Behind Murphy, Pridie, Mets win 8-6

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Notable performances:

Notes: Tonight was all about the Met offense, as they pounded Johnny Cueto and the Reds for eight runs on 12 hits. The hero of the night for the Mets was Daniel Murphy, who had two RBI singles in the first and seventh innings. Jason Pridie also had 2 RBI, both coming in the sixth on a double to right.

Jonathon Niese started for the Mets and was… unspectacular, giving up five runs in five innings. The Mets were up 4-0, but Niese couldn’t hold the lead, and gave it to the Reds, who then lead 5-4. The Mets then scored two in the sixth and two in the seventh.Niese had given up five runs (three earned) in his last start.

The bullpen’s performance tonight for the Mets, was much improved from the past few games. The Mets didn’t pitch Bobby Parnell or Jason Isringhausen tonight, but it still worked out for them. The bullpen, in total, gave up one run on six hits in four innings. Here is a summary:

  • Manny Acosta- (H, 1) 1 IP, 2 H, SO, 15 pitches (11 strikes)
  • Ryota Igarashi-(H, 1) 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 SO, 34 pitches (24 strikes)
  • Pedro Beato- (H, 6)1 IP, H, SO, 11 pitches (8 strikes)
  • Tim Byrdak- (S, 1) 0.1 IP, 1 SO, 6 pitches (4 strikes)

Overall, a very impressive game for the Mets (other than Niese) ad they take their second straight game from the Reds.

Next: Wednesday 7:10 start

Mike Pelfrey (5-9, 4.73) vs. Bronson Arroyo (7-8, 5.56)

About Connor O'Brien
I'm a 17 year-old blogger, high school student, and lifelong Mets fan. I've been blogging about the Mets in some form or another for about four years. I embrace the new age, sabermetric way of thinking, but also recognize the importance of scouting and player devlopment.

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