Final: Reds 4 Cards 0
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 9: Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds slides safely past Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals to score during the fifth inning at Busch Stadium on April 9, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
*Reds salvaged final game of series, move to 3-6
*It was the Mike and Billy show:
Mike Leake 8 IN, 0 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K.....2nd good outing row
Billy Hamilton: 3 for 4, BB, 3B, bunt hit, 2 SB, 2 R, scored on a shallow fly ball to RF. "It may have been one of the shortest sac flies in the history of the game,"-The Cowboy, 700 WLW.
*Hamilton 1B in 5th, stole 2nd, tagged on BP fly out and went to 3rd, tagged on Bruce's shallow pop-fly and scored.
*Hamilton has been on base 7 of his last 16 plate appearances...he brought MAJOR energy to this team today...
You won't believe this video: Billy's dash to home!
Video: Billy Hamilton's highlight reel
Hal McCoy on Hamilton's day: Hamilton put on a performance seldom seen on a major league baseball field — probably not ever by fleet-footed players like Rickey Henderson, Deion Sanders, Vince Coleman, Lou Brock, Joe Morgan and, yes, even Ty Cobb.
Watch this BP play! Video HERE
*Mesoraco: 2 for 4, HR, 2 RBI...how about the production from the catchers?
*Mez/Pena: 10 for 25 (.400), 4 doubles, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 4 BB.
*Heisey: 2 for 4
*Santiago started for Cozart and added a hit
*Phillips 2 hits, RBI
*Votto-Bruce-Frazier: 0 for 11, RBI, 2 BB
*1-2 hitters: 5 for 9
*3-4-5 hitters: 0 for 11
*6-7-8 hitters: 5 for 12
*Parra finished with perfect 9th
*1st inning frustration: Hamilton tripled, BP K, Votto K, Bruce GO...no run
*3rd inning frustration: Hamilton walk, BP 1B, Votto FO
*Reds 1 for 11 w/RISP, 9 LOB
*3rd shutout this season between Reds/Cards
*Game time: 2:19
Yadier Molina on Billy Hamilton: “He's dangerous. Every time you see a guy like him, with that speed, he can change the game."— Bernie Miklasz (@miklasz) April 9, 2014