Monday, April 7, 2014

The New York Mets fail to earn sweep over the Cincinnati Reds

The New York Mets were defeated by the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday afternoon.  The final score was

2-1 and the game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York.  Jon Niese made his first start of the

season and pitched well.  Ike Davis led the offense with a couple of hits and Juan Lagares had their

only RBI. 

Niese pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs with a walk and four strikeouts.  Niese took the loss, Gonzalez Germen pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and two strikeouts, Kyle Farnsworth pitched an inning and he gave up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Jose Valverde pitched an inning giving up a hit and two strikeouts. 

Alfredo Simon started for the Reds and pitched seven innings.  He gave up four hits and a run with a walk and six strikeouts.  Manny Parra pitched two perfect innings with two strikeouts. 

Eric Young Jr. had a hit, Davis had two hits and Lagares had a hit and an RBI.  Niese drew a walk, Davis and Young each hit a double.  The Mets were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Lagares was caught stealing. 

Heisey had a hit, Brandon Phillips had two hits and Joey Votto had an RBI.  Ryan Ludwick had two hits and an RBI, Jay Bruce drew two walks and Todd Frazier had a hit and drew a walk.  Brayan Pena and Simon each had a hit.  The Reds were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Pena had a stolen base and Phillips was caught stealing. 

In the second inning Lagares hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth the Reds took a 2-1 lead and that would be the final score.  Votto hit a sacrifice fly and Ludwick hit an RBI single.  The Mets finished their first homestand of the season with a 2-4 record but they did win two out of three in this series.  The Mets will have the day off on Monday and start a three game series in Atlanta on Tuesday night. 

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