This was one of the best wins of the year. Not just because Jay Bruce had one of his best games as a pro. The Reds are now just a 1 and 1/2 out of first place before the most important road trip since I was in high school; and they’re believing they can return from it in first place.
Bronson Arroyo threw yet another sparkling start at the opposition, throwing the complete game and earning his 7th win. He has more wins in baseball not named Roy Halladay or Zack Greinke. I have to say, the guy has surprised me. His teammates must really love him. They score him runs and play defense behind him.
Bruce hit two bombs to nearly the same spot in right field, and tripled to drive in Laynce Nix and put the game on ice in the 8th inning. To sweep the hated Astros with hated Hunter Pence, Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt, and all the other pain in the ass ballplayers on their roster; it’s just a great feeling.