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Final Score: Mets 5, Reds 3—Yoenis does it all

Cespedes does it with the bat and the arm

New York Mets v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

The Mets defeated the Reds by a score of 5-3 tonight, extending their winning streak to four games. As has been a theme this season, all of the Mets runs came on home runs. Curtis Granderson, Jose Reyes, and Alejandro De Aza all contributed solo shots, and Yoenis Cespedes hit the go-ahead two run home run. Cespedes also shut down the Reds’ last scoring threat in the 8th Inning, as Brandon Phillips hit an Addison Reed slider off the wall in left field, and Cespedes barehanded the ball and threw a strike to Kelly Johnson to nail Phillips at second base.

On the pitching side, Rafael Montero made his second start of the season, and his control problems continued. He walked four batters in 4.1 innings, and this time three runners managed to come around and score. After Montero departed, the Mets’ bullpen recorded 4.2 innings of zero-run, seven-strikeout ball. Josh Smoker, Fernando Salas, and Jeurys Familia were all especially dominant, striking out two batters apiece.

GameThread Roll Call

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