The Short Version: Robert Stephenson and the rest of these jokers walked 11 Mets hitters, and the Reds embarrassed themselves in the final game of this series in New York.
|Cincinnati Reds (50-65)||0||7||1|
|New York Mets (47-65)||8||8||1|
|W: deGrom (6-7) L: Stephenson (0-1)|
|FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score|
–At times, Robert Stephenson looked pretty good. Mostly, he looked like the same Bob Steve that we’ve seen before. I look forward to his next start, but he showed very little of the guy who had been putting up pretty good numbers in Triple-A.
–This looked an awful lot like the April Reds.
–Jim Riggleman again called for a bunt with Billy Hamilton on first base. Again, it backfired. This wasn’t the difference in the game, but it’s so tiresome.
–Would it kill Phillip Ervin to hit a cutoff man once in a while? On the bright side, however, Ervin did pitch a perfect 1/3 of an inning.
–That’s all I can stomach before turning the page on this one. Feel free to add your own recap below.
–The Reds will return home to begin a weekend series against the Diamondbacks on Friday. Anthony DeSclafani will take the hill.
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