It was cold, wet and miserable. The New York Mets did not want to call Friday’s game because the Reds will not be visiting Queens for the rest of the season following the series conclusion on Sunday. The Reds are playing the New York Yankees in the Bronx later in the season, but the hassle of playing two games in two cities would be a pain.

The prediction I presented was that Jennry Mejia would beat Mike Leake and it delivered. The delivery wouldn’t have happened without the help of Lucas Duda of the New York Mets, who hit 2 home runs against Mike Leake. Cincinnati’s Jay Bruce produced the Reds runs with 3 RBI’s, but that was not enough.

Today, the Reds and Mets will bring out Johnny Cueto and Dillon Gee, who both have starts early in the week and their respective teams lossed.

**SCORING PLAYS**

**3RD INNING; REDS 1-0**

- Jay Bruce singled to center, Roger Bernadina scored, Joey Votto to third

**4TH INNING; METS 2-1**

- Lucas Duda homered to right center, Curtis Granderson scored

**6TH INNING; METS 4-1**

- Lucas Duda homered to right, David Wright Scored

**7TH INNING; METS 4-3**

- Jay Bruce homered to right center, Brandon Phillips scored.

Composite Score for Cincinnati at New York Mets; Mets 4, Reds 3

Recap of Game 1 Pitchers

**MIKE LEAKE**

Game 1 Numbers

- 6.2 IP/5H/4 R/3 BB/3 SO/2 HR
- BAA .200/ERA 5.40/WHIP 1.20
- GRADE: 75.56% (C)
- RATES: 17.86% H/14.29% R/10.71% BB/10.71% SO/7.14% HR
- PER 9: 6.75 H/5.40 R/4.05 BB/4.05 SO/2.70 HR

Game 1 Prediction

- 7.1 IP/6 H/3 R/2 BB/4 SO/HR
- BAA .214/ERA 3.68/WHIP 1.09
- GRADE: 82.33% (B)
- PER 9: 7.36 H/3.68 R/2.45 BB/4.90 SO/1.23 HR

Percent Change

- -9.09% IP/-16.67% H/33.33% R/50% BB/-25% SO/100% HR
- BAA -6.54%/ERA 46.74%/WHIP 10.09%
- GRADE: -8.22%
- PER 9: -8.28% H/46.74% R/65.31% BB/-17.35% SO/119.51% HR

**JENNRY MEJIA**

Game 1 Numbers

- 6 IP/4 H/R/5 BB/8 SO
- BAA .182/ERA 1.50/WHIP 1.50
- GRADE: 88.89% (B)
- RATES: 14.81% H/3.70% R/18.51% BB/29.62% SO
- PER 9: 6 H/1.50 R/7.50 BB/12 SO

Game 1 Prediction

- 7.2 IP/6 H/2 R/2 BB/5 SO/HR
- BAA .207/ERA 2.35/WHIP 1.04
- GRADE: 87.44% (B)
- PER 9: 7.04 H/2.35 R/2.35 BB/5.87 SO/1.17 HR

Percent Change

- -21.73% IP/-33.33% H/-50.00% R/150.00% BB/60.00% SO
- BAA -12.07%/ERA -36.17%/WHIP 44.23%
- GRADE: 1.66%
- PER 9: -14.77% H/36.17% R/219.15% BB/104.43% SO

Johnny Cueto’s Numbers

**LAST 7**

- 38.1 IP/30 H/12 R/11 ER/7 BB/31 SO/5 HR
- BAA .207/ERA 2.58/WHIP 0.97
- GRADE: 86.86% (B)
- PER 9: 7.04 H/2.82 R/1.64 BB/7.28 SO/1.17 HR
- RATES: 20.00% H/8.00% R/4.67% BB/20.67% SO/3.33% HR
- FIRST 27 RATE: 8 IP/5 H/2 R/BB/6 SO/HR

**VS NEW YORK METS**

- 45 IP/49 H/31 R/24 ER/19 BB/49 SO/7 HR
- BAA .266/ERA 4.80 /WHIP 1.51
- GRADE: 76.63% (C)
- PER 9: 9.53 H/6.20 R/3.80 BB/9.80 SO/1.40 HR
- RATES: 24.14% H/15.27% R/9.36% BB/24.14% SO/3.45% HR
- FIRST 27 RATE: 7 IP/7 H/4 R/3 BB/ 7 SO/HR

**AT CITI FIELD
**

- 17 IP/18 H/8 R/7 BB/20 SO/HR
- BAA .261 /ERA 4.24 /WHIP 1.47
- GRADE: 78.87% (C)
- PER 9: 9.53 H/4.24 R/3.71 BB/10.59 SO/0.53 HR
- RATES: 24.00% H/10.67% R/9.33% BB/26.67% SO/1.33% HR
- FIRST 27 RATE: 7 IP/6 H/3 R/3 BB/7 SO

Dillon Gee’s Numbers

**LAST 7**

- 47 IP/43 H/19 R/8 BB/31 SO/5 HR
- BAA .234 /ERA 3.64 /WHIP 1.09
- GRADE: 82.51% (B)
- PER 9: 8.23 H/3.64 R/1.53 BB/5.94 SO/0.96 HR
- RATES: 22.87% H/10.11% R/4.26% BB/16.49% SO/2.66% HR
- FIRST 27 RATE: 7.1 IP/6 H/3 R/BB/4 SO/HR

**VS CINCINNATI**

- 6 IP/5 H/4 R/3 ER/BB/4 SO/2 HR
- BAA .217 /ERA 4.50 /WHIP 1.00
- GRADE: 79.63% (C)
- PER 9: 7.50 H/6.00 R/1.50 BB/6.00 SO/3.00 HR
- RATES: 20.00% H/16.00% R/4.00% BB/16.00% SO/8.00% HR
- FIRST 27 RATE: 7.1 IP/5 H/4 R/BB/4 SO/2 HR

**AT CITI FIELD**

- 268.1 IP/243 H/106 R/97 ER/86 BB/196 SO/28 HR
- BAA .232 /ERA 3.25 /WHIP 1.23
- GRADE: 83.41% (B)
- PER 9: 8.15 H/3.56 R/2.88 BB/6.57 SO/0.94 HR
- RATES: 21.68% H/9.46% R/7.67% BB/17.48% SO/2.50% HR
- FIRST 27 RATE: 7.1 IP/6 H/3 R/2 BB/5 SO/HR

**PREDICTION:**

**JOHNNY CUETO: **7.2 IP/8 H/3 R/3 BB/7 SO/HR

**DILLON GEE: **7.1 IP/6 H/3 R/2 BB/5 SO/HR

**PICK: **Johnny Cueto has pitched well in his last 7 starts, one of those starts was against the Mets. The Mets offense has to produce again from last night to avoid using the faulty bullpen. Mets bullpen gave up 2 runs to Mejia’s 1 run and had scoring threat situations. If prediction stands, Reds can beat the Mets this afternoon.

Game 2 Preview (Cincinnati at New York Mets)