Monday, March 7, 2016

New York Mets defeat the Houston Astros 3-1

The New York Mets defeated the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida and the final score was 3-1 Mets.  The Mets pitching for the most part was really good and Matt Reynolds, Dominic Smith and Eric Campbell each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Robert Gsellman pitched two innings giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout, Antonio Bastardo pitched an inning walking a batter and Josh Smoker pitched an inning picking up two strikeouts.  Zach Thornton pitched an inning walking a batter and striking out a batter, Seth Lugo pitched two innings giving up a walk and striking out two batters.  Jeff Walters pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and walking a batter and Hansel Robles pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two walks and he struck out four batters. 

Ty Kelly had a hit, Kyle Johnson drew a walk and Ruben Tejada drew a walk.  Reynolds had two hits, Michael Conforto had an RBI and Stefan Sabol had an RBI.  Travis d'Arnaud had a hit, Smith had two hits and drew a walk and Wilmer Flores had a hit.  Kevin Plawecki had a hit, Nevin Ashley had a hit and Campbell had two hits and drew a walk.  Dilson Herrera had a hit and an RBI, Kelly, Campbell and Plawecki each hit a double.  Herrera hit a triple and the Mets were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base.  Reynolds had a stolen base and Campbell was caught stealing, Conforto and Ashley each committed an error.  Bastardo had a pickoff. 

In the first Colin Moran hit an RBI single to give the Astros a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Herrera hit an RBI triple to tie the game at one.  Conforto hit a sac fly also in the fifth to give the Mets a 2-1 lead and in the ninth Sabol hit a sac fly to increase the lead to 3-1 which would be the final score.  The Mets record is 1-1-1 in the early grapefruit league and they will take on the Atlanta Braves at Tradition Field on Sunday afternoon.   

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