The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game
Scooter Gennett, I guess? He collected 2 hits and scored the Reds’ lone run in a game that looked to be a snoozer from the Reds’ point of view. So congrats, Scooter. Throw another trophy onto that shelf.
Honorable mentions are due to: Those of you who stuck it out and watched this one on a Saturday evening.
- The Reds got on the board first. Scooter Gennett led off the top of the 2nd with a single to left. He moved to 2nd base on a walk by Eugenio Suarez and then slid on over to 3rd on a passed ball. Scott Schebler then lifted a fly ball to right that brought in Scooter for a 1-0 lead. Unfortunately that would be all for the offense, as the Reds had no answer for Rafael Montero or the rest of the Mets’ pitching staff.
- That lead would be erased immediately in the bottom of the inning. Dominic Smith reached on a 2-out walk and then Kevin Plawecki smacked a 2-run dinger to right. Mets led, 2-1.
- Things stayed that way until the bottom of the 6th. Asdrubel Cabrera led of with a double then moved to third on a Brandon Nimmo ground out. With 2 outs, Dominic Smith singled to right and brought in Cabrera. Mets led, 3-1.
- The Mets started off the bottom of the 7th with back-to-back walks. That ended Homer Bailey’s night. Michael Lorenzen came in and, after the runners moved over on a sacrifice bunt, gave up a single to Norichika Aoki that deflected off of Gennett, scoring both runners. Asdrubel Cabrera came up and hit his 2nd double of the game to score Aoki. Mets led, 6-1.
- After a string of solid starts, Homer Bailey had some trouble tonight. He ended with a final line of 6 innings pitched, 6 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Hopefully he can bounce back next time out.
- The Reds hope to avoid the 4-game sweep tomorrow afternoon. Sal Romano will take the mound and will face off against Jacob DeGrom. First pitch will be at 1:10 PM ET.