Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The New York Mets win on a walk-off sacrifice fly

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-3 Mets.  Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and was pretty good, their bullpen was good.  David Wright led the offense with four hits and Lucas Duda had a couple. 

Wheeler pitched six innings giving up three runs on six hits.  He walked three and struck out six.  Gonzalez Germen pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits, Scott Rice pitched 2/3 of an inning and retired both batters and Carlos Torres pitched two innings giving up a walk and striking out two.  Kyle Farnsworth pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one, Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched three innings giving up a walk and striking out five and Jose Valverde picked up the win pitching an inning and giving up a hit. 

David Hale pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with two of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out five.   Ian Thomas pitched an inning giving up a hit, David Carpenter pitched an inning striking out two and Luis Avilan pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one.  Varvaro pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two and Schlosser pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up a run and two walks with a strikeout and picked up the loss. 

Eric Young Jr. drew a walk, Curtis Granderson had an RBI and Wright had four hits and an RBI.  Daniel Murphy had a hit, Duda had two hits and an RBI and Anthony Recker had a hit.  Omar Quintanilla drew two walks, Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew a walk and Wheeler had an RBI.  The Mets were 0-10 with runners in scoring position and they left 11 men on base.  Duda had a stolen base and Granderson committed an error. 

Jason Heyward had three hits, B.J. Upton had a hit and an RBI and Freddie Freeman had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Justin Upton had a hit, Chris Johnson had a hit and Dan Uggla had a hit and drew a walk.  Brandon Laird drew three walks, Schlosser had a hit and Jordan Schafer had a hit.  Heyward, B.J. Upton and Freeman each hit a double.  Justin Upton hit a triple and the Braves were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Heyward was caught stealing and Justin Upton committed an error.  Uggla committed two errors. 

Wright had an RBI groundout in the first giving the Mets a 1-0 lead.  Wheeler reached on an error in the second and a run scored.  In the fifth Heyward hit an RBI double and B.J. Upton hit an RBI double and then Freeman hit an RBI double giving the Braves a 3-2 lead.  In the sixth Duda reached on a fielding error and a run scored to tie the game at three.  In the bottom of the 14th Granderson hit a sacrifice fly to give the Mets a 4-3 win. 

The Mets lost two out of three in the series, they were able to salvage the final game of the series.  The Mets will remain home to take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.  It will be the beginning of a three game series. 

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