Thursday, April 13, 2017

New York Mets defeat the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the sweep

 New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the final score was 5-4.  Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and pitched ok and Michael Conforto led the offense with a couple of hits. 

Wheeler pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and four strikeouts and he won his first game of the season.  Hansel Robles pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk, Jerry Blevins pitched to two batters and retired them both, one on a strikeout and Fernando Salas pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

Vince Velasquez lost his second game of the season pitching five innings and giving up five hits and five runs with four walks and seven strikeouts.  Luis Garcia pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Pat Neshek pitched an inning with two strikeouts and Hector Neris pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.  Joaquin Benoit pitched an inning with a walk and two strikeouts. 

Conforto had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and two RBI and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  Jay Bruce had a hit, Neil Walker had a hit and drew a walk and Wheeler drew a walk.  Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Cespedes hit a double and Conforto hit a homerun.  The Mets were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Cespedes was caught stealing. 

Cesar Hernandez had two hits, Odubel Herrera drew a walk and Maikel Franco had two hits and four RBI.  Michael Saunders drew a walk, Tommy Joseph had a hit and Brock Stassi had a hit.  Joseph hit a double and Franco hit a homerun.  The Phillies were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

In the first Cespedes hit an RBI double giving the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the third Conforto hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 2-0.  In the fifth Cabrera hit a two-run single to push the lead to 4-0.  Cespedes hit a sac fly to make it 5-0 still in the fifth.  In the sixth Franco hit a grand slam to cut the lead to 5-4 but that would be the final score. 

The Mets swept the three game series from the Phillies and will head to Miami to begin a four game series on Thursday night. 

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