The New York Mets (13-7) defeated the Cincinnati Reds (9-13) this evening by the final score of 5-2. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…
- Matt Harvey picked up his second victory of the season pitching 6 innings while allowing 2 runs on 7 hits. Harvey only walked 1 while striking out 7.
- Neil Walker was 2-3 with a solo HR and an RBI single.
- Michael Conforto was 1-4 with a 2-run RBI double.
- Jim Henderson & Hansel Robles combined for 2 perfect innings of relief while striking out 4.
- Addison Reed acquired his first save of the season pitching a perfect 9th inning.
Another solid win for the Mets tonight! Neil Walker did it again with the bat, slugging his ninth home run and tying the franchise record for home runs in a month. Walker also made a great grab in the field in the top of the third inning with the bases loaded. Walker ended up robbing Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco of a base-hit, and saving two runs by being positioned perfectly behind the second base bag. Different night, same result from Michael Conforto in the three-hole, as he drove in two with an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth to give the Mets a comfortable lead. Conforto and Walker are having an unbelievable first month of the season.
Matt Harvey is beginning to come into form as well, as his velocity seemed to be up tonight as I saw him touching 97 mph multiple times. At one point Harvey had struck out five Reds hitters in a row and looked as confident as I’ve seen him all season. I provided an infographic from Baseball Tonight below on Harvey’s return to form.The Mets have now swept two consecutive series and their win streak currently sits at six games. The Mets have also won eleven games in a row against the Reds dating back to 2014, which ties the second longest streak against any opponent in franchise history. The longest streak if you are interested is held against the Pittsburgh Pirates which sits at fifteen games, and dates back to the 1986-87 season’s.
- The Mets have an off day tomorrow before they welcome the San Fransisco Giants to town on Friday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 and can be seen on SNY.
- Steven Matz (2-1, 5.40 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Mets opposing Giants right-hander Jake Peavy (1-1, 6.86 ERA).