Pete Alonso helped the Mets overcome a ninth inning meltdown from Jeurys Familia by hitting a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 10th inning in a 4-3 win over the Reds Tuesday night at Citi Field. > Box score
Five things to know about Tuesday's game...
1) Alonso may have been 0-for-4 on the night, but he continued to show his knack for coming through in a big spot by lifting a fly ball to deep right field to allow J.D. Davis, who led the inning off with a double, to tag up from third base and the Mets win in walk-off fashion.
2) With Edwin Diaz unavailable Tuesday night, the Mets turned to Familia for a two-inning save but it did not quite go according to plan. After getting the first five outs, including striking out the first two batters in the ninth, Familia issued a four-pitch walk and then allowed three straight singles as the Reds tied the game.
3) Jason Vargas had another solid outing tonight. He lasted 5.1 innings, allowing just one run on a solo homer while giving up just two other hits. He also struck out five and walked three over another start that makes the Mets hopeful he can stay this consistent as their fifth rotation piece.
4) The Mets were stifled by Reds' Luis Castillo for one run over 6 2/3 innings but Todd Frazier broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning after belting the first pitch of the inning off reliever Robert Stephenson over the center field wall to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.
5) Michael Conforto also got a big hit in the eighth inning, tacking on a much-needed insurance run with an RBI single to center field after striking out in his previous three at-bats.
The Mets play the penultimate game of their four-game set with the Reds on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Jacob deGrom will look to turn things around on the mound against Anthony DeSclafini