In the 6th inning, it's 3-1 Reds. India hit a solo HR to give the Reds an early 1-0 lead in the 1st inning. Mets struck back in the 1st. McNeil doubled in Nimmo to make it 1-1. McNeil is really coming on offensively. He's up to .283 and has been driving in runs often of late.
Still in the 1st, Conforto came up with the bases loaded and whiffed. He's struggling again. His average is down to .201 Then it was Villar's turn with the bases juiced and he grounded in a double play to end the inning.
in the 5th, off Castro Winker reached on infield single scoring India. In the 6th, Votto homered making it a 3-1 game.
Carlos Carrasco finally made his first regular season start for the Mets when they need him most. He's not pitched since Spring Training when he hurt his hamstring. Overall he pitched well aside from giving up a 1st inning HR. He threw 58 pitches, allowed 1 run on 3 hits with 4 Ks. Carrasco came over from Cleveland in the Lindor trade.
Baez has power and has played with Lindor for team Puerto Rico. He's having a good season hitting .248 with 22 HRs and 65 RBIs. Baez is versatile and can also play 2B or 3B. Williams is 29 and is 4-2 with a 5.06 ERA. Lifetime he's 35-39 with a 4.49 ERA. He had his best year in 2018 with Pittsburgh going 14-10 with a 3.11 ERA.
In other significant Mets news Jacob deGrom will be out until September due to additional inflammation in his right forearm.
He's 7-2 in 15 starts with a 1.08 ERA. He has not pitched since July 7th when he struck out 10 in seven innings vs. the Brewers. He will no throw for 2 weeks which means he will not return until September.
Mets lead the NL East by 3.5 games.