Tuesday, September 20, 2016

New York Mets sweep the Minnesota Twins

The New York Mets defeated the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 3-2.  Gabriel Ynoa started for the Mets and he pitched pretty well and the bullpen did a pretty good job.  TJ Rivera and Michael Conforto each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Ynoa pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and eight strikeouts.  Josh Edgin gave up a hit to the only batter that he faced, Erik Goeddel pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts.  He earned his second win of the season, Josh Smoker pitched an inning with two strikeouts, Fernando Salas pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run and Jerry Blevins pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out two. 

Kyle Gibson pitched five innings giving up seven hits and three runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  He lost his 10th game of the season.  Buddy Boshers pitched a perfect inning and Taylor Rogers pitched two innings striking out two. 

Alejandro De Aza drew a walk, Rivera had two hits and an RBI and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit.  Conforto had two hits and two RBI, Kelly Johnson had a hit and drew a walk and Travis d'Arnaud had a hit.  Cespedes hit a double, Rivera hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

Brian Dozier had a hit, Logan Schafer had a hit and Jorge Polanco drew a walk.  Kennys Vargas had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Robbie Grossman had four hits and James Beresford had a hit.  JR Murphy had an RBI, Vargas hit a homerun and the Twins were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Polanco committed an error. 

Conforto hit a two run single in the first to make it 2-0 Mets.  In the second Murphy hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the third Rivera hit a solo homerun to make it 3-1 Mets.  In the eighth Vargas hit a solo homerun to make it 3-2. 

The Mets swept the three game series and will take on the Atlanta Braves beginning on Monday night.   

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