Wednesday, July 17, 2019

New York Mets defeated the Minnesota Twins

The New York Mets defeated the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the final score was 3-2.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and he pitched well but not for long.  The Mets bullpen was great and Michael Conforto had four hits to lead the offense. 

Matz pitched four innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts.  Robert Gsellman pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two walks, Luis Avilan pitched an inning with a  walk and he won his second game of the season and Jeurys Familia pitched to one batter and got him out.  Justin Wilson pitched a perfect inning, Seth Lugo pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two and Edwin Diaz saved his 21st game of the season pitching an inning and giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout. 

Michael Pineda pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with one of them earned.  He walked none and struck out three.  Pineda lost his fifth game of the season.  Zack Littell pitched an inning with a strikeout, Blake Parker pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and two walks and Matt Magill pitched to one batter and struck him out. 

Jeff McNeil had a hit, Conforto had four hits and an RBI and Pete Alonso drew a walk.  Robinson Cano had an RBI, Todd Frazier drew a walk and J.D. Davis had a hit.  Amed Rosario had a hit which was a double and the Mets were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

Marwin Gonzalez had two hits, Nelson Cruz drew a walk and Eddie Rosario had two hits.  C.J. Cron had two hits, Max Kepler had an RBI and Miguel Sano drew a walk.  Jonathan Schoop had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Luis Arraez drew a walk and Jason Castro drew a walk.  Mitch Garver had a hit, Cron hit two doubles and Schoop hit a homerun.  The Twins were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.  Schoop was caught stealing and Schoop committed an error.  Castro and Garver each had a passed ball.  

In the first Cano hit a sac fly to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  Ramos reached on a fielding error and it was 2-0.  In the third Schoop hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the fourth Kepler hit an RBI ground out and the game was tied at two.  In the fifth Conforto hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 3-2 lead and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of two on Wednesday afternoon.  They will then head to San Francisco to take on the Giants in a four-game series beginning on Thursday night. 

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