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Whip me, beat me, take away my charge card, Bronson Arroyo pitched a complete game! Reds win 3-0!

I don't have time to do a whole wrap tonight, so I'll give you the quick details:

  • Bronson Arroyo told us all to shut up a bit.  He's got this.  Personally, I only plan to shut up for a week or so.  His complete game was the second for him this season.  The complete game shutout was the second by a Reds pitcher this season.  Aaron Harang had the other one.
  • Joey Votto told us all that if you want offense, you know who to come see.  His home run to lead off the fourth extended his hitting streak to 13 games.
  • Brandon Phillips carries American Express.  He never steals home without it.  His steal of home in the 4th was the first that I can find since Adam Dunn did the deed in 2004 as part of a double steal.  Surely that's not right, but I can't find another example on Baseball-Reference.  Somebody correct me when you hear differently.
  • Laynce Nix popped in the daynce mix and the Reds party was in full swing when he hit his 8th home run of the season in the 6th.

It wasn't a banner offensive night, but with Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Bronson Arroyo on the mound, it was enough to take home the win.  Thankfully, the Mets are struggling much more at the plate right now than the Reds.