Wednesday, May 11, 2016

New York Mets double up the Los Angeles Dodgers

The New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.  The game took place at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California and the final score was 4-2.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and pitched well and the bullpen was good.  Curtis Granderson led the offense with a couple of hits. 

Matz pitched six innings giving up six hits and two runs with a walk and five strikeouts.  Matz won his fifth game of the season.  Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Antonio Bastardo walked a batter in 1/3 of an inning and Jim Henderson pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one.  Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and he saved his 11th game of the season. 

Scott Kazmir started for the Dodgers and lost his third game of the season.  He pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up six hits and four runs with three of them being earned.  He walked four and struck out six, Adam Liberatore pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Joe Blanton pitched an inning walking one and striking out one and Louis Coleman pitched to two batters and struck them both out.  J.P. Howell pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Chris Hatcher pitched to one batter and retired him. 

Granderson had two hits and an RBI, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and David Wright drew a walk.  Yoenis Cespedes had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Lucas Duda drew two walks, Wilmer Flores had a hit and drew a walk and Kevin Plawecki had a hit and an RBI.  Matz had a hit and an RBI, Alejandro De Aza had a hit and Matz and Cabrera each hit a double.  Granderson and Plawecki each hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Flores had a stolen base and De Aza was caught stealing.  Flores and Lagares each committed an error. 

Howie Kendrick had a hit, Adrian Gonzalez drew a walk and Justin Turner had a hit and drew a walk.  Trayce Thompson had a hit and two RBI, A.J. Ellis had a hit and Charlie Culberson had two hits.  Thompson hit a homerun and the Dodgers were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Kendrick and Culberson each had a stolen base and Kendrick committed an error.  Hernandez committed two errors and Howell had a pickoff. 

In the first Granderson hit a solo homerun giving the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the second Plawecki hit a solo  homerun to make it 2-0 Mets.  Cespedes hit an RBI single in the third to stretch the lead to 3-0 Mets.  In the fourth Thompson hit a two run homerun cutting the lead to 3-2.  In the sixth Matz hit an RBI double to give the Mets a 4-2 lead and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of four on Tuesday night.   

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