Brandon Phillips adds to the lead, stepping up since the loss of Votto
The Cincinnati Reds have continued to stay hot since the All-Star Break. Behind a strong performance by Bronson Arroyo and big hits my Ludwick and Phillips, the first place team won for the 6th time out of 9 games and with a win tomorrow would sweep both the St. Louis Cardinals and The Brewers. Preseason predictions had both of them competing for the NL Central Crown but right now it is a race between the Reds and the surprising Pittsburgh Pirates. Here is a brief recap of tonight's game with the usual Good, Bad, and Notables.
-Bronson Arroyo pitched 6 innings allowing only 2 runs while picking up the win.
- The 4 man combo of Arredondo, Marshall, LeCure, and Ondrusek came in for relief and pitched 3 scoreless innings allowing absolutely no room for a possible comeback.
- Ryan Ludwick hit a first inning homer to set pace for the home team. He had 2 hits and 2 RBI
-Brandon Phillips stayed hot wit...