Posted by Craig Mitchell at 9:40 PM
Friday night in Flushing Johnny Cueto walked Lucas Duda with the bases load in the bottom of the 5th inning bringing home the go ahead run. The Mets behind a stellar outing by Noah Syndergaard beat the Reds 2-1. It was another pitcher’s duel on this night with the Met offensive still very sluggish. The Mets only managed 2 hits on the night. The 1st one was in the bottom of the 1st when Curtis Granderson continued to be red hot as he greeted Cueto with a lead-off homer. For Granderson his 12th on the year and it was 1-0 Mets. Syndergaard was in control all night long. The only blemish on his 8 inning stint came in the 2nd when Jay Bruce scored on a fielder’s choice by Chris Dominguez. With the game tied at 1 in the bottom of the 5th with 2 out Dilson Herrera tripled. Granderson walked and stole 2nd base. Eric Campbell then walked to load the bases. Then Cueto walked Duda and Herrera trotted home with the game winner. Syndergaard had his best outing the majors going 8 innings allowing 5 hits the 1 run and striking out 5. He gets the win improving to 3-4. Jeurys Familia pitched the 9th and earned his 21st save. Cueto takes the loss falling to 4-5. With the win the Mets are now 38-37 and continue to thrive at home with a 27-11 mark. With the win they keep pace with the Nats who beat the Phillies. The Mets stay in 2nd place 3 ½ games back. Saturday night is game two of the series. It’s Harvey day! Matt Harvey (7-5 3.18) goes for the Mets, Michael Lorenzen (3-2 3.56) goes for Cincinnati.