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Johan shuts 'em down
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Mets 2, Reds 1
Carlos Delgado holds up the ball after doubling off Edwin Encarnacion in the second. (AP)
Daniel Murphy homered and drove in two runs, Johan Santana held the Reds to a lone run in 5 2/3 innings and the new-look bullpen got it done, as the Mets kept up their strong record in openers. Santana has won his past three Opening Day starts.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (1-0)
Won 1
NY Mets 2, Cincinnati 1   CIN
Cincinnati (0-1)
Lost 1
April 6, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0   2 9 1
Cincinnati
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 3 1
Standings thru 4/6/09  |  Recap: NYM | CIN  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Reds stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Reyes, SS 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 .250
Murphy, Dn, LF 5 1 1 2 0 1 3 .200
  Rodriguez, Fr, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Wright, D, 3B 3 0 1 0 2 1 1 .333
Delgado, 1B 4 0 2 0 1 0 3 .500
Beltran, CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 .250
Church, RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .500
Schneider, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Castillo, L, 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .333
Santana, J, P 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000
  Green, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Anderson, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Putz, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Reed, J, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 2 9 2 7 3 20  

a-Grounded out for Green, S in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Castillo, L (1, Herrera).
HR: Murphy, Dn (1, 5th inning off Harang, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Wright, D; Church 2; Reyes; Delgado 2; Castillo, L 2; Beltran; Murphy, Dn 4.
RBI: Murphy, Dn 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltran; Santana, J 3; Church; Delgado 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-12.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Reyes (1, 2nd base off Harang/Hernandez, Ra), Church (1, 2nd base off Harang/Hernandez, Ra).
CS: Wright, D (1, 2nd base by Cordero/Hernandez, Ra).
PO: Wright, D (1st base by Cordero).

FIELDING
E: Beltran (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Church (Encarnacion at 1st base).
DP: (Church-Delgado).

 
Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Hairston, J, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
McDonald, CF 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .333
  c-Dickerson, PH-CF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Votto, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 .333
Phillips, 2B 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 .000
Bruce, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250
Encarnacion, 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .000
Hernandez, Ra, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000
Harang, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  a-Owings, M, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Herrera, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lincoln, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Rhodes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Nix, L, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Weathers, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Cordero, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 28 1 3 1 5 9 9  

a-Struck out for Harang in the 5th. b-Grounded out for Rhodes in the 7th. c-Walked for McDonald in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Bruce (1, Santana, J).
TB: McDonald; Votto; Bruce 2.
RBI: Phillips (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bruce; Hernandez, Ra; Encarnacion.
SF: Phillips.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: McDonald (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Bruce (Wright, D at home).
Pickoffs: Cordero (Wright, D at 1st base).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santana, J (W, 1-0) 5.2 3 1 1 4 7 0 1.59
Green, S (H, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Putz (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Rodriguez, Fr (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harang (L, 0-1) 5.0 7 1 1 3 2 1 1.80
Herrera 0.2 1 1 1 2 0 0 13.50
Lincoln 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Rhodes 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Weathers 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Cordero 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00

IBB: Castillo, L (by Harang).
Pitches-strikes: Santana, J 99-62, Green, S 11-8, Putz 22-14, Rodriguez, Fr 10-8, Harang 114-62, Herrera 24-11, Lincoln 7-3, Rhodes 8-8, Weathers 8-6, Cordero 20-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Santana, J 1-4, Green, S 3-0, Putz 1-1, Rodriguez, Fr 1-0, Harang 3-6, Herrera 2-0, Lincoln 0-1, Rhodes 1-1, Weathers 3-0, Cordero 0-1.
Batters faced: Santana, J 23, Green, S 4, Putz 4, Rodriguez, Fr 3, Harang 24, Herrera 5, Lincoln 2, Rhodes 3, Weathers 3, Cordero 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Green, S 1-0, Lincoln 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 37 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:17 (:13 delay).
Att: 42,177.
Venue: Great American Ball Park.
April 6, 2009
April 6, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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