- Wednesday was the second time in Hamels' last two starts that his team was threatened with a no-hitter. On May 29, Chad Bettis of the Rockies didn't give up a hit until Asche singled with one out in the eighth inning. The Phillies have only scored more than three runs in four of Hamels' 12 starts this year.
- Jake Diekman continued his 2015 struggles by allowing two runs in two-thirds of an inning after coming in, in the top of the ninth. The two runs, which came courtesy of a Votto home run, extended the Reds' lead to 4-0, setting the stage for extra innings. Diekman has now allowed 16 earned runs in 20 innings this season.
- Hamels has pitched seven or more innings and allowed two or fewer earned runs in a career-best six consecutive starts. It is the longest streak by a Phillies pitcher since Cliff Lee did it in nine consecutive starts from Aug. 4 - Sept. 20, 2011.
- Hamels warmed up in the top of the eighth inning before Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg removed him from the game. Injured? Traded? Nah, Sandberg said they simply wanted Ken Giles to get a few more warm-up pitches.
- "What I've seen from Maikel is the better the pitcher, the better the stuff is, the better he is at hitting. He's unbelievable. It's unbelievable the skill he's got. He's got a quick bat. And the ability to drive high velocity fastballs is not something you see from a young player. That's a tough skill to have." -- Asche, on Franco's batting style.
- Harang is fifth in the National League in ERA with a mark of 2.02 through 11 starts. Harang has only allowed four runs in 35 innings at Citizens Bank Park this season.
- Jeff Francoeur started Wednesday's game in right field for the Phillies for the struggling Ben Revere who was 2-for-25 dating back to May 26. Francoeur has a slightly better track record versus the Reds than Revere, with Francouer's career slash line versus Cincinnati being .272/.310/.428 and Revere's being .282/.290/.308.
- After Marlon Byrd's injury Tuesday, Reds manager Bryan Price indicated that he will be deploying a platoon of Brennan Boesch, Kristopher Negron and Skip Schumaker in left field. Of the three, only Schumaker has ever faced Harang and it was with moderate success. He is 10-for-38 lifetime versus Harang with three doubles, one home run and three RBIs.