Update: Reds have put Jonathon Broxton on 15-day disabled list for a right elbow strain and recalled Pedro Villareal.
With St. Louis playing a three-game series at hapless Miami this weekend, it appeared doubtful that the Reds would pick up any ground on the National League Central Division-leading Cardinals. Oh, we were so wrong.
As Jay Bruce was golfing a Milwaukee Brewers’ pitch into the left-field seats for a walk-off homer and a Reds’ 4-3 win, St. Louis was losing 5-4 in Miami. Pitcher Jake Westbrook did make is return from the disabled list for St. Louis. Cincinnati is now 2.5 games behind the front-running Cards.
Some Reds notes:
- It was Bruce’s fifth career walk-off homer.
- Bronson Arroyo gave up a season-high 12 hits but gave the Reds a much-needed 7.2 innings after Dusty Baker used seven pitchers in the 14-inning loss at Chicago on Thursday.
- Reds again lost a lead in the 8th inning, this time when Martin Maldonado homered off Arroyo.
- Usually sure-handed, the Reds committed three errors.
- Big base-running play by Todd Frazier in the sixth as his steal of second base forced a Milwaukee error. Frazier then scored on Jack Hannahan’s sacrifice fly.
- Johnny Cueto’s bullpen session went well and he should start on Sunday.
- Reds have won four of their last five.
- Homer Bailey goes against Yovani Gallardo today at 4:10 p.m. at GABP.
- Enquirer’s John Fay answers twitter questions during games
- Reds upcoming schedule
- Reds’ bullpen has taken steep slide