CINCINNATI — Three straight days of crushing the ball might need left the Mets a bit spoiled.
Possibly it was the fatigue from taking part in three straight nail-biters or simply the actual fact they bumped into a high quality left-handed starter Tuesday night time, however the Mets had been flat and never even this launching pad referred to as Nice American Ball Park might assist them.
On an evening they misplaced one other beginning pitcher — albeit a substitute — to damage, the Mets misplaced 4-3 to the Reds for a 3rd defeat in 5 video games. The Mets will look to keep away from shedding a second straight collection, when Marcus Stroman will get the ball Wednesday.
Robert Inventory, recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to provide the Mets a much-needed recent arm, was eliminated after just one inning due to a proper hamstring damage he sustained operating to first base on a grounder. Stephen Nogosek, Yennsy Diaz, Geoff Hartlieb and Aaron Loup saved the sport shut, however the Mets by no means delivered the offensive assist in opposition to Wade Miley and the Reds bullpen.
An evening earlier the Mets blasted a season-high seven homers and scored 15 runs. Of their remaining two video games in Pittsburgh over the weekend they scored seven and 7 runs.
After scoring 11 runs the earlier night time with out hitting a homer, the Reds went deep thrice. Jonathan India homered main off the sport for the Reds, and Joey Votto and Aristides Aquino went back-to-back with blasts in opposition to Nogosek within the third, giving the Reds a 3-1 lead.
Hartlieb, who arrived from Syracuse earlier than the sport — Jose Peraza was positioned on the injured record with a fractured proper center finger — surrendered a run within the seventh that gave the Reds their margin of victory. Luis Guillorme slapped an RBI double within the Mets’ ensuing at-bat, however was left stranded at second base.
If the Reds determine to promote heading to July 30, the veteran left-hander Miley could possibly be a pleasant addition for a group in want of rotation assist. Miley, who has pitched to a 2.72 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 17 begins this season, is signed via this season with a membership possibility value $10 million for 2022.
Miley lasted 6 ¹/₃ innings and allowed two runs, one in every of which was unearned, on seven hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. He was eliminated with two runners on base within the seventh at 104 pitches after putting out Brandon Nimmo.
The Mets pulled inside 3-2 within the seventh when Brad Brach’s throw on Pete Alonso’s squib was mishandled by Joey Votto, for an error on the primary baseman. Jonathan Villar raced round third and scored on the play, however the Mets missed a chance for additional harm as Jeff McNeil hit into an inning-ending double play.
Alonso homered for the second straight recreation, clearing the left-field fence within the first inning for his nineteenth blast of the season. It was the sixth homer in July for Alonso, who entered the month with an .809 OPS for the month.
James McCann and Kevin Pillar reached on singles within the fourth to provide the Mets a rally, however Villar and Nogasek struck out in succession. Within the inning, Michael Conforto hit a shot to proper subject that Aquino caught leaping, stopping the Mets’ menace from accelerating.