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Mets' rally pays off
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Mets 9, Reds 7
Brian Schneider (left) and Francisco Rodriguez were pivotal for the Mets. (David Kohl/AP)
Mike Pelfrey allowed four runs in the first but followed with four shutout innings, allowing the Mets to battle back and then blow it open on Brian Schneider's three-run double in the seventh. Carlos Delgado went deep, and Francisco Rodriguez loaded the bases but earned his second save.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (2-0)
Won 2
NY Mets 9, Cincinnati 7   CIN
Cincinnati (0-2)
Lost 2
April 8, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
2 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0   9 10 2
Cincinnati
4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0   7 9 1
Standings thru 4/8/09  |  Recap: NYM | CIN  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Reds stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Reyes, SS 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .250
Murphy, Dn, LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 .222
  Putz, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Rodriguez, Fr, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Wright, D, 3B 4 3 1 0 1 1 4 .286
Delgado, 1B 5 2 2 4 0 1 3 .444
Beltran, CF 4 1 2 2 1 1 0 .375
Church, RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 .375
Schneider, C 4 0 2 3 1 0 0 .250
Castillo, L, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .167
Pelfrey, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
  a-Anderson, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
  Parnell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Tatis, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Feliciano, P, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Green, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Reed, J, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 9 10 9 7 7 17  

a-Struck out for Pelfrey in the 6th. b-Flied out for Parnell in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Church (1, Volquez), Wright, D (1, Lincoln), Schneider (1, Lincoln).
HR: Delgado (1, 1st inning off Volquez, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Wright, D 2; Church 2; Reyes; Delgado 5; Beltran 2; Schneider 3; Murphy, Dn.
RBI: Delgado 4 (4), Beltran 2 (2), Schneider 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Delgado 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wright, D; Pelfrey 2; Tatis.
GIDP: Church.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Reyes (1, throw), Delgado (1, missed catch).
Pickoffs: Pelfrey (Votto at 3rd base).

 
Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Hairston, J, CF 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .143
  McDonald, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
  Lincoln, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Burton, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Taveras, W, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
  Rhodes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Dickerson, LF-CF 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 .000
Votto, 1B 5 2 3 3 0 0 0 .500
Phillips, 2B 3 1 2 0 2 0 1 .400
Bruce, RF 5 1 1 1 0 0 4 .222
Encarnacion, 3B 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 .000
Hernandez, Ra, C 4 0 1 2 1 0 2 .125
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 .000
Volquez, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
  Masset, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Nix, L, PH-LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .000
Totals 35 7 9 7 9 5 21  

a-Walked for Masset in the 6th. b-Tripled for Burton in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Phillips (1, Pelfrey).
3B: Taveras, W (1, Putz).
HR: Votto (1, 1st inning off Pelfrey, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Taveras, W 3; Phillips 3; Hairston, J; Votto 6; Hernandez, Ra; Bruce.
RBI: Votto 3 (3), Hernandez, Ra 2 (2), Bruce (1), Dickerson (1).
2-out RBI: Hernandez, Ra.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Volquez; Hernandez, Ra; McDonald; Gonzalez, Al; Nix, L 2.
SF: Dickerson.
Team RISP: 2-for-13.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
CS: Votto (1, home by Pelfrey/Schneider).
PO: Votto (3rd base by Pelfrey).

FIELDING
E: Gonzalez, Al (1, fielding).
DP: (Gonzalez, Al-Phillips-Votto).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pelfrey (W, 1-0) 5.0 5 4 4 4 2 1 7.20
Parnell (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.00
Feliciano, P 0.2 2 2 2 1 1 0 27.00
Green, S (H, 2) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Putz (H, 2) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.50
Rodriguez, Fr (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.00
 
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Volquez (L, 0-1) 4.1 6 5 4 4 4 1 8.31
Masset 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Lincoln 1.0 3 4 4 2 0 0 27.00
Burton 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Rhodes 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

WP: Volquez.
Balk: Pelfrey.
IBB: Beltran (by Lincoln), Gonzalez, Al (by Pelfrey).
Pitches-strikes: Pelfrey 104-56, Parnell 21-11, Feliciano, P 17-11, Green, S 4-3, Putz 14-10, Rodriguez, Fr 30-12, Volquez 107-60, Masset 18-13, Lincoln 28-15, Burton 15-7, Rhodes 11-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Pelfrey 6-3, Parnell 2-0, Feliciano, P 1-0, Green, S 1-0, Putz 2-1, Rodriguez, Fr 1-1, Volquez 7-1, Masset 2-0, Lincoln 1-2, Burton 1-1, Rhodes 2-0.
Batters faced: Pelfrey 23, Parnell 5, Feliciano, P 5, Green, S 2, Putz 4, Rodriguez, Fr 6, Volquez 23, Masset 5, Lincoln 8, Burton 4, Rhodes 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Green, S 2-1, Masset 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 54 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:54.
Att: 13,568.
Venue: Great American Ball Park.
April 8, 2009
April 8, 2009

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