Lest you think that sweep of the Indians was a fluke, the Reds extended their winning streak to 4 games last night by beating the Mets 7-3.
Bronson Arroyo started for the Reds and put in 6.0+ innings of work. He allowed the Mets’ 3 runs (earned) on 4 hits and 2 walks. Among those hits were his 12th and 13th home runs allowed of the year.
Jose Arredondo, Sean Marshall, and Aroldis Chapman each put in a hit-less inning to finish out the game. It’s nice to see Marshall getting promoted to whole innings from the LOOGY role that Baker was using him in so much. He’s a better pitcher than that.
The offense last night came from…Wilson Valdez?? He went 2-for-5 with 3 RBI on the night. That brings him up to a .226 AVG. Yeah buddy! The other two RBI came from a 2-run homer from Brandon Phillips and a solo shot from Jay Bruce.
The win brings the Reds’ record to 36-27, 4.0 games in first in the NLC. The Reds continue the series tonight at 7:15 p.m. Homer Bailey (4-4, 4.35 ERA) takes on Jon Niese (4-2, 3.69 ERA).