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.