Reds 11, Cubs 9
My game MVP for this one is Bill Bray. The way he pitched the sixth and seventh turned the game around.
Josh Hamilton is 4-for-7 since coming off the DL. His two-run homer was the game-winner.
“I calmed myself down,” Hamilton said. “I over-swung on the first two strikes. I got in a good hitting position and reacted to it. It was up and away – probably would have been Ball 3 if I hadn't swung.”
And then there was Ryan Jorgensen. All he did was hit a two-run homer for his first big league hit. He fouled off two 3-2 pitch and then sent one out to left off starter Ted Lilly.
“It was like a fairy tale,” he said. “Something you see in a movie.”
Jorgensen was hitting .229 with two home runs in 236 at-bats in Triple-A. He jokingly text-messaged his buddies back in Kingwood, Texas, that he was going to go deep in his first at-bat.
“I've probably got 1,000 voicemails,” he said.
Adam Dunn on his tomahawk home run: "I was trying something new. That pitch would have probably hit a righty in the head."