Posted by Craig Mitchell at 7:00 PM
Saturday Afternoon at the Great American Ballpark, Chris Heisey’s pinch hit homer in the bottom of the 7th inning broke a 1-all tie. The Reds beat the Mets 2-1. The game was a pitcher’s duel between Dillon Gee and Johnny Cueto. The Mets drew first blood in the top of the 2nd on a double by Travis d’Arnaud and an RBI single by Dilson Herrera. The Reds tied the game in the 6th on a solo homerun to centerfield by Todd Fraizer, his 2nd homer in 2 days and his 25th on the year. Hiesey hit the game winning in the 7th off Gee. It was his 8th on the year. Gee went 7 allowing 7 hits 2 runs (both earned) and both on the long ball. He walked 1 and struck out 6. Gee takes the loss falling to 6-7. Cueto notched his 17th win. Jumbo Dias and Aroldis Chapman provided the heat mowing down the Mets in the 8th and 9th. In the 9th the Mets for a moment had 2nd and 3rd with 1 out on a double steal by Eric Young Jr and Herrera, but on the replay Young was called out for coming off third. Chapman k’d Eric Campbell to notch his 30th save. d’Arnaud continues to be red hot going 2 for 4 on the day raising his average to .246. Dana Eveland pitched a scoreless inning of relief. The Mets 3 game winning streak is over. They fall to 67-75 on the year and 34-40 on the road. Sunday is the final game of the series. Zach Wheeler (9-9 3.45) goes for the Mets, Mat Latos (5-4 3.46) goes for the Reds.