National League Game Summary - Cincinnati at New York|
(Thursday, May 17th)
Final Score: New York 9, Cincinnati 4
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - David Wright crushed a go-ahead, RBI double in
the bottom of the eighth, lifting the Mets to a 9-4 victory over the Reds to
salvage a split of a two-game series at Citi Field on Thursday.
Lucas Duda and Justin Turner each knocked in two runs, Wright scored three
times and Ronny Cedeno added a three-run blast in a five-run eighth inning as
the Mets snapped a brief two-game skid.
"These guys are a resilient bunch," remarked Mets manager Terry Collins. "They
don't get down when they lose tough games. They just know they have to come
out and play. They're a joy to be around."
Bobby Parnell (1-0) got the victory after tossing a scoreless top of the
eighth, while starter R.A. Dickey was charged for four runs -- three earned --
on five hits with eight strikeouts over six frames.
Logan Ondrusek (3-1) suffered the loss after giving up five runs on four hits
and a walk in the eighth inning. Starter Mat Latos struck out seven and
allowed three runs on seven hits over his five-plus innings of work.
"It's something that's going to happen," Ondrusek said. "I have to bear down
next time and do a better job and not give up five."
Joey Votto added a solo blast in defeat as the Reds lost their second game in
The Mets trailed 4-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but scored nine
unanswered runs to complete the comeback victory.
Andres Torres slapped a one-out single in the fifth and Wright worked a walk
two batters later. Duda then lined a double into right, scoring both runners
to bring the Mets within 4-2.
Ike Davis drew a leadoff walk in the sixth before a single from Cedeno
marked the end of Latos' afternoon. J.J. Hoover entered and Mike Nickeas got
down a bunt that Todd Frazier misplayed at third to load the bases before
pinch-hitter Mike Baxter's sacrifice fly to left pulled the Mets within one.
Aroldis Chapman walked Wright to start the bottom of the seventh and Duda
followed with a flare into shallow center.
Daniel Murphy then lifted a fly ball into center field where Drew Stubbs made
a diving effort, but saw the ball tip off his glove to load the bases before a
sac fly from a pinch-hitting Turner tied the game at 4-4.
Ondrusek entered for the Reds in the eighth, but Rob Johnson reached on a bunt
single with one out before scoring from first on Wright's double into center
field to give the Mets a 5-4 lead.
After Duda flied out and Murphy was intentionally walked, Turner lifted a fly
ball into shallow left field that no one was able to get under, allowing
Wright to score before Cedeno's first homer of the year pushed the margin to
Earlier in the game, Votto's sixth homer of the season gave the Reds a 1-0
lead in the fourth before they added three more in the fifth.
After not walking a batter over the first four frames, Dickey plunked Ryan
Ludwick to start the fifth and walked Frazier before Ryan Hanigan plated
Ludwick with a double into center field.
Latos then pushed a run across with a sac fly and Hanigan scored on a passed
ball to give the Reds a 4-0 lead.
Votto extended his streak of reaching base safely to 28 games with his home
run in the fourth...Chapman had gone 19 1/3 consecutive innings without
allowing a run this season...Ondrusek also had his streak of 15 1/3
consecutive scoreless innings snapped.
05/17 18:51:09 ET