Monday, April 13, 2015

The New York Mets deal the Atlanta Braves their first loss of the season

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 4-3.  Bartolo Colon started and pitched well, he also had an RBI.  David Wright had a couple of hits and Lucas Duda had three hits. 

Colon pitched seven innings giving up six hits and three runs.  He walked none and struck out five and earned his second win of the season.  Carlos Torres pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Jerry Blevins pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and Jeurys Familia pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one and picking up his first save of the season. 

Alex Wood pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and three runs.  He walked three and struck out seven.  Cody Martin pitched to one batter and struck him out, Juan Jaime pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a run and three walks and he took his first loss of the season.  Andrew McKirahan 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit. 

Wright had two hits and drew a walk, Duda had three hits and Michael Cuddyer had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  John Mayberry Jr. had a hit, Curtis Granderson drew a walk and Anthony Recker drew a walk.  Wilmer Flores had a hit, Ruben Tejada drew a walk and Colon had a hit and an RBI.  Daniel Murphy had an RBI, Flores hit a double and Cuddyer hit a homerun.  The Mets were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Granderson had a stolen base. 

Jace Peterson had a hit, A.J. Pierzynski had a hit and Jonny Gomes had a hit and an RBI.  Alberto Callaspo had two hits, Andrelton Simmons had two hits and two RBI and Simmons hit a double.  Simmons also hit a triple and Gomes hit a homerun.  The Braves were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Peterson had a stolen base. 

In the first Cuddyer hit a two run homerun to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.  In the second Simmons hit a two run triple to tie the game at two.  In the fourth Colon hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 3-2 lead.  Gomes hit a solo homerun in the seventh to tie the game at three.  Murphy hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth to give the Mets a 4-3 lead and that was the final score.  The Mets will come home to New York to  have their home opener on Monday afternoon.  They will take on the Philadelphia Phillies. 

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