Monday, July 17, 2017

The New York Mets defeated the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 9-3.  Seth Lugo started for the Mets and he pitched well, the Mets bullpen was very good.  Jose Reyes had two hits and Jay Bruce had three RBI to lead the offense. 

Lugo won his fourth game of the season pitching 6 2/3 innings and giving up seven hits and three runs.  He walked two and struck out five.  Paul Sewald pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out both batters, Jerry Blevins pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out both batters and Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. 

Tyler Chatwood pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and four runs with three walks and he lost his 11th game of the season.  Chris Rusin pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up six hits and four runs with one of them being earned.  He struck out three, Kyle Freeland pitched three innings with a walk and four strikeouts and Jake McGee pitched an inning with two strikeouts.  Adam Ottavino pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout. 

Michael Conforto drew a walk, Asdrubal Cabrera drew a walk and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit.  Bruce had a hit and three RBI, T.J. Rivera had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks and Lucas Duda had a hit and two RBI.  Reyes had two hits and an RBI, Travis d’Arnaud had a hit and an RBI and Lugo had a hit and an RBI.  Duda hit a double and Bruce, Lugo and Reyes each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 4-7 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Reyes had a stolen base. 

Charlie Blackmon had a hit and an RBI, D.J. LeMahieu had two hits and Nolan Arenado had two hits.  Gerardo Parra had an RBI, Raimel Tapia had a hit and an RBI and Trevor Story had a hit.  Tony Wolters drew two walks, Story, Arenado and Tapia each hit a double and Blackmon hit a triple.  The Rockies were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  LeMahieu committed an error. 

In the first Bruce hit a three-run homerun to give the Mets the lead.  d’Arnaud hit an RBI single to extend it to 4-0.  In the second T. Rivera hit an RBI single, Duda hit a two-run double and the lead was pushed to 7-0 in the second inning.  In the third Lugo hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 8-0.  In the sixth Parra hit a sac fly and Tapia hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 8-2.  In the seventh Blackmon hit an RBI triple and the lead was cut to 8-3.  In the eighth Reyes hit a solo homerun to make it a 9-3 game and that was the final score. 

The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Sunday afternoon.  The Mets will be looking for the three game sweep.   

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