Monday, October 19, 2015

The New York Mets take game one of the NLCS

The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-2 Mets.  Matt Harvey started the game and pitched very well, Travis d'Arnaud and Juan Lagares each had two hits. 

Harvey pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs with two walks and nine strikeouts.  Harvey won his first game of the postseason.  Jeurys Familia earned the save pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. 

Jon Lester lost the game pitching 6 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs with a walk and five strikeouts.  Justin Grimm pitched to one batter and retired him, Clayton Richard to one batter and retired him and Trevor Cahill pitched 2/3 of an inning including a strikeout. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit and two RBI, David Wright drew a walk and Daniel Murphy had a hit and an RBI.  d'Arnaud had two hits and an RBI, Michael Cuddyer had a hit and Wilmer Flores had a hit.  Lagares had two hits, Murphy and d'Arnaud each hit a homerun and the Mets were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Wright and Lagares each had a stolen base and d'Arnaud committed an error.  Yoenis Cespedes had an outfield assist. 

Kyle Schwarber had a hit and an RBI, Kris Bryant drew a walk and Anthony Rizzo drew a walk.  Starlin Castro had a hit and an RBI, Jorge Soler had a hit and Javier Baez had a hit.  Miguel Montero had a hit, David Ross drew a walk and Castro hit a double and Schwarber hit a homerun.  The Cubs were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Baez had a stolen base. 

In the first Murphy  hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Castro hit an RBI double to tie the game at one.  In the fifth Granderson hit an RBI single to make it 2-1 Mets.  d'Arnaud hit a solo homerun in the sixth to extend the lead to 3-1 Mets.  In the seventh Granderson hit a sac fly to push the lead to 4-1 Mets.  In the eighth Schwarber hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 4-2 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two on Sunday night in New York before heading to Chicago for the middle three games of the series. 

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