Sorry for the late recap. Ã‚Â I was doing family things, and Chad’s on his way back from the game. Ã‚Â
St. Louis 8
Cincinnati 7 (10 innings)
WP: Franklin (1-0)
LP: Cordero (0-1)
S: Chris Perez (1)
–Votto is back! Ã‚Â Joey returned with a monster PH homer in the 7th.
— Owings! Ã‚Â Our 5th starter is our best pinch hitter. Ã‚Â After an awkward-looking, but very tenacious plate appearance, Owings hit a game-tying HR with 2 out in the bottom of the ninth. Ã‚Â He even took a curtain call.
— Adam Rosales hit his first career HR.
— Seven runs is always a good thing. Ã‚Â So are five HRs.
— Phillips reached base 3 times.
— They lost.
— Francisco Cordero simply cannot pitch in a non-save situation. Ã‚Â Jeff Brantley says this all the time, but it makes no senseÃ‚Â that a guy can’t pitch when the game is tied. Ã‚Â He started off the 10th by walking the #8 hitter, was given an out when the Cards couldn’t get a bunt down, then gave up a monster double – and the winning run – to Colby Rasmus.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
— Chad continues to find the strangest Reds fans: