New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz has faced some problems at various moments this season. He was in a dilemma once again in the ninth-inning. With New York leading 3-2 on the road in the bottom of the ninth-inning against the Minnesota Twins.
Nelson Cruz came up for Minnesota with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth. He had a chance to tie the game or win the game for them on just a single. Instead, Diaz was able to make Cruz pop out to third baseman Todd Frazier and the Mets hanged on for a 3-2 win.
That was Edwin Diaz’s 21st save of the season. He pitched one inning and gave up two hits. Diaz also walked one batter and one strike out.
The game-winning RBI in this game came on a Michael Conforto RBI single in the fifth-inning. Conforto went 4-for-4 in this game and all of his hits were on singles.
The other two runs in the game for New York came in the first-inning on a Robinson Cano Sacrifice Fly and a error that allowed Wilson Ramos to reach base and Conforto scored on the play.
Jonathan Schoop hit a solo home run in the third-inning for the Twins off of Steven Matz. Schoop left the game in the ninth-inning with a undisclosed injury.
Max Kepler had an RBI ground out for Minnesota in the fourth-inning.
Luis Avilan (2-0) was the winning pitcher for the New York Mets. He pitched one inning and walked one batter.
Michael Pineda (6-5) was the losing pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. He pitched six innings and gave up six hits and three runs. Pineda also struck out three batters.
The final game of this two-game set will be on Wednesday afternoon. The projected pitching match up will be Jason Vargas (3-5, 4.23 ERA) for New York and Martin Perez (8-3, 4.26 ERA) for Minnesota.