Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New York Mets lose to the Philadelphia Phillies as their offense is silent

The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.  The game took place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the final score was 3-1.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and he pitched ok.  The Mets offense only managed three hits. 

Matz lost his sixth game of the season pitching 5 2/3 innings and giving up four hits and two runs.  He walked two and struck out one.  Chasen Bradford pitched 1 1/3 perfect with a strikeout and Erik Goedeel pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks and a strikeout. 

Aaron Nola pitched seven innings giving up two hits and a run with two walks and eight strikeouts.  Nola won his ninth game of the season.  Ricardo Pinto pitched an inning with two walks and two strikeouts, Hoby Milner pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Luis Garcia pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a strikeout and he saved his second game of the season. 

Brandon Nimmo drew a walk, Jose Reyes drew a walk and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and an RBI.  Michael Conforto drew a walk, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and Amed Rosario had a hit.  Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Rosario hit a double and Cespedes hit a homerun.  The Mets were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Rosario was caught stealing. 

Cesar Hernandez had a hit and an RBI, Freddy Galvis had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Odubel Herrera had a hit.  Tommy Joseph had an RBI, Nick Williams had a hit and drew two walks and Maikel Franco had a hit.  Cameron Rupp drew a walk and the Phillies were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Rupp had a passed ball. 

In the fourth Cespedes hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Hernandez hit an RBI single to tie the game at one.  Galvis hit an RBI single to give them a 2-1 lead and in the eighth Joseph hit a sac fly to push the lead to 3-1. 

The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Sunday afternoon. 

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