Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
W: R. Wooten (2-0)
L: A. Simon (5-4)
S: J. Henderson (20)
–Brandon Phillips was 2-4 with a solo homer, two runs scored, and an RBI. Ryan Ludwick had two hits, a walk, and a run scored. Zack Cozart had a two-run double, and a single.
–With the game tied in the eighth, Alfredo Simon allowed the Brewers to blow the game wide open by allowing three runs on three hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning.
–Joey Votto went 0-5, and struck out with Todd Frazier on second with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. I’m sure certain writers and broadcasters enjoyed it.
–Khris Davis hit two homers, including the eighth inning shot off Simon that ended the game, for all intents and purposes. This guy is the new Bill Hall, methinks.
–Two idiot “Reds fans” interfered with balls in play. The first would have been caught by Ludwick to record an out. The second looked like it wouldn’t have gotten over the right field fence for a homer, were it not for the loser who reached and pulled it over the fence.
Who are these people? Stop doing that.
–I wish the Brewers would move back to the American League. I’m sick of them.
–Homer Bailey was credited with a quality start, I suppose, but he wasn’t great: three runs allowed on six hits in six innings.
–Nick Christiani made his major league debut on the mound for the Redlegs tonight. He allowed a walk, but pitched an inning and a third of shutout baseball. Welcome to Cincinnati, Christiani.
–Help us tomorrow, Bronson Arroyo. You’re our only hope.