Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

Cincinnati 5
San Francisco 1

W: M. Leake (3-5)
L: M. Cain (9-3)

–Mike Leake had a tall order tonight, facing one of the league’s best in Matt Cain. Leake responded by playing as good a baseball game as I’ve seen in a while.

First career complete game. One run allowed. Two hits at the plate, including his second homer of the season. Heck, he even made a nice defensive play on a line drive hit up the middle.

–Great game for Jay Bruce tonight, as well: 4-4 with two doubles and three RBI. I’ll take that every night.

–Joey Votto was 3-5 with a double and a run scored. Zack Cozart homered on the first pitch of the game, and the Reds cruised from there.

–Player X: 0-4 tonight, .184/.243/.312 for the season.

–Tonight’s game was almost a mirror-image of last night’s game. The Reds played good defense, got timely hits, and Mike Leake played a whale of a ballgame. Good stuff.

–Happy birthday to me.

–Mike Leake is just a ballplayer. That’s all there is to it.


–Strange play tonight, evidently, but I had stepped out of the room at the time. Haven’t seen the video yet, but:


–Latos vs. Zito in the third game of this four-game series tomorrow.