Reds lose 5-4 in 11 . . . and Hamilton plays
Another very tough loss for the Redlegs in the desert. All five of the Diamondbacks' runs scored with two outs. The Reds blew a fat chance in the 11th. Runners at first and second with no outs, and they didn't come close to scoring, thanks largely to Edwin Encarnacion's botched bunt attempts. Jerry Narron was particularly upset with Kyle Lohse's pitch selection on the two home runs Lohse allowed, both of which gave up leads.
But I think years from now it will be remember as the game Josh Hamilton got his first hit in. Naturally, it was a home run. Hamilton was great afterward as well:
“I took off my hat a couple of times and took a moment and looked around.”
“When you think about it, there’s no reason I should be here.”
“The fans were yelling, ‘Hamilton, you suck. I had to laugh. I thought: You have no ideal what I've been through.”
On the homer: “I hit off the end of the bat. I thought it was going to be a routine fly to right field. Then I saw the guy turn his back. It was pretty cool.”