Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
Chicago (NL) 2
W: T. Cingrani (3-0)
L: M. Garza (1-1)
–Tony Cingrani’s return to the big leagues was quite successful: seven innings, two runs allowed on four hits and one walk, with five strikeouts. Cingrani was also 2-2 at the plate.
–Pretty good night for the offense, eh?
–Jay Bruce was 3-5 with a double, a run scored, and 2 RBI. Zack Cozart was 2-4 with a homer and four RBI. Xavier Paul was 2-4 with a homer, a double, and 3 RBI. Joey Votto was 2-4 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI. Todd Frazier also homered.
–After the last Reds-Cubs series, Chicago pitcher Matt Garza got his underpants all twisted up over some perceived slight, and he proceeded to run his mouth about “relatiation.” Well, the Reds lit him up for nine runs in five innings. Me likey.
–Dusty Baker finally found an appropriate situation in which to use Manny Parra: with a 12-2 lead in the eighth inning.
–Redlegs go for the sweep tomorrow at the Friendly Confines, where the Reds have won 11 consecutive games.