Seth Lugo threw a brilliant six scoreless innings to defeat the Reds 5 to 1 at Citi Field. Lugo was backed up by two Jose Reyes home runs and the first ever long ball from Travis Taijeron. Lugo looked in charge with a mix of his trademark tight spin curve and well-placed fastballs. He allowed some base runners, but made the big pitches when he had to to keep them from scoring.
Tommy Milone threw a scoreless frame and Paul Sewald and Jerry Blevins combined for another to keep the Reds off the board through eight innings. Blevins started the ninth and got into some trouble, but A.J. Ramos was able to bail him out and notch his 27th save of the season.
That’s three wins in a row for the Mets who are getting some consistent pitching and surprising power from a lineup who’s top home run hitters are all either on other rosters or on the DL. Tomorrow the resurgent Rafael Montero takes the hill against the struggling Homer Bailey. Let’s go Mets.