Saturday, July 30, 2016

The New York Mets lose their third straight game

The New York Mets were defeated by the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.  The game took place at Citi Field and the final score was 6-1.  Steven Matz started and he pitched ok and the bullpen didn't pitch very well.  James Loney and Neil Walker led the offense with two hits each. 

Matz pitched six innings giving up ten hits and two runs with a walk and five strikeouts and he took his seventh loss of the season.  Erik Goeddel pitched two innings giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts and Antonio Bastardo pitched an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a walk and two strikeouts. 

Tyler Chatwood won his tenth game of the season pitching seven innings and giving up three hits and a run with four walks and four strikeouts.  Jake McGee pitched giving up two hits and not recording an out, Scott Oberg pitched a perfect inning and Adam Ottavino pitched an inning giving up a hit. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk, Loney had two hits and an RBI and Walker had two hits.  Michael Conforto drew two walks, Matz drew a walk and Alejandro De Aza had a hit.  Loney hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Charlie Blackmon had four hits, D.J. LeMahieu had a hit and drew a walk and Nolan Arenado drew a walk.  Carlos Gonzalez had two hits and four RBI, Trevor Story had a hit and Mark Reynolds had two hits and an RBI.  David Dahl had two hits, Nick Hundley had a hit and an RBI and Gonzalez and Reynolds each hit a double.  Blackmon hit two doubles and Reynolds and Gonzalez each hit a homerun.  The Rockies were 3-13 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  LeMahieu and Blackmon each had a stolen base. 

In the first Gonzalez hit an RBI double to give the Rockies a 1-0 lead.  In the second Loney hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  In the sixth Hundley hit an RBI single to give the Rockies back the lead at 2-1.  In the eighth Reynolds hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 3-1.  Gonzalez hit a three run homerun in the ninth to push the lead to 6-1 Rockies and that would be the final score. 

The Mets have lost three straight games and are out of the playoff picture at the moment and heading the wrong way.  The two teams will play game three on Saturday night. 

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