Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The New York Mets blank the St. Louis Cardinals



The New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 2-0 Mets.  Jenrry Mejia started for the Mets and pitched well and the bullpen was good.  Travis d'Arnaud had a couple hits to pace the Mets offensive attack. 

Mejia pitched  6 2/3 innings giving up four hits and no runs with three walks and seven strikeouts.  Mejia picked up his third win of the season, Scott Rice pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one and Carlos Torres pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and striking out two.  Kyle Farnsworth earned his first save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit. 

Tyler Lyons lost his first game of the season pitching six innings and giving up six hits and two runs.  He walked four and struck out seven.  Pat Neshek pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Eric Fornataro pitched a perfect inning. 

Eric Young Jr. had a hit, David Wright had a hit and an RBI and Chris Young had a hit.  Daniel Murphy had a hit and drew a walk, Josh Satin drew two walks and d'Arnaud had two hits and an RBI.  Ruben Tejada hda a hit and drew a walk, d'Arnaud hit a double and the Mets were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Murphy had a stolen base. 

Matt Carpenter had two hits, Allen Craig had two hits and Yadier Molina had two hits.  Jhonny Peralta drew a walk, Jon Jay drew a walk and Mark Ellis drew a walk.  Craig hit a double and the Cardinals were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Lyons committed an error. 

In the third Wright hit an RBI single and in the sixth d'Arnaud hit an RBI single to make it 2-0 and that was the final score.  The Mets will play the Cardinals on Tuesday night in game two of their three game series. 

The New York Yankees win a wild one in extras in Tampa Bay



The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 5-1.  Vidal Nuno started for the Yankees and pitched well, the bullpen was great for the Yankees.  Carlos Beltran, Alfonso Soriano, Mark Teixeira and Brett Gardner each had a couple of hits to lead the offense. 

Nuno pitched five scoreless innings giving up three hits.  He walked two and struck out six.  David Phelps pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings with a strikeout, Matt Thornton gave up a hit and an unearned run and Adam Warren pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and striking out one.  Shawn Kelley pitched two innings giving up two walks and striking out four and Preston Claiborne picked up his first win pitching two scoreless innings giving up a hit.  He walked one and struck out two. 

Cesar Ramos pitched five innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and three strikeouts.  Brandon Gomes pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits, Jake McGee pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out three and Jonny Peralta pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out one.  Grant Balfour pitched two innings striking out one, Heath Bell took the loss his first of the season.  Bell pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks and two strikeouts, C.J. Riefenhauser  pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and three runs with two walks and Josh Lueke pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits. 

Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk, Derek Jeter had a hit to extend his hit streak to ten games and drew a walk.  Dean Anna drew a walk and had an RBI, Beltran had two hits and two RBI and Soriano had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Teixeira had two hits, Yangervis Solarte drew a walk and Gardner had two hits and an RBI.  Brian McCann had a hit, Soriano and Gardner each hit a double.  The Yankees were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Suzuki was caught stealing, Roberts, Teixeira and Anna each committed an error. 

Jose Molina drew a walk, Ben Zobrist had a hit and drew a walk and Logan Forsythe had a hit.  James Loney had two hits and drew a walk, Brandon Guyer drew a walk and Yunel Escobar had two hits.  Matt Joyce had an RBI and drew a walk, Forsythe and Escobar each hit a double and the Rays were 1-12 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Myers was caught stealing. 

Gardner had an RBI double in the fourth after an overturned replay challenge.  The Yankees had a 1-0 lead until the seventh when Joyce hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game at one.  In the 12th Anna drew an RBI walk, Beltran hit a two run single and Soriano had an RBI single.  It was 5-1 Yankees and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees will have an off day on Monday and then head to Boston for a three game series before returning home on Friday to face the Anaheim Angels. 

The New York Mets win on a walk-off sacrifice fly



The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-3 Mets.  Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and was pretty good, their bullpen was good.  David Wright led the offense with four hits and Lucas Duda had a couple. 

Wheeler pitched six innings giving up three runs on six hits.  He walked three and struck out six.  Gonzalez Germen pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits, Scott Rice pitched 2/3 of an inning and retired both batters and Carlos Torres pitched two innings giving up a walk and striking out two.  Kyle Farnsworth pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one, Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched three innings giving up a walk and striking out five and Jose Valverde picked up the win pitching an inning and giving up a hit. 

David Hale pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with two of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out five.   Ian Thomas pitched an inning giving up a hit, David Carpenter pitched an inning striking out two and Luis Avilan pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one.  Varvaro pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two and Schlosser pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up a run and two walks with a strikeout and picked up the loss. 

Eric Young Jr. drew a walk, Curtis Granderson had an RBI and Wright had four hits and an RBI.  Daniel Murphy had a hit, Duda had two hits and an RBI and Anthony Recker had a hit.  Omar Quintanilla drew two walks, Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew a walk and Wheeler had an RBI.  The Mets were 0-10 with runners in scoring position and they left 11 men on base.  Duda had a stolen base and Granderson committed an error. 

Jason Heyward had three hits, B.J. Upton had a hit and an RBI and Freddie Freeman had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Justin Upton had a hit, Chris Johnson had a hit and Dan Uggla had a hit and drew a walk.  Brandon Laird drew three walks, Schlosser had a hit and Jordan Schafer had a hit.  Heyward, B.J. Upton and Freeman each hit a double.  Justin Upton hit a triple and the Braves were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Heyward was caught stealing and Justin Upton committed an error.  Uggla committed two errors. 

Wright had an RBI groundout in the first giving the Mets a 1-0 lead.  Wheeler reached on an error in the second and a run scored.  In the fifth Heyward hit an RBI double and B.J. Upton hit an RBI double and then Freeman hit an RBI double giving the Braves a 3-2 lead.  In the sixth Duda reached on a fielding error and a run scored to tie the game at three.  In the bottom of the 14th Granderson hit a sacrifice fly to give the Mets a 4-3 win. 

The Mets lost two out of three in the series, they were able to salvage the final game of the series.  The Mets will remain home to take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.  It will be the beginning of a three game series. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The New York Yankees lose big in Tampa then lose Ivan Nova to injury



The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 16-1.  Ivan Nova started and pitched very poorly and then left with an injury.  Matt Daley who was just called up from AAA made his season debut and pitched poorly also.  It got so bad for the Yankees that backup shortstop Dean Anna had to pitch.  Kelly Johnson drove in the only run of the game for the Yankees. 

Nova pitched four innings giving up eight hits and eight runs.  He walked one and struck out four and suffered his second loss of the season.  The bigger loss is that he is hurt now and the Yankees wait word on how bad and how long he will be out for.  Daley pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up five hits and six runs with four of them being earned.  He walked two guys, Dellin Betances pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up no hits and no runs with two walks and three strikeouts and Anna pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs.  It was the first time Anna ever pitched in a game. 

Chris Archer won his second game of the season pitching 6 2/3 innings giving up three hits and one run with four strikeouts.  Riefenhauser pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings and Lueke pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. 

Jacoby Ellsbury, Alfonso Soriano and Kelly Johnson had the only hits for the Yankees.  Johnson had the only RBI and the Yankees were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and left one man on base.  Ellsbury was caught stealing and Yangervis Solarte committed an error. 

Ben Zobrist had three hits, Matt Joyce had two hits and drew a walk and Evan Longoria had two hits and four RBI.  James Loney had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Wil Myers had three hits, four RBI and drew a walk and Yunel Escobar had a hit and drew a walk.  Ryan Hanigan had three hits, six RBI and drew a walk.  Joyce, Zobrist, Loney and Myers each hit a double and Myers also hit a homerun.  Longoria hit a homerun and Hanigan hit two homeruns.  The Rays were 5-11 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

The Rays scored runs in the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth.  The Yankees only run came in the fifth inning.  This one quickly got out of hand for the Yankees.  The two teams will play their fourth and final game of the series on Sunday afternoon.  The Yankees will look to split the series and the Rays to take three out of four.   

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New York Mets avoid a no hitter but are one hit and shutout by the Atlanta Braves



The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-0 Braves.  Jon Niese started for the Mets and pitched well, Gonzalez Germen out of the pen not so well.  The Mets offense only managed one hit from David Wright. 

Niese pitched six innings giving up four hits and a run with three walks and seven strikeouts.  Niese lost his second game of the season.  Carlos Torres pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one, Germen pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up four hits and four runs with a walk and Scott Rice pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit.  Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run. 

Aaron Harang pitched seven innings giving up no hits and no runs to earn his third win of the season.  He walked six and struck out five.  Luis Avilan pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two and Jordan Walden pitched an inning striking out one. 

Eric Young Jr. drew a walk, Wright had a hit and drew a walk and Lucas Duda drew a walk.  Travis d'Arnaud drew a walk, Ruben Tejada drew a walk and Niese drew a walk.  The Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Andrelton Simmons had a hit, B.J. Upton had two hits and drew a walk and Freddie Freeman had two hits and two RBI.  Justin Upton had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks, Evan Gattis drew a walk and Dan Uggla had two hits.  Chris Johnson had three hits and an RBI, Jordan Schafer had a hit and an RBI and Johnson hit two doubles.  Uggla, Schafer and Freeman each hit a double, Freeman hit a homerun and the Braves were 1-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

In the second Johnson hit an RBI double giving the Braves a 1-0 lead.  In the eighth Freeman hit a two run homerun, Uggla hit an RBI double and Schafer hit an RBI double giving the Braves a 5-0 lead.  The Braves would complete the scoring with a Justin Upton sacrifice fly in the ninth inning.  The final score was 6-0 Braves.  It was the first of three games and the two teams will play again on Saturday afternoon. 
 

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