MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds

Game recap August 31: Not very Amazin’

Mets 2, Reds 7, Final

The Reds notched a series win against the Mets for the first time in four years, as two teams going nowhere got there in an economical two hours and forty two minutes in the hyperbolically named Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.

Jose Reyes accounted for both Mets runs, driven in in the first and third off the bats of Asdrubal Cabrera and Brandon Nimmo, respectively. On the other side, Scooter Gennett had himself a day, with a two-run homer in the second and an RBI double in the fifth. Jacob deGrom–perhaps the only good thing the Mets have left in 2017–was understandably human, and even so delivered a borderline-quality start, allowing four runs (three earned) over six innings while striking out five, making him 14-8 on the season. His Reds counterpart Robert Stephenson (3-4) completed his first quality start of the season, allowing two runs and striking out seven in six innings of work.

Jeurys Familia started the seventh inning and surrendered a home run to Joey Votto. Jerry Blevins and Erik Goeddel also pitched, each also surrendered a run.

The not-very-Amazin’s head to Houston this weekend, where the games will matter far less than the fact that life will be returning to the beleaguered city; Friday’s game has been postponed due to the lingering effects of Hurricane Harvey, and the team will spend the off day participating in charity work before playing a doubleheader Saturday starting at 2:10 p.m. with the return of Matt Harvey (4-3), who will face Charlie Morton (10-6), and Seth Lugo (5-3) facing Brad Peacock (10-2) in the second game.

Photo credit: David Kohl – USA Today Sports

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