Joey Votto's 3-run home run and go ahead single lead the Reds to their first victory of the season.
The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game
Joey Votto - 3 for 5, 2 R, 4 RBI, HR, 10 billion awesomes
- The Mets loaded the bases in the first on a single, an error, and a walk, but Bronson Arroyo got out of the jam without giving up any runs.
- Ryan Church's double in the 3rd inning plated 2 runs and put the Mets up 3-0.
- Darnell McDonald singled in a run in the bottom of the third. That was followed up by Joey Votto's 3-run home run to give the Reds a 4-3 lead.
- Carlos Delgado hit into a force out in the 5th scoring Daniel Murphy and tying the game at 4.
- Votto broke the tie with a single in the bottom of the 5th to score Willy Taveras.
- The Reds tacked on 3 more runs in the 5th on a sac fly from Brandon Phillips and a 2-run single by Paul Janish.
- The Mets put two more runs on the board on sacrifice flies in the 6th and 7th innings.
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|WP: Bronson Arroyo (1 - 0)
SV: Francisco Cordero (1)
LP: Oliver Perez (0 - 1)
- The Reds defense continues to look poor. Though they only committed on error today, a couple plays in the field today led to multiple runs.
- Edwin Encarnacion had the first stolen base of the season for the Reds. I never would have thought that it would take 3 games to reach that point. It should be noted that the Reds stole a base and they finally won. Coincidence?
- Joey Votto is a beast. I know it's early, small sample, and all that, but that dude can flat out hit the cover off the ball.
- Bronson Arroyo was solid. In many ways it was a typical Arroyo start - nothing all that impressive, a shaky inning or two, but in the end he didn't let the game get out of hand. It's not a start that I'd want to see from him all year, but I'll take it when it means a "W" for the good guys.
- The old guys in the bullpen have been outstanding so far. Today, Arthur Rhodes, David Weathers, and Francisco Cordero pitched a combined 2.2 innings and got every batter they faced out, including 5 strike outs. Cordero was especially impressive, striking out the side in the ninth on 13 pitches.
- Glad to see the Reds get a win under their belt. I was afraid that it might never happen this season.