Monday, March 7, 2016

The New York Mets take down the Atlanta Braves 7-5

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida and the final score was 7-5.  Sean Gilmartin started for the MEts and pitched three scoreless innings, most of the bullpen pitched well.  Alejandro De Aza led the offense with a couple of hits and an RBI. 

Gilmartin pitched three innings giving up four hits and he struck out two.  Stolmy Pimentel pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout, Chasen Bradford pitched an inning giving up six hits and four runs and Akeel Morris pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout.  Jim Henderson pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning. 

De Aza had two hits and an RBI, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Marc Krauss drew a walk.  Lucas Duda had a hit, Neil Walker had a hit and Michael Conforto had a hit.  Ty Kelly drew a walk, Johnny Monell had an RBI and drew two walks and Raywilly Gomez had a hit.  Travis Taijeron had two hits and two RBI, Danny Muno drew a walk and De Aza and Walker each hit a double.  The Mets were 4-14 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Johnson committed an error. 

In the first Cespedes hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the second De Aza hit an RBI single to make it 2-0 Mets and Cespedes reached on a force attempt fielding error to make it a 3-0 game.  In the fifth Monell had an RBI walk to push the lead to 4-0 and Taijeron hit a two run single to give the Mets a 6-0 lead.  In the sixth Hector Olivera hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 6-1 and Jace Peterson grounded into a forceout to score another run.  Rio Ruiz had an RBI single and Willians Astudillo hit an RBI single to cut it to 6-4 all in the sixth inning.  In the seventh Olivera hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 6-5.  Gomez hit an RBI single in the seventh to push the lead to 7-5 and that was the final score. 

The Mets are now 2-1-1 and will play a split squad on Monday afternoon.  They will play at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida against the St. Louis Cardinals and at home against the Detroit Tigers. 

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