Turn the right corner in Cin City and you can find anything. Reds win, 2-1.

Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Scott Rolen.  Sure, he's a leader in the clubhouse and is still pretty nifty with the glove, but Scott Rolen's bat is something the Reds dearly need if they're going to be successful this season.  He came through tonight with two hits, including the game-winner.  Honorable mentions go to Bronson Arroyo and Drew Stubbs.

Key Plays

  • The Reds missed a chance to take the lead on Hiroki Kuroda in the second inning.  Jay Bruce and Scott Rolen both singled.  Bruce took off for third, but Fred Lewis missed his bunt attempt and Bruce was well out.  Lewis then singled, but with Bruce erased, the Reds were back to runners on first and second.  Ryan Hanigan had a rare strikeout, but Paul Janish walked, loading the bases.  Bronson Arroyo then grounded out to end the inning.
  • Bronson Arroyo was coming off of two terrible outings, but pitched well in this game.  However, he lost some sharpness in the fourth inning.  Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp both singled, and Jay Gibbons was hit by a pitch.  The bases were loaded with no outs.  James Loney flew out to left.  Ethier scored, but Lewis threw out Kemp, who was attempting to go to third.  Dioner Navarro then grounded out, and the Reds escaped further damage.  Dodgers lead, 1-0.
  • In the fifth inning Drew Stubbs hit a one out single, and one later, Joey Votto and Jay Bruce both walked.  Scott Rolen then singled up the middle, driving in Stubbs and Votto.  Reds win, 2-1.


via www.fangraphs.com

Other Notes

  • Bronson Arroyo won for the first time since April 25.
  • The Reds won back to back games for the first time since their five game winning streak from May 13-17.



Final - 6.3.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles Dodgers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Cincinnati Reds 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 X 2 7 0
WP: Bronson Arroyo (4 - 5)
SV: Francisco Cordero (11)
LP: Hiroki Kuroda (5 - 6)

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