Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The New York Mets blow out the Atlanta Braves

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia and the final score was 10-2.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and pitched well and the bullpen did their job.  Lucas Duda and Anthony Recker each had three hits. 

deGrom pitched six innings giving up three hits and two runs with one of them being earned.  He walked three and struck out ten and earned his ninth win of the season.  Buddy Carlyle pitched an inning giving up a hit and struck out two, Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Goeddel pitched a perfect inning. 

Ervin Santana lost his 10th game of the season pitching five innings and giving up six hits and five runs.  He walked two and struck out four.  Juan Jaime pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout, Luis Avilan pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Gus Schlosser pitched two innings giving up six hits and four runs with three of them being earned. 

Matt den Dekker had a hit and drew a walk, Daniel Murphy had an RBI and Duda had three hits.  Curtis Granderson had two hits and drew two walks, Kirk Nieuwenhuis had two hits and an RBI and Recker had three hits, three RBI and drew a walk.  Ruben Tejada had two hits and two RBI, deGrom had an RBI and Bobby Abreu had a hit.  den Dekker, Duda and Recker each hit a double and Nieuwenhuis hit two doubles.  Tejada hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-13 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  den Dekker and Tejada each committed an error. 

Emilio Bonifacio had an RBI and drew a walk, Freddie Freeman drew a walk and Justin Upton had a hit.  Chris Johnson had two hits, Andrelton Simmons had an RBI and B.J. Upton drew a walk.  Ramiro Pena had a hit including a double and the Braves were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Bethancourt and Schlosser each committed an error.  Bethancourt also had a passed ball. 

In the first Murphy had an RBI groundout to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the second Tejada hit a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0 Mets.   In the fourth a passed ball gave the Mets a 3-0 lead, Recker hit a sacrifice fly and Tejada hit a solo homerun to make it 5-0 Mets.  In the fifth Simmons reached on a fielding error and a run scored, Bonifacio had an RBI walk and it was 5-2 Mets.  In the sixth deGrom hit a sacrifice bunt and an error allowed a run to score and make it 6-2 Mets.  A throwing error in the eighth allowed another run to score and give the Mets a 7-2 lead.  Nieuwenhuis hit an RBI double and Recker hit a two run double in the ninth to make it 10-2 which was the final score. 

The Mets swept the three game series and will be off on Monday before beginning a three game series with the Washington Nationals in Washington on Tuesday night. 

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