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Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the notables from the afternoon affair:
-Brandon Phillips continues to own
. After a three-RBI night yesterday, Phillips went 3-5, with a solo home run (8) and four total RBI (38). His numbers are picking up now, as he’s hitting .292/.338/.454 on the season. Cleveland
-Ryan Ludwick picked up three hits, including a two-run homer (9) for a total of 29 RBI.
-Joey Votto walked twice and blasted a three-run shot (12) in first inning, giving him 44 RBI on the year.
-Chris Heisey finished 2-4, with two runs scored. Zack Cozart collected three hits and a run.
-Kris Negron recorded his first major league hit. His two runs scored, were also the first two of his career, as he finished 1-3 on the day.
-After replacing Leake, Jose Arredondo (W 4-1, 2.17) needed just five pitches to get two outs and out of the jam in which he was placed in the top of the fifth. He was rewarded with the win.
-J.J. Hoover tossed a scoreless inning of relief, with a strikeout. It was the 11th strikeout of the game by Reds’ pitching, which meant everyone in attendance got free LaRosa’s Pizza and UDF ice cream. Free pizza and ice cream? That’s good any time.
-Sam LeCure pitched a perfect ninth to finish the game.
-The Reds had 17 total hits. Including Leake, every starter but Jay Bruce had at least one hit, though Bruce did get RBI number 40 with a bases-loaded walk in the fifth.
-Alfredo Simon came in to eat up some innings and gave up two earned runs in his two innings pitched.
-Leake threw 84 pitches in his 4.1 innings. He yielded the three runs on seven hits, including two homers, and two walks. His 2012 ERA now stands at 5.05.
-The Reds don’t get the play the Indians tomorrow. (They do go to
for a series starting Monday however.) Cleveland
-Heisey left the game in the fifth inning as a precaution, with what’s being called a mild left groin strain.
-Scott Rolen will go on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Friday and Saturday, with plans to rejoin the Reds on Monday.
-34,193 fans packed into
to watch the Reds sweep the Indians. That’s a lot of pizza and ice cream. Great American Ball Park
-The Reds will travel to the Big Apple tomorrow to face the Mets at 7:10pm. Bronson Arroyo (2-4, 3.79) will be opposed by Dillon Gee (4-4, 4.42.)