Monday, April 24, 2017

New York Mets are defeated by the Washington Nationals in extra innings

The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Friday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 4-3 in 11 innings.  Matt Harvey started for the Mets and he pitched well.  Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson led the offense with two hits each. 

Harvey pitched seven innings giving up four hits and three runs.  He walked two and struck out two.  Jerry Blevins pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one, Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning and Josh Smoker took his first loss of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout.  Jeurys Familia pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two walks and he struck out two. 

Tanner Roark pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs with three walks and five strikeouts.  Oliver Perez pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out two, Joe Blanton pitched an inning with two walks and Enny Romero pitched a perfect inning and picked up his first win.  Shawn Kelley pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and earned his third save of the season. 

Conforto had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Juan Lagares drew a walk and Jay Bruce had a hit.  Granderson had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Rene Rivera drew a walk and T.J. Rivera had a hit.  Zach Wheeler had a hit, Asdrubal Cabrera drew a walk and Wheeler hit a double and Conforto and Granderson each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

Wilmer Difo drew a walk, Bryce Harper had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Daniel Murphy drew a walk.  Anthony Rendon had a hit and drew two walks, Trea Turner had an RBI and drew a walk and Chris Heisey had a hit.  Jose Lobaton had a hit and an RBI, Harper hit a double and a homerun and Lobaton hit a homerun.  The Nationals were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Difo was caught stealing and Lobaton committed an error.  Harper had an outfield assist. 

In the first Harper hit a two-run homerun to give the Nationals a 2-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Conforto hit a solo shot to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the fourth Granderson hit an RBI single to tie the game at two.  In the fifth Lobaton hit a solo homerun and the Nats had a 3-2 lead.  In the sixth Granderson hit a solo homerun and the game was tied at three.  In the 11th Turner drew an RBI walk and the Nationals took a 4-3 lead which would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon. 

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