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Winning is fun! Sweeps are pretty great too! Reds win, 9-0.

Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Johnny Cueto.  Sure, there were some other great performances by Reds today, but Cueto pitched a complete game, three-hit shutout.  In the process, he qualified for the ERA leaderboard and in fact took the lead with a 1.72 ERA.  This guy is good.

Honorable mentions go to Joey Votto (2 for 4 with a 3-run HR), Drew Stubbs, (4 for 5 with a double), Edgar Renteria (3 for 4 with a walk), and Todd Frazier, who hit his first career major league HR.

 

Key Plays

  • The Reds got this one off to a good start, scoring three in the first   Drew Stubbs singled to lead off, followed by a Renteria single.  A run scored on a Votto single, and another on a Brandon Phillips sac fly.  Jay Bruce singled to score Votto as well.  Reds lead, 3-0.
  • Todd Frazier added a solo HR in the fourth inning.
  • Keep in mind that the Giants weren't scoring anywhere in here...
  • But the Reds got a fifth run in the fifth when Renteria walked, advanced to third on a Phillips single, and scored on a Bruce sac fly.
  • The score remained 5-0 until the seventh, when Stubbs singled, Renteria singled, and Votto scored both of them (and himself!) with a HR to center.
  • Yonder Alonso entered after that, and singled with Stubbs on second to make it 9-0 in the eighth.
  • Once again, the Giants didn't score.  Reds win!