Mount a great comeback to almost win the game.
Reds 5, Astros 3
W: Marshall 3-3
L: Cordero 3-7
by Sphinx Drummond
The game started like any other game with the visiting team batting first. As with most games, last night was no difference, it started out as a pitching duel, and was a tightly contested game until the Reds were able to break it open big with a run in the third. With the Astros falling behind early it seemed a foregone conclusion that the Astros would suffer their ninth loss in a row. One could hardly expect this haphazardly assembled rag tag band of rascals, with questionable potential, to mount a come from behind victory.
Bud Norris pitched well, for a change, (he still has not won since May 21st) going seven innings and giving up one run while striking out seven before giving way to the irregulators. The Astros relief corps gave up another run in the 8th to dig the Astros’ hole even deeper, to a seemingly insurmountable depth.
Then in the bottom of the 8th the Astros bats came alive. They pounded the hell out of the Reds pitchers and proceeded to place three runs on the scoreboard next to all the zeros on the left of the Astros part of the board. The Astros were winning, it was 3 to 2 in favor of the good guys. It was amazing. That inning they made the Reds their little bitch. It was a great comeback and it was almost enough to win the game.