'Bad baseball' hurts Reds in loss to Mets

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It's the second-longest winning streak against any team in franchise history.NY (74-66) entered play on Wednesday trailing the St. Louis Cardinals by one game for the second wild-card spot in the National League.Mets starter Noah Syndergaard (13-8) was wild but effective on Wednesday, walking four and giving up six hits.

Reds: Anthony DeSclafani (8-2) is 0-2 with a 12.27 ERA in three career starts against the Mets, with all three games ending in losses.

Wednesday, Reyes homered to start the Mets' 6-3 win over the Reds at the Great American Ball Park. They handled their business in NY, hopped on a plane, and arrived in Cincinnati in the early morning.

Chris Flexen surrendered six first-inning runs and St. Lucie lost Game 1 of its first-round playoff series, 11-6.

The skid extends more than two years, back to Cincinnati's last win over the Mets on September 6, 2014.

When considering the option to give Bruce a breather, manager Terry Collins recalled how much it drained Neil Walker when he returned to Pittsburgh earlier this season. "It was bad baseball".

"This was not our typical game. Definitely wasn't as comfortable with NY as I was the other places, but I'm happy to be here and we're doing exactly what I hoped to do when I got here".

"I said it back in NY, the way the team is playing lately reminds me of previous year", said Yoenis Cespedes. Familia worked around a leadoff single to retire the side in the ninth to pick up his 47th save of the season and secure the Mets' fifth win in a row.

Jose Reyes and Curtis Granderson each homered for the second straight day as the Mets beat Cincinnati for the 14th-straight time.

Bruce clarified those conversations after hitting an important home run for the Mets on Sunday night.

Colon pitched six innings of five-hit ball as the Mets won for the sixth time in eight games.

The Giants also rallied late for a victory in Colorado, so the Mets still trail San Francisco by 1½ games and the Cardinals by one game for the two NL wild-card spots. The 24-year-old righthander (1-0) allowed two hits in 6 1/3 innings. They got help from Brandon Phillips, who was thrown out easily at second base trying to stretch a sharply lined single to the left field wall with two outs and the Reds trailing by a run in the eighth. He then reached first base base on a groundout in the third, stole second, and scored the game's second run.

The Mets (74-66) have won five straight games and swept a series for the first time since June 30-July 3.

The Reds sliced the lead to 5-3 in the eighth before Addison Reed struck out Suarez, who represented the go-ahead run, to end the inning. The Mets go with Noah Syndergaard for his second start of the season versus Cincinnati. DeSclafani's numbers against the Mets are brutal - 0-2 with a 12.27 ERA and.426 batting average against in three appearances (two starts).WALK-OFFS1.

Duvall has hit 28 homers as a left fielder and one each while playing right field and first base.

"I was trying to get ahead and Reyes was trying to hit one out and he did", DeSclafani said. They all have this whole series.

Whenever the Mets play the Reds, they get the result they want.