After losing three of four games to the Braves over the weekend, the Mets defeated the Reds this evening in Queens 6-4. Homer Bailey started for the Reds, and got roughed up pretty badly early on.
The Mets got on the board early, scoring three runs on singles from Wilmer Flores, Todd Frazier, and Austin Jackson in the first inning. Kevin Plawecki hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth, and Flores added another run when he drove in Amed Rosario.
In the sixth inning, Jeff McNeil absolutely crushed a home run to the second deck in the right field, to put the Mets up 6-0.
Noah Syndergaard looked great through the first six innings in his second start back from the disabled list. In the seventh, Syndergaard hit back to back batters, and then gave up two hits, to let in the first Cincinnati run and be run from the game. Syndergaard went six and a third innings, striking out six, walking one, hitting two batsmen, and giving up six hits.
Bobby Wahl relieved Syndergaard, who walked Joey Votto to force in a run, struck out Scooter Gennet for the second out of the inning. Robert Gsellman took over with two outs, and gave up a single to Eugenio Suarez, which plated another two runs. He eventually settled down, and retired the next four batters he faced, to get the Mets through the eighth. Jerry Blevins closed the game out for the Mets, retiring the Reds in order in the ninth.
Full recap to follow.
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