Cincinnati 7, NY Mets 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 15, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 74°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Joyce, First Base - Jim Reynolds, Second Base - Victor Carapazza, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 34716

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cincinnati 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 7 11 0
NY Mets 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 4 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 36-27 20-13 16-14 W4
NY Mets 35-30 19-13 16-17 L1


Reds 7, Mets 3: Red-hot Brandon Phillips homered for the third straight game and Jay Bruce hit an inside-the-park homer as visiting Cincinnati extended its winning streak to four games.

Bronson Arroyo (3-4) went six-plus solid innings, allowing three runs on four hits, to pick up his first win since May 7 and end the Mets' winning streak at three games.

Wilson Valdez had two hits and three RBIs and Ryan Ludwick add a run-scoring double for the Reds, who have amassed 31 runs during their four consecutive victories.

Scott Hairston belted a two-run homer and Kirk Nieuwenhuis added a solo blast - his third in two days - for New York, which saw left fielder Jason Bay leave with a possible concussion after crashing into the wall while trying to make a catch on Bruce's homer in the second.

Arroyo was cruising with a one-hitter through five innings, but gave up the homer to Nieuwenhuis in the sixth and Hairston's blast in the seventh that cut the lead to 6-3 and ended his night.

Mets starter Dillon Gee (4-5) lost his second straight start, giving up four runs - three earned - on five hits in six innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Phillips is 11-for-22 with three homers and nine RBIs in his last five games. ... Major League Baseball denied an appeal by the Mets of a scoring decision that would have given RHP R.A. Dickey a no-hitter. Dickey allowed one hit against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, an infield bouncer in the first inning that 3B David Wright was unable to grab bare-handed. ... Reds 3B Scott Rolen went 1-for -3 in the first of two scheduled rehab games at Triple-A Louisville on Friday night. He has been out since May 12 with a strained shoulder. ... Valdez made his first start in center field Friday. Valdez was needed because Chris Heisey left Thursday's game with a mild groin strain and Drew Stubbs is on the 15-day DL.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   NY Mets
Bronson Arroyo Player Dillon Gee
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 5
4.50 ERA 4.50
Cincinnati   NY Mets
Zack Cozart Player Ike Davis
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.400 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 11 2 22 .297 14 6 6 2 0 0
NY Mets 4 2 10 .129 4 8 3 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Mets have a W/L % of .514 after a win and .567 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Reds have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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