Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
W: S. Marcum (6-4)
L: B. Arroyo (12-9)
–Joey Votto reached base four times: a single, a double, two walks. Votto also drove in Cincinnati’s only run.
–Zack Cozart was 2-3 with a walk and a run scored.
–Logan Ondrusek gave up two runs on two hits and a walk in one inning of work. Why is this a positive? Because it’s a data point for the proposition that Ondrusek shouldn’t be on the playoff roster. Ondrusek seems like a fabulous guy, but I don’t think there’s much argument that the playoff bullpen will be stronger if he doesn’t make the team.
–Okay, Bronson Arroyo wasn’t good, and Ondrusek was terrible. Sam LeCure and Alfredo Simon weren’t much better. But the game was almost meaningless. Not much to be negative about at this point in the season.
–I can’t help but think that, if this game had been played two weeks ago, a lot of people would be panicking. It’s nice to have the division wrapped up, isn’t it?
–Afternoon game tomorrow. It’s the final home game of the 2012 regular season.