Toms River's Frazier Scores Twice As Reds Fall to Mets
Third basemen makes first start since Monday.
Former Toms River Little League star Todd Frazier had arguably his most productive game for the Cincinnati Reds (50-55), Thursday afternoon, going one-for-three, drawing a walk and scoring two runs in a valiant effort, but the Reds fell, 10-9.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Toms River native belted a two-out double, his second in the major leagues, over Mets right field Lucas Duda's head.
He would then score on an RBI single by pitcher Homer Bailey.
Frazier scored again in the bottom of the sixth. After drawing a one-out walk, Frazier would score on Miguel Cairo's three-run home run.
He also lead off the bottom of the second inning with a line out to center fielder Angel Pagan, and was retired for the final out in the bottom of the seventh inning when he grounded out to Mets' shortstop Jose Reyes.
Cincinnati rallied late, after falling behind New York from the get-go, but they still came up short, becoming victims of a four-game sweep.
Cairo homered in the sixth inning, and Joey Votto his a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth, but it still could not help the Reds overcome an early deficit.
Brandon Phillips and Votto hit back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the first inning to give Cincinnati the lead, but the Mets struck back for eight runs of two innings in the fourth and fifth to take the lead back.
Chris Capuano earned the win for New York and Bailey got tagged with the loss on the mound for Cincinnati.
The Reds' biggest inning came in the bottom of the sixth, due in large part to Cairo's three-run blast. They scored four runs.