Schwinden aims for first win as Mets battle RedsSep 26, 2011 - 2:57 PM
Schwinden, who turned 25 last week, made his major-league debut with a 6-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sept. 8, then was beaten, 10-1, by Washington in his next outing on Sept. 15.
His last outing came Wednesday in St. Louis and ended with a no-decision in the Mets' 6-5 loss to the Cardinals.
In the three outings, the 6-foot-3, 165-pounder has allowed 18 hits and 10 runs in 16 innings while walking five batters and striking out 12.
The Reds counter with Homer Bailey, who can get to 10 wins for the first time in his career.
Also 25, Bailey had a career-high of eight wins in 2009 before dropping to just four victories in 19 starts in an injury-plagued 2010.
He picked up win No. 9 of 2011 on Sept. 20 against Houston with seven innings of two-run ball in a 6-4 victory and hasn't lost since Sept. 3 in St. Louis, a stretch of three starts.
Bailey dropped his only career meeting with the Mets after allowing nine runs on 12 hits in four innings of a 10-9 Mets win in Cincinnati on July 28.
On Sunday in Pittsburgh, Dontrelle Willis (1-6) tossed six solid innings and hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth to lift the Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Pirates.
The veteran hurler, salvaged from the scrap heap by the Reds this spring, allowed three runs on three hits. He walked two and fanned six to earn his first victory since June 5, 2010, as a member of the Diamondbacks.
Francisco Cordero allowed an RBI double to Neil Walker in the bottom of the ninth, but settled down to record his 35th save of the season.
In New York, the Philadelphia Phillies got back to looking like potential National League pennant winners as they pounded out 19 hits against the Mets to beat them, 9-4, to avoid being swept in a three-game series.
Ronny Paulino smacked a home run, Jason Pridie had three hits and Justin Turner chipped in with an RBI double for the Mets, who had their three-game winning streak halted.
Mike Pelfrey (7-13) was hammered in three innings of work, giving up nine runs on five hits.
The Mets swept a four-game set in Cincinnati from July 25-28.
- CINCINNATI: 6
NEW YORK: 5
Sep 26 10:30 PM
- Jose Reyes doubled to right scoring Mike Baxter. On the play, Jose Reyes was tagged out at third from right to second to short. None on with two outs and Ruben Tejada due up.
Reds 6, Mets 5 Bot 8, 2 OutsSep 26 10:10 PM
- Chris Heisey one-out, three-run Home Run (18) to left scored Joey Votto and Jay Bruce. Juan Francisco is due up.
Reds 6, Mets 4 Top 7, 1 OutSep 26 9:39 PM
- Chris Schwinden advances to second on a wild pitch. Runner on second with two outs and Ruben Tejada at the plate.
Reds 3, Mets 4 Bot 4, 2 OutsSep 26 8:34 PM
- Dave Sappelt singled to left scoring Chris Heisey. Runner on second with two outs as Sappelt advanced on the throw to home and Devin Mesoraco due up.
Reds 3, Mets 3 Top 4, 2 OutsSep 26 8:18 PM
- Nick Evans doubled to right scoring Ruben Tejada and David Wright. Runner on second with two outs and Josh Thole due up.
Reds 2, Mets 3 Bot 3, 2 OutsSep 26 8:06 PM
- David Wright singled to center scoring Jose Reyes. On the play, Ruben Tejada advances to third. Runners on first and third with two outs and Nick Evans due up.
Reds 2, Mets 1 Bot 3, 2 OutsSep 26 8:04 PM
- Devin Mesoraco doubled to left-center scoring Dave Sappelt.. Runner on second with two outs and Homer Bailey due up.
Reds 2, Mets 0 Top 2, 2 OutsSep 26 7:37 PM
- Jay Bruce struck out looking to end the inning.
Reds 1, Mets 0 Mid 1Sep 26 7:14 PM
- CINCINNATI: 0
NEW YORK: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Sep 26 7:10 PM
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- Cano, 12 others reject qualifying offers Nov 11
- Report: Reds ink C Pena Nov 8
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- Price is right in Cincinnati Oct 22
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