Showing posts with label A's at Mets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label A's at Mets. Show all posts

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Recap: Game 78 - A's (8) at Mets (5) - Wheeler has bad outing, Mets score late - but not enough



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W: B. Mills (1-0) L: Z. Wheeler (3-8) S: S. Doolittle (11)
HR: OAK - B. Moss (18),C. Crisp (6)   NYM - L. Duda (11),C. Young (7)

Recap:

Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run double, Brandon Moss added a two-run homer and Brad Mills picked up his first win of the season as Oakland downed New York, 8-5, in Wednesday's conclusion of a two-game interleague set.

Coco Crisp finished 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two RBI for the Athletics, who earned a split in the series.

Mills (1-0) worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up nine hits and three runs while fanning four. Sean Doolittle struck out the side in the ninth to earn his 11th save.

Lucas Duda hit a late three-run shot and Chris Young added a two-run homer for the Mets, whose three-game win streak came to an end.

Zack Wheeler (3-8) recorded only six outs in the loss, having allowed six runs on as many hits with four strikeouts and two walks.

New York finally came to life in the home seventh, when Travis d'Arnaud reached with a one-out infield hit and Ruben Tejada followed with a solid single ahead of Duda's pinch-hit three-run shot to right center. Dan Otero entered for Mills but plunked Eric Young ahead of an inning-ending double-play grounder from Daniel Murphy.

Curtis Granderson kept the eighth alive with a two-out double and Chris Young's blast to left pulled the Mets within 8-5.

Doolittle threw cold water on the Mets' comeback effort, striking out the side in the ninth.

Oakland's offensive onslaught against Wheeler began in the opening frame, as Cespedes reached on a fielder's choice grounder, then Moss deposited a ball into the upper deck in right for a 2-0 game.

Oakland picked up four more in the second thanks to a Crisp RBI single and a bases-clearing double down the left-field line from Cespedes.

Crisp reached the seats in left with one away in the fourth and the visitors assumed a 7-0 edge.

In the sixth, Josh Reddick and Alberto Callaspo greeted Gonzalez German with back-to-back singles which left runners on the corners, then Reddick scored when Mills hit into a 6-4-3 double play.

Game Notes

Mills picked up his first victory since July 8, 2012 with the Angels against Baltimore ... These clubs meet for a two-game series in Oakland from Aug. 19-20 ... Doolittle upped his line to 52 strikeouts and one walk in 37 innings over 35 appearances this season ... Young hit three homers in the series ... Crisp upped his average to .382 over his past 22 games with 19 runs, three homers, 13 RBI and 12 walks.

Box Score:

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tonight's #Mets Starting Lineup vs A's - Game 78


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs A's - Game 78

1. Eric Young Jr. (S) LF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
5. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
6. Chris Young (R) CF
7. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Zack Wheeler (L) P

Preview: Game 78 - A's at Mets - Mills vs Wheeler


Preview: Game 78
Oakland A's (47-30) at New York Mets (36-41)

Probable Pitchers:
Brad Mills (0-0, 4.50 ERA) vs Zack Wheeler (3-7, 3.93 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM


Preview:

Zack Attack
The hot-hitting Mets now try for a season-best fourth straight win and two-game home sweep Wednesday night behind a pitcher that's coming off the best start of his career.

Bartolo Colon beat his former team 10-1 on Tuesday as the Mets (36-41) won for the fifth time in six games. They've scored at least 10 runs in two straight for the first time since June 28 and 29, 2011. They've never done it in three straight.

Chris Young homered twice, newly recalled catcher Travis d'Arnaud hit a three-run shot and David Wright tied a career high with an RBI in his seventh straight game after managing one in 13 games prior to the streak. Young hadn't homered in his previous 21 contests while rumors of his time with the club ending swirled.

D'Arnaud had gone 4 for 38 in 12 games prior to his June 7 demotion.

Curtis Granderson also homered for the Mets' fifth four-homer game at Citi Field since it opened in 2009. Only San Diego and San Francisco have hit fewer home runs in their own parks since the start of that season.

Zack Wheeler (3-7, 3.98 ERA) takes the mound after throwing his first career complete game in Thursday's 1-0 win in Miami. Wheeler struck out eight and walked one in the three-hitter to snap a two-start skid in which he had allowed eight runs in 8 2/3 innings.

He had one victory in his previous 11 starts.

Wheeler has never faced the A's and is 0-2 with a 6.86 ERA in four interleague starts.

Oakland (47-30), which next travels to Miami, is second in the majors with a 16-8 record in interleague games since the start of last season.

Wheeler will be opposed by Brad Mills, who has never faced an NL opponent.

Mills (0-0, 4.50) lasted only four innings in his A's debut, allowing three runs -- two earned -- while walking four and throwing 94 pitches in Friday's 4-3 home win over Boston.

He'll be trying to pick up an Oakland team that has allowed 17 runs and 25 hits in back-to-back losses. After Tuesday's four-hit effort, the A's -- who average more than five runs per game -- have scored 3.5 a contest over their last six.

Oakland activated outfielder Josh Reddick from the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game and placed first baseman Kyle Blanks on the DL with a left calf strain. Reddick went 0 for 2 and has gone 4 for 35 over his last 11 contests, though he went 7 for 16 in a minor league rehab stint.

Oakland catcher Derek Norris remained sidelined after leaving Sunday's game when he was hit in the head with a backswing.

New York has won seven of eight against the A's.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Happy Recap: Game 77 - A's (1) at Mets (10) - Mets Four HR's, Colon Stellar for Win



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W: B. Colon (8-5) L: S. Kazmir (9-3)
HR: OAK - None   NYM - C. Granderson (10),C. Young (5),T. d'Arnaud (4),C. Young (6)

Recap:

Chris Young slammed a pair of solo home runs and scored three times, as the Mets routed Oakland by a 10-1 count in the opener of a two-game interleague set on Tuesday.

Travis d'Arnaud clubbed a three-run shot, while Curtis Granderson added a two- run blast and drove in three for the Mets, winners in three straight games.

Bartolo Colon (8-5) scattered four hits and one run while striking out eight over eight strong innings against the team he pitched for the previous two seasons.

Yoenis Cespedes knocked in the lone run for the Athletics, who have lost two in a row following a five-game win streak.

Scott Kazmir (9-3) was punctured for eight hits and seven runs over just three full frames in defeat.

New York went ahead to stay by denting Kazmir for seven runs combined in the second and third frames.

In the former, Eric Campbell hit a leadoff double and scored on Granderson's homer to right which put the hosts up 2-1. Young followed with his first round-tripper of the evening, a shot to left which provided a two-run cushion.

Daniel Murphy started the latter with a leadoff single, moved to third on a David Wright double and later crossed home on a Granderson groundout. Young then walked and d'Arnaud deposited a Kazmir offering over the wall in left for a 7-1 contest.

For the 25-year-old backstop, it was his first homer since May 12 against the Yankees and a much-needed boost to his confidence, which was shaken before a 16-game stint in Las Vegas.

Young stroked a two-out solo homer in the fifth off Jim Johnson, then the Mets struck twice more in the home sixth thanks to Murphy's RBI single and Wright's run-scoring groundout.

Colon surrendered his lone run in the first, with Brandon Moss hitting a two- out single and scoring on a Cespedes double.

The 41-year-old did not allow a runner beyond first base for the remainder of his outing, setting down the final 10 batters after a two-out hit from Coco Crisp in the fifth.

Game Notes

Colon improved to 6-0 in his last eight starts, and hasn't lost since May 6 in Miami ... Prior to the contest, the Mets recalled d'Arnaud from Triple-A Las Vegas and placed catcher Taylor Teagarden on the 15-day disabled list ... Before the game, the A's activated outfielder Josh Reddick from the 15-day disabled list and placed infielder Kyle Blanks on the 15-day DL.

Box Score:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tuesday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs A's - Game 77


Tuesday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs A's - Game 77

1. Eric Young Jr. (S) LF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
5. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
6. Chris Young (R) CF
7. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

Preview: Game 77 - A's at Mets - Kazmir vs Colon


Preview: Game 77
Oakland A's (47-29) at New York Mets (35-41)

Probable Pitchers:
Scott Kazmir (9-2, 2.08 ERA) vs Bartolo Colon (7-5, 3.88 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10 PM

Preview:

The Mets will host the First Place Oakland A's at Citi Field on Tuesday Night.

The A's (47-29) are looking to bounce back after a five-game win streak was snapped with Sunday's 7-6, 10-inning loss to Boston. Oakland rallied for three runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth but couldn't complete the comeback.

An All-Star in 2006 and '08, Kazmir was pitching in the independent league just two years ago, but is now among the major league leaders in ERA and WHIP (0.95). He has posted an 0.90 ERA while yielding just 11 hits in winning his last three starts, and is 4-0 with a 1.27 ERA in his last five.

The left-hander allowed two runs and four hits while striking out eight and walking none in seven innings of 4-2 win over the Red Sox on Thursday.

Oakland, which travels to Miami after this two-game set, is a major league-best 16-7 in interleague games since the start of last season, and Kazmir also excels against the NL. He owns a 19-inning scoreless streak in interleague play dating to last season, which includes striking out 12 in six innings to beat the Mets on Sept. 6 while with Cleveland.

Colon (7-5, 3.88) signed as a free agent with New York (35-41) a week after the Kazmir signing, and is starting to regain the All-Star form he showed last season after a sluggish start.

The 41-year-old right-hander is 5-0 with a 1.66 ERA in his last six starts after going 2-5 with a 5.84 ERA in his first eight. He allowed a run and four hits over eight innings in Wednesday's 3-2 win at St. Louis.

Colon, who went 28-15 with a 2.99 ERA in his two seasons with the A's to help them win consecutive division titles, is 8-6 with a 3.55 ERA in 18 starts against Oakland.

He'll face a lineup that averages an AL-best 5.1 runs and is the only team in baseball that has three players with at least 50 RBIs -- Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss and Yoenis Cespedes.

Catcher Derek Norris leads all regulars with a .302 average, but his status is uncertain after he was hit in the side of the head by a bat on a follow-through swing Sunday.

The Mets have one of baseball's worst offenses, averaging 3.9 runs while batting .235, but pounded out 17 hits in Sunday's 11-5 win over Miami. It marked their fourth victory in five games following a 3-11 slump.

The Mets have won six of seven against Oakland, last meeting in 2011.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

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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