Scott Schebler #43
Just several hours after being recalled up from Triple-A Louisville to fill the spot of recently traded teammate Jay Bruce to the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds rookie outfielder Scott Schebler wasted no time to provide an improbable and memorable 7-5 come from behind win in the bottom of the ninth by mashing a three-run 412-foot moonshot for a home run in the right field seats off St. Louis Cardinal closer Seung-hwan Oh at Great American Ballpark for an exciting walk-off win. With runners on first and second, Reds rookie Tony Renda made his MLB debut in a pinch hitting role. Renda laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt, and reached first on an error.
QUOTE: "I didn't know if it was going to stay fair, so I kind of stood there longer than I wanted to, but it stayed fair. Got a good pitch to hit. That guy's tough," said Schebler about his walk-off moonshot homerun off of outstanding Cardinal closer Oh.
FACT: It was Schebler's second career home run and second walk-off hit, and the sixth walk-off win this season for the Reds.