Monday, May 29, 2017

The New York Mets take rubber game in Pittsburgh

The New York Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at PNC Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the final score was 7-2.  Matt Harvey started for the Mets and pitched well and Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce each had three hits to lead the offense. 

Harvey won his fourth game of the season pitching six innings and giving up six hits and a run with two walks and four strikeouts.  Paul Sewald pitched two innings giving up three hits and a run with two strikeouts and Neil Ramirez pitched an inning with two walks and two strikeouts. 

Tyler Glasnow pitched five innings giving up eight hits and five runs with no walks and three strikeouts.  Glasnow lost his fourth game of the season.  Jhan Marinez pitched two innings giving up four hits and two runs with four strikeouts and Johnny Barbato pitched two innings giving up two hits.  

Granderson had three hits and an RBI, Jose Reyes had a hit and an RBI and Bruce had three hits and two RBI.  Neil Walker had a hit, Lucas Duda had a hit and an RBI, Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits and two RBI.  Travis d’Arnaud had a hit, Harvey had a hit and Matt Reynolds had a hit.  Bruce hit two doubles and Cabrera and Granderson each hit a double.  Duda hit a homerun and the Mets were 4-13 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Reyes had a stolen base. 

Jose Osuna drew a walk, Josh Harrison had two hits and Josh Bell had a hit.  Gregory Polanco had two hits and an RBI, David Freese had two hits and an RBI and Andrew McCutchen had a hit.  Francisco Cervelli drew two walks, Jordy Mercer drew a walk and John Jaso had a hit.  Freese hit a double and Polanco hit a homerun and the Pirates were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. 

In the second Polanco hit a solo homerun giving the Pirates a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Cabrera hit a two-run double to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.  In the fifth Reyes hit an RBI single to push the Mets lead to 3-1.  Bruce hit a two-run double and the lead was extended to 5-1.  In the sixth Granderson hit an RBI single making it a 6-1 lead.  Duda hit a solo homerun in the seventh to push the lead to 7-1.  In the eighth Freese hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 7-2 and that would be the final score. 

The Mets took two out of three in the series and will head home to take on the Milwaukee Brewers in the first of four on Monday afternoon.   

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