April 6, 2009 in Cincinnati - from Associated Press and baseballhistorian.com News Wires
New York Mets 2, Cincinnati Reds 1
Left-fielder Daniel Murphy homered and singled in both Mets runs and New York starter Johan Santana yielded 3-hits, 1-run, 7Ks, 4 walks in 5 1/3 innings to record his first win of the season. The Reds managed just 3 hits all game. Mets reliever Sean Green set-down the 4 batters he faced after coming into pitch in the 6th inning. Set-up reliever J.J. Putz worked a hitless and scoreless 8th, notching a strikeout and issued a walk. Francisco Rodriguez closed down the Reds with a hitless 9th.
Daniel Murphy lined a 5th inning home run off Reds starter and loser Aaron Harang, who pitched well but took the loss. Aaron Harang yielded 7-hits, 1-run in 5 innings, 2 Ks, 3 Ws. Relievers - Javier Herrera 1-run in 2/3 inning, Mike Lincoln 1/3 inning, Arthur Rhodes 1 inning, David Weathers 1 inning, Franciso Cordero 1-hit in 1 inning.
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto got one of the team's 3 hits. It was 37 degrees in Cincinnati and after the game the Canadian-born Joey Votto said it was too cold even for a Canadian to play baseball. "I never headed outside when it was anything like this. You play hockey in this weather, not baseball."
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