The New York Mets (73-66) rallied to defeat the Cincinnati Reds (57-80) by the final score of 5-3. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…
- Yoenis Cespedes played hero hitting the go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning. He finished the night 1-4.
- Curtis Granderson was 1-2 with a solo HR.
- Jose Reyes was 2-4 with a solo HR and a stolen base.
- Alejandro De Aza was 1-1 with a pinch-hit solo HR.
- Rafael Montero got the no decision as he went 4.1 innings and gave up 3 runs, on 3 hits. He walked 4 and struck out 4.
- Jeurys Familia converted his 46th save of the season with a scoreless ninth.
Behind the bullpen’s 4.2 combined scoreless innings after Rafael Montero’s departure and Yoenis Cespedes go-ahead two-run homer, the Mets are still keeping the heat on both the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants. The Mets have also now won 13 in a row against the Cincinnati Reds dating back to 2014. And what has gotten into Curtis Granderson lately? He remained scorching hot tonight with another home run and over his last ten games he has hit four home runs with ten RBIs.
As I have said before, this team is playing with passion and Yoenis Cespedes made sure tonight that the Mets wouldn’t leave the ballpark without anything less than a win. What a different ballclub this team is with him in the lineup. La Potencia is certainly is going to be the biggest key for the Mets down the stretch, as his play more times than not dictates the success of this team. We’ve seen him carry the Mets to the playoffs before, and we are all witnessing a sequel to his success from last season.
The Mets will have a quick turnaround tomorrow with a early afternoon game against the Reds, but they will send Thor to the mound to try and complete the sweep. The Mets are now winners of four in a row, and there is no better starting pitcher for the Mets to have on the mound tomorrow as they continue to look to grab hold of a NL Wild Card position.
- The Mets and Reds will play a matinee game with first pitch scheduled for 12:35 pm et. You can catch tomorrow’s game on SNY.
- Noah Syndergaard (12-8, 2.56 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Mets and oppose Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani (8-2, 2.93 ERA).