Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Video: Devin Mesoraco, Shin-Soo Choo smack back-to-back home runs to send Reds to walk-off win



In case you went to bed early Tuesday night, and neglected to watch the Reds-Braves game until the final out, you missed one heck of a finish at Great American Ball Park.

Cincinnati essentially snatched victory from the jaws of defeat after overcoming a deficit against arguably the best closer in baseball in Craig Kimbrel. The Reds trailed 4-3 entering the bottom half of the ninth inning and the prospects of a comeback against the likes of the hard-throwing Kimbrel looked bleak.

However, the Reds have a knack for the theatrics, and proceeded to send the crowd home happy by smacking back-to-back home runs to win the game.

It all began when Devin Mesoraco delivered a clutch, pinch hit solo home run to center field off a 3-2 pitch from Kimbrel with two outs. It marked the first of the season for the young backstop and tied the game at four a piece.

One batter later, Shin-Soo Choo picked a great time to deliver his team high seventh home run of 2013, a majestic drive that sailed over the left center field wall to give the Reds a dramatic, walk-off win. It marked the second career game-ending blast for the Korean native and his second of the game overall.

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