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Chris Basitt Throws Gems as Mets Beat Reds to 4th Straight Win

Chris Bassitt deserved a gold star for his effectiveness and earned yet another gold star for Monday night's longevity. 

The Mets played his five games in his four days with the Braves and took full advantage of the bullpen. Buck Showalter's top coach Additional rest for the group was a commodity, even after his one day when many of his options were not used. 

Bassitt answered the challenge in his eighth inning, giving him his 5–1 victory over the Reds at Citi Field. The Mets won his sixth in seven games, extending his lead in the NL East against the Braves to his seven games. Already with him on 95 pitches, Basitt was entrusted with his eighth, a potential tying run after giving Jake Fraley his single with two outs, Aristi. Death he struck out Aquino. Right-handed Basit played his longest game of the season against the Brewers on June 14. 

Chris Bassitt reacts during his dominant outing.
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Basitt allowed one run on eight hits. ), and had a season-high 114 pitches with 8 strikeouts and 1 walk. This follows the dominating performances of Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom in the last two games. 

The Reds threatened Bassitt in his sixth inning, with the bases loaded with two infield hits and one batter. However, with two outs, the right-hander hampered Aquino with a Broken Butt Pop Fly to close out the inning. 

The Reds gave Basit the only run after Pete Alonso grounded Eduardo Escobar's throw. 

Chris Bassitt pitches on Monday during the Mets' win over the Reds.
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of Freeport-raised round draft pick Justin Dunn went 4²/3 innings, allowing 3 earned runs on 5 hits with 2 strikeouts and 2 walks. Dunn was traded from the Mariners to the Reds last spring and started the season on the injury list with a shoulder injury. The Mets traded Dunn to the Mariners prior to the 2019 season as part of a deal that created Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano. The main prospect in that deal was outfielder Jared Kelenic. 

Sterling his Marte hit his two-run homer in the first inning to give the Mets an early lead. After Brandon Nimo was hit by a pitch, Marte cleared the left field fence with his 12th home run, the 21st time the Mets have scored multiple runs in one inning this season. 

Daniel Vogelbach's start to his career with the Mets hit an RBI single in the third inning that he extended the Mets' lead to 3–0. Francisco Lindor walked and his second stolen base, and Vogelbach recorded his two outs. Vogelbach's RBI was seventh in 14 games since arriving in a trade with the Pirates. Lindor has scored at least one goal in 11 consecutive games, two short of David Wright's club record. 

Starling Marte rounds the bases after his two-run home run in the first inning.
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Tyler Naquin hits a two-run triple in the eighth inning.
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Lindo was robbed of a two-run homer in the fifth when Albert Almora Jr. reached over the center fence. rice field. catch his long drive. 

Tyler His Naquin faced his former team for the first time since being traded to the Mets last month, and in the eighth inning he hit a two-run triple to provide a cushion for the bullpen. . Vogelbach's double started the rally before Jeff McNeill was hit by a pitch.