Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New York Mets lose to the Nationals as their offense goes silent


The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Saturday.  The game took place at Citi Field and the final score was 3-1.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and he pitched ok.  His control was off as he walked a ton of guys and gave up a bunch of hits.  The bullpen was good and the offense only managed two hits. 

deGrom pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and three runs.  He walked six and struck out ten and took his first loss of the season.  Josh Edgin pitched to one batter and struck him out, Hansel Robles pitched two perfect innings with two strikeouts and Jerry Blevins pitched a scoreless inning with a walk and two strikeouts. 

Gio Gonzalez won his second game of the season pitching 6 1/3 innings and giving up two hits and a run.  He walked three and struck out six.  Blake Treinen pitched to two batters and retired them both, Enny Romero pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings with two strikeouts and Koda Glover pitched to one batter and retired him and earned his first save of the season. 

Juan Lagares had a hit, Michael Conforto drew a walk and Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and an RBI.  Jay Bruce drew a walk, Jose Reyes drew a walk and the Mets were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Blevins committed an error and Granderson had an outfield assist. 

Adam Eaton had two hits and drew a walk, Trea Turner had two hits and an RBI and Bryce Harper drew three walks.  Ryan Zimmerman had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Daniel Murphy had two hits and Anthony Rendon drew two walks.  Matt Wieters had a hit and an RBI, Eaton and Turner each hit a double and the Nationals were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. 

In the fourth Wieters hit an RBI single to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Turner hit an RBI double to extend the lead to 2-0 and Zimmerman hit an RBI single to make it a 3-0 game.  In the sixth Cabrera hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-1 and that would be the final score. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

New York Yankees defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates with a late onslaught


The New York Yankees defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the final score was 11-5.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he pitched ok, the bullpen was pretty much outstanding.  Ronald Torreyes led the offense with four hits but Starlin Castro and Chris Carter each hit huge homeruns. 

Pineda pitched five innings giving up five hits and three runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  Jonathan Holder pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout, Tyler Clippard pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Dellin Betances picked up his second win of the season pitching to two batters and retired them both.  Bryan Mitchell pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning with a walk and he struck out one. 

Jameson Taillon pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up five hits and four runs.  He walked three and struck out four.  Juan Nicasio pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run, Wade LeBlanc pitched to one batter and retired him and Felipe Rivero took his first loss of the season pitching 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and four unearned runs with a strikeout.  Antonio Bastardo pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs with a strikeout. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Aaron Hicks had a hit and drew two walks and Chase Headley had a hit and an RBI.  Castro had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk, Aaron Judge had two hits and an RBI and Austin Romine had two hits.  Torreyes had four hits and two RBI, Carter had a hit and three RBI and Judge, Torreyes, Hicks and Headley each hit a double.  Castro, Carter and Judge each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 5-11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Hicks had a stolen base. 

Adam Frazier had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Josh Bell had a hit and drew a walk and Andrew McCutchen had a hit, two RBI and drew two walks.  David Freese had a hit and an RBI, Francisco Cervelli had a hit and Jordy Mercer had a hit and an RBI.  Taillon had a hit, Cervelli hit a double and McCutchen and Freese each hit a homerun.  The Pirates were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  McCutchen had a stolen base, Frazier and McCutchen each committed an error. 

McCutchen hit a solo homerun in the first to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Freese hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 2-0.  In the fifth McCutchen hit a sac fly and it was 3-0 Pirates.  Castro hit a three-run homerun in the sixth to tie the game at three.  Torreyes hit a two-run double and the Yankees had a 5-3 lead.  In the bottom of the sixth Mercer hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 5-4.  Frazier hit an RBI single to tie the game at five.  In the eighth Carter hit a three-run homerun to give the Yankees an 8-5 lead, a wild pitch made it 9-5 and Headley hit an RBI double to make it a 10-5 game.  Judge hit a solo homerun in the ninth to make it an 11-5 game and that would be the final score.   

The two teams will play the rubber game of the series on Sunday afternoon.  The Yankees will have off on Monday and then head to Boston for a three game series beginning on Tuesday night. 

New York Mets are defeated by the Washington Nationals in extra innings


The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Friday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-3 in 11 innings.  Matt Harvey started for the Mets and he pitched well.  Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson led the offense with two hits each. 

Harvey pitched seven innings giving up four hits and three runs.  He walked two and struck out two.  Jerry Blevins pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one, Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning and Josh Smoker took his first loss of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout.  Jeurys Familia pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two walks and he struck out two. 

Tanner Roark pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs with three walks and five strikeouts.  Oliver Perez pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out two, Joe Blanton pitched an inning with two walks and Enny Romero pitched a perfect inning and picked up his first win.  Shawn Kelley pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and earned his third save of the season. 

Conforto had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Juan Lagares drew a walk and Jay Bruce had a hit.  Granderson had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Rene Rivera drew a walk and T.J. Rivera had a hit.  Zach Wheeler had a hit, Asdrubal Cabrera drew a walk and Wheeler hit a double and Conforto and Granderson each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

Wilmer Difo drew a walk, Bryce Harper had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Daniel Murphy drew a walk.  Anthony Rendon had a hit and drew two walks, Trea Turner had an RBI and drew a walk and Chris Heisey had a hit.  Jose Lobaton had a hit and an RBI, Harper hit a double and a homerun and Lobaton hit a homerun.  The Nationals were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Difo was caught stealing and Lobaton committed an error.  Harper had an outfield assist. 

In the first Harper hit a two-run homerun to give the Nationals a 2-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Conforto hit a solo shot to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the fourth Granderson hit an RBI single to tie the game at two.  In the fifth Lobaton hit a solo homerun and the Nats had a 3-2 lead.  In the sixth Granderson hit a solo homerun and the game was tied at three.  In the 11th Turner drew an RBI walk and the Nationals took a 4-3 lead which would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

New York Yankees lose a sloppy game in PittsburghNe


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.  The game took place at PNC Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the final score was 6-3.  CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and didn’t pitch very well, he didn’t have any of his pitches but he grinded it out.  Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and Starlin Castro two to lead the offense. 

Sabathia lost his first game of the season pitching five innings and giving up seven hits and four runs.  He walked two and struck out three.  Adam Warren pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two unearned runs and he walked one with three strikeouts, Tommy Layne gave up a walk and Jonathan Holder pitched 1/3 of an inning and gave up a hit and struck out one.  Tyler Clippard pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. 

Tyler Glasnow pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs with one of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out five.  Juan Nicasio won his first game of the season pitching 1 1/3 perfect innings and striking out two, Felipe Rivero pitched a perfect inning and Daniel Hudson pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.  Tony Watson picked up his fifth save of the season pitching an inning and giving up two hits. 

Brett Gardner drew a walk, Chase Headley had a hit and Castro had two hits.  Ellsbury had three hits and drew a walk, Aaron Judge had a hit and Austin Romine had a hit.  Ronald Torreyes had a hit, Aaron Hicks had a hit and Headley hit a double.  The Yankees were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Ellsbury had two stolen bases and Hicks had a stolen base.  Castro committed an error. 

Jordy Mercer had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Josh Harrison had two hits and Andrew McCutchen had a hit.  Gregory Polanco drew two walks, David Freese had two hits and two RBI and Jose Osuna had a hit and drew a walk.  Josh Bell had a hit and two RBI, Osuna hit a triple and Mercer and Bell each hit a homerun.  The Pirates were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Osuna, Harrison and Freese each committed an error. 

In the first Mercer hit a solo homerun and Freese hit an RBI single to give the Pirates a 2-0 lead.  In the second Bell hit a two-run homerun to push the Pirates lead to 4-0.  Headley hit an RBI double in the third aided by an error to make it 4-1.  In the fifth Bird reached on a fielding error and two runs scored to cut the lead to 4-3.  In the seventh McCutchen reached on a fielding error and a run scored to make it 5-3 and then Freese had an RBI single to make it 6-3 which would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon and then finish their series on Sunday afternoon. 

New York Mets are defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies


The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-4.   Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and pitched ok.  Asdrubal Cabrera and Michael Conforto each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Syndergaard pitched seven innings giving up five runs but only three were earned.  He gave up seven hits and he walked none and struck out ten.  Syndergaard lost his first game of the season.  Fernando Salas pitched giving up three hits and a run without recording an out, Josh Edgin pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning walking two and striking out two. 

Aaron Nola pitched five innings giving up seven hits and four runs with four walks and two strikeouts.  He won his second game of the season.  Joely Rodriguez pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts, Joaquin Benoit pitched an inning giving up a hit and struck out one and Hector Neris pitched a perfect inning and picked up his first save of the season. 

Cabrera had two hits, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and drew a walk and Jay Bruce drew a walk.  Neil Walker had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk, Conforto had two hits and Jose Reyes had a hit.  Syndergaard drew a walk, Rene Rivera had a hit and an RBI and Walker hit a homerun.  The Mets were 2-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Reyes had a stolen base and Bruce, Cabrera and Lagares each committed an error. 

Cesar Hernandez drew a walk, Daniel Nava had a hit and Maikel Franco had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk.  Aaron Altherr had two hits and an RBI, Tommy Joseph had three hits and an RBI and Freddy Galvis had a hit.  Andrew Knapp had a hit and an RBI, Joseph, Knapp and Franco each hit a double and Franco hit a homerun.  Altherr and Herrera each had a stolen base.  Altherr had an outfield assist. 

In the second Joseph hit an RBI double to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.  Galvis hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0 and Knapp hit an RBI double to make it 3-0 Phillies.  In the second Rivera hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the third Franco hit an RBI double to increase the lead to 4-1 and Altherr hit an RBI groundout and it was 5-1 Phillies.  In the third Walker hit a three-run homerun to cut the lead to 5-4.  Franco hit a solo homerun in the eighth to make it 6-4 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play on Friday night and then Saturday late afternoon. 


 

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