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Final score: Reds 14, Mets 4—Decidedly in the Red

The Mets were blown out in Cincinnati.

MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

In the first game of their three-game series in Cincinnati, the Mets were blown out by the Reds and lost 14-4. Although they scored a run in the top of the first, the Mets were pretty much out of the game by the time that inning ended. Chris Flexen served up a game-tying single in the bottom of that frame and followed that up by allowing a grand slam.

The Reds never really looked back from there, and Flexen finished the night with seven runs allowed, four strikeouts, and four walks in four-and-two-thirds innings. That leaves him with a 6.89 ERA for the major league portion of his season.

And while Josh Smoker and Jeurys Familia weren’t charged with any runs over two-and-one-third innings, Chase Bradford did not fare nearly as well. The rookie gave up seven runs, five of which were earned, on six hits with no strikeouts and one walk—and did not record an out in the process. But the highlight of the game was undoubtedly the fact that Kevin Plawecki pitched and didn’t allow any runs of his own, lowering his career ERA to 12.00 in the process.

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