Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game
Chris Heisey. Drove in 75% of the Reds' runs in his first at bat back from the disabled list. Honorable mention goes to Brandon Phillips, who picked up two hits, including a double. Amidst the roster confusion, Phillips is having his best season in four years, potentially rivaling his 2007 30-30 campaign, depending on how this last month goes for him. Mike Leake earned another notch on his belt as a solid, if sometimes very hittable, member of the rotation. That's worth it's weight in gold for the Reds right now.
- Chris Heisey hit a three run home run in the 7th inning. Pretty much everything else was crud.
Rather than another Exchange-Tracking Fangraph, here's your up-to-date depth chart on Roster Expansion day:
- Mike Leake has now pitched 158 innings between AAA and the majors this season. That's 20 above what he did last season and signs point to a possible shut-down, especially when and if Maloney, Volquez and Wood are all up with the club.
- The Reds have spent just one day above .500 since July 3. 3-games below has become their "sweet" spot, spending about a week and a half worth of games there total since Independence Day.
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|WP: Vance Worley (10 - 1)
SV: Ryan Madson (26)
LP: Mike Leake (11 - 9)