Thursday, May 25, 2017

New York Mets blow lead and lose to the San Diego Padres


The New York Mets were defeated by the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-5.  Robert Gsellman started for the Mets and he pitched well.  Michael Conforto, Wilmer Flores and Neil Walker each had two hits to lead the offense.   

Gsellman pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with a walk and three strikeouts.  Fernando Salas pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with two walks and a strikeout, Neil Ramirez pitched to one batter and gave up a hit and Josh Edgin pitched to one batter and retired him.  Josh Smoker took his second loss of the season pitching an inning and giving up two hits and a run and Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

Jarred Cosart pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up four hits and four runs with four walks and a strikeout, Jose Torres pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout and Kevin Quackenbush pitched two innings giving up three walks and a strikeout.  Ryan Buchter pitched an inning giving up a walk and a strikeout and he won his third game of the season, Brandon Maurer pitched an inning with a strikeout and Brad Hand pitched an inning giving up two hits and a walk with two strikeouts.  Hand also got his first save of the season. 

Conforto had two hits, an RBI and drew two walks, Jose Reyes drew two walks and Walker had two hits.  Lucas Duda drew three walks, Flores had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk and Curtis Granderson had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Juan Lagares had a hit, Flores and Lagares each hit a double and the Mets were 4-15 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. 

Matt Szczur had a hit and drew two walks, Yangervis Solarte had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk and Wil Myers had two hits and two RBI.  Hunter Renfroe had a hit and an RBI, Allen Cordoba had two hits and Luis Torrens had two hits.  Chase d’Arnaud had a hit, Myers, Torrens and Solarte each hit a double and Renfroe hit a homerun.  The Padres were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  d’Arnaud had a stolen base and Myers was caught stealing.  Renfroe committed an error. 

In the third Solarte hit an RBI single to give the Padres a 1-0 lead.  In the third Flores hit a three-run double to give the Mets a 3-1 lead.  Granderson hit an RBI single and it was 4-1 Mets.  In the fourth Conforto hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 5-1.  Solarte hit a two-run double in the fifth to cut the lead to 5-3.  In the seventh Myers hit a two-run single to tie the game at five.  In the eighth Renfroe hit a solo homerun to give the Padres a 6-5 lead and that would be the final score. 

They will play the rubber game on Thursday night. 

New York Mets defeat the San Diego Padres


The New York Mets were defeated by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 9-3.  Matt Harvey started for the Mets and pitched ok and the bullpen was mostly good.  Michael Conforto and Lucas Duda each had three hits to lead the offense. 

Harvey pitched five innings giving up three hits and two runs with four walks and six strikeouts.  Harvey won his third game of the season.  Josh Smoker pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts, Paul Sewald pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one and Jerry Blevins pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two.  Fernando Salas pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings with two strikeouts. 

Jhoulys Chacin started for the Padres and pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up eight hits and seven runs.  He didn’t strike out or walk a batter and took his fourth loss of the season.  Craig Stammen pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with two strikeouts, Miguel Diaz pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout and Kirby Yates pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout.  Brad Hand pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. 

Conforto had three hits and four RBI, Jose Reyes had a hit and Jay Bruce had a hit.  Juan Lagares had a hit, Neil Walker had two hits and Curtis Granderson had an RBI.  Wilmer Flores had two hits and an RBI, Duda had three hits and three RBI and Rene Rivera had a hit.  Duda hit a double, Conforto hit two homeruns and the Mets were 6-7 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

Manuel Margot had a hit, Yangervis Solarte had two hits and drew a walk and Ryan Schimpf had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Hunter Renfroe had two hits, Cory Spangenberg had an RBI and Austin Hedges had an RBI and drew a walk.  Erick Aybar had a hit, Stammen drew a walk and Renfroe hit two doubles.  Schimpf hit a homerun and the Padres were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Renfroe had an outfield assist. 

In the first Conforto hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  Granderson hit a sac fly to extend the lead to 2-0.  Flores hit an RBI single and Duda hit a two-run double to make it 5-0 Mets.  Conforto hit a two-run single and it was 7-0 Mets after one inning.  In the second Spangenberg hit an RBI ground out to cut the lead to 7-1.  Hedges had an RBI ground out to make it 7-2.  Conforto hit a solo homerun in the fourth and it was 8-2 Mets.  In the sixth Schimpf hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 8-3.  In the seventh Duda hit an RBI single to make it 9-3 and that was the final score of the game. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New York Yankees win behind a strong Luis Severino


The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 3-0.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and he was great.  Didi Gregorius led the offense with two hits. 

Severino pitched eight shutout innings giving up four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts.  Severino won his third game of the season and Dellin Betances saved his fourth game of the season pitching a perfect inning with three strikeouts. 

Jason Hammel pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Hammel lost his sixth game of the season.  Matt Strahm pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Peter Moylan pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings with a strikeout. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Gary Sanchez had a hit and Matt Holliday had a hit and an RBI.  Aaron Judge had a hit and drew a walk, Aaron Hicks had a hit and Gregorius had two hits and an RBI.  Chris Carter drew a walk, Hicks and Gregorius each hit a double.  Gregorius hit a homerun and the Yankees were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Sanchez had a stolen base. 

Alcides Escobar had a hit, Eric Hosmer drew a walk and Brandon Moss had a hit.  Whit Merrifield had a hit, Alex Gordon had a hit and Moss hit a double.  The Royals were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Perez committed an error. 

In the third Gregorius hit a solo homerun giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth Holliday hit a sac fly to extend the lead to 2-0 and in the seventh Gardner hit an RBI single to push the lead to 3-0 which would be the final score. 
The Yankees have won two out of three games and the series finale will be on Thursday aftern

New York Yankees fall to the Royals as their bullpen falters


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 6-2.  Jordan Montgomery started for the Yankees and he pitched very well.  The Yankees bullpen wasn’t very good and Matt Holliday had two hits to lead the offense. 

Montgomery pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run.  He walked none and struck out six.  Adam Warren pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs and he lost his first game of the season, Jonathan Holder pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a strikeout and Chasen Shreve pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk.  Bryan Mitchell pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Danny Duffy pitched seven innings giving up six hits and two runs with three walks and seven strikeouts.  Duffy won his fourth game of the season.  Joakim Soria pitched an inning giving up two hits and Mike Minor pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Aaron Hicks had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Holliday had two hits.  Starlin Castro had a hit and drew a walk, Aaron Judge had a hit and drew a walk and Chase Headley had a hit.  Chris Carter had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Headley hit a double and Hicks and Carter each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.

Mike Moustakas had a hit and two RBI, Lorenzo Cain had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Salvador Perez had a hit.  Jorge Bonifacio had a hit and two RBI, Whit Merrifield had two hits and an RBI and Cain, Bonifacio, Merrifield and Moustakas each hit a homerun and the Royals were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base. 

In the fourth Hicks hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Carter hit a solo homerun to push the Yankees lead to 2-0.  In the seventh Cain hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 2-1.  Bonifacio hit a two-run homerun to give the Royals a 3-2 lead.  In the eighth Merrifield hit a solo homerun to extend the Royals lead to 4-2.  Moustakas hit a two-run homerun and it was 6-2 Royals which would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game three of four on Wednesday night.  The series is split 1-1 right now.   

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New York Mets fail to sweep the Anaheim Angels


The New York Mets were defeated by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 12-5.  Tommy Milone started for the Mets and he pitched poorly.  Curtis Granderson and Wilmer Flores each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Milone pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and eight runs with seven of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out three.  Milone lost his second game of the season, Rafael Montero pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with three walks and three strikeouts, Neil Ramirez pitched an inning giving up a walk and a strikeout and Hansel Robles pitched an inning giving up two hits and three runs with two walks and a strikeout.  Josh Edgin pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Paul Sewald pitched an inning with a walk. 

Jesse Chavez started for the Angels and pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and five runs with no walks and four strikeouts.  Chavez won his fourth game of the season.  Blake Parker pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out three, Deolis Guerra pitched an inning with a walk and Bud Norris pitched an inning with a strikeout. 

Michael Conforto had a hit, Flores had two hits and Jay Bruce had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk.  Granderson had two hits and an RBI, Lucas Duda drew a walk and Matt Reynolds had a hit and an RBI.  Conforto and Granderson each hit a double and Reynolds, Granderson and Bruce each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 2-3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Flores committed an error and Conforto had an outfield assist. 

Cameron Maybin had two hits and drew a walk, Andrelton Simmons had two hits and three RBI and Mike Trout had two hits, three RBI and drew two walks.  Jefry Marte had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, C.J. Cron had a hit and four RBI and Ben Revere had a hit.  Kole Calhoun drew a walk, Danny Espinosa had a hit and drew two walks and Martin Maldonado had two hits.  Luis Valbuena drew two walks, Simmons, Trout and Maybing each hit a double and Cron, Trout, Marte and Simmons each hit a homerun.  The Angels were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Espinosa and Trout each had a stolen base and Espinosa was caught stealing. 

In the first Mate drew an RBI walk and Cron hit a grand slam to give the Angels a 5-0 lead.  In the second Trout hit a two-run homerun to push the lead to 7-0.  Marte hit a solo homerun making it 8-0.  In the third Trout hit an RBI double extending the lead to 9-0.  Reynolds hit a solo homerun in the third to cut the lead to 9-1.  In the fifth Granderson hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 9-2.  In the sixth Bruce hit a three-run homerun and it was 9-5.  In the seventh Simmons hit a three-run homerun to make it 12-5 and that would be the final score. 
The Mets took two out of three in the series and will have the day off on Monday
 

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