Red Sox Beat Mets 2-1 [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox beat the New York Mets in New York on Tuesday, April 27th getting a fantastic pitching performance from their least likely starter, Garrett Richards who pitched a gem.
Richards went 7.0 innings, scattering 7 hits but struck out 10 and more importantly had great control, as he didn't walk a batter. Of the 93 pitches he threw, 70 were strikes. He won for the first time and is 1-2 and lowered his ERA to 4.94
Matt Andriese pitched a perfect 8th inning retiring all 3 batters he faced, striking out 1
Matt Barnes pitched the 9th, converting his 5th save. He's a perfect 5 for 5 in save opportunities. He faced only 3 batters, striking out 2.
Bobby Dalbec hit his 1st homer of the season, in the 3rd inning to tie the game at 1-1.
Kike Hernandez had a double, as did Hunter Renfroe.
Rafael Devers was 2-4 and drove in the winning run with a bloop hit to left in the 6th inning.
For the Mets, David Peterson started and took the loss. He's 1-3. He allowed the 2 runs, and 4 hits. He struck out 3 and walked 2 batters.
Jeff McNeil's homer in the bottom of the 2nd inning was the Mets' only run.
Here's manager Alex Cora on the game.
The Red Sox are now 15-9 and sit on top of the AL East 3.0 games ahead of the 12-12 Tampa Bay Rays. The Mets are 9-9 and are in 1st place in the NL East, just 1/2 game ahead of the Atlanta Braves.
The Red Sox and Mets play the final game of the quick 2 game series Wednesday night. The pregame starts at 5:40 with the 1st pitch at 6:40 on 101.9 The Rock.