Showing posts with label Aaron Harang. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aaron Harang. Show all posts

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Preview: Game 92 - Braves at Mets - Harang vs Colon, #Mets Look for the Sweep!


Preview: Game 92
Atlanta Braves (49-42) at New York Mets (42-49)

Probable Pitchers:
Aaron Harang (8-6, 3.67 ERA) vs Bartolo Colon 8-7, 4.04 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM

Preview:

The New York Mets (42-49) are 5-1 on a 10-game homestand following a 1-7 road trip that included a 4.96 ERA from the rotation while losing three games at Turner Field from June 30-July 2.

Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jacob deGrom and Dillon Gee have been solid in the first three games of this series, allowing one run over 21 innings for the Mets, who haven't swept the Braves in four games since July 20-23, 1989.

Gee returned from nearly two months on the disabled list to toss the latest gem Wednesday, allowing one run in seven innings of a 4-1 victory.

Bartolo Colon (8-7, 4.04 ERA) looks to complete the sweep and help New York win five straight at Citi Field for the first time since a nine-game run from May 22-June 8, 2010.

The right-hander, however, needs to solve his first-inning struggles. His 16 runs allowed in the opening inning are among the most in the majors this season, and he's surrendered nine over his last four starts.

Those issues cost Colon in his last two outings. He lost both while surrendering 10 runs in 13 innings with seven coming in the first. Colon gave up four runs in the opening inning Saturday before allowing one over the next six in an 8-7 loss to Texas.

Colon hasn't had any such issues while splitting two season meetings with the Braves, allowing three runs in 14 innings.

Daniel Murphy, the Mets' lone representative at Tuesday's All-Star game in Minneapolis, has five hits in this series with three going for doubles along with two RBIs. The second baseman is hitting .364 in 16 home meetings with Atlanta.

The Braves have followed a nine-game winning streak with a four-game slide in which they've gone 5 for 38 with runners in scoring position, including 0 for 7 Wednesday.

If those problems persist, Atlanta will need another strong performance from Aaron Harang (8-6, 3.67), who is trying to win a fourth straight start for the first time since April 5-20, 2011, with San Diego.

The veteran right-hander has a 3.00 ERA while winning each of his last three games. He was shaky early at home Saturday, giving up three runs -- two earned -- in the opening inning before allowing one more over the next seven to earn a 10-4 win over Arizona.

Harang, who made four starts with the Mets last year, has allowed one run and two hits with 14 strikeouts in 13 innings while splitting two starts against his former team in 2014. He was outstanding in Queens on April 18, tossing seven no-hit innings before the Braves went on to hold the Mets to one hit in a 6-0 win.

Mets as a team are hitting .314 vs Harang. Wright is batting .423, Tejada is batting .429 vs Harang...

Batter/Pitcher Matchups:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

UnHappy Recap: Game 16 - Braves (6) at Mets (0) - Harang shuts them down, Mets only get one hit



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W: A. Harang (3-1) L: J. Niese (0-2)
HR: ATL - F. Freeman (5)   NYM - None

Recap:

Aaron Harang saw his bid for a no-hitter end after seven innings due to a high pitch count, but two Atlanta relievers preserved his shutout and the Atlanta Braves blanked the New York Mets, 6-0, on Friday to open a three-game set from Citi Field.

Harang (3-1) struck out five and walked six over seven stellar frames, but after 121 pitches -- 70 of which went for strikes -- manager Fredi Gonzalez decided to pull his starter despite the no-hitter and turn it over the pen. Luis Avilan retired the first two batters he faced in the eighth before David Wright ripped a single to left for New York's first and only hit. Jordan Walden pitched a perfect ninth to finish it.

Harang, who struggled in 26 starts last season for the Mariners and Mets, has been terrific in four starts so far for the Braves. The 35-year-old righty has allowed just two runs and nine hits in 25 2/3 innings.

Atlanta nearly became the second team in the last three seasons to toss a combined no-hitter. The Seattle Mariners used six pitchers to accomplish the feat in a 1-0 win over the Dodgers in 2012.

Freddie Freeman hit his fifth home run of the season for the Braves, winners in six of seven. Chris Johnson had three hits, including two doubles, with an RBI and a run scored and Dan Uggla doubled and scored in the triumph.

Mets starter Jonathon Niese (0-2) was the unlucky loser after giving up just a run on four hits while striking out seven in six innings

After a scoreless first inning, Atlanta broke through with a run in the second. Justin Upton singled to lead off the frame, Evan Gattis walked and two batters later, Johnson delivered an RBI double to left. Niese avoided further damage, however, striking out Ryan Doumit and forcing Harang to line out to second.

Harang was untouchable the rest of the way despite dealing with control problems. He walked a batter in both the second and third innings but didn't allow either to reach second base. He then tossed 1-2-3 fourth and fifth innings and issued two walks in the sixth before running into trouble in his final frame. After two quick pop ups, Harang walked consecutive batters and ran the count full to pinch-hitter Andrew Brown. But on his 121st pitch, Harang got Brown swinging with a breaking ball in the dirt.

Freeman's two-run shot in the top half of the eighth off Gonzalez Germen plated B.J. Upton for some insurance runs. Later in the inning, Justin Upton was thrown out at home trying to score from first on Uggla's double. Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud fired to third to try and catch Uggla advancing, but the throw got away and Uggla trotted home. Johnson then singled and scored on Jordan Schafer's double over Curtis Granderson's head in right.

Justin Upton's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth plated his brother and resulted in the final margin.


Game Notes

Harang has taken a no-hit bid into the seventh inning twice this season. Only one other pitcher has done it once (Matt Garza against Harang on April 2) ... Atlanta hit just 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position ... Prior to the game, the Mets shipped first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zach Thornton and a player to be named later.

Box Score:

Friday, April 18, 2014

Preview: Game 16 - Atlanta Braves (10-5) at New York Mets (8-7) - Harang (2-1) vs Niese (0-1)


Preview: Game 16
Atlanta Braves (10-4) at New York Mets (8-7)
Pitching Probables - Aaron Harang (2-1) 0.96 ERA vs Jon Niese (0-1) 3.46 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10PM

Preview:

The New York Mets (8-7) will come home to Citi Field to face the first place Atlanta Braves (10-5) in a three game series. Both Teams have been playing well of late, the Mets have won 3 in a row to finish a 6-3 road trip and the Braves have won 5 out of last 6. The Mets are 2-4 at home this season, while the Braves are 6-3 on the road.

The Mets will open up with Jon Niese, who pitched on April 12th against the Angels and got the no decision. Good News is Niese pitched 7.1 innings, gave up 6 hits, and only giving up 3 earned runs. Niese is 6-2 with a 3.62 ERA vs the Braves in his career. The current Braves combined have given Jon some fits batting .333 (52 for 156) with 4 HR's and 26 RBI's.

Braves Players to watch out for: Jason Heyward is batting .375 with 2 HR's and 8 RBI's, Freddie Freeman is batting .333 with 2 HR's and 6 RBI's , Dan Uggla is batting .300, and Justin Upton is batting .533 (8 for 15) vs Niese.

The Braves will counter with former Met, Aaron Harang. Harang has opened up the season well going 2-1 with a minuscule 0.96 ERA in three games. Harang in his career he is 4-5 with a 5.20 ERA vs the Mets. The Mets beat Harang on April 8th in Atlanta (4-0). Harang went 6 innings, gave up only 2 hits, gave up 1 earned run, walked 4 , while striking out 9.  Harang last pitched against the Nationals on April 13th where he got the win (10-2). The current Mets combined are batting .351 (39 for 111) with 6 HR's and 21 RBI's.

Mets Players to watch out for: David Wright .458 with 1 HR 7 RBI's, Daniel Murphy .429 with 1 HR and 5 RBI's, Chris Young .292 with 3 HR's and 5 RBI's, Eric Young .625 (5 for 8), Ruben Tejada .500 (6 for 12) vs Harang.

On the flip side: Lucas Duda is batting .167 with 1 HR and 2 RBI's and Curtis Granderson is batting .200 (1 for 5) vs Harang.

Should be a high scoring game, Let's hope the Mets can stay on top!  -  LGM!

Mets Predicted Lineup: Granderson and Young expected back in lineup!
  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Chris Young - CF
  6. Lucas Duda - 1B
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
  9. Jon Niese - LHP

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Monday, September 09, 2013

Mets News: Mets will promote Baxter, Harang, and Centeno - Will wait on Tejada


Mets News:


Outfielder Mike Baxter, right-hander Aaron Harang and catcher Juan Centeno officially were promoted for today’s series opener.

Ruben Tejada’s promotion apparently will wait. If the Mets stall promoting Tejada, they will delay his free-agency eligibility from after the 2016 season until after the 2017 season. A Tuesday call-up would give Tejada two years, 171 days of service time at the end of the season. Credit for a full MLB season comes at 172 days.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Mets News: Mets plan to bring up Burke and Harang first, rest may follow?


Mets News:


According to a report on ESPN, the Mets are expected to call up pitchers Greg Burke and Aaron Harang first as the Vegas 51's were eliminated in the playoffs.

The initial plan was to bring up SS Ruben Tejada, C Juan Centino, and OF Mike Baxter, but sources close to ESPN say that might be off the table for now.

The report also says that OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis and LHP Robert Carson will not be brought up.

The Mets have said they want to see what Tejada has left and want him to play everyday. But due to his super 2 status, The Mets can wait and prolong his free agent status to 2017.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 9/2: Aaron Harang debuts for Vegas


Mets Minor League Roundup 9/2:


AAA - TUCSON 5, LAS VEGAS 4: The 51s (81-63) completed the regular season with the second-best record in the 16-team Pacific Coast League, only a game behind Oklahoma City. In the regular-season finale, Tucson rallied for two runs in the ninth against Cory Wade (0-3), who suffered the blown save. Pitching in relief in his organization debut, Aaron Harang allowed a two-run homer to Cody Decker but no other damage in four innings. Harang surrendered seven hits and one walk while striking out five. Las Vegas will open the PCL Conference Championship Series in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Box

AA - NEW HAMPSHIRE 8, BINGHAMTON 1: Despite the loss, the B-Mets finished the regular season with a franchise-record 86 wins. They will take on Trenton on Wednesday in the first round of the Eastern League postseason. The Fisher Cats scored the game's opening run against Mark Cohoon (9-5) in the third. After Lance Zawadzki singled, Jonathan Jones plated him with a two-out hit. New Hampshire added to its lead in the fourth with another two-out RBI single. Ryan Schimpf delivered the run-producing knock to give the Fisher Cats a 2-0 lead. Cohoon’s day ended after five innings. In the sixth, Armando Rodriguez surrendered two runs. Kevin Nolan hit an RBI single into right field and Schimpf followed with a sacrifice fly. Long Island native Marcus Stroman baffled Binghamton's hitters. He did not allow a baserunner until the fifth, and only allowed two base hits over eight innings. The only time Binghamton got on the scoreboard against the righty came in the sixth. Richard Lucas led off with a double and scored two batters later on Alonzo Harris' sacrifice fly. In a 4-1 game, New Hampshire added insurance against Ryan Fraser in the seventh. Andy Burns delivered an RBI single. Nolan brought home two more on a single. Hamilton Bennett tossed a perfect eighth. Chasen Bradford gave up one unearned run in the ninth. The B-Mets (86-55) begin postseason play at Trenton on Wednesday. Binghamton will send right-hander Noah Syndergaard to the mound opposite Bryan Mitchell. Binghamton has not played in the postseason since 2004. The B-Mets have been held to three hits or fewer in three of their past seven games. Box

Monday, September 02, 2013

Mets News: Aaron Harang will make start in Double-header on Sept 14th


Mets News:


Terry Collins said the Mets signed veteran Aaron Harang to a minor league deal to preserve pitching depth down the stretch and with an eye toward a Sept. 14 doubleheader against the Miami Marlins, when the Mets will need an extra starter. There also needs to be a hedge in case Zack Wheeler is shut down because he reached an innings cap.

"I think we've got to protect ourselves with Zack and all the other guys," Collins said. "And we're going to need a pitcher for the 14th, for sure."

Collins added that Wheeler should be able to get through the season without getting shut down if he is properly spaced out. Wheeler is at 151 2/3 innings this season between the majors and minors. He logged 149 innings a season ago. Jumps of 30 to 35 innings from the previous year generally are eyed. The problem -- a good problem -- would be if Wheeler pitches so well in games that he logs, say, eight innings a start.

"If he's spaced out and we keep track of him, we should be able to get him to where we'd like him to without a problem," Collins said. "But, you know, he's pitching pretty good."

Source: ESPN NY

Mets News: Mets Sign Veteran Pitcher Aaron Harang, assign to Triple-A


Mets News:


The Mets have signed veteran right-hander Aaron Harang and assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Harang, 35, was 5-11 with a 5.76 ERA in 22 starts for the Seattle Mariners this season. He recently was designated for assignment.

The Mets will need a sixth starter in September. And it remains unclear whether Daisuke Matsuzaka can be effective at the major league level. The Mets also have appeared to prefer Carlos Torres working out of the bullpen.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Matchup Report: Mets Hitters vs Aaron Harang - If the rain lets up, we could see fireworks


New York Mets Career statistics vs. Aaron Harang
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Mike Baxter2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Jason Bay52 17 6 1 5 9 1 12 .327 .364 .769 1.133
Ronny Cedeno23 7 1 0 2 7 2 8 .304 .360 .609 .969
Ike Davis2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Lucas Duda7 2 0 0 1 2 2 3 .286 .444 .714 1.159
Scott Hairston10 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .273 .300 .573
Daniel Murphy8 3 2 0 1 4 0 1 .375 .375 1.000 1.375
Kirk Nieuwenhuis2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Ruben Tejada8 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 .625 .667 .875 1.542
Josh Thole9 7 1 0 1 3 0 0 .778 .778 1.222 2.000
Andres Torres12 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .250 .357 .250 .607
Justin Turner5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533
David Wright20 11 4 0 1 6 3 4 .550 .609 .900 1.509
Totals1605817111321438.363.421.6881.109

Matchup Report vs Aaron Harang:

If the rain lets up tonight , the Mets could put on a firework display of their own tonight.....

What does a team need when not playing well? 

In the Mets case, a visit from Aaron Harang. The Mets Lineup has pounded Harang (in his career) batting .363 vs him with 11 HR's and 32 RBI's. The Mets also combined for 17 Doubles..

Josh Thole leads the charge batting an outstanding .778 ( 7 for 9) with a dinger and 3 RBI's.  Captain David Wright is batting .550 (11 for 20) with one dinger and 6  RBI's. And  Ruben Tejada is only batting .625 ( 5 for 8) in his brief career vs Harang. Jason Bay who loves to see Harang is batting .327 off him with 5 HR's and RBI's.

Let's Go Mets !  - Harang Party Tonight!
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