The Mets defeated the Reds today by a score of 6-3 in Cincinnati. Noah Syndergaard started and went five innings, scattering six hits, walking four, and striking out seven. It was far from a perfect performance, but he managed to hold the Reds scoreless.
The bullpen was less lucky than Syndergaard. Gabriel Ynoa entered in the eighth inning and promptly loaded the bases on a walk and two singles and did not record an out. Addison Reed entered to try to escape the jam, but all three of Ynoa’s inherited runners scored. Jeurys Familia, after giving up a leadoff single to Joey Votto, locked down his 47th save in the ninth.
Jose Reyes hit a solo home run to lead off the game, and also scored on a wild pitch in the third. Curtis Granderson and Wilmer Flores added home runs, and Yoenis Cespedes knocked in Asdrubal Cabrera with a double in the top of the ninth.
The Mets have now won their last five series, and are—at worst, depending on tonight’s results—one game out of the second Wild Card spot.
GameThread Roll Call
Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.