Sunday, September 28, 2014

The New York Mets close out their season with a win

The New York Mets defeated the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 8-3.  Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched pretty well and the bullpen was good.  Matt den Dekker, Lucas Duda, Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada each had two hits. 

Colon won his 15th game of the season pitching six innings and giving up eight hits and three runs.  He walked two and struck out four.  Carlos Torres pitched a perfect inning, Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Jennry Mejia pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Nick Tropeano pitched five innings giving up six hits and four runs.  He walked three and struck out one and lost his third game of the season.  Michael Foltynewicz pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up three hits and three runs and Jorge De Leon pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run. 

den Dekker had two hits and an RBI, Bobby Abreu had a hit and drew a walk and Daniel Murphy had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Duda had two hits and four RBI, Flores had two hits and Tejada had two hits and two RBI.  Centeno drew a walk, den Dekker, Duda, Murphy and Flores each hit a double.  Duda and Tejada each hit a homerun and the Mets were 4-8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  den Dekker had a stolen base and Tejada was caught stealing. 

Robbie Grossman had a hit, Jose Altuve had two hits and an RBI and Jon Singleton had a hit.  Jake Marisnick had a hit, Max Stassi had two hits and two RBI and Gregorio Petit had a hit.  Jonathan Villar drew a walk, Tropeano drew a walk and Singleton, Stassi, Altuve, Petit and Marisnick each hit a double.  The Astros were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

Murphy hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  Stassi hit an RBI double in the second to tie the game at one.  In the third den Dekker hit an RBI single and in the fifth Altuve hit an RBI single.  The two teams were tied at 2-2.  In the fifth Duda hit a two run double and it was 4-2 Mets.  Stassi hit an RBI single in the sixth to make it a 4-3 game.  Duda hit a two run homerun and Tejada hit a two run homerun in the eighth and it was 8-3 Mets.  8-3 was the final score and the season ended for both teams.  The Mets won two out of three in the series and ended the season at 79-83.  The Astros finished 70-92. 

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