Showing posts with label Brewers at Mets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brewers at Mets. Show all posts

Monday, September 30, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 162 - Brewers (2) at Mets (3) - Mets Celebrate Piazza Day with Win


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N.Y. Mets (74-88)«10000002x331

W: V. Black (3-0) L: B. Kintzler (3-3) S: F. Francisco (1)
HR: MIL - None   NYM - None

Recap:

Eric Young won the National League stolen base crown with 46 and helped the Mets rally past Milwaukee 3-2 on Sunday when the Brewers botched two bunts in the eighth inning.

The speedy Young swiped two bases in the first, scored on a shallow sacrifice fly and later threw out a runner at the plate from left field. He began the day tied for the NL lead in steals with Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura, who sat out for the 10th time in 11 games.

Young's father led the NL in stolen bases with 53 for the Rockies in 1996.

Playing in front of their third sellout this season, the injury-riddled Mets prevented a four-game sweep by Milwaukee and finished 74-88 for the second consecutive year. They have endured five straight losing seasons since moving into Citi Field.

Before the game, former slugger Mike Piazza was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame during a 30-minute ceremony on the field.

After the final out, Young applauded as Mets players tossed their caps into the stands behind the dugout.

Center fielder Juan Lagares also cut down a Milwaukee runner at the plate in the fourth to help starter Jonathon Niese escape further damage.

Marco Estrada allowed two hits in seven sharp innings for the Brewers, who finished 74-88 for fourth place in the NL Central. They had won four games in a row and 12 of 17.

Estrada struck out eight and walked none.

Milwaukee scored twice on five singles and a walk in the fourth, then carried a 2-1 lead into the eighth. Lagares reached on a throwing error by shortstop Jeff Bianchi, and Juan Centeno dropped down a bunt in front of home plate.

Second baseman Scooter Gennett was late covering first and bumped into umpire CB Bucknor while trying to navigate his way toward the bag. The low throw from catcher Jonathan Lucroy skipped up the right field line for an error that allowed Lagares to score all the way from first.

Wilfredo Tovar sacrificed and reached safely when first baseman Sean Halton made an ill-advised throw to third. Pinch-runner Matt den Dekker beat the play, putting runners at the corners.

One out later, Young drove in the go-ahead run with a dribbler to reliever Brandon Kintzler (3-3).

Vic Black (3-0) pitched a hitless inning for the win and Frank Francisco struck out two of three batters in the ninth for his first save since Sept. 1 last year.

Box Score:

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 162


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 162:

  1. Eric Young Jr. lf
  2. Lucas Duda, 1b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  5. Mike Baxter, rf
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Juan Centeno, c
  8. Wilfredo Tovar, ss
  9. Jonathon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 162 - Brewers at Mets - Estrada vs Niese - Final Game of 2013 - Mike Piazza Day


Milwaukee Brewers (74-87) at New York Mets (73-88) 1:10 PM ET
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STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
M. Estrada (R) 20 7-4 4.025.25-22.179/23@ATLW7.0201-020.21.74
J. Niese (L) 23 8-8 3.745.23-52.689/24@CINW7.0822-120.13.10

Preview:

The Brewers try to cap the season with a four-game sweep of the Mets on Sunday at Citi Field. The Mets will also celebrate Mike Piazza going into the Mets Hall of Fame.

Milwaukee (74-87) won Saturday 4-2 in 10 innings to pick up its 12th win in 17 games, a far departure from its 2-8 start to the season. Carlos Gomez snapped out of a 3-for-25 slump with four hits, including the go-ahead single.

The Mets (73-88) have lost three straight and will finish with a losing record for a fifth straight year, but Collins is close to an agreement to remain manager as the club attempts to build a winner.

Fielding an inexperienced lineup depleted by injuries and trades, Collins has kept the Mets competitive down the stretch without most of his top players.

One thing Collins has been unable to do is find a way to beat Milwaukee at Citi Field.

The Brewers have won 10 of 11 at the Mets' ballpark.

Recap: Game 161 - Brewers (4) at Mets (2) - The Carlos Gomez Show at Citi


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N.Y. Mets (73-88)0001000010250

W: D. Hand (1-5) L: S. Atchison (3-3) S: A. Figaro (1)
HR: MIL - C. Gomez (24)   NYM - None

Recap:
Looks like he has to take a shit

The Ex Met - Carlos Gomez homered and had four hits, including a tiebreaking single in the 10th inning that sent Milwaukee past the New York Mets 4-2 on Saturday for its fourth straight victory. Gomez stole two bases in the second to give him 39 this season. The All-Star center fielder singled in the eighth before Betancourt's bases-loaded sacrifice fly gave the Brewers a 2-1 lead.

Yuniesky Betancourt drove in two runs for the Brewers (74-87), who have won six of seven and 12 of 17. Milwaukee has taken the first three in a four-game set at Citi Field -- all by the same score -- to give the club five victories in its final seven series.

Eric Young Jr. singled home the tying run for the Mets in the ninth on an 0-2 pitch from rookie Donovan Hand. David Wright had a chance to win it, but he grounded sharply into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded.

Pinch-hitter Caleb Gindl drew a four-pitch walk from Scott Atchison (3-3) to start the 10th and went to third on Jonathan Lucroy's broken-bat single. Gomez followed with a flare to right-center to put Milwaukee ahead. Betancourt added an RBI single.

Donovan Hand (1-5) initially tried for a six-out save and instead wound up with his first major league win. With the Brewers resting closer Jim Henderson, Alfredo Figaro got three straight outs for his first career save.

Captain David Wright went 0 for 5 and stranded six runners after sitting out Friday night with a sore right thumb. He grounded out ending the seventh, leaving three aboard after New York loaded the bases with no outs.

Young lined out to center field and Lucas Duda popped up before Wright came to bat. The Mets, who have managed 13 runs in their last six games, are 2 for 27 (.074) with runners in scoring position during the series.

All-Star shortstop Jean Segura returned to Milwaukee's lineup after missing nine games because of a strained right hamstring, but was lifted in the eighth. Segura and Young remained tied for tops in the NL with 44 stolen bases.

Brewers prospect Jimmy Nelson allowed one hit over five innings in his first major league start.

Box Score:

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 161


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 161

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Lucas Duda, 1b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  5. Mike Baxter, rf
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Aaron Harang, rhp

Preview: Game 161 - Brewers at Mets - Nelson vs Harang


Milwaukee Brewers (73-87) at New York Mets (73-87) 4:10 PM ET
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J. Nelson (R) 0 0-0 0.000.00-00.00---ND0.0000-05.00.00
A. Harang (R) 3 0-1 4.246.00-14.919/23@CINND6.0520-117.04.24

Preview:

The Brewers (73-87) hope to have Jean Segura in their lineup on Saturday against New York, while the Mets could be without David Wright again.

A win Saturday would clinch Milwaukee's fifth series victory in its last seven to end the year. The club has won nine of 13.

Segura has missed nine straight contests due to a strained right hamstring, but manager Ron Roenicke said he could start Saturday. He's hitting .296 in 145 games and his 44 stolen bases have him tied with New York's Eric Young for the NL lead.

Wright, who has played in five games since returning from his own strained right hamstring, missed Friday's contest due to a thumb injury. He cleared concussion tests after a changeup to the helmet forced him to leave Thursday's opener, but jammed his right thumb while hitting the dirt on the same play. The Mets (73-87) could use his bat after totaling 11 runs over their last five games.

Recap: Game 160 - Brewers (4) at Mets (2) - Brew Crew Outslugs Mets


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N.Y. Mets (73-87)010001000280

W: Y. Gallardo (12-10) L: C. Torres (4-6) S: J. Henderson (28)
HR: MIL - N. Aoki (8),K. Davis (11),M. Maldonado (4)   NYM - None

Recap:

Norichika Aoki hit a leadoff homer, Khris Davis connected three batters later and Yovani Gallardo pitched the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.

Martin Maldonado also homered and Gallardo (12-10) went six innings to end his inconsistent season with a win.

The right-hander, who won 33 games over the previous two years, finished 4-1 with a 2.41 ERA in eight starts since returning from a strained left hamstring.

The fourth-place Brewers are closing strong, too. They have won three straight and five of six, giving them nine victories in their last 10 road games against New York.

Brandon Kintzler worked a 1-2-3 eighth and Jim Henderson pitched a perfect ninth for his 28th save in 32 tries.

The punchless Mets played without All-Star third baseman David Wright, who sat out with a sore right thumb, and lost 4-2 to Milwaukee for the second consecutive game. The star slugger jammed his thumb when he hit the dirt after he was plunked by a pitch from Johnny Hellweg.

Justin Turner knocked in a run with an infield single in the sixth to cut it to 3-2. New York had the bases loaded with one out, but Gallardo struck out Juan Lagares before Daniel Murphy tried to score from third on a pitch in the dirt.

Maldonado blocked the ball in front of him and scrambled back in time to tag Murphy, who tried to hurdle the catcher at home plate.

Box Score:

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 160


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 160:

  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Justin Turner - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Lucas Duda - 1B
  5. Mike Baxter - RF
  6. Matt den Dekker - CF
  7. Travis d'Arnaud  - C
  8. Omar Quintanilla - SS
  9. Carlos Torres - RHP

Preview: Game 160 - Brewers at Mets - Gallardo vs Torres


Milwaukee Brewers (72-87) at New York Mets (73-86) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
Y. Gallardo (R) 30 11-10 4.236.06-43.839/21STLL7.0421-120.03.60
C. Torres (R) 8 4-5 3.365.03-22.409/22@PHIW6.0721-114.02.57

Preview:

The Milwaukee Brewers (72-87) have won eight of nine visits to Flushing after taking the opener of this four-game set 4-2 on Thursday.

Carlos Gomez is scheduled to return from his suspension Friday night when the Brewers attempt to continue their success at Citi Field.

The center fielder is expected back in the lineup, and that should provide a lift. He leads Milwaukee with a career-high 23 homers and his 71 RBIs are a personal best.

That power and production has been on display over the past nine games. He's only 7 for 32 (.219) in that stretch, but has four homers, a double, triple and eight RBIs.

Milwaukee looks to win for the fifth time in six games overall as it sends Yovani Gallardo (11-10, 4.23 ERA) to the mound.

The right-hander has been impressive since returning from a strained left hamstring, going 3-1 with a 2.33 ERA in seven starts.

He had been 2-3 with a 7.22 ERA over his previous seven outings.

Recap: Game 159 - Brewers (4) at Mets (2) - Mets Beaned and Battered at Citi


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N.Y. Mets (73-86)001000001280

W: A. Figaro (3-3) L: D. Gee (12-11) S: J. Henderson (27)
HR: MIL - None   NYM - J. Satin (3)

Recap:

Johnny Hellweg had beaned Mets All-Star David Wright, hit another batter and walked four in the first four innings. Wright too was fine, after being hit in the helmet by a changeup from Hellweg.

The All-Star third baseman went down on hands and knees for several moments before a Mets trainer rushed out to check on him. He then walked off without assistance, flipping his batting helmet in one hand.

Hellweg, the PCL pitcher of the year for Triple-A Nashville, where he was 12-5 with a 3.15 ERA, said he was shaken by the two-out pitch, and it showed. He hit Lucas Duda in the back of the leg with the next pitch and then walked Mike Baxter on four pitches to load the bases.

After loading the bases, Matt den Dekker struck out for the Mets, who entered with a home record worse than all in the National League except the Cubs (31-50).

Coming off a road trip in which they won five of six, the Mets were 0 for 14 with runners in scoring position in dropping to 32-46 at Citi Field.

Alfredo Figaro (3-3) took over and he balked a runner to second when he dropped the ball to the mound while bringing his arm back during his delivery. He pitched two innings for the win.

Dillon Gee (12-11) has been one of the Mets' most consistent pitchers since May 30. He entered with a 2.57 ERA in 21 starts since then and, except for an unfortunate third inning, he shut down the short-handed Brewers for six innings.

Milwaukee was playing without Carlos Gomez, who was serving a one-game suspension for inciting a benches-clearing fracas against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night. Jean Segura missed his eighth straight game because of a strained right hamstring. He entered leading the NL with 44 steals but Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr. tied him by swiping two bases. Young scored on Daniel Murphy's groundout in the third.

Jim Henderson gave up a homer, affirmed by video review, to pinch-hitter Josh Satin before striking out three for his 27th save.

The Brewers scored four times in the second, Gee walked Khris Davis to start the inning. Caleb Gindl singled to left-center and, after an out, Juan Francisco drove in a run with a slow-rolling grounder up the middle. Jeff Bianchi added another RBI with a soft blooper to left. Scooter Gennett capped the inning with a two-run single.

Lifted for a pinch hitter in the sixth, Gee gave up four runs and seven hits. He walked two in finishing the season at 199 innings, an encouraging sign after missing much of last season following surgery to remove a blood clot from an artery in his pitching shoulder.



Box Score:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 159


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 159:

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

Preview: Game 159 - Brewers at Mets - Hellweg vs Gee


Milwaukee Brewers (71-87) at New York Mets (73-85) 7:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
J. Hellweg (R) 6 1-4 7.434.01-19.359/20STLND5.0721-116.05.06
D. Gee (R) 31 12-10 3.546.04-52.539/21@PHIW6.0741-119.23.66

Preview:


The Mets open a three game set against the Milwaukee Brewers. This series will end the season for both teams. New York limited the playoff-bound Reds to four hits in a 1-0 victory Wednesday, lowering the team's ERA during a 9-4 stretch to 2.61.

The Mets, who have a 3.78 ERA this season, will start Dillon Gee (12-10, 3.54 ERA). The right-hander is 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA in his last five starts and is seeking to match his career high for victories, set in 2011.

Gee allowed four runs over six innings Saturday in Philadelphia but got enough support for a 5-4 win. He gave up three runs in his final frame amid a heavy downpour.

Gee is seven innings shy of reaching 200 for the first time, a remarkable feat for someone who entered this season after surgery to remove a blood clot in his right shoulder.

Gee dropped to 0-2 with a 7.15 ERA in two career starts against Milwaukee after permitting seven runs in 5 1-3 innings of an 8-0 loss May 15, 2012.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Recap: Game 36 - Brewers at Mets - Greinke shuts down Mets, lose 8-0


Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (20-16)000000000060

W: Z. Greinke (4-1) L: D. Gee (2-3)
HR: MIL - T. Ishikawa (3),T. Ishikawa (4),R. Weeks (4)   NYM - None

Recap:
Travis Ishikawa homered twice and knocked in a career-high five RBI as the Milwaukee Brewers hammered the New York Mets, 8-0, in the finale of a two-game series.

Rickie Weeks also went deep for the Brewers, who snapped a two-game slide.

Zack Greinke (4-1) struck out seven while allowing five hits and no walks through seven scoreless innings to earn the win.

Dillon Gee (2-3) was touched for seven runs on eight hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings in New York's third loss in five games.

After the Mets stranded a runner on second in the first inning, Milwaukee took the lead in the second when Aramis Ramirez led off the frame with a walk, advanced to third on Jonathan Lucroy's double and came home on an Ishikawa groundout to first.

Cesar Izturis then hit a single back up the middle to plate Lucroy and give the Brewers a 2-0 advantage.

Ishikawa led off the fifth inning with a blast over the right-field wall to increase Milwaukee's lead, and an RBI single by Lucroy followed by Ishikawa's three-run shot to center in the sixth made the score 7-0.

Weeks' solo homer in the seventh inning off D.J. Carrasco added to the rout. Carrasco then hit Ryan Braun in the shoulder with his next pitch and was immediately ejected from the game.

The bottom of the inning David Wright was taken out of the game for precautionary reasons as Terry Collins feared that the Brewers might retaliate by hitting him.

New York only threatened to score on Greinke one more time after the first inning, when Mike Baxter hit a one-out pinch-hit double in the sixth. But Andre Torres and Kirk Nieuwenhuis followed with back-to-back groundouts to end the inning.

Tim Dillard then pitched a perfect eighth before John Axford tossed a scoreless ninth to preserve the shutout for Milwaukee.

Game Notes

It was the first time in Ishikawa's career that he hit multiple home runs in a game...Milwaukee improved to 7-11 on the road this season, while New York fell to 11-7 at home...The Brewers have now won 57 straight games when taking a lead into the eighth inning...Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy went 1-for-2 to extend his hit streak to a career-high 11 games.

Box Score:

Preview: Game 36 - Brewers at Mets - Gee Tries to Tame Brew Crew


Milwaukee Brewers (15-20) at New York Mets (20-15) 7:10 PM ET
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STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
Z. Greinke (R) 7 3-1 3.356.01-17.205/9CINND8.0201-019.11.86
D. Gee (R) 6 2-2 4.785.20-26.005/9@PHIND5.21041-018.24.34

Preview:
The New York Mets got their quick four-game homestand off to a positive start and will now shoot for a sweep of a two-game series versus the Milwaukee Brewers tonight at Citi Field.

New York posted a 3-1 win over the Brewers last night and received a solid start from veteran Miguel Batista. Batista allowed four hits over seven shutout innings, struck out five and walked just one for the Mets, who have won seven of their last nine games.

"He struggled early with his command and he was behind a lot, but he made key pitches when he had to," Mets manager Terry Collins said about Batista.

Tim Byrdak and Bobby Parnell both pitched the eighth inning and Frank Francisco allowed a run in the ninth for his ninth save. Daniel Murphy had an RBI, a run scored and two of the Mets' three hits. Murphy extended his hit streak to 10 straight games.

Dillon Gee will make the start for New York tonight and he is 2-2 with a 4.78 earned run average in six starts. Gee has posted back-to-back no-decisions and last took the mound in Wednesday's 10-6 win at Philadelphia, as he allowed four runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Gee, a right-hander, is 0-2 in three home outings this season and lost his only start against Milwaukee back on Sept. 30, 2010 in a 9-2 loss. He gave up four runs -- two earned -- in six innings in that one.

Milwaukee has dropped two straight and eight of 12 games.

Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo gave up two runs on two hits and six walks with six strikeouts through six innings to absorb the loss last night.

"It was one of those days that I kind of felt too good," Gallardo said on the club's website. "I think I was overthrowing it a little bit. For all the walks, I was trying to overthrow the curveball instead of letting it do what it does on its own."

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 35 - Brewers at Mets - Mets three hits enough for win


Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (20-15) «10000101x331

W: M. Batista (1-1) L: Y. Gallardo (2-4)
S: F. Francisco (9)
HR: MIL - None   NYM - None

Recap:
Miguel Batista tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets past the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-1, in the opener of a two-game set at Citi Field.

Batista (1-1) struck out five while allowing just four hits and a walk in New York's seventh win in nine games.

Daniel Murphy had an RBI, a run scored and two of the Mets' three hits, while Frank Francisco stranded the tying runs on the bases in the ninth to earn his ninth save of the year.

Yovani Gallardo (2-4) gave up two runs on two hits and six walks with six strikeouts through six innings for the Brewers, who have dropped two straight.

After the Brewers stranded a runner on second in the top of the first inning, New York took the lead in the bottom of the frame when Lucas Duda worked a one-out walk, stole second and came home on Murphy's base hit through the left side of the infield.

Milwaukee was in position to tie the game in the second when Taylor Green led off by hitting a sinking liner to right field that snuck under Duda's diving attempt, allowing Green to reach third on the error. But Green was later tagged out in a rundown between third and home during Cesar Izturis' squeeze bunt attempt to keep it a 1-0 game.

The Brewers stranded the tying run on second in the fifth and sixth innings before New York added to its lead in the home sixth when Murphy led off the frame with the Mets' second hit of the game -- a double into the left-center field gap. Murphy advanced to third on an Ike Davis sacrifice fly before crossing the plate on a squeeze bunt by Ronny Cedeno.

David Wright then led off the eighth with a double to right off Francisco Rodriguez and moved to third on a Duda groundout. Murphy stepped up next and hit a grounder to second that Brooks Conrad grabbed and tossed home, catching Wright in a rundown. But Aramis Rodriguez dropped the ball while transferring it out of his glove on a throw attempt to allow Wright to score on the error and give New York a 3-0 lead.

Ryan Braun started the ninth with a base hit off Francisco, stole second and came home on Corey Hart's single to left to get Milwaukee on the board.

Green then worked a walk to bring the winning run to the plate with one out, but Conrad was caught looking at strike three before pinch-hitter George Kottaras hit a liner to right-center field that Duda snagged on the run to seal the win for the Mets.

Game Notes

Batista improved to 2-0 in 13 career games -- four starts -- against Milwaukee, while Gallardo fell to 2-3 in seven starts against the Mets...The Brewers had won the last six meetings in New York in this series...The Mets are now 7-5 in the first game of a series this season...Murphy extended his hit streak to 10 straight games...Milwaukee went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and let seven men on base.

Box Score:

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 35


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 35
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Nieuwenhuis-LF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-RF
  5. Murphy-2B
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Cedeno-SS
  8. Nickeas-C
  9. Batista-RHP

Preview: Game 35 - Brewers at Mets - Batista gets a crack at the Brewers


Milwaukee Brewers (15-19) at New York Mets (19-15) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
Y. Gallardo (R) 7 2-3 5.356.01-27.205/8CINW6.0421-214.08.36
M. Batista (R) 2 0-1 5.895.20-112.005/8@PHIND5.1820-09.03.00

Preview:
The New York Mets will have to put their short-term memory into use when they open a four-game homestand tonight with back-to-back games against the Milwaukee Brewers from Citi Field.

The Mets lost two of three meetings with the Miami Marlins on the road over the weekend and imploded during Sunday's 8-4 loss in the series finale. Heading into the bottom of the ninth inning with a 4-2 lead, Mets closer Frank Francisco gave up a leadoff triple to Emilio Bonifacio, who later scored on Greg Dobbs' single. Manny Acosta then entered the game after Francisco was ejected for arguing with homeplate umpire Todd Tichenor.

Acosta was quickly accosted and loaded the bases for Marlins slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who cracked a game-winning grand slam with two outs for an 8-4 win. Francisco was dealt the loss and starting pitcher Jon Niese's six shutout innings went to waste in the no-decision.

"I feel we've been playing good baseball. We just let a couple get away from us, but it's all about how we bounce back," Niese said.

Justin Turner drove in two runs, while Daniel Murphy finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored and Kirk Nieuwenhuis added a pair of hits for New York, which had won six of seven games and went 4-2 on a six-game road trip.

Toeing the rubber tonight in the opener of this set for the Mets will be Miguel Batista. Batista is filling in for injured starter Mike Pelfrey and did not figure into the decision of last Tuesday's 7-4 win at Philadelphia, as he gave up four runs -- two earned -- and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. Batista is 0-1 with a 5.89 ERA in 11 games (2 starts) this season.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Recap: Game 126 - Brewers at Mets - Brewers smack and sweep Mets around at home


Final Score: Milwaukee 6, New York 2

Prince Fielder drove in two runs as the Milwaukee Brewers took a 6-2 win in the finale of a three-game set against the Mets at Citi Field to sweep New York and continue their surge.

Ryan Braun went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Brewers, who have won nine of their last 10 games. Yovani Gallardo (14-8) worked seven innings, giving up just two runs on six hits with six strikeouts to get the victory.

Milwaukee leads St. Louis, which plays in Chicago later Sunday, by nine games for first place in the NL Central -- the largest division lead for the club in team history.

Also, thanks to a 22-3 run since losing consecutive games on July 23-24, the Brewers stand at 76-52 and are 24 games over .500 for the first time since holding an 80-56 mark on August 31, 2008.

Lucas Duda's two-run homer accounted for all the runs for the Mets, who have lost nine of 11. R.A. Dickey gave up just two runs on six hits over seven innings, but did not factor into the decision.

The score was tied after seven innings, but the Brewers went ahead in the eighth.

With Manny Acosta (1-1) on the mound, Nyjer Morgan worked a walk to begin the frame and Braun singled to right to put runners on the corners and chase Acosta. Tim Byrdak then took the mound and got Fielder to hit a grounder to second that Justin Turner fielded cleanly, but he threw the ball out of the reach of Ruben Tejada and everyone was safe with Morgan scoring the go-ahead run.

Jason Isringhausen then took the mound and got the next two batters out, but Jerry Hairston Jr. singled home Braun for a 4-2 advantage.

Francisco Rodriguez, who got the win in Saturday's game in his first appearance against his former team, pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning.

Today's Mets Starting Lineup - Brewers at Mets - Game 126


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Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 126 :
  1. Pagan-CF
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-1B
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Thole-C
  7. Pridie-RF
  8. Tejada-SS
  9. Dickey-RHP

Preview: Game 126 - Brewers at Mets - Brew Crew Looks to Sweep Mets


Milwaukee Brewers (75-52) at New York Mets (60-65), 1:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Milwaukee - Yovani Gallardo (13-8, 3.55) New York - R.A. Dickey (5-11, 3.77)

Yovani Gallardo gets the call this afternoon when the Milwaukee Brewers go after a sweep in the finale of their three-game series with the New York Mets at Citi Field.

After winning Friday's opener Milwaukee pulled out a thrilling win on Saturday, as Casey McGehee's two-run single in the ninth capped a four-run rally to help the Brewers take an 11-9 victory.

"We had a lot of fun early, then it got a little nervous, and we were able to stay together and come back," said Prince Fielder, who homered and also tied the game in the ninth with a single. "I'm just proud of my team.

Francisco Rodriguez (5-2), who Milwaukee acquired in a trade with New York last month, got the win in his first appearance against his former team despite allowing the Mets to go ahead in the eighth with a three-run frame.

Milwaukee now leads St. Louis by 8 1/2 games for first place in the NL Central, the largest division lead for the club in team history.

Also, thanks to a 21-3 run since losing consecutive games on July 23-24, the Brewers stand at 75-52 and are 23 games over .500 for the first time since holding an 80-57 mark on September 1, 2008.

Angel Pagan went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, Lucas Duda added a two-run pinch-hit double and Ruben Tejada doubled twice and scored twice for the Mets, who rallied from six down, but still fell for the eighth time in their last 10 tries.

After the Mets went ahead in the eighth, the Brewers responded the ninth off of Jason Isringhausen (3-3), who didn't retire any of the four batters he faced and was pulled after issuing a bases- loaded walk to Mark Kotsay.

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