Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game
Johnny Cueto - 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K. He lowered his ERA to 1.98 on the year, which would lead the NL if he had 2.1 more innings pitched. Bad. Ass.
- In the first inning Chris Heisey ended up at second base after an error by SS Terrence Trent D'Arby and after being sacrificed to third by Edgard, scored on a sacrifice fly by Votto. People filled the streets of Cincinnati rejoicing the Reds' first run since Sunday afternoon and all was well in Porkopolis.
- In the second inning Jay Bruce walked, stole second, moved to third on Jonny Gomes' single and scored on a sac fly by Miguel Cairo. Reds up 2-0. Two innings, two runs scored on sacrifice flies. At this point we'll take what we can get, no?
- After hitting Niel Walker with a pitch leading off the 4th inning Johnny Cueto gave up a double off the wall in right-center field and the the Pirates were right back in it, down 2-1.
- The good guys got that run back in the top of the 5th after yet another error by D'arcy Wretzky put Cueto on first. Heisey moved Cueto up with a single and Johnny scored on an RBI single by everyone's favorite veteran SS, Edgar Renteria.
Logan Ondrusek worked out of a first and second one out jam in the 7th, Chapman looked good in the 8th, and CoCo did what CoCo do in the 9th. Reds win and avoid the sweep. Three Musketeer bars for all!