Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The New York Mets even the series with the Los Angeles Dodgers with an extra inning win

The New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers by the score of 7-3 on Wednesday night. 

The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York.  Matt Harvey started and was good but not as

good as he has been.  Harvey has been must see television this season as he is quickly becoming a star. 

Lucas Duda led the Mets offense with two hits and Jordany Valdespin had four RBI. 

Harvey pitched six innings giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and seven strikeouts.  LaTroy

Hawkins pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Scott Rice pitched 1 1/3 innings with a strikeout and Scott

Atchison pitched 2/3 of an inning walking a batter.  Bobby Parnell earned the win pitching an inning walking

one batter and striking out a batter. 

Ruben Tejada had a hit and an RBI, Daniel Murphy had a hit and David Wright had a hit, an RBI and drew

a walk.  John Buck had a hit, Ike Davis had a hit and drew a walk and Marlon Byrd had a hit and drew a

walk.  Duda had two hits and drew two walks, Juan Lagares drew a walk and Valdespin had a hit and four

RBI.  Harvey had a hit, Justin Turner had an RBI and Mike Baxter had a hit.  Duda, Harvey, Byrd and

Baxter each hit a double.  Valdespin hit a homerun and the Mets were 3-14 with runners in scoring position

and left nine men on base.  Wright had a stolen base and was caught stealing. 

Ted Lilly started for the Dodgers and pitched five innings giving up six hits and a run with two walks and

seven strikeouts.  J.P. Howell pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a run and two walks, Ronald Belisario

pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up no runs and no hits and struck out two and Kenley Jansen pitched an inning

giving up a hit and struck out one.  Brandon League blew a save pitching an inning giving up two hits and a

run.  Josh Wall took the loss pitching 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and four runs with two walks. 

Mark Ellis had a hit, Adrian Gonzalez had a hit and drew a walk and Matt Kemp had a hit, three RBI and

drew a walk.  Andre Ethier ahd a hit, A.J. Ellis drew a walk and Kemp hit a homerun.  The Dodgers were

0-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the first on a Kemp ground out.  Tejada hit an RBI single in the fifth to

tie the game at one.  In the sixth Kemp hit a homerun on a play that was reviewed and overturned, it made

it 3-1 Dodgers.  Turner hit a sacrifice fly to make it 3-2 in the sixth.  In the ninth Wright hit an RBI single to

tie the game at three and send it to extra innings.  In the tenth Valdespin hit a walk off grand slam to win it

for the Mets and make the final score 7-3. 

The Mets record improved to 10-9 and the Dodgers dropped to 9-11.  The two teams will play the rubber

game of the series on Thursday afternoon. 

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