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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 77 - A's (1) at Mets (10) - Mets Four HR's, Colon Stellar for Win



New York

W: B. Colon (8-5) L: S. Kazmir (9-3)
HR: OAK - None   NYM - C. Granderson (10),C. Young (5),T. d'Arnaud (4),C. Young (6)


Chris Young slammed a pair of solo home runs and scored three times, as the Mets routed Oakland by a 10-1 count in the opener of a two-game interleague set on Tuesday.

Travis d'Arnaud clubbed a three-run shot, while Curtis Granderson added a two- run blast and drove in three for the Mets, winners in three straight games.

Bartolo Colon (8-5) scattered four hits and one run while striking out eight over eight strong innings against the team he pitched for the previous two seasons.

Yoenis Cespedes knocked in the lone run for the Athletics, who have lost two in a row following a five-game win streak.

Scott Kazmir (9-3) was punctured for eight hits and seven runs over just three full frames in defeat.

New York went ahead to stay by denting Kazmir for seven runs combined in the second and third frames.

In the former, Eric Campbell hit a leadoff double and scored on Granderson's homer to right which put the hosts up 2-1. Young followed with his first round-tripper of the evening, a shot to left which provided a two-run cushion.

Daniel Murphy started the latter with a leadoff single, moved to third on a David Wright double and later crossed home on a Granderson groundout. Young then walked and d'Arnaud deposited a Kazmir offering over the wall in left for a 7-1 contest.

For the 25-year-old backstop, it was his first homer since May 12 against the Yankees and a much-needed boost to his confidence, which was shaken before a 16-game stint in Las Vegas.

Young stroked a two-out solo homer in the fifth off Jim Johnson, then the Mets struck twice more in the home sixth thanks to Murphy's RBI single and Wright's run-scoring groundout.

Colon surrendered his lone run in the first, with Brandon Moss hitting a two- out single and scoring on a Cespedes double.

The 41-year-old did not allow a runner beyond first base for the remainder of his outing, setting down the final 10 batters after a two-out hit from Coco Crisp in the fifth.

Game Notes

Colon improved to 6-0 in his last eight starts, and hasn't lost since May 6 in Miami ... Prior to the contest, the Mets recalled d'Arnaud from Triple-A Las Vegas and placed catcher Taylor Teagarden on the 15-day disabled list ... Before the game, the A's activated outfielder Josh Reddick from the 15-day disabled list and placed infielder Kyle Blanks on the 15-day DL.

Box Score:

Coco Crisp CF301000000.282
  Eric Sogard 2B100000000.194
Josh Donaldson 3B400000002.248
Brandon Moss 1B-LF411000000.261
Yoenis Cespedes LF-CF402110000.269
Stephen Vogt C300000001.327
  Jeff Francis P100000001.000
Jed Lowrie SS200000001.218
  Jim Johnson P000000000.000
  John Jaso C100000001.270
Josh Reddick RF200000011.212
Alberto Callaspo 2B-1B300000000.233
Scott Kazmir P100000000.000
  Nick Punto SS200000002.227
Eric Young LF512000002.234
Daniel Murphy 2B412100001.300
David Wright 3B411110000.278
Eric Campbell 1B411010001.279
Curtis Granderson RF411300101.234
Chris Young CF332200210.209
Travis d`Arnaud C411300102.182
Ruben Tejada SS311000001.228
Bartolo Colon P201000000.069
  Wilmer Flores PH100000000.228
  Vic Black P000000000.000

LOB_Oakland 4, NY Mets 3. 2B_Y.Cespedes, D.Wright, E.Campbell. HR_C.Granderson (10) off S.Kazmir, C.Young (5) off S.Kazmir, T.d'Arnaud (4) off S.Kazmir, C.Young (6) off J.Johnson. S_B.Colon. CS_E.Young.

Scott Kazmir (L 9-3)3.087714362-402.66
Jim Johnson2.021101128-195.51
Jeff Francis3.022203035-237.59
Bartolo Colon (W 8-5)8.0411180112-743.67
Vic Black1.000001011-71.26

HBP_by J.Francis (R.Tejada). 
T_2:24. A_25751.
Umpires_Home,Jerry Layne; First, Joe West; Second, Fieldin Culbreth; Third, Manny Gonzalez.
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