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Final Score: Mets 7, Reds 6 - The streak is over, long live the streak

The Mets won for the first time in more than a week in P.J. Conlon’s major league debut.

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

It wasn’t exactly pretty, but the Mets hung on to defeat Cincinnati in the opening of their three game set, 7-6. The offense was cooking early, launching four home runs in the first five innings (Michael Conforto, Jay Bruce, and Adrian Gonzalez twice) in support of P.J. Conlon, who was good enough in his spot start for Jacob deGrom. Paul Sewald and Robert Gsellman coughed up runs to make things closer, but Jeurys Familia locked down the win with a clean ninth.

Conlon went 3.2 innings in his major league debut, striking out one and walking two, while allowing four hits and three runs. His first time through the order, his funky stuff and solid changeup had the Reds off balance despite his below average velocity. Cincinnati figured things out quickly, registering a home run and three doubles to chase Conlon before he had a chance to collect his first career win. He did manage to collect his first hit with a ground ball single.

The win is the Mets’ first since 4/27 in San Diego. The Mets also registered a season high nine extra base hits, as the trip to Great American Ball Park woke up some of the Mets’ power bats. Jason Vargas takes the mound against struggling right hander Luis Castillo tomorrow evening.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by BK_Machetero3191; his effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. BK_Machetero3191: 80
  2. stickguy: 79
  3. MetsFan4Decades: 60
  4. amazins8669: 55
  5. Marquis Grisson: 54
  6. BurleighGrimes: 49
  7. Gina: 49
  8. olderfan62: 42
  9. Jets Mets Devils Nets 16: 41
  10. AnneInFlushing: 39