The New York Mets defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 4-3 Mets. Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and pitched well and the bullpen was pretty good. Daniel Murphy and Wilmer Flores led the offense with two hits each.
deGrom pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs with no walks and seven strikeouts. Eric O'Flaherty pitched to one batter and retired him, Bobby Parnell pitched 1/3 of an inning with a walk and Tyler Clippard won his second game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout. Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and earned his 30th save of the season.
Jake Odorizzi pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and six strikeouts. Steve Geltz pitched to one batter and retired him, Jake McGee pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout. Brad Boxberger pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two unearned runs and Alex Colome pitched to one batter and struck him out.
Murphy had two hits and an RBI, Juan Uribe had a hit and an RBI and Michael Conforto had a hit and an RBI. Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and drew a walk, Kelly Johnson had a hit and Flores had two hits and an RBI. Conforto hit a double and Uribe and Murphy each hit a homerun. The Mets were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
Grady Sizemore had a hit and an RBI, Evan Longoria had two hits and an RBI and James Loney had two hits and an RBI. Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits, Kevin Kiermaier had a hit and Curt Casali drew a walk. Loney and Cabrera each hit a double and Sizemore, Loney and Longoria each hit a homerun. The Rays were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Boxberger committed an error.
In the fourth Sizemore hit a solo homerun to give the Rays a 1-0 lead. In the seventh Uribe hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one. Loney answered back with a solo homerun in the bottom of the seventh to give the Rays a 2-1 lead. In the eighth Murphy hit a solo homerun to tie the game at two. Longoria hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the eighth to give the Rays a 3-2 lead. In the ninth Conforto hit an RBI double to tie the game at three and Flores hit an RBI single to give them a 4-3 lead which would be the final score. The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon.