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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 88 - Rangers (4) at Mets (8) - Five Run First Inning Leads Mets to Victory



New York

W: Z. Wheeler (4-8) L: N. Tepesch (3-4)
HR: TEX - R. Chirinos (9),A. Rios (4),L. Martin (4)   NYM - A. Recker (3),K. Nieuwenhuis (2)


Anthony Recker hit a three-run homer during a five-run first inning and the New York Mets beat the Texas Rangers, 8-4, in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis added a solo homer and scored three runs for the Mets, who saw starter Zack Wheeler (4-8) give up one run on six hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Robinson Chirinos, Alex Rios and Leonys Martin homered for the Rangers, who went 1-6 on a seven-game road trip. Nick Tepesch (3-4) allowed six runs on five hits with four walks over six innings.

The Mets exploded for five runs in the first. Curtis Granderson walked and raced home on Lucas Duda's two-out double to left-center field. Nieuwenhuis walked before Juan Lagares hit an RBI single to center. Recker followed with a three-run homer to left.

Chirinos' solo homer in the fourth cut the gap to 5-1.

New York went back up by five on Nieuwenhuis' solo homer in the sixth.

The Rangers left men on the corners in the seventh. Carlos Pena doubled and pinch-hitter Michael Choice singled to put men on first and third with one out. Dana Eveland got Shin-Soo Choo to go down swinging and Vic Black retired Elvis Andrus.

Daniel Murphy's RBI double in the bottom half made it a 7-1 contest.

Texas hit a pair of homers in the eighth off Gonzalez Germen. Rios led off with a homer to left. Adrian Beltre followed with a single and crossed the plate on Martin's blast to right. Jeurys Familia recorded the final two outs of the inning to keep it 7-4.

Ruben Tejada's RBI single in the bottom half accounted for the final margin.

Game Notes

The Mets placed pitcher Jonathon Niese on the 15-day disabled list prior to Sunday's game and recalled pitcher Buddy Carlyle from Triple-A Las Vegas ... Texas went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight.

Box Score:

Shin-Soo Choo LF501010002.249
Elvis Andrus SS400000010.268
Alex Rios RF511100102.304
Adrian Beltre 3B411000001.333
Leonys Martin CF412200100.272
Robinson Chirinos C411100102.251
Carlos Pena 1B301010010.128
  Aaron Poreda P000000000.000
  Neftali Feliz P000000000.000
Rougned Odor 2B401010000.262
Nick Tepesch P201000000.500
  Michael Choice PH101000000.177
  Jason Frasor P000000000.000
  Chris Gimenez PH-1B100000001.289
Curtis Granderson RF220000021.234
Daniel Murphy 2B401110000.294
David Wright 3B400000000.274
Lucas Duda 1B311110011.252
Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF231100121.314
Juan Lagares CF411100000.287
Anthony Recker C411300100.211
Ruben Tejada SS302110010.240
Zack Wheeler P100000001.037
  Dana Eveland P000000000.000
  Vic Black P000000000.000
  Eric Young PH100000000.236
  Gonzalez Germen P000000000.000
  Jeurys Familia P0000000001.000
  Bobby Abreu PH100000000.275
  Jenrry Mejia P000000000.000

LOB_Texas 8, NY Mets 4. 2B_S.Choo, C.Pena, R.Odor, D.Murphy, L.Duda, R.Tejada. HR_R.Chirinos (9) off Z.Wheeler, A.Rios (4) off G.Germen, L.Martin (4) off G.Germen, K.Nieuwenhuis (2) off N.Tepesch, A.Recker (3) off N.Tepesch. S_Z.Wheeler. SB_K.Nieuwenhuis (1), J.Lagares (2). CS_L.Duda. DP_Texas 1 (R.Chirinos and E.Andrus).

Nick Tepesch (L 3-4)6.056644291-524.29
Jason Frasor1.011110021-132.86
Aaron Poreda0.00111008-44.05
Neftali Feliz1.010000014-90.00
Zack Wheeler (W 4-8)6.1611241111-674.07
Dana Eveland0.10000105-31.38
Vic Black0.10000002-11.50
Gonzalez Germen0.133301215-94.78
Jeurys Familia (H 7)0.210001012-72.18
Jenrry Mejia1.000001014-93.98

A.Poreda pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

T_3:21. A_25213.
Umpires_Home,Marvin Hudson; First, D.J. Reyburn; Second, Jim Joyce; Third, Doug Eddings.
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