Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The New York Mets hang on for a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates

The New York Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-2.  Jon Niese pitched pretty well  and the bullpen was pretty good.  Juan Lagares, Daniel Murphy and Ruben Tejada each had two hits. 

Niese pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with four walks and two strikeouts.  Vic Black won his first game of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up a hit and two walks with two strikeouts, Jennry Mejia had his fourth save of the season.  He pitched two innings giving up a hit and two walks with a strikeout. 

Edinson Volquez pitched five innings giving up four hits and two runs with five walks and six strikeouts.  Jeanmar Gomez pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and he lost his second game of the season, Justin Wilson pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings with three strikeouts and Jason Grilli pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out three. 

Lagares had two hits and two RBI, Murphy had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Curtis Granderson drew a walk.  Bobby Abreu had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Lucas Duda drew a walk and Tejada had two hits and drew two walks.  Murphy, Tejada and Lagares each hit a double and the Mets were 3-16 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Tejada had a stolen base and committed an error.  Campbell committed an error and Granderson had an outfield assist. 

Josh Harrison drew a walk, Jose Tabata drew a walk and Andrew McCutchen had a hit and drew two walks.  Gaby Sanchez had a hit and drew a walk, Russell Martin drew a walk and Starling Marte had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  Neil Walker had a hit and drew a walk, Clint Barmes had a hit and the Pirates were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  McCutchen committed an error. 

In the third Abreu hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  Lagares hit an RBI double in the fourth to extend the lead to 2-0.  In the sixth Marte hit a two run single to tie the game at two.  In the bottom of the sixth Lagares hit an RBI single and Murphy hit an RBI double to make it 4-2 and that was the final score.  The two teams will play the rubber game on Wednesday afternoon. 

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