The Cardinals beat the Reds tonight by the score of 2 - 1 in 10 innings. The Redbirds won the game despite the fact that they played a bad game. They were 0 - 9 with runners in scoring position and they stranded 14 men on base.
Games such as this can be very difficult to cover on television. The TV production team can get just as frustrated as the team on the field that is not executing gets during a game/telecast.
Despite the fact that during the game the Cardinals seemed to be winning by a wide margin the score was tied going to extra innings.
To make matters worse, the Reds scored an unearned run in the top of the 8th to tie the score.
Our coverage was still very good despite the fact that the Cardinals were not executing well at all.
And because of this, our efforts were rewarded by the baseball Gods.
The Redbirds won the game in the bottom of the 10th inning on a walk-off sacrifice fly which included a bang/bang play at the plate. Walk-offs are a blast to cover. There is the live action followed by the celebration and both of these moments are invigorating.
This was a bad game with a good ending and a good telecast with a great ending.