Aaron Harang started for the Mets and was a bit inconsistent, surrendering six walks in six innings. However, he worked out of trouble on multiple occasions to limit the Reds to just two runs. His final line: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 6 BB, 1 K.
Lucas Duda had a decent night at the plate, driving in a run on a sac fly in the third and then tying the game with a solo shot in the sixth.
Gonzalez Germen, Pedro Feliciano, and Frank Francisco held the Reds scoreless in the seventh and eighth.
The Reds had the winning run at third with no outs in the ninth, but David Aardsma got out of the jam with a groundout and two pop ups.
For a full recap and box score, check out SNY.TV.
Andrew Wharton, ContributorI’m just gonna say this: I’m tired. I just spent the entire day driving out of state for work, the rest of the evening working, and the night watching this game while working. And of course, the game just had to go extra innings, delaying my inevitable faceplant into a hotel pillow. But I’m glad I watched this game, despite the outcome, because it’s nice to see a team that has faced an insane amount of adversity not packing it in.
Baseball-wise, it’s good to see the Mets fight against one of the best teams in the league. I’ve occasionally witnessed an uninspired team over the last couple of months, but tonight was not one of those nights. Duda’s blast was really the lone bright spot for the offense tonight (outside of a few scattered hits), but man did this pitching staff work its way out of some jams.
Harang had to work tonight, but he simply kept the Reds off the scoreboard. In that ballpark, two runs over six innings is good enough. This was just a case of the better team winning.
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra
The Mets continue their three-game series with the Reds in Cincinnati tomorrow night with Jon Niese (7-8, 3.81) taking on Mike Leake (14-6, 3.21) at 7:10 PM.