The New York Mets were defeated by the Cincinnati Reds by the score of 6-1 on Wednesday night. The game took place at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio. R.A. Dickey started for the Mets and did not pitch his best. Jeremy Hefner was ok in relief but not great. The Mets offense only managed four hits as they continue to struggle with scoring runs. Mike Leake started for the Reds and pitched very well, Todd Frazier led their offense. Dickey pitched six innings giving up 10 hits and five runs. He walked two and struck out nine and lost his fourth game of the season. Hefner pitched two innings giving up three hits and a run and he struck out one. Leake pitched nine innings giving up four hits and a run with four strikeouts. Leake won his fifth game of the season.
Mike Baxter had two hits and Ruben Tejada had two hits. The Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and they left two men on base. Thole had three passed balls and Dickey had a pick off.
Zack Cozart had two hits and drew a walk, Drew Stubbs had a hit and Brandon Phillips had a hit and an RBI. Ryan Ludwick had a hit and an RBI, Jay Bruce had two hits and an RBI and Scott Rolen had two hits and an RBI. Frazier had three hits and an RBI, Devin Mesoraco drew a walk and Leake had a hit and an RBI. Cozart had a two doubles, Rolen had a double and Frazier hit a double. Rolen, Frazier and Bruce each hit a homerun. The Reds were 3-13 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Frazier and Stubbs each had a stolen base. Bruce got picked off of first base.
Phillips hit an RBI single in the first to give the Reds a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Murphy grounded into a double play and a run scored to tie the game at one. In the fourth Rolen and Frazier each hit a solo homerun going back-to-back. It was 3-1 Reds and in the sixth they scored a couple of more runs. Bruce hit a solo homerun and Leake hit an RBI single making it 5-1. The Reds would add another run the final run of the game in the seventh. Ludwick hit an RBI single.
The Mets record fell to 55-62 and the Reds improved their record to 71-46 on the season. The Reds have won the first two of a three game series. The Mets will try and avoid a sweep on Thursday night.
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