Mets Vs. Reds: New York Completes Comeback In 9-4 Win On Thursday

The Mets came back to win, 9-4, after trailing the Reds 4-0 on Thursday.

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Mets Vs. Reds Final Score: New York Uses Five-Run Eighth Inning To Win, 9-4

The New York Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 9-4, in Game 2 on Thursday of their two game set at Citi Field. The Mets split the series after losing the first game, 6-3, on Wednesday.

The Mets used knuckleballer R.A. Dickey at pitcher while the Reds used Mat Latos. Dickey went six innings, giving up four runs (three earned) while walking one batter striking out eight. Latos gave up three runs, all earned in five innings of work. Latos struck out seven and walked three batters.

The Reds built a 4-0 lead in the game between the fourth and fifth innings. Joey Votto's solo shot started the scoring in the fourth inning while the Reds batted around for three runs in the fifth inning, including Latos providing some of his own offense with a sacrifice fly. The Mets answered right back in the fifth with a two-run double from Lucas Duda. New York got one run in each of the sixth and seventh innings on sacrifice flies to tie the game at 4. A David Wright double in the eighth inning brought home Rob Johnson to give the Mets their first lead of the game at 5-4. The Mets then blew the game wide open. First, Justin Turner hit an RBI single. Then, Ronny Cedeno blasted a three-run homer to push the lead to 9-4.

The Mets bullpen got the job done by holding the Reds to just three hits while striking out three batters over the final three innings. Frank Francisco came in to close out the ninth and walked one batter in a scoreless inning. Bobby Parnell was given the decision for the win for New York for his work in the eighth inning. He allowed one hit and struck out a batter. Logan Ondrusek who gave up five runs, all earned, in the eighth got the loss for Cincinnati.

The Mets will be on the road for their next series against the Toronto Blue Jays which starts on Friday.

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Mets Vs. Reds: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

The New York Mets could really use a long game from starter R.A. Dickey on Thursday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds. Dickey might be the Mets' best insurance policy against a wobbly bullpen that coughed up a win on Wednesday night against the Reds.

New York's pen has blown four of its last five save chances and surrendered in just over 19 innings of work in the Mets' last seven games. Right-handed reliever D.J. Carrasco was designated for assignment after another rough outing on Wednesday, but the problem extends beyond Carrasco, including Jon Rauch and closer Frank Francisco.

The bats could help too if they can get to Reds' starter Mat Latos. The right-hander held the Nationals to one run in five innings in his last start, which came on the heels of an 11 strike out win over Pittsburgh. Latos is 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA in his career against the Mets.

Thursday's game starts at 1:10 p.m. and can be seen on SNY.

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New York Mets Reliever D.J. Carrasco Designated For Assignment

New York Mets relief pitcher D.J. Carrasco gave up an eighth inning two-run homer to Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier on Wednesday night that proved to be too much for the team to handle. Carrasco was designated for assignment by the Mets following the game.

Carrasco took it in stride. As reported by CBS New York, the 35-year-old right-hander acknowledged the move in light of his recent struggles.

"It's pretty self-explanatory," Carrasco said. "I would have done the same thing if I were the general manager."

Carrasco hit Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun in a Tuesday loss to Milwaukee. For the season, he has allowed three earned runs and two home runs in three and a third innings of work. He struggled with the Mets last season as well, posting a 6.02 ERA over 42 appearances.

The Mets play the Reds again on Thursday afternoon.

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Mets Vs. Reds Final Score: New York Bullpen Coughs Up 6-3 Loss

The New York Mets watched the bullpen squander a two-run in a Wednesday night loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds won by a final score of 6-3, handing the Mets their third loss in their last four games.

Reliever Jon Rauch was given the loss after surrendering three runs in the eighth inning, including a two-run shot from Reds' third baseman Todd Frazier, his second home run of the night. Rauch had a 2.93 ERA prior to this game. It was his second appearance, out of 18 total, in which he allowed three earned runs.

Johan Santana worked six and two-thirds innings for the Mets, striking out five and walking two. It was the second straight no-decision for Santana who has a 1-2 record to go with a 2.89 ERA to go with a 46/14 strike out-to-walk ratio in 43 innings and seven starts this season.

The Mets and the Reds go at it again on Thursday afternoon in the final game of a two-game set. R.A. Dickey will face off against Mat Latos.

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