So much for home cooking. The Mets scored 29 runs in that three-game sweep of the Rays in Tampa. On Sunday the Reds completed the sweep of the Mets at Citi Field, a series in which the Mets scored a total of five runs.
The Mets drew first blood in the second, loading the bases on three straight singles and plating a run when Reds starter Johnny Cueto walked Chris Young.
The Reds took the lead in the fifth, taking a page out of the Mets playbook with a two-out rally. Zack Cozart doubled and was driven home on a single by Wilson Valdez, who advanced to second on the throw to the plate. Joey Votto was intentionally walked and Brandon Phillips singled, scoring Valdez. Votto was on his way to third when Lucas Duda unleashed a wild throw allowing Votto to score, giving the Reds a 3-1 lead.
Chris Young had another solid start despite suffering the loss, going seven innings, allowing three runs (two earned). His ERA after three starts is 3.06 — not too shabby following serious shoulder surgery.
The Mets bats go silent as they lose 3-1.