Monday, April 1, 2013

The New York Mets win on Opening Day as usual

The New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres by the score of 11-2 on Monday afternoon. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Jon Niese started for the Mets and pitched well, Colin Cowgill hit a grand slam and a bunch of guys had a couple of hits. 
Niese pitched 6 2/3 innings picking up the win. He gave up four hits and two runs with a couple of walks and four strikeouts. Brandon Lyon pitched to one batter and retired him, Scott Atchison pitched a perfect inning and Scott Rice pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.

Cowgill had two hits and four RBI, Daniel Murphy had two hits and an RBI and David Wright had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Marlon Byrd had two hits and two RBI, Lucas Duda drew two walks and John Buck had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Ruben Tejada had two hits and an RBI and Niese had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Tejada and Cowgill each hit a double, Cowgill hit a homerun and the Mets were 7-14 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Wright had two stolen bases and Tejada committed an error.

Edinson Volquez took the loss pitching three innings giving up six hits and six runs with three walks and four strikeouts. Anthony Bass pitched three innings giving up three hits and a run with three strikeouts, Brad Brach pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up four hits and four runs with a walk and a strikeout and Dale Thayer pitched an inning giving up a walk and striking out two. Joe Thatcher pitched to one batter and retired him.

Chris Denorfia had a hit and drew a walk, Yonder Alonso had a hit and an RBI and Carlos Quentin had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Jedd Gyorko had a hit and he hit a double and Alonso hit a homerun. The Padres were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Cody Ransom committed an error.

In the second Tejada hit an RBI double and Niese had an RBI single in the second inning to make it 2-0 Mets. In the third Quentin hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 2-1. Byrd hit an RBI single and Buck hit an RBI single in the third to make it 4-1 Mets. Murphy hit an RBI single, Wright had an RBI groundout and Byrd hit an RBI single in the fourth inning to make it a 7-1 lead. In the sixth Alonso hit a solo homerun to make it 7-2 Mets. The Mets scored four runs in the seventh on a Cowgill grand slam to make it 11-2 and that was the final score.

The Mets are now 1-0 and the Padres 0-1. The two teams will have an off day on Tuesday and play on Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon.

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