Tuesday, May 3, 2016

New York Mets get back on the winning track

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-1.  Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched great and they were powered by three homeruns all in the first inning. 

Colon pitched eight shutout innings giving up seven hits and he struck out seven.  Colon picked up his second win of the season and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout. 

Mike Foltynewicz pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  He took his first loss of the season.  Bud Norris pitched 2 1/3 scoreless giving up two walks, Eric O'Flaherty pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings striking out one and Alexi Ogando pitched 2/3 of an inning walking one. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit, David Wright had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Michael Conforto had a hit.  Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and two RBI, Lucas Duda had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Neil Walker drew a walk.  Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits, Kevin Plawecki drew two walks and Cabrera and Granderson each hit a double.  Wright, Cespedes and Duda each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Walker had a stolen base. 

Nick Markakis had a  hit, Daniel Castro had a hit and Freddie Freeman had a hit.  Adonis Garcia had two hits, A.J. Pierzynski had a hit, Eric Aybar had two hits and an RBI and Chase d'Arnaud had a hit.  Freeman, Pierzynski and Garcia each hit a double and the Braves were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

In the first Wright hit a solo homerun giving the Mets a 1-0 lead.  Cespedes and Duda went back-to-back still in the first to give the Mets a 4-0 lead.  In the ninth Aybar hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 4-1 but that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Tuesday night.  The Mets have won 9 out of their last 10 games. 

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