Saturday, April 18, 2015

The New York Mets win streak hits seven in victory over the Miami Marlins



The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-4.  Jacob deGrom pitched very well and Travis d'Arnaud and Wilmer Flores each hit a homerun. 

deGrom pitched seven innings giving up six hits and no runs with no walks and eight strikeouts.  He also won his second game of the season. Sean Gilmartin pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout, Buddy Carlyle pitched to two batters retiring them both, one on a strikeout and Carlos Torres pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up four hits and three runs with two strikeouts.  Alex Torres picked up his first save of the season pitching to one batter and striking him out. 

Mat Latos lost his third game of the season pitching five innings and giving up six hits and two runs with a walk and five strikeouts.  Jose Urena pitched two innings giving up three hits and three runs and Brad Hand pitched an inning giving up a hit. 

d'Arnaud had a hit and an RBI, Lucas Duda had a hit and Michael Cuddyer had two hits.  Eric Campbell had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Juan Lagares had two hits and an RBI and Flores had two hits and two RBI.  Duda and Cuddyer each hit a double and d'Arnaud and Flores each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Campbell had a stolen base. 

Dee Gordon had five hits and three RBI, Christian Yelich had a hit and Michael Morse had a hit and an RBI.  Marcell Ozuna had two hits, Adeiny Hechavarria had two hits and Baker drew a walk.  Gordon hit a double and Morse hit a homerun.  The Marlins were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Gordon was caught stealing. 

Lagares hit an RBI single in the second and in the third d'Arnaud hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.  In the sixth Campbell hit an RBI single and Flores hit a two run homerun to push the Mets lead to 5-0.  Gordon hit an RBI double in the eighth, Morse hit a solo homerun in the ninth and Gordon hit a two run single to make it a 5-4 game but that would be how it finished. 

The Mets will look to take the four game sweep on Sunday afternoon. 

The New York Yankees pick up victory and first series win of the year in Tampa Bay



The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 9-0.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and dominated.  Brian McCann had three hits and Chris Young hit a grand slam to lead the offense. 

Tanaka pitched seven innings giving up no runs and two hits.  He didn't walk a batter and struck out eight and also earned his second victory of the season.  David Carpenter pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Brandon Pinder pitched a scoreless inning  allowing a hit and two walks and striking out one. 

Jake Odorizzi pitched six innings giving up five hits and three runs with two walks and nine strikeouts.  He took his first loss of the season.  C.J. Riefenhauser pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs, Grant Balfour pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and three runs with three walks and Jose Dominguez pitched two innings giving up a hit and striking out two. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits, Brett Gardner had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Alex Rodriguez drew two walks.  Mark Teixeira had an RBI, McCann had three hits and two RBI and Young had a hit and four RBI.  Chase Headley had a hit and drew a walk, Stephen Drew had a hit and drew a walk and Gregorio Petit had an RBI.  Drew hit a double, McCann hit a triple and Young hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 4-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Gardner had two stolen bases. 

David DeJesus had two hits, Tim Beckham drew a walk and Ryan Brett drew a walk.  Brandon Guyer hit a double and the Rays were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the sixth McCann hit a two run triple to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the seventh the Yankees scored seven runs to break the game open.  Petit hit a sacrifice fly, Teixeira hit a sacrifice fly and Young hit a grand slam to increase the Yankees lead to 9-0 and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees have won the first two games of the three game series.  The Yankees will look for the sweep on Sunday afternoon with Michael Pineda on the hill. 

The New York Yankees win a tight game in Tampa Bay behind Alex Rodriguez



The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 5-4.  Adam Warren started and didn't pitch that well.  The bullpen was great and Rodriguez led the offense with a couple of homeruns and four RBI. 

Warren pitched four innings giving up six hits and four runs with two walks and two strikeouts.  Esmil Rogers pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up a walk and struck out two, Justin Wilson pitched to one batter and struck out one and Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one.  Betances won his second game of the season.  Andrew Miller picked up his third game of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings giving up a  hit and striking out three. 

Nathan Karns pitched five innings giving up two hits and two runs with four walks and seven strikeouts.  Ernesto Frieri pitched an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and a strikeout, C.J. Riefenhauser pitched an innin ggiving up a walk and Kevin Jepsen picked up his first loss of the season pitching an inning giving up two hits and a run.  Steve Geltz pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk, Carlos Beltran had a hit and drew a walk and Mark Teixeira drew a walk.  Brian McCann drew a walk, Rodriguez had three hits and four RBI and Stephen Drew had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Chris Young drew a walk and Rodriguez and Drew each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Gardner had a stolen base. 

Steven Souza Jr. had two hits, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and Evan Longoria had a hit and drew a walk.  Desmond Jennings drew a walk, Allan Dykstra had a hit and three RBI and Logan Forsythe had three hits and an RBI.  Bobby Wilson drew a walk, Dykstra hit a homerun and Forsythe hit a homerun and the Rays were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Souza Jr. had a stolen base. 

In the second Rodriguez hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead and in the fourth Drew made it 2-0 with a solo homerun.  In the bottom of the fourth the Rays scored all four of their runs.  Dykstra hit a three run homerun and then Forsythe hit a solo homerun as they went back-to-back.  The Rays had a 4-2 lead before Rodriguez hit his second homerun of the game in the sixth to tie the game at four.  In the eighth Rodriguez gave the Yankees a 5-4 lead with an RBI single and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Saturday night.  Masahiro Tanaka will go up against Jake Odorizzi.   

The New York Mets keep rolling with victory over the Miami Marlins



The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Friday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-1.  It was the sixth straight victory for the Mets.  Bartolo Colon started and pitched very well and Jerry Blevins and Jeurys Familia shut the door.  Michael Cuddyer led the offense with a couple of hits. 

Colon pitched seven innings giving up six hits and a run with five strikeouts.  Blevins pitched a perfect inning and Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two. 

David Phelps pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with three walks and two strikeouts.  Brad Hand pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a strikeout and he lost his first game of the season.  Sam Dyson pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out two and Bryan Morris pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run. 

Juan Lagares had a hit, Lucas Duda had a hit and Cuddyer had two hits and an RBI.  Daniel Murphy had a hit and an RBI, Eric Campbell had an RBI and drew a walk, Wilmer Flores had a hit and Anthony Recker drew two walks.  Colon had an RBI, Daniel Muno had a hit and Cuddyer and Murphy each hit a double.  The Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Muno had a stolen base. 

Giancarlo Stanton had a hit and an RBI, Martin Prado had two hits and Michael Morse had a hit.  Ichiro Suzuki had a hit, J.T. Realmuto had a hit, Adeiny Hechavarria had a hit and Realmuto and hechavarria each hit a double and Stanton hit a homerun.  The Marlins were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the first Stanton hit a solo homerun to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the fifth Colon hit a sac fly to tie the game at one.  Cuddyer hit a sac fly in the sixth to give the Mets a 2-1 lead and Campbell hit a sac fly to make it a 3-1 game.  In the eighth Murphy hit an RBI double to push the lead to 4-1 and that was the final score. 

The two teams will play game three of their four game series on Saturday night.  Jacob deGrom will pitch against Mat Latos.   

The New York Mets win their fifth straight



The New  York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 7-5.  Dillon Gee started and didn't pitch that well, the bullpen was pretty good.  Lucas Duda had three hits and Michael Cuddyer had a couple of hits and RBI. 

Gee pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up five hits and four runs with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Rafael Montero pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and an unearned run with a walk and a strikeout, Jerry Blevins pitched to two batters and retired them both picking up a win and Carlos Torres pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two.  Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and picked up his fourth save of the season. 

Jarred Cosart pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and five runs with a walk and five strikeouts.  A.J. Ramos pitched to two batters and retired them both, Mike Dunn pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with two walks and took his first loss and Sam Dyson pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up one hit and striking out one.   

Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Duda had three hits and an RBI and Cuddyer had two hits and two RBI.  Daniel Murphy had a hit, Eric Campbell had a hit and an RBI and Juan Lagares had a hit and drew a walk.  Wilmer Flores had a hit and three RBI, John Mayberry Jr. drew a walk and Duda hit two doubles.  Flores hit a homeruns and the Mets were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Mayberry had a stolen base and Murphy committed an error. 

Dee Gordon had a hit, Christian Yelich had a hit and Giancarlo Stanton had two hits and two RBI with a walk.  Martin Prado had two hits and an RBI, Michael Morse drew a walk and Marcell Ozuna had an RBI and drew a walk.  Ichiro Suzuki had a hit, Stanton hit a double and Suzuki hit a triple and Stanton and Prado each hit a homerun.  The Marlins were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  yelich had a stolen base and Gordon was caught stealing. 

Stanton hit a two run homerun in the first to give the Marlins a 2-0 lead.  In the fourth Prado hit a solo homerun to push the Marlins lead to 3-0.  Flores hit a three run homerun in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at three.  Ozuna had an RBI walk in the sixth to give the Marlins a 4-3 lead and the Mets came right back in the bottom of the sixth.  Cuddyer hit an RBI single and Campbell hit a sac fly to give the Mets a 5-4 lead.  In the seventh the Marlins tied the game on a fielder's choice and an error.  Duda hit an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to give the Mets a 6-5 lead and Cuddyer hit an RBI single to increase the lead to 7-5 which was the final score. 

The Mets will continue their series on Friday night against the Marlins.  Bartolo Colon will start looking for his third win of the season. 
 

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