Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New York Mets win behind a complete game from Jacob deGrom

The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 6-1.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and he pitched well.  Jay Bruce had three hits to lead the offense. 

deGrom pitched a complete game giving up five hits and a run.  He walked four and struck out six and won his fifth game of the season. 

John Lackey pitched five innings giving up six hits and four runs with two walks and a strikeout.  Lackey lost his seventh game of the season.  Brian Duensing pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Felix Pena pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk, Neil Walker had a hit and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit.  Bruce had three hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits and two RBI and Travis d’Arnaud had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Jose Reyes had a hit and an RBI, Bruce and d’Arnaud each hit a double and Cabrera hit two homeruns and Bruce also hit a homerun.  The Mets were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Cabrera committed an error. 

Kris Bryant had a hit, Anthony Rizzo had a hit and drew two walks and Jason Heyward had a hit.  Javier Baez drew a walk, Addison Russell had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Lackey had a hit.  Rizzo hit a double and Russell hit a homerun.  The Cubs were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Contreras had a passed ball. 

In the second Cabrera hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the third Bruce hit a two-run homerun to push the lead to 3-0.  In the fourth Cabrera hit his second solo homerun to extend the lead to 4-0.  Russell hit a solo homerun in the seventh to cut the lead to 4-1.  In the eighth d’Arnaud hit an RBI double to make it 5-1 and Reyes hit an RBI single to make it a 6-1 game which would be the final score. 

The Mets and Cubs will play game two on Tuesday night. 

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