Showing posts with label A's at Mets. Show all posts
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 75 - A's at Mets - Reyes/Capuano beat A's


Final Score: NY Mets 4, Oakland 1

Jose Reyes had two hits, two RBI and a run scored to back six scoreless innings by Chris Capuano to give New York a 4-1 victory over Oakland in the rubber match of a three-game interleague set from Citi Field.

Capuano (6-7) allowed five hits and did not issue a walk while striking out seven, but left the game due to a right oblique injury after the sixth inning.

Francisco Rodriguez tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn his 20th save of the year to give New York its third win in the last five games.

Graham Godfrey (1-1) allowed four runs -- two earned -- on six hits and two walks in Oakland's second straight loss after a six-game win streak.

The Mets got all the runs they would need after loading the bases with no outs in the second on consecutive singles by Jason Bay, Lucas Duda and Josh Thole. Capuano came up next and grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to score Bay and Reyes followed with a bouncer up the middle to bring home Duda to give New York a 2-0 lead.

Today's Starting Lineups - A's at Mets - Game 75


Justin Turner has reason to smile about!

 
Today's Starting Lineups: A's at Mets - Game 75


Oakland
PosPlayerHRRBIAVG
2BWeeks, Jemile06.321
SSPennington, Cliff321.255
CFCrisp, Coco223.262
LFJackson, Conor120.267
3BSizemore, Scott110.262
1BEllis, Mark116.210
RFDeJesus, David522.233
CPowell, Landon13.211
PGodfrey, Graham (1-0, 4.76)
NY Mets
PosPlayerHRRBIAVG
SSReyes, Jose329.335
2BTurner, Justin232.271
RFBeltran, Carlos1044.279
3BMurphy, Daniel422.282
CFPagan, Angel219.248
LFBay, Jason315.229
1BDuda, Lucas05.170
CThole, Josh018.239
PCapuano, Chris (5-7, 4.29)

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 75 - A's at Mets


Oakland Athletics (34-41) at New York Mets (36-38), 1:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Oakland - Graham Godfrey (1-0, 4.76) New York Mets - Chris Capuano (5-7, 4.29)

The Oakland Athletics lost in frustrating fashion to the New York Mets last night, watching their season-high six-game win streak go to waste on a hit batsmen with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 13th inning.

Oakland vies to bounce back and earn a series victory Thursday afternoon in the rubber match of this three-game interleague set from Citi Field.

Brad Ziegler was on the hill for the A's in the 13th inning of last night's contest and allowed a one-out single to Lucas Duda, who moved to second on Daniel Murphy's ensuing base hit. Jose Reyes was then intentionally walked and Ziegler plunked Justin Turner to allow Duda to stroll home for a 3-2 New York win.

"I know the pitch was inside, it got away from me," said Ziegler, who was pinned with the loss. "It's just not how you want to end the game. If I'm going to lose, I'd rather be beaten with a base hit."

Athletics starter Gio Gonzalez was brilliant through seven innings in a no- decision, as he yielded only one run and four hits with eight strikeouts and one walk. He also retired 15 of the final 17 batters he faced. Oakland starters were 5-0 with a 1.16 ERA in six games before Gonzalez's result.

Kurt Suzuki homered and Conor Jackson recorded two hits and an RBI for the Athletics, who will visit Philadelphia for three games on this road swing and sit 5 1/2 games behind Texas for the American League West lead.

Before their recent six-game winning streak, the A's had lost 13 of 14 games, including 10 in a row from May 30-June 9.

Happy Recap: Game 74 - Turner Takes One for the Team in Win


Final Score: NY Mets 3, Oakland 2 (13 innings)

A game delayed by rain that never really came ended with a breaking ball that grazed Justin Turner's shirt.

After walking Jose Reyes intentionally to load the bases in the 13th inning, Brad Ziegler clipped Turner with a slider, forcing in the winning run, as the New York Mets slipped past Oakland, 3-2, at Citi Field.

"I don't mind taking one, not in that situation. I'll stay in there and stand my ground," Turner said. "Unless it's at my face or around my ankle, I'll stay in there and take a bruise."

The game was delayed one hour, three minutes as the tarp was on the field with expected heavy storms that never really materialized.

Then a pitchers' duel broke out between R.A. Dickey and Gio Gonzalez. Each pitched well enough to win, and Dickey would have if not for Conor Jackson, who singled home the tying run in the top of the ninth. Oakland saw its six- game winning streak come to an end.

Ziegler (2-1) was saddled with the loss, while Bobby Parnell (2-1) picked up the victory with a scoreless frame. The Mets have split their last four games.

"I know the pitch was inside, it got away from me," Ziegler said. "It's just not how you want to end the game. If I'm going to lose I'd rather be beaten with a base hit."

The Mets used three consecutive hits to take the lead in the second. Scott Hairston doubled in front of Ronny Paulino's single. Lucas Duda then drilled one of Gonzalez's few mistakes, driving a fastball that ran back over the plate into right for a run-scoring single.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs A's - Game 74


Hairston is in vs the lefty Gonzalez
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs  A's - Game 74:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-3B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Bay-LF
  5. Hairston-CF
  6. Paulino-C
  7. Duda-1B
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Dickey-RHP

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 74 - A's at Mets


Oakland Athletics (34-40) at New York Mets (35-38), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Oakland - Gio Gonzalez (6-5, 2.69) New York Mets - R.A. Dickey (3-7, 4.00)

Starting pitching has been the key to Oakland's current six-game winning streak and even a bout with the flu wasn't able to slow down Gio Gonzalez over this run.

The Athletics have to be excited about the chance a healthy Gonzalez gives them tonight as they go for a series victory against the New York Mets in the middle portion of a three-game set at Citi Field.

Oakland's starters are 5-0 with a 1.17 earned run average over the club's current win streak, its longest since a seven-game run from Sept. 14-20, 2009. Josh Outman extended the burst last night, yielding just one earned run over six innings for the Athletics, whose winning streak follows a stretch where they lost 13 of 14 and fired manager Bob Geren and replaced him with Bob Melvin.

During Oakland's 1-13 stretch, the starters went 0-11 with a 7.30 ERA.

Conversely, starter Dillon Gee contributed mightily to the Mets downfall last night. He walked a career-high six batters to suffer his first loss of the season (7-1) and become Oakland's latest victim as it looks to get back into the race in the American League West.

"We think some things are going to start going our way and they have," Outman said. "We're getting some hits falling here and there we weren't getting before. I think Gee threw a better game than he got credit for. It's nice to come out and beat a guy who has had a great season thus far."

Gee lasted just four innings and was charged with four runs on only three hits. He threw just 42 of his 87 pitches for strikes as the Mets lost for the fourth time in five games.

Recap : Game 73 - A's at Mets - Dillon Gee's Streak Ends


Final Score: Oakland 7, NY Mets 3

Dillon Gee won his first seven decisions this season and allowed a total of one run over his last three starts. Six walks did in the rookie on Tuesday.

Conor Jackson knocked in two runs and Jemile Weeks scored three times, as the Athletics handed a wild Gee his first loss of the season in a 7-3 triumph over the New York Mets.

Cliff Pennington had an RBI and scored twice in Oakland's sixth straight victory, its longest winning streak since taking seven in a row, September 14-20, 2009. Ryan Sweeney had four hits, including and RBI single.

Gee (7-1) suffered his first defeat in 13 games (11 starts) in 2011 and lasted just four innings, allowing three hits and four runs. The right-hander's seven straight winning decisions equaled the club record for rookies, but he threw more than half of his pitches (45-of-87) for balls in New York's fourth loss in five games.

"That's certainly not the guy we know," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "This is a game of adjustments. You have to adjust every day, every night, every inning, and I don't think we made any adjustments tonight. The sinker wasn't working, it was off the plate, whatever it was. You have to adjust. If that means you have to throw it down the middle, then you have to throw it down the middle."

Josh Outman (3-1) gave up four hits and one earned run over six innings for the Athletics, whose winning streak follows a stretch where they lost 13 of 14 and fired manager Bob Geren.

"We think some things are going to start going our way and they have," Outman said. "We're getting some hits falling here and there we weren't getting before. I think Gee threw a better game than he got credit for. It's nice to come out and beat a guy who has had a great season thus far."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs A's - Game 73


Mets Starting Lineup vs A's - Game 73:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-3B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-1B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Paulino-C
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Gee-RHP

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 73 - A's at Mets


Oakland Athletics (33-40) at New York Mets (35-37), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Oakland - Josh Outman (2-1, 3.14) New York Mets - Dillon Gee (7-0, 2.86)

Rain has been the only thing to slow down Dillon Gee since he was put into the New York Mets' rotation. The young starter looks to keep his undefeated record intact this evening, when he faces the Oakland Athletics in the first of three straight games between the clubs at Citi Field.

Gee is a perfect 7-0 with a 2.86 earned run average in 13 games, including 10 starts, this year. He had won five straight outings prior to Wednesday's game in Atlanta, when the 25-year-old was charged with just one hit and two walks while striking out five over four scoreless innings. However, a one hour and 11-minute rain delay cut his outing short and kept him without a decision.

Still, New York went on to notch a 4-0 victory, its eighth in row when Gee starts.

"It's almost unfortunate. He should have got the win," reliever D.J. Carrasco said about Gee. "He went out there and was carving those guys up."

Gee is 4-0 with a 1.77 ERA in seven games at home this season.

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