Showing posts with label Braves at Mets. Show all posts
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter Recap: Game 18 - Braves (3) at Mets (4) (14 innings) - Granderson's Sac Fly the difference


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Granderson hit sacrifice fly to left, Nieuwenhuis scored. (90/sinker)
HR: ATL - None   NYM - None

Recap:

Curtis Granderson's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 14th inning was the difference, as the New York Mets avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew a walk against Gus Schlosser (0-1) to start the decisive frame and Ruben Tejada moved him to second with a sacrifice bunt. Eric Young Jr. was then intentionally walked, and both runners advanced on a wild pitch.

Granderson lofted the second pitch he saw to left field, and Justin Upton's throw came in just behind Nieuwenhuis.

Schlosser took the loss despite holding New York hitless over 3 2/3 innings, while Jose Valverde (1-0) pitched a scoreless top of the 14th to earn his first win of the year. Prior to the game, Mets manager Terry Collins replaced Valverde at closer with Kyle Farnsworth.

David Wright had four hits for the Mets while extending his hitting streak to 11 games. Granderson went 0-for-6, and is now hitless in his last 16 at-bats.

New York manufactured a run in both the first and second inning thanks to a pair of errors by Atlanta.

Young led off the bottom of the first and reached second when Upton dropped his fly ball in left field. Young moved to third on Granderson's line out to right and scored on Wright's grounder to second.

The Mets loaded the bases with one out in the second after Lucas Duda and Anthony Recker singled and Omar Quintanilla worked a walk. Mets starter Zack Wheeler grounded to second, but Dan Uggla fumbled the ball on the exchange and all runners were safe. Braves starter David Hale avoided further damage by getting Young to pop to shortstop and Granderson to ground weakly to first.

Atlanta finally got to Wheeler in the fifth inning with three consecutive doubles with a man on first and one out. Gerald Laird walked to start the inning but was thrown out on Hale's bunt attempt. Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Freddie Freeman followed with doubles to put the Braves in front 3-2.

Hale yielded back-to-back singles to Wright and Daniel Murphy to start the home half of the sixth. He struck out Chris Young for the first out but another Uggla error -- this time on a Duda ground ball -- allowed Wright to trot home and tie the game.

Hale and Wheeler both allowed three runs on six hits over six innings. One of Hale's runs was unearned.

Six Mets relievers combined to keep Atlanta off the scoreboard over the final eight innings. Carlos Torres pitched two perfect frames and Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out five in three hitless innings before giving way to Valverde.

Game Notes

Atlanta had won seven of eight entering Sunday ... The Braves finished their six-game road trip with a 4-2 mark. They return home to host Miami on Monday ... Heyward had three hits ... Young went 0-for-6 with a strikeout. The Mets' leadoff hitter has struck out at least once in every game this season ... New York went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position, leaving 11 on base.

Box Score:

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 18


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 18

  1. Eric Young Jr - Lf
  2. Curtis Granderson - RF
  3. David Wright -3B
  4. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  5. Chris Young  - CF
  6. Lucas Duda - 1B
  7. Anthony Recker - C
  8. Omar Quintanilla - SS
  9. Zack Wheeler - RHP

Preview: Game 18 - Atlanta Braves (12-5) at New York Mets (8-9) - Hale (0-0) vs Wheeler (1-2)


Preview: Game 18
Atlanta Braves (12-5) at New York Mets (8-9)
Pitching Probables - David Hale (0-0) 2.89 ERA vs Zack Wheeler (1-2) 4.67 ERA
TV - WPIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 1:10PM

Preview:

The Mets (8-9), who have dropped the last two games to the Atlanta Braves (12-5) look to rebound in the final game of the three games series. The Mets have been woeful at home this season only going 2-6.

The Mets will send Zack Wheeler (1-2) to the mound, who has pitched better of late. Last Game vs Arizona on April 14th he pitched 6.1 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 ER, 3 BB's, while striking out 3. He is 3-1 with a 3.80 ERA vs the Braves in his short career. The current Braves are collectively batting .236 with 3 HR's and 7 RBI's vs Wheeler. Freddie Freeman is batting .556 (5 for 9) with a HR and 3 RBI's vs Wheeler. Other Notables: Jason Heyward .333 (3 for 9) 1 HR, 2 RBI's, Dan Uggla .286 (2 for 7) with a HR, 2 RBI's, Andrelton Simmons .333 (3 for 9) with 3 BB's vs Wheeler.

The Mets will be getting their second look at young David Hale (0-0). The Mets faced him his last time out and he only lasted (6.23 ERA) 4.1 innings, gave up 5 hits, 3 earned runs, walking 5, while striking out 2. The Mets ended up winning the game 6-4. Eric Young went 3 for 3 , David Wright went 1 for 2, and Daniel Murphy also went 1 for 2 in their last meeting vs Hale.

The Mets bats better start to get going or else it could mean another sweep in the hands of the Atlanta Braves.


Batter Pitcher Splits:

Recap: Game 17 - Braves (7) at Mets (5) - Mets Late Comeback, Not enough


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W: E. Santana (2-0) L: B. Colon (1-3) S: J. Walden (1)
HR: ATL - J. Upton (5)   NYM - None

Recap:

Justin Upton went 3-for-5 with a three run homer and two runs scored to help the Atlanta Braves to a 7-5 win over the New York Mets in the middle test of a three-game set.

Freddie Freeman finished 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI for the Braves, winners in seven of their last eight games.

Ervin Santana (2-0) allowed one run on six hits while fanning seven over seven innings. Over three starts this season (21 innings), the nine-year veteran has allowed just one run and struck out 24 batters.

Jordan Walden left the bases loaded in the ninth to record his first save.

David Wright and Chris Young each went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Travis d'Arnaud had two hits and an RBI for the Mets, who have dropped two straight after sweeping Arizona earlier this week.

Bartolo Colon (1-3) allowed three runs on eight hits and struck out six to saddle the loss.

The Mets struck first when Wright singled to center to bring in Eric Young Jr.

Atlanta took the lead with a pair of runs in the third. With two on and two out, Freeman tapped a soft grounder down the third base line. Colon fielded the ball and threw it past Lucas Duda at first. The ball skipped off the wall in shallow right and rolled past Curtis Granderson and into right field allowing both runners to come all the way around.

In the fifth, Freeman laced a double to right to bring Jason Heyward around for a 3-1 lead and Upton scored on Daisuke Matsuzaka's wild pitch in the eighth for a four-run edge.

Daniel Murphy and Wright opened the bottom of the eighth with back-to-back singles. After Granderson popped out, Young ripped a single to left to bring Murphy home. d'Arnaud added an RBI single two batters later to pull New York within 4-3.

Upton added a three-run shot in the ninth to center for insurance that the Braves would need.

Craig Kimbrel hit Young Jr. with a pitch before giving up a single to Murphy. Wright then doubled to center to push Young Jr. across. After Granderson struck out, Young singled to bring Murphy around to pull the Mets within 7-5.

After a mound visit, Kimbrel walked Duda to load the bases, spelling the end of his night.

Walden was brought in and got d'Arnaud to ground out to end the game.

Game Notes

Upton has five homers this season ... Atlanta was 3-for-9 with RISP ... Young Jr., who scored a pair of runs, walked twice and was hit by a pitch ... New York finished 5-for-19 with RISP ... Murphy was 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

Box Score:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 17


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 17

  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. Bartolo Colon - RHP

Preview : Game 17 - Atlanta Braves (11-5) at New York Mets (8-8) - E. Santana (1-0) vs Colon (1-2)


Preview: Game 17
Atlanta Braves (11-5) at New York Mets (8-8)

Pitching Probables - Ervin Santana (1-0) 0.64 ERA vs Bartolo Colon (1-2) 6.00 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10pm

Preview:

The Mets (8-8) were shell shocked to say the least, at home against Aaron Harang and the Atlanta Braves (11-5) as they one hit them in a 6-0 Braves win.

The Mets look to bounce back with RHP Bartolo Colon on the mound, who is 4-0 with a 1.20 ERA vs the Braves. The current Braves hitters are hitting .228 vs Colon in their careers. B.J. Upton, who was in the American League, has 29 career AB's vs Colon and is batting .308 with 1 HR and 5 RBI's.. Colon got his first win vs the Braves on April 8th in a 4-0 win. He went 7 innings, giving up 6 hits,  while K'ing 5. His last time out he was bothered by a bad back and only went 5 innings in a 14-2 loss in Anaheim...

The New York Mets. will have to face the Hot RHP Ervin Santana, who is 2-0 with 0.64 ERA. His 2014 numbers are similar at 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA. His first appearance in Braves uniform he faced the Mets at home going 8 innings in a 4-3 win.  His last start was in Philly (April 14th) going 6 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 earned run, and struck out 11 Phillies in a No decision 9-6 win. The current Mets combined are batting only .218 vs Santana. Curtis Granderson, who has seen a lot of him is batting .256 (11 for 43) with 5 HR's and 9 RBI's. Leadoff hitter Eric Young Jr. is batting .429 (3 for 7) off Santana...

The Mets will have to grind this one out and see if Sir Bart's Back can hold down the hot hitting Braves..

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

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:

Friday, March 21, 2014

Happy Recap: 2014 Spring Training Game - Braves (6) at Mets (7) - Recker hits walk-off three run homer


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W: J. Valverde (1-0) L: E. Pfisterer (0-1)
HR: ATL - E. Mejia (2)   NYM - A. Recker (2)

Recap:

Anthony Recker blasted a two-out, three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the New York Mets over the Atlanta Braves, 7-6, in Grapefruit League action at Tradition Field.

Ruben Tejada went 3-for-3 with an RBI and starter Zack Wheeler tossed 5 1/3 solid innings for the Mets. Wheeler allowed two runs on five hits, striking out two and walking one.

Ervin Santana made his Braves debut, starting and allowing one run on two hits over two innings.

Ernesto Mejia homered for Atlanta, which got two hits apiece from brothers B.J. and Justin Upton.


Box Score:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Today's Mets Starting Lineup - 2014 Spring Training Game - Braves at Mets


Today's Mets Starting Lineup - 2014 Spring Training Game - Braves at Mets

Mets
  1. Eric Young Jr., 2b
  2. Ruben Tejada, ss
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, rf
  5. Chris Young, lf
  6. Ike Davis, 1b
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Zack Wheeler, rhp
  9. Juan Lagares, cf


Mets Notes:

First Basemen Ike Davis Finally Starts since hurting his calf on March 2nd. Lucas Duda will get some AB's in a minor league game today as well.

Second Basemen Daniel Murphy sits out with a sore right leg, in his place Eric Young Jr. goes to second base. Zack Wheeler hits 8th in the lineup as Terry Collins mentioned he might use his pitchers in the 8th slot during the season.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 10 - Braves (2) at Mets (8) - Mets Score 7 runs in the 8th to win it


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W: M. Socolovich (1-0) L: L. Vasquez (0-1)
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Recap:

The Mets Broke open a 1-1 game in the bottom of the 8th. They scored 7 unearned runs to make it a 8-1 game at the time.

Catcher Kevin Plawecki came off the bench to hit a 2-RBI double.

Outfielder Matt den Dekker hit a triple, which drove in 2.

Zack Wheeler, opened the game for the Mets. He went 3 innings, giving up 3 hits, 1 walk, while striking out 3.

Reliever Kyle Farnsworth came in after Wheeler going 2 innings.

Jose Valverde followed with a inning of work and Bobby Parnell closed the game in a non save situation.

Miguel Socolovich was the beneficiary of the Mets outburst in the 8th as he pitched 1 inning and got the win..



Box Score:
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