Sunday, March 26, 2017

New York Mets shutout the Atlanta Braves


The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Champion Stadium in Orlando, Florida and the final score was 3-0.  Rafael Montero started for the Mets and pitched great.  Ty Kelly and Michael Conforto each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Montero pitched five innings giving up four hits and no runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Montero picked up his first win of the spring.  Hansel Robles pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out one, Josh Edgin pitched a perfect inning and Paul Sewald pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and he saved his second game of the spring. 

Juan Lagares had a hit, John Mora Jr. had a hit and Kelly had two hits.  Conforto had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Wilmer Flores had a hit and Rene Rivera drew a walk.  Luis Guillorme drew a walk, Montero had a hit and L.J. Mazzilli had an RBI.  Lagares hit a triple and Conforto hit a homerun.  The Mets were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Guillorme was picked off. 

In the first a passed ball gave the Mets a 1-0 lead.  Conforto hit a solo homerun and the lead was extended to 2-0.  In the seventh Mazzilli hit a sac fly to make it a 3-0 game and that would be the final score. 

New York Yankees defeat the Toronto Blue Jays on a walk-off


The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 6-5.  Adam Warren started for the Yankees and he didn’t pitch so well.  The Yankees offense had nine hits but no one had more than a hit. 

Warren pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up four hits and four runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  Tommy Layne pitched to two batters and struck out one and Jonathan Holder pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout.  Jon Niese pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout, J.P. Feyereisen pitched an inning with a  walk and two strikeouts and Matt Marsh pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and won his first game of the spring. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Mason Williams had a hit and an RBI and Matt Holliday had a hit and an RBI.  Pete Kozma had a hit and an RBI, Greg Bird had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks and Starlin Castro had a hit.  Zack Zehner had a hit, Austin Romine had a hit and an RBI and Tyler Wade had a hit.  Wade hit a double and Bird hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 5-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Hicks and Ellsbury each had a stolen base. 

In the first Kendrys Morales hit an RBI single to give the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead.  In the second Ryan Goins hit a two-run homerun to push the Blue Jays lead to 3-0.  In the bottom of the second Bird hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 3-1.  Romine hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-2 still in the second.  In the third Holliday hit an RBI single and the game was tied at three.  In the fourth Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a solo homerun giving the Blue Jays the lead back at 4-3.  In the seventh Devon Travis hit an RBI single and the lead was extended to 5-3.  In the bottom of the seventh Williams hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 5-4.  In the bottom of the ninth Williams reached on an error and a run scored to tie the game at five and Kozma hit an RBI walk-off single to give the Yankees a 6-5 win. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017


The New York Mets were defeated by the Houston Astros on Friday afternoon.  The game took place at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida and the final score was 2-0.  Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and he pitched well.  Jose Reyes had two hits to lead the offense. 

Syndergaard pitched six innings giving up four hits and a run with no walks and five strikeouts.  He lost his first game of the spring.  Fernando Salas pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits, Jerry Blevins pitched to two batters and retired them both and Addison Reed pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout.  Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect inning. 

Reyes had two hits, Curtis Granderson had a hit and John Mora Jr. had a hit.  Lucas Duda drew a walk, Wilmer Flores had a hit and Travis d’Arnaud drew a walk.  Rene Rivera drew a walk, the Mets were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Granderson was caught stealing, Rivera and Flores each committed an error and Mora had an outfield assist. 

In the fifth Reid Brignac hit an RBI single to give the Astros a 1-0 lead and in the eighth J.D. Davis hit a solo homerun to make it 2-0 and that was the final score. 

The New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday afternoon.  The game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 3-2.  CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and he was ok and Luis Severino was very good.  The Yankees offense had nine hits but no player had more than a hit. 

Sabathia pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Dellin Betances pitched to two batters retiring them both and Severino picked up his second win of the spring pitching three innings and striking out five. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Matt Holliday had a hit and Abiaal Avelino had a hit.  Chris Carter had a hit, Wilken Castillo had a hit and an RBI and Aaron Hicks had a hit and drew a walk.  Aaron Judge had a hit, Trey Amburgey had a hit and an RBI and Ruben Tejada had a hit.  Carter, Tejada and Castillo each hit a double.  The Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Sanchez had a passed ball and Judge an outfield assist. 

In the second Freddy Galvis hit a two-run single to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead.  In the third Gardner hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the ninth Castillo hit an RBI double to tie the game at two and Amburgey hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 3-2 walk-off win. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

New York Mets lose to the Washington Nationals in pitching duel


The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Thursday afternoon.  The game took place at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida and the final score was 1-0.  Robert Gsellman started for the Mets and he pitched well.  The Mets only had four hits and no player had more than a hit. 

Gsellman pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up four hits and an unearned run with two walks and two strikeouts.  Gsellman lost his second game of the spring.  Josh Smoker pitched to two batters and retired them both, Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and Paul Sewald pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. 

Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit, Ty Kelly had a hit and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit.  Xorge Carrillo had a hit and the Mets were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Cabrera committed an error. 

In the third Anthony Rendon hit an RBI double to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead and that would be the only scoring in the game.   
 

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