Monday, April 4, 2016

The New York Mets open the season the same way they closed last season with a loss to the Kansas City Royals

The New York Mets were defeated by the Kansas City Royals on Sunday night.  The game took place at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and the final score was 4-3.  Matt Harvey started for the Mets and pitched ok.  Lucas Duda had two RBI and Michael Conforto had two hits and drew two walks to lead the offense. 

Harvey pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs with three of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out two and took his first loss of the season.  Bartolo Colon pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out one and Jerry Blevins pitched a perfect inning. 

Edinson Volquez started for the Royals and pitched six innings giving up two hits and three walks with five strikeouts.  He earned his first win of the season.  Kelvin Herrera pitched an inning giving up a hit, Joakim Soria pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs with two walks and a strikeout and Luke Hochevar pitched to one batter and struck him out.  Wade Davis earned his first save of the season pitching an inning giving up a hit and a walk and striking out two batters. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk, David Wright drew a walk and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and drew a walk.  Duda had a hit and two RBI, Neil Walker had an RBI and Conforto had two hits and drew two walks.  Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit, Travis d'Arnaud drew a walk and Juan Lagares had a hit.  Conforto hit a double and the Mets were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Conforto was caught stealing and Cespedes committed an error.  d'Arnaud had a passed ball. 

Alcides Escobar had a hit, Lorenzo Cain had a hit and drew two walks and Eric Hosmer had three hits and an RBI.  Kendrys Morales had an RBI, Alex Gordon had a hit and an RBI and Salvador Perez had a hit.  Omar Infante had two hits and an RBI, the Royals were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Escobar had a stolen base. 

In the first Hosmer hit an RBI single to give the Royals a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Morales hit a sac fly to make it 2-0 Royals.  Gordon hit an RBI single in the sixth making it 3-0 and Infante made it 4-0 with an RBI single.  Duda hit a two run single in the eighth to cut the lead to 4-2.  Walker hit into a force out and a run scored to make it 4-3 but that would be the final score. 

The Mets and Royals will play game two of two on Tuesday afternoon.  Noah Syndergaard will make the start for the Mets against Chris Young of the Royals.   

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