On a frigid, misty night at Citi Field, Jenrry Mejia flirted with danger all night but looked sharp when it counted, especially considering the inclement weather. The lone mark on his ledger came in the top of the third when, after taking a shot off his ankle, he allowed a two-out RBI single to Jay Bruce. But Lucas Duda, newly coronated as the everyday first baseman, had Mejia's back, accounting for all the Mets scoring with a pair of two-run homers off of Reds starter Mike Leake.
Another two-run bomb by Bruce off of John Lannan in the top of the seventh cut the Mets' lead to one run, but the rest of the Mets' pitchers contributed scoreless relief. (Yes, the Mets' relief pitchers.) Kyle Farnsworth added a zero in his 1 1/3 innings, while Jose Valverde nailed down his first save since becoming Closer By Default, thus capping the Mets' first actual win of 2014.
Full recap to come.
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