J.J. Hoover apologizes to Reds fans after HBP ends game
The Reds lost to the Cardinals Tuesday night, 5-4, after J.J. Hoover forced in the winning run by hitting Jon Jay. Hoover took to Twitter to apologize to Reds fans afterward.
Entering the game with a 4-4 tie in the ninth inning, Reds reliever J.J. Hoover needed to post some zeroes to get his team to extra innings. Instead, he allowed a walk, single, walk and then hit Jon Jay with a pitch, to give the Cardinals a walk-off hit-by-pitch. Here's the final play:
Hoover is badly struggling this season, as he's now 1-10 with a 5.37 ERA.
He did take to Twitter to show some accountability to Reds fans, though:
Sorry about tonight Reds fans. That was a terrible job on my part. I will continue to work hard but I am sorry I let the team and yall down.— JJ Hoover (@JJ_Hoover) August 20, 2014
That's a class move. He didn't have to say anything, after all.