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Old 06-09-2018, 11:01 AM   #44
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April 2nd Game 4 Result

Mets Turn Back Chicago, 4-2

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The New York Mets took full advantage of a slow start by the Chicago Cubs and made full use of home advantage to bring home the win, 4-2.

The Mets got going in the bottom of the 1st as Cleon Jones made base on an error. John Olerud was next up at the plate and he took a ball and fouled off to then face a 1-1 pitch. He got a pitch he liked and sent it 360 feet for a 2 run homer to put the Mets into the lead 2-0.

The Bottom of the Second saw the Mets extend their lead as Edgardo Alfonzo doubled to get on base and David Wright then bought him home with another Double. The Mets led 3-0 at this point.

The Chicago Cubs got back into the game as Gabby Hartnet came up to the plate first. He took a ball before launching one 433 feet for a solo home run to bring the game score back to 3-1 in the Mets favour.

The game became a 1 run game in the top of the sixth as King Kelly scored on a Sammy Sosa single after he was put on base with a walk. Mets lead 3-2.

The Mets finally put the game to bed with a fourth run in the bottom of the 8th as David Wright crossed home plate after some good team hitting. Tim Teufel was the player to single him home.

Armando Benitez of the Mets then closed down the 9th to get the save and bring the game home 4-2 in the Mets favour.

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Dwight Gooden belied his young age as he pitched an excellent 7 innings for the player of the game honours. He gave up 4 hits and 2 earned runs along with 3 walks and 10 strike outs. He also picked up the win.

Orval Overall of the Cubs got the loss.

Jon Olerud spoke to reports after the game saying' We are going to take confidence from the win and bring that in to tomorrows game.'

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