Sunday, May 20, 2012

The New York Mets salvage the final game of the series in Toronto

The New York Mets defeated the Toronto Blue Jays by the score of 6-5 on Sunday afternoon. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and pitched well. The bullpen was up and down. Mike Baxter led the Mets offense. Henderson Alvarez started for the Jays and wasn’t good but the bullpen was. The Jays offense was led by Jose Bautista. 
Gee pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with four walks and six strikeouts. Bobby Parnell pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a strikeout, Tim Byrdak faced one batter and got him out and Frank Francisco earned his tenth save of the season. He pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk but struck out the side. Gee earned his third win of the season. Alvarez suffered his fourth loss of the season pitching five innings and giving up nine hits and six runs. He walked two and struck out three. The Jays bullpen pitched four shutout innings giving up three hits, four walks and they struck out six.

Andres Torres drew a walk, Baxter had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk and David Wright had two hits, two RBI an drew a walk. Lucas Duda drew a walk, Daniel Murphy had a hit and an RBI and Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a hit, RBI and drew two walks. Ike Davis had a hit and an RBI, Ronny Cedeno had two hits and Rob Johnson had two hits. Baxter, Wright, Niewenhuis, Johnson and Davis each had a double. Baxter had a triple and the Mets were 4-17 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Nieuwenhuis and Cedeno each committed an error.

Kelly Johnson had a hit for the Jays. Yunel Escobar drew two walks, Bautista had three hits and two RBI and J.P. Arencebia had two hits. Eric Thames had a hit and an RBI, Ben Francisco drew a walk and Colby Rasmus had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Yan Gomes had a hit, RBI and drew a walk. Arencebia and Thames each had a double. Bautista hit a homerun and the Jays were 4-13 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Arencebia had a passed ball.

Wright had a two run double in the first to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. Nieuwenhuis had an RBI double to make it 3-0. Baxter hit an RBI triple in the second to make it 4-0 Mets. Gomes hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second to cut the lead to 4-1. Bautista hit a solo homerun in the third to cut the lead to 4-2. In the fifth Murphy hit an RBI single to push the lead to 5-2. Davis grounded out to score another run and make it 6-2 Mets. In the seventh Bautista hit an RBI single cutting the lead to 6-3. Thames hit an RBI double and Rasmus an RBI single in the eighth to make it a 6-5 game. That would be it for the scoring as the Mets hung on for the win.

The Mets salvaged the final game of the three game series. The Blue Jays won two out of the three games. The Mets improved their record to 22-19 and the Jays saw their record drop to 23-19. The Mets will head to Pittsburgh to start a three game series with the Pirates on Monday night.

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