Sunday, April 14, 2013

The New York Mets win 4-2 in Minnesota as Matt Harvey dominates and flirts with perfection

The New York Mets defeated the Minnesota Twins by the score of 4-2 on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and pitched great carrying a perfect game into the seventh inning. He is becoming must see T.V. as he is a phenom that is giving all Mets fans hope. Daniel Murphy had a couple of hits and Justin Turner had three to lead the Mets offense. 
Harvey pitched eight innings giving up two hits and one run with two walks and six strikeouts. He picked up his third win of the season. Bobby Parnell pitched an inning to pick up his first save. He gave up two hits and a run with a couple of strikeouts.

Colin Cowgill had a hit and an RBI, Murphy had two hits and an RBI and David Wright had a hit and an RBI. Lucas Duda drew a walk, Marlon Byrd had a hit and an RBI and Ike Davis had a hit. Turner had three hits, Ruben Tejada had a hit and Turner and Tejada each hit a double. Byrd hit a homerun and the Mets were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.

Scott Diamond took the loss his first of the season. He pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs with a strikeout, Josh Roenicke pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and Casey Fien pitched two perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. Jared Burton pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one.

Joe Mauer had a hit, Josh Willingham had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Justin Morneau had a hit and an RBI. Ryan Doumit drew a walk, Dozier had a hit and Mauer hit a double. Morneau hit a homerun and the Twins were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Willingham had an outfield assist.

In the fifth the Mets took a 4-0 lead. Byrd hit a solo homerun, Cowgill hit an RBI single, Murphy hit an RBI single and Wright hit an RBI single. Morneau hit a solo homerun in the seventh to make it a 4-1 game and then in the ninth Willingham hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 4-2 but that would be the final score.

The Mets record improved to 7-4 and the Twins record dropped to 4-7. The Mets will be going for the three game sweep on Sunday afternoon.

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