IN A RED LETTER GAME UNDER THE LIGHTS, THE CARDS SQUEEZE BY THE BIG RED MACHINE AT CHRISTIE PITS
Game Post composed with file from Manuel Fernandes and John Rowe
Under serene summer evening skies at Christie Pits Diamond 2, the Cardinals edged the Reds 8-7 in a nailbiting 2 ½ inning Mosquito Division battle.
Here are the highlights:
They batted three times we went up twice
- Cardinals catcher Charles (8) caught three solid innings for the Red Birds.
- Cardinals pitchers Francis (13), Zenon (10) and Jonathan (4) combined to throw an inning each. In the third inning, Jonathan sealed the deal on the victory with two ground outs and a strikeout to keep the Reds off the scoreboard.
- Cardinals second baseman Francis made a nice play when he vacuumed up a grounder and tossed to first to complete a 4-3 putout.
- Cards third baseman Thomas (14) made an alert defensive play when he took a grounder and tagged a Reds player running to third for an out.
- Jaleela of the Reds started the game with a defensive bang by catching a pop up to third to retire the first Cardinals batter.
- Brandon of the Reds made his return known with a solid double to left field to drive in two runs.
- Henry of the Reds had a powering RBI hit. Henry also had a solid defensive game at second and shortstop.