Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….
W: J. Cueto (4-0)
L: W. Peralta (4-8)
S: A. Simon (1)
–Johnny Cueto was very effective in his return from the disabled list, going six innings and allowing just one run on five hits. He also drove in a run with a suicide squeeze that was brilliantly-executed. Good day for the Reds’ ace.
–Zack Cozart and Joey Votto were each 2-4; Cozart had a double and a run scored. Jay Bruce hit a solo homer, his twelfth of the season. Jack Hannahan was 1-3 with a double and walk.
–Donald Lutz had a big pinch-hit single that drove in two.
–Phil Mickelson holed one out for an eagle on #10.
–Alfredo Simon pitched three shutout innings for the save. Wait, a multi-inning save? Is that even legal?
–Reds win two out of three, and I’ll take that every single time.
–Juan Francisco made an error for the Brewers. I’ve never seen him do that before.
–Okay, Pittsburgh comes to town now. It would be nice for the Reds to show the Pirates what a real contender looks like.