Jay Bruce hit a pair of two-run homers off Jake Peavy to lead the Reds to a 7-5 win over the Giants on Monday.
One last hurrah for Bruce in a Reds uniform? It was his third two-homer game of the season, the others coming on April 7 and May 18. He's tied with teammate Adam Duvall for fifth place in the NL with 23 homers.
Raisel Iglesias pitched two perfect innings out of the pen for his fourth hold Monday against the Giants.
Iglesias has been the Reds' best reliever since coming off the disabled list, but the team has continued to use him as a multi-inning guy, suggesting that he won't soon be a threat for saves. He's allowed just one run in 20 1/3 innings over his 10 appearances as a reliever.
Jake Peavy gave up three homers and six runs over five-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Reds.
Peavy had a great run in late May and June, but he's given up 20 runs -- 17 earned -- over 25 1/3 innings in his last five starts. His rotation spot could again come into jeopardy if he's not better next time out.
Eugenio Suarez had a two-run homer and a double Monday against the Giants.
It's disappointing that Suarez's OBP has been hanging right around .300 for much of the year, but he's up to 17 homers now. It's too bad those homers have come with just seven doubles and a 100/27 K/BB ratio in 345 at-bats.
Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer as the Giants' No. 6 hitter on Monday.
Manager Bruce Bochy has been shifting hot and cold hands up and down his lineup all year long, and Belt was dropped tonight as a result of his poor July. He won't stay in the sixth spot for long if he's over his slump.