RP - NYM
Heath Hembree pitched a perfect ninth with one strikeout as the Mets won 11-9. With the win in game one Saturday, the Mets are 68-67 this season.
Hembree has eight saves with the Reds this season and one with the Mets. Edwin Diaz was unavailable in this game after pitching the night before.
Heath Hembree (2-6) took the loss and a blown save Tuesday against the Twins. He allowed three runs on one hit and two walks in 0.2 innings. He struck out two.
Hembree issued two walks then a three-run homer to Jorge Polanco that turned the tide. Hembree may be on the outskirts of the closer's role once Lucas Sims (elbow) and Tejay Antone (back) return to the team.
Heath Hembree (2-5) took the loss Monday against the Cubs, allowing one run on two walks. He struck out one.
Hembree entered in a tie game in the eighth and recorded the last out. In the ninth, he loaded the bases before ceding to Amir Garrett, who allowed the walk-off hit. Hembree has been somewhat emerging as the favorite closer in Cincinnati, but it's seeming to be a situation to stay far away from. He is 8-for-9 in save chances this season.
Heath Hembree pitched a clean inning against the Cardinals Saturday, earning his eighth save.
Hembree retired the side in just eight pitches. He now has saves in consecutive games and has converted each of the last two saves for Cincinnati. He has a 4.33 ERA in 35.1 innings this season.
Heath Hembree earned the save Friday against the Cardinals, striking out three in one inning.
Hembree looked totally dominant as he converted his seventh save of the season. He's emerged as the frontrunner in Cincinnati's bullpen, at least until Lucas Sims and Tejay Antone return from injury.