Wilson Ramos hit a two-run double for the New York Mets in the fourth-inning against the Cleveland Indians to give them a 2-0 lead and they would win by that same score. That is all the offense New York would need in this one because the game was called after 12:15 a.m. in the eighth-inning because of a second rain delay.
The first rain delay began at around 8:45 p.m. The game was in the bottom of the sixth-inning. It should have been called during the first rain delay. The game resumed at 11:10 p.m.
The Mets had runners on the corners with no body out before the second rain delay began at around midnight with Amed Rosario up to bat.
New York swept Cleveland in this series. The New York Mets remain 1.5 games back of the second wild card spot. The Indians are now out of playoff positioning by just 0.5 games at the moment.
The Oakland Athletics jump into the first wild card spot in the American League and the Tampa Bay Rays jump into the second wild card spot in the American League.
Other than the rain, the starting pitching was strong in this game.
Noah Syndergaard (9-6) was the winning pitcher for New York. He pitched six innings and gave up two hits. Syndergaard did not walk a batter and struck out five.
He retired the first 16 batters of the game before giving up a hit to Tyler Naquin in the sixth-inning.
J.D. Davis made a fantastic over the shoulder catch in left field in the fourth-inning and he robbed Greg Allen of a hit.
Aaron Civale (1-3) was the losing pitcher for Cleveland. He pitched 5.2 innings and gave up four hits and two runs, Civale did not walk a batter and struck out three.
Tyler Clippard pitched 1.1 innings of perfect relief for the Cleveland Indians. Hunter Wood gave up a hit and a walk in the eighth-inning and didn’t record an out.
Jeurys Familia pitched an inning of relief for the New York Mets. He gave up a walk.
Paul Sewald pitched an inning of relief for New York and he struck out two batters.
Cleveland will look to get back on track as they will host the Kansas City Royals for a three-game set this weekend start on Friday night. The Mets will look to stay hot as they will host the Atlanta Braves for a three-game set this weekend starting on Friday night.