Scotty Rolen hit the 300th home run of his career. Notice that 74 of those puppies came in old Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. That home run gave the Reds a 2-0 lead in which they would add on to and not relinquish.
Cueto throwing like a Soto
The last two starts, Johnny Cueto has been an absolute stud. Last night, he didn’t strike out one batter; but rather allowed the best defensive team in the National League to make plus play after plus play behind him while only walking two. He worked through some early wildness to earn his 8th victory of the season.
A lot of above average plays last night for the Reds and Phillies both. Jimmy Rollins took a base knock away from Jay Bruce (who else) on a ground ball hit up the middle. Orlando Cabrera made an unbelievable play. Jay Bruce made a few nice running catches. Drew Stubbs threw a guy out at 2nd base.
The Amazing Utley, not so
Chase Utley is usually very sure-handed. However, last evening it was his error on a Johnny Cueto ground ball that allowed the Reds to break the game wide open. Utley also left the game with an injury in the 9th inning.
Cardinals keep pace
Last night the Reds were looking sure to move 1 and 1/2 games up on the damn Cardinals, but the Diamondbacks did us no favors this time by pissing away a 5-3 lead in the 9th inning in a little league fashion, and losing 6-5.