The Mets scored in five of their first six innings, beating the Reds, 10-2, and sweeping the three-game series. The Mets are now 15-2 in their last 17 games and head into an off day Thursday with a 73-39 record.
For the game, the Mets pounded out 13 hits and added four walks and two HBP. Newcomers Daniel Vogelbach and Tyler Naquin again played big roles, combining for four hits, three runs and four RBIs. They both had a double and Naquin added a home run, a 439-foot shot to right field. Naquin is now batting .367 as a Met, with seven of his 11 hits going for extra-bases.
Francisco Lindor scored in the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Jeff McNeil, the 13th-straight game he’s scored a run, tying a franchise record for the Mets. McNeil later doubled in a run in the sixth, giving him a 13-game hitting streak. McNeil is 22-54 (.407) with 10 extra-base hits in the streak.
Taijuan Walker made his first start since being knocked out early against the Braves. He began the game with a 6-pitch inning and he ended up throwing six innings and picked up his 10th win of the year and is a perfect 6-0 this year in day games. Seth Lugo, Trevor Williams and Adonis Medina closed things out with a scoreless inning apiece.
The Mets are now 38-15 in their last 53 games with the Reds.