Saturday, June 25, 2016

New York Mets hold on for victory over the Atlanta Braves

The New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.  The game took place at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia and the final score was 8-6 Mets.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and did not pitch well, the bullpen was very good.  Neil Walker had three hits and James Loney had three RBI to lead the offense. 

Matz pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and six runs.  Hansel Robles won his second game of the season pitching 2 2/3 innings giving up no hits or runs and he struck out two, Antonio Bastardo pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Jeurys Familia picked up his 25th save of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

Aaron Blair lost his fifth game of the season and he pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and eight runs.  He walked three and struck out two.  Alexi Ogando pitched to two batters and he struck out one, Ian Krol pitched an inning walking one and striking out one and Chris Withrow pitched an inning giving up a hit.  Hunter Cervenka pitched two innings walking two batters and striking out two batters. 

Curtis Granderson drew two walks, Asdrubal Cabrera drew a walk and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit.  Walker had three hits, Loney had two hits and three RBI and Wilmer Flores had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks.  Michael Conforto drew a walk, Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and three RBI, Matz had an RBI and Flores and Loney each hit a double.  Loney hit a homerun and the Mets were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Cespedes had a pickoff. 

Jace Peterson had a hit, Ender Inciarte had two hits and Freddie Freeman had a hit and an RBI.  Jeff Francoeur had a hit, Nick Markakis had two hits and Adonis Garcia had a hit and two RBI.  Tyler Flowers had two hits, Brandon Snyder had a hit and three RBI and Francoeur, Markakis and Garcia each hit a double.  Snyder hit a homerun and the Braves were 5-11 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Withrow had a pickoff. 

In the second Flores hit an RBI double, d'Arnaud hit an RBI ground out and it was 2-0 Mets.  In the fourth d'Arnaud hit a two run single to push the score to 4-0.  Matz hit a sac fly and it was 5-0 still in the fourth.  Loney hit a three run homerun in the fifth to extend the Mets lead to 8-0.  In the bottom of the fifth Garcia hit a two run double and the lead was cut to 8-2.  Snyder hit a three run homerun to further cut the lead to 8-5.  Freeman hit and RBI single and it was 8-6 which would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday night.  The series will conclude on Sunday afternoon. 

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