Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

Cincinnati 3
St. Louis 1

W: M. Latos (14-4)
L: C. Carpenter (0-2)
S: A. Chapman (38)

–Scott Rolen was 2-4 with his 8th homer, a solo shot that tied the game in the fourth inning.

–Mat Latos allowed one run on four hits in five innings. The bullpen then proceeded to slam the door shut. Sam LeCure and Jonathan Broxton were good; Sean Marshall and Aroldis Chapman were great.

–Chapman looked like the Chapman we saw a couple of months ago. His fastball was in triple digits, and he just looked confident. It was beautiful.

–Dioner Navarro had two hits and an RBI.


–Nice win tonight; it was Cincinnati’s 97th victory of the campaign. When was the last time a Reds team won that many games? You guessed it, 1976. Wow.

–The Cardinals still need a Dodgers loss, or a win over the Reds tomorrow, to make it into the playoff(s). I wouldn’t mind seeing Cincinnati deny them that spot.