Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….

Houston 5
Cincinnati 1

W: E. Gonzalez (2-0)
L: J. Cueto (17-8)

–Jay Bruce was 2-4 today, with a triple and an RBI. Bruce’s OPS is now over 900 (.267/.344/.558), with 33 homers and 96 RBI.

–Tony Cingrani made his major league debut, and he was very impressive. In three innings of work, the lefty only surrendered one hit and one run (a homer in the sixth inning), but struck out 5 and walked zero. He also looks like he’s fifteen years old.

–Didi Gregorius collected his first major league hit today. Congrats, Didi!

–Reds lost two of three to the hapless Houston Astros. That’s a negative.

–Johnny Cueto was roughed up a bit today, giving up four earned runs in four innings.

–Well, that wasn’t fun and I’m not going to pretend it was. The Pirates come to town next, and they are reeling. Could be a good time to crush their playoff hopes for good.

–Gregorius made his first major league start, and of course he was required to hit second, because he’s the shortstop, you know. (See Dusty’s Lineup Rules, #49)

–Magic Number: