Showing posts with label Reds at Mets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reds at Mets. Show all posts

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Recap: Game 6 - Reds (2) at Mets (1) - Juan Lagares drives in only run in loss


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W: A. Simon (1-0) L: J. Niese (0-1) S: M. Parra (1)
HR: CIN - None   NYM - None

Recap:

Alfredo Simon tossed seven solid innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets, 2-1, to avoid a three-game sweep.

Simon (1-0) gave up one run on four hits while striking out six in his first start since September 2011 when he was with the Baltimore Orioles.

Joey Votto and Ryan Ludwick had an RBI apiece for the Reds, who snapped a three-game skid.

Juan Lagares drove in the lone run for the Mets, who were trying to sweep a series from the Reds in New York for the first time since May 16-18, 2005.

New York starter Jonathon Niese (0-1) allowed two runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings. The left-hander was originally scheduled to start on Opening Day for the Mets, but he was plagued with muscle weakness in his throwing shoulder and ultimately wound up on the disabled list with inflammation in his elbow.

The Mets jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Ike Davis scored on Lagares' single to left. Davis, who hit a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning on Saturday, reached base on a double down the left-field line.

New York had a chance to tack on more runs in the third. With runners on second and third, Simon fanned Daniel Murphy and David Wright to keep it 1-0.

The Reds finally got to Niese in the sixth. Simon, Chris Heisey and Brandon Phillips hit three straight singles to load the bases with no outs. Votto's sacrifice fly and Ludwick's RBI single to left gave Cincinnati a 2-1 lead.

Manny Parra tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the first save of his professional career.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 6


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 6

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, rf
  5. Ike Davis, 1b
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Jon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 6- Reds at Mets - Simon vs Niese


Preview: Game 6
Cincinnati Reds (1-4) vs New York Mets (2-3)
Pitching Probables - Alfredo Simon vs Jon Niese
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710

Preview:

Jon Niese will take the mound today against the Cincinnati Reds. It will be his first start of the year and his first off the DL. The Reds have seen Jon Niese over time and thee team is currently batting .267 with 5 HR's and 14 RBI's. Brandon Phillips is one to watch batting .389 with 2 HR's vs Niese. Ryan Ludwick is batting .444 and Todd Frazier is also batting .444 vs Niese. Sluggers Jay Bruce and Joey Votto have had one long ball each vs Niese, but Bruce is batting .154 vs and Votto is batting is .133.

The Mets will be facing a new face in Alfredo Simon. The Mets have had 17 AB's vs him in 3 relief appearances. No one has got a hit off Simon yet.

Niese has to keep the ball in the yard and the Mets have to figure out young Simon.

LGM!


Batting/Pitching Splits:

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 5 - Reds (3) at Mets (6) - Ike Davis Slams Mets to Victory


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W: C. Torres (1-0) L: J. Hoover (1-1)
HR: CIN - R. Ludwick (1),B. Phillips (1)   NYM - C. Granderson (1),I. Davis (1)



Recap:

Pinch-hitter Ike Davis hit a game-ending grand slam and the New York Mets were aided by a favorable ninth-inning replay review in rallying to beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 Saturday.

Brandon Phillips had given the Reds a 3-2 lead with a two-run homer off Dillon Gee in the eighth, two innings after Curtis Granderson connected for a two-run drive off Johnny Cueto, his first homer with the Mets. Trailing by a run in the ninth, Juan Lagares walked leading off against fill-in closer J.J. Hoover.

Anthony Recker bunted and first baseman Joey Votto threw to second base for the force play. Second base umpire James Hoye called Lagares out and Mets manager Terry Collins raced out of the dugout to ask for a challenge. After a review of 2 minutes, 15 seconds, the call was overturned by crew chief John Hirschbeck.  oover, pitching the ninth for Aroldis Chapman who is out after being hit in the face by a line drive during spring training, then walked Ruben Tejada to load the bases.

Davis, having lost his starting first base job to Lucas Duda a day earlier, was called on to hit in the pitcher's spot and lined a 0-1 pitch to right field, setting off a gleeful celebration at Citi Field. The Mets won their second straight after being swept by Washington in three games to open the season. Cincinnati dropped to 1-4 for the first time since 2003, when it finished 69-93.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 5


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 5



  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, rf
  5. Lucas Duda, 1b
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview - Game 5 - Reds (1-3) at Mets (1-3)- Johnny Cueto vs Dillon Gee


Preview - Game 5- Reds (1-3) at Mets (1-3)
Pitching Probables - Johnny Cueto - 0-1 - 1.29 ERA vs Dillon Gee - 0-0 - 5.40 ERA 
TV - SNY - Radio - 710 WOR - 1:10PM

Preview: 

The New York Mets look to gain some momentum in the series and win it's second in a row against the Cincinnati Reds. Johnny Cueto will be facing the Mets who have had their ups and downs vs Cueto.  Lucas Duda , who recently took over at First base will be seeing RED at a .375 clip vs Cueto. Duda hit 1HR off Cueto. Eric Young Jr. has had some success vs Cueto, hitting .375 vs him. The Current Mets team combined is  hitting .217 with 2 HR's and 8 RBI's vs Cueto.

The Mets will have Dillon Gee on the mound, who was the opening day starter. He will be battling the Reds who own him with a .317 average, 3 HR's and 4 RBI's in 38 career AB's vs them. If Dillon Gee can keep the balls from reaching the seats, the Mets will have a chance. The big boppers, Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips have launched HR's against Gee.

Let's Go Mets!

Batting Pitching Splits:

Happy Recap: Game 4 - Reds (3) at Mets (4) - Dipity Duda, Mejia Gets the Win


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W: J. Mejia (1-0) L: M. Leake (0-1) S: J. Valverde (1)
HR: CIN - J. Bruce (2)   NYM - L. Duda (1),L. Duda (2)





Recap:


Lucas Duda launched a pair of two-run homers, Jenrry Mejia struck out a career-high eight batters, and the New York Mets claimed their first win of the season with a 4-3 decision over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday in the opener of a three-game set at Citi Field.

Duda took Cincinnati starter Mike Leake deep in the fourth and then again in the sixth to provide plenty of run support for Mejia (1-0), who held the Reds to one run on four hits and five walks over six frames.

New York reliever John Lannan served up a two-run blast to Jay Bruce in the seventh that brought the Reds within one, but Kyle Farnsworth fanned Ryan Ludwick to end the frame before working a scoreless eighth.

Free-agent acquisition Jose Valverde then stranded Reds on first and second in the ninth to nail down his first save with the Mets.

Bruce finished 2-for-5 and knocked in all three Cincinnati runs, while Leake (0-1) allowed four runs on five hits and three walks over 6 2/3 frames for the Reds, who dropped two-of-three to St. Louis to open the season.

Cincinnati nearly broke through in the opening frame, as Brandon Phillips crushed a 1-2 changeup deep into left field. However, Eric Young, Jr. raced back to the warning track and made a leaping grab at the wall to keep the game scoreless.

The Reds eventually pushed a run across in the third when Bruce followed a two-out walk from Joey Votto with a single to center to score Roger Bernadina, who worked a one-out free pass.

Duda's power display started in the fourth, as he followed Curtis Granderson's leadoff double with a drive over the wall in right-center field to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.

After going down in order in the fifth, New York doubled its lead in the sixth when Duda drilled a 2-1 sinker from Leake over the right-field wall to make it 4-1 in favor of the Mets.

Bruce belted his second homer of the season with two outs in the seventh to slice Cincinnati's deficit to one, but New York's bullpen closed the door over the final two frames to secure the team's first win.

Game Notes

Duda recorded his fifth career multi-homer game ... Mejia, who went 1-2 with a 2.30 earned run average in five starts last season, threw a career-high 101 pitches ... Prior to the game, Young was awarded the Lou Brock Award for leading the National League in steals last year with 46 ...  Cincinnati went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.




Box Score:

Friday, April 04, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 4


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 4

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, rf
  5. Lucas Duda, 1b
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Jenrry Mejia, rhp

Preview: Game 4 - Reds at Mets - Mike Leake vs Jenrry Mejia


Preview: Game 4
Reds (1-2) at Mets (0-3)
Mike Leake vs Jenrry Mejia
TV SNY - 7:10 PM
Radio WOR

Preview:

The Mets are looking for their first win at home vs the Cincinnati Reds. The Mets will send Jenrry Mejia on the hill. The Current Reds that have seen him are batting .500 (3 for 6), only 5 batters. Mejia was struck off his forearm in his last start in the spring. Mets waiting to see how he reacts..

The Mets look to get the offensive machine going. Lucas Duda expected in the lineup is batting .667 vs Leake.  Daniel Murphy and David Wright are tied for AB's against Leake (15). Murphy and Wright batting .200 against Leake.

Best Lineup vs Mike Leake

Eric Young - LF - .1000
Daniel Murphy - 2B - .200
David Wright - 3B - .200
Curtis Granderson - RF - .333
Lucas Duda - 1B - .667
Travis d'Arnaud - C - .000
Juan Lagares - CF - .000
Ruben Tejada - SS - .333

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Recap: Game 44 - Reds (7) at Mets (4) - Ike Davis' misplay dooms Mets


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W: A. Simon (4-1) L: B. Parnell (4-1) S: A. Chapman (10)
HR: CIN - J. Votto (7)   NYM - None

Recap:

A Picture Describes a Thousand Words!
Brandon Phillips hit a tie-breaking RBI double in the top of the ninth inning, and Todd Frazier drove in two more runs later in the frame to help the Cincinnati Reds down the New York Mets, 7-4, en route to sweeping a three-game set at Citi Field.

"One run is not enough," said Reds manager Dusty Baker. "Anything can happen. That was a big hit that Frazier got to give us that three-run lead."

Mets reliever Bobby Parnell (4-1) absorbed his first defeat of the season after allowing Phillips' chopping Tobago down the first-base line. First baseman Ike Davis misplayed the ball, expecting it to land in foul territory, but it rolled past him and remained fair to allow Shin-Shoo Choo to score the eventual game-winner.

Alfredo Simon (4-1) picked up the win after tossing a scoreless eighth, while Aroldis Chapman earned his 10th save of the season by tossing a perfect bottom of the ninth.

Zack Cozart went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer for the Reds, who have won four of five and 10 of their last 12 games overall.

"Coming into New York and getting that third win against one of the best pitchers in the National League is not an easy task," said Votto.

Daniel Murphy and Rick Ankiel each had three hits and two RBI apiece to account for New York's offense. The Mets have dropped four of their last five.

The Reds entered the ninth with the game deadlocked at 4-4 and Parnell on the hill. Choo opened up the frame with a double to left and Cozart moved him to third with a ground out back to the mound. After Votto was intentionally walked, Phillips came through with the game-changing double, though it was Davis' decision that hurt the Mets the most.

Following the double, Parnell issued a walk to Jay Bruce to load the bases, but Frazier, who was pinch-hitting, delivered with a bloop single up the middle to give the visitors a three-run advantage.

It was supposed to be a matchup of stud pitchers, with Mat Latos for the Reds and Matt Harvey for the Mets on the hill, but both teams relied on their bullpen in the end.

Harvey allowed four runs and three walks over 6 1/3 innings, though he struck out six. Latos, meanwhile, also yielded four runs, but lasted 6 2/3 innings and struck out six.

"You're going to have those days. You're not going to have pinpoint location every time," said Harvey. "I needed to put up zeros today and I didn't do that."

With the game tied 2-2 in the seventh, Cincinnati hit three straight one-out singles. The final one came from Phillips, who scored Cozart for a 3-2 Reds lead, to force Harvey off the mound.

Mets reliever Scott Rice entered the game and forced Bruce to ground out, but Votto came home from third to increase the lead to 4-2.

In the bottom half of the frame, New York returned the favor and ended Latos' afternoon.

With a runner on second and two outs, Murphy smacked a single up the middle, plating Ruben Tejada to cut the deficit to 4-3. The next batter, Ankiel, clubbed an opposite field shot that corralled off the left-field wall for a triple, easily scoring Murphy from first to tie the game at 4-4.

Ankiel put the Mets on the board with an RBI double in the first, scoring Murphy, who hit a Tobago to open up the frame.

Harvey ran into trouble in the third, as Cozart hit a one-out double and Votto followed with a slicing homer over the left-center wall on a 3-0 offering, giving the Reds a 2-1 lead. It was just the fourth home run allowed by Harvey this season.

In the fifth, the recently struggling Tejada (3-for-33 coming into the game) smacked a leadoff double to left. Harvey helped his own cause with a sacrifice bunt to move Tejada to third and Murphy came through with a shallow fly to right, allowing Tejada to just slip past a tag at home to knot the game at 2-2.

Game Notes

Cozart, who had four hits, all off Harvey, became the first player to ever accomplish such a feat versus the right-hander. No player until Cozart had three hits off Harvey in a single game ... The Reds have won 11 of the last 14 games versus the Mets ... It was the third game in MLB history with two starters, Latos (4-0) and Harvey (5-0), undefeated nine-plus starts into season ... The Mets are 2-11 in their last 13 games at Citi Field.

Box Score:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Today's Starting Lineups - Reds at Mets - Game 44


Today's Mets Starting Lineups - Reds at Mets - Game 44


Reds
  1. Shin-Soo Choo, cf
  2. Zack Cozart, ss
  3. Joey Votto, 1b
  4. Brandon Phillips, 2b
  5. Jay Bruce, rf
  6. Xavier Paul, lf
  7. Jack Hannahan, 3b
  8. Devin Mesoraco, c
  9. Mat Latos, rhp
Mets
  1. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  2. Rick Ankiel, cf
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Lucas Duda, lf
  5. Marlon Byrd, rf
  6. Ike Davis, 1b
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Matt Harvey, rhp

Preview: Game 44 - Reds at Mets - Latos vs Harvey


Cincinnati Reds (28-18) at New York Mets (17-26) 1:10 PM ET
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M. Latos (R) 9 4-0 2.916.02-02.535/16@MIAND8.1422-019.15.12
M. Harvey (R) 9 5-0 1.556.12-01.505/17@CHCW7.1521-023.11.54

Preview:

A pair of unbeaten early-season aces head to the mound at Citi Field on Wednesday when the Cincinnati Reds aim for a sweep of the New York Mets in the finale of a three-game series.

The host Mets will try to avoid a third straight loss to the Reds with second- year righty phenom Matt Harvey, who's won five decisions in nine starts after debuting with three wins in 10 starts last year.

Harvey won his initial four starts between April 3 and April 19, then got four straight no-decisions before breaking back through with a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on May 17.

In that start at Wrigley Field, he allowed two runs on five hits and struck out two batters in 7 1/3 innings of a 3-2 win.

Harvey beat the Reds in one 2012 matchup, allowing a run on four hits in 7 2/3 innings.

For the Reds, righty Mat Latos meets the Mets for the sixth time in his career.

The Virginia native was 14-4 in his initial season with the Reds in 2012, then opened this season with four straight no-decisions before then winning four straight starts between April 24 and May 11.

He got a tough luck no-decision in his most recent start on May 16, when he tossed 8 1/3 innings of two-run ball at Miami in a game the Reds ultimately won, 5-3.

Recap: Game 43 - Reds (4) at Mets (0) - Mets get shut out, No Leake in Reds Pitching


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W: M. Leake (4-2) L: J. Niese (3-5)
HR: CIN - D. Mesoraco (2)   NYM - None

Recap:

Mike Leake held New York's floundering offense to just three hits over seven innings of work, and the Cincinnati Reds shut out the Mets, 4-0, on Tuesday to take the second test of a three-game set.

The Reds managed only seven hits, but took advantage of a two-out error by Mets third baseman David Wright to score two of their three first-inning runs.

That's all the support Leake (4-2) needed to notch his third straight victory and fourth in five games. The righty struck out four and set down nine of the last 10 New York batters he faced.

Devin Mesoraco forced a run in with a bases-loaded walk then hit a solo homer in the ninth to help the Reds to their ninth win in 11 games.

After a lengthy first inning, Jonathon Niese (3-5) settled in and went on to record a season-best seven strikeouts, but couldn't get any help from a feeble lineup which has produced a combined eight hits in the last two games.

The Mets have won just two of their last 12 contests at Citi Field, where they have scored less than three runs in nine straight. Lucas Duda and John Buck each doubled and were stranded in scoring position.

Niese managed to toss six innings after a frustrating start. He retired the first two batters he faced but then needed 41 more pitches to get through the opening frame.

Joey Votto and Jay Bruce each worked walks around a single from Brandon Phillips, and Cincinnati sent Todd Frazier to the plate with the bases loaded.

Frazier hit a hard but playable ball toward third, but Wright let the ball go through the wickets and the miscue allowed two runs to score.

An infield single from Donald Lutz reloaded the bases, but after Niese walked Mesoraco to make it 3-0 Reds, he bounced back from the 48-pitch frame to retire 16 of the last 19 batters he faced without giving up another run.

"He really pitched well after the first inning," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "He started making pitches and throwing strikes."

Leake didn't give the Mets many opportunities to score, but his toughest test came in the fourth after issuing a walk to Duda and surrendering a two-out double to Buck.

That brought up the struggling Ike Davis, who grounded out softly to first to end the threat. New York's first base man is hitless in his last 24 chances with runners in scoring position and mired in a 1-for-36 slump overall.

Reds relievers Sam LeCure and Logan Ondrusek pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth inning, respectively, and Mesoraco delivered a solo blast in the Reds' final turn at-bat.

Game Notes

New York has lost nine of its last 12 games overall ... Mets reliever Scott Rice made his major league-leading 27th appearance out of the bullpen, tossing a scoreless eighth ... The Reds have won 11 of their last 15 road games ... Votto went 1-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.

Box Score:

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 43


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 43

  1. Daniel Murphy-2B
  2. Mike Baxter-RF
  3. David Wright-3B
  4. Lucas Duda-LF
  5. Rick Ankiel-CF
  6. John Buck-C
  7. Ike Davis-1B
  8. Ruben Tejada-SS
  9. Jonathan Niese-LHP

Preview: Game 43 - Reds at Mets - Leake vs Niese


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Preview:

Lefty Jonathon Niese tries for two straight victories after a prolonged losing skid on Tuesday night when the New York Mets host the Cincinnati Reds in the second of three games between the teams at Citi Field.

Niese, a 13-game winner in 30 starts last season, opened 2013 with two wins in three starts before a five-start stretch that saw him go 0-4 and his earned run average jump by more than two full runs between April 18 and May 11.

He gave up eight runs in a 4 1/3-inning start against Pittsburgh to close the skid, then broke through for a 5-2 defeat of the St. Louis Cardinals on May 16.

The 26-year-old Ohio native has won once in four career starts against his home-state team, allowing 16 runs on 30 hits in 25 2/3 innings.

Niese is 1-2 in five home starts in 2013.

The Reds reply with righty Mike Leake, who goes for a second straight win and a third in four starts this month.

The Californian, a first-round pick in 2009, was 1-2 in five starts through the end of April, then opened May with a 5 2/3-inning outing that yielded a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on May 3.

He went seven innings in a 7-2 loss to Atlanta five days later, but rebounded again with 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a 4-0 defeat of the Miami Marlins in his last start on May 15.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Recap: Game 42 - Reds (4) at Mets (3) - Jay Bruce Spoils Mets Opener


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W: J. Cueto (2-0) L: S. Marcum (0-5) S: A. Chapman (9)
HR: CIN - J. Bruce (6)   NYM - M. Byrd (4)

Recap:

Jay Bruce belted the go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and Aroldis Chapman made it stand up in the ninth inning, as the Cincinnati Reds held on for a 4-3 win over the New York Mets.

Bruce and Brandon Phillips each drove in two runs, and Johnny Cueto (2-0) returned from the disabled list and fanned eight over five innings to get the win. Cueto had been sidelined with a strained right lat. He last started April 13 in a 3-1 loss against Pittsburgh, but on Monday the right-hander gave up just three hits and as many runs while walking four batters.

The Reds have won eight of their last 10 games.

Chapman, who blew his past two save opportunities, including Sunday when giving up back-to-back ninth inning homers at Philadelphia, fanned two in a 1-2-3 final frame for his ninth save of the year.

Shaun Marcum (0-5) allowed six hits and the four runs, while fanning seven in taking the loss in the opener of this three-game series. Marlon Byrd belted a three-run homer.

Bruce lined Marcum's first pitch of the sixth inning over the wall in right field to give the Reds a 4-3 edge.

Cincinnati loaded the bases against LaTroy Hawkins in the seventh, but Bruce struck out to end the frame. Hawkins walked off the mound upset at the strike zone calls from home plate umpire Tom Hallion and was promptly ejected from the game along with Mets manager Terry Collins.

Jonathan Broxton worked around a single to keep the Mets off the board in the eighth inning before Chapman finished it.

The Reds took advantage of an obstruction call during a three-run opening inning. Shin-Soo Choo walked to start the game, and with one out Joey Votto singled to right field. The ball hit off first base, but Votto was thrown out by right fielder Marlon Byrd going to second. Ike Davis was ruled to have impeded the progress of Votto around first, and the interference error put two Cincinnati players in scoring position.

Phillips then blooped a two-run single to right, and Bruce extended his hitting streak to 11 games with an RBI double to the same part of the field.

"We've got to execute very, very well. We can't give up extra outs," Collins said. "We have to make plays and keep the ball in the ballpark, which has hurt us at times. We have to play pretty perfect baseball right now."

Cueto escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first thanks to three-time Gold Glove winner Phillips, who made a diving stop on a grounder by Davis and threw to first for the final out of the inning.

Rick Ankiel singled and David Wright walked to start the New York third, and one out later Byrd belted an offering over the wall in left field to tie the score.

"It looked like he was feeling his way in the strike zone, really didn't let it go," Reds manager Dusty Baker said of Cueto. "He came back and pitched well after that. He built on that and got the win. The bullpen did a heck of a job."

Phillips flied out to right to strand a pair of runners in scoring position in the fifth.

Game Notes

Bruce has an RBI in five straight games with nine runs driven in during that span ... The Mets signed pitcher David Aardsma to a minor league contract on Monday and assigned the right-hander to Triple-A Las Vegas ... The Mets have scored three or fewer runs in 11 of their last 14 games ... The Reds are 10-5 at Citi Field.

Box Score:
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