Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
W: J. Masterson (8-3)
L: B. Arroyo (5-5)
–Brandon Phillips had two hits, Joey Votto and Xavier Paul each homered, and JJ Hoover pitched a perfect inning. That’s it.
–Bronson Arroyo pitched pretty well through five, but the wheels fell off in the sixth inning as he allowed a three-run homer to Jason Giambi. On the night, Arroyo went 5.2 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and one walk. Not his best outing.
–Joey Votto committed a throwing error.
–Can’t win ’em all, I suppose. In fact, the Redlegs have lost eight in a row at (what will always be) Jacobs Field.
–Not much more to add. An ugly game, but the Reds will get back on the horse tomorrow.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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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