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Game Recap (4/13/14) : Angels 14 – Mets 2

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By Keith Harrison

The Mets and Angels were in action Sunday afternoon, playing the rubber match of their 3-game series. Bartolo Colon took the mound for the Mets, C.J. Wilson on the hill for the Angels.

Top of the 1st, Eric Young Jr. leads off the game with a walk. Daniel Murphy is up next, he grounds out to C.J. Wilson, Young Jr. advances to second on the play. David Wright is up next, he puts the Metsies on the board first with an RBI single to center field. Young Jr. scores, Mets take a 1-0 lead.

Bartolo Colon would get ROCKED early on. Bottom of the 1st, J.B. Shuck leads off by grounding out to shortstop. That’s ok though because young Angels phenom Mike Trout is up next and he tee’s off on Colon with a 424 foot home run to center field. Game tied up at 1. Albert Pujols is up next, he proceeds to take Bartolo Colon deep to left field. Back to back home runs for the Angels, they take a 2-1 lead. The Angels were no where near done, Raul Ibanez is up next, he homers to right field. Colon surrenders back to back to back home runs, Angels lead 3-1. Do the Halos have it in them to go back to back and belly to belly? Not quite, Kole Calhoun fails to homer, but he does smack a double to deep center field. Bartolo  Colon is getting absolutely dismantled in the 1st inning. Colon then gets Howie Kendrick to strike out looking but that wouldn’t stop the bleeding quite yet. Ian Stewart up next, he cracks a double of his own to deep right, Calhoun scores. This is absolutely embarrassing. Angels lead 4-1.

Moving on the the bottom of the 4th, score still 4-1. Ian Stewart leads off with a walk. Hank Conger at the plate, he doubles to right, Ian Stewart goes first to third. Here we go again. Erick Aybar is up next, he wants in on the Bartolo Colon shellacking, he triples to deep left field. Stewart and Conger score, Angels lead 6-1. J.B. Shuck keeps the rally going with an RBI single to center, Aybar scores, Angels lead 7-1.

Top of the 5th, the Mets attempt to get back in this game and put some runs on the board. Juan Lagares, who has unquestionably been the Mets best player so far this season, leads off with a single to right field. Travis d’Arnaud follows that up with a single of his own to right, maybe the Mets are about to get a rally started here. Ruben Tejada up next, he strikes out looking. So much for that rally, Eric Young Jr. is up next and he grounds into a 4-3-6 double play. Lagares does come around to score on the play however, Mets cut the lead to 7-2. Simply not good enough as that would be the last run they scored on the day.

Mets pitching was not done surrendering runs.

Bottom of the 5th, Colon still pitching, Kole Calhoun leads off by lining out to center field. Howie Kendrick is up next, he singles to center. Ian Stewart is up next, he strikes out swinging. Hank Conger at bat, Bartolo Colon wasn’t done giving up home runs, Conger smacks a 2-run shot to right field. Angels take a 9-2 lead. Colon would bounce back and get Erick Aybar to pop up to end the inning, he would be done for the day after that.

Bottom of the 6th, Scott Rice on in relief for the Mets. J.B. Shuck leads off with a single to center field. Mike Trout follows that up with a single of his own to center, Shuck to second. Scott Rice throws a wild pitch to Albert Pujols, Shuck to third, Trout to second. Rice then intentionally walks Pujols to load the bases up. Rice then walks Raul Ibanez to force a run in, Angels lead 10-2. Kole Calhoun then strikes out swinging. Howie Kendrick at bat, Rice throws ANOTHER WILD PITCH. Trout comes in to score, Pujols to third, Ibanez to second. Angels take an 11-2 lead.

I wish I could say the Angels were done piling runs on the Mets but they weren’t.

Bottom of the 8th, John Lannan on in relief for the Mets. He strikes out Raul Ibanez swinging. Kole Calhoun is up next, he triples to left. Howie Kendrick at bat, Lannan throws yet another wild pitch, Calhoun comes in to score. Angels now lead 12-2. Kendrick subsequently draws a walk. Ian Stewart then smacks a 2-run homer to left center. That brings us to our final score of 14-2.

Believe me, I am just as happy to be done writing this as you are to be done reading this.

Angels take the series 2-1. Mets fall to 5-7 on the year.

The Mets are back in action Monday night against the Arizona Diamond Backs. Zack Wheeler looks for his first win of the season against Josh Collmentor and the D-Backs.

Keith Harrison : PureSportsNY

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