Aaron Harang became the first Reds pitcher since Rick Mahler in 1989 to throw 10 innings, as he threw 10 against the first place Milwaukee Brewers in what was one of the better ballgames of the year that I’ve seen. Harang fanned 10 Brewers hitters in front of a crowd of 23,489.
The pivotal point of the ballgame occurred when David Weathers got out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the top of the 11th inning. Javier Valentin singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 12th.
Impressive on the Brewers squad, were the efforts of Ryan Braun and Chris Capuano. Braun had 3 hits including a line-shot homerun. I have to be honest, this kid might give Hunter Pence all he can handle for the National League Rookie of the Year honors. I might have to chance my stance a little bit on that, as I did not realize that Braun is raking everything in sight this season, and hitting 3rd on a first place ballclub.
Capuano went 8 innings, striking out 7 and allowing 7 hits and 1 earned run.