Saturday, April 4, 2015

The New York Mets finish their exhibition schedule with a tie in Texas

The New York Mets tied the Texas Rangers 4-4 on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.  Dillon Gee started and pitched ok and Anthony Recker led the offense with a grand slam. 

Gee pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with two walks and four strikeouts.   Alex Torres pitched an inning giving up two unearned runs with two walks, Sean Gilmartin pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and Zach Thornton pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out two. 

Darrell Ceciliani drew a walk, Curtis Granderson had a hit and Alex Castellanos had a hit.  David Wright had a hit, Johnny Monell had a hit and drew a walk and John Mayberry Jr. had a hit.  Matt Reynolds drew a walk, Recker had a hit and four RBI and Daniel Muno drew two walks.  Recker hit a homerun and the Mets were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Muno committed an error. 

In the fourth Adam Rosales hit an RBI single to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Trever Adams hit an RBI single to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead.  In the sixth a wild pitch scored another run and gave the Rangers a 3-0 lead.  Jake Smolinski hit an RBI single to make it 4-0 Rangers.  In the ninth Recker hit a grand slam to tie the game 4-4 and that was how it ended. 

The Mets will be off on Sunday as they travel to Washington D.C.  They will begin the season on Monday at 4:00PM against the Nationals with Bartolo Colon starting. 

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