Javier Valentin continued his total world domination over Greg Maddux yesterday, collecting a home run off him en route to the Reds win of the game and the series.
Javy wasn’t the only hero, though. RHM and I were in the Victory Field stands in Indianapolis when I noticed the Reds had scored a bunch of runs, 4 to be exact. I pointed it out and said, “Who do you think is responsible for that?” “Dunner.” Right she was. Adam Dunn had a grand slam in 7th inning to provide the margin of victory.
Bronson Arroyo pitched well, allowing 3 runs in 7 innings with 7 strikeouts. And Francisco Cordero didn’t suck. Very much. He actually converted a save opportunity. Granted he need only one out with a 4 run lead and walked the first batter he faced, but he eventually got the out.
With the series over, I guess we’ve determined that the Reds are better than the Padres. Barely. Good to know where they stand.