Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Mets get shutdown in Toronto and lose a pitcher

The New York Mets were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays by the score of 2-0. Miguel Batista started for the Mets and left the game with an injury. The Mets bullpen did a good job after the injury. Brandon Morrow started for the Blue Jays and was great in pitching a complete game shutout. The Mets only managed three hits, the Jays only managed six hits. 
Batista pitched two innings giving up one hit and a walk with two strikeouts. Jeremy Hefner took the loss pitching five innings and giving up four hits and two runs with five strikeouts, Tim Byrdak pitched to one batter and retired him and Jon Rauch pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. Morrow pitched nine innings giving up no runs on three hits with a walk and eight strikeouts. Morrow earned his fifth win of the season.

Mike Baxter, Lucas Duda and Ronny Cedeno each had a hit. Scott Hairston drew a walk and that was it for the Mets offense. Duda had a double and the Mets were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Andres Torres committed an error.

Kelly Johnson had two hits and an RBI for the Blue Jays. Yunel Escobar had two hits and an RBI, Edwin Encarnacion had a hit and drew a walk and Eric Thames drew a walk. Jeff Mathis had a hit. Encarnacion, Johnson and Escobar each had a double. The Jays were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Bautista had an outfield assist.

The only two runs of the game came in the fifth inning. Johnson hit an RBI double and Escobar an RBI single.

The Mets record dropped to 21-19 and the Blue Jays improved their record to 23-18. The Mets have lost the first two games of this three game series. They will try to avoid the sweep on Sunday afternoon. The Mets will then head to Pittsburgh for three before returning home on Thursday against the San Diego Padres.

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