No Beltran, no problem, at least for now. New York won its fourth straight game to complete their first four game sweep of the Reds in team history. The win moves the Mets to 54-51.

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 28:  Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets celebrates after the Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-9 at Great American Ball Park on July 28, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Jose Reyes was held hitless in the afternoon finale, but that didn’t prevent the Mets from accruing 14 hits and plating 10 runs. David Wright, Angel Pagan, and Jason Bay all had three hits, while Bay and Lucas Duda had three RBIs each.

It didn’t take long for the Mets to get started, scoring in the first on a David Wright single. He’s had at least one hit in each game back since his injury. Chris Capuano allowed two doubles to give up the lead in the bottom half, but the Mets regained the lead in the 4th behind a Lucas Duda two-run double, and Josh Thole single. Duda has come up with big hits in both games as the Beltran replacement in right field.

New York broke it open in the 5th, stretching the lead to 9-3 behind a Jason Bay double and Angel Pagan single but they nearly squandered the lead allowing Cincinnati to battle all the way back. Capuano was charged with eight hits and six earned runs, while the bullpen accounted for three runs.  Izzy picked up his fourth save, but did make it interesting allowing the tying run to come to the plate after a Joey Votto home run.

The Mets will head to Washington tomorrow where they will face a former Yankee, Chien-Ming Wang in his first major league start since 2009.

NYM Dillon Gee 9-3 WSH Chien-Ming Wang 0-0