Edwin Diaz allowed another homer in the top of the ninth to give the Reds the win, 1-0, at Citi Field on Wednesday night. > Box score
Five things to know about Wednesday's game...
1) On Monday, Diaz allowed a solo homer to Jesse Winker with two outs to give Cincinnati a 5-4 lead that would be the eventual win. Well, that happened again in the same fashion tonight on two outs. This time is was Jose Iglesias that hit a line drive homer to left field to give the Reds the lead and the win.
2) Jacob deGrom was back to his old form tonight. The first time through the lineup, the Mets' ace didn't allow a single hit. In the fourth, that was still the case, but the bases managed to get loaded after an error, walk, and hit by pitch. In typical deGrom fashion, he got out of the jam with a Tucker Barnhart strikeout to end the inning. Overall, the Mets should be happy with deGrom's final line -- 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K.
3) The Mets' bats were quiet tonight, with no player racking up a multi-hit game. At the top of the order, Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso, and Robinson Cano went 3-for-12 combined, while J.D. Davis and Amed Rosario were the only other Mets to collect a hit. The team went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.
4) Caps need to be tipped to Cincinnati's pitching staff, who was stellar on the night. Anthony DeSclafani, a New Jersey native, threw 5.2 innings of scoreless ball to start. Then, four Reds bullpen arms were dispersed to keep the shutout alive. Michael Lorenzen picked up his second save on the season in the ninth.
5) It was truly a pitcher's duel in this game, as only nine total hits were allowed between both teams.
The Mets conclude their homestand with a final matchup against the Reds on Thursday matinee at 12:10 p.m. Noah Syndergaard will face off against Tyler Mahle.