Break out the brooms! For the first time in team history, the Mets swept a four game series against the Reds in Cincinnati, taking the finale by the score of 10-9. After falling behind 2-1, the Mets put up a four spot in the fourth inning, thanks in part to a bases loaded, base-clearing double by Lucas Duda, to go up 5-2. The Reds got one back in the bottom of the inning, but the Amazins scored four more times in the fifth, thanks to a three-run doubled from Jason Bay, to go up 9-3.
The offensive out-pour was apparently too much for starter Chris Capuano, who got the win despite allowing six runs on eight hits and three walks with four strikeouts in five and one-third innings, and the bullpen, and the Reds fought back. Cincinnati scored four runs of their own in the sixth, capped off by a three run-homer from ex-Met Miguel Cairo, and another in the seventh to trim the lead to 9-8. However, the Amazins got an insurance run in the ninth when Logan Ondrusek uncorked a wild pitch with the sacks full to score Angel Pagan. Jason Isringhausen allowed a solo homer to Joey Votto in the bottom of the ninth, but held on for his fourth save of the season.
METS GAME HIGHLIGHTS:
- Lucas Duda came through for the second consecutive game, going 2-4 with a three-run double that gave the Mets a lead they never relinquished.
- Jason Bay collected three hits, including two doubles (upping his season total to seven), and drove in three.
- David Wright continued his “I’m Back,” campaign, going 3-5 with one RBI and two runs scored
- Bobby Parnell was the most effective Mets pitcher on the afternoon, needing just eight pitches to retire the side in order in the eighth inning.
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