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"And with that, a mighty cheer went up from the heroes of the Diamondbacks. They had banished the awful Micah Owings forever! Because it was haunted."

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Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Micah Owings.  7 IP, 1 ER, 4 hits, 4 K, 2 BB.  The only reason anybody scored on him is because he hit a guy and was ejected, and then the bullpen let him score.

Key Plays

  • On Sep. 12, 2008, Micah Owings is named as the PBTNL to complete the trade of Adam Dunn from Cincinnati to Arizona.  Owings swears unholy vengeance.
  • On May 12, 2009, Owings exacts it.
  • Also, Brandon Phillips got some RBIs.

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via FanGraphs

Other Notes

  • Votto left the game in the 4th inning with what appears to be some kind of nausea or dehydration.
  • The Reds equaled a season high for most earned runs scored off of Haren.
  • Arthur Rhodes allowed a run on Felipe Lopez's double, but the run was charged to Owings.  Rhodes still has an ERA of 0.00.
  • Oh yeah, Owings was ejected after hitting Ryan Roberts in the 8th inning.
  • With the win, the Reds are one game behind St. Louis in the Central, and have a better record than three other division leaders.  They are five games over .500 for the first time since Aug. 25, 2006.
  • Coco Cordero's 10 saves are the most in the majors.