The New York Mets were defeated by the Chicago White Sox by the score of 6-3 on Wednesday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Jeremy Hefner started for the Mets and pitched ok, the bullpen had mixed results. Mike Baxter, Ruben Tejada and Justin Turner each had two hits to lead the Mets offense.
Hefner pitched six innings giving up eight hits and four runs. He walked one and struck out five and took his fourth loss of the season. Scott Atchison pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and a run, Scott Rice faced one batter and struck him out and LaTroy Hawkins pitched an inning giving up a hit and struck out two. Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk.
David Wright drew two walks, Lucas Duda had a hit and an RBI and Baxter had two hits and drew a walk. Tejada had two hits and an RBI, Marlon Byrd had a hit and Turner had two hits. Byrd hit a double, Baxter hit a triple and Duda a homerun. The Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. John Buck committed an error.
Jake Peavy earned his fourth win of the season pitching 6 2/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with two walks and six strikeouts. Matt Thornton pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and an unearned run, Jesse Crain pitched an inning giving up a walk and striking out the side and Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run striking out the side.
Alejandro De Aza had three hits and an RBI, Alexei Ramirez had a hit and Alex Rios had three hits and two RBI. Conor Gillaspie had two hits and two RBI with a walk, Paul Konerko had a hit and an RBI and Dewayne Wise had a hit. Tyler Greene had a hit, Tyler Flowers had a hit and drew a walk and Rios, Gillaspie and Greene each hit a double. De Aza and Rios each hit a homerun and the Rockies were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. De Aza had a stolen base and Rios committed an error.
De Aza hit a solo homerun to make it 1-0 White Sox. Duda hit a solo homerun in the second to tie the game at one. In the third Rios hit an RBI double and Gillaspie hit a two run double to make it 4-1 White Sox. Konerko hit an RBI single in the seventh to make it 5-1 White Sox. In the eighth Turner hit an RBI single to make it a 5-2 game. Rios hit a solo homerun in the ninth to make it a 6-2 game and the Mets added a run in the ninth. Tejada hit an RBI single.
The Mets record dropped to 13-17 and the Rockies record improved to 14-18. The two teams split their brief two game series. The Mets will begin a four game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.
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