|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.