Game 33: Win Over Reds

Mets 12 Reds 6

Ace starter Johan Santana allowed 11 baserunners in six innings, but hung tough and allowed only three runs in leading the Mets to a 12-6 victory.

That’s right — the Mets scored another dozen runs. The offense is suddenly on a rampage, scoring like … um … it’s their job. Brian Schneider hit his first homer of the year, and the man who has been wearing Carlos Delgado’s uniform for the last week also knocked one out, as well as stroking a double. Does anyone know that masked man?

David Wright, Carlos Delgado and Carlos Beltran were a combined 7-for-10 with 7 RBI and 6 runs scored.

After Johan left the game, the Mets bullpen “held” the Reds to “only” three runs in the last three innings. Jorge Sosa pitched a scoreless ninth to hold his job for at least another day.

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