- Pelfrey could not back up his best performance of the season on Tuesday and instead surrendered five runs — four earned — on eight hits in three-plus innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday. Pelfrey is 2-1 with a 4.97 ERA in five career appearances against the Reds. That includes Pelfrey’s first start this season in Cincinnati, when he allowed four runs on five hits in five innings, picking up the win. Brandon Phillips has four hits in his last seven at-bats against Pelfrey, including a home run. Both Jay Bruce and Joey Votto are 2-for-6 facing the Mets’ starter.
- New YorkÂ has seen its offense fare worse since Carlos Beltran joined Carlos Delgado and Jose Reyes on the disabled list three weeks ago. The Mets are hitting .216 with five homers while going 4-11 since June 26, dropping four consecutive series along the way.
- Francoeur is 3 for 14 (.214) with a homer against Harang, while David Wright is 6 for 10 with a homer and four RBIs. The Mets, however, havenâ€™t hit a home run in 75 consecutive innings since Fernando Tatis connected at Pittsburgh on July 2.
- The winless streak for Harang is up to eight starts since May 25. Five of the starts were quality outings (at least six innings and three earned runs or fewer). He danced out of danger several times during a six-inning no-decision as the Reds took a 4-3 win over the Phillies on Tuesday. Harang gave up three earned runs early and nine hits overall with two walks and seven strikeouts. He survived a critical bases-loaded, no-outs jam in the third inning and a runner on third, no-outs spot in the fourth. By holding them off, it allowed the Reds’ offense to come back.
- Harang gave up three runs and nine hits over six innings Tuesday at Philadelphia, striking out seven and failed to get a decision in the Redsâ€™ 4-3 win. He gave up a run and seven hits over five innings on April 6 versus New York, but lost 2-1.