Monday, September 19, 2016

New York Mets shutout the Minnesota Twins

The New York Mets defeated the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 3-0.  Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and pitched well and the bullpen held the lead.  James Loney had two hits to lead the offense. 

Colon pitched seven innings giving up three hits and no runs.  He walked two and struck out six and earned his 14th game of the season.  Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning with two walks.  Familia saved his 49th game of the season. 

Jose Berrios pitched four innings giving up four hits and two runs with three walks and four strikeouts.  He lost his seventh game of the season.  Michael Tonkin pitched an inning with a walk, Pat Dean pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Pat Light pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout.  Ryan O'Rourke pitched to two batters and retired them both and Buddy Boshers pitched an inning and struck out two. 

Jose Reyes had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and an RBI.  Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Jay Bruce drew a walk and TJ Rivera had a hit.  Loney had two hits, Alejandro De Aza had a hit and Loney hit a double.  Reyes and Cabrera each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Cespedes committed an error and Colon had a pickoff. 

Brian Dozier hada hit, Joe Mauer drew three walks and Jorge Polanco had a hit.  Kurt Suzuki drew a walk, Berrios had a hit and the Twins were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Kepler was picked off. 

In the third Reyes and Cabrera each hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.  In the seventh Cespedes hit an RBI single to push the Mets lead to 3-0 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will continue their series on Saturday.     

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