9/24 Game Recap: Mets Top Reds 4-2

By Danny Abriano

Tonight in Cincinnati, the Mets beat the Reds 4-2 in the second game of their three game set.

Sep 24, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (28) is congratulated by left fielder Eric Young Jr. (22) after Murphy hit a three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake (not pictured) in the second inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

In the second inning, the Mets blitzed the Reds.  Wilfredo Tovar opened the scoring with an RBI single.  Later in the frame, Daniel Murphy extended the Mets’ lead to 4-0 when he smoked a 3 run homer.

The Reds scratched out a run in the second inning on an RBI grounder by Devin Mesoraco, and drew within 4-2 in the fifth when Joey Votto grounded into a run scoring double play.

The scoring stopped after the fifth, and Vic Black earned his first big league save when he closed out the victory in the ninth.


  • Jonathon Niese got the start for the Mets and tossed 7 strong innings in what may have been his last start of the season.  His line: 7 innings pitched, 2 runs on 8 hits, 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts.  He lowered his ERA to 3.74.

Next Up:

The Mets and Reds wrap up their three game set tomorrow at 12:35 PM.  Daisuke Matsuzaka gets the start for New York.  He’ll be opposed by Mat Latos.

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