Thursday, May 11, 2017

New York Mets win second straight over the San Francisco Giants

The New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-1.  Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and he pitched well and the bullpen was good also.  T.J. Rivera led the offense with three hits. 

Wheeler pitched six innings giving up two hits and a run.  He walked four and struck out four and won his second game of the season.  Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Jerry Blevins pitched to two batters and retired them both and Addison Reed retired the only batter that he faced.  Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning. 

Jeff Samardzija pitched seven innings giving up ten hits and six runs.  He walked none and struck out nine and took his fifth loss of the season.  Cory Gearrin pitched an inning giving up three hits. 

Michael Conforto had two hits and an RBI, T. Rivera had three hits and an RBI and Jay Bruce had a hit.  Neil Walker had a hit and two RBI, Jose Reyes had a hit and an RBI, Rene Rivera had two hits and an RBI and Wilmer Flores had two hits.  Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit, Bruce, R. Rivera, Conforto and T. Rivera each hit a double and Walker hit a triple.  Conforto hit a homerun and the Mets were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Brandon Belt drew a walk, Buster Posey had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Christian Arroyo drew two walks.  Samardzija had a hit, Posey hit a homerun and the Giants left five men on base. 

In the first Walker hit a two-run triple giving the Mets a 2-0 lead, Reyes hit an RBI single and R. Rivera hit an RBI double and it was 4-0 Mets.  In the second T. Rivera hit an RBI double to push the lead to 5-0.  In the fourth Posey hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 5-1.  In the seventh Conforto hit a solo homerun to make it 6-1 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play the third and final game on Wednesday afternoon.  The Mets will be looking for the sweep.   

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