Ten Reds’ notes heading into tonight’s game with Rockies:
1. Joey Votto’s walk-off homer on a 3-0 pitch to beat visiting Colorado 4-3 on Friday night was his first home run since April 16 and his first RBI since April 25.
2. Again showing he’s willing to try new things, manager Bryan Price hit Votto fourth in the order for the first time this season. Votto has hit second, third and fourth.
3. Johnny Cueto pitched eight inning, his fifth straight start of at least eight innings. The last Red to do that was Tom Browning in 1989.
4. Cueto has allowed just 30 hits in 63 innnings pitched.
5. After going 5-for-5 in save opportunities, Jonathan Broxton blew his first save of the season. Broxton allowed his first run of the year in nine appearances.
6. Reds relievers have now blown six saves in 12 opportunities.
7. Colorado lost 5-0 at Texas on Thursday, so Friday’s loss was the first back-to-back defeats for the Rockies since April 13-14.
8. Todd Frazier hit a 485-foot homer in the first inning, the sixth-longest in Great American Ball Park history.
9. The Reds did not activate reliever Aroldis Chapman from the disabled list last night.
10. Alfredo Simon pitches tonight for the Reds. Simon is 4-1 with a 1.99 ERA. In his last start, he allowed three runs in seven innings against Milwaukee on May 4.