Saturday, August 9, 2014

The New York Mets win behind Bartolo Colon

The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.  The game took place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the final score was 5-4.  Bartolo Colon started and pitched very well.  The Mets offense banged out 12 hits with contributions from everyone. 

Colon pitched eight innings giving up six hits and a run.  He didn't walk a batter and struck out six and earned his 11th win of the season.  Dana Eveland gave up a hit and two runs with a walk and Jennry Mejia saved his 17th game of the season pitching an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout. 

A.J. Burnett lost his 12th game of the season pitching six innings giving up 11 hits and five runs with two walks and eight strikeouts.  Antonio Bastardo pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Justin De Fratus pitched an inning with a strikeout and Cesar Jimenez pitched an inning giving up a hit. 

Curtis Granderson had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Daniel Murphy had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and David Wright had two hits.  Travis d'Arnaud had two hits and an RBI, Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a hit and Juan Lagares had a hit and an RBI.  Wilmer Flores had two hits and an RBI, Granderson and Lagares each hit a double and d'Arnaud hit a homerun.  The Mets were 5-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Wright was caught stealing.

Ben Revere had two hits, Chase Utley had three hits and Ryan Howard drew a walk.  Marlon Byrd had three hits and an RBI, Grady Sizemore had a hit and two RBI and Cody Asche had an RBI.  Utley and Sizemore each hit a double, Byrd hit a homerun and the Phillies were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the fourth Lagares hit an RBI double, Flores hit an RBI single, Granderson hit an RBI single and Murphy hit an RBI single.  The Mets had a 4-0 lead and then d'Arnaud hit a solo homerun in the fifth to make it 5-0.  Byrd hit a solo homerun in the seventh to cut the lead to 5-1.  In the ninth Sizemore hit a two run double and Asche hit an RBI groundout to make it 5-4 but that would be the final score.  The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday night. 

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