Ike Davis hit a walk-off, pinch-hit grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Cincinnati Reds lost their fourth consecutive game falling to the New York Mets by a score of 6-3 at Citi Field in New York.
Trailing 2-1 heading into the eighth, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot to put the Reds ahead by a run. Unfortunately, after an instant replay review, the runner was called safe putting two runners on and no out.
J.J. Hoover came in to pitch the ninth for Cincinnati. He allowed a leadoff walk followed by a sacrifice bunt.
"That leadoff walk, I didn't give myself any chance, really," Hoover said. "Then the game got a little quick. I tried to slow it down. I got outside of my strengths. I didn't really give myself a shot walking the guys."
Ruben Tejada followed the review with a walk to load the bases. Ike Davis was then called upon to pinch-hit. After seeing one pitch, Davis took a Hoover curveball and launched it over the right field wall to end the game.
"It's not going to be an easy night to get a good night's sleep, that's for sure," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "J.J. has been a reliable performer for us. He will continue to be. It was just one of those days."
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