Sunday, March 13, 2016

The New York Mets shutout the Miami Marlins

The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida and the final score was 11-0.  Matt Harvey started and pitched well and so did the bullpen using five relievers.  Ruben Tejada led the offense with a couple of hits and three RBI. 

Harvey pitched four innings giving up a hit and two walks and he struck out four.  Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts, Jerry Blevins pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Antonio Bastardo pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.  Jeff Walters pitched an inning with a walk and he struck out one and Buddy Carlyle pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one. 

Alejandro De Aza had a hit, Patrick Biondi had a hit and drew a walk and Juan Lagares had a hit.  Kyle Johnson had a hit, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and an RBI and Danny Muno had a hit and drew a walk.  Travis d'Arnaud had a hit, Johnny Monell had a hit and two RBI and Dominic Smith had a hit.  Marc Krauss drew a walk, Travis Taijeron had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Eric Campbell had a hit and drew a walk.  T.J. Rivera had a hit and two RBI, Tejada had two hits and three RBI and Gavin Cecchini had a hit.  Tejada, De Aza, Johnson and Monell each hit a double and Lagares hit a triple.  The Mets were 5-13 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

In the second Tejada hit a two run double to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.  Reynolds reached on a fielding error and a run scored to make it 3-0 Mets.  In the fourth Tejada hit an RBI triple and it was 4-0 Mets.  In the fifth Cespedes hit an RBI single to make it a 5-0 game.  Monell hit a two run double in the seventh and it was 7-0 Mets.  Taijeron hit a two run double in the seventh to make it 9-0 Mets.  Rivera hit a two run single to push the lead to 11-0 still in the seventh and that was the final score. 

The Mets record improved to 5-5 on the spring with a couple tie games mixed in.  They will take on the Detroit Tigers on Monday afternoon in Lakeland, Florida.   

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