Monday, June 23, 2014

The New York Mets take the series from the Miami Marlins

The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida and the final score was  11-5.  Jon Niese started and pitched pretty well, Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda each had three hits. 

Niese pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  Niese won his fourth game of the season.  Carlos Torres pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts and Gonzalez Germen pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout. 

Anthony DeSclafani lost his second game of the season pitching 3 2/3 innings and giving up seven hits and seven runs with two walks and a strikeout.  Jacob Turner pitched three innings giving up seven hits and four runs with a walk and two strikeouts, Bryan Morris pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and striking out two and A.J. Ramos pitched a perfect inning. 

Granderson had three hits and a walk, Daniel Murphy had two hits and three RBI and David Wright had two hits and an RBI.  Duda had three hits and drew a walk, Kirk Nieuwenhuis had two hits and an RBI and Ruben Tejada had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Anthony Recker had two hits and two RBI, Niese had an RBI and Eric Young Jr. had a hit and two RBI.  Nieuwenhuis hit two doubles, Wright, Recker and Granderson each hit a double.  Murphy hit a homerun and the Mets were 4-13 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

Reed Johnson had a hit and an RBI, Giancarlo Stanton had two hits and an RBI and Casey McGehee drew a walk.  Marcell Ozuna had two hits and an RBI, Jeff Baker drew a walk and Garrett Jones drew a walk.  Derek Dietrich had a hit, Jeff Mathis had a hit and Justin Bour had a hit and two RBI.  Mathis, Johnson, Dietrich and Bour each hit a double.  The Marlins were 4-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the second Recker hit a sacrifice fly and Niese had a sac bunt which scored a run and gave the Mets a 2-0 lead.  In the third Wright had a sacrifice fly and Nieuwenhuis hit an RBI double to extend the Mets lead to 4-0.  Murphy hit a three run homerun in the fourth to give the Mets a 7-0 lead.  The Marlins got on the board in the sixth inning.  Johnson hit an RBI double, Stanton hit an RBI single and Ozuna hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 7-3.  In the seventh Tejada hit an RBI single, Recker hit an RBI double and Young Jr. hit a two run single to make it a 11-3 game.  Bour hit a two run double in the ninth to cut the lead to 11-5 and that would be the final score in the Mets favor. 

The Mets took three out of four games in the series and will have a day off on Monday. 

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