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The Mets were shut out through six innings Tuesday night against Brandon Finnegan, as the Reds' southpaw appeared on pace for his second win of the season. The seventh inning presented a dramatic turn of events, however, as Yoenis Cespedes—who had been out of the lineup with a leg bruise—connected for a pinch-hit home run to tie the game at three. David Wright added an RBI single later in the frame to set up a save situation for Jeurys Familia, who tossed a 1-2-3 inning in the team's first come-from-behind victory of the season.
It may not have been a quality start, but Bartolo Colon reached 3,000 career innings pitched during Tuesday's outing against the Reds.
David Wright was 3-for-27 at the plate leading up to his game-winning single.
Around the NL East
The Mets gained a game on Washington, as the Nationals took a 4-3 loss to Vince Velasquez and the Phillies. Acquired from Houston in the Ken Giles trade, Velasquez has now pitched to a 1.78 ERA through his first four starts.
The Marlins improved to 8-11 with a road win against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. Miami is making a starting rotation change in the early season, calling up lefty Justin Nicolino while optioning Jarred Cosart to Triple-A New Orleans.
Around the Majors
The Blue Jays aren't offering Edwin Encarnacion enough to keep him in Toronto long-term, writes Marc Normandin of SB Nation. At last mention, the team was willing to pay over $20 million for three years to extend Jose Bautista.
Big league pitchers have adjusted to Trevor Story, writes Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs. The Rockies' shortstop is just 7 for his last 42 with one RBI.
Yesterday at AA
Aaron Yorke wrote about Neil Walker's early season splits, pointing out the switch-hitter's unsustainable walk and strikeout rates.
Noel Purcell supplied us with video highlights of the Mets' 5-3 win over the Reds on Monday.
Lukas Vlahos recapped Monday's minor league games in the Mets Daily Prospect Report.
Jeffrey Paternostro and Brian Salvatore hosted episode 183 of Amazin' Avenue Audio.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1983, Nolan Ryan set the MLB record for most career strikeouts. Ryan amassed 493 of those K's as a member of the Mets from 1966-1971.
Happy birthday to Orber Moreno, Frank Catalanotto, Eric Hillman, Bob Macdonald, and Brian Giles.