Saturday, July 25, 2015

The New York Mets lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers as Jon Niese wife goes into child labor

The New York Mets were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 7-2 Dodgers.  Jon Niese started but didn't pitch very well, he was a little distracted as his wife went into labor and had a baby before he could get to the hospital.  Ruben Tejada had two hits to lead the offense. 

Niese pitched three innings giving up eight hits and six runs with a walk and a strikeout.  NIese lost his ninth game of the season, Carlos Torres pitched three innings giving up three hits and he struck out two, Hansel Robles pitched two innings giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts and Alex Torres pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Ian Thomas pitched five innings giving up three hits and a run with five strikeouts.  Thomas won his first game of the season, Joel Peralta pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and a run, Juan Nicasio pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out one and Pedro Baez pitched an inning giving up a walk and a strikeout.  Josh Ravin pitched a perfect inning. 

Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Tejada had two hits and Daniel Murphy had a hit and an RBI.  Wilmer Flores had a hit, Lucas Duda had a hit and Juan Lagares had a hit.  Michael Conforto had an RBI, Duda hit a double and the Mets were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

Joc Pederson had a hit and an RBI, Howie Kendrick ahd a hit and Justin Turner had three hits and two RBI.  Scott Van Slyke had a hit, Yasiel Puig had a hit and two RBI and Enrique Hernandez had two hits.  Jimmy Rollins had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Austin Barnes had a hit and Turner hit two doubles.  Pederson and Barnes each hit a double and Turner, Puig and Rollins each hit a homerun.  The Dodgers were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the first Turner hit an RBI double to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.  In the second Thomas hit a groundout that scored a run and made it 2-0 Dodgers.  Pederson hit an RBI double to make it 3-0.  Turner hit a solo homerun in the third to push the lead to 4-0 Dodgers.  Puig hit a two run homerun making it 6-0.  In the fifth Conforto hit an RBI groundout to make it 6-1 and it was Conforto first MLB RBI.  In the sixth Murphy hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 6-2.  In the eighth Rollins hit a solo homerun to make it 7-2 Dodgers and that would be the final score.  The two teams will play game three of four on Saturday night. 

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