Wednesday, July 17, 2019

New York Mets defeated the Minnesota Twins


The New York Mets defeated the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the final score was 3-2.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and he pitched well but not for long.  The Mets bullpen was great and Michael Conforto had four hits to lead the offense. 

Matz pitched four innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts.  Robert Gsellman pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two walks, Luis Avilan pitched an inning with a  walk and he won his second game of the season and Jeurys Familia pitched to one batter and got him out.  Justin Wilson pitched a perfect inning, Seth Lugo pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two and Edwin Diaz saved his 21st game of the season pitching an inning and giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout. 

Michael Pineda pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with one of them earned.  He walked none and struck out three.  Pineda lost his fifth game of the season.  Zack Littell pitched an inning with a strikeout, Blake Parker pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and two walks and Matt Magill pitched to one batter and struck him out. 

Jeff McNeil had a hit, Conforto had four hits and an RBI and Pete Alonso drew a walk.  Robinson Cano had an RBI, Todd Frazier drew a walk and J.D. Davis had a hit.  Amed Rosario had a hit which was a double and the Mets were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

Marwin Gonzalez had two hits, Nelson Cruz drew a walk and Eddie Rosario had two hits.  C.J. Cron had two hits, Max Kepler had an RBI and Miguel Sano drew a walk.  Jonathan Schoop had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Luis Arraez drew a walk and Jason Castro drew a walk.  Mitch Garver had a hit, Cron hit two doubles and Schoop hit a homerun.  The Twins were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Schoop was caught stealing and Schoop committed an error.  Castro and Garver each had a passed ball.  

In the first Cano hit a sac fly to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  Ramos reached on a fielding error and it was 2-0.  In the third Schoop hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the fourth Kepler hit an RBI ground out and the game was tied at two.  In the fifth Conforto hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 3-2 lead and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of two on Wednesday afternoon.  They will then head to San Francisco to take on the Giants in a four-game series beginning on Thursday night. 

New York Mets take finale in Miami over the Marlins


The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Sunday.  The game took place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida and the final score was 6-2.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and he pitched well.  The Mets bullpen pitched well and Robinson Cano led the offense with four hits. 

deGrom won his fifth game of the season pitching five innings and giving up six hits and a run.  He walked three and struck out six.  Justin Wilson pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Jeurys Familia pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he walked two and Seth Lugo pitched 2/3 of an inning with a strikeout.  Robert Gsellman pitched two innings giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout. 

Sandy Alcantara pitched six innings giving up nine hits and four runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  Alcantara lost his ninth game of the season.  Elieser Hernandez pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout, Wei-Yin Chen pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run and Sergio Romo pitched an inning giving up a hit. 

Jeff McNeil had a hit and two RBI, Michael Conforto had a hit and an RBI and Pete Alonso had an RBI.  Cano had four hits and an RBI, Wilson Ramos had a hit and drew a walk and Todd Frazier had a hit.  Adeiny Hechavarria had two hits and an RBI and deGrom drew a walk.  Luis Guillorme had a hit, Amed Rosario had a hit and Cano and Rosario each hit a double.  McNeil and Cano each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 3-14 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  McNeil had an outfield assist. 

Miguel Rojas had three hits and an RBI, Neil Walker had a hit and Garrett Cooper had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Brian Anderson had a hit, Starlin Castro had two hits and Curtis Granderson drew a walk.  Cesar Puello had a hit, Bryan Holaday had a hit and drew a walk and Anderson hit a double.  Cooper hit a homerun and the Marlins were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base.  Cooper committed an error. 

In the first McNeil hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  IN the second Rojas hit an RBI single to tie the game at one.  In the fourth Hechavaria hit an RBI ground out to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.  Conforto hit an RBI single and the lead was extended to 3-1.  In the sixth McNeil reached on a fielder’s choice and the score was 4-1 Mets.  Cano hit a solo homerun in the seventh to push the lead to 5-1.  In the eighth Alonso hit a sac fly to make it 6-1.  In the ninth Cooper hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 6-2 and that would be the final score. 


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

New York Yankees lose a close back and forth game to the Tampa Bay Rays


The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-4.  James Paxton started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  Aroldis Chapman blew the save and DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks and Edwin Encarnacion each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Paxton pitched six innings giving up seven hits and two runs with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Chad Green pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk and Chapman blew his fourth save of the season and lost his second game of the season.  He pitched an inning giving up three hits and three runs with two strikeouts. 

Blake Snell pitched five innings giving up three hits and a run with two walks and four strikeouts.  Diego Castillo pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out two, Emilio Pagan pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Andrew Kittredge pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts and he won his first game of the season.  Oliver Drake pitched 1/3 of an inning striking out the only batter he faced.  Drake picked up his first save of the season. 

LeMahieu had two hits and drew a walk, Aaron Judge drew two walks and Hicks had two hits.  Encarnacion had two hits and three RBI, Gleyber Torres had a hit and drew a walk and Gio Urshela had a hit and an RBI.  Brett Gardner drew a walk, Encarnacion hit two homeruns and Urshela hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Judge had an outfield assist and Sanchez had a pickoff. 

Travis d’Arnaud had three hits and five RBI and drew two walks, Tommy Pham had a hit and Yandy Diaz had a hit.  Avisail Garcia had a hit and drew a walk, Kevin Kiermaier had two hits and Guillermo Heredia had a hit.  Willy Adames had two hits, d’Arnaud hit three homeruns and the Rays were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Pham and Adames each had a stolen base and Adames was picked off. 

In the first d’Arnaud hit a solo homerun giving the Rays a 1-0 lead.  In the third d’Arnaud hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 2-0.  IN the fourth Encarnacion hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 2-1.  In the seventh Urshela hit a solo homerun to tie the game at two.  In the eighth Encarnacion hit a two-run homerun giving the Yankees a 4-2 lead.  In the ninth d’Arnaud hit his third homerun of the game a three-run shot to give the Rays a 5-4 lead and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of four on Tuesday night. 

New York Yankees take the series vs. the Toronto Blue Jays


The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 4-2.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he pitched well and the bullpen was good.  Aaron Judge, Luke Voit and Gio Urshela each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Tanaka pitched six innings giving up four hits and two runs with no walks and five strikeouts.  Tanaka won his sixth game of the season.  Adam Ottavino pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Tommy Khanle pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and he struck out two and Zack Britton pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two.  Aroldis Chapman saved his 25th game of the season pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Marcus Stroman pitched six innings giving up seven hits and three runs with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Stroman lost his 10th game of the season.  Derek Law pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and a run with two strikeouts and Justin Shafer pitched 1 1/3 innings with a strikeout. 

DJ LeMahieu had a hit, Judge had two hits and drew a walk and Voit had two hits.  Gleyber Torres had a hit, Brett Gardner had a hit and Urshela had two hits and two RBI.  Austin Romine had a hit, Mike Tauchman had a hit and an RBI and Torres hit a double.  Tauchman hit a homerun and the Yankees were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Torres was caught stealing and Torres committed two errors.  LeMahieu also committed an error. 

Eric Sogard had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Freddy Galvis had a hit and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had a hit.  Randall Grichuk had a hit and an RBI, Danny Jansen had two hits and Grichuk and Sogard each hit a homerun.  The Blue Jays were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

In the second Urshela hit a two-run single to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the fifth Grichuk hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 2-1.  Sogard hit a solo homerun and the game was tied at two.  In the bottom of the fifth a wild pitch gave the Yankees a 3-2 lead.  In the seventh Tauchman hit a solo homerun to push the Yankees lead to 4-2 and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees took two out of three in the series and will remain home to take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the start of a four-game series on Monday night. 


Monday, July 15, 2019

The New York Mets were doubled up by the Miami Marlins


The New York Mets were defeated by the Miami Marlins on Friday night.  The game took place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida and the final score was 8-4.  Jason Vargas started for the Mets and he didn’t pitch well.  The offense only managed five hits and no player had more than a hit. 

Vargas pitched five innings giving up five hits and six runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Vargas lost his fifth game of the season.  Robert Gsellman pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run, Chris Mazza pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk and two strikeouts and Luis Avilan pitched to one batter and got him out. 

Caleb Smith pitched six innings giving up three hits and two runs with five walks and six strikeouts.  Smith won his fifth game of the season.  Jarlin Garcia pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Elieser Hernandez pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and Adam Conley pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with two strikeouts. 

Jeff McNeil had a hit, J.D. Davis drew two walks and Pete Alonso drew a walk.  Wilson Ramos had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Robinson Cano had a hit and Todd Frazier had a hit and two RBI.  Michael Conforto drew a walk, Amed Rosario had a hit and Frazier hit a homerun.  The Mets were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  McNeil had a stolen base. 

Miguel Rojas had an RBI, Curtis Granderson had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Garrett Cooper had two hits and two RBI.  Brian Anderson had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Starlin Castro had a hit and an RBI and Jorge Alfaro had a hit.  JT Riddle had a hit, Smith had a hit and Cooper hit a double.  Castro hit a triple and Granderson, Cooper and Anderson each hit a homerun and the Marlins were 2-4 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base. 

In the third Ramos hit a two-run single to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.  In the third Rojas hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 2-1.  Granderson hit a two-run homerun to give the Marlins a 3-2 lead.  Cooper hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 4-2.  In the sixth Cooper hit an RBI double, Anderson hit a two-run homerun and the lead was 7-2.  In the bottom of the eighth Castro hit an RBI triple to extend the lead to 8-2.  In the ninth Frazier hit a two-run homerun to make it 8-4. 
 

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