Thursday, March 9, 2017

The New York Mets defeat the Boston Red Sox

The New York Mets defeated the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon.  The game took place at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida and the final score was 8-7.  Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and pitched well.  Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Syndergaard pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up three hits and no runs with a walk and a strikeout.  P.J. Conlon pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and four runs with two walks, Adam Wilk won the game pitching an inning and giving up a walk and Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.  Jerry Blevins pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with two strikeouts, Tom Gorzelanny pitched an inning with a couple of strikeouts and Corey Taylor pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and two strikeouts and he earned the save. 

Granderson had two hits, Yoenis Cespedes drew two walks and Neil Walker had a hit and three RBI with a walk.  Luis Carpio had a hit, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and Kevin Kaczmarski had a hit.  Bruce had two hits and three RBI, Lucas Duda had a hit and Travis d’Arnaud had a hit and drew a walk.  Amed Rosario had a hit, L.J. Mazzilli had a hit and David Thompson had a hit.  Mazzilli, Duda, Granderson, Bruce, d’Arnaud and Walker each hit a double.  Bruce hit a homerun and the Mets were 5-17 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Walker was caught stealing, d’Arnaud committed an error. 

In the first a run scored on a runner being caught stealing at second.  In the fourth Rusney Castillo hit an RBI single to tie the game at one.  Bryce Bentz hit an RBI ground out to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.  Another run scored on a steal and a throwing error to push the lead to 3-1 still in the fourth.  Marco Hernandez hit an RBI double to make it a 4-1 game.  In the bottom of the fourth Bruce hit a two-run homerun to cut the lead to 4-3.  A ground ball double play scored another run to tie the game at four.  In the fifth Bruce hit an RBI double to give the Mets a 5-4 lead.  Walker hit a three run double in the sixth to push the Mets lead to 8-4.  In the seventh Allen Craig hit a two-run homerun to cut the lead to 8-6 and in the ninth Matt Dominguez hit an RBI single to make it an 8-7 game which would be the final score. 

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