The Reds and Giants got involved in a 17 inning marathon this evening. Both teams were held scoreless from innings 6-16. It was Buster Posey who struck again against the Reds, hitting a walk-off home run off Robert Stephenson at 3:44 AM EST in the bottom of the 17th.
Patrick Jeter got us started with the recap, but had to bow out after 15 innings. I dozed off a couple times during this titanic struggle, but was somehow able to see it cross the finish line.
|Cincinnati Reds (19-16)||2||11||0|
|San Francisco Giants (13-24)||3||12||0|
|W: Gearrin (1-1) L: Stephenson (0-2)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score | Game Thread|
Late night notes
Billy Hamilton appeared to be suffering some cramps late in this one. He toughed it out, but you could tell he was in some serious pain. It was so bad that the Reds, who were out of position players, had Bronson Arroyo getting a glove on about to go out to play in the outfield.
Despite giving up the game winner, Robert Stephenson pitched fairly well. Most importantly he didn’t allow a walk in 2.1 innings. Stephenson also got his first career hit.
The Reds had their chances. They had a runner in scoring position in the 14th, 16th, and 17th innings.
It was a weird game. Joey Votto came up to the plate 8 times and didn’t walk.
It’s a quick turnaround for the Reds. I have a feeling both teams will let several players have the day off.
Reds at Giants
Saturday, 4:05 PM
TV: FOX Sports Ohio
Lisalverto Bonilla (7.20 ERA) vs Matt Moore (6.52 ERA)