Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 8/16/12
Hey, guys! We're only 17 games out in the division now! At this point in the season, I wouldn't normally watch the remainder of the games, but with my new love for blogging, I watch each game with a critical eye to provide the best analysis of each game.Tonight, I am glad that I watched the game. The Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds by a score of 8-4 to avoid being swept for the third time in the last 29 days. Matt Harvey was outstanding, throwing 7.2 innings, striking out 8, and allowing just one run on four hits. Frank Francisco tried his best to give up the lead in the ninth inning by allowing three runs, but to no avail. Jon Rauch came on and recorded the final out in the ninth to secure the Mets' 56th win of the season. Harvey also drove in two runs with an RBI double. Ike Davis and Jason Bay added solo homeruns each to propel the Mets to victory. Ruben Tejada and Mike Baxter added RBIs.At nine games back in the Wild Card, it is pretty safe to say that the season is over. The...
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