The New York Mets were defeated by the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. The game took place at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and the final score was 7-1 Royals. Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and pitched ok but not great. Lucas Duda had the only two hits for the Mets.
deGrom pitched five innings giving up six hits and four runs with three walks and two strikeouts. deGrom took the loss in the game, Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning, Jon Niese pitched an inning giving up three hits and three runs with a walk and a strikeout and Addison Reed pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit. Sean Gilmartin pitched 2/3 of an inning.
Johnny Cueto pitched nine innings giving up two hits and a run with three walks and four strikeouts. Cueto won the game.
Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Daniel Murphy drew two walks and Duda had two hits and an RBI. The Mets were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Duda committed an error.
Alcides Escobar had two hits and two RBI, Lorenzo Cain drew a walk and Eric Hosmer had two hits and two RBI. Kendrys Morales had a hit, Mike Moustakas had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Salvador Perez had a hit. Alex Gordon had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks. Alex Rios had a hit and Paulo Orlando had an RBI. Perez and Gordon each hit a double and Escobar hit a triple. The Royals were 5-12 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.
In the fourth Duda hit an RBI single giving the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the fifth Escobar hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. Hosmer hit a two run single to make it 3-1 Royals. Moustakas hit an RBI single and it was 4-1 Royals. In the eighth Gordon hit an RBI double to extend the lead to 5-1, Orlando hit a sac fly to make it 6-1 and Escobar hit an RBI triple to make it 7-1. The Royals took a 2-0 lead in the series and it will shift back to New York now for games 3-5.