After the Reds scored three runs in the first inning for the second consecutive game starter Mike Leake cruised past the Mets lineup going seven scoreless innings in a 4-0 Reds victory over the Mets Tuesday night in New York.
In the beginning of the season and throughout Mike Leake was the question mark in the rotation due to the fact he struggled last season and with the call up of pitching prospect Tony Cingrani last month fans thought he was gonna be send down once Cueto returns back from the DL cause Tony was dealing when he got called up. Well that didn’t happen Cingrani is back in Louisville and Leake proving the doubters wrong so far as he hasn’t allowed a run in 13 2/3 innings in his last two starts.
The starter tonight for the Mets John Niese got two quick outs to start the game then he got wild with his pitches. He walked Joey Votto, Brandon Phillps singled to center and Jay Bruce walked to load the bases up.
Then step up Todd Frazier who got a lucky break he hit a groundball to third went between the legs of third baseman David Wright to score two runs on the error. Donald Lutz’s speed beat out a infield single. Devin Mesarco walked to force the third run in the inning. Mes added a homerun in the ninth to make it 4-0.
After Leake got those runs he went on cruise control with little to no trouble from the start. His final line 7 innings pitched, no runs allowed, three hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
Reds are 6-2 on their nine game road trip with one remaining tomorrow in the series against the Mets. Tomorrow pitching is a high marquee matchup with Mat Latos whose been nothing sort of great to start the season my opinion one of the underrated right pitchers in the National League. He will be oppose by Mets young phenomenon pitcher Matt Harvey both pitchers are undefeated this season. If you like pitching tune in to this one gametime tomorrow is at 1:10pm.