Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
W: J. Cueto (19-9)
L: M. Fiers (9-9)
S: A. Chapman (36)
–Good outing by Johnny Cueto, although he acted like he wasn’t feeling right all night long. He pitched seven strong innings, giving up two runs on five hits and no walks, striking out five. Good to see Cueto pitch well and get that 19th victory.
–Jonathan Broxton struck out the side in the eighth, and Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth. Although Chapman didn’t strike out anyone, he did hit triple digits on the radar gun once again. That’s good to see.
–Dioner Navarro had the big hit, a bases-loaded single in the second that plated two runners. Navarro was 2-3 on the night.
–Jay Bruce was 2-4 with a run scoring double (he also scored a run). Joey Votto also had an RBI double (and a walk).
–The Reds keep winning. That’s 93 victories, and the Reds are tied for the top seed in the National League playoff structure. Plus, as Joel noted, only eleven teams in Cincinnati franchise history have had more than 93 wins, and seven of those teams went to the World Series.
–I really hope Dusty Baker gets better soon. Yes, I want the big guy back in the dugout. As soon as possible.
Reds win. Wait…what’s the magic number now? I’m confused.
— Chad Dotson (@dotsonc) September 26, 2012
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