The Reds took a while to shake off losing Griffey yet again but this team has strung together some impressive wins of late, 5 of their last 7 overall including 2 of 3 against the Cardinals.

The Reds have actually dropped 5 of 6 with Claussen who went out and beat the D-Backs in his last start a 5+ inning, 4 hit, 1 run performance.

The other Brandon in the equation tonight, Arizona’s Webb, also beat the Reds in that same series at Bank One. The trouble with Webb is not exactly him as much as it is his team. The Snakes are 8-19 with Webb including a 3-11 mark on the road where he is 1-7.

Arizona lost 2 of 3 at PNC and they are now 19-44 on the road. The D-Backs are also 8-33 against LHP.