Friday, May 13, 2016

The New York Mets squeak past the Los Angeles Dodgers

The New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California and the final score was 4-3.  Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and pitched well and he hit two homeruns as well. 

Syndergaard pitched eight innings giving up six hits and two runs with a walk and six strikeouts.  he won his third game of the season and Jeurys Familia saved his 12th game of the season pitching an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout. 

Kenta Maeda pitched five innings giving up six hits and four runs with two walks and three strikeouts.  He lost his second game of the season.  Chris Hatcher pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out two, Adam Liberatore pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout and Louis Coleman pitched to one batter and struck him out.  Joe Blanton pitched two perfect inning with four strikeouts. 

Michael Conforto had two hits, Yoenis Cespedes had two hits and Lucas Duda had a hit and drew a walk.  Neil Walker had a hit and drew a walk and Rene Rivera drew two walks.  Syndergaard had two hits and four RBI, Walker and Cespedes each had a double and Syndergaard hit two homeruns.  The Mets were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Cespedes and Campbell each had a stolen base.  Syndergaard committed an error. 

Cory Seager had two hits and an RBI, Adrian Gonzalez had two hits and Yasmani Grandal had a hit and an RBI.  Joc Pederson had an RBI an drew a walk, Yasiel Puig had a hit and Carl Crawford had  a hit.  Gonzalez hit a double and Seager and Grandal each hit a homerun.  The Dodgers were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

In the third Syndergaard hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the third Seager hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  In the fourth Grandal hit a solo homerun giving the Dodgers a 2-1 lead.  In the fifth Syndergaard hit a three run homerun to give the Mets a 4-2 lead.  In the ninth Pederson hit an RBI groundout to cut the lead to 4-3 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play the fourth and final game of the series on Thursday night.  The Mets will then head to Colorado to finish their homestand before returning home.   

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