Cincinnati 6, NY Mets 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Gary Darling,
Attendance - 22659

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 6 10 1
NY Mets 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 19-17 9-8 10-9 W1
NY Mets 20-17 11-8 9-9 L2


Reds 6, Mets 3: Todd Frazier belted two homers, including a two-run blast to cap a four-run eighth inning, as visiting Cincinnati rallied for the victory.

Frazier also clubbed a solo homer in the seventh inning off Mets starter Johan Santana to pull the Reds within 3-2 before they broke it open against New York's bullpen. The three RBIs matched Frazier's season total entering the game.

Jose Arredondo (3-1) and Aroldis Chapman each pitched a scoreless inning before closer Sean Marshall worked the ninth for his seventh save.

Brandon Phillips singled home the tying run and Jay Bruce delivered a pinch-hit sacrifice fly to put Cincinnati ahead in the eighth before Frazier went deep off D.J. Carrasco.

Jon Rauch (3-2) was charged with three runs on three hits in one-third of an inning as the Mets absorbed their second straight defeat.

Reds starter Mike Leake, who lost his last four starts, allowed three runs - one earned - on seven hits in six innings.

Santana turned in his fifth consecutive quality start, going 6 2/3 innings and giving up two runs on six hits while striking out five.

Lucas Duda had three hits for the Mets but Daniel Murphy and David Wright saw their respective 11- and nine-game hitting streaks snapped.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Mets designated Carrasco for assignment after the game. He also gave up a homer in Tuesday's loss to Atlanta and has a 7.36 ERA in four relief appearances. LHP Robert Carson was recalled from Double-A Binghamton to take Carrasco's roster spot. ... Mets C Mike Nickeas executed a perfect suicide squeeze to plate Murphy for a 3-1 lead in the sixth. ... The Mets were officially named to host the 2013 All-Star Game during a news conference at City Hall on Wednesday. The team last hosted the game in 1964. ... Chapman hasn't allowed a run in 19 1/3 innings. ... Santana had a string of 18 consecutive scoreless innings against Cincinnati until Zack Cozart's RBI double in the third. ... Leake had two hits and a sacrifice bunt to boost his batting average to .333. ... New York's Ike Davis broke an 0-for-16 skid with an RBI double.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   NY Mets
Mike Leake Player Johan Santana
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.2
5 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 6
1.50 ERA 2.70
Cincinnati   NY Mets
Mike Leake Player Lucas Duda
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
1.000 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 10 2 18 .294 11 7 6 2 0 1
NY Mets 8 0 9 .235 13 9 3 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Mets have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Reds have a W/L % of .421 after a win and .647 after a loss.
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