Reds 7, Mets 0
Not a bad debut for Joey Votto: 3-for-3, bomb off the batter's eye, nice defensive play.
“I hope Joey Votto doesn't think it’s going to be that easy,” Pete Mackanin said, “or maybe it is going to be that easy. He certainly made a nice debut. What a thrill for him. It was thrilling for me and everybody on the team.”
Tom Shearn threw six innings of three-hit ball. Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-4 with two RBI. The Mets did not run out their best lineup. But it was a nice win for the Reds, who desperately needed one.
The thing I'm stunned about? I haven't gotten one "why wasn't he here earlier?" comment about Votto.