Edinsion Volquez, one of the few bright spots for the Cincinnati Reds this season, won his 15th game this afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals. Volquez threw seven shutout innings only allowing three hits while striking out four. Edinsion lowered his ERA to an awesome 2.73 on the season. We were talking about Volquez hitting the wall a few starts ago, maybe he has crashed thru that wall and is now ready for the stretch drive. Is there any question who the ace of this staff is right now. I wish Aaron Harang all the luck in the world but this is now Edinsion's role to lose.
It was a total team effort on the offensive side as the Reds smashed 13 hits in route to the 7-3 win. Brandon Phillips hit his 20th home run of the season and had three hits for the game. The new guy, Chris Dickerson, had another big game going 3-5 to keep his young average above .400 for his first nine games in the bigs. Jay Bruce added two hits and the guy that doesn't know how to smile, Edwin Encarnacion, actually had three hits and one small hint of a smile after his third one.
Well it's on the road now as the Reds play their next three games in the worlds largest beer garden also know as Wrigley Field. I would love to see the Reds play spoiler on this road trip....I love to beat the Cubs so much!!!!!
Eric "The Red" Davis was interviewed today, again in uniform in the dugout at GAB. Eric said he was there to keep the guys in a positive frame of mind and just be there for whatever help is needed......what does this mean???
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