Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
W: J. Zimmermann (8-10)
L: B. Arroyo (7-10)
S: D. Storen (33)
–Ryan Hanigan went 4-4 with four singles. He had exactly half of the Reds’ hits tonight.
–Brandon Phillips reached base four times from the leadoff spot: 3-4 with a walk and Cincinnati’s lone RBI.
–One run on eight hits. That isn’t good. Especially when the lone run was unearned.
–Any chance Cincinnati had was destroyed by our old friend Jonny Gomes, who singled in two runs for Washington in the sixth. Gomes also made an excellent play on a ball hit by Joey Votto earlier in the game.
–Well, Cincinnati loses another series. It’s the fifth straight series loss on the road.
–For most of the night, Bronson Arroyo was pretty good. Unfortunately, he gave up the ghost in the sixth. Overall, his line was six innings, seven hits, three runs allowed.
–Off to Pittsburgh, against whom the Reds have played poorly this year. Ugh.