Saturday, April 30, 2016

New York Mets win their eighth game in a row

The New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-5.  Jacob deGrom  pitched well and the bullpen  was ok.  Michael Conforto had three hits and three RBI to lead the offense. 

deGrom started for the Mets and pitched six innings giving up two hits and three runs with none of them being earned.  He walked four guys and struck out five.  Jim Henderson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts, Addison Reed pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with two walks and a strikeout and Hansel Robles pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit.  Jerry Blevins faced one batter and retired him and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and he saved his eighth game of the season. 

Matt Cain lost his third game of the season pitching six innings and giving up seven hits and six runs with a walk and five strikeouts.  Josh Osich pitched a perfect inning and Hunter Strickland pitched an inning giving up a hit and he walked one. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit,Conforto had three hits and three RBI and Lucas Duda had two hits and drew a walk.  Neil Walker had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Wilmer Flores had a hit and an RBI and Conforto hit a double and a homerun.  Flores also hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Flores committed an error and Granderson had an outfield assist. 

Denard Span had a hit and drew a walk, Angel Pagan had a hit and Matt Duffy drew a walk.  Buster Posey had a hit and drew a walk, Brandon Belt had an RBI and drew three walks and Hunter Pence had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk.  Brandon Crawford had an RBI, Kelby Tomlinson had a hit and Conor Gillaspie had a hit.  Gillaspie hit a double and the Giants were 1-5 with seven runners left on base. 

In the first Walker hit a two run single to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.  IN the second Conforto hit a two run double to make it 4-0 Mets.  In the third Belt had an RBI walk to cut the lead to 4-1.  Pence hit a two run single and it was 4-3 still in the third.  In the fifth Conforto hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 5-3.  In the sixth Flores hit a solo homerun making it 6-3 Mets.  In the eighth Pence hit a sac fly cutting the lead to 6-4 and Crawford hit a sac fly to cut it to 6-5 but that would be the final score. 

The Mets have taken the first two of this series and won eight in a row.  They will go for the sweep on Sunday afternoon. 

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