Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The New York Mets even series with the Miami Marlins

The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida and the final score was 8-6.  Jon Niese started and didn't pitch that well, the bullpen was good.  Juan Lagares had four hits, David Wright and Travis d'Arnaud each had three to lead the offense. 

Niese pitched six innings giving up ten hits and six runs.  He didn't walk a batter and struck out four and won his eighth game of the season.  Carlos Torres pitched an inning giving up a hit, Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Jennry Mejia pitched an inning with two strikeouts and saved his 22nd game of the season. 

Brad Penny lost his first game of the season pitching three innings and giving up seven hits and four runs with a walk and two strikeouts.  Anthony DeSclafani pitched an inning giving up four hits and three runs with a strikeout, Carter Capps pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run and struck out two and Dan Jennings pitched two innings and gave up two hits with a walk and two strikeouts.  Sam Dyson pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk and struck out one.   

Lagares had four hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Wright had three hits and three RBI and Lucas Duda had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  d'Arnaud had three hits and drew a walk, Matt den Dekker had two hits and an RBI, Wilmer Flores had two hits and Niese had a hit.  Lagares and Wright each hit a double and the Mets were 6-18 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Lagares had two stolen bases and den Dekker had one.  Wright commited an error. 

Christian Yelich had three hits and an RBI, Donovan Solano had two hits and Giancarlo Stanton had two hits and two RBI.  Casey McGehee had a hit, Jeff Baker had a hit and Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a hit.  Adeiny Hechavarria had a hit, Reed Johnson had an RBI and Garrett Jones had an RBI.  Yelich and Stanton each hit a double, Hechavarria hit a triple and Stanton hit a homerun.  The Marlins were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

In the first Wright hit an RBI single, den Dekker hit an RBI single and it was 2-0 Mets.  In the second Lagares hit an RBI double and a wild pitch scored another run to make it 4-0 Mets.  In the third Solano hit an RBI single and Stanton hit a two run homerun to make it a 4-3 game.  In the fourth Lagares hit an RBI single, Wright hit an RBI double and Duda hit an RBI single to make it a 7-3 game.  Johnson hit a sacrifice fly and Yelich hit an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth to make it a 7-5 game.  In the sixth Wright hit a sacrifice fly to make it 8-5 and the Marlins scored a run in the bottom of the sixth to make it 8-6 and that was the final score.  The two teams will play the rubber game of three on Wednesday night. 

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