May 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (19) celebrates hitting a home run with bench coach Chris Speier during the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Reds 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Arroyo's Gem, Votto's Bat leads Reds Rout over Phillies.

After losing a tough one in the first game of the series to the Phillies last night the Reds sure made up for it as Bronson Arroyo pitched another gem against the Phillies this year as he leads the Reds to a blowout 10-0 win on Saturday Afternoon in front of an National audience as it was  the FOX game of the week.

Bronson went 7 2/3 innings pitched allowed no runs, 2 walks and striking out six. Amazing stat line for Arroyo today is that he threw first pitch strikes 22 0f his 29 batters faced this afternoon very pitch efficient.

Joey Votto had a great day in the office as he was on base in all of his six appearances, while going 4 for 4  including hitting his 6th homerun of the year in the ninth inning and to think a month ago Reds fans were worry when he got off to a slow start my have things change as Votto is heating up at the right time.

Reds got the scoring going in the top of the second inning Todd Frazier and Donald Lutz hit back to back singles to start it up. Then step in  Catcher Ryan Hanagin on a 1-1 pitch he connected on it to left field for a three run homerun and a 3-0 lead at that point.

After that the Reds had baserunners in every inning but weren’t able to bring them home as the Phillies were still in the game many wonder with the history of the Reds in Citizen Bank Park anything is possible. But in the sixth they finally cashed in first Hanagin was hit by a pitch in the helmet area he advanced to second on Arroyo sacrifice. Zack Cozart with two outs hit a double down the right field line to make it 4-0.

Arroyo was dealing he only allowed one baserunner to reach second through the first seven innings. Coming into his start Arroyo had not fair well in his appearances in Philadelphia as he entered today with 9. 60 ERA in three starts in Citizens Bank Park well he sure lowered that with his start today.

Reds bats put the game out of reach in the eight inning as they were able to score 4 runs. With the bases loaded with one out Jay Bruce hit a sac fly to center. Frazier hit a two run single to center, and Lutz hit a rocked shot RBI double to make it 8-0. They added two more in the ninth as Votto belted a two run shot  to make it 10-0 .

With the win Reds are now  4- 1  in their 3 cities nine game road trip with the series finale against the Phillies tomorrow afternoon as they go for the series win. Homer Bailey will be on the mound for the Redlegs his last time out he pitched a complete game two runs allowed and 10 strikeouts in a win over the Marlins 6-2 on Tuesday. His last start against the Phillies was one of the best I seen Homer pitched on April 17 he went 8 innings allowed no runs, 2 hits and striking out 10. After the game tomorrow Reds will head to New York to take on the Mets on Monday and it will be Johnny Cueto first start since being placed on the disabled list a month ago.


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