Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
W: J. Masterson (8-3)
L: B. Arroyo (5-5)
–Brandon Phillips had two hits, Joey Votto and Xavier Paul each homered, and JJ Hoover pitched a perfect inning. That’s it.
–Bronson Arroyo pitched pretty well through five, but the wheels fell off in the sixth inning as he allowed a three-run homer to Jason Giambi. On the night, Arroyo went 5.2 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and one walk. Not his best outing.
–Joey Votto committed a throwing error.
–Can’t win ’em all, I suppose. In fact, the Redlegs have lost eight in a row at (what will always be) Jacobs Field.
–Not much more to add. An ugly game, but the Reds will get back on the horse tomorrow.