9/26/15

September 26th 2015 -- Mets 10, Reds 2

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Saturday afternoon in Cincinnati, Matt Harvey kept the Reds at bay; while Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson swung big bats again as the Mets clinch the National League East title with a 10-2 win. The Mets made their statement in the top of the first inning. David Wright walked, Daniel Murphy singled and Travis d’Arnaud walked to load the bases with 2 out for Duda, who clubbed a liner over the right field wall for a grand slam, his first career grand slam and 25th homer on the year for a 4-0 Met lead.  In the 2nd Curtis Granderson hit a solo homer, his 25th as well and it was 5-0 Mets. In the bottom of the 2nd the Reds got to Harvey when Ivan DeJesus doubled in Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier to make it 5-2.  The Amazins made it a 5 run lead again in the top of the 3rd when the resurgent Michael Cuddyer stroked a 2 run double and it was 7-2. In the top of the 9th Wright put an exclamation mark on the game with a 3 run homer, his 5th on the year to make it 10-2.  Harvey had no early exit in this one going  6 2/3 innings allowing 9 hits 2 runs (both earned) and striking out 8. He left in the 7th in favor of Addison Reed who retired the side in the 7th. Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless 8th; Jeurys Familia retired the side in the 9th in the non-save situation. Harvey notches the win in the clincher; he’s now 13-7. John Lamb took the loss falling to 1-4. With the win the Mets win their 10th straight road game. That’s a new club record. They’ve also won 23 of their last 28 away from Citi Field. Overall the Mets are 88-67 and now 40-37 on the road.  Sunday afternoon is the finale of this series as the Mets go for the sweep.  Jacob deGrom (13-8 2.64) goes for the Mets, Keyvius Sampson (2-5 6.45) goes for the Reds. 

5 comments:

Thomas Brennan said...

Pinch me. Halleluia. Great job, Craig, you guided us home.

Mack Ade said...

Congrats to us...

bob gregory said...

So nice to see how many of these Met players and coaches are interacting, enjoying, and appreciating what they have accomplished as a team in the celebration coverage on tv.

TP said...

Congrats to the Mets players and organization, and to the fans.`Enjoy it and don't take it for granted. Then focus on the Dodgers. The Mets are legit once again and should have a nice run over the next few seasons.

London Mets said...

It's been such a long time, it feels unreal- and great. Hopefully it will keep getting better from here.
Congrats to everyone who has stubbornly and obsessively backed this team over the past nine years. What a payback.
Well done to Sandy and Terry- kudos.
Now I just have to figure how to follow the playoffs from +5 time zones away....

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