Saturday, April 30, 2016

New York Mets win their eighth game in a row



The New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-5.  Jacob deGrom  pitched well and the bullpen  was ok.  Michael Conforto had three hits and three RBI to lead the offense. 

deGrom started for the Mets and pitched six innings giving up two hits and three runs with none of them being earned.  He walked four guys and struck out five.  Jim Henderson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts, Addison Reed pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with two walks and a strikeout and Hansel Robles pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit.  Jerry Blevins faced one batter and retired him and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and he saved his eighth game of the season. 

Matt Cain lost his third game of the season pitching six innings and giving up seven hits and six runs with a walk and five strikeouts.  Josh Osich pitched a perfect inning and Hunter Strickland pitched an inning giving up a hit and he walked one. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit,Conforto had three hits and three RBI and Lucas Duda had two hits and drew a walk.  Neil Walker had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Wilmer Flores had a hit and an RBI and Conforto hit a double and a homerun.  Flores also hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Flores committed an error and Granderson had an outfield assist. 

Denard Span had a hit and drew a walk, Angel Pagan had a hit and Matt Duffy drew a walk.  Buster Posey had a hit and drew a walk, Brandon Belt had an RBI and drew three walks and Hunter Pence had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk.  Brandon Crawford had an RBI, Kelby Tomlinson had a hit and Conor Gillaspie had a hit.  Gillaspie hit a double and the Giants were 1-5 with seven runners left on base. 

In the first Walker hit a two run single to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.  IN the second Conforto hit a two run double to make it 4-0 Mets.  In the third Belt had an RBI walk to cut the lead to 4-1.  Pence hit a two run single and it was 4-3 still in the third.  In the fifth Conforto hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 5-3.  In the sixth Flores hit a solo homerun making it 6-3 Mets.  In the eighth Pence hit a sac fly cutting the lead to 6-4 and Crawford hit a sac fly to cut it to 6-5 but that would be the final score. 

The Mets have taken the first two of this series and won eight in a row.  They will go for the sweep on Sunday afternoon. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

New York Mets train keeps rolling with a rout of the San Francisco Giants



The New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 13-1.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and pitched well, Michael Conforto had two hits and two RBI and Yoenis Cespedes had two hits and six RBI. 

Matz pitched six innings giving up seven hits and no runs with three walks and four strikeouts.  Matz won his third game of the season.  Jerry Blevins pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout, Logan Verrett pitched an inning giving up a hit and he walked one and Antonio Bastardo pitched an inning with two walks and a strikeout. 

Jake Peavy started for the Giants and lost his second game of the season.  He pitched two innings giving up four hits and six runs with five walks and three strikeouts.  Mike Broadway pitched three innings giving up five hits and six runs with a walk and a strikeout, Steven Okert pitched two innings giving up three hits and a run with two strikeouts and Javier Lopez pitched an inning striking out one. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, David Wright had a hit and drew two walks and Conforto had two hits, two RBI.  Cespedes had two hits and six RBI, Lucas Duda drew two walks and Neil Walker had two hits and an RBI.  Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits and two RBI, Kevin Plawecki had a hit and drew a walk and Juan Lagares had a hit and an RBI.  Conforto, Walker and Cabrera each hit a double.  Cespedes hit a homerun and the Mets were 9-16 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Wright committed an error. 

Denard Span had a hit and drew two walks, Joe Panik had a hit and Matt Duffy had a hit.  Buster Posey had a hit, Trevor Brown drew a walk and Hunter Pence drew a walk.  Brandon Belt had a hit and drew a walk, Brandon Crawford had two hits and Gregor Blanco had a hit.  Kelby Tomlinson drew a walk, Angel Pagan had a hit and an RBI and Blanco hit a double.  Pagan hit a homerun and the Giants were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left 13 men on base.  Belt was caught stealing. 

In the third Conforto hit an RBI double, Cespedes hit a two run single, Walker hit an RBI double, Cabrera hit a two run double and Granderson hit an RBI single to make it 7-0.  Conforto hit an RBI single still in the third inning and Cespedes hit a grand slam to make it 12-0 Mets.  In the seventh Pagan hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 12-1 and in the bottom of the seventh Lagares hit an RBI single making it 13-1 which would be the final score of the game. 

The New York Mets have won seven games in a row now.  The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon.   

New York Yankees lose another close one as they continue to not hit



The New York Yankees were defeated by the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.  The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 4-2.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and pitched well, Dellin Betances gave up a big homerun.  The Yankees offense didn't do much, Starlin Castro and Brett Gardner each had two hits. 

Tanaka pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs with no walks and five strikeouts.  Betances pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout and he took his second loss of the season. 

Henry Owens started for the Red Sox and he pitched six innings giving up six hits and two runs with three walks and three strikeouts.  Matt Barnes pitched a perfect inning, Koji Uehara won his first game pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout and Craig Kimbrel saved his seventh game pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew two walks, Gardner had two hits and an RBI and Mark Teixeira drew a walk.  Alex Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI, Castro had two hits including a triple and Rodriguez hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Ellsbury was caught stealing and Headley committed an error. 

Xander Bogaerts had two hits, David Ortiz had two hits and two RBI and Hanley Ramirez had a hit.  Travis Shaw had a hit, Brock Holt had a hit and Jackie Bradley Jr. had a hit and two RBI.  Bradley Jr. hit a double and Ortiz hit a homerun.  The Red Sox were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Holt had an outfield assist. 

In the second Rodriguez hit a solo homerun giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Gardner hit an RBI single to make it 2-0 Yankees.  In the seventh Bradley Jr. hit an RBI double and the game was tied at two.  In the eighth Ortiz hit a two run homerun to give the Red Sox a 4-2 lead and that would be the final score.  The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday night. 

The New York Mets sweep the Cincinnati Reds



The New York Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-2.  Matt Harvey started for the Mets and he pitched well and the bullpen was very good.   Neil Walker had two hits and two RBI to lead the offense. 

Harvey won his second game of the season pitching six innings and giving up seven hits and two runs with a walk and seven strikeouts.  Jim Henderson pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and earned his first save of the season. 

Jon Moscot took his second loss of the season for the Reds.  He pitched five innings and gave up four hits and three runs with only one of them being earned.  He walked four and struck out two.  Blake Wood pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two runs and two walks, Drew Hayes pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and Ross Ohlendorf pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Alejandro De Aza had a hit and drew two walks, David Wright drew a walk and Michael Conforto had a hit and two RBI.  Walker had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Juan Lagares had a hit and Kevin Plawecki drew a walk.  Eric Campbell drew a walk, Conforto hit a double and Walker hit a homerun.  The Mets were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  De Aza had a stolen base, Duda and Walker each committed an error. 

Zack Cozart had two hits and an RBI, Ivan De Jesus Jr. had a hit and Joey Votto had two hits.  Eugenio Suarez had a hit and an RBI, Scott Schebler drew a walk and Billy Hamilton had a hit.  Cozart hit a homerun and the Reds were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  De Jesus Jr. was caught stealing and Schebler, Cozart and Mesoraco each committed an error. 

In the first Cozart hit a solo homerun giving the Reds a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Duda reached on a fielding error and a run scored to tie the game at one.  Walker hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.  In the third Walker hit a solo homerun to push the Mets lead to 3-1.  In the fifth Suarez hit an RBI single cutting the lead to 3-2.  In the sixth Conforto hit a two run double and it was 5-2 Mets which would be the final score. 

The Mets swept the three game series from the Reds and have won six games in a row.  They will have the day off on Thursday before welcoming in the San Francisco Giants for a three game weekend series. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

New York Mets win second in a row over the Cincinnati Reds and five in a row overall



The New York Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-3.  Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched ok, the bullpen was good.  Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto each had two hits. 

Colon pitched five innings giving up eight hits and three runs with a walk and four strikeouts.  Logan Verrett pitched two innings giving up two hits and two walks with a strikeout and he won his third game of the season, Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and Jeurys Familia saved his seventh game of the season pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Brandon Finnegan pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with three walks and five strikeouts.  Tony Cingrani pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout, he lost his second game of the season and Caleb Cotham pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two. 

Granderson had two hits and Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and drew a walk and David Wright had a hit and an RBI.  Conforto had two hits, Wilmer Flores drew a walk and Juan Lagares drew a walk.  Kevin Plawecki had a hit, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and three RBI and Conforto hit a double.  Granderson hit a triple and Cespedes hit a homerun.  The Mets were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Granderson was caught stealing and so was Wright.  Flores committed an error and Colon had a pickoff. 

Zack Cozart had two hits, Tyler Holt had two hits and Joey Votto had an RBI and drew two walks.  Adam Duvall had two hits, Tucker Barnhart had two hits and Ivan De Jesus Jr. had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  Billy Hamilton had a hit, Barnhart, Duvall and Cozart each hit a double.  De Jesus Jr. hit a homerun and the Reds were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Duvall and Holt were each caught stealing.  Finnegan and Cingrani each had a pickoff. 

In the third Votto hit a sac fly to give the Reds a 1-0 lead.  IN the fourth De Jesus hit a two run homerun to extend the lead to 3-0.  Cespedes hit a pinch hit three run homerun in the seventh to tie the game at three.  Wright hit an RBI single in the seventh to make it 4-3 and that was the final score. 

The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Wednesday night.  The Mets will be looking for the three game sweep and a six game winning streak.   
 

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