Sunday, March 26, 2017

New York Mets shutout the Atlanta Braves

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Champion Stadium in Orlando, Florida and the final score was 3-0.  Rafael Montero started for the Mets and pitched great.  Ty Kelly and Michael Conforto each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Montero pitched five innings giving up four hits and no runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Montero picked up his first win of the spring.  Hansel Robles pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out one, Josh Edgin pitched a perfect inning and Paul Sewald pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and he saved his second game of the spring. 

Juan Lagares had a hit, John Mora Jr. had a hit and Kelly had two hits.  Conforto had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Wilmer Flores had a hit and Rene Rivera drew a walk.  Luis Guillorme drew a walk, Montero had a hit and L.J. Mazzilli had an RBI.  Lagares hit a triple and Conforto hit a homerun.  The Mets were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Guillorme was picked off. 

In the first a passed ball gave the Mets a 1-0 lead.  Conforto hit a solo homerun and the lead was extended to 2-0.  In the seventh Mazzilli hit a sac fly to make it a 3-0 game and that would be the final score. 

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