CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 1: A Cincinnati Reds fan looks on while sitting on top of the dugout following the game against the Cleveland Indians at Great American Ball Park on July 1, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Indians won 8-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game
Brandon Phillips. Dat Dude was the entire offense tonight, with 3 of the Reds' 5 hits, including two solo shots that accounted for the team's only runs. Honorable mentions go to the bullpen (LeCure, Chapman, Arredondo and Masset), which combined for 4.1 innings of 3-hit, earned run-free pitching
- A hungry, pro-fireworks crowd was treated to a heaping helping of Badrroyo Supreme tonight. The troubles started innocently enough, with a solo shot by Grady Sizemore in the second. With a 1.9 HR/9 coming into tonight, this was as good a time as any to get one out of the way.
- Arroyo upset the Order of Things by giving up a single to an AL pitcher to lead off the 3rd. Two outs on fielders' choice plays replaced Masterson with O-Cab at first. Things would probably turn out OK. But they didn't. Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana homered back to back and it was 4-0 Tribe.
- The Reds went quietly until BP homered to lead off the bottom of the 4th. [Copy and paste below.]
- Four more runs were scored by the Indians in the 5th, which was kinda excessive. Sam LeCure replaced Arroyo with two outs in the inning and promptly gave up a 2-run single to Travis Buck, scoring Santana and Sizemore (both runners credited to Arroyo). Indians 8-1.
- The Reds decided not to mess up a perfectly good 8-1 score until the 9th, when Phillips went deep because he's the only player that cares about the fans apparently. (NOTE: Change this before posting. Just wanted to get that out of my system by seeing it in writing.) Indians win, 8-2.
- 7 of 8 Indians' runs were scored with two outs.
- BP's second HR was the 1,000th hit of his career. He also raised his average to an even .300.
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|WP: Justin Masterson (6 - 6)
LP: Bronson Arroyo (7 - 7)