Saturday, April 25, 2015

The New York Mets extend win streak to 11 games

The New York Mets end a long homestand with a perfect record and extend streak to 11 games

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-3.  Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched well, the bullpen was great and Daniel Murphy had a couple of hits and four RBI to lead the offense. 

Colon won his fourth game of the season by pitching six innings and giving up seven hits and three runs.  He didn't walk a batter and struck out five.  Buddy Carlyle pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Alex Torres pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning walking one and striking out two.  Familia picked up his eighth save of the season. 

Julio Teheran pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up three hits and four runs with five walks and five strikeouts.  He took his first loss of the season.  Ian Thomas pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two walks and striking out one, Sugar Ray Marimon pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and striking out two and Luis Avilan pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs.  Brandon Cunniff pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings with four strikeouts. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk, Juan Lagares had a hit and Lucas Duda had a hit and drew three walks.  Michael Cuddyer had an RBI and drew two walks, Murphy had two hits, four RBI and drew a walk and Eric Campbell had an RBI and drew a walk.  Wilmer Flores had a hit, Murphy hit a double and the Mets were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Granderson had a stolen base and Flores was picked off. 

Eric Young Jr. had a hit, Nick Markakis had two hits and Freddie Freeman had a hit.  A.J. Pierzynski had two hits, Andrelton Simmons had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Jace Peterson had an RBI.  Simmons hit a double and Markakis hit a double.  The Braves were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Pierzynski was caught stealing and Teheran had a pickoff. 

In the bottom of the first Murphy hit a three run double to give the Mets a 3-0 lead.  In the second Simmons hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 3-1 and in the fourth Simmons hit an RBI single to cut it to 3-2.  Peterson hit a sac fly to tie the game at three in the fourth.  Campbell had an RBI walk in the fifth to give the Mets a 4-3 lead and in the seventh they scored their last two runs to make it 6-3 which would be the final score.  Cuddyer hit an RBI forceout and Murphy hit an RBI single. 

The Mets completed their ten game homestand with a perfect 10-0 record and tied the franchise record for most wins in a row at 11.  They will now head to the Bronx to face their crosstown rivals the New  York Yankees on Friday night and then play again Saturday afternoon and Sunday night.   

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