Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mets Fall To Reds In 13 Innings

The Mets lost to the Reds in 13 innings Tuesday night, 5-4.

  • Chris Capuano went six innings, giving up three runs on five hits, while striking out nine and walking one. Despite what could be described as a strong final outing of the season, Capuano once again fell victim to the long ball. All three runs allowed by Capuano were scored on home runs.
  • Jose Reyes was outstanding tonight. He was putting on a show for those in attendance at Citi Field. Reyes was 3-6 with two home runs, an infield single, and a stolen base. He finished the night with a .336 batting average.
  • Manny Acosts pithed 1.2 innings of relief. After pitching a scoreless eighth inning, he was brought back out to close out the ninth. With two outs and two runners on, however, manager Terry Collins decided to bring in Bobby Parnell. Guess how that went. Parnell proceeded to give up a double to Juan Francisco to blow the save and tie the game.
  • It wasn't exactly pretty to watch, but Ryota Igarashi had another successful outing, and by successful, I mean a run wasn't given up. Igarashi pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, despite giving up three walks (two were intentional), a triple, and hitting Ramon Hernandez with a  pitch.
  • Francisco scored the go-ahead run for the Reds in the 13th inning on a suicide squeeze.
  • In the bottom of the 13th with the game tied 4-4, the Mets drew four walks and a balk, and were still unable to score a run. With the bases loaded, Justin Turner hit into a game-ending double play.

Next Up: The Mets play their final game of the 2011 season this afternoon against the Reds. Miguel Batists gets the start for the Mets. Game time is 1:10 p.m.

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