"We're hoping to get [Jurickson] Profar and Soto back in June," Daniels said, per MLB.com.
Zunino is on a weird streak in which he has followed hitless games with two-hit games. He has eight hits in his last seven games - two each in four of them. He has also not walked in 47 at-bats as his batting average and on-base percentage both sit at .277.
Howard is just 3 for 17 against southpaws this season. Ruiz has hit safely in five of his last six games, but owns a disappointing average of .233 and slugging percentage of .326 on the year.
Gattis was replaced behind the plate by Gerald Laird. It's likely just a normal day of rest for Gattis. The club probably doesn't want to start the catcher during a day game after the team played Wednesday night.
Gattis is hitting .378/.378/.757 in 37 at-bats.
In the bottom of the twelfth, Iannetta hit the first pitch he saw from Drew Pomeranz out to center field for the solo shot. It was Iannetta's first hit since the second inning of the game. He was also hit by a pitch, reaching base three times.
Iannetta finished the night 2 for 5, with two runs scored and one RBI.
Gattis' home run was the only extra-base hit on either side in the pitchers' duel. His big effort follows up a two-homer performance against the Phillies in his previous game, and he's 9 for 13 in his last three games. Gattis has hit .378/.378/.757 with four home runs and seven RBI in 37 at-bats.
Recker's solo homer in the second inning kicked off the scoring for the Mets, and the team would extend the lead to 5-0 before the opposition tacked on a couple meaningless runs on a par of ninth-inning home runs. Recker is 4 for 14 with two home runs, four RBI and one stolen base.
Lucroy is batting .302 with one home run and four RBI through 14 games. He is mired in a bit of a slump, batting just .185 (5 for 27) in his last seven games.
He is batting .451 (14 for 31) with one home run, three doubles, six RBI and eight runs over his last eight games. For the season, Molina is batting .352 with a .386 on-base percentage and .574 slugging percentage.
"He's just kept it going really nicely," Reds manager Bryan Price said, per MLB.com. "I think the fact that he knows he's our No. 1 guy, there's a lot more responsibility there for him. He knows he's going to play. If he goes 0 for 4, he'll be back in there the next day. That certainly lends to some confidence."
Mesoraco seemed to agree with his manager's assessment.
"It's just an overall comfort level that's the biggest thing," Mesoraco said Wednesday. "I'm comfortable with being the everyday guy. I'm comfortable with Bryan as the manager. I'm comfortable with being in the clubhouse and being around the guys. That's been the biggest thing."