and 75 RBI. As a 24-year old. And people complain about him every day of the week. Sigh….

–Since 2008, a team has hit 7 homers in a game six times. The Reds have five of those six games. Wow.

–Reds go for the sweep tomorrow!