The Reds (1-1) beat the Diamondbacks (1-1) in the game with the most thrilling ending last night (and the only one with a Red Hot Mama game thread). Edwin Encarnacion hit a walkoff home run in the 9th with the Reds down by 2 and 2 aboard.
The game gave Dusty Baker his first victory as a Reds manager. Unfortunately, I’m not too optimistic that there’ll be many more of those, especially since Baker had Edwin BUNTING with no outs.
The best part might have been Jeff Brantly on the telecast ranting against Encarnacion, saying he wasn’t clutch and since he couldn’t bunt, he should have been pinch-hit for. He was interrupted by Encarnacion’s STFU.
The deciding game of the series plays this afternoon, weather willing. Johnny Cueto goes for the Reds, with Doug Davis going for the Diamondbacks.