The New York Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. The game took place at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio and the final score was 12-5. Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and pitched very well. The bullpen wasn't as good and a bunch of guys had two hits for the offense including the pitcher.
Syndergaard pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs. He walked none and struck out 11. Syndergaard won his 11th game of the season. Eric O'Flaherty pitched giving up a hit and a run without recording an out, Bobby Parnell pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout and Tim Stauffer pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and two strikeouts. Hansel Robles pitched to one batter and retired him.
Anthony DeSclafani pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and seven runs with five of them being earned. He didn't walk a batter and he struck out three and lost his 12th game of the season. Tony Cingrani pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout, J.J. Hoover pitched an inning giving up three hits and three runs with two strikeouts and Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning walking one and striking out one.
Curtis Granderson had two hits and four RBI, David Wright had two hits and Daniel Murphy had two hits and an RBI. Yoenis Cespedes had two hits, Juan Lagares drew a walk and Lucas Duda had two hits and six RBI. Michael Conforto had two hits, Syndergaard had two hits and an RBI and Conforto, Murphy and Granderson each hit a double. Granderson hit a homerun and Duda hit two homeruns. The Mets were 8-11 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
Jason Bourgeois had three hits, Joey Votto had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Brandon Phillips had a hit. Ivan De Jesus had a hit and two RBI, Skip Schumaker had a hit and Eugenio Suarez had a hit. Adam Duvall had a hit and an RBI, Ramon Cabrera had a hit and Brennan Boesch had a hit and an RBI. Bourgeois hit a double and Boesch and Duvall each hit a homerun. The Reds were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Frazier committed an error.
Syndergaard hit an RBI single in the first to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the third Duda hit a three run homerun to make it 4-0. Granderson hit an RBI double in the seventh and it was 5-0 Mets. Murphy hit an RBI single and Duda hit a three run homerun to make it 9-0 Mets. Granderson hit a three run homerun in the eighth to make it 12-0 Mets. In the eighth Boesch hit a solo homerun, Votto hit an RBI single, De Jesus hit a two run single and Duvall hit a solo homerun to make it 12-5 Mets. The two teams will finish their series on Sunday afternoon.