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Final Score: Reds 7, Mets 2-Bad pitching dooms Mets

Jason Vargas was not sharp yet again.

New York Mets v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Reds poured it on early and late to defeat the Mets 7-2. Jason Vargas was on the mound and not good once again. He loaded the bases in the first inning and gave up two runs before recording an out. Eugenio Suarez drove in those runs with a single, and then added to his tally in the third with a RBI double. Tucker Barnhardt followed him that inning with a RBI hit and the Reds had a four-run lead. Vargas lasted just four innings and struck out only one. It could have been much worse but still not a great start by any means.

As for the Mets offense they were getting shut down by Luis Castillo until Wilmer Flores was double switched into the game. He put the Mets on the board with a solo home run in the sixth and Castillo was pulled a few batters later. Amir Garrett came in and walked Adrian Gonzalez with the bases loaded and the Mets pulled to within two.

That remained the score until the combined efforts of AJ Ramos and Hansel Robles allowed the Reds to increase their lead. Ramos allowed a leadoff double to Scott Schebler in the seventh, and Robles allowed that run and more to score. The big blow came off the bat of Scooter Gennett who hit a two-run home run off Robles.

The Mets did attempt to rally in the late innings but could not get anything across against the Reds awful bullpen. Not good.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  7. TheDude12: 30
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  9. SilverLaker: 26
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