Mets vs. Reds – Match Recap – July 20, 2021
CINCINNATI – – Joey Votto and Aristides Aquino scored on consecutive throws, Wade Miley worked efficiently in the seventh inning and the Cincinnati Reds ended a four-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 4-3 win over the Mets from New York.
Jonathan India hit his first home run, an undoubtedly midfield shot that ricocheted off the batter’s eye. Pinch hitter Tyler Stephenson delivered a key sacrificial volley in the seventh as the Reds blocked New York from their first three-game winning streak since June 14-16 against the Cubs.
Pete Alonso went deep in the first inning for the second straight game one night after he and the Mets hit seven home runs in the series opener for a wild 15-11 victory in 11 innings. But the NL East point guard lost another pitcher to injury – spot starter Robert Stock came out after an inning – and this time around their comeback offer fell short.
Miley (8-4) faced runners in every set but one, but only allowed a final second base after Alonso connected. The southpaw finished with eight strikeouts, a season-high, in 6 1/3 innings. He’s allowed seven hits, two runs – one earned – and two walks while going 4-0 in his last nine starts.
Miley got some help thanks to running catches from right fielder Aquino and NL All-Star left fielder Jesse Winker, both frustrating Michael Conforto. Winker punctuated his grip by slapping his chest lightly against the wall.
Brad Brach and Heath Hembree closed the gap with Amir Garrett, who brought in Jeff McNeil with a runner for his seventh save. Garrett pointed to the Mets for a second before celebrating with his teammates.
Stephen Nogosek (0-1), called in in the second inning for emergency relief after Stock left as he warmed up with a right thigh injury, allowed three hits and two runs with five strikeouts in three innings, a career-high. The right-hander was promoted from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday and made his first major league appearance since 2019.
Stock was recalled ahead of the Syracuse game to make his second start in 2021.
Bench coach Dave Jauss once again led the Mets while Luis Rojas served Game 2 of his two-game suspension.
Votto and Aquino teamed up in the third. Votto’s shot sank deep into the center-right seats, and Aquino’s liner on Nogosek’s next throw jumped off the top of the left-center pitch wall and hit the roof of the bullpen. of Cincinnati.
Jonathan Villar scored New York’s second point in the seventh on Votto’s first-baseline error on a Brach low, who rebounded against McNeil to start a double play late in the inning.
Mets: RHP Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) was manhandled during a short rehab outing for Syracuse. … LHP David Peterson (right side pain) plays wrestling and is expected to start throwing a mound this weekend, Rojas said. Peterson was put on the 10-day injured list on July 1… The Mets have placed replacement infielder José Peraza on the 10-day injured list with a broken right middle finger.
Reds: RHP Lucas Sims (right elbow), OF Nick Senzel (left knee) and INF Alex Blandino (right hand) are all expected to start rehab missions next week, manager David Bell said. … RHP Tejay Antone (right forearm) will start throwing bullpen boxes next week.
Mets: RHP Marcus Stroman (6-8) tied his season high by allowing eight hits in five innings in New York’s 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Friday.
Reds: RHP Jeff Hoffman (3-4) is expected to be reinstated on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday to make his first start since June 26. He was sidelined with pain in his right shoulder.