NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: Bronson Arroyo #61 of the Cincinnati Reds delivers a pitch in the first-inning against the New York Mets at CitiField on June 15, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
The big news tonight was Jason Bay's ugly collision with the left field wall in the second inning. Click here to watch it. It came on a Jay Bruce fly ball, which turned into an inside-the-park home run. Bay suffered a possible concussion on the play and left the game.
Dillon Gee was mediocre, allowing four runs on five hits in six innings. In addition to the Bruce inside-the-parker, he gave up a two-run home run to Brandon Phillips. Jeremy Hefner and Elvin Ramirez combined to give up three runs in three innings of relief.
All of the Mets' runs came via the longball. Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a solo home run off Reds starter Bronson Arroyo in the sixth inning. Scott Hairston chased Arroyo in the seventh with a mammoth two-run blast into the left field grandstand to make the score 6-3. However, the Mets went hitless from that point through the end of the game.
We knew it was over when...
Wilson Valdez(!) hit a two-run double in the seventh inning to give the Reds, and their stout bullpen, a 6-1 lead.
Elvin Ramirez struck out Joey Votto, the best hitter in baseball.
Nice job by cstroh8; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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