Showing posts with label 2013 Regular Season Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2013 Regular Season Games. Show all posts

Monday, September 23, 2013

Preview: Game 156 - Mets at Reds - Harang vs Cueto


New York Mets (71-84) at Cincinnati Reds (89-67) 7:10 PM ET
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A. Harang (R) 2 0-1 4.916.00-00.009/18SFND5.0630-216.27.02
J. Cueto (R) 10 5-2 3.025.22-02.089/16@HOUW5.0501-210.16.97

Preview:

The Reds, who are trying to move closer to securing a third playoff appearance in four years, send Johnny Cueto to the mound in Monday night's series opener with the New York Mets.

Cueto (5-2, 3.02 ERA) missed the start of the 2011 season with arm trouble, then went 19-9 with a 2.78 ERA in 2012 to help the Reds win the NL Central. But after a healthy season, he left Game 1 of the division series against San Francisco after only eight pitches with pulled muscles in his side.

The right-hander was enjoying a solid start to 2013 before straining a lat muscle in a loss to Texas on June 28, forcing him to the DL. He was activated last Monday, and threw five scoreless innings in his 6-1 win over Houston.

Though Cueto said he felt fine after that outing, Baker is taking a cautious approach, especially with the playoffs right around the corner. Cincinnati (89-67) still is in the mix for a second straight Central crown while leading Washington by five games for a wild-card spot.

Happy Recap: Game 155 - Mets (4) at Phillies (3) - Tovar's First MLB Hit delivers Mets to Victory and Sweep in Series


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Philadelphia (71-84)010001010391

W: C. Torres (4-5) L: C. Lee (14-7) S: L. Hawkins (12)
HR: NYM - None   PHI - None

Recap:

Wilfredo Tovar knocked in two runs with a single in the seventh to put the Mets ahead by one with his first major-league hit -- off Cliff Lee no less.

Carlos Torres (4-5) struck out six in six innings for New York and allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks.

Cliff Lee (14-7)gave up three runs, two earned, and eight hits in seven innings. He struck out eight without a walk in Philadelphia's final home game of the season.

LaTroy Hawkins nailed down a landmark save -- No. 100 in his long career as a major-league reliever.

The 40-year-old right-hander finished off New York's 4-3 win over Philadelphia on Sunday, striking out Jimmy Rollins to end it and pull the Mets into a tie for third place with the Phillies in the NL East.

Domonic Brown put the Phillies ahead in the sixth with a one-out RBI single that made it 2-1, but the Phillies missed a chance to add on, leaving the bases loaded.

After Kevin Frandsen hit an RBI double in the second inning, the Mets' Andrew Brown answered with an RBI groundout in the fourth.

Cody Asche struck out with the tying run on third in the eighth. Philadelphia pulled within one when Carlos Ruiz tagged and scored from third on a foul-ball pop up by Darin Ruf.

The Phillies fell to 18-17 under Sandberg.

Game Notes

The Mets won the season series over the Phillies, 10-9. ... The Phillies eclipsed the 3-million mark in attendance for the seventh straight season in their final home game Sunday, finishing with a total gate count of 3,012,403. Philadelphia led the major leagues in attendance in 2011 and 2012. ... Mets manager Terry Collins gave 3B David Wright the day off Sunday after Wright played the first two games of the series. New York activated Wright from the disabled list Friday. ... The Phillies finished the year with a home record 43-38. ...



Box Score:

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 155


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 155

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. Andrew Brown, rf
  5. Lucas Duda, 1b
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Wilfredo Tovar, ss
  9. Carlos Torres, rhp

Preview: Game 155 - Mets at Phillies - Torres vs Lee


New York Mets (70-84) at Philadelphia Phillies (71-83) 1:35 PM ET
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C. Torres (R) 7 3-5 3.395.00-34.649/14MIAL6.0320-212.06.00
C. Lee (L) 29 14-6 2.956.17-43.409/16MIAW8.0823-024.01.88

Preview:

The Mets can win their fourth straight meeting with the Phillies on Sunday in Philadelphia, though they'll have to overcome the dominant Cliff Lee.

A win Sunday would mark the Mets' fourth straight win in the overall series, something they haven't accomplished since April 2008. Saturday's result also brought them within one game of the third-place Phillies (71-83) as New York, which has won five of seven, tries to avoid its fifth straight fourth-place finish in the NL East.

Wright is batting .413 with five homers and 12 RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak against the Phillies, and is 8 for 28 off with seven strikeouts lifetime against Lee (14-6, 2.95 ERA).

The left-hander is 4-0 with a 2.05 ERA in his last six starts, including a win in New York on Aug. 26, his second victory in three matchups this year.

Happy Recap: Game 154 - Mets (5) at Phillies (4) - Wright, Murphy Lead Mets to Victory in Rain Shorten Game


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Philadelphia (71-83)010003x470

W: D. Gee (12-10) L: T. Cloyd (2-6)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (18),D. Murphy (12)   PHI - None

Recap:

David Wright and Daniel Murphy hit solo home runs and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Saturday night in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain.

Wright connected for the third consecutive game and second straight day since returning from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for more than a month. He has the most homers by any visiting player at Citizens Bank Park with 19.

The Mets have won five of their last six series in Philadelphia.

Murphy broke a 1-all tie with a homer in a four-run sixth. His 12th homer of the season tied a career high set in 2009.

Juan Lagares chased Phillies starter Tyler Cloyd (2-6) from the game with a two-run triple in the sixth. Lagares was 1 for 31 at the plate before the hit.

Dillon Gee (12-10) yielded four runs on seven hits with a walk while going the distance. Three of those runs came in a rain-soaked sixth inning.

Cloyd lasted just five-plus innings for Philadelphia and allowed five runs on six hits, two walks and a hit batsman. In his last four starts, he has surrendered 22 runs in 19 innings.

Domonic Brown singled in the second, made it to third on Darin Ruf's infield hit and scored on a sacrifice fly, barely avoiding catcher Travis d'Arnaud's tag.

Cesar Hernandez, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley hit consecutive doubles in the sixth to spark a three-run inning. Carlos Ruiz picked up an RBI groundout and Utley scored on a wild pitch.

Wright drew a walk with one out in the seventh, heading to first base as the Phillies were already coming off the field because of the rain delay.

The teams played in the rain before the game was halted, and it was called after a wait of 1 hour, 28 minutes.

Game Notes

The Mets said RHP Zack Wheeler will be shut down for the remainder of the year. Wheeler went 7-5 with a 3.42 ERA in his rookie season. ... Collins said Wright will still get his scheduled day off Sunday, despite playing just six innings Saturday. ... Before the game, fans gave a loud ovation for Charlie Manuel, who was not present but received the Phillies' Dallas Green Award for Special Achievement. Manuel won his 1,000th career game as manager days before he was fired on Aug. 16. Rollins and Utley accepted the award in his absence. ... In the series finale and the Phillies' final home game of the year on Sunday, LHP Cliff Lee (14-6, 2.95) will oppose Mets RHP Carlos Torres (3-5, 3.48).

Box Score:

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 154


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 154

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Juan Lagares, cf
  6. Matt den Dekker, rf
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 154 - Mets at Phillies - Gee vs Cloyd


New York Mets (69-84) at Philadelphia Phillies (71-82) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
D. Gee (R) 30 11-10 3.476.07-54.329/15MIAND7.1601-120.22.18
T. Cloyd (R) 9 2-5 5.065.10-35.739/15@WSHL4.01050-213.08.31

Preview:

Winners of four of six, the Mets (69-84) are trying to overtake the Phillies (71-82) and finish above fourth in the NL East for the first time since 2008.

Gee (11-10, 3.47 ERA) opened his season in brutal fashion April 9, when he gave up a season-worst seven runs over three innings in Philadelphia. He then was reached for six runs - five earned - in five innings there June 22 but did not get a decision in New York's 8-7 loss.

In each game, the Phillies hit three homers off Gee.

Gee, 0-2 with a 13.26 ERA in his last five appearances at Citizens Bank Park, may fare better with first baseman Ryan Howard sidelined with an inflamed left knee. Howard had three of those home runs and six in 15 lifetime at-bats versus the right-hander.

Happy Recap: Game 153 - Mets (6) at Phillies (4) - Wright Homers in first AB off DL


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Philadelphia (71-82)000400000451

W: D. Matsuzaka (2-3) L: C. Hamels (8-14) S: L. Hawkins (11)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (17)   PHI - None

Recap:

The Captain David Wright homered, Daniel Murphy had three hits and Daisuke Matsuzaka earned his second straight victory in New York's 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

The Mets jumped on Cole Hamels for three runs in the first. After Young led off with a bloop double that bounded off the glove of diving right fielder John Mayberry Jr. and Murphy singled, Wright homered in his first at-bat since being placed on the disabled list Aug. 3 with a strained right hamstring.

Eric Young Jr. singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Mets, who have won four of seven.

Darin Ruf doubled and drove in a pair of runs for Philadelphia, which has lost four of seven.

LaTroy Hawkins pitched a scoreless ninth for his 11th save in 14 opportunities. Hawkins got some help when a retreating Juan Lagares made a leaping, one-handed catch in front of the wall in center to rob Ruf of extra bases leading off the inning.

The homer moved Wright past Mike Piazza into second on the club's career list with 221 homers. Darryl Strawberry is No. 1 with 252.

New York added lone runs in the third and fourth on RBI singles by Andrew Brown and Young, respectively, before the Phillies scored four times in the bottom of the fourth to pull within 5-4. Ruf did the bulk of the damage with a two-run double. Hamels also drove in a run with a groundout to first.

But the Mets got an insurance run in the seventh on Josh Satin's RBI groundout.

Matsuzaka (2-3) pitched six innings, allowing four runs on four hits with six strikeouts and three walks.

Hamels (8-14) lost for the first time since July 26. The left-hander entered Friday 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA in the nine starts since his last defeat. But he left after seven subpar innings, giving up six runs on 10 hits with eight strikeouts and no walks.

Game Notes

Wright's homer was his 18th at Citizens Bank Park, matching his total at Atlanta's Turner Field for his most in road ballparks.. Besides Wright, the Mets activated Wilfredo Tovar before Friday's game. Tovar hit .263 with four homers and 36 RBIs in 133 games with Double-A Binghamton this season.. Young stole his 40th base of the season and MLB-leading 24th since the All-Star break.. The series continues Saturday night when New York right-hander Dillon Gee (11-10, 3.47 ERA) faces Phillies right-hander Tyler Cloyd (2-5, 5.06).

Box Score:

Friday, September 20, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 153


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 153

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Josh Satin, 1b
  5. Andrew Brown, rf
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Daisuke Matsuzaka, rhp

Preview: Game 153 - Mets at Phillies - Matsuzaka vs Hamels


New York Mets (68-84) at Philadelphia Phillies (71-81) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
D. Matsuzaka (R) 5 1-3 6.125.20-17.279/14MIAW7.0211-115.24.60
C. Hamels (L) 31 8-13 3.486.13-63.559/14@WSHW6.0832-021.02.57

Preview:

The Philadelphia Phillies have reached their final home series of the season and will entertain the rival New York Mets Friday in the opener of a three-game set from Citizens Bank Park.

Cole Hamels and the Phillies seek their eighth win in 10 home games Friday night when David Wright is expected to be back in the lineup for the Mets.

Wright, who leads the team with a .309 average and .904 OPS, was batting .385 during a six-game hitting streak when he suffered a high-grade right hamstring strain in early August. Following a seven-week absence, the All-Star third baseman appears ready to help the Mets (68-84) in the opener of this three-game series.

It might be perfect timing since Wright is 15 for 38 with three home runs and nine RBIs during a nine-game hitting streak against Philadelphia (71-81). He's also 8 for 20 with two homers and seven RBIs when facing Hamels the past two seasons.

Hamels (8-13, 3.48 ERA) has been on a roll lately, going 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA while limiting opponents to a .220 batting average in nine starts since his last loss July 26. The Phillies have won the left-hander's last seven outings.

Now he'll try to add to an outstanding stretch by Philadelphia starters, who have a 2.79 ERA in victories during a 7-2 home stretch.

Recap: Game 152 - Giants (2) at Mets (1) - Bumgarner outdoes Niese in finale


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N.Y. Mets (68-84)000100000140

W: M. Bumgarner (13-9) L: J. Niese (7-8) S: J. Lopez (1)
HR: SF - None   NYM - None

Recap:

Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 in seven innings of four-hit ball, outpitching Jonathon Niese to lead San Francisco over the New York Mets 2-1 Thursday.

Juan Perez went 3 for 3 with an RBI single in his hometown, and the World Series champions won for the eighth time in 11 games. After taking two of three from the Mets, the Giants won't even change hotels -- they remain in New York this weekend to play three interleague games at Yankee Stadium.

Bumgarner (13-9) has gone 19 straight starts without yielding more than three earned runs, the longest streak by a San Francisco pitcher since Tim Lincecum's 19 in a row from 2007-08. The previous Giants hurler to do it during one season was Ed Whitson in 1980, according to STATS.

Following his 13th career game with double-digit strikeouts, Bumgarner needs one more K to reach 200 in a season for the first time. The All-Star left-hander surpassed 200 innings for the third consecutive year.

Niese (7-8) threw seven solid innings for the Mets, who rallied for four runs in the ninth to win 5-4 on Wednesday night. They batted .184 while going 4-7 on their penultimate homestand.

With a runner on second, Javier Lopez retired pinch-hitters Lucas Duda and Anthony Recker for his first save since Sept. 11 last year. Recker struck out to end a crisp game that took 2 hours, 37 minutes.

Giants closer Sergio Romo, who had a blown save Wednesday, was rested after throwing 50 pitches over the previous two days.

Daniel Murphy drove in the lone run for the Mets, who ended an 11-game homestand with just three wins.

Game Notes

Tony Abreu had two hits for the Giants ... New York won the season series from the Giants, 4-2.


Box Score:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 152


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 152

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Josh Satin, 1b
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. Andrew Brown, rf
  5. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Travis d’Arnaud, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Jonathon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 152 - Giants at Mets - Bumgarner vs Niese


San Francisco Giants (70-82) at New York Mets (68-83) 1:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
M. Bumgarner (L) 30 12-9 2.836.08-53.259/13@LADW6.0521-018.02.00
J. Niese (L) 21 7-7 3.885.23-42.699/13MIAW6.1631-118.05.00

Preview:

The New York Mets are trying to conclude this 11-game homestand with five wins in seven games after being swept by Washington in a four-game set.

Jonathan Niese (7-7, 3.88 ERA) could help since he's 4-1 with a 3.13 ERA in seven starts since returning from a partially torn left rotator cuff. The left-hander has been particularly impressive in three home games, going 2-0 with a 1.61 ERA.

Niese is 1-1 with a 3.10 ERA in three career starts versus the Giants. He last faced them Aug. 1, 2012, when he allowed one run in seven innings of a 2-1 road win.

San Francisco will counter Niese with Madison Bumgarner (12-9, 2.83), one of the club's most consistent starters.

The left-hander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 18 straight starts, San Francisco's longest such streak since Tim Lincecum went 19 games from Aug. 16, 2007-June 11, 2008.

He got plenty of help in his only visit to Citi Field on April 23, 2012, allowing one run and three hits in seven innings of a 7-2 victory.

Gregor Blanco has been superb at the plate during a seven-game hitting streak, going 12 for 23 (.522) with five RBIs and five runs. He had a two-run homer Wednesday, but he's just 1 for 6 versus Niese.

Buster Posey is 4 for 8 with two doubles and a homer off the Mets starter, but he's 1 for 17 while the Giants are 3-2 on this 10-game road trip.

Happy Recap: Game 151 - Giants (4) at Mets (5) - Satin delivers in the 9th


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N.Y. Mets (68-83)«000000014592

W: V. Black (2-0) L: S. Romo (4-8)
HR: SF - G. Blanco (3)   NYM - None

Recap:

The New York Mets were shut down by Matt Cain for almost eight innings, the Mets fought back against San Francisco's bullpen. Pinch-hitter Zach Lutz had an RBI double and Juan Centeno, making his major league debut, singled in a run off closer Sergio Romo (4-8).

Josh Satin hit a two-run single to cap a four-run outburst that sent New York past the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Wednesday night, moments after Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada broke his right leg.

Tejada was injured when he tumbled over sliding left fielder Andrew Brown to catch a popup in the ninth inning. Tejada, who knocked shins with the oncoming Brown, initially stayed in the game but was lifted for Lutz in the bottom of the inning.

Satin had a career-best three RBI, including a sacrifice fly against Cain in the eighth. Vic Black (2-0) pitched a perfect inning for the win.

Matt Cain scattered six singles over 7 2/3 innings and did not allow an earned run. New York pushed only one runner to second base before the eighth.

New York gave away a run with two embarrassing errors in the fourth. Satin bobbled a leadoff grounder to third by Crawford, who scored when Brown flubbed Blanco's two-out fly to right.

Game Notes

The Mets pitching staff combined for 14 strikeouts ... Romo blew his fifth save of the season ... Mets rookie C Travis d'Arnaud sat out with a sore right shoulder. He was hit by a foul ball Tuesday night and left the game two innings later. Collins said he hopes d'Arnaud can play Thursday. ... Centeno started behind the plate and singled his second time up for his first career hit. ... Mets CF Juan Lagares snapped an 0-for-19 skid with a second-inning single. ...

Box Score:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 151


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 151

  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Josh Satin - 3B
  3. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  4. Andrew Brown - RF
  5. Lucas Duda - 1B
  6. Juan Lagares - CF
  7. Ruben Tejada - SS
  8. Juan Centeno - C
  9. Aaron Harang - RHP

Preview: Game 151 - Giants at Mets - Cain vs Harang


San Francisco Giants (70-81) at New York Mets (67-83) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
M. Cain (R) 28 8-9 4.246.14-23.569/12@LADND7.0610-116.23.24
A. Harang (R) 1 0-1 4.506.00-14.509/12WSHL6.0430-218.25.30

Preview:

Matt Cain will face the Mets Tonight, as he will try to forget the last outing he had against them. In one of the worst starts of Cain's career on July 10 , he failed to make it out of the first inning for the only time in 263 starts. He was lifted after recording only two outs, allowing three runs, two hits and three walks in a 7-2 loss.

Now Cain will try to lead the San Francisco Giants to a fifth straight win Wednesday night when they continue a three-game set at Citi Field.

Since that early exit, the right-hander has gone 3-3 with a 2.65 ERA in nine starts. Cain (8-9, 4.24 ERA) had his second consecutive strong outing Thursday after spending 15 days on the disabled list with a bruised right forearm. He limited the Dodgers to two runs - one earned - in seven innings of a 3-2 loss.

Cain was 3-1 with a 2.01 ERA in his previous five starts versus New York (67-83) before that abbreviated July outing.

Recap: Game 150 - Giants (8) at Mets (5) - Pagan puts on a show a Citi


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N.Y. Mets (67-83)001300001591

W: Y. Petit (4-0) L: S. Henn (0-1)
HR: SF - A. Pagan (4)   NYM - None

Recap:

Angel Pagan puts on a show at Citi Field.  Pagan hit a home run, tripled and drove in three runs on a perfect night at the plate against his former team, leading Yusmeiro Petit and the Giants past the New York Mets 8-5 on Tuesday.

The switch-hitter went 3 for 3 with two walks and scored twice for the defending World Series champions, who have won four straight and seven of nine to improve to 70-81. His tie breaking home run in the seventh inning made a winner of Petit (4-0) in his second start since nearly pitching a perfect game.

Angel Pagan spent four seasons with the Mets before they traded him to San Francisco in December 2011. He helped the Giants win a championship last year and then re-signed with them for $40 million over four years.

Tony Abreu added an RBI double against Gonzalez Germen in the eighth, and Pagan's triple off the wall in right-center made it 7-4. Hunter Pence singled home a run in the ninth for his 20th RBI in his past seven games.

The Mets had their chances when Giants reliever Sandy Rosario issued a leadoff walk in the ninth and left with a strained right hip. Sergio Romo gave up an RBI single to Daniel Murphy before retiring Lucas Duda and pinch-hitter Andrew Brown with the bases loaded to end it.

Mets starter Zack Wheeler threw 107 pitches over five innings against his former club. The rookie walked a career-high six -- four in the second inning. In all, seven New York pitchers combined to issue a season-high 10 walks.

Game Notes

Prior to the game, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey decided he will hold off on surgery on his right elbow, instead optioning for a rehabilitation process... Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud left in the fourth after taking a foul ball off his shoulder the inning prior ... The Giants ended a five-game losing streak to the Mets ... The Giants have won all five of Petit's starts. Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud left in the fourth after taking a foul ball off his shoulder the inning prior ... The Giants ended a five-game losing streak to the Mets ... The Giants have won all five of Petit's starts.

Box Score:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 150


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 150

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Juan Lagares, cf
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  6. Matt den Dekker, rf
  7. Travis d’Arnaud, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Zack Wheeler, rhp

Preview: Game 150 - Giants at Mets - Petit vs Wheeler


San Francisco Giants (69-81) at New York Mets (67-82) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
Y. Petit (R) 4 3-0 2.535.02-03.009/11COLND5.2632-020.22.18
Z. Wheeler (R) 16 7-5 3.225.22-44.439/11WSHL7.0811-218.22.41

Preview:

The New York Mets (67-82) will be hosts to the San Francisco Giants (69-81) in the opener of the three game series at Citi Field. The Giants like the Mets have nothing to play for, but seek a fourth consecutive victory Tuesday night while trying to end their recent struggles against the New York Mets.

San Francisco has dropped five in a row to the Mets - all at home - but won two straight and six of eight at New York.

Giant outfielder Hunter Pence has homered in a career-high four straight contests after hitting two in San Francisco's 4-3 win at Dodger Stadium on Sunday. The Giants took the final three of the four-game set against NL West-leading Los Angeles, and have won six of eight overall.

Pence, who has tied a career high with 25 home runs, has hit six while going 13 for 25 in the last six games. His 19 RBIs during that stretch are the most for a Giants player since it became an official statistic in 1920.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 149 - Marlins (0) at Mets (1) - d'Arnaud's walk off single wins it in 12th


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N.Y. Mets (67-82)«0000000001172

W: V. Black (1-0) L: Z. Phillips (0-1)
HR: MIA - None   NYM - None

Recap:

The slumping Travis d'Arnaud had an RBI single with two outs 12th inning and Black earned his first career win in New York's 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.

With several rookies' families in town, d'Arnaud gave the game ball right to his mom. Black was given the lineup card, and it was sitting in his locker. He said it will be going home to Texas with his parents.

Dillon Gee and Tom Koehler took a pitchers' duel into the eighth inning before the Marlins and Mets each used five relievers to finish off the fifth extra-inning matchup this season between the NL East's worst teams.

D'Arnaud came through in a game of many missed opportunities and after the two previous batters grounded into forceouts at the plate. New York had loaded the bases with no outs against Zach Phillip (0-1), making his third appearance for the Marlins.

Miami wasted chances early, going 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position in the first nine innings. Eric Young Jr. was the only Mets player to reach second base -- a two-out double in the sixth -- until they put a runner on third in the 11th. But Young was struck out by Chad Qualls to end the threat.

The Marlins have lost eight of 10.

Tom Koehler allowed three hits in a career best-matching eight innings. He struck out five without walking a batter -- he had gone six straight starts giving up at least two walks.

Dillon Gee has been stingy when he has allowed runners on base. Batters were just 3 of 28 with runners in scoring position coming and the Marlins were worse: hitless in seven at-bats against the right-hander.

Gee gave up six hits in 7 1-3 innings. He walked two and struck out eight, including four in a row between the second and third.

Game Notes

Koehler is winless in eight straight starts ... The Mets were 0-for-5 with RISP before d'Arnaud's hit ... Daniel Murphy went 2-for-5 for New York.

Box Score:
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