Not that losses are ever good (and not that this game meant anything), but this was a “bad loss” for the Mets. After receiving a stellar outing by rookie Chris Schwinden (five innings, five hits, two earned-runs, one walk, and five strikeouts), the bullpen did everything in its power to prevent a win.
Tim Byrdak took the ball in the in the seventh, and proceeded to surrender back-to-back singles to Joey Votto and Jay Bruce. Terry Collins replaced Byrdak with Josh Stinson, who then gave-up a three-run homerun to Chris Heisey.
Despite the Mets scoring a run in the eighth, it wasn’t enough to overcome the Reds powerful three-run inning. Jose Reyes, Ruben Tejada, Willie Harris, and Nick Evans all enjoyed multi-hit games, with Reyes and Evans knocking-in two RBI each. Reyes also swiped his thirty-eighth stolen base of the season.
With just two games to go, the Mets are now at 76-84.
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