Reds Notes: Streak-stoppers in grand fashion

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano winds up during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano winds up during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Reds finally overcame their Mets demons, defeating New York for the first time in 15 tries on Tuesday.

Notes on the win from Reds Public Relations:

  • The Reds defeated the Mets for the first time since Sept. 6, snapping a 14-game skid
  • Cincinnati had seven hits in an inning, second most this season (they had eight Aug. 17 in Chicago)
  • Billy Hamilton became the third Red this season to collect two hits in a frame, joining Eugenio Suarez and Phillip Ervin, who both did so Aug. 17 in Chicago
  • Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki became the first position player to pitch against the Reds since Jaff Decker on July 30, 2015
  • Joey Votto has walked in eight of his last nine plate appearances, and six consecutively
  • Scott Schebler hit a grand slam in the first inning. It was the Reds' sixth of the year, still three short of their record set in 2002
  • Schebler had five RBIs, tying a career-high (Aug. 17, 2016)
  • With Sal Romano's start, the Reds extended their season-high streak of starting six straight rookies

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