Things you should know about today's game...
1) Paul Sewald allowed a game-tying three-run homer in the seventh inning and Jeurys Familia surrendered two more runs in the eighth as New York blew a 5-2 lead. Hansel Robles served up a three-run homer in the ninth. The trio combined to allow eight runs, seven hits and four walks in 2 1/3 innings.
2) Jacob deGrom overcame a rocky first inning and left the game in line for a career-high 15th win after allowing two runs on three hits in six innings. The right-hander walked three and struck out 10, the 10th time this season deGrom has recorded double-digit strikeouts in a start.
3) Dominic Smith hit a game-tying RBI single in the third and a go-ahead solo homer in the sixth. Jose Reyes extended New York's lead with a two-run double later in the frame, his second hit of the game. Travis d'Arnaud's RBI groundout produced the Mets' first run in the opening frame. Amed Rosario returned to the lineup after a six-game absence and went 1-for-3 with a walk.
Highlights from the game...
News and notes...
The loss snapped New York's four-game winning streak and its nine-game winning streak against Cincinnati at home. The Mets have not swept a four-game series from the Reds in New York since 1997.
DeGrom allowed both runs on two hits and two walks during a 33-pitch first inning. He surrendered one hit and walk over his final five frames.
DeGrom's 221 strikeouts are the most by a Met since R.A. Dickey fanned 230 during his Cy Young Award-winning season in 2012. Tom Seaver (1970 and 1971), Dwight Gooden (1984 and 1985) and deGrom (2017) are the only pitchers in club history to record 10 or more starts of double-digit strikeouts.
Smith has gone 11-for-38 (.285) with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs in 10 games this month.
Reyes is batting .367 (22-for-60) with five doubles, three homers, 10 RBIs and 19 runs scored in his last 17 games. He reached 20 stolen bases for the first time since 2015 and the 10th time in his career.
Nori Aoki extended his hitting streak to 12 games -- eight with the Mets -- on a first-inning double.
Asdrubal Cabrera left the game after being hit in the ankle by a pitch in the sixth inning.
Terry Collins was ejected for arguing an overturned call in the eighth inning.
The Mets (63-80) are off on Monday before opening up a three-game series with the Cubs (77-66) at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on SNY.
Robert Gsellman (6-6, 5.44 ERA, 1.57 WHIP) opens the series in Chicago coming off a rain-shortened complete game victory against the Phillies last Wednesday. The right-hander pitched five shutout innings before allowing three runs in the sixth of a 6-3 win. Gsellman has never faced the Cubs.
Jose Quintana (9-11, 4.32 ERA 1.28 WHIP) aims to win for the fourth time in his last five decisions. The southpaw blanked the Pirates over six innings last Wednesday in a no-decision. Since moving crosstown from the White Sox, Quintana is 6-4 with a 4.03 ERA in 10 starts. He allowed one run over seven innings during a loss in his only career start against the Mets last year.