Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

Milwaukee 6
Cincinnati 3

W: R. Wolf (13-9)
L: B. Arroyo (8-12)
S: J. Axford (43)

–Joey Votto went 3-4 with three RBI. That guy is simply a joy to watch every single night. A great, great player.

–Brandon Phillips had a couple of hits.

–Bronson Arroyo gave up 5 runs in 6.1 innings. More importantly, he surrendered four more homers, bringing his season total to 44 HR allowed, and shattering Eric Milton’s club record.

–That was just an ugly game and I don’t even want to think about it anymore.

–Bronson Arroyo has no respect for Eric Milton.

12 Responses

    • preach

      We might have to rename the goat.

      A quote that made me laugh and cry at the same time. As I’m sure a fellow Cinci fan of either football or baseball can relate.

  1. Dave Lowenthal

    Well, the Reds are helping the Crew hold first, but the Cards may well win the wild card. The Braves are flat out terrible.

    The Phillies, if they were smart, would try to put the Cards out of the playoffs this weekend, because if I were them, I would not want to play that team in a 5 game series. The Cards can hit, and they can hide their crappy starters in a 5 game series. That’s the team I’d least want to face.

  2. Prime

    If Dusty is so worried about the individual stats of players, why doesn’t he sit Arroyo so things like this don’t happen?

  3. wildwestLV

    @Dave Lowenthal: I worried a while back that the Redbirds could still sneak into this and was quickly dismissed. Watch them come in through the back door and do some serious postseason damage. And if the Brewers feel prepared and psyched for the playoffs after playing the 2011 Reds, then they’re in for an 😯 experience.

  4. pinson343

    @wildwestLV: I don’t know how much postseason damage they’ll do, but the Cardinals now have a good shot of getting in and they improved themselves quite a bit with trades in July. Have been helped by Edwin Jackson, Furcal at SS (especially his defense), deeper bullpen.

    One not so good move was picking up Corey Patterson. His error with 2 outs in the 9th tonite forced extra innings.

  5. pinson343

    @Prime: Dusty mentioned the possibility of sitting Arroyo, but also mentioned that Bronson would not like to avoid the record that way. Bronson would not sit because of the record, if he has anything to say about it.

    There are good reasons for Bronson to stop pitching right now, but the record is not one of them.

  6. vared

    Get Votto to 30 and 100 and give him the rest of the year off.

  7. Jason1972

    It was a picture perfect night for baseball though. I made it out to the park with the wife and daughter (her very first game) and took a picture from the right field bleachers with my iPhone that looks like a painting. GABP is a fantastic fan friendly park, it’s just a shame that the people in Cincinnati don’t fill it.

  8. OhioJim

    Some stuff from the Enquirer about Rolen


    And (as always) some very interesting and insightful comments from Votto about what it has been like for him offensively this season


    Scott may be reaching that point where he is starting to understand that father time is sending him the message it may be time.

    Joey is simply one of guys around baseball that really understands what the game is about both on and off the field.

  9. Myles

    Arroyo should be cut today. Father time already took him out.