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.

Final R H E
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

Not-So-Random Thoughts
–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.