Cincinnati — Max Scherzer's return from about seven weeks on the injured list was similar to the Mets' script on Tuesday night. rice field.
However, if he was misidentified, Scherzer's teammates clearly thought he was Jacob deGrom.
This didn't mean anything when it came to running support. Scherzer has disabled the zeros placed on the scoreboard for Reds.
Mike Moustakas hit his ninth sacrifice fly, the only run in Mets' 1-0 defeat at the Great American Ball Park.
Seth Lugo pitched for two nights, loading walks with no one in 9th place. Tommy Pham doubled and Tyler Naquin deliberately walked before Donovan Solano walked. Moustakas finished it with a drive to the center fielder.
Scherzer brilliantly hit 79 pitches, including 6 innings, allowing 2 hits and hit 11. He finished powerfully, with the last eight batters, six of whom struck out.
Francisco Lindor before Scherzer returned from the left-handed tension Think of the right-handed person as the savior, with an emphasis on the entire team.
"It's not their job to save the season," Linder said, referring to Scherzer and DeGrom, who are rehabing in Single A. "We all have to do whatever the team needs to win every day. These guys are just members of the team, so they get out there and have a chance to win us. It will give you. If Max comes out and you can't win, that's it. Nobody cares? You have to move on. "
Before Matt Reynolds strikes When advancing 3-1 the Reds did not get a 3-ball count against Scherzer. Michael Puppy Ski then whistled to complete the side strikeout. Scherzer's performance was 107th in his career, striking out to double digits.
Scherzer had to escape with a Reynolds strikeout and pass two times, throwing 22 pitches. In the innings, Scherzer allowed Solano a single before Moustakas was drilled on the pitch.
The Reds didn't get another base runner until Nakin's single in the fourth inning, but Solano and Moustakas attacked in a row to finish the innings.
Scherzer's first inning went as smoothly as he wanted. Included a frame-leading Jonathan India strikeout with 9 pitches and 3 outs.
Tommy Hunter escaped the jam in 8th place after Joely Rodriguez threw a perfect 7th place on the Mets, keeping the match scoreless. The Reds led the runners to 2nd and 3rd place, with one walking single and sacrificing Bunt. The hunter responded by retiring India and Brandon Drury.
Reds left-handed Nick Lodolo was frustrated with the Mets scoreless innings at 4² / ₃, allowing him three hits and three walks. Mets had the second best chance against him when Mark Canha and Jeff McNeil wild pitched to singles and second and third. But before James McCann retired to end the threat, Rodro defeated J.D. Davis.
In one inning, Starling Marte walked and stole the second, but remained stuck. Marte became a single in 3rd place and he was picked from 1st base after taking a step towards 2nd base with catcher Puppy Key.
Kana hit the grounder in 6th place, which India abandoned (dominating singles and errors), but was left behind on second base.