Monday, March 6, 2017

New York Mets defeat the Houston Astros

The New York Mets defeated the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida and the final score was 3-1.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and he pitched well.  Brandon Nimmo, Lucas Duda and T.J. Rivera each led the offense with two hits each. 

deGrom pitched two innings giving up no hits or runs and he struck out three.  Conlon pitched two innings walking two, Taylor earned the win pitching an inning and giving up two hits.  Rowen pitched an inning with a strikeout, Sean Gilmartin pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run and Bradford pitched a perfect inning.  Sewald pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Nimmo had two hits, Duda had two hits and an RBI and Travis d’Arnaud had a hit.  Rivera had two hits, Gavin Cecchini had a hit and two RBI and Matt Reynolds drew a walk.  Rivera hit two doubles, Duda hit two doubles and Nimmo and Cecchini each hit a double.  The Mets were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Rivera was caught stealing. 
In the sixth Duda hit an RBI double to give the Mets a 1-0 lead  In the seventh Cecchini hit a two-run double to stretch the lead to 3-0.  In the seventh Carlos Beltran hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-1 and that would be the final score

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