Mets get 13th straight win over Reds, 5-3 on Cespedes' HR


Reyes added a single in the seventh inning and has been a boost for the Wild Card-chasing Mets during the last month. Schebler thought he heard the ball fouled off. "We have to take it one game at a time and win series".

The Mets went to work on extending their lead and they used the long ball to do so. He now has six homers on the season, while Granderson has 24. Keep it up Grandy! Syndergaard (W, 13-8) wasn't sharp, allowing six hits and four walks in five innings of work, but the Reds bailed him out by making a number of dumb base running decisions.

The Reds fought back after trailing 5-0 in the eighth.

Finnegan, who used 84 pitches to navigate through seven innings of his previous start last Wednesday at Anaheim, needed 105 to get through five Tuesday in a game that started with the thermometer hovering at 85 degrees. Manager Terry Collins said he is undecided whether Montero will start again or whether the manager would turn elsewhere if neither Jacob deGrom nor Steven Matz is ready to return the next turn through the rotation. "I don't know if it was the weather, but command was not there today of pretty much any of his pitches".

In the top of the ninth, back-to-back doubles by Asdrubal Carbera and Yoenis Cespedes gave the Mets an extra insurance run, and in the bottom of that inning, Jeurys Familia slammed the door shut despite a leadoff single by Joey Votto, picking up his 47th save and giving the Mets their 14th straight win against the Reds.

Baltimore's Dylan Bundy and Tampa Bay's Drew Smyly (University of Arkansas) each allowed five runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.

It's Cespedes who deserves the most credit - and will get the most credit this winter, some way, somehow, some employer - for the Mets (73-66) owning a four-game winning streak and a 13-4 run. Even as a Mets fan, I hated that.

Cincinnati-The Cincinnati Reds have become the personal punching bags of the New York Mets over the past few years. We'll have to see what happens in the games tonight. The next day, Cespedes went deep twice to power the Mets to a 9-5 victory in San Francisco. The Giants play the Colorado Rockies tonight in a game that they will probably win.

Yankees 2, Blue Jays 0 • Bryan Mitchell earned his first major league win, combining with Luis Severino and Tyler Clippard to shut down unsafe Toronto, as NY kept up its surprising surge for a three-game sweep at home. Cincinnati was caught stealing three times despite opponents successfully stealing 45 of 51 times against the Mets' starter entering the game. They have tomorrow night off and on Friday right-handed pitcher Robert Gsellman (2-1) is scheduled to start Friday in Atlanta.

Montero pitched five scoreless innings in a 2-1, 10-inning win over Miami on August 29, which was his first start of the year.

It took one pitch for the Mets to take the lead on Wednesday. On Sunday, the calm, cool and collected Bartolo Colon, who has a 13-7 record, will face Williams Perez, who is now 2-2.

The over is 9-2 in the Mets last 11 road games and the Mets are 12-4 in their last 16 overall while going 12-4 in their last 16 games on grass.