Thursday, April 2, 2015

The New York Mets shutout the Washington Nationals

The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals by the score of 2-0 on Tuesday afternoon.  The game took place at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida.  Jon Niese started and pitched very well for the Mets.  John Mayberry Jr. had three hits and Travis d'Arnaud had two hits to lead the offense. 

Niese pitched six innings giving up four hits and no runs with no walks and three strikeouts.  Jerry Blevins pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a strikeout, Zach Thornton pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Sean Gilmartin pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout.  Niese won his third game of the spring and Gilmartin earned his first save of the spring. 

Ruben Tejada had a hit and an RBI, Mayberry Jr. had three hits and an RBI and Lucas Duda had a hit.  d'Arnaud had two hits, Eric Campbell had a hit and Daniel Muno drew a walk.  Mayberry Jr. hit a homerun and the Mets were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

In the fifth Tejada hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 1-0 lead and in the sixth Mayberry Jr. hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 2-0 lead which was the final score. 

The Mets will take on the St. Louis Cardinals from Port St. Lucie on Wednesday afternoon. 

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