Mets’ Offense Flat Again In 4-0 Loss To Reds

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The Cincinnati Reds (25-18) shutout the New York Mets (17-25) by the score of 4-0 tonight at a sparsely crowded Citi Field.

Left-hander Jon Niese started for the Mets and and after getting the first two outs in the first inning he allowed a hit and a pair of walks to load the bases. Niese had a chance to come out of the inning unscathed and induced a hard grounder to third for what should have been the third out. However, David Wright committed his fourth error of the season as the ball went under his glove and through his legs allowing two runs to score. Niese was rattled after that and allowed another run to score before finally getting the third out to put the Reds up 3-0. All of the runs were unearned.

Niese threw 48 pitches in that wild first inning and it appeared he was heading for an early shower. But to his credit he gutted out five scoreless innings after that and wound up giving the Mets a very solid effort allowing just five hits and three walks in six innings while striking out seven. Niese took the loss, but saw his ERA improve to 4.80 for the season.

The Reds score their fourth and final run in the ninth when Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco greeted Collin McHugh with a home run to leadoff the inning.

Offensively, the Mets had nothing but blanks… Nothing but the same sorry, pitiful offense that has plagued the team all season. Reds starter Mike Leake hurled seven scoreless innings and allowed the Mets’ only three hits of the game – one each by Lucas Duda, John Buck and Daniel Murphy.

It’s getting pretty hard to watch this team and I thought Sandy Alderson would address that while he visited the with gary Cohen and Ron Darling in the third inning, but he was at a loss for words. He said he was going to continue to hang in there with Ike Davis a little longer, which is the last thing anyone of us wanted to hear. Davis batted seventh and went 0-for-three tonight and saw his batting average fall to .149 for the season. Pathetic.

The Mets will wrap up the series tomorrow afternoon at 1:10 PM when right-hander Matt Harvey (5-0, 1.55 ERA) takes on Mat Latos (4-0, 2.91 ERA) and tries to avoid the sweep.

One thought on “Mets’ Offense Flat Again In 4-0 Loss To Reds

  1. Sandy is working his plan

    Spend no money because the team sucks and is not going anywhere. The team has no money and he has done his job which is to slash costs which he has done.

    Is it a surprise that he is not banishing Ike? There are only 4 players hitting above 250. I was looking up the lineup of both teams. Almost the whole Mets team was hitting 222 while the Reds had half the team hitting 280 or above.

    In other news Sandy all but said Wheeler will be up in early June as long as he has good starts. Not that we will wait and watch and let him develop, but that he is coming up soon.
    Also I heard some comment about our stud AA pitcher Montero.

    The Mets are desperate and so they want to bring star pitching from the minors to distract us from the pathetic team we built coming into Spring training.

    Imagine May is not over and I am done with the team ( except for Matt ). This is to be expected considering all the bold moves over the winter to field a professional team.