Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

Cincinnati 3
Chicago (NL) 1

W: H. Bailey (12-9)
L: J. Germano (2-8)
S: J. Broxton (3)

–Ryan Hanigan is a beast. Scoreless game, sixth inning, bases loaded. Hanigan comes through with a clutch, bases-clearing double. He also walked. Hanigan, Joey Votto (double), and Jay Bruce were all 1-3 with a walk.

–Another outstanding performance by Homer Bailey: 7.1 innings, four hits, one run allowed. He’s now 12-9 with a 3.82 ERA. Bailey is going to be the number four starter in the playoffs, methinks.

–Nice work by Sean Marshall and Jonathan Broxton to close out the game.

–None. Well, the good guys only had four hits, but they did walk five times. That’s something.

–Nice win against the stupid Cubs. Reds move back to 30 games over .500, and drop their magic number to four; St. Louis is currently winning in the ninth, so it looks like it will stay at four until tomorrow.

–What a fun, fun, fun season.

–Tonight was Dusty Baker’s 3000th game as a manager in the big leagues.

–In four September starts, Homer is 2-0 with a 1.55 ERA.

–Best part of tonight’s game? Guess what we heard in the stands at Wrigley Field:

That’s just awesome.

–I agree:

–Magic Number: