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Sports Mets blank Reds behind Stroman's 1-hitter, Smith's slam

02:25  22 july  2021
02:25  22 july  2021 Source:   msn.com

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PHILADELPHIA — Marcus Stroman ’ s first regular-season appearance in more than 18 months went exactly to a script that could have been written by the Mets The ball was put in play, Stroman ’ s defense responded and scoring was a challenge for the opposition Tuesday. It’ s a different methodology than Jacob deGrom uses with his overpowering stuff, but the results deGrom and Stroman received on consecutive nights were close. And this time the Mets bullpen protected a lead against the Phillies.

Dom Smith fooled the announcers, the analytics and the Mets ’ dugout. The fly ball to left field off his bat in the third inning Wednesday afternoon initially looked more like a sacrifice fly than a grand slam to the SNY television and WFAN radio crews calling the action off monitors 650 miles away from Cincinnati. Smith ’ s grand slam followed three straight singles that had starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman living on the edge for consistently falling behind early in counts. No sooner had analyst Ron Darling suggested Smith should be looking to jump on the first pitch than he lifted a 75 mph curveball to the opposite field.

Marcus Stroman pitched one-hit ball for eight innings, Dominic Smith launched a grand slam and the New York Mets cruised to a 7-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

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Stroman (7-8) gave up a leadoff single to Aristides Aquino in the third inning and little else. He struck out seven and walked one while giving New York’s beleaguered bullpen precious rest going into Thursday’s day off. Jeurys Familia struck out three in a hitless ninth.

Luis Guillorme hit his first homer of the season and Jonathan Villar also connected for the NL East leaders. Mets manager Luis Rojas returned to the dugout after serving a two-game suspension for excessive arguing on Sunday.

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Throughout his career Stroman has succeeded with a deep arsenal that generates ground balls aplenty. He throws sinkers and cutters, sliders and curveballs, and every so often a changeup. In this era of huge strikeout totals, Stroman is an outlier because his strikeout rate is roughly league average, yet he gets a lot of ground balls and a lot of easy pop-ups. His pitches work together in a way that get him a first or second pitch ground out seemingly every inning, allowing Stroman to average over six innings per start (prior to Tuesday' s injury-shortened one -inning start) despite not throwing more than

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Jeff Hoffman (3-5) came off the 10-day injured list to make his first start since May 26 and lasted four innings, allowing seven hits — including Smith's slam — and five runs with three walks.

PADRES 3, BRAVES 2, 1ST GAME

ATLANTA (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a two-run homer, starter Chris Paddack reversed his recent struggles and San Diego bat Atlanta in the first game of a doubleheader.

Tatis made it 3-0 in the fifth inning against reliever Shane Greene when his NL-leading 29th homer landed in the left-field seats. The All-Star shortstop has eight hits, seven runs scored and six RBIs in his last five games.

Paddack (6-6), who had a 10.31 ERA in his last five appearances, worked five scoreless innings, allowing three hits with no walks and one strikeout. All-Star closer Mark Melancon wrapped it up for the Padres in the seventh, earning his major league-leading 28th save in 32 chances.

Mets crush Pirates 13-4 on Lindor grand slam, 10-run sixth

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Andrew Cashner wipes his forehead after allowing a home run to Baltimore Orioles' Trey Mancini in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Baltimore. Paul Fry got the final two outs in the eighth and Mychal Givens worked the ninth to complete the one - hitter and end Boston' s run of 81 games without being blanked . It was also the first time in 11 games the Red Sox failed to hit a home run. The last-place Orioles took two of three from the Red Sox, who were 8-0-2 in series against Baltimore since September 2017.

Team officials initially hoped Smith could serve as their designated hitter , but that rule didn’t return to the National League. As such, the Mets will rely on Smith and Nimmo in left and center, where both profile as roughly average defensively, and Pillar as a platoon option. The Mets at least have an Rotation (5): Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman , Taijuan Walker, David Peterson, Joey Lucchesi Carlos Carrasco’ s torn right hamstring knocked him off the Opening Day roster, clearing space for both Peterson and Lucchesi. The latter may pitch behind an opener, as he did in his final spring outing.

Kyle Muller (1-3) allowed two hits and walked three in four innings for the Braves, working out of jams in the first and third.

Atlanta's Bryse Wilson (2-3) was scheduled to face San Diego's Reiss Knehr (0-0) in the second game. Both were both called up from Triple-A to serve as the 27th man for their teams.

RAYS 5, ORIOLES 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows hit a two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning and Tampa Bay rallied past Baltimore.

Randy Arozarena hit two home runs and also had a key single as the Rays won for the 10th time in 13 games. He stopped a 21-game home run drought in Tuesday night’s 9-3 win over Baltimore.

Tampa Bay trailed when Francisco Mejía led off the ninth with a single against Tanner Scott (3-4) and pinch-hitter Mike Zunino drew a one-out walk. Arozarena then hit a flare to right field, with first baseman Ryan Mountcastle and second baseman Pat Valaika colliding in pursuit, for a single that loaded the bases. After Vidal Bruján struck out, Meadows lined an 0-2 pitch to center.

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Collin McHugh (3-1) worked two scoreless innings for the win.

Mountcastle and and Valaika each hit solo homers for Baltimore, which placed scheduled starting pitching Keegan Akin and outfielder Anthony Santander on the COVID-19 injured list before the game.

ROYALS 6, BREWERS 3

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nicky Lopez hit a bases-loaded, tiebreaking double, Brad Keller earned his first win in over six weeks and Kansas City completed a season sweep of Milwaukee.

On an afternoon when the Brewers made a pair of errors that caused Kansas City’s first five runs to be unearned, two of the loudest ovations at the stadium came when the scoreboard showed video clips of Milwaukee Bucks players asking fans to get loud. The Bucks won their first NBA championship since 1971 on Tuesday night, beating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 in the downtown arena about three miles away.

Jorge Soler added a towering homer in the eighth inning as the Royals continued their improbable season-long mastery of the Brewers. Keller (7-9) struck out six and allowed three runs and two walks in 6 2/3 innings to pick up a win for the first time since June 4. Scott Barlow retired the side in order in the ninth for his fifth save.

Kansas City scored three runs off Brent Suter (9-5) in the sixth to take the lead for good.

ROCKIES 6, MARINERS 3

DENVER (AP) — Austin Gomber pitched effectively for six innings after spending a month on the injured list, Dom Nunez hit a bases-loaded double in a five-run first and Colorado beat Seattle.

Gomber (7-5) allowed three runs on three hits - solo homers by Kyle Seager, Luis Torrens and Mitch Haniger — to win his fourth straight decision. Gomber was reinstated earlier in the day after being out since June 20 because of tightness in his left forearm.

Daniel Bard pitched a hitless ninth, fanning Torrens for the final out, for his 15th save in 20 opportunities.

The Mariners chose longtime reliever Keynan Middleton (0-1) as their opener. But the Rockies jumped on him in his first career start.

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Rookie reliever hits slam off Scherzer, Pads sting Nats 9-8 .
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Welcome home to Slam Diego, Daniel Camarena. The rookie reliever hit a stunning grand slam off Washington ace Max Scherzer and his hometown San Diego Padres overcame an eight-run deficit, finally beating the Nationals 9-8 Thursday night on Trent Grisham’s RBI single in the ninth inning. The Padres matched the biggest comeback in franchise history, helped by Fernando Tatis’ 28th home run and Grisham’s two-out hit. But it was Camarena’s blow that really jolted the crowd at Petco Park. Camarena, who went to Cathedral Catholic High, was called up earlier in the day for his second stint with the Padres.

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