Photo by Anthony Rieber

 After Sunday's "uh-oh" inducing loss in Philadelphia, the Mets are in Cincinnati to face the Reds tonight for the first of three.

One of the best things about the Queen City is the walk over the Roebling Bridge from Covington, Ky., where the good hotels are, to the ballpark. Well, today the bridge is covered in scaffolding because it is being painted and the river is as brown as a river can be (see above). But it is a very nice weather day, 80 degrees and sunny.

Here's the Mets lineup against Cincy righy Mike Leake, who jumped straight from college to the majors and is holding his own in the NL:

Pagan CF

Castillo 2B

Reyes SS

Bay LF

Wright 3B

Davis 1B

Francoeur RF

Barajas C

Perez P

And here's the Reds lineup

Stubbs CF

Phillips 2B

Votto 1B

Rolen 3B

Gomes LF

Cabrera SS

Heisey RF

Hernandez C

Leake P