Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo hit back-to-back home runs
with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Reds came back to beat the
Atlanta Braves, 5-4.
Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel, considered one of the best 9th
inning pitchers in baseball, struck out the first two batters in the 9th
before surrendering the consecutive home runs.
"Two outs in the 9th against Kimbrel, chances are
pretty good they're going to have a win," said Mesoraco after his first career
pinch hit home run. "But, I wanted to see a pitch or two to gauge his
speed and I got his speed down and put a good swing on his fastest pitch
away. That's what Dusty always tells us to look for with two strikes."
Choo's second career game-ending home run gives him the club
lead with 7 round trippers this season.
"Not many times in my career have I hit the ball like that,
especially opposite field," Choo said. "I think (it's) a big game for
Kimbrel allowed only three home runs all of last season.
The Reds have four of the past five games and go for a
series win Wednesday afternoon against the Braves.