Nice night at the ballpark this evening. Four Reds players had 2 hits each, including Jay Bruce and Joey Votto who both also homered. Bronson Arroyo had his 10th quality start in his last 13 games pitched and picked up his 14th win of the season. The Cubs lost their 6th straight game, though they may still take a game off of their magic number since Eric Gagne blows. Corey Patterson...uh, forget it.
Tonight's question of the night is, who will hit more home runs the rest of the season Joey Votto or Jay Bruce. Votto has 2 more on the season as a whole, albeit in 120 more PAs. I'd probably go with Votto since he has been white hot lately, but Bruce is starting to hit over the last week or so as well, so it could be interesting.
I've been misreporting this for a couple of days, so I wanted to clarify that if either player can reach 20 HRs, it will be the most by a Reds rookie since Bernie Carbo hit 21 in 1970. If either player tops that 21, it will be second to only Frank Robinson's 38 in 1956. I think it'd be pretty cool if both guys could top 21 this season, just for shits and giggles.