Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The New York Mets finally lose to the Philadelphia Phillies



The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 14-8 Phillies.  Jon Niese started for the Mets and didn't pitch well.  Yoenis Cespedes, David Wright and Michael Conforto each had two hits. 

Niese pitched five innings giving up seven hits and six runs with two walks and two strikeouts.  Niese lost his tenth game of the season.  Bobby Parnell pitched giving up three runs with two of them being earned and he walked two and didn't retire a batter, Eric O'Flaherty pitched giving up a run and a walk without recording an out and Carlos Torres pitched an inning giving up three hits and four runs with three of them being earned.  He walked a batter, Sean Gilmartin pitched an inning striking out the side, Addison Reed pitched an inning striking out one and Erik Goeddel pitched a perfect inning. 

Aaron Harang pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up five hits and four runs with a walk and four strikeouts.  Hector Neris pitched to one batter and retired him, Jeanmar Gomez won his second game of the season pitching two innings and giving up five hits and two runs with a strikeout and Luis Garcia pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks.  Jerome Williams pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run. 

Curtis Granderson had an RBI, Cespedes had two hits and two RBI and Daniel Murphy had a hit and an RBI.  Eric Campbell had a hit, Wright had two hits and Juan Lagares had a hit.  Conforto had two hits and an RBI, Michael Cuddyer drew a walk and Travis d'Arnaud had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Kevin Plawecki drew a walk, Ruben Tejada had a hit and Kelly Johnson had a hit and an RBI.  Wilmer Flores had a hit and an RBI, Wright and Campbell each hit a double, Cespedes hit a triple and hit a homerun.  The Mets were 5-12 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Murphy, Parnell and Tejada each committed an error and Conforto had an outfield assist. 

Darnell Sweeney had two hits and three RBI, Cesar Hernandez had a hit and drew a walk and Aaron Altherr drew a walk.  Jeff Francoeur had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Darin Ruf had three hits and six RBI and Andres Blanco had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  Carlos Ruiz had a hit and drew a walk, Freddy Galvis had a hit and Cameron Rupp drew a walk.  Galvis, Ruiz, Sweeney and Blanco each hit a double and Ruf hit a homerun.  The Phillies were 7-16 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Altherr had a stolen base. 

The Phillies scored five runs in the third inning and eight in the sixth inning.  The Mets did score four in the fifth and one run in the sixth through ninth innings but it wasn't enough.  The two teams will play the rubber game of the three game series on Wednesday night. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The New York Mets continue their dominance over the Philadelphia Phillies with win



The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 3-1.  Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched great and Michael Conforto had two of the teams four hits. 

Colon pitched eight innings giving up four hits and no runs with a walk and nine strikeouts.  Colon won his 12th game of the season and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and he saved his 36th game of the season. 

Jerad Eickhoff pitched seven innings giving up four hits and three runs.  He walked two and struck out four and lost his second game of the season.  Jeanmar Gomez pitched a perfect inning. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Conforto had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Colon had a hit.  Conforto and Granderson each hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base.  Conforto was caught stealing. 

Cesar Hernandez had two hits, Aaron Altherr had a hit and Ryan Howard drew two walks.  Andres Blanco had a hit, Freddy Galvis had a hit and Eickhoff had a hit.  The Phillies were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  The two teams will play game two of three on Tuesday night.   

The New York Yankes hold off the Boston Red Sox as they even their series



The New  York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 3-1 Yankees.  Michael Pineda started and pitched great, the bullpen did their job and the offense got a couple of big hits.  Stephen Drew hit a two run double and Brett Gardner hit a solo homerun. 

Pineda pitched six innings giving up one run on four hits.  He walked none and struck out seven and won his tenth game of the season.  Justin Wilson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Dellin Betances pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and he struck out two and Andrew Miller saved his 29th game of the season.  He pitched a perfect inning striking out the side. 

Rick Porcello pitched great going eight innings and giving up five hits and three runs with only one of them being earned.  He walked one and struck out 13.  Porcello lost his 12th game of the season, Tommy Layne pitched to one batter and retired him and Noe Ramirez pitched to two batters and struck them both out. 

Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Carlos Beltran had a hit and Alex Rodriguez had a hit.  Chase Headley drew a walk, Didi Gregorius had a hit and Drew had a hit and two RBI.  Drew hit a double and Gardner hit a homerun and the Yankees were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

Mookie Betts had a hit, Pablo Sandoval had a hit and an RBI and Xander Bogaerts ahd two hits.  Brock Holt had a hit, Blake Swihart had a hit and Jackie Bradley Jr. had two hits.  Bradley Jr. hit two doubles and the Red Sox were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left sevenmen on base.  Betts was caught stealing and Shaw committed an error. 

In the third Sandoval hit an RBI single to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Drew hit a two run double to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  In the eighth Gardner hit a solo homerun to make it 3-1 Yankees and that was the final score.  The rubber game of the series will be on Wednesday afternoon. 

The New York Yankees fall just short in Boston



The New York Yankees were defeated by the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.  The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 4-3 Red Sox.  Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and pitched pretty well.  The Yankees offense had plenty of chances and they just couldn't get the big hit.  Didi Gregorius had four hits and just missed a grand slam in the ninth inning. 

Nova pitched six innings giving up seven hits and three runs with a walk and three strikeouts.  Nova lost his seventh game of the season.  Adam Warren pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout and Chasen Shreve pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two walks and he struck out a batter. 

Eduardo Rodriguez pitched five innings giving up seven hits and two runs with one of them being earned.  He walked three and struck out four and won his eighth game of the season.  Robbie Ross Jr. pitched an inning giving up a walk and struck out one, Alexi Ogando pitched an inning giving up a walk and Junichi Tazawa pitched an inning giving up two hits.  Jean Machi saved his fourth game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and a run with three walks and two strikeouts. 

Chris Young drew a walk, Stephen Drew had a hit and Alex Rodriguez had a hit and drew a walk.  Carlos Beltran had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Brian McCann drew three walks and Chase Headley had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks.  Greg Bird had a hit, Gregorius had four hits and an RBI and Brett Gardner had a hit. Beltran hit a double and the Yankees were 4-14 with runners in scoring position and left 14 men on base. 

Mookie Betts had two hits and two RBI, Pablo Sandoval had an RBI and Xander Bogaerts had a hit and drew a walk.  David Ortiz had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Travis Shaw drew a walk and Ryan Hanigan had a hit.  Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits, Ortiz and Bradley each hit a double and Betts and Ortiz each hit a homerun.  The Red Sox were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Hanigan and Sandoval each committed an error and Bradley Jr. had an outfield assist. 

In the first Beltran hit a sac fly to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the third Betts hit a two run homerun to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.  Gregorius hit an RBI single in the fourth to tie the game at two.  Ortiz hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the fourth and it was 3-2 Red Sox.  In the seventh Sandoval hit an RBI groundout to give the Red Sox a 4-2 lead.  In the ninth the Yankees rallied, Headley had an RBI walk to cu the lead to 4-3 but then Bird struck out with the bases loaded and one out and Gregorius just missed a grand slam as it was caught right in front of the wall to end the game. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Tuesday night.  The series will conclude on Wednesday afternoon and then the Yankees will return home for a long homestand. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

The New York Mets lose to the Boston Red Sox in extra innings



The New York Mets were defeated by the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-4 Boston in ten innings.  Matt Harvey started for the Mets and pitched very well, the bullpen wasn't good and David Wright, Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Harvey pitched six innings giving up two hits and no runs.  He walked one and struck out eight.  Logan Verrett pitched an inning and gave up three hits and three runs with two strikeouts, Tyler Clippard pitched a perfect inning and Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.  Carlos Torres lost his sixth game of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning and giving up four hits and three runs.  Eric O'Flaherty pitched to one batter and retired him. 

Henry Owens pitched five innings giving up five hits and two runs with one of them being earned.  He walked four and struck out six, Heath Hembree pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Robbie Ross pitched to one batter and retired him.  Alexi Ogando pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit adn a run with three walks.  Jean Machi pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out one, Tommy Layne won his first game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a walk.  Junichi Tazawa pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with four walks and Craig Breslow pitched to one batter and retired him. 

Juan Uribe drew a walk, Curtis Granderson had an RBI and drew three walks.  Yoenis Cespedes had two walks, Wright had two hits and Michael Cuddyer had a hit and drew a walk.  Wilmer Flores had two hits, Travis d'Arnaud had a hit, two RBI and drew two walks and Ruben Tejada had two hits and drew two walks.  Michael Confort drew a walk, Flores hit a double and the Mets were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left 14 men on base. 

Mookie Betts had a hit, Pablo Sandoval drew a walk and Jeff Rutledge had an RBI.  Xander Bogaerts had two hits and an RBI, David Ortiz had two hits and an RBI and Blake Swihart had two hits and an RBI.  Jackie Bradley Jr. had two hits and two RBI, Betts hit a double and Ortiz, Bradley and Swihart each hit a homerun and the Red Sox were 2-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Bradley and Swihart each had a stolen base.  Castillo committed an error. 

In the fourth d'Arnaud hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Cuddyer hit an RBI single to make it 2-0 Mets.  In the seventh Ortiz hit a solo homerun to cut the Mets lead to 2-1.  Bradley Jr. hit a two run homerun also in the seventh to give the Red Sox a 3-2 lead.  d'Arnaud had an RBI walk to tie the game at three in the seventh.  In the tenth Swihart hit an inside-the-park homerun to give the Red Sox a 4-3 lead and Rutledge hit a sac fly and Bogaerts hit an RBI single and it was 6-3 Red Sox.  The Mets scored in the bottom of the tenth on a Granderson RBI walk to make it 6-4 and that would be the final score. 

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

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