The New York Mets defeated the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. The game took place at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio and the final score was 6-5. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched pretty well. Yoenis Cespedes led the offense with three hits.
Colon pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and two runs with a walk and five strikeouts. He won his first game of the season. Antonio Bastardo pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out two, Hansel Robles pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Addison Reed pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with a strikeout. Jeurys Familia saved his third game of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning and giving up two hits and a run with a walk.
Cody Anderson pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up nine hits and five runs with a walk and five strikeouts. He lost his first game of the season. Ross Detwiler pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run, Joba Chamberlain pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Trevor Bauer pitched two innings giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout. Dan Otero pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.
Curtis Granderson had a hit, David Wright had a hit and drew a walk and Michael Conforto had two hits and an RBI. Cespedes had three hits and two RBI, Lucas Duda had a hit and Neil Walker had two hits and two RBI. Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and drew a walk, Alejandro De Aza had three hits and an RBI and Cabrera hit a double. De Aza and Cespedes hit a double. Conforto, De Aza, Cespedes and Walker each hit a homerun. The Mets were 0-10 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. Conforto and Wright each committed an error.
Rajai Davis had a hit, Jeff Kipnis had three hits and an RBI and Mike Napoli had two hits and an RBI. Carlos Santana had a hit, two RBI and drew two walks, Yan Gomes had a hit and Marlon Byrd had two hits and an RBI. Juan Uribe had three hits and drew a walk, Jose Ramirez had a hit and Kipnis hit two doubles. Uribe and Napoli each hit a double and Santana hit a homerun. The Indians were 2-14 with runners in scoring position and left 13 men on base. Davis had a stolen base, Lindor committed an error and Gomes had a passed ball. Byrd and Davis each had an outfield assist.
In the first Conforto hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the first Napoli hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. In the fifth De Aza hit a solo homerun to give the Mets back the lead at 2-1. Cespedes hit a two run homerun in the fifth to push the lead to 4-1, Walker hit a two run homerun to make it 6-1 still in the fifth. In the bottom of the fifth Kipnis hit an RBI double and the lead got cut down to 6-2. In the bottom of the ninth Santana hit a two run homerun to make it 6-4 but that would be the final score.
The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon. The Mets record now stands at 4-5 on the young season.