Showing posts with label 2011 Regular Season Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2011 Regular Season Games. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Final Happy Recap: Game 162 - Reds at Mets - Batista shuts-out Reds, Jose Reyes bows out after one hit



Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: M. Batista (5-2) L: E. Volquez (5-7)
HR: CIN - None   NYM - M. Baxter (1)

First off due to prior commitments (Real JOB), It did not post last night's recap, nor the preview/lineup and I apologize ...

On that note, here is the final recap -  Jose Reyes Lead off with a bunt Single, then he walked off  first base and called it a day. Justin Turner Pinch ran for him. Terry Collins and Jose Reyes had worked this decision before the game.. Of course it was all about the batting tittle..

Jose Reyes ended up with a .337 (181/ 537) batting average,  which is leading the NL.


Ryan Braun on the other hand is hitting .335 (187/559) and has to clearly go 3-3 to make it a .338 clip and 3-4 will also push him slightly over Reyes by percentage points. Pressure will build tonight in Milwaukee at 8:10PM to see if he can do it..

Miguel Batista tossed his first shutout since 2006, a two-hitter, and the New York Mets closed out the regular season with a 3-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field.


The 40-year-old Batista (5-2) walked two and struck out five for the Mets, who snapped a three-game losing streak and finished 2011 with a 77-85 record.

Queens Native Mike Baxter hit a 2 run shot which extended the lead to 3-0....It was his first career shot..

Edinson Volquez (5-7) gave up three runs on six hits over seven innings for Cincinnati, which posted a 79-83 mark one year after capturing the NL Central title.

Box Score: Click here

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Reds at Mets - Game 161


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Reds at Mets - Game 161

  1. Jose Reyes, ss
  2. Ruben Tejada, 2b
  3. Willie Harris, lf
  4. David Wright, 3b
  5. Nick Evans, 1b
  6. Josh Thole, c
  7. Mike Baxter, rf
  8. Jason Pridie, cf
  9. Chris Capuano, lhp

Preview : Game 161 - Reds at Mets - Capuano tries to get to .500 for year


Cincinnati Reds (78-82) at New York Mets (76-84), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Cincinnati - Bronson Arroyo (9-12, 5.09) New York - Chris Capuano (11-12, 4.55)

Right-hander Bronson Arroyo gets a final 2011 crack at a seventh double-digit win season tonight when the Cincinnati Reds visit the New York Mets in the middle test of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Arroyo, a 34-year-old native of Key West, Fla., has won 10 or more games in four of five seasons with the Reds since he was acquired from Boston in a trade for Wily Mo Pena.

He was a double-digit winner twice for the Red Sox, including a 10-9 record in 32 appearances for the 2004 World Series champions.

His 17 wins last season were a career high.

Arroyo got within a game of win No. 10 with a gem in his last start, when he tossed a six-hit shutout against the Houston Astros while walking none and striking out two in a 2-0 decision on Sept. 21.

He is 7-3 in 12 career start against the Mets with a 3.49 earned run average across 87 2/3 innings.

On Monday, Chris Heisey's three-run home run powered the Reds to a 6-5 victory.

Logan Ondrusek (5-5) stranded two runners in the sixth inning to earn the win in relief of starter Homer Bailey, who tossed five innings, allowing four runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Recap: Game 160 - Reds at Mets - Reds squeak by Mets



Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: L. Ondrusek (5-5) L: T. Byrdak (2-1)
S: F. Cordero (36)
HR: CIN - C. Heisey (18)   NYM - None

Chris Heisey's three-run home run powered the Reds to a 6-5 victory over the Mets to kick off a season-ending series at Citi Field.

Logan Ondrusek (5-5) stranded two runners in the sixth inning to earn the win in relief of starter Homer Bailey, who tossed five innings, allowing four runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Francisco Cordero put two runners on with no outs in the ninth, but worked out of the jam to earn his 36th save of the year.

Tim Byrdak (2-1) allowed two hits before Josh Stinson gave up Heisey's homer.

Jose Reyes went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored as the Mets dropped their second straight contest.

"Tomorrow or the next day is going to be tough for me. I'm going to have a lot of stuff going through my head but I'm going to stay focused like always," said Reyes, who will be a free agent at the end of the season and is playing his final home games of the year.

Willie Harris led off the ninth with a double before Cordero hit David Wright with a pitch to put the go-ahead runs on the bases with no outs. But Cordero got the force at third on a Nick Evans bunt back to the mound and Josh Thole grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to end the game.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Reds at Mets - Game 160


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Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 160

  1. Jose Reyes, ss
  2. Ruben Tejada, 2b
  3. Willie Harris, lf
  4. David Wright, 3b
  5. Nick Evans, rf
  6. Josh Thole, c
  7. Josh Satin, 1b
  8. Jason Pridie, cf
  9. Chris Schwinden, rhp

Preview : Game 160 - Reds at Mets - Schwinden goes for his first win in 4 chances


Cincinnati Reds (77-82) at New York Mets (76-83), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Cincinnati - Homer Bailey (9-7, 4.32) New York - Chris Schwinden (0-2, 5.06)

Rookie right-hander Chris Schwinden takes his fourth try at a first win of his initial season tonight when his New York Mets kick off a season-ending series with the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field.

Schwinden, who turned 25 last week, made his major-league debut with a 6-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sept. 8, then was beaten, 10-1, by Washington in his next outing on Sept. 15.

His last outing came Wednesday in St. Louis and ended with a no-decision in the Mets' 6-5 loss to the Cardinals.

In the three outings, the 6-foot-3, 165-pounder has allowed 18 hits and 10 runs in 16 innings while walking five batters and striking out 12.

The Reds counter with Homer Bailey, who can get to 10 wins for the first time in his career.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Recap: Game 159 - Phillies at Mets - Roy Halladay holds off Mets Sweep, Breaks Phillies 8 Game Losing Streak



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W: R. Halladay (19-6) L: M. Pelfrey (7-13)
HR: PHI - H. Pence (21)   NYM - R. Paulino (2)

The Philadelphia Phillies got back to looking like potential National League pennant winners on Sunday, as they pounded out 19 hits and took out some frustration on the New York Mets, beating them 9-4 to avoid being swept in a three-game series.

The victory snaps the Phillies season-high eight-game losing streak,

Hunter Pence belted a two-run homer and a triple among his three hits, Jimmy Rollins had three hits and Carlos Ruiz went 4-for-4 with two RBI for the National League East champions.

NL Cy Young candidate Roy Halladay (19-6) tossed six scoreless innings and gave up only four hits.

Ronny Paulino smacked a home run, Jason Pridie had three hits and Justin Turner chipped in with an RBI double for the Mets, who had their three-game winning streak halted.

Mike Pelfrey (7-13) was hammered in three innings of work, giving up nine runs on five hits.

Box Score: Click Here

Today's Mets Starting Lineup - Phillies at Mets - Game 159


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Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 159 - Mets Go For Sweep !

  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Tejada-2B
  3. Harris-LF
  4. Evans-1B
  5. Turner-3B
  6. Baxter-RF
  7. Paulino-C
  8. Pridie-CF
  9. Pelfrey-RHP

Preview : Game 159 - Phillies at Mets - Mets Look for Series Sweep, Have to go through Halladay to get it


Philadelphia Phillies (98-60) at New York Mets (76-82), 2:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Philadelphia - Roy Halladay (18-6, 2.41) New York - Mike Pelfrey (7-12, 4.58)

A model of consistency, Roy Halladay has been a workhorse for Philadelphia this season and today aims to end the team's longest skid in over ten years.

The hitting for the Phillies has struggled since clinching the NL East title last Saturday. Yesterday's doubleheader sweep at the hands of the Mets moved the slide for Charlie Manuel's club to eight games, the longest for the Phillies since 2000 when they dropped eight in a row from Aug. 29-Sept. 6, 2000. They haven't lost nine consecutive games since Sept. 4-14, 1999, an 11- game slide.

The offense for the Phillies has been horrendous of late. They've scored more than three runs just twice since Sept. 10. They didn't get a hit off R.A. Dickey until the seventh inning yesterday in the opener of the twinbill and lost 2-1 on David Wright's RBI double in the eighth. In the night contest, the Mets scored five times in the third inning, aided by a Hunter Pence dropped fly ball, and won, 6-3.

"It's nice to see," Mets catcher Josh Thole said of the DH sweep. "We could lay down and just take our beating."

The Phillies now hold the distinction of owning the longest losing streak in major league history by a team that had already won at least 98 games.

"Our team is out of sync, definitely out of focus," Manuel said.

Halladay hopes to finally put a stop to the skid today in the finale of a three-game set, as the All-Star right-hander tries to bounce back from a rare loss. He threw eight innings in a 4-3 defeat to the Cardinals on Monday. Halladay, who leads the National League with eight complete games this season, two more than teammate Cliff Lee, is 8-2 with a 3.13 ERA in 10 games against the Mets.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Recap: Game 158 - Phillies at Mets - Mets Sweep Double Header, capped off by a 5 run 3rd inning



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W: D. Gee (13-6) L: D. Herndon (1-4)
S: M. Acosta (4)
HR: PHI - None   NYM - None

The New York Mets, aided by a five-run third inning in the nightcap of a doubleheader, earned a 6-3 win over a Philadelphia Phillies club that has lost eight games in seven days since clinching the NL East.

The Phillies dropped both games Saturday, losing 2-1 in the opener behind R.A. Dickey's strong start. They own the longest losing streak in major league history by a team that had already won at least 98 games.

Josh Thole knocked in two runs and Dillon Gee (13-6) earned the win with six quality innings for New York, which has won three straight.

Jimmy Rollins went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Phillies, who have scored more than three runs just once on their recent skid. They had not dropped eight straight since the 2000 season.

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