Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
W: B. Arroyo (6-5)
L: T. Chatwood (3-1)
S: A. Chapman (15)
–Beautiful outing by Bronson tonight: eight shutout innings, four hits (all singles), no walks. Only one Colorado runner reached second base. Arroyo threw 86 pitches, and 65 of them were strikes. That’s great. I love watching Arroyo throw when he’s on, like tonight.
–Jay Bruce was 3-4 with a two-run homer that put the game out of reach, and two runs scored. Heck, he even stole a base.
–Todd Frazier was 2-4 with the fourth-inning RBI single that gave the Reds a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
–Ryan Hanigan was 1-1 with two walks. His OBP is inching northward.
–Wanna know what good pitching looks like? How about three shutouts in four games? That’ll do, Reds pitchers. That’ll do.
–I like it when the Reds go. Go Reds.
Just so we are clear… Aroldis Chapman will pitch with Reds up 3-0 in 9th. But not in a tie game in 8th versus a lefty?
— Chris Wilson (@CoachWilson17) June 4, 2013
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