Javier Baez’s first night time as a Met featured a curtain name, however it was Brandon Drury who introduced the home down in further innings.
After Dominic Smith tied the sport within the ninth inning with the Mets all the way down to their final strike, Drury gained it for them within the tenth on a walk-off single to finish the comeback in a 5-4 win over the Reds at Citi Discipline.
Drury, within the lineup for the slumping Michael Conforto, scored computerized runner Kevin Pillar from second and improved to 11-for-15 since being recalled from Triple-A on July 24, setting off a wild celebration on the sector.
Edwin Diaz flirted with hazard within the prime of the tenth. He allowed the automated runner to take third with a wild pitch after which walked Jesse Winker with no outs. However he got here again to strike out Kyle Farmer and Joey Votto earlier than getting Tyler Naquin to fly out to finish the body.
The Mets (55-48) snapped a two-game skid on an evening when Baez, acquired from the Cubs earlier than Friday’s commerce deadline, debuted with a two-run homer within the sixth inning.
Baez had an opportunity to play hero within the ninth, coming to the plate because the game-winning run with a runner on first and no outs. Luis Guillorme, who pinch-ran for Jeff McNeil, moved to second on a wild pitch throughout Baez’s at-bat, however Heath Hembree rebounded to strike out Baez on a slider outdoors the zone with a full rely.
Hembree then struck out James McCann earlier than the Reds known as on lefty Sean Doolittle to face the left-handed hitting Smith.
However Smith has hit lefties effectively this season and continued that development, poking a single to middle discipline to attain Guillorme from second and tie the sport at 4.
Baez’s two-run homer within the sixth inning bought Citi Discipline on its ft and chanting his title — resulting in his curtain name — however it might have been even larger. One batter earlier, Jonathan Villar had gotten picked off second base for the primary out of the inning. It loomed massive as Baez’s 412-foot shot to left discipline solely reduce the deficit to 4-3 as a substitute of tying the sport at 4.
Making his second begin for the Mets since being acquired in a commerce from the Rays, Wealthy Hill largely cruised by the primary three innings earlier than operating into bother in his remaining two innings. He gave up 4 runs — all of them coming with two outs — throughout 5 innings. The 41-year-old lefty has now allowed seven runs in his first 10 innings as a Met.
With a runner on first and two outs within the fourth inning, Hill bought harm with two strikes. He walked Aristides Aquino on a full rely earlier than his 2-2 pitch to Eugenio Suarez bought crushed into the second deck in left discipline for a three-run dwelling run that put the Mets right into a 3-1 gap.
The Reds threatened for extra as Hill adopted by hitting his second batter of the night time and giving up a double to Shogo Akiyama. However Dominic Smith saved Hill and the Mets from additional injury, stranding the runners at second and third with a sliding shoestring catch in left discipline to finish the inning.
The Reds tacked on one other run within the fifth inning as Farmer crushed a solo shot off Hill for the 4-1 lead.
Votto almost entered the file books within the eighth inning off Seth Lugo. He roped an extended fly ball to proper discipline that hit off the highest of the wall, simply narrowly lacking what would have been a house run in an eighth straight sport — which stands because the MLB file by Don Mattingly, Ken Griffey Jr. and Dale Lengthy.
As a substitute, Votto settled for a single that put runners on the corners with no outs. Lugo got here again to strike out the subsequent two batters earlier than Aaron Loup relieved him and bought out of the risk by selecting off a runner.