Saturday, April 18, 2015

The New York Mets keep rolling with victory over the Miami Marlins

The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Friday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-1.  It was the sixth straight victory for the Mets.  Bartolo Colon started and pitched very well and Jerry Blevins and Jeurys Familia shut the door.  Michael Cuddyer led the offense with a couple of hits. 

Colon pitched seven innings giving up six hits and a run with five strikeouts.  Blevins pitched a perfect inning and Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two. 

David Phelps pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with three walks and two strikeouts.  Brad Hand pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a strikeout and he lost his first game of the season.  Sam Dyson pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out two and Bryan Morris pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run. 

Juan Lagares had a hit, Lucas Duda had a hit and Cuddyer had two hits and an RBI.  Daniel Murphy had a hit and an RBI, Eric Campbell had an RBI and drew a walk, Wilmer Flores had a hit and Anthony Recker drew two walks.  Colon had an RBI, Daniel Muno had a hit and Cuddyer and Murphy each hit a double.  The Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Muno had a stolen base. 

Giancarlo Stanton had a hit and an RBI, Martin Prado had two hits and Michael Morse had a hit.  Ichiro Suzuki had a hit, J.T. Realmuto had a hit, Adeiny Hechavarria had a hit and Realmuto and hechavarria each hit a double and Stanton hit a homerun.  The Marlins were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the first Stanton hit a solo homerun to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the fifth Colon hit a sac fly to tie the game at one.  Cuddyer hit a sac fly in the sixth to give the Mets a 2-1 lead and Campbell hit a sac fly to make it a 3-1 game.  In the eighth Murphy hit an RBI double to push the lead to 4-1 and that was the final score. 

The two teams will play game three of their four game series on Saturday night.  Jacob deGrom will pitch against Mat Latos.   

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