Seven home runs, as on Tuesday, makes for a lotta hootin’ and hollerin’ but as someone said, it might not set up the best performances to follow. It’s a theory anyway. The Reds and Rockies finish their 4-game series tonight, with the numbers from the Reds’ starter Alfredo Simon giving some encouragement: 1-5, 9.60. Eddie Butler has another chance to be good. He won’t be Bumgarner, who struck out 11 and hit a bomb today, or Greinke, who is heating up and also fanned 11. Beware the rivals in the western division (or do I only wish we had rivals? You have to be good to have rivals. Right?) You had to figure the Diamondbacks would wake up to some degree. The Rockies could really use this one before heading to Southern California for six games.