Monday, September 23, 2013

The New York Mets win a rain-shortened game 5-4

The New York Mets win a rain-shortened game 5-4

The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night. The final score was 5-4 in seven innings. The game took place at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dillon Gee started and pitched ok and the offense was led by David Wright and Travis d’Arnaud.

Gee pitched six innings giving up seven hits and four runs. He walked none and struck out three. Gee won his 12th game of the season.

Daniel Murphy had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Wright had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Lucas Duda drew a walk. Juan Lagares had a hit and two RBI, d’Arnaud had two hits and an RBI and Omar Quintanillla had a hit and drew a walk. d’Arnaud hit a double, Lagares hit a triple and Wright and Murphy each hit a homerun. The Mets were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Quintanilla had a stolen base.

Tyler Cloyd pitched five innings giving up six hits and five runs. He walked two and struck out five. Ethan Martin pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts and Joe Savery pitched 1/3 of an inning drawing a walk.

Cesar Hernandez had a hit, Jimmy Rollins had a hit and an RBI and Chase Utley had a hit. Carlos Ruiz had an RBI, Dominick Brown had a hit and Darin Ruf had two hits. Cody Asche had an RBI, Cloyd had a hit and Hernandez, Rollins and Utley each hit a double. The Phillies were 2-3 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base.

In the second Asche hit a sacrifice fly giving the Phillies a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Wright hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one. In the sixth Murphy hit a solo homerun, Lagares hit a two run triple and d’Arnaud hit an RBI double. The Mets had a 5-1 lead and in the sixth the Phillies cut into that. Rollins hit an RBI double, Ruiz hit an RBI groundout and wild pitch scored another run to make it 5-4 Mets and that would be the final score.

The Mets record improved to 70-84 and the Phillies record fell to 71-83. The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Sunday afternoon. The Mets will be going for the three game sweep.

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