Tuesday night the Cincinnati Reds looked to avenge their loss on Monday to the Atlanta Braves. Cincinnati was coming off a
rough road trip and returning home seemed like just what the doctor ordered. Monday though didn’t go the way the club wanted, Arroyo was shaken early and the Braves left with a win.
Tonight started off much of the same way, Homer Bailey took the mound for the Reds and started off the game with a 41 pitch first inning, nearly half a game for some pitchers. Once Homer made it out of the first he settled down, sure he gave up 3 runs in the first then another in the fifth the Reds were still in the game.
The offense had a decent night against Kris Medlen the starter for the Braves, once he was pulled though the team was able to rough up the Braves bullpen. Eric O’Flaherty came in for the 8th inning, he left giving up 3 hits and one earner run. Entering the ninth inning the Reds trailed the Braves 4-3.
Cincinnati has a knack for the comeback win and Tuesday night proved that again. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth most of us had given up hope, a struggling offense didn’t seem to have a chance. But then Devin Mesoraco pinch hitting in the 9 hole blasts a solo home run with 2 outs to tie the game for the Reds and send GABP into hysteria.
Following Mesoraco’s blast Shin Soo Choo came to the plate, hitting in the leadoff position this season, Choo has been killing it at home. With everyone one on their feet at GABP and fans at home nervously tapping their foot. Choo blasted a homer hard into the cool Cincinnati night sending the Braves packing and the Reds and their fans home with a much needed win.
Choo has been an incredible trade for the Reds this season, I mean has anyone heard “I wish we hadn’t traded Stubbs” yeah didn’t think so.