Lucas Duda Shines in Mets High Scoring Victory
1st Inning (Mets): Wright singled to right field, Murphy scored but Wright was thrown out at second attempting to advance after throw went to home plate (1-0).
1st Inning (Reds): Votto doubled to deep right center allowing Stubbs to score (1-1). After that Phillips doubled to deep center scoring Votto (2-1).
4th Inning (Mets):With the bases loaded, Duda doubled to deep right field scoring all three runners Murphy, Wright and Pagan (4-2). Thole then singled to center scooting Duda home. (5-2).
4th Inning (Reds): Homer Bailey singled to right center field, scoring Fraizer. (5-3)
5th Inning (Mets): Pagan singled to right center field with bases loaded scoring Turner scored,and moving Murphy and Wright to 3rd and 2nd base. (6-3). With the bases still loaded Bay doubled to deep right center field scoring, Murphy, Wright and Pagan. (9-3).
6th Inning (Reds): Hernandez doubled to left center field, scoring Bruce. (9-4). Cairo then hit a pinch hit three run home run after Fraizer walked. (9-7).
7th Inning (Reds): Bruce doubled to left center field, scoring Heisey. (9-8).
8th Inning (Mets): Pagan scored on wild pitch by relief pitcher Ondrusek. (10-8).
9th Inning (Reds): Votto hit a solo home run to center field. (10-9).
Mets won the fourth game of the four game series by the score of 10-9. They ended up taking the 4 game sweep.
Chris Capuano got the win, but didn't pitch well to receive the win. He is now (9-10 4.51) after pitching 5.1 innings, allowing 6 earned runs on 8 hits, 3 walks and struck out 4 on 98 pitches.
Homer Bailey received the loss, in which he did deserve with his performance. He is now (5-5 4.68) after allowing a career high 9 earned runs on 12 hits through 4+ innings of work. He only struck out 2 and walked 2 on 74 pitches.
After Carlos Beltran was traded, Lucas Duda has stepped his game up these last 2 games. He had a crucial bases loaded double in the 4th inning, giving the Mets back the lead in the 4th inning. Although he is playing very well, no one can replace Mr. Beltran.
Jose Reyes had his worst series this season, getting only 3 base hits in 4 games.
David Wright has unloaded since his return, and it is a great sign after his 1st half misery.
The Mets won all four games against the Reds in the series, which is considered to be a sweep. The Mets bats are doing very well, but the number one player right now is Daniel Murphy, who continues to dominate opposing pitching.
This is a great sign that the Mets are not putting up the "white flag" yet, and will still compete for the wild card spot.
The Mets will face Chin Ming Wang tomorrow night, Wang's first appearance in the Major Leagues since his injury a couple years ago with the Yankees. That game should be interesting.
Carlos Beltran grounded out for his first at bat with his new team, the San Francisco Giants. Since they are playing the Philadelphia, he got boed.
Game Ball: Lucas Duda receives the game ball for his 3 run double in the 4th inning. That was clutch, giving the Mets the lead. He is under lots of pressure after taking over the all-star Carlos Beltran's spot.
Bottom Line: No Beltran, No Problem.