Monday, March 27, 2017

New York Mets defeat the Atlanta Braves

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida and the final score was 8-2.  Matt Harvey started for the Mets and pitched well and Jose Reyes led the offense with three hits. 

Harvey pitched six innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and four strikeouts.  Fernando Salas pitched to two batters and retired them both, Jerry Blevins won his second game of the spring pitching to one batter and striking him out and Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one.  Josh Smoker pitched an inning with two strikeouts. 

Reyes had three hits and an RBI, T.J. Rivera had a hit and an RBI and Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits and an RBI.  Luis Guillorme drew a walk, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and drew a walk and Ian Strom had a hit and an RBI.  Curtis Granderson had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Jay Bruce had a hit and Lucas Duda had a hit.  Matt Oberste drew a walk, Kevin Plawecki had two hits and Ty Kelly had a hit and two RBI.  Plawecki, Reyes, Kelly and Rivera each hit a double and Reyes hit a triple.  The Mets were 6-16 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Cabrera committed an error. 

In the third Ender Inciarte hit an RBI single to give the Braves a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Inciarte hit a sac fly to push the lead to 2-0.  In the bottom of the fifth Reyes hit an RBI triple to cut the lead to 2-1.  Cabrera hit an RBI single to tie the game at two in the fifth.  In the seventh a wild pitch gave the Mets a 3-2 lead.  Granderson hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 4-2 lead and in the eighth Kelly hit a two-run double to push the lead to 6-2.  Rivera hit an RBI double to extend the lead to 7-2 in the eighth and Strom hit an RBI single to make it 8-2 still in the eighth and that would be the final score.   

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