Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
St. Louis 1
W: M. Latos (2-0)
L: A. Wainwright (4-2)
S: A. Chapman (6)
–So, as it turns out, Mat Latos has a little bit of talent when it comes to throwing a baseball. Tonight, six innings of shutout baseball, surrendering five hits. Latos has now tossed seventeen consecutive scoreless innings, and he’s 2-0 with a 1.83 ERA. That’ll do, Mat. That’ll do.
–Joey Votto had two hits and a run batted in, because he’s awesome. Brandon Phillips had a hit and a walk. Shin-Soo Choo and Todd Frazier each doubled.
–Logan Ondrusek pitched a scoreless inning, though you shouldn’t be surprised that he walked a batter. In the ninth, Aroldis Chapman did what Aroldis Chapman does.
–Jonathan Broxton gave up a run on two hits in one inning pitched. He was too hittable tonight, once again.
–Is there anything more glorious than beating the Cardinals in St. Louis? I submit that there is not.
–You can quibble with any number of decisions that GM Walt Jocketty has made, but the acquisitions of Mat Latos and Shin-Soo Choo were masterful.
–The Reds have now won two road games in a row, after losing eight straight. They’re unstoppable all of a sudden!
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Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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