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dabvu2498
06-23-2006, 02:54 PM
I was just reading a thread at Sons of Sam Horn about a book that ranks the 50 greatest games in Red Sox history, so I sat down and made a list of the 10 greatest games of my lifetime (since October 5, 1975).

Here's what I came up with, in no particular order:
* Jr's 500th HR
* Tom Browning's perfect game
* Game 2, 1990 World Series
* Game 6, 1990 NLCS
* September 11, 1985 -- Rose's 4192 hit
* Pete's return to Cincy after deal with Montreal
* Game 6, 1975 World Series
* Game 7, 1975 World Series
* Reds win last game of regular season in Milwaukee to get into WC playoff game
* Johnny Bench hits a HR on Johnny Bench night

Additions? Subtractions? Thoughts?

dfs
06-23-2006, 03:00 PM
Game 5 of the 1972 National League playoffs.

Bottom of the 9th down by 1. JB cranks one out against Dave Giusti. Two outs later George Foster scrores on a wild pitch from Bob Moose.

Game cemented me as a lifelong fan.

Sorry about that. Didn't see your date cutoff!

Reds Fanatic
06-23-2006, 03:27 PM
In that date range I would also add Tom Seaver's no hitter June 16, 1978.

Heath
06-23-2006, 03:35 PM
Frank Pastore shutting down the Atlanta Braves in 1979 to win the 7th Western Division Crown in the 1970's.

Ron Robinson's almost perfect game.

Game 4 of the 1990 World Series was pretty cool.

Ron Gant's extra innings home run against Atlanta in 1995.

Barry Larkin on the day he became the first 30/30 shortstop in the Major Leagues.

Those are pretty good ones, but obscure.

I'd have to eliminate the 1999 Win against Milwaukee. That was the only game the Reds won of a three game set. All they had to do was take 2 out of 3 from the Brewers and off to Atlanta they would have went.

Sean_CaseyRules
06-23-2006, 03:40 PM
Two years ago when Barry came off the DL and pinch hit, he hit the GW HR, and I know its not a monumental win or anything, but ill always remember that game because it was the first time i got excited, REALLY excited about a game.

redsmetz
06-23-2006, 03:41 PM
You have to have Johnny Vander Meers' back to back no-hitters in there, voted the biggest accomplishment in baseball history. I would also suggest that Ewel Blackwell's almost double no-hitters about ten years later in those two. Likewise, I think Maloney had several no-no's including, IIRC, a ten inning job.

dabvu2498
06-23-2006, 03:42 PM
Sorry about that. Didn't see your date cutoff!
That's ok... I was looking for games beyond those dates. (If they exist. ;) )

RedsBaron
06-23-2006, 03:42 PM
Within that time range I offer the following:
Game 3 of the 1975 NLCS: The Prates John Candelaria fans 14 Reds, but a two run HR by Pete Rose ties the game in the 8th, and the Reds go on to win the game, and the NL pennant, in extra innings, 5-3.
Game 2 of the 1975 World Series: The Reds are one out away from being down 0 games to 2 in the World Series to the Red Sox before Dave Concepcion singles in Johnny Bench to tie the game. Concepcion then steals second base and scores on a double by Ken Griffey as the Reds win 3-2, with Rawly Eastwick getting the save, in the process getting Bernie Carbo out-Carbo would do better against Eastwick in game 6.
Game 3 of the 1976 NLCS: Down 6-4 to the Phillies, the Reds rally in the ninth on back-to-back HRs by George Foster and Johnny Bench to tie the game 6-6. The Reds then load the bases before an infield single by Ken Griffey, which former Red Bobby Tolan mishandled, plates Dave Concepcion with the winning run, sending the Reds back to the World Series.
Game 2 of the 1976 World Series: Tony Perez breaks a 3-3 tie in the ninth with a RBI single to beat the Yankees 4-3.
Game 4 of the 1976 World Series: Johnny Bench hits two HRs, including one in the ninth, as the Reds win 7-2 to complete a sweep of the Yankees.

RedsBaron
06-23-2006, 03:47 PM
If you ignore the time limitation, game 7 of the 1940 World Series should be included. Paul Derringer pitched the Reds to a World Championship over the Tigers, 2-1.

Heath
06-23-2006, 03:48 PM
That's ok... I was looking for games beyond those dates. (If they exist. ;) )


glad you added the smilie, you might have gotten really reamed :D

RedsBaron
06-23-2006, 03:52 PM
The game of 6/14/70 (1870) should be mentioned, as the Reds lost 8-7 to end a streak of 130 games without a loss. It may not have been agreat game, but it was significant.

Blimpie
06-23-2006, 04:10 PM
Does anybody remember a rainout-scheduled double header versus the Rockies (IIRC) one of the last remaining years of Cinergy field?

I had tickets to the game(s) and remember that the Reds won the first game, but were getting pummelled pretty good late in the second game. In either the 7th or 8th inning, the Reds sent like 11 batters to the plate and came all the way back to sweep the double header. I believe that Hal Morris had a monster day at the plate.

Edited: Oops! So much for thinking the game was played in one of the final years at Cinergy. I just found the box score and it was nearly 10 years ago. Man, it seems like it was just yesterday....


Game Played on Saturday, August 17, 1996 (N) at Riverfront Stadium
COL N 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 5 13 1
CIN N 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 x - 9 14 0
BATTINGColorado Rockies AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Young 2b 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 4
Bates ss 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 2
Weiss ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burks cf 5 2 3 1 0 1 1 0
Walker rf 5 1 1 2 0 2 2 0
Bichette lf 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
Galarraga 1b 5 0 2 0 0 1 12 1
Castilla 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
J. Reed c 3 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Freeman p 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Leskanic p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Vander Wal ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Munoz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Reed p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burke p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 37 5 13 5 4 7 24 12
FIELDING -
DP: 1. Castilla-Young-Galarraga-Castilla-Bates.
E: Castilla (15).
BATTING -
2B: Young (19,off Service); J. Reed (15,off Shaw).
HR: Walker (16,3rd inning off Carrara 1 on 1 out); Bichette (23,3rd inning
off Carrara 0 on 1 out); Burks (34,9th inning off Smith 0 on 0 out).
SH: Young (2,off Carrara).
IBB: Vander Wal (2,by Shaw).
Team LOB: 10.
BASERUNNING -
CS: Bichette (10,2nd base by Service/Taubensee).
Cincinnati Reds AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Howard lf 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Greene 3b 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 2
Smith p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Morris 1b 5 2 4 1 0 0 8 0
Davis cf 5 1 2 0 0 2 2 0
Taubensee c 4 1 3 2 0 0 8 1
Sanders rf 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
Boone 2b 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 1
Branson ss,3b 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 4
Carrara p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Harris ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Service p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Owens ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shaw p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Larkin ph,ss 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
Totals 37 9 14 8 3 6 27 8
FIELDING -
PB: Taubensee (2).
BATTING -
2B: Morris 3 (26,off Freeman,off Munoz,off Burke); Taubensee (17,off Freeman).
HR: Taubensee (8,8th inning off S. Reed 1 on 1 out); Sanders (14,8th inning
off S. Reed 0 on 1 out); Branson (7,8th inning off S. Reed 1 on 1 out);
Larkin (22,8th inning off Burke 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 7.
PITCHINGColorado Rockies IP H R ER BB SO HR
Freeman 5 7 2 2 2 3 0
Leskanic 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Munoz 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
S. Reed L(3-3) 0.1 4 4 4 0 1 3
Burke 0.2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Totals 8 14 9 9 3 6 4
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO HR
Carrara 5 8 3 3 2 4 2
Service 2 2 0 0 1 2 0
Shaw W(5-4) 1 2 1 1 1 0 0
Smith 1 1 1 1 0 1 1
Totals 9 13 5 5 4 7 3
Freeman faced 2 batters in the 6th inning
Munoz faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
WP: Freeman (13).
IBB: Shaw (10,Vander Wal).
Umpires: Wally Bell, Paul Nauert, Jerry Crawford, Jeff Kellogg
Time of Game: 3:05 Attendance: 34225

crazybob60
06-23-2006, 04:20 PM
I notice that most of these have been games that the Reds have won but what about some games that they have lost that have been significant or great in their own right.

Such as the 1999 Wild Card game against the Mets where the atmosphere was just electric but we got shut down by Al Leiter but if I remember correctly were still in the game fairly late, I would call that one a great one.

Also, I can't remember if we won or lost the game, but I think we ended up winning the game against the Diamondbacks either 1-0 or like 2-1 when Randy Johnson was pitching and he fanned like 19 or 20 Reds. I might be off a little on the numbers there, maybe someone can help me out on that one.

There are several others, I just have to think of them.

redsmetz
06-23-2006, 04:23 PM
Quote:
Sorry about that. Didn't see your date cutoff!

That's ok... I was looking for games beyond those dates. (If they exist. )

Sorry, I didn't see that caveat either.

griffeyfreak4
06-23-2006, 04:27 PM
What about Griffey's debut back from the DL this year? That game was amazing!

RedsBaron
06-23-2006, 04:29 PM
Does anyone remember the game against the Dodgers in 1973 when Hal King hit a HR to start the Reds on a run that brought them from 10 1/2 games behind LA to win the NL West by 3 1/2 games?

edabbs44
06-23-2006, 04:29 PM
I notice that most of these have been games that the Reds have won but what about some games that they have lost that have been significant or great in their own right.

Such as the 1999 Wild Card game against the Mets where the atmosphere was just electric but we got shut down by Al Leiter but if I remember correctly were still in the game fairly late, I would call that one a great one.

Also, I can't remember if we won or lost the game, but I think we ended up winning the game against the Diamondbacks either 1-0 or like 2-1 when Randy Johnson was pitching and he fanned like 19 or 20 Reds. I might be off a little on the numbers there, maybe someone can help me out on that one.

There are several others, I just have to think of them.
Is that DBack game when Dmitri took Randy yard?

crazybob60
06-23-2006, 04:31 PM
Does anybody remember a rainout-scheduled double header versus the Rockies (IIRC) one of the last remaining years of Cinergy field?

I had tickets to the game(s) and remember that the Reds won the first game, but were getting pummelled pretty good late in the second game. In either the 7th or 8th inning, the Reds sent like 11 batters to the plate and came all the way back to sweep the double header. I believe that Hal Morris had a monster day at the plate.

Edited: Oops! So much for thinking the game was played in one of the final years at Cinergy. I just found the box score and it was nearly 10 years ago. Man, it seems like it was just yesterday....


Game Played on Saturday, August 17, 1996 (N) at Riverfront Stadium
COL N 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 5 13 1
CIN N 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 x - 9 14 0
BATTINGColorado Rockies AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Young 2b 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 4
Bates ss 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 2
Weiss ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burks cf 5 2 3 1 0 1 1 0
Walker rf 5 1 1 2 0 2 2 0
Bichette lf 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
Galarraga 1b 5 0 2 0 0 1 12 1
Castilla 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
J. Reed c 3 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Freeman p 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Leskanic p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Vander Wal ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Munoz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Reed p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burke p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 37 5 13 5 4 7 24 12
FIELDING -
DP: 1. Castilla-Young-Galarraga-Castilla-Bates.
E: Castilla (15).
BATTING -
2B: Young (19,off Service); J. Reed (15,off Shaw).
HR: Walker (16,3rd inning off Carrara 1 on 1 out); Bichette (23,3rd inning
off Carrara 0 on 1 out); Burks (34,9th inning off Smith 0 on 0 out).
SH: Young (2,off Carrara).
IBB: Vander Wal (2,by Shaw).
Team LOB: 10.
BASERUNNING -
CS: Bichette (10,2nd base by Service/Taubensee).
Cincinnati Reds AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Howard lf 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Greene 3b 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 2
Smith p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Morris 1b 5 2 4 1 0 0 8 0
Davis cf 5 1 2 0 0 2 2 0
Taubensee c 4 1 3 2 0 0 8 1
Sanders rf 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
Boone 2b 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 1
Branson ss,3b 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 4
Carrara p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Harris ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Service p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Owens ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shaw p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Larkin ph,ss 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
Totals 37 9 14 8 3 6 27 8
FIELDING -
PB: Taubensee (2).
BATTING -
2B: Morris 3 (26,off Freeman,off Munoz,off Burke); Taubensee (17,off Freeman).
HR: Taubensee (8,8th inning off S. Reed 1 on 1 out); Sanders (14,8th inning
off S. Reed 0 on 1 out); Branson (7,8th inning off S. Reed 1 on 1 out);
Larkin (22,8th inning off Burke 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 7.
PITCHINGColorado Rockies IP H R ER BB SO HR
Freeman 5 7 2 2 2 3 0
Leskanic 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Munoz 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
S. Reed L(3-3) 0.1 4 4 4 0 1 3
Burke 0.2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Totals 8 14 9 9 3 6 4
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO HR
Carrara 5 8 3 3 2 4 2
Service 2 2 0 0 1 2 0
Shaw W(5-4) 1 2 1 1 1 0 0
Smith 1 1 1 1 0 1 1
Totals 9 13 5 5 4 7 3
Freeman faced 2 batters in the 6th inning
Munoz faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
WP: Freeman (13).
IBB: Shaw (10,Vander Wal).
Umpires: Wally Bell, Paul Nauert, Jerry Crawford, Jeff Kellogg
Time of Game: 3:05 Attendance: 34225


Geez....how many former (or future in that case) Reds are on that Rockies roster that year????

redsmetz
06-23-2006, 04:32 PM
If you ignore the time limitation, game 7 of the 1940 World Series should be included. Paul Derringer pitched the Reds to a World Championship over the Tigers, 2-1.

The Skyline Chili in St. Bernard has a picture from that series that is either Game 6 or 7 - I figured it out one time. Whichever game featured the sacrifice fly that set up the winning run (I'm thinking it's Game six).

flyer85
06-23-2006, 04:32 PM
Brownings perfect game ... cause I was there.

ED hitting for the cycle was exciting in person ... and so was a Dunn walkoff HR against Montreal(June 2004) in front of a sellout crowd.

westofyou
06-23-2006, 04:34 PM
Most important?

05-24-1935

First night game, chances are without night baseball the Reds wallow for the late 30's, maybe move or at best become the Phillies.

Reds Fanatic
06-23-2006, 04:36 PM
As far as walkoff homers go opening day last year the comeback ending with the Randa homer was great.

I also remember the game last summer where the Reds hit 6 homers against TB ending with walk off home run from Pena, his 2nd of the game. Not one of the greatest of all time but I was there and it was a very exciting game.

billy117
06-23-2006, 04:40 PM
The game of 6/14/70 (1870) should be mentioned, as the Reds lost 8-7 to end a streak of 130 games without a loss. It may not have been agreat game, but it was significant.

AHH! you beat me to it.....I remember that game, Pres. Grant threw out the first pitch, some boo'd him too. I borrowed my Dad's horse to ride over to the game, I remember it most because Shadow (the horse) broke his leg on the way home and I had to telegram my Dad to pick me up, he wasn't very happy because it was after 8 pm. Memories, memories.

TOBTTReds
06-23-2006, 04:43 PM
I take off the 500 HR game for Griffey. His legacy is as a Mariner where he got the majority of his HR's and where he was the best player at the time, period. He only got to 500 HR's because of the 499 he hit before, most of which in a different league. And it wasn't a great game, just a big personal achievement for someone on our team.

I got some votes for:
1990 WS game 2
1990 WS game 4
1990 Playoff game vs. Pittsburgh to get in
Randy Johnson big K day vs. Reds
Mark Whitten (sp?) 4 HR's
Larkin first 30/30 shortstop I think.
Larkin coming off the DL to hit the game winning HR couple years ago
Tom Browning Perfect game

crazybob60
06-23-2006, 04:45 PM
Maybe not the greatest game, but one that I will always talk about and always comes up in my conversations was like 2-3 years ago when the Reds played the Cubs and the Wilson--Farnsworth fight broke out, just the mood and feel around the stadium was totally different, even before the fight, than I had experienced in quite a long time. Probably since that 1999 WC game. And that includes most of the Opening Day games as well...

Keystone12
06-23-2006, 06:10 PM
I'll never forget the '99 WC Game.

I went to school hoping to go get tickets after the game, but I heard at lunch they were sold out in like two hours. I got home off the bus and my mom said - boom, got five tickets, we're going. We had crap seats - under the scoreboard in dead center red seats - but it was the most electric game I've ever been to in my 22 years. I just graduated from college and I still tell the story of that cold, cold day. In my opinion, that was a much greater GAME than some of the statistical-anomaly games presented in this thread.

You can't deny that the '99 team captivated the town and half the country. Nobody expected it. How did things fall apart in 2000?!?

Reverend Doo-Rag
06-23-2006, 07:34 PM
How about that game against the Astros in 1989 when the Reds scored about 12 runs in the first inning off of Clancy, Forsch, etc.

RedsBaron
06-23-2006, 09:27 PM
The Skyline Chili in St. Bernard has a picture from that series that is either Game 6 or 7 - I figured it out one time. Whichever game featured the sacrifice fly that set up the winning run (I'm thinking it's Game six).
Billy Myers's sacrifice fly in the seventh inning of game seven knocked in the winning run for the Reds.

RedsBaron
06-23-2006, 09:28 PM
AHH! you beat me to it.....I remember that game, Pres. Grant threw out the first pitch, some boo'd him too. I borrowed my Dad's horse to ride over to the game, I remember it most because Shadow (the horse) broke his leg on the way home and I had to telegram my Dad to pick me up, he wasn't very happy because it was after 8 pm. Memories, memories.
Did you say hello to GAC and RFS62 at that game? I understand that they had season tickets.

GAC
06-23-2006, 09:35 PM
Game 5 of the 1972 National League playoffs.

Bottom of the 9th down by 1. JB cranks one out against Dave Giusti. Two outs later George Foster scrores on a wild pitch from Bob Moose.

Game cemented me as a lifelong fan.

Sorry about that. Didn't see your date cutoff!

I came up off the couch when Johnny hit that one! A right-center field shot if I am not mistaken.

GAC
06-23-2006, 09:40 PM
Did you say hello to GAC and RFS62 at that game? I understand that they had season tickets.

As Maude use to say.... "God will get you for that one Walter!" ;)

Hap
06-23-2006, 09:52 PM
How did things fall apart in 2000?!?

Ask Jim Bowden.

westofyou
06-23-2006, 10:01 PM
You can't deny that the '99 team captivated the town and half the country. Nobody expected it. How did things fall apart in 2000?!?1999 was a peak year for the bullpen, plus the annual reclamation starters blew doors off the projection.

Bowden went to create more offense (in an offensive era) and cut the defense and the payroll up for Griffey. In 2000 the pitching didn't repeat and the defense was worse.

Falls City Beer
06-23-2006, 10:21 PM
The greatest game? Their last victory, of course.

Yachtzee
06-23-2006, 10:26 PM
Mario Soto's almost no-hitter in 1984.
5/2/17 - Fred Toney and Hippo Vaughn of the Cubs have dueling no-hitters through 9 innings. The Reds get a hit in the 10th and eventually score the winning run. Toney holds the Cubs to maintain a 10 inning no-hitter.

savafan
06-23-2006, 11:38 PM
How about that game against the Astros in 1989 when the Reds scored about 12 runs in the first inning off of Clancy, Forsch, etc.

Actually, it was 14 runs in the first inning. August 3rd, 1989. I remember that one very well.

redsupport
06-24-2006, 12:16 AM
shamsky's three homeruns beating the pirtates when clemente also homered three times, I think the redoubtable right hander darrell Osteen was involved, as well as a triple play to beat the Cards in 1967, 1-0, cards had first and third no out in the ninth, grounder to cardenas to first then cepeda tried to score.

RedsBaron
06-24-2006, 06:52 AM
I came up off the couch when Johnny hit that one! A right-center field shot if I am not mistaken.
Yes. It was unusual for JB to go the other way, but he did in hitting that HR. In game 2 of the 1975 World Series, which I previously mentioned, I believe that Bench also went the other way in hitting a double, prior to scoring the tying run on a Concepcion basehit. I'll have to watch game 2 on my new DVD set of the Series to doublecheck my memory.

tsj017
06-24-2006, 12:43 PM
I've got to mention Ron Robinson's near-perfect game in 1988. Only one strike away . . .

Hap
06-24-2006, 02:23 PM
I've got to mention Ron Robinson's near-perfect game in 1988. Only one strike away . . .

I remember the jerk on SportsCenter that night who referred to him as "former Pirate and Giant Don Robinson".

texasdave
06-24-2006, 04:10 PM
two of my most memorable reds games occurred within about a week's time period. it was the summer of 1970, my best friend had just gotten his driver's license and life was very good. during that stretch we saw both the last game at crosley field (6-24-70) (reds rally late with back-to-back blasts to beat the giants) and the opening of riverfront stadium 6-30-70 (braves spoiled the fun).

cumberlandreds
06-25-2006, 09:57 AM
Game one of a July 1,1973 doubleheader against the Dodgers would have to be included. Hal King pinch hit 3 run homer gives the Reds a dramatic 4-3 win and propels them to come from 11 games behind to win the NL West.
Game two of that DH could be included too. Reds won in extra innings 2-1. That was a big day in the Big Red Machine era.

Chip R
06-25-2006, 10:22 AM
Back in 2000 the Reds played CLE in Cinergy and it was Denny Naegle's last start before he was traded. It was a pitcher's duel and ended up 2-1 or 3-2 and CLE was threatening in the 9th - I believe - and they tried to send the runner home from 1st on a double and he was thrown out at home.

Hap
06-25-2006, 10:40 AM
Back in 2000 the Reds played CLE in Cinergy and it was Denny Naegle's last start before he was traded. It was a pitcher's duel and ended up 2-1 or 3-2 and CLE was threatening in the 9th - I believe - and they tried to send the runner home from 1st on a double and he was thrown out at home.

Alex Ochoa had just been inserted as a defensive replacement. And, if you can believe this, Danny Graves almost blew a save.

redsmetz
06-25-2006, 12:11 PM
Back in 2000 the Reds played CLE in Cinergy and it was Denny Naegle's last start before he was traded. It was a pitcher's duel and ended up 2-1 or 3-2 and CLE was threatening in the 9th - I believe - and they tried to send the runner home from 1st on a double and he was thrown out at home.

I was at that game too and it was the most exciting defensive ending to a game I'd ever been to.

Sean_CaseyRules
06-25-2006, 12:36 PM
I think it was 2 years ago and we were playing the Cards, and it was the bottom of the 9th, tied, with 2 outs?? And they took an outfielder out and brought an extra infielder in and Larkin hit a groundball and an error was made by the extra infielder and the Reds won the game.