Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Reds a thrilling 6-5 walk-off win last night, at least in part because he wasn't listening to Jeff Brantley disparage him on the live telecast. Brantley: "Encarnacion has struck out three of his last five ABs… He hasn't hit the ball out of the infield… He had a terrible spring training… TAKE HIM OUT OF THE GAME! … This guy is NOT a clutch hitter… He's not a clutch player."
Brantley was about to add that Encarnacion cheated on his taxes and once set an orphanage on fire, but his clutch game-winning home run got in the way.
[Vidilife; thanks to Nathan]
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