The Mets shut out the Reds in Cincinnati this afternoon 5-0. It was the Mets’ twelfth straight victory against them, stretching back to last season.
- Bartolo Colon took the ball and was, as usual, inexplicably great. He went 6.0 innings while giving up no runs on six hits, one walk, and two strikeouts. He worked out of trouble in the third and the sixth using whatever black magic he’s been conjuring the last few seasons. It was just what the Mets needed after the schedule makers and ESPN screwed them on a day game following a very late Sunday night game.
- Because of the late night and early arrival, the Mets started a lineup kindly described as “irregular” by Gary Cohen. Despite being struck out 12 times, they scored five runs on ten hits. Matt Reynolds and Kelly Johnson hit solo homers while Asdrubal Cabrera and Alejandro De Aza also knocked one in apiece.
- Speaking of Reynolds, he had himself a great game at the plate despite a reported tough trek from Vegas to Cincinnati. Working on one hour of sleep, he went 3 for 4 with that solo homer and an RBI single.
- What the heck was Wilmer Flores doing? He also went 3 for 4 but was only on base once. He hit a single in the first that he tried to stretch into a double and was thrown out at second. In the fourth, he hit a double that he tried to stretch into a triple and was thrown out at third. Delusions of speed. Blame it on the lack of sleep. Still, he had a good day at the plate.
- Get some rest, boys. There’s a wild card to take.