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It seems that the Reds can actually beat the Braves this year! Reds win, 5-2.

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.

Key Plays

  • 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!