The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star(s) of the Game
Aroldis Chapman, in part because he doesn't win these very often. He entered in a one run game and was as dominant as we've seen him. The Cubandolero K'd the side, throwing no fastball less than 99 MPH and yielding 7 swinging strikes in 15 pitches (with just one foul ball).
Very honorable mentions due to Homer Bailey (6.2 IP, 8 K, 0 BB, 2 ER, RBI double) and Chris Heisey (2-4, HR, 2 RBI). OK, give it to Homer.
- The Pirates won earlier tonight, so the Reds remain one game back.
- Chris Denorfia, Homer's teammate in Chattanooga and Lousville, had a good night and is having a good year (.304/.363/.440). At 32, with a year and a half left of control, he's a definite trade candidate.
- Chapman's K/9 skied to 16.3, still the highest in the majors and now the only above 16.0.
Next up: Series and first half finale, Cueto and Jason Marquis. 4:05 EDT at PetCo.
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|WP: Homer Bailey (7 - 6)
SV: Aroldis Chapman (10)
LP: Clayton Richard (6 - 9)