Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
W: B. Arroyo (2-1)
L: M. Estrada (0-2)
–How about Bronson Arroyo? He continues to impress. Tonight he went six and two-thirds, allowing one run on six hits. He struck out nine and walked just one. Outstanding.
–Great work by Logan Ondrusek (or “Ondru the Giant,” as coined by Loyal Citizen jmt5887 in the game thread recently). Another inning and a third, no baserunners allowed, and he worked out of a little jam that he inherited in the seventh inning.
–Jay Bruce’s 3-run homer in the fourth inning (his ninth of the season) was one of the longest homers I’ve ever seen in my life. He just destroyed that ball. Murdered it.
–Brandon Phillips had two hits, including a double. Ryan Hanigan had two more hits.
–Miguel Cairo returned to the Reds and promptly doubled in his first at-bat. We’ve missed you Miggy!
–Scott Rolen was 0-4. He’s now “hitting” .179/.247/.310 on the year. Let’s keep pretending there’s nothing wrong with him, though.
–Just a fun game, and a nice win. The Reds have now won four of five, and 11 of 16. Enjoy it, Reds fans. This is fun.
–Bruce is now hitting .298/.336/.644. He has hit in ten consecutive games, and he’s hitting .405 with six HR and 12 RBI during that span. The kid is something to watch when he’s hot.
–No one saw this coming: Arroyo is 2-1 with a 2.75 ERA. He has struck out 27 and walked only four. That’s good.
–Ryan Hanigan and his .364 on-base percentage should be the leadoff hitter for the Reds.
–Homer Bailey tries to keep the good times rolling tomorrow evening. Fingers are crossed.