Bottom 2: Jay Bruce struck out swinging against Jon Niese
Bottom 4: Bruce struck out swinging against Niese
Bottom 5: Bruce grounded out to first against Niese
Bottom 7: Bruce struck out swinging against Ryota Igarashi
Bottom 9: Bruce struck out swinging against Tim Byrdak
Final Line: 0-for-5, 4 K
Notes: Bruce’s golden sombrero against the Mets on Tuesday night was his second of the season. On a night where the Reds pounded out 12 hits and six runs, Bruce was one of two starters not to record a hit. After Bruce hit a walk-off home run off Byrdak to clinch the N.L. Central last season, the left-handed reliever definitely got his revenge, as he fanned Bruce to end the game.
Total 2011 Sombreros: 76