Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Reds win another nail-biter
PHILADELPHIA - Jerry Narron has talked quite a bit this year about his team's resilience.
Mostly, it has been in the context of the Reds' latest come-from-behind victory, but the label applies on a larger scale as well. Narron's team has looked flat-out awful at times this season, but has repeatedly demonstrated a capacity to bounce back.
It wouldn't have been a stretch after Friday night's devastating 14-inning loss to the Phillies, for instance, to expect a carryover effect. It was exactly the type of defeat the prototypical playoff team avoids.
Yet the Reds never flinched. After winning a slugfest Saturday night, they captured the series Sunday by gutting out a 7-5 victory in 11 innings, rallying after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth.