Drew Stubbs, ninth inning hero machine.
Talk about a game full of ups and downs. The Reds were on a
night-long trip on the Coco Coaster, but in the end they wound up on the right
side of things by taking a 5-3 win over the Astros. For all the particulars,
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Two three-run ninth innings in the span of 24 hours helped
the Reds walk away with a series sweep. On a night as crazy as this, both the
good and bad lists ended up quite lengthy. Considering what’s most important –
a ‘W’ – let’s start with the best stuff first, shall we?
-The top of the ninth. For the second straight night, Reds
fans got their payback for all of the nervous rides on the Coco Coaster over
the years. And, for the second straight night, one Drew Stubbs played hero.
-Stubbs’ two out rocket off the fence plated two runs and pulled
the Reds off the mat and erased a late 3-2 deficit.
-The Stubbs heroics wouldn’t have been possi...