Apr 21, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco (39) hits an RBI single against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at PNC Park. The Pirates won 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco returns from DL, hits game winning HR

The Cincinnati Reds are happy to have Devin Mesoraco return after returning from the disabled list Friday.

After nursing an injured hamstring, Mesoraco came back with flying colors. He made his presence known immediately in the first inning, hitting a three-run home run, accounting for all scoring throughout the game.

Mesoraco is now hitting .460/.509/.820 on the year. Despite the lack of games played due to injuries, he is 1.329 OPS, the highest of any player with four years of plate appearances on the season.

And to think, Mesoraco almost missed the game. Having been playing in Triple-A, Mesoraco needed to travel to Philadelphia from Louisville. The flight was delayed for hours due to the weather. Despite this, he arrived safely less than two hours prior to the game.

Not the best way to start your first game back, although he finished it the way Reds fans were very much pleased to see.


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