Mat Latos pitched an amazing game, giving up only 6 hits in 8 innings, 4 runs (two earned) and striking out 6 and also getting an RBI single.
- Xavier Paul had a pinch hit triple to lead off the bottom of the 9th. About as an exciting of a hit that I've seen from the Reds in a few weeks.
- Mat Latos continues to be a great investment, throwing 114 pitches in 8 innings, but failing to get the win. His line actually looks worse than how he pitched, only two of the runs given up while Latos was on the mound were earned.
- The most under rated player in baseball Ryan Hanigan also had a great day, with a few amazing defensive plays and getting 2 RBI's on 2 hits, including driving in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th. He's now hitting .284
- Zack Cozart got it done today from the lead off position, getting two hits in four at bats.
- Jay Bruce also had two hits in 4 at bats, including an RBI and a run.
- Aroldis Chapman had a rare 8th inning appearance, having two stirkeouts and giving up a rare hit. His ERA is still an amazing 1.35.
- While Ryan Ludwick didn't have a hit, he did reach base with two walks today.
- Todd Frazier had a great heads up play late in the game to save a run after being pulled off the bag by an errant throw
- Wilson Valdez had an RBI, a hit and crossed the plate in a rare start at 3rd base.
- The Reds had an unusual horrible day defensively, with Valdez, Bruce and Cozart all having errors, two of which allowing runs to score.
- Drew Stubbs and Brandon Phillips both failed to produce. Neither reached base and both struck out once. Stubbs ended up leaving 3 men on.
- While Frazier had a great day on the diamond, he didn't at the plate. The NL Rookie of the Year candidate went 1 for 4 and left 3 men on.
- 41,615 showed up at Great American today to watch the Cubs lose.
- The weather was a perfect 79 degrees and partly cloudy. A slight wind didn't help many balls to leave the park.
- The Reds now have a commanding 7 game lead in the NL Central over the second place Pirates. The Cardinals are now 8 games back and now tie the Nationals for the most wins in baseball.
- The Reds now head to Citizens Bank park for a four game series against the Phillies, who are currently in fourth place in the National League East. The Reds then host the division rival St. Louis Cardinals for three games.
- Tomorrow's game kicks off at 7:05 PM EST. Mike Leake (5-7 4.29 ERA, 95 SO) takes on Phillies ace Roy Halladay (6-7 3.80 ERA, 92 SO)