Friday, April 29, 2016

The New York Mets sweep the Cincinnati Reds

The New York Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-2.  Matt Harvey started for the Mets and he pitched well and the bullpen was very good.   Neil Walker had two hits and two RBI to lead the offense. 

Harvey won his second game of the season pitching six innings and giving up seven hits and two runs with a walk and seven strikeouts.  Jim Henderson pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and earned his first save of the season. 

Jon Moscot took his second loss of the season for the Reds.  He pitched five innings and gave up four hits and three runs with only one of them being earned.  He walked four and struck out two.  Blake Wood pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two runs and two walks, Drew Hayes pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and Ross Ohlendorf pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Alejandro De Aza had a hit and drew two walks, David Wright drew a walk and Michael Conforto had a hit and two RBI.  Walker had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Juan Lagares had a hit and Kevin Plawecki drew a walk.  Eric Campbell drew a walk, Conforto hit a double and Walker hit a homerun.  The Mets were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  De Aza had a stolen base, Duda and Walker each committed an error. 

Zack Cozart had two hits and an RBI, Ivan De Jesus Jr. had a hit and Joey Votto had two hits.  Eugenio Suarez had a hit and an RBI, Scott Schebler drew a walk and Billy Hamilton had a hit.  Cozart hit a homerun and the Reds were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  De Jesus Jr. was caught stealing and Schebler, Cozart and Mesoraco each committed an error. 

In the first Cozart hit a solo homerun giving the Reds a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Duda reached on a fielding error and a run scored to tie the game at one.  Walker hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.  In the third Walker hit a solo homerun to push the Mets lead to 3-1.  In the fifth Suarez hit an RBI single cutting the lead to 3-2.  In the sixth Conforto hit a two run double and it was 5-2 Mets which would be the final score. 

The Mets swept the three game series from the Reds and have won six games in a row.  They will have the day off on Thursday before welcoming in the San Francisco Giants for a three game weekend series. 

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