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NEW YORK (AP) -- Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday.
Joey Votto homered and Zack Cozart had a career-high four hits, all off Matt Harvey, in a game that featured a little bit of everything -- including a testy exchange in the dugout between Cincinnati starter Mat Latos and teammate Jay Bruce.
Still, the Reds regrouped and won for the 10th time in 12 games. They finished a 7-2 trip against the bottom three teams in the NL East, moving a season-best 11 games over .500 at 29-18.
Harvey appeared headed for his first defeat of the season before the Mets rallied in the seventh. But they fell to 2-11 in their last 13 home games.
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The Reds will be donning camouflage jerseys and hats when they take the field against the Indians on Memorial Day, which believe it or not is next Monday.
In fact, all MLB teams will be wearing camo on the patriotic holiday in honor of those brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. It is because of them that we are able to live the lifestyle that...
Update By Clayton Collier on 5/22 at 12:20PM:
Major League Baseball has declined the Mets appeal to change a run charged to phenom Matt Harvey on Friday at Wrigley field to an error say Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The move would have lowered the 24-year old ace’s ERA from 1.55 to 1.41, however it will remain the former as he takes the hill against the Reds for the series finale...
Updated Post 5/22
During Tuesday night’s Mets broadcast, general manager Sandy Alderson said he intends to stick with slumping first baseman Ike Davis for a little while longer, but added that there’s a chance that he might be better off going to Triple-A Las Vegas for some period of time.
Alderson said it’s hard to ignore what Davis did in the second half of last season, but...
It doesn’t matter that Daniel Murphy hit the game-winning homer Sunday afternoon, or that he’s the Mets’ hottest hitter, he should be in the leadoff spot going forward for the Mets.
Because of Murphy’s high on-base percentage, batting him leadoff is something I have advocated, and I’m glad Terry Collins was thinking outside the box enough to make the move.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Leake pitched three-hit ball for seven sharp innings and the Cincinnati Reds parlayed star third baseman David Wright's early error Tuesday night into a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets.
Devin Mesoraco homered as the Reds won for the ninth time in 11 games. They scored three times in the first inning after Wright let a bases-loaded, two-out grounder skip...
The red-hot Redlegs return home this weekend feeling pretty good about themselves after completing one of the most successful road trips in recent memory. They wound up going 7-2 against the likes of Miami, Philadelphia, and New York, and could have very well gone 8-1 if it hadn't been for the blown save by the usually steady Aroldis Chapman last Sunday.
Ike Davis has lost his way. Not just at the plate, but in the field too. Terry Collins said after the game today, that the first baseman’s slump at the plate has not affected his play on the field. I beg to differ.
Maybe Terry feels a desperate need to defend his players, but to say that his last few miscues on the field are unrelated to what Davis is going through at the plate...
Mets vs Reds. 6pm coverage on SNY Murphy-4Baxter-9Wright-5Duda-7Ankiel-8Buck-2Davis-3Tejada-6Niese-1
— Kevin Burkhardt (@KBurkhardtSNY) May 21, 2013
@toogooden16 Reds Lineup @drob104 8, Cozart 6, Votto 3, Phllips 4, Bruce 9, @flavafraz21 5, @braunerhulk 7, Mesoraco 2, @mikeleake44 RHP
— Matthew Falkenbury (@dailystache) May 21, 2013
Gay Bruce is on Deck#GIsFun
— Zane Schwartz...
Let’s be honest. There’s not a single die hard Mets fan out there that hasn’t been sitting around waiting for the debut of Harvey. The days where we can brag “look at that 1-2 punch! Harvey, Wheeler! Your team might as well just not show up until they try to avoid a sweep.” That’s basically what everyone expects having been told that Wheeler is actually better than Harvey...
Mike Leake’s four-year career has seen multiple threats to his spot in the rotation. During nearly all of that time is that he has continued to throw the ball for the first pitch every fifth day. He was the first starting pitcher in over twenty years to bypass the minor leagues before his MLB debut and is just now entering what should be the peak years of his career.
Joe Hudson is off to a slow start in Dayton. Should we expect it to continue?
For a while, it looked like Terry Collin’s weird lineup choice going into the evening would actually work when Marlon Byrd ripped a three-run home run in the bottom of third. Perhaps unsurprisingly, however, the Mets would fail to score again the rest of the night and could not stage a comeback after Jay Bruce hit a go-ahead home run off Shaun Marcum in the sixth. To be fair to...
Cueto is back and Bruce is on fire which makes for a good week. Reds players are also leading the NL in 4 categories so that’s nice. Use promo code “RedLeg” on CincyShirts.com to save 15%
In this week’s show:
Last Week 4-2
Overall 27-18 (2ed best in NL
Division 1.5 Games back of StL
5-14 (Win vs Marlins 6-3) Homer CG 6H 2R 10K
1st BP knocks in Cozart on a single
Mike Leake, fresh off the worries of being demoted to the minors for some up-start rookie, dominated the New York Mets last night, shutting them out for 7 innings, while allowing only 3 hits. The offense used a game plan that I think should be repeated in the future and scored all the runs the team needed in the first. Sure some of it was due to the Mets pretending to be...
Adam Rubin hits on the one question many Met fans are now asking themselves after three seasons under Sandy Alderson. In a post to ESPN New York, Adam writes:
Forget Ike Davis’ struggles for a second. Forget even the payroll constraints, which is asking a lot to look past.
Here’s one question that rarely gets asked: Where are the Moneyball players with the Mets?
And by that...