Sunday, August 17, 2014

The New York Mets win second straight over the Chicago Cubs

The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 7-3 Mets.  Jon Niese started and pitched well, the bullpen was good and the Mets offense only had four hits but made the most of them. 

Niese pitched six innings giving up seven hits and three runs.  He walked two and struck out six and won his seventh game of the season.  Vic Black pitched a perfect inning, Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and Buddy Carlyle pitched an inning with two strikeouts. 

Dan Straily pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up four hits and seven runs with five of them being earned.  He walked three and struck out four and lost his third game of the season.  Kyuji Fujikawa pitched 1/3 of an innign and walked a batter, Wesley Wright pitched to one batter and retired him and Carlos Villanueva pitched two innings with a walk.   

Lucas Duda drew three walks, Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and Matthew den Dekker had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Juan Lagares had a hit and two RBI, Wilmer Flores had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Niese had an RBI.  Lagares hit a double and the Mets were 3-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Niese and Wright each committed an error. 

Javier Baez had a hit, Anthony Rizzo drew a walk and Justin Ruggiano had a hit and an RBI.  Arismendy Alcantara had a hit, Welington Castillo had two hits and an RBI and Chris Valaika had a hit.  Dan Straily drew a walk, Ryan Sweeney had a hit and an RBI and Castillo and Ruggiano each hit a homerun.  The Cubs were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Alcantara committed an error. 

In the second Lagares hit an RBI double and Flores hit a two run single to give the Mets a 3-0 lead.  Castillo hit a solo homerun in the fifth to make it a 3-1 game.  In the sixth den Dekker had an RBI walk, Lagares hit a sac fly and another run scored on an error to make it a 6-1 game.  Niese had an RBI groundout to make it 7-1 Mets.  In the seventh Ruggiano hit a solo homerun and Sweeney hit an RBI single to make it a 7-3 game and that was the final score.  The two teams will play on Sunday afternoon with the Mets looking for the series sweep. 

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