Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The New York Mets shutout the Miami Marlins

The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Saturday evening.  The game took place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida and the final score was 3-0.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and he pitched really well and the bullpen did a good job.  Michael Conforto had two hits to lead the offense. 

Matz pitched six innings giving up four hits and no runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  He won his eighth game of the season.  Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts, Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning and saved his 35th game of the season. 

Jose Urena lost his second game of the season pitching six innings and giving up four htis and a run.  He walked none and struck out four.  Mike Dunn pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk, David Phelps pitched to one batter and retired him and Kyle Barraclough pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with two walks and two strikeouts.  Dustin McGowan pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out two batters. 

Jose Reyes had a hit and an RBI, Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and an RBI.  James Loney had a hit and an RBI, Kelly Johnson drew a walk and Conforto had two hits.  Juan Lagares drew a walk, Reyes hit a triple and the Mets were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Martin Prado had three hits and drew a walk, Christian Yelich had a hit and Giancarlo Stanton drew a walk.  Adeiny Hechavarria had a hit and the Marlins were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

In the third Reyes hit an RBI triple to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the eighth Cespedes hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0 and Loney hit an RBI single making it 3-0 which would be the final score. 

The Mets won two out of three in the series and will head home to take on the St. Louis Cardinals beginning on Monday night. 

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