Wednesday, May 16, 2018

New York Mets get crushed by the Toronto Blue Jays to split the brief series


The New York Mets were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 12-1.  Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and he didn’t pitch well, the bullpen had some good and some bad.  Wilmer Flores had two hits to lead the offense which only had four total hits.  

Wheeler pitched four innings giving up seven hits and six runs with three walks and seven strikeouts.  Wheeler lost his third game of the season.  Robert Gsellman pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout, AJ Ramos pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and Jacob Rhame pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk.  Buddy Baumann pitched two innings giving up three hits and three runs with three strikeouts. 

J.A. Happ won his fifth game of the season pitching seven innings and giving up two hits and no runs.  He walked none and struck out ten.  Aaron Loup pitched an inning with a strikeout and Danny Barnes pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run and he struck out one. 

Brandon Nimmo had a hit and an RBI, Flores had two hits and Luis Guillorme had a hit.  Flores hit a double and Nimmo hit a homerun.  The Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Curtis Granderson had two hits and drew a walk, Dominic Smith had a hit and Josh Donaldson had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  Richard Urena had a hit and three RBI, Justin Smoak had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk.  Teoscar Hernandez had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk, Kevin Pillar had two hits and an RBI and Luke Maile had two hits and drew a walk.  Happ had two hits and drew a walk, Granderson hit two doubles and Smoak and Smith each hit a double.  Smoak, Hernandez and Urena each hit a homerun.  The Blue Jays were 5-13 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. 

In the first Smoak hit a solo homerun to give the Jays a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Hernandez hit a two-run homerun to push the lead to 3-0.  In the fifth Donaldson hit an RBI single, Smoak hit a two-run double and it was 6-0 Jays.  In the sixth Donaldson hit a sac fly, Hernandez hit an RBI single and Pillar hit an RBI single to make it a 9-0 game.  In the ninth Urena hit a three-run homerun to extend the lead to 12-0 and in the bottom of the ninth Nimmo hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 12-1 which would be the final score. 

The two teams split the brief two-game series.  The Mets will be off on Thursday before hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks for a weekend series.   

New York Mets crush the Toronto Blue Jays


The New York Mets defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 12-2.  Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and he pitched well, the bullpen was great.  Juan Lagares had four hits and Amed Rosario had three to lead the offense. 

Syndergaard pitched five innings giving up five hits and two runs with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Syndergaard won his third game of the season.  Seth Lugo pitched three innings giving up a hit and he struck out four and Jacob Rhame pitched an inning with a strikeout. 

Jaime Garcia pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up six hits and six runs with three walks and three strikeouts.  Garcia lost his third game of the season.  Jake Petricka pitched an inning giving up six hits and three runs and Deck McGuire pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and three strikeouts. 

Brandon Nimmo had a hit and an RBI, Lagares had four hits and three RBI and Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and an RBI.  Luis Guillorme had a hit and an RBI, Wilmer Flores drew a walk and Jay Bruce had a hit.  Devin Mesoraco had two hits, two RBI and drew three walks, Jose Reyes had a hit and Syndergaard had a hit and two RBI.  Adrian Gonzalez had a hit, Rosario had three hits and two RBI and Syndergaard, Bruce, Rosario and Cabrera each hit a double.  Lagares hit a triple and Mesoraco hit a homerun.  The Mets were 8-14 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Lagares had a stolen base. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit, Josh Donaldson had a hit and Justin Smoak had a hit and drew a walk.  Teoscar Hernandez had a hit, McGuire had a hit and Yangervis Solarte had a hit and two RBI.  Russell Martin drew a walk, Donaldson hit a double and the Blue Jays were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Granderson had a stolen base and Pillar committed an error. 

In the second Syndergaard hit an RBI double to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the third Solarte hit a two-run single to give the Jays a 2-1 lead.  In the fourth Syndergaard hit a sac fly to tie the game at two, Rosario hit an RBI double, Lagares hit a two-run single and it was 5-2 Mets.  Cabrera hit an RBI double to push the lead to 6-2.  In the fifth Rosario hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 7-2.  Nimmo hit an RBI single, Lagares hit an RBI single and in the eighth Guillorme hit an RBI single making it 10-2.  Mesoraco hit a two-run homerun in the eighth to cap the scoring at 12-2. 

The two teams will play game two of two on Wednesday afternoon. 

Monday, May 14, 2018

New York Yankees take rubber game and win series over the Oakland Athletics


The New York Yankees defeated the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 6-2.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  Giancarlo Stanton led the offense with four hits. 

Severino pitched six innings giving up five hits and a run.  He walked two and struck out seven and earned his sixth win of the season.  Chad Green pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Dellin Betances pitched an inning with a walk and two strikeouts and Chasen Shreve pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run and he struck out two. 

Brett Anderson lost his second game of the season.  He pitched five innings giving up eight hits and four runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  Santiago Casilla pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with two walks and two strikeouts and Wilmer Font pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run. 

Brett Gardner had two hits, Aaron Judge had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Didi Gregorius drew a walk.  Stanton had four hits and three RBI, Gary Sanchez drew two walks and Aaron Hicks had a hit and two RBI.  Miguel Andujar had two hits, Ronald Torreyes had a hit and Judge, Torreyes and Stanton each hit a double.  Stanton hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Andujar and Hicks each had a stolen base and Judge committed an error. 

Marcus Semien had two hits, Matt Joyce drew a walk and Jed Lowrie had two hits and an RBI.  Khris Davis drew a walk, Matt Chapman had a hit and Mark Canha had a hit and an RBI.  Jonathan Lucroy had two hits, Dustin Fowler drew a walk and Canha hit a homerun.  The Athletics were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. 

In the first Stanton hit a two-run single and Hicks hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.  In the fifth Lowrie hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the bottom of the fifth Stanton hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 4-1.  In the seventh Hicks hit into a force out and a run scored to make it 5-1.  In the eighth Judge hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 6-1 and in the ninth Canha hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 6-2 which would be the final score 
The Yankees won two out of three in the series and finished the homestand at 7-2.  They will be off on Monday and then head to Washington for a two-game series beginning on Tuesday nigh

New York Mets fall to the Philadelphia Phillies


The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the final score was 4-2.  Jacob deGrom started but only pitched an inning, Robert Gsellman pitched well and Paul Sewald did not.  Brandon Nimmo, Asdrubal Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes each had two hits.

deGrom pitched an inning with three walks and two strikeouts.  Gsellman pitched three innings giving up three hits and he walked two and struck out two, Sewald took his third loss of the season pitching two innings and giving up three hits and three runs with a walk and a strikeout and AJ Ramos pitched an inning with a strikeout.  Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout. 

Aaron Nola pitched six innings giving up nine hits and a run with two walks and four strikeouts.  Nola won his sixth game of the season.  Tommy Hunter pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout, Luis Garcia pitched to one batter and retired him and Seranthony Dominguez pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.  Edubray Ramos pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout and saved his first game of the season. 

Nimmo had two hits and drew two walks, Cabrera had two hits and an RBI and Cespedes had two hits and an RBI.  Adrian Gonzalez had a hit and drew a walk, Wilmer Flores had a hit and Michael Conforto had a hit.  Luis Guillorme had a hit, Amed Rosario had a hit and Cabrera hit a double and Cespedes hit a homerun.  The Mets were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Mesoraco had a passed ball and Rosario was caught stealing. 

Cesar Hernandez drew two walks, Aaron Altherr drew a walk and Odubel Herrera had a hit and drew a walk.  Rhys Hoskins had a hit, Carlos Santana had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Maikel Franco drew a walk.  Scott Kingery drew a walk, Jorge Alfaro had three hits and Nick Williams had a hit and three RBI.  Hoskins and Santana each hit a double and Williams and Santana each hit a homerun.  The Phillies were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. 

In the sixth Cespedes hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the sixth Williams hit a three-run homerun to give the Phillies a 3-1 lead.  In the seventh Cabrera hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 3-2.  Santana hit a solo homerun in the eighth to extend the lead to 4-2 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams were rained out on Saturday and split the two-game series.  The Mets will be off on Monday and begin a two-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays at home on Tuesday night. 

New York Mets defeat the Philadelphia Phillies with ninth inning comeback


The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.  The game took place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the final score was 3-1.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and he pitched well, the bullpen pitched great.  Asdrubal Cabrera and Michael Conforto each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Matz pitched five innings giving up five hits and a run with four walks and three strikeouts.  Seth Lugo pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Paul Sewald pitched an inning giving up a hit and struck out two and AJ Ramos pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and won his second game of the season.  Jeurys Familia saved his 11th game of the season pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Jake Arrieta pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up five hits and no runs.  He walked two and struck out five.  Tommy Hunter pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Hector Neris pitched an inning giving up three hits and three runs. 

Cabrera had two hits and drew a walk, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and Adrian Gonzalez had a hit.  Wilmer Flores had a hit, Conforto had two hits and two RBI with a walk and Devin Mesoraco had a hit and an RBI.  Jose Reyes had a hit, Cabrera hit a double and Conforto and Mesoraco each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Reyes was picked off. 

Cesar Hernandez had a hit, Aaron Altherr drew a walk and Odubel Herrera had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Rhys Hoskins drew a walk, Maikel Franco had a hit and Scott Kingery had two hits.  Jorge Alfaro had a hit, Arrieta drew a walk and Herrera hit a homerun.  The Phillies were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Hernandez had a stolen base and Arrieta had a pickoff. 

In the first Herrera hit a solo homerun to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.  In the ninth Conforto hit a two-run homerun to give the Mets a 2-1 lead and that was extended to 3-1 on a Mesoraco solo homerun.  The final score was 3-1. 
 

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