Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game
Wil Nieves. Nieves overcame the sever handicap of only spelling his name with one "l" to get two hits, including his first home run of the season.
- Ronnie Belliard hit a home run in the fifth inning.
- In the bottom half of the fifth with two outs, Aaron Harang and Willy Taveras both singled. Paul Janish then hit a single to shallow center. Mark Berry waved Harang around home - where he was out by at least ten feet.
- In the sixth inning, Joey Votto singled to lead off the inning (hey, that would have scored Harang in the previous inning, and probably Taveras too!), but Brandon Phillips lined a ball to Adam Dunn and the first baseman turned an unassisted double play. Laynce Nix immediately hit a bases empty double. Adam Rosales drew a walk, but Craig Tatum popped up to end the inning.
- Wil Nieves hit a home run in the seventh inning.
- Willy Taveras walked for just the second time since the All-Star Break.
- Harang passed Gary Nolan for seventh place on the Reds all-time strikeout list. He has 1,039, and is 23 away from tying Paul Derringer.
- The Nationals reached base in all seven of Harang's innings.
- Joey Votto may still be in a rut, as he struck out three times.
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|WP: Garrett Mock (2 - 4)
SV: Mike MacDougal (12)
LP: Aaron Harang (6 - 14)