8/7/15

August 7th 2015 -- Mets 4, Rays 3

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Friday night in St. Petersburg, the Mets scored 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning finally taking the advantage in a see-saw game. The Mets beat the Rays 4-3. For the first 8 innings the two teams traded solo homers. Jacob deGrom and Jake Odorizzi were both tossing scoreless games until the 4th.  In the bottom of the inning Grady Sizemore hit a solo homer off deGrom, his 4th on the year to make it 1-0.  In the top of the 7th, Juan Uribe hit a long home run off Odorizzi, his 11th on the year and 3rd as a Mets to tie the game at 1. Jump to the bottom of the 7th, James Loney hits his 4th homer on the year into the seats in right to give the Rays the 2-1 edge.  Top of the 8th Daniel Murphy clubbed a solo homer off Jake McGee to tie it at 2, for Murph his 8th on the year.  Tyler Clippard came in to pitch the 8th and he yielded a solo homer to Evan Longoria, his 13th on the year to make it 3-2. In the top of the 9th the Mets rallied to score twice against the Rays closer Brad Boxberger. Lucas Duda reached on an error and went to 2nd on a wild pitch. Michael Conforto then tied the game at 3 with an RBI double to left center.  Travis d’Arnaud rolled an infield single to the right side to make it 1st and 3rd. Then with 2 outs Wilmer Flores blooped a single to right to make it 4-3 Mets. Jeurys Familia pitched the bottom of the 9th to earn his 30th save and the Mets 7th straight win.  deGrom battled all night long. He lasted 6 1/3 yielding 6 hits the 2 solo homers and struck out 7. Eric O’Flaherty and Bobby Parnell finished the 7th inning. Clippard pitched the 8th and earns his first win as a Met. He’s 2-3 overall. Offensively Murphy and Flores led the way with 2 hits apiece.  With the win the Mets improve to 59-50 on the year overall and 21-32 on the road.  The Nats lost to the Rockies in D.C., the Mets now lead by 2 1/2 games in the NL East. Saturday night it’s game 2 of the series. Noah Syndergaard (6-5 2.66) goes for the Mets, Nathan Karns (6-5 3.37) goes for Tampa

9 comments:

Cody Pomeray said...

I think I agree with Jayson Werth. The Nats are the team to beat in the East—the team to beat up on!

And at which point does Wilmer start getting "MVP" chants?

And better yet, at which point does he start getting them on the road?

Has to be soon, no?

Ernest Dove said...

Another venue, another home game for the Mets...... LOVE IT.

Lew Rhodes said...

This was a signature win of this new team - they would have lost this game all season long before 2 weeks ago

All rose colored glasses aside - I really, really believe in this team right now - I think they only get better

Lew Rhodes said...

This was a signature win of this new team - they would have lost this game all season long before 2 weeks ago

All rose colored glasses aside - I really, really believe in this team right now - I think they only get better

Lew Rhodes said...

This was a signature win of this new team - they would have lost this game all season long before 2 weeks ago

All rose colored glasses aside - I really, really believe in this team right now - I think they only get better

Stubby said...

I believe we lead by 2.5 games, not three. Mets were idle Thursday while the Nats won.

Craig Mitchell said...

Correct....I changed it.

Thomas Brennan said...

Wilmer for President! Conforto can be his running mate.

With Wright and Cuddyer back soon, phew! Good reports on Wright. Matz around Sept 1? Think he can help? I sure do. Wow.

Lew Rhodes said...

I was clearly very excited with the 3 posts!

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