Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Jacob deGrom dominates as Mets win in Philly

The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.  The game took place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the final score was 3-1.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and he dominated.  Jeff McNeil and Todd Frazier each had two hits to lead the offense. 

deGrom pitched a complete game giving up one unearned run on seven hits and he struck out nine.  deGrom earned his eighth win of the season. 

Jake Arrieta lost his eighth game of the season pitching six innings and giving up four hits and a run with six strikeouts.  Luis Garcia pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with two strikeouts, Edubray Ramos pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and Hector Neris pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.  

Amed Rosario had a hit, McNeil had two hits and an RBI and Wilmer Flores had a hit and an RBI.  Frazier had two hits, Devin Mesoraco had a hit and an RBI and Frazier hit a double.  McNeil hit a triple and Mesoraco hit a homerun.  The Mets were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  McNeil had a stolen base and deGrom committed an error. 

Cesar Hernandez had a hit, Rhys Hoskins had two hits and Carlos Santana had a hit.  Nick Williams had a hit, Maikel Franco had two hits, Franco hit a double and Hoskins hit a double.  The Phillies were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Hoskins had a stolen base and Arrieta and Santana each committed an error.  Ramos had a passed ball. 

In the fourth Flores hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the seventh Mesoraco hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.  McNeil hit an RBI triple and the lead was pushed to 3-0.  In the bottom of the seventh Herrera grounded into a force out and a run scored to cut the lead to 3-1. 

The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Sunday night in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.   

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