Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The New York Mets win a close one over the Baltimore Orioles

The New York Mets defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 3-2.  Bartolo Colon started and pitched well and Daniel Murphy had two hits and Kevin Plawecki had two RBI. 

Colon pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up six hits and a run with no walks and nine strikeouts.  Colon won his fifth game of the season.  Carlos Torres pitched to one batter and retired him and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout. 

Bud Norris lost his third game of the season pitching seven innigns giving up seven hits and three runs with a walk and four strikeouts and Brian Matusz pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk, Lucas Duda had a hit and Michael Cuddyer had a hit.  Murphy had two hits and an RBI, Wilmer Flores had a hit and Plawecki had a hit and two RBI.  Duda, Flores and Plawecki hit a double and the Mets were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Granderson was caught stealing. 

Manny Machado had a hit and an RBI, Jimmy Paredes had a hit and Adam Jones had a hit.  Chris Davis had two hits and an RBI, Delmon Young had a hit and Travis Snider had a hit.  Machado and Davis hit a homerun and the Orioles were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the fourth Murphy hits an RBI single to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  Plawecki hit a two run double in the fourth to make it 3-0.  In the eighth Machado hit a solo homerun to make it 3-1 and in the ninth Davis hit a solo homerun to make it 3-2. 

The two teams will play game two of their two game series on Wednesday night.   

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