Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game
Scott Rolen kind of had a good game: he went 2 for 3 with a double, a HR, and a walk. Honorable mention goes to Bronson Arroyo, who pitched seven innings and gave up only 1 ER, scattering three walks and four hits.
- The top of the first was kind of a mess. One run scored on a throwing error, and another was walked in by Arroyo. Braves up early, 2-0.
- The Reds got one back in the fourth with a Rolen HR.
- And then the Reds really got serious in the seventh inning. Votto struck out to lead off the inning, but then Rolen doubled, advanced to third on a Gomes single, and scored on a Bruce single.. Drew Stubbs surprisingly struck out swinging, but then Ryan Hanigan doubled. Two runs scored, and then Hanigan scored too on a throwing error. Reds up, 5-2!
- Arthur Rhodes and Nick Masset combined to pitch a one-hit eighth. Francisco Cordero then allowed two hits but no runs in the ninth. Reds win!