With the Brooklyn Cyclones Season Ticket Holders and the Boardwalk Battalion in attendance at Citi Field last night, a game tying 3-run homer from New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes helped lift the Mets to a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds, sending the New York Mets & Cyclones fans home happy.
The Mets sent fan favorite Bartolo Colon to the mound to take on Brandon Finnegan.
The Reds took an early lead in the Top of the 3rd of Bartolo Colon. Billy Hamilton led off the inning with a single, followed by a single by Zack Cozart that sent him to 3rd. A sacrifice fly by Tyler Holt moved Cozart to 2nd and a sacrafice fly by Joey Votto scored Hamilton.
An inning later, Tucker Barnhart hit a 1-out single to right and Ivan De Jesus Jr. homered to make it 3-0 Reds.
With Finnegan still pitching in the Bottom of the 7th, former Cyclones Juan Lagares drew a 1-out walk and Kevin Plawecki singled to center, making it 1st & 3rd. After a visit to the mound by Reds Manager Bryan Price, Mets Manager Terry Collins sent Yoenis Cespedes up to hit.
Yoenis crushed the 1st pitch he saw over the left field wall, sending Citi Field into a frenzy, as the gamed was now tied 3-3.
Price summoned in Tony Cingrani to pitch, who quickly gave up a triple to Curtis Granderson. After a strikeout by Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright singled to left, sending Granderson home to make it 4-3 Mets. Wright was picked off to end the inning, but it was more than enough as the bullpen held it down and Jeurys Familia, who once rehabbed in Brooklyn, closed out the game and got the save.