Thursday, June 26, 2014

The New York Mets hand the Oakland A's a big loss

The New York Mets defeated the Oakland A's on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Queens, New York and the final score was 10-1.  Bartolo Colon started and pitched great and Travis d'Arnaud and Curtis Granderson each had three RBI.  There was plenty of offense in this game from the Mets. 

Colon pitched eight innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and eight strikeouts.  Colon won his eighth game of the season and Vic Black pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Scott Kazmir lost his third game of the season pitching three innings and giving up eight hits and seven runs with a walk and four strikeouts.  Jim Johnson pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout and Jeff Francis pitched three innings giving up two hits and two runs with three strikeouts. 

Eric Young Jr. had two hits, Daniel Murphy had two hits and an RBI and David Wright had a hit and an RBI.  Eric Campbell had a hit, Granderson had a hit and three RBI and Chris Young had two hits and two RBI and drew a walk.  d'Arnaud had a hit and three RBI, Ruben Tejada had a hit and Colon had a hit.  Campbell and Wright each hit a double, Granderson and d'Arnaud each hit a homerun and C. Young hit two homeruns.  The Mets were 4-11 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Young Jr. was caught stealing. 

Coco Crisp had a hit, Brandon Moss had a hit and Yoenis Cespedes had two hits and an RBI.  Josh Reddick drew a walk and Cespedes hit a double.  The A's were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Kazmir had a pickoff.

In the first Cespedes hit an RBI double to give the A's a 1-0 lead.  The Mets scored three in the second and four in the third to take a 7-1 lead.  Granderson hit a two run homerun and C. Young hit a solo homerun and they were back-to-back.  Granderson had an RBI groundout and d'Arnaud hit a three run homerun.  In the fifth C. Young hit a solo homerun, his second of the game to extend the Mets lead to 8-1.  In the sixth the Mets scored two more runs to complete the scoring and hold on to win 10-1. 

The two teams will play the second and final game of the brief series on Wednesday night. 

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