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Perez ineffective
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Reds 8, Mets 6
Gary Sheffield reacts after being called out on strikes in the ninth inning. (Al Behrman/AP)
The Mets gave Oliver Perez an early lead in the third on Carlos Beltran's RBI single and Ryan Church's two-run double, but the lefty couldn't hold it, walking five and allowing eight runs in 4 1/3 innings. Alex Cora and Carlos Delgado each had an RBI.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (2-1)
Lost 1
Cincinnati 8, NY Mets 6   CIN
Cincinnati (1-2)
Won 1
April 9, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 3 0 1 1 1 0 0   6 10 0
Cincinnati
0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 X   8 9 1
Standings thru 4/9/09  |  Recap: NYM | CIN  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Reds stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Reyes, SS 5 0 2 0 0 3 0 .308
Murphy, Dn, LF 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 .286
Wright, D, 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 .400
Delgado, 1B 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 .417
Beltran, CF 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 .364
Church, RF 3 1 2 2 0 0 3 .455
  b-Tatis, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Castro, R, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
  c-Reed, J, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Schneider, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Cora, 2B 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000
Perez, O, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  O'Day, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Anderson, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Stokes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Parnell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Feliciano, P, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Sheffield, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Totals 34 6 10 6 2 9 12  

a-Grounded out for O'Day in the 6th. b-Struck out for Church in the 8th. c-Popped out for Castro, R in the 8th. d-Struck out for Feliciano, P in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Church 2 (3, Arroyo, Arroyo).
TB: Wright, D 2; Church 4; Reyes 2; Delgado; Beltran; Murphy, Dn 2.
RBI: Beltran (3), Church 2 (2), Delgado 2 (6), Cora (1).
2-out RBI: Beltran; Church 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Church 2; Castro, R.
SF: Cora; Delgado.
GIDP: Beltran.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Reyes (1, 2nd base by Arroyo/Hanigan).

 
Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Taveras, W, CF 4 2 1 0 1 1 1 .400
McDonald, LF 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 .286
  Rhodes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Weathers, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Nix, L, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
  Cordero, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Votto, 1B 5 2 3 4 0 2 1 .538
Phillips, 2B 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 .250
Bruce, RF 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 .167
Encarnacion, 3B 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 .143
Hanigan, C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .333
Janish, SS 4 0 1 2 0 3 4 .250
Arroyo, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000
  Burton, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Dickerson, LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250
Totals 31 8 9 8 5 12 16  

a-Struck out for Weathers in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Votto (2, 3rd inning off Perez, O, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Taveras, W; Encarnacion; Janish; Dickerson; Hanigan; Votto 6; McDonald.
RBI: McDonald (1), Votto 4 (7), Phillips (2), Janish 2 (2).
2-out RBI: McDonald; Votto 3; Janish 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Arroyo 2; Janish.
SAC: Arroyo.
SF: Phillips.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Encarnacion (1, 2nd base off Stokes/Castro, R).

FIELDING
E: Phillips (1, missed catch).
DP: (Phillips-Janish-Votto).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Perez, O (L, 0-1) 4.1 5 8 8 5 7 1 16.62
O'Day 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Stokes 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Parnell 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Feliciano, P 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 13.50
 
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Arroyo (W, 1-0) 6.0 8 5 5 2 4 0 7.50
Burton (H, 1) 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.75
Rhodes (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Weathers (H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Cordero (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00

HBP: Encarnacion (by O'Day).
Pitches-strikes: Perez, O 100-55, O'Day 13-7, Stokes 39-28, Parnell 2-2, Feliciano, P 7-6, Arroyo 100-68, Burton 9-6, Rhodes 12-11, Weathers 3-2, Cordero 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Perez, O 2-2, O'Day 0-2, Stokes 3-0, Parnell 0-0, Feliciano, P 0-0, Arroyo 9-3, Burton 0-0, Rhodes 0-1, Weathers 1-0, Cordero 0-0.
Batters faced: Perez, O 23, O'Day 4, Stokes 8, Parnell 2, Feliciano, P 2, Arroyo 27, Burton 3, Rhodes 3, Weathers 2, Cordero 3.
Inherited runners-scored: O'Day 2-2, Feliciano, P 1-0, Rhodes 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Bill Welke. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 55 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, R to L.
T: 2:58.
Att: 17,837.
Venue: Great American Ball Park.
April 9, 2009
April 9, 2009

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