The Cincinnati Reds season may have taken a turn for the worse last night after a heartbreaking 16 inning loss to the Cardinals. The Reds had their chances to gain the advantage and walk off the Cards inching themselves closer to home field in the play in game and even possibly catch the Pirates for the division.
Believe it or not, I will not blame Dusty Baker for this one. The inability to execute a bunt in the 15th inning with Shin Soo Choo racing toward the plate doomed Cincy and may go down as the moment that momentum changed in the NL central.
The Reds had BIG MO on their side. After two good games against a team that has had their number recently, a late inning walk off would have sent a charge into this team and city that would have started a great run in overtaking the Cardinals and maybe even the Pirates.
I know the season isn’t over and the Reds are a virtual lock for the playoffs. But let’s face facts. No one wants to see this team go on the road to EITHER Pittsburgh or Saint Louis for a one game playoff. That would not turn out well, at all.