Reds save themselves from a Cardinal sweep
The Reds followed the signing of first round pick Yonder Alonso last night around midnight with a nicely played ballgame over a quality opponent. Edison Volquez threw seven shutout innings striking out 4 to win his 15th ballgame of the season. The win snapped an 8 game home losing streak and was the first win at Great American Ball Park history without Adam Dunn being a member of the Cincinnati Reds.
The 7-3 victory was highlighted by multi-hit games from Jay Bruce, Chris Dickerson, Brandon Phillips, and Edwin Encarnacion. The big blow was a three run homer from Phillips bat in the bottom of the 7th inning.
A nice quality win and a good follow up to Gigantosaur Pujols going nuts last night and homering the Cardinals to a schlacking that might just spell the end of Aaron Harang.