The New York Mets were defeated by the Cincinnati Reds by the score of 3-1 on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Chris Young started for the Mets and pitched well again. The Mets bullpen pitched well. Josh Thole led their offense which didn’t produce much. Johnny Cueto started for the Reds and pitched very well and their bullpen shut it down. Zack Cozart led the Reds offense.
Young pitched seven innings giving up nine hits and three runs with two of them being earned. Young walked two and struck out two and suffered his first loss of the season. Jon Rauch pitched an inning walking a batter and striking out another batter and Frank Francisco pitched an inning giving up a hit. Cueto pitched seven innings giving up six hits and a run. He walked one and struck out eight and Cueto picked up his eighth win of the season. Jose Arredondo pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and walking one and Sean Marshall picked up his ninth save of the season. Marshall pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings including a strikeout.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a hit, David Wright had a hit and Lucas Duda had a hit and drew a walk. Ike Davis had a hit, Daniel Murphy had a hit and Thole had two hits. Young had an RBI and drew a walk, the Mets were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and they left seven men on base. Duda committed an error.
Cozart had three hits, Wilson Valdez had a hit and an RBI and Joey Votto had three hits and drew a walk. Brandon Phillips had a hit and an RBI, Jay Bruce drew a walk and Willie Harris drew a walk. Ryan Hanigan and Cueto each had a hit. Cueto, Cozart and Hanigan each had a double. The Reds were 3-14 with runners in scoring position and they left 10 men on base. Cairo and Harris each had a stolen base. Cairo committed an error.
In the second Young walked to give the Mets a 1-0 win. In the fifth Valdez hit an RBI single. Phillips hit a two run single and it was 3-1 Reds. The Reds would hold onto that lead and that would be the final score.
The Reds swept the three game series. The Mets record dropped to 35-32 and they have been involved in three straight sweeps. They got swept then swept a series and now got swept again. The Reds improved their record to 38-27. The Mets will remain at home and begin a three game series with the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.