The Cincinnati Reds pitching was bad. The offense had one hit. And that led to a win by the New York Mets both on the day and in the series.
|New York Mets (50-43)||7||9||0|
|Cincinnati Reds (49-47)||0||1||1|
|W: Stroman (7-8) L: Hoffman (3-5)
|Statcast | Box Score | Game Thread|
Aristides Aquino had a single. Joey Votto had a walk. And Jonathan India was hit by a pitch. That’s it. That was the extent of the Cincinnati Reds offense on the afternoon as they were held in check all afternoon by Marcus Stroman and in the 9th by Jeurys Familia.
Jeff Hoffman allowed a run in the 2nd inning as the Mets grabbed a 1-0 lead. But the game got away from him, and the Reds in the 3rd inning when Dominic Smith crushed a grand slam off of him to make it 5-0. A 2-run home run in the 5th off of Tony Santillan made it 7-0. Sean Doolittle, R.J. Alaniz, and Edgar Garcia didn’t allow a hit in their combined 4.0 innings of relief.
Notes Worth Noting
Following the game manager David Bell said the team was not sure what the plan was at the moment regarding Jeff Hoffman and the back end of the rotation and that they will spend time discussing their options.
David Bell says “we haven’t figured that out” on the plan for Jeff Hoffman going forward.
— Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) July 21, 2021
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Friday July 23, 7:10pm ET.
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