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Trevor Bauer hit hard again, Reds fall to Mets 6-3

I think we’ve used that headline before.

MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Kyle Farmer socked a dinger, Tucker Barnhart did, too, and that was pretty much all the Cincinnati Reds offense could muster on the day. I suppose it’s worth noting that Joey Votto did chip in with a very-Votty single, run, and trio of walks, but whatever.

Pair that with yet another mediocre (at best) outing from Trevor Bauer, and that’s a recipe for a straightforward defeat at the hands of the New York Mets, which is exactly what happened.

Go get ‘em next year, Reddos.

Key Plays

  • The start of this one was, shall we say, not good for Bauer. After retiring the first pair of batters he faced in the Top of the 1st, he allowed back to back doubles to Pete Alonso and Robinson Cano, the latter scoring the former. Bauer then plunked Wilson Ramos before serving up a meatball to Michael Conforto that was destroyed half-way up the RF bleachers for a 3-run shot. Reds trailed immediately, 4-0.
  • The Reds did punch back a bit in the Bottom of the 1st, however. Votto and Eugenio Suarez hit back to back singles to put runners on the corners, and Votto then scored on a sac fly by Aristides Aquino. Reds trailed, 4-1.
  • The Bottom of the 5th saw the Reds poke another run across the plate, this time on a solo dinger by Farmer off Mets starter Marcus Stroman over the wall in right-center. Reds trailed, 4-2.
  • Bauer was back to his meatballing ways in the Top of the 6th, this time serving up a solo blast to J.D. Davis that put the Reds in a 5-2 hole.
  • Barnhart heartburn’d a solo wang off Seth Lugo in the Bottom of the 8th, but Brandon Nimmo countered with a solo shot of his own a half-inning later. That left the Reds behind 6-3, which is how this one wrapped.

Tony Graphanino

Source: FanGraphs

Other Notes

  • The Reds have yet another off-day on Monday, for some reason. At least that might help their army of sick dudes get a tad bit healthier, I suppose.
  • On Tuesday, they’ll continue their final homestand of the season by opening the final home series of the season, as the Milwaukee Brewers and their quest for a postseason appearance will come to town. Sonny Gray will toe the rubber for Cincinnati, while Milwaukee will counter with Adrian Houser on the bump. First pitch in that one is set for 6:40 PM ET, so plan accordingly.
  • Tunes.