Apparently the Mets’ bullpen is not the only one that stinks.

Reds closer J.J. Hoover blew a ninth-inning lead and the Mets scored their second consecutive victory, winning 6-3 on Ike Davis’ walkoff grand slam.

Davis drilled an 0-1 pitch off Hoover into the right-field stands to give the Mets the comeback win. Davis, who was on the bench with Lucas Duda starting at first base, recorded the third walkoff hit of his career.

The Mets won the game after manager Terry Collins won his first replay challenge of the season. Anthony Recker bunted the ball toward first base with Juan Lagares on first. Joey Votto fielded the ball and inexplicably threw it to second base, where shortstop Zack Cozart tagged Lagares. It was ruled an out on the field, but Collins challenged it and the call was overturned extending the inning.

Hoover, filling in for the injured Aroldis Chapman, walked Lagares to lead off the inning and then Tejada to load the bases for Davis.

It didn’t look like the Mets would need heroics, as Mets starter Dillon Gee cruised into the eighth inning holding a 2-1 lead, but he gave up a leadoff double to pinch hitter Chris Heisey. Two batters later, Brandon Phillips homered to left to end Gee’s hopes of getting his first win of the season and give the Reds a 3-2 lead.

Gee pitched 7 ¹/₃ innings, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out four and walking one. He gave up home runs to Phillips and Ryan Ludwick.

Reds starter Johnny Cueto kept the Mets hitless until the fifth inning, when Ruben Tejada broke through with a double. Cueto struck out nine Mets and it looked like the Mets’ bats would never awaken, until Curtis Granderson made his mark.

The Mets took a 2-1 lead on Granderson’s two-run home run in the sixth inning. It was Granderson’s first homer as a Met. He took Cueto’s 3-2 pitch and deposited it into the second deck in right field.
Before that, it appeared as if the Mets offense was not going to help Gee out for most of the game.