He didn't pitch very well again.
The Reds (71-47) were riding a five-game winning streak and looking to sweep the Mets (56-62), but New York and Matt Harvey (W 2-3, 3.00) had other ideas. Harvey struck out eight, while allowing just one earned run on four hits over 7.2 innings to lead the Metropolitans to an 8-4 victory. Homer Bailey (L 10-8, 4.16) once again struggled for the Reds, while the bats were kept mostly quiet all night by the Mets' pitching staff and a ninth inning rally fell short. You win five, you lose some I guess.
Here's the good, the bad, and the notables:
-Jay Bruce collected a seventh-inning RBI (74) to get the Reds on the scoreboard, then doubled and scored a run in the ninth.
-Brandon Phillips recorded a double and a run scored.
-Ryan Ludwick hit his 22nd home run of the year in the ninth.
-Alfredo Simon delivered 1.1 scoreless innings of relief, while Logan Ondrusek added one of his own.
-Miguel Cairo and Zack Cozart tried to rally the Reds i...