Series Win Online as Reds Host Mets in Matinee

Justin Verlander shut out the opposition 2-1 after seeing a day New York Mets Will turn to the 30-year-old rookie against the hosts Cincinnati Reds Thursday afternoon looking for their first series win in a month

Right-hander Kodai Senga (4-1, 3.38 ERA) gets the starting assignment. metsLooking to continue his impressive start to his major league career after winning 104 games over 11 seasons in his home country of Japan

In his final outing in New York on Friday, Senga held the Colorado Rockies to two hits over six scoreless innings in New York’s 1–0 victory. Senga struck out four and drove in four runs, and he joined Steven Metz, David Peterson and Jason Jacome to become the fourth pitcher in franchise history to have four wins through his first six career major league starts.

mets have won just four of their last 16 games and will be looking for their first series win from April 17-19 when they won 2-of-3 over the Dodgers in Los Angeles

reds Will compete with right-handed reliever Derek Law (2-4, 3.00) in his fifth career start as an opener in his 210 major league appearances. Right-handed batter Ben Lively is expected to make his first major league appearance with Kansas City since 2019

mets Wednesday took to the field in an attempt to put a controversial call behind him on Wednesday night. RedsWill Myers broke up a play at second base when he slid into the bag and was placed mets Shortstop Francisco Lindor was blocked from fielding the ball by the bat of Kevin Newman. reds scored three runs in the inning and won 7–6

mets Manager Buck Showalter asked the umpires to discuss the play. When he didn’t, he got upset and was dropped from the team for the first time in two seasons mets

“I looked at it differently,” Showalter said. “It’s pretty clear what it was, but it’s hard to imagine that four people weren’t able to see what happened. There are about three ways you can fix that game.”

“There are different plays throughout the game that can throw us out of the game,” Lindor said. “But for me, as a defensive player, it’s very difficult to see. But as a professional athlete, we should be able to turn the page and not focus on the umpires.”

On Tuesday night, Eli De La Cruz struck out the first in professional baseball, playing for Cincinnati’s Triple-A affiliate Louisville. According to, no team in Triple-A or MLB had ever hit three balls over 115 mph in the same game in the Statcast era. De la Cruz did it all by himself.

In Louisville’s 10-9 win over Triple-A Columbus, the 21-year-old phenom batted exit velocities of 118.8 mph (double), 117.1 mph (home run) and 116.6 mph (home run). It was The two home runs traveled 428 feet and 456 feet, respectively.

Ironically, De La Cruz won the game on a bases-loaded walk.

“You hit the ball hard, that will definitely help with running,” reds manager David Bell said. “There’s no question that says much. That’s where numbers like that can indicate something that needs attention. That’s a big deal. It’s really hitting the ball consistently.”

De la Cruz is hitting .345 with five home runs, four doubles, 13 RBI and 12 runs scored in his last 12 games at Triple-A.

Before Wednesday’s game, the mets Catcher Tomas Nido was placed on the 10-day injured list with a vision problem. The catcher who replaced Nido was Michael Pérez, who was optioned from Triple-A Syracuse.

– Field Level Media