Mets sent Noah Syndergaard to the hill on the night Matt Harvey’s Reds came to town. Harvey won’t pitch in this series but he met the media before the game
Mets took the lead in the bottom of the first with three RBI singles from birthday boy Wilmer Flores, Todd Frazier and Austin Jackson and they led 3-1 after the first frame.
Kevin Plewecki knocked in a run with a solo HR in the bottom of the 4th and the Mets led 4-0
Wilmer Flores added an RBI single to make it 5-0 and that was the end of the day for Reds Starter Homer Bailey who wouldn’t make it out of the 4th
Jeff McNeil continues his hat streak with a solo HR in the bottom of the 6th to make it 6-0 Mets.
Reds got on the board finally in the 7th as Syndergaard approached 100 pitches, Jose Peraza stroked a bases loaded single and Cincy had their first run.
Bobby Wahl came on with the bases loaded to relieve Noah, and he walked Joey Votto with the bases loaded and another run came in, 6-2 and still just one out.
Robert Gsellman came on with two outs and gave up a two RBI single to Eugenio Suarez and suddenly it was 6-4 Mets in the top of the 7th.
That closed the book on Noah, who left the game having given up just one run, but the pen allowed the other 4 to score and get credited to Syndergaard. The line, 6 1/3rd innings pitched, 4 runs and 6 k’s.
That would be all the scoring either team would muster and the Mets had a win in the opener of the series, 6-4 over the Reds.
Mets continue their 3-game series on Tuesday night at 7:10 PM with Mets on Deck at 6:05.