Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The New York Mets blank the Los Angeles Dodgers to take the series

The New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.  The game took place at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California and the final score was 8-0 Mets.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and pitched great.  Daniel Murphy had three hits and Wilmer Flores had four hits to lead the offense. 

Matz pitched six shutout innings giving up two hits and he walked two batters and struck out eight.  Matz won his second game of the season.  Logan Verrett pitched three innings giving up a hit and he struck out three. 

Mike Bolsinger pitched five innings giving up nine hits and four runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  He lost his third game of the season.  J.P. Howell pitched an inning and struck out two batters, Juan Nicasio pitched an inning giving up three hits and three runs with a walk and three strikeouts and Daniel Coulombe pitched two innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk. 

Granderson had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Murphy had three hits and drew a walk and Flores had four hits and three RBI.  Johnny Monell had a hit and drew two walks, Ruben Tejada had three hits and an RBI and Matz had an RBI.  Juan Lagares had two hits and two RBI, Granderson hit a double and Flores hit two doubles.  Lagares hit a triple and the Mets were 8-22 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. 

Enrique Hernandez had a hit, Justin Turner had a hit and Scott Van Slyke drew two walks.  A.J. Ellis had a hit and the Dodgers were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Van Slyke had a stolen base and Hernandez committed an error. 

In the first Flores hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Matz hit an RBI groundout to extend the lead to 2-0.  Granderson hit an RBI double and Flores hit an RBI single to make it 4-0.  In the seventh Tejada hit an RBI single to increase the Mets lead to 5-0.  Lagares hit a two run triple and it was 7-0.  In the eighth Flores hit an RBI double to make it 8-0 and that was the final score.  The Mets won two out of three in the series and will begin a three game series in San Francisco on Monday night.   

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