Reds 7, Mets 3: Bay Goes Down, Reds Go To Town, Mets Fans Frown

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.

What else?

Elvin Ramirez struck out Joey Votto, the best hitter in baseball.

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by cstroh8; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 cstroh8 129
2 MetsFan4Decades 99
3 sj10689 93
4 TKFJ 75
5 BurleighGrimes 69
6 CervezaVerde 63
7 Terry_is_God 58
8 Russ 56
9 MookieTheCat 52
10 TWilliAM 51
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Amazin' Avenue

You must be a member of Amazin' Avenue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Amazin' Avenue. You should read them.

Join Amazin' Avenue

You must be a member of Amazin' Avenue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Amazin' Avenue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker