|Ludwick's two-RBI single tied it in the ninth.|
Here's the good, the bad, and the notables from the extra-innings affair:
-Ryan Ludwick kept the Reds alive with two-run game-tying single in the top of the ninth, for his only hit of the game. He finished 1-4 with the two RBI and a strikeout.
-Jay Bruce raised his average to .308, going 1-3 with a double and an intentional walk in the ninth.
-Scott Rolen, Devin Mesoraco, Wilson Valdez each had a double.
-Sam LeCure threw two perfect innings of relief, with a strikeout. Jose Arredondo also threw two scoreless innings to get the Reds to the 10th, inducing a bases-loaded 1-2-3 double play to end the ninth.
-Zack Cozart's hitting streak ended at six games with an 0-5 day where he struck out three times.
-After two hits from the leadoff spot yesterday, Drew Stubbs also went 0-5 with three Ks.
-Joey Votto struck out twice in an 0-3 day, though he did walk once and score a run.
-Not-so-fan favorite Alfredo Simon (0-1) hit the first batter of the 10th, Ryan Zimmerman, who eventually came around to third and scored the winning run on the Simon wild pitch.
-As a team the Reds were 1-10 with runners in scoring position, and struck out 12 times.
-The Reds' first road game and Nationals' home opener drew 40,907 fans to Nationals Park.
-Dusty Baker hinted that Brandon Phillips, who is nursing his hamstring, may play Saturday or Sunday when the weather gets warmer.
-The Reds and Nationals will continue the four game series tomorrow in the nation's capital as Bronson Arroyo (0-0, 5.68) will face Jordan Zimmerman (0-1, 1.29) with first pitch at 7:05pm EST.