Thursday, May 17, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 38 - Reds at Mets - David Wright Leads Mets Past Reds


Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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Cincinnati (19-18)000130000482
N.Y. Mets (21-17) «00002115x9120

W: B. Parnell (1-0) L: L. Ondrusek (3-1)
HR: CIN - J. Votto (6)   NYM - R. Cedeno (1)

Recap:
David Wright crushed a go-ahead, RBI double in the bottom of the eighth, lifting the Mets to a 9-4 victory over the Reds to salvage a split of a two-game series at Citi Field on Thursday.

Lucas Duda and Justin Turner each knocked in two runs, Wright scored three times and Ronny Cedeno added a three-run blast in a five-run eighth inning as the Mets snapped a brief two-game skid.

"These guys are a resilient bunch," remarked Mets manager Terry Collins. "They don't get down when they lose tough games. They just know they have to come out and play. They're a joy to be around."

Bobby Parnell (1-0) got the victory after tossing a scoreless top of the eighth, while starter R.A. Dickey was charged for four runs -- three earned -- on five hits with eight strikeouts over six frames.

Logan Ondrusek (3-1) suffered the loss after giving up five runs on four hits and a walk in the eighth inning. Starter Mat Latos struck out seven and allowed three runs on seven hits over his five-plus innings of work.

"It's something that's going to happen," Ondrusek said. "I have to bear down next time and do a better job and not give up five."

Joey Votto added a solo blast in defeat as the Reds lost their second game in three tries.

The Mets trailed 4-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but scored nine unanswered runs to complete the comeback victory.

Andres Torres slapped a one-out single in the fifth and Wright worked a walk two batters later. Duda then lined a double into right, scoring both runners to bring the Mets within 4-2.

Ike Davis drew a leadoff walk in the sixth before a single from Cedeno marked the end of Latos' afternoon. J.J. Hoover entered and Mike Nickeas got down a bunt that Todd Frazier misplayed at third to load the bases before pinch-hitter Mike Baxter's sacrifice fly to left pulled the Mets within one.

Aroldis Chapman walked Wright to start the bottom of the seventh and Duda followed with a flare into shallow center.

Daniel Murphy then lifted a fly ball into center field where Drew Stubbs made a diving effort, but saw the ball tip off his glove to load the bases before a sac fly from a pinch-hitting Turner tied the game at 4-4.

Ondrusek entered for the Reds in the eighth, but Rob Johnson reached on a bunt single with one out before scoring from first on Wright's double into center field to give the Mets a 5-4 lead.

After Duda flied out and Murphy was intentionally walked, Turner lifted a fly ball into shallow left field that no one was able to get under, allowing Wright to score before Cedeno's first homer of the year pushed the margin to 9-4.

Earlier in the game, Votto's sixth homer of the season gave the Reds a 1-0 lead in the fourth before they added three more in the fifth.

After not walking a batter over the first four frames, Dickey plunked Ryan Ludwick to start the fifth and walked Frazier before Ryan Hanigan plated Ludwick with a double into center field.

Latos then pushed a run across with a sac fly and Hanigan scored on a passed ball to give the Reds a 4-0 lead.

Game Notes

Votto extended his streak of reaching base safely to 28 games with his home run in the fourth...Chapman had gone 19 1/3 consecutive innings without allowing a run this season...Ondrusek also had his streak of 15 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings snapped.

Box score:


CincinnatiABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Zack Cozart SS500000002.236
Drew Stubbs CF400000003.238
Joey Votto 1B412100100.317
Brandon Phillips 2B402010000.261
Jay Bruce RF400000003.291
Ryan Ludwick LF311000000.183
Todd Frazier 3B311010011.295
Ryan Hanigan C311110011.312
Mat Latos P100100001.000
  J.J. Hoover P000000000.000
  Mike Costanzo PH100000000.000
  Aroldis Chapman P000000000.000
  Logan Ondrusek P000000000.000
  Chris Heisey PH101010000.256
Totals33483401211
NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Andres Torres CF511000002.233
Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF401000002.291
  Jon Rauch P000000000.000
  Rob Johnson C111000000.375
David Wright 3B232120030.411
Lucas Duda RF502210002.279
Daniel Murphy 2B412010010.331
Ike Davis 1B210000010.164
  Justin Turner PH-1B111200000.234
Ronny Cedeno SS512300101.219
Mike Nickeas C200000002.171
  Scott Hairston PH000000010.239
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
  Jordany Valdespin PH100000000.105
  Frank Francisco P000000000.000
R.A. Dickey P200000001.125
  Mike Baxter PH-LF100100001.364
Totals359129401611


E_D.Stubbs, T.Frazier. LOB_Cincinnati 6, NY Mets 11. 2B_B.Phillips, T.Frazier, R.Hanigan, C.Heisey, D.Wright 2, L.Duda, D.Murphy. HR_J.Votto (6) off R.Dickey, R.Cedeno (1) off L.Ondrusek. SF_M.Latos, J.Turner, M.Baxter. S_M.Nickeas. SB_K.Nieuwenhuis (3), D.Wright (4). DP_NY Mets 1 (D.Murphy and M.Nickeas).

CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Mat Latos5.0733370100-654.63
J.J. Hoover (H 1)1.000001017-100.96
Aroldis Chapman (B 1)1.011022035-210.00
Logan Ondrusek (L 3-1)1.045511134-222.76
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
R.A. Dickey6.054318192-693.75
Jon Rauch1.010002014-84.32
Bobby Parnell (W 1-0)1.010001015-92.00
Frank Francisco1.010010024-138.04


M.Latos pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

PB_M.Nickeas 2.
IBB_off L.Ondrusek (D.Murphy).
HBP_by R.Dickey (R.Ludwick).
WP_M.Latos.
T_3:24. A_29943.
Umpires_Home,Scott Barry; First, Jerry Meals; Second, Gary Darling; Third, Paul Emmel.
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