Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

Pittsburgh 3
Cincinnati 5

W: M. Leake (8-9)
L: K. Correia (10-9)
S: J. Broxton (1)

–The “Woooo” cry returned to the ballyard tonight, and the Reds put yet another nail in Pittsburgh’s coffin. This Woo phenomenon is the greatest thing to happen to baseball since Jackie Robinson.

–Brandon Phillips was the offensive star tonight, going 2-4 with his 17th homer, his 30th double, two runs scored, and two RBI.

–Mike Leake was 2-2 and scored a run. He also pitched seven innings and gave up three runs on nine hits.

–Ryan Ludwick had a couple of hits. Scott Rolen hit a homer. And get this: Wilson Valdez was 2-3 with a walk.

–Sean Marshall came in and shut the door in a tight spot in the eighth inning. Jonathan Broxton closed out the game for his first save as a Redleg.


–Another fun game (with the Woo making it even more fun). Cincinnati now leads St. Louis by ten games, and Pittsburgh by 13. Woo.

–By reaching base three times, Valdez improved his yearly stats to .200/.228/.219.


–Okay, Ginger Kenny Powers was back at the Reds game, and he was wearing the exact same shirt as last night. I really want to know who this guy is, because he just became the poster boy for the 2012 Cincinnati Reds (Thanks, rpa):


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