Starting from June 15-17 the Mets hosted the Cincinnati Reds for a 3 game set. However after sweeping the Rays in which they scored 29 runs total in the series the Mets just scored 5 runs total in the series. Here is the series recap.
The Mets lost to a score of 3-7. Beside losing the game the Mets yet again lost Jason Bay to injury as he suffered a concussion trying to catch a ball in the second inning. The hit would later be an inside the park homerun for Reds outfielder Jay Bruce. Here are the notes of the game.
- Dillon Gee started as he pitched 6 innings as he gave up 4 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits and one walk. He struck out 4 batters.
- Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a solo homerun in he 6th inning.
- Scott Hairston hit a 2 run homerun in the 7th inning. It was his second against a right handed pitcher this season.
- Jeremy Hefner gave up 2 runs on 3 hits in a inning of relief.
The Mets lost to a score of 1-4. Reds outfielder Jay Bruce yet again hit a homerun as he hit a 3 run homerun to start off the game in the first inning. Here are the notes of the game.
- Jon Niese started as gave up 4 runs in 7 innings as he got his third loss of the season.
- David Wright drove in the only run as he got a double in the first.
- The Mets had numerous opportunities to score runs and get back into this game but were ineffective with runners in scoring position, going 2-for-12 in such situations and leaving seven runners on-base.
- The Mets left runners in scoring position in four different innings.
- The Mets have lost three out of four games against the Reds so far this season, all of which have been played at Citi Field.
The Mets lost to a score of 1-3. Their only run came on a bases loaded walk in the second and everything else was the Reds. Here are the notes of the game.
- Chris Young started for the Mets as he got his first loss since 2009. He is now 1-1 on the year. He threw 7 innings and gave up 3 runs (2 earned) on 9 hits, 2 walks and struck out 2 batters.
- Ike Davis extended is hitting streak to eight games.
- Josh Thole was the lone Mets to notch multiple hits. He was 2-for-4.
- The Reds mounted a rally with two outs and nobody on in the fifth to score all three of their runs.
- The Mets’ only run came when Young drew a two out, bases loaded walk in the second.
- The Reds became the first opponent to sweep the Mets at Citi Field this season.