The Mets (13-7) beat the Cincinnati Reds (9-13) tonight by a score of 5-2, and in the process, earned the series sweep. This was also the Mets sixth straight win.
Matt Harvey got the start for the Mets and pitched well, allowing two runs on seven hits, while walking just one and striking out seven over the span of six innings. The Dark Knight of Gotham earned his second win of the season with tonight’s victory.
Addison Reed then earned his first save of the year, pitching a clean ninth. Mets pitchers combined to retire the last 13 batters to face them.
After the Reds took an early lead on a Zack Cozart home run in the first inning, the Mets took the lead in the bottom of the first as Alejandro De Aza scored on a fielding error, and Neil Walker drove in a run.
In the third inning, Walker added another run as the second baseman launched his 9th home run of the year, which tied a club record for home runs in the month of April.
Michael Conforto kept up his hot hitting, driving in two more runs in the sixth inning to give the Mets a 5-2 lead, which they would not look back from, as they were able to hold the lead and earn the win.
The Mets are off tomorrow, but open up a weekend series against the San Francisco Giants starting Friday night. Steven Matz (2-1, 5.40 ERA) will get the start for the series opener, and will be opposed by Jake Peavy (1-1, 6.86). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM.