Brandon Finnegan (8-10, 4.19 ERA) and the Cincinnati Reds (57-79) meet Rafael Montero (0-0, 3.68 ERA) and the New York Mets (72-66) in the second of a three-game series at the Great American Ball Park. The Mets won the last game 5-0, and New York leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sep. 6 and will air on SNY and FSOH.
In his last start, Finnegan pitched 7.0 innings, allowing two runs and striking out nine in a 3-0 loss to the Angels. Joey Votto (.312, 85 Rs, 22 HRs, 79 RBIs, 8 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. The Mets were victorious the last time Montero pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 5.0 innings, giving up zero runs, striking out three and walking six in a 2-1 victory over the Marlins. Yoenis Cespedes (.294, 58 Rs, 27 HRs, 68 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run.
After last game's shutout win against Cincinnati, the Mets now have 11 shutouts this season. The Reds have been shut out in nine games this season.
The Reds didn't score any runs in their last game. The Mets have an 11-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
It looks like the Mets have a slight leg up on the Reds, as the Mets have won their last three games while the Reds have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 43-14. The Mets have a 49-11 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 27th in runs, New York has earned 541 this season. Cincinnati ranks 19th with 601 runs.
Cincinnati and New York both rank near the bottom of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Cincinnati sits at 24th with an OPS of .722, and New York ranks 22nd with an OPS of .726.
When the Mets allow at least one home run, they are 33-47. When the Reds allow one or more homers, they have a 39-66 record.