Wednesday, September 11, 2019

New York Mets defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks

The New York Mets defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 3-1.  Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and he pitched well and Seth Lugo closed it out.  Pete Alonso, Wilson Ramos and Amed Rosario each had two hits to lead the offense. 

deGrom pitched seven innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and 11 strikeouts.  deGrom earned his ninth win of the season.  Lugo saved his fifth game of the season pitching two perfect innings with four strikeouts. 

Merrill Kelly pitched six innings giving up seven hits and three runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  Kelly lost his 14th game of the season.  Yoan Lopez pitched to one batter and got him out, Robby Scott pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Stefan Crichton pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two.  T.J. McFarland pitched 2/3 of an inning. 

Jeff McNeil had a hit, Alonso had two hits and two RBI and Michael Conforto had a hit and drew a walk.  Ramos had two hits, Robinson Cano had a hit and Brandon Nimmo drew a walk.  Rosario had two hits and an RBI, Ramos hit a double and McNeil hit a double.  Alonso hit two homeruns and the Mets were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Ramos committed an error. 

Josh Rojas had a hit, Eduardo Escobar had a hit and Wilmer Flores had a hit and an RBI.  Jarrod Dyson drew a walk, Flores hit a homerun and the Diamondbacks were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base.  Dyson had a stolen base. 

In the first Alonso hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Rosario hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0.  In the fifth Flores hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the fifth Alonso hit hits second homerun of the game to extend the lead to 3-1 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Tuesday night.   

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