Mets 8 Reds 4 (Citi Field, Flushing, NY)
Mets record: 69-80
Mets streak: Won 1
WP - Jose Quintana (3-5)
LP - Brandon Williamson (4-5)
SV - Derek Law (2)
Seat on the Korner: Mark Vientos
We select the star of the game and virtually invite him to a Seat on the Korner, just as Ralph Kiner used to do for his studio postgame show on WOR-channel 9 broadcasts in the early decades of the Mets.
Mark Vientos continues his hot hitting going 3 for 4 with a key run batted in and a stolen base.
Need to Know
Prior to today's game, RHP Bartolo Colón, a member of the 2015 National League championship team, officially retired as a member of the Mets in a press conference prior to the game...The first 15,000 fans attending today's game received a Bartolo Colón “Big Sexy” long sleeve shirt..
The Reds are trying to become the first team ever to win a division after losing at least 100 games the season before (62-100) and only the third team ever to make the playoffs following a 100-loss season (2017 Twins, 2020 Marlins)...last year, the Reds were 59-91 after 150 games and 59-92 after 151 games .
The Reds started an all rookie infield today of Christian Encarnacion Strand,Spencer Steer, Elly De La Cruz and Noelvi Marte. The Reds have 9 rookies on today's roster.
Despite the loss today, the Reds have won a series series vs the Mets for the first time since 2013.
With today's win the Mets prevented the Reds from their first series sweep of the Mets since 5/20-5/22, 2013 (3g at NYM).
The Mets finish their penultimate homestand with a winning homestand (4-3), a seven-game stand against Arizona (3- 1) and Cincinnati (1-2)...Following the game the Mets head out on their final road trip of the year, a seven-game trip to Miami (three games) and Philadelphia (four games).
Jose Quintana made his 300th career major league start... He is the 11th active pitcher to reach the milestone and joins Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner and Wade Miley as the only active left-handed ptichers with 300 or more career starts.
Joey Votto entered today's game 13 for 24 against Jose Quintana for a .541 batting average he raised his average 15 points to .556 with a 2-3 day against Jose..
With the Mets having just tied the score 1-1 on a wild pitch in the 3rd, Francisco Alvarez doubled home Brandon Nimmo and Francisco Lindor to give the Mets a lead they would never relinquish.
JOSE JOSE JOSE
Jose Quintana has been as advertised ever since he returned from the IL, this was the Lefty's 11th start of the season, it was the 8th time he pitched 6 or more innings, he scattered 8 hits, striking out 2 and walking one giving up 2 runs, before yielding to Drew Smith with 2 outs in the seventh.
The Baby Mets continue to produce, Francisco Alvarez, Mark Vientos and Ronny Mauricio went a combined 6 for 14. with 4 RBIs.
Dan's the Man
Daniel Vogelbach came into the game in the 7th inning as a pinch hitter for Tim Locastro with. the bases loaded and no one out, with the Mets leading 4-2, he just missed hitting a grand slam driving a ball foul but followed it up with a shot off the centerfield wall for a base clearing double.