|Cincinnati Reds (61-81)||1||9||1|
|New York Mets (62-79)||5||8||0|
|W: Lugo (6-4) L: Garrett (3-7) S: Ramos (27)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
Well, I guess Joey Votto had a couple of hits and a walk. Scooter Gennett and Tucker Barnhart had a couple of singles each.
Ariel Hernandez and Luke Farrell pitched shutout innings of relief after the game was over.
But that’s it.
–Amir Garrett was working on a pretty good little outing into the fifth inning. He recorded the first two outs quickly, then grabbed his calf after a pitch. The trainer came out to the mound, manager Bryan Price came out, and all of the Nation held its collective breath. After a couple of minutes, Garrett threw a few warmup pitches and stayed in the game…
..then proceeded to allow a single to Mets pitcher Seth Lugo. And then he surrendered Jose Reyes second home run of the night. What had been thisclose to a five inning, two-run outing for Garrett became a 4-0 Reds deficit.
–Cody Reed didn’t look great in his one inning of work, though he could have escaped without any damage if he hadn’t been victimized by a Scooter Gennett error. He did give up a couple of hits and a walk, and one unearned run.
–That’s two losses in a row, but at least the Reds are hanging out in New York City. That’s probably fun. Hope the guys get to go to a show — Waitress gets pretty good reviews — or maybe they can grab a nice dinner at Craft or somewhere. Maybe some frozen hot chocolate. I dunno, lots of fun stuff to do in NYC after the game. You know, it’s the city that never sleeps.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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