The Cincinnati Reds lose their third straight game, and this one is hard one to take. In the bottom of the ninth, New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis pinch-hitting, hit a walk off grand slam off of JJ Hoover with no outs to give them their second straight win over the Reds 6-3 and the series.
Here’s the reaction from a very disappointed and dismantle Reds’ clubhouse
after this latest heartbreaking defeat.
“It’s not going to be an easy night to get a good night’s sleep, that’s for sure,” Price said. “J.J. has been a reliable performer for us. He will continue to be. It was just one of those days.”
When asked if there were any thoughts of giving LeCure a two-inning save chance, Price replied without hesitation.
“Nope,” Price said.
“That leadoff walk, I didn’t give myself any chance, really,” Hoover said. “Then the game got a little quick. I tried to slow it down. I got outside of my strengths. I didn’t really give myself a shot walking the guys.”.
“At least we’ve got one out and a runner at first. It doesn’t mean that we win the game, but it certainly would have helped us,” Price said. “They’re trying to do everything that they can. I would have been upset if the shoe was on the other foot.”
The less risky play for Votto would have been going to first base for the sure out.
“He bunted hard. Typically, when a hitter bunts the ball hard to me, I’m thinking about throwing to second,” Votto said. “It’s a no-hesitation play. I made the decision to throw to second, and I was wrong.”
“He put a good swing on that,” Hoover said of Davis. “That doesn’t really happen too often to my curveball.”
“It’s certainly a silver lining in a tough loss the way Johnny has thrown the ball,” Price said. “He has done a terrific job.”
“Things just didn’t work. Nothing worked,” Price said. “We had scratched to take the lead there, and Brandon had the big home run. We just weren’t able to close it out.”.
“Any time you get left on the field, it’s never ideal,” Votto said.