After scoring a truckload of runs last night, the Mets ran up against the Reds' ace, Johnny Cueto, and could not get more than one run across the plate in a losing effort. Dilson Herrera drove home Travis d'Arnaud with an RBI single in the second and the Mets actually held a lead for the majority of this game, but Gee could not keep the Reds off the board with such a slim margin for error.
The Reds managed just two extra base hits all game, but they were both of the solo home run variety, as Todd Frazier hit a bomb in the sixth and pinch-hitter Chris Heisey hit a dinger in the seventh which gave the Reds the lead. Down 2-1, the Mets showed some fight and made it interesting in the ninth against Aroldis Chapman.
Eric Young, after stealing second, was unfortunately unable to keep his foot on the bag after attempting to steal third. After initially being called safe, Cincinnati challenged the play and it was correctly overturned. After a Wilmer Flores hard-earned walk, pinch hitter Eric Campbell struck out to end the game and any hopes of some late inning magic.
The Mets will hope to win the rubber game tomorrow afternoon with Zack Wheeler due to face Mat Latos.
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