Mets Break Through, Hang On To Beat Reds 7-6

  • Mets struck first on a solo home run on the second pitch of the game by Michael Conforto.
  • Jay Bruce, back in Cincy where he played for many years, stroked a two run home run & Adrian Gonzalez hit a solo shot off of Homer Bailey as well and the Mets led 5-0 heading to the bottom of the third.
  • PJ Conlon, making his ML debut cruised through the first two but ran into some trouble in the 3rd.  Speedy Billy Hamilton, not known for his power, stroked a line drive solo homerun for the first Reds run of the game.
  • Cespedes added a Sac Fly in the 4th and the Mets had a 6-1 lead
  • Bottom 4, Conlon ran out of gas. He gave up three doubles in succession and it was a 6-3 game, and his night and debut was over. He did make his debut and even picked up a hit and scored a run in his short stint in front of a large cheering section of family and friends who made the trip.
  • Paul Sewald replaced Conlon in the bottom of the fourth.
  • Adrian Gonzalez continued his torrid night with a second solo home run in the top of the fifth and the Mets led 7-3.
  • Eugenio Suarez hit a solo HR in the bottom of the 6th to make it 7-4.
  • With two on and one out in the bottom of the 6th, Sewald was done & Robert Gsellman came in. He gave up an RBI Sac Fly to Scott Schebler to make it 7-5, but got the final out to keep the Mets lead 2.
  • Scooter Gennett made it even closer in the bottom of the 8th with a solo HR off of Gsellman, and the inning closed with the Mets clinging to a 7-6 lead.
  • Mets couldn’t get anything in the top of the 9th, even after getting two men on with nobody out.
  • Bottom 9, Jeurys Familia came in and delivered a 1-2-3 inning and the losing streak was over. Mets win 7-6!
  • Mets continue their three game series in Cincinnati on Tuesday night, First pitch 7:10, Mets on Deck 6:05

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