Reds Hitters are Batmen! Reds beat Pirates, 6-1.

Ace of Base-ball.

The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Tonight's game saw several Reds play great games, but the best player on the field was Johnny Cueto. Mr. Quest threw a complete game, striking out 4 while not yielding a walk. He gave up 7 hits, but only 2 were for extra bases, and he truly dominated the McCutchen-less Pirates.

He's now 4-0 on the season with a 1.31 ERA.

Ace.

Very honorable mentions are due for Drew Stubbs, Zack Cozart, and Jay Bruce, each of whom had two hits and a homer. Cozart and Stubbs went back to back in the 7th inning to break the game open, and Bruce crushed his 8th of the year the following inning. Chris Heisey also chipped in with a triple, single, and RBI, while Ryan Hanigan was also 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI, and once again called a great game.

Key Plays

  • Reds doubled...Reds tripled...Reds homered, homered, and homered.
  • Reds win, 6-1!

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via www.fangraphs.com

Other Notes

  • After tonight, Drew Stubbs has a line of .242/.287/.347; Brandon Phillips has a line of .236/.276/.361. However, Drew Stubbs leads the team in RR Complaints, while Phillips is 23rd. Hrmm...Drew Stubbs for cleanup!
  • Scott Rolen had a double and a walk. Holy Poop!
  • Jay Bruce on the season: .304/.347/.641 and, finally, a HR on the road! #LetHimStartTheAllStarGame
  • Pedro Alvarez only struck out once. That's odd. So much for those END, Jr. comparisons!
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