Wednesday, August 7, 2019

New York Mets defeat the Miami Marlins to sweep the doubleheader

The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Monday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-4.  Walker Lockett started for the Mets and he didn’t pitch well.  The Mets bullpen did pitch well and Michael Conforto and Pete Alonso each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Lockett pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  Robert Gsellman piltched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out one, Jeurys Familia won his third game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a walk and he struck out one and Seth Lugo earned his second save of the season pitching two perfect innings with two strikeouts. 

Sandy Alcantara pitched five innings giving up three hits and two runs.  He walked three and struck out four.  Jeff Brigham pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with a strikeout and Jarlin Garcia pitched 1 1/3 innings with three strikeouts. 

Jeff McNeil drew two walks, Ahmed Rosario had a hit and Conforto had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk.  Alonso had two hits and an RBI, Wilson Ramos had a hit and J.D. Davis had two hits and an RBI.  Davis hit a double and a homerun and Conforto and Alonso also hit homeruns.  The Mets were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Rosario had a stolen base. 

Miguel Rojas had a hit and drew a walk, Isan Diaz drew a walk and Brian Anderson had three hits.  Curtis Granderson had two hits and two RBI, Harold Ramirez had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Bryan Holaday had two hits and an RBI.  Anderson hit two doubles, Holaday and Granderson each hit a double and Holaday hit a homerun.  The Marlins were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Diaz was caught stealing. 

In the first Conforto hit a two-run single to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.  In the fourth Ramirez hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the fifth Holaday hit a solo homerun to tie the game at two.  Granderson hit a two-run double and the Marlins had a 4-2 lead.  In the seventh Davis hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 4-3 and Conforto hit a solo homerun to tie the game at four.  Alonso hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 5-4 lead and that was the final score. 
The Mets swept the doubleheader and will play two more games

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