Re: Reds record since STL game choke: 6-20
I truly believe that in years to come, we can point to this game with certainty as the effective end of the 2009 season for the Cincinnati Reds.
That game was a crushing, demoralizing loss from which I believe we never fully recovered.
I said it that night prior to pitching to Pujols: walk him, concede the run, avoid the excellent possibility of a slam, get a double play and out of the inning, face AP no more that night. We all know what happened.
Homer had pitched a helluva game that night, Dusty should have pulled him and turned it over to the bullpen before it got to a crisis situation. We all know what happened.
So, if I'm asked: what was the 2009 turning point ? When did the Reds' last, best hope of making the playoffs end ?
It's the Pujols grand slam loss.