The Mets used their hangover lineup that resembled the Brewers, not the Milwaukee Brewers, the Wiedemann Brewers, against Keyvious Sampson but they hit him hard in an 8-1 win over the reeling Reds..
It was the Reds' eighth straight loss and 92nd of the season. The Reds are one game short of its longest losing streak of nine games which they've done twice. Cincinnati lost nine in a row from May 16 through May 25 and again from August 14 through August 23.
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Eric Campbell singled and trotted home on Dilson Herrera's third home run of the season. Mets' starting pitcher, Jacob deGrom and Juan Lagares singled but Sampson escaped further scoring in the second.
The third wasn't so kind.
Joey Votto kicked a groundball by Kirk Nieuwenhuis with one out. Campbell singled to right just out of Brandon Phillips reach. Herrera hit a bloop single to right. deGrom dropped a bloop hit in front of Ivan De Jesus Jr. in leftfield for a two-run single to give the Mets a 5-0 lead. Sam LeCure ended the inning by striking out Lagares for the final out.
Sampson lasted 2 2/3 innings. He allowed nine hits and five runs, three of them were earned.
An error in leftfield by De Jesus Jr. off a line drive hit by deGrom allowed Campbell, who walked, to score and extended the inning for Lagares, who singled home the Mets' seventh run.
Skip Schumaker opened the game with a double off the glove of Conforto but deGrom retired the next 14 Reds, eight by strikeout until Eugenio Suarez singled with two outs in the fifth.
Kevin Plawecki hit his third home run off Michael Lorenzen in the sixth.