Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Mets lose in the desert despite Ike Davis hitting three homeruns

The New York Mets were defeated by the Arizona Diamondbacks by the score of 6-3 on Saturday night. The game took place at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Chris Young started for the Mets and wasn’t very good. The Mets bullpen did a good job in this game to keep the game close. Davis was the Mets offense though. Ian Kennedy started for the Diamondbacks and pitched pretty well and their bullpen pitched very well. Gerardo Parra was the offensive star for the Diamondbacks.

Young pitched four innings giving up seven hits and six runs with two walks and two strikeouts. Ramon Ramirez pitched two innings giving up a walk and a strikeout, Manny Acosta pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts. Josh Edgin struck out the only two batters that he faced. Young suffered his fifth loss of the season. Kennedy picked up his ninth win of the season pitching 6 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs. He walked one and struck out nine. Saito pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one, David Hernandez pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk and struck out two and J.J. Putz saved his 19th game of the season pitching an inning giving up a hit and striking out three.

Ruben Tejada had two hits and drew a walk, David Wright drew a walk and Davis had four hits and three RBI. Daniel Murphy had a hit, Josh Thole had a hit and Andres Torres had a hit. Thole had a double, Davis hit three homeruns becoming the Mets eighth player to accomplish the feat. The Mets were 0-9 with runners in scoring position and they left nine men on base. Torres had a stolen base and Valdespin had an outfield assist.

Parra had three hits and two RBI, Aaron Hill had a hit and an RBI and Jason Kubel drew a walk. Justin Upton had a hit, Miguel Montero had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Stephen Drew drew a walk. Ryan Wheeler had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Willy Bloomquist had a hit. Hill and Wheeler each hit a double and Montero hit a homerun. The Diamondbacks were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.

Hill hit an RBI double in the first to give Arizona a 1-0 lead. Davis hit a solo homerun in the second to tie the game at one. In the second Wheeler hit an RBI double and Parra hit an RBI single to make it 3-1 Diamondbacks. In the fourth Davis hit a solo homerun to make it a 3-2 game. In the bottom of the fourth Montero hit a two run homerun and Parra hit an RBI single to make it a 6-2 game. Davis hit a solo homerun in the sixth to make it 6-3 and that was how the game would end.

The Mets have lost the first two games of the series to Arizona. The two teams will play game three of their four game series on Sunday afternoon. The Mets record dropped to 48-53 and the Diamondbacks improved their record to 51-50.

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