Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game
- I spent most of this game locked out of my apartment, but I'm pretty sure I didn't miss much. A single, groundout and another single did score a run for the Brewers in the fifth. But nothing much happened until Aroldis Chapman came in to pitch the seventh and then, as mentioned above...
- Narveson walked Hernandez so Macha pulled him for Coffey. BP ran for CMM while everyone was making substitutions anyway. He then came around to score on a Miguel Cairo double.
- Paul Janish was next; he hit an infield single. The Brewers almost caught Cairo when he overran third, but he danced around Casey McGehee's glove to get back to the bag safely.
- Then Hanigan came in to hit for Chapman. Yep, he homered--to the left field upper deck, no less. Reds up 4-1.
- Drew Stubbs walked, Chris Heisey singled, and Joey Votto walked to load the bases for Scott Rolen with one out. He singled to right to score two more. Reds up, 6-1, and three Brewers relievers still haven't recorded an out.
- They did finally get one, the second out recorded by Gomes in the inning. Next Yonder Alonso came in to PH. He recorded an out on a check-swing groundout to end the seventh, finally.
- Nick Masset pitched a perfect eighth and Francisco Cordero came in with a five run lead, but for some reason he only let one player reach base. Reds win!
- Chapman was credited with the win, which was of course his first in the majors.
- The Reds now have an 8 game lead over the Cardinals in the Central
- Another 8: this was the Reds' eighth series sweep of the season, tied for the most in the NL.
- The Reds are now 78-55, 23 (!) games over .500. Which is what we all expected, I know.
- Every Reds starter reached base except for Jonny Gomes, who went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts. Cairo and Rolen had pretty decent nights, each going 2 for 3 with a double.