Thursday, September 29, 2016

New York Mets defeat the Miami Marlins in rubber game

The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida and the final score was 5-2.  Seth Lugo started for the Mets and he pitched well and the bullpen did a good job.  Curtis Granderson led the Mets offense with four hits. 

Lugo pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with three walks and two strikeouts.  He won his fifth game of the season.  Hansel Robles pitched to two batters and retired them both and Fernando Salas pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.  Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Jeurys Familia earned his 50th save of the season pitching a perfect inning with two strikeouts. 

Jose Urena lost his ninth game of the season pitching five innings and giving up eight hits and five runs with two walks and two strikeouts.  Nefi Ogando pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out one, Hunter Cervenka pitched 1/3 of an inning and walked one and Brian Ellington pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout.  Dustin McGowan pitched an inning giving up a hit and he walked one. 

Jose Reyes had a hit and an RBI, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and drew a walk and Granderson had four hits and drew a walk.  Jay Bruce had a hit, two RBI and drew two walks, TJ Rivera had a hit and James Loney had a hit and two RBI.  Lugo had a hit, Kelly Johnson drew a walk and TJ Rivera, Lugo and Reyes each hit a double.  Loney and Bruce each hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  R. Rivera committed an error. 

Dee Gordon had a hit, Marcella Ozuna drew a walk and Martin Prado had two hits and two RBI.  Christian Yelich had a hit and drew a walk, Giancarlo Stanton had a hit and Justin Bour had a hit and drew a walk.  Jeff Mathis had a hit, Stanton hit a double and Prado hit a homerun.  The Marlins were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Gordon had a stolen base. 

In the first Prado hit a two run homerun to give the Marlins a 2-0 lead.  In the second Loney hit a two run homerun to tie the game at two.  In the fourth Reyes hit an RBI double to give the Mets a 3-2 lead.  In the fifth Bruce hit a two run homerun to increase the Mets lead to 5-2 and that would be the final score. 

The Mets won two out of three in the series and will have off on Thursday before finishing the regular season in Philadelphia with three.  They currently hold the first wild card and are a game up pending outcomes of games on the Giants and a 1 1/2 on the Cardinals.   

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