The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. The game took place at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, Nevada and the final score was 8-1. Steven Matz started and pitched well for the Mets. T.J. Rivera led the team with a couple of hits.
Matz pitched five innings giving up no hits and no runs with two walks and six strikeouts. Sean Gilmartin pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with two walks, Logan Verrett pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Antonio Bastardo an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. Jeurys Familia pitched an inning striking out the side.
Curtis Granderson had a hit, Travis Taijeron had a hit and Wilmer Flores had a hit. Yoenis Cespedes had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Eric Campbell had a hit and an RBI and Rivera had two hits and an RBI. Michael Conforto had a hit, Alejandro De Aza had a hit and Matt Reynolds had an RBI. Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and drew a walk, Matz had a hit and Marc Krauss had a hit. Ty Kelly had a hit and three RBI, Granderson, Rivera and Krauss each hit a double. Cespedes and Kelly each hit a homerun and the Mets were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Flores committed an error and d'Arnaud had a passed ball.
In the second Granderson reached on a throwing error and a run scored making it 1-0 Mets. In the third Cespedes hit a solo homerun giving the Mets a 2-0 lead. Reynolds hit a sac fly in the sixth and it was 3-0 Mets. In the bottom of the sixth John Andreoli drew an RBI walk to cut the lead to 3-1. In the eighth Kelly hit a three run homerun and it was 6-1 Mets. Campbell hit a solo homerun in the ninth to push the lead to 7-1 and Rivera hit a homerun making it 8-1. The final score would be 8-1 Mets.
The Mets will open the season on Sunday night in Kansas City against the defending champion Kansas City Royals. The game is at 835PM on ESPN and Matt Harvey will get the start for the Mets.