Reds eke out 3-2 win, exclaim, "Those Washington Generals are TOUGH!"

Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Johnny Cueto.  Threw his customary seven innings, allowing four hits and a run.  Struck out five, and somewhat worryingly walked four.

Key Plays

  • Cueto was shaky in the first, giving up a single to Christian Guzman (who was then erased on a double play by Nick Johnson), a single to Ryan Zimmerman, and walks to Adam Dunn and Elijah Dukes.  With the bases loaded and two outs, Cueto struck out Willie Harris.
  • In the second inning, Jay Bruce drew a two out walk, Alex Gonzalez hit a single, and Ryan Hanigan drove in Bruce with a single to give the Reds a lead.
  • "You tied, dawg!"  Elijah Dukes homered in the fourth.
  • In the fifth inning, Alex Gonzalez doubled to lead off, and Cueto and Hairston drew walks.  Then Brandon Phillips hit a two run double, scoring Gonzalez and Cueto in our Frisch's Big Boy Big Play of the Game.
  • Christian Guzman (Christian Guzman!) homered off of Arthur Rhodes (Arthur Rhodes!) in the eighth.

Other Notes

  • This is the first time the Reds have won in Washington since Apr. 26, 2006.  Coincidentally, this is the first Reds game in Washington that I haven't attended since Apr. 26, 2006.
  • This was Cueto's sixth start this season in which he allowed no more than one run.
  • Willy Taveras went 0-5 in the leadoff spot with three strikeouts and also was caught stealing.
  • Alex Gonzalez went 2-4 to give him a higher batting average than Jay Bruce.
  • The Nationals have only won 15 games.  The next worst team in baseball, the Royals, have 24 wins, nine more than the Nats.
  • St. Louis and Milwaukee both lost, putting Cincinnati in a three way tie for second place, 2.5 games back.

 


Final - 6.9.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati Reds 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 8 0
Washington Nationals 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 0
WP: Johnny Cueto (6 - 3)
SV: Francisco Cordero (15)
LP: Ross Detwiler (0 - 3)

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