Those Walk-off Grand Slams don’t happen very often. Reds managed to keep up with holding score throughout 8 innings, but the 9th inning came. Reds have a beatened bullpen with Aroldis Chapman, Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall on the DL, but both are expected to come back this month. The Reds have to counter with J.J. Hoover, he has closed, but can’t finish when the bases are loaded. Hoover allowed three grand slams in 2013 and all of them happened when Reds had a lead. The Walk-off grand slam was a first since the Reds Joey Votto hit one against the Washington Nationals in 2012. Hoover has to move on and be Public Enemy #1 in Cincinnati.

**SCORING PLAYS**

**5TH INNING**

- Ryan Ludwick homered to left; Reds 1-0

**6TH INNING**

- Curtis Granderson homered to right, David Wright scored; Mets 2-1

**8TH INNING**

- Brandon Phillips homered to left; Reds 3-2

**9TH INNING**

- Ike Davis homered to right, Juan Lagares, Anthony Recker and Ruben Tejada scored; Mets 6-3

Composite Score for Cincinnati at New York Mets; Mets 10, Reds 6

Recap of Game Pitchers

**JOHNNY CUETO**

Game 2 Numbers

- 7 IP/5 H/2 R/3 BB/9 SO/HR
- BAA .192/ERA 2.57/WHIP 1.14
- GRADE: 86.26% (B)
- RATES: 17.24% H/6.90% R/10.35% BB/31.03% SO/3.45% HR
- PER 9: 6.43 H/2.57 R/3.86 BB/11.57 SO/1.29

Game 2 Prediction

- 7.2 IP/8 H/3 R/3 BB/7 SO/HR
- BAA .258/ERA 3.52/WHIP 1.43
- GRADE: 81.67% (B)
- PER 9: 9.39 H/3.52 R/3.52 BB/8.22 SO/1.17 HR

**DILLON GEE**

Game 2 Numbers

- 7.1 IP/6 H/3 R/BB/4 SO/2 HR
- BAA .214/ERA 3.68/WHIP 0.95
- GRADE: 82.85% (B)
- RATES: 20.69% H/10.34% R/3.45% BB/13.79% SO/6.90% HR
- PER 9: 7.36 H/3.68 R/1.23 BB/4.91 SO/2.45 HR

Game 2 Prediction

- 7.1 IP/6 H/3 R/2 BB/5 SO/HR
- BAA .214/ERA 3.68/WHIP 1.09
- GRADE: 82.33% (B)
- PER 9: 7.04 H/3.52 R/2.35 BB/5.87 SO/1.17 HR

Alfredo Simon’s Numbers

**LAST 7**

- 13.2 IP/8 H/R/ER/5 BB/8 SO
- BAA .163/ERA 0.66/WHIP 0.95
- GRADE: 94.04% (A)
- PER 9: 5.27 H/0.66 R/3.29 BB/5.27 SO
- RATES: 15.69% R/1.96% R/9.80% BB/15.69 SO
- FIRST 27 RATE: 8.1 IP/4 H/R/3 BB/4 SO

**VS NEW YORK METS**

- 4 IP/2 BB/2 SO
- BAA .000/ERA 0.00 /WHIP 0.50
- GRADE: 98.15% (A)
- PER 9: 4.50 BB/4.50 SO
- RATES: 15.38% BB/15.38% SO
- FIRST 27 RATE: 8.2 IP/4 BB/4 SO

**AT CITI FIELD
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- 1 IP/BB
- BAA .000 /ERA 0.00 /WHIP 1.00
- GRADE: 96.30% (A)
- PER 9: 9 BB
- RATES: 25% BB
- FIRST 27 RATE: 8.2 IP/7BB

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Jonathan Niese’s Numbers

**LAST 7**

- 47 IP/49 H/17 R/16 ER/10 BB/33 SO/3 HR
- BAA .258 /ERA 3.06 /WHIP 1.26
- GRADE: 84.00% (B)
- PER 9: 9.38 H/3.26 R/1.91 BB/6.32 SO/0.57 HR
- RATES: 25.65% H/8.90% R/5.24% BB/17.28% SO/1.57% HR
- FIRST 27 RATE: 7.2 IP/7 H/2 R/BB/5 SO

**VS CINCINNATI**

- 38.2 IP/43 H/21 R/18 ER/8 BB/37 SO/6 HR
- BAA .258 /ERA 3.06 /WHIP 1.26
- GRADE: 79.60% (C)
- PER 9: 10.01 H/4.89 R/1.86 BB/8.61 SO/1.40 HR
- RATES: 25.75% H/12.57% R/4.79% BB/22.16% SO/3.59% HR
- FIRST 27 RATE: 7 IP/7 H/3 R/BB/6 SO/HR

**AT CITI FIELD**

- 377.2 IP/56 H/56 R/46 ER/46 BB/89 SO/9 HR
- BAA .131 /ERA 3.35 /WHIP 0.82
- GRADE: 84.55% (B)
- PER 9: 9.10 H/4.22 R/2.88 BB/7.32 SO/0.81 HR
- RATES: 23.46% H/10.87% R/7.43% BB/18.86% SO/2.09% HR
- FIRST 27 RATE: 7.1 IP/6 H/3 R/2 BB/5 SO/HR

**PREDICTION:**

**ALFREDO SIMON**: 6.1 IP/10 H/5 R/2 BB/6 SO/HR

**JONATHAN NIESE: **7.1 IP/6 H/3 R/2 BB/5 SO/HR

**PICK: **Mets. It’s too easy to pick them to sweep. Reds are putting a bullpen starter in today’s game because of depth. It’ll be a miracle for the Reds to produce in today’s game against the Mets.