Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

Cincinnati 2
St. Louis 4

W: J. Garcia (7-7)
L: B. Arroyo (12-10)
S: J. Motte (41)

–Drew Stubbs had two hits and scored a run. JJ Hoover pitched a perfect ninth.

–A win today would have given the Reds a one-game lead over Washington for the #1 seed in the playoffs. As it is, the Reds and Nats are tied for the best record.

–The offense continues to struggle mightily.

–Reds lose, but I’m told they will play another game tomorrow.

–Bronson Arroyo wasn’t great, but he did top the 200 IP mark for the season. Tonight, Arroyo threw five innings and gave up three runs on six hits.

–If Logan Ondrusek or Jose Arredondo make the playoff roster over JJ Hoover, it will be a complete travesty.

–For everyone who is on the verge of panicking, there is very little correlation between September and the playoffs.