Need to Know: Pinch-hitter Ike Davis hit a game-ending grand slam as the Mets (2-3) defeated the Reds, 6-3, on Saturday at Citi Field >> Read a full boxscore at SNY.TV.
The Reds took the lead on a home run off Dillon Gee in the eighth inning, two innings after Curtis Granderson connected for a two-run home run, his first with the Mets.
Second base umpire James Hoye called Juan Lagares out in the ninth inning, but Terry Collins ask for the play to be reviewed. The he call was overturned by crew chief John Hirschbeck. Davis later hit an 0-1 pitch to right field to end the game with a walk-off, grand slam.
Carlos Torres pitched the ninth inning for the Mets. Gee allowed six hits and walked one. He struck out four.
The Mets struck out 10 times against Reds pitching, upping their season total to 53 in five games.
Instant Reaction from Ike Davis: “This one I got in the eyes. I couldn’t see very well for a while after it. But it tastes good. It’s whipped cream. … I did not know it was coming. Justin Turner wasn’t here, so I did not know who was going to do it. It was a good day today. That’s for sure.”
Game Ball: Davis, who essentially lost his job as the team’s first baseman earlier this week, but pinch hit today and won the game with a grand slam.
What’s Next: Jon Niese will be activated from the disabled list to start their series finale against the Reds and Alfredo Simon at 1:10 p.m. Sunday at Citi Field.