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

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Preview: Game 21 - St Louis Cardinals (12-9) at New York Mets (10-10) - Wacha (2-1) vs Niese (0-2)


Preview: Game 21
St Louis Cardinals (12-9) at New York Mets (10-10)
Pitching Probables - Michael Wacha (2-1) 1.73 ERA vs Jon Niese (0-2) 2.84 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10PM

Preview:

A day after Adam Wainwright suffered a hyperextended right knee, Michael Wacha will try to continue his impressive start to his first full season in the majors Wednesday night against the New York Mets.

St. Louis (12-9) was second in the majors last year with a 3.42 ERA from its rotation. The Cardinals have picked up where they left off, as their 2.20 ERA in 2014 ranks only behind Atlanta's 1.50.

They've been even better over the past nine games, compiling a 0.79 ERA while limiting opponents to a .175 batting average.

Wainwright has been a big part of that, throwing 16 scoreless innings over his past two starts. His latest, though, was cut short following the seventh inning after he awkwardly tried to field a ball in Tuesday's 3-0 win over New York (10-10).

Turning to Wacha (2-1, 1.73 ERA) could result in another strong effort on the mound. The right-hander, last year's NL championship series MVP, has allowed no more than one earned run in three of four starts this season with 25 strikeouts and only three walks.

Wacha, though, could use some help from his teammates since he's been backed by eight total runs. He pitched well enough to win Friday, allowing three runs -- one earned -- with seven strikeouts in seven innings while the Cardinals committed three errors and had five hits in a 3-1 defeat at Washington.

Wacha won his only career start against the Mets, allowing two runs in six innings of a 9-2 road victory June 11.

Jon Jay and Matt Holliday are looking for another strong performance at the plate after they totaled five hits and three RBIs on Tuesday.

That came a day after they went 0 for 7 in a 2-0 loss to open this four-game set.

Despite his performance Tuesday, Jay is 3 for 19 in five games at Citi Field. However, he's 3 for 8 with a double against Jonathon Niese, Wednesday's scheduled starter.

The Mets are 4-7 at home, thanks largely to a .184 average while scoring 2.9 runs per game.

Curtis Granderson is a major culprit, batting .089 with 16 strikeouts at home this season and hitless in his last 22 at-bats overall.

Niese (0-2, 2.84) will be looking for some help from the bats after yielding one run with seven strikeouts in six innings Friday while the offense was one-hit in a 6-0 loss to Atlanta.

He's been backed by five total runs through three outings. However, the left-hander has gotten an average of 7.3 over five career starts against the Cardinals, and he's 3-1 with a 2.00 ERA.


Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Recap: Game 20 - Cardinals (3) at Mets (0) - Wainwright + Co. blanks Mets


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W: A. Wainwright (4-1) L: D. Gee (1-1) S: T. Rosenthal (6)
HR: STL - None   NYM - None

Recap:

St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright tossed seven scoreless innings before leaving Tuesday's 3-0 win over the New York Mets with a hyperextended right knee.

Wainwright (4-1) was at 79 pitches when he stumbled awkwardly while trying to field a chopper on a play that ended the seventh inning. He gave up just four hits and struck out three.

The right-hander was coming off a two-hit shutout last Thursday in an 8-0 win at Washington.

Jon Jay went 2-for-4 with two RBI for the Cardinals, who improved to 5-4 on an 11-game road trip. Matt Holliday went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored.

Dillon Gee (1-1) allowed two runs on six hits over six innings for the Mets, who fell to 2-3 on a 10-game homestand. He had four strikeouts and two walks.

The Cardinals got on the board in the fourth. Holliday walked, Matt Adams singled and Yadier Molina singled to load the bases with no outs. Jay followed with a two-run single to center. St. Louis couldn't get anything else in the inning.

Holliday robbed Chris Young of a tying homer in the fifth. After Daniel Murphy reached base on a bunt single, Holliday reached over the left-field fence to take a homer away from Young.

Holliday added an RBI single in the ninth to make it 3-0.

After Wainwright exited, Kevin Siegrist pitched a perfect eighth and Trevor Rosenthal tossed a scoreless ninth to record his sixth save of the season.

Game Notes

Wainwright improved to 3-4 lifetime against the Mets ... Molina extended his hitting streak to 13 games ... New York third baseman David Wright had a 12- game hitting streak snapped after going 0-for-4.

Box Score:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 20


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 20

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf - (.000)
  2. Curtis Granderson, rf - (.333)
  3. David Wright, 3b - (.357)
  4. Daniel Murphy, 2b - (.545)
  5. Chris Young, cf - (.167)
  6. Lucas Duda, 1b - (.250)
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c - (.000)
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss - (.333)
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp
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Preview: Game 20 - St. Louis Cardinals (11-9) at New York Mets (10-9) - Wainwright (3-1) vs Gee (1-0)


Preview: Game 20
St. Louis Cardinals (11-9) at New York Mets (10-9)
Pitching Probables - Adam Wainwright (3-1) 1.80 ERA vs Dillon Gee (1-0) 3.71 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM

Preview:

St Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (3-1) hopes to register his fourth victory, David Wright looks to extend his hitting streak to 13 games Tuesday night when the Mets (10-9) try to take the first two in this four-game series.

After allowing season highs of four runs and seven hits over seven innings in a 10-4 home win over the Chicago Cubs on April 12, Wainwright (3-1, 1.80 ERA) shined in an 8-0 victory at Washington on Thursday.

The right-hander gave up two hits in his seventh career shutout, retiring 18 consecutive batters during one stretch. He's struck out at least seven in all four starts, ranking among the NL leaders with 32 in 30 innings.

St. Louis starters have again been among the best in baseball with a 2.33 ERA, including a 0.90 mark over the last eight games. The Cardinals (11-9), however, have gone 4-4 over that span while totaling four runs in the defeats.

They were shut out for the third time in a 2-0 loss Monday, dropping to 2-4 in their last six games.

Wright delivered a key hit for the Mets (10-9) with an RBI single in the third inning to extend his hitting streak. He has eight hits in his last three games and is batting .429 over his last nine against St. Louis.

Wainwright has not had the easiest time against the Mets in his career. He is 2-4 with a 6.02 ERA.  The current group of Mets are batting .301 (22 for 73) off him.  David Wright has gone 5 for 14 (.357) with two doubles when facing Wainwright, while Daniel Murphy is 6 for 11 (.545) with a triple and two doubles. Lucas Duda has gone yard (1) vs Wainwright batting .250 (2 for 8). Kirk Nieuwenhuis,  who might spell Curtis Granderson  (0 for 19) is batting .400 ( 2 for 5 ) off Wainwright.

Bobby Abreu could make his debut for the Mets after getting called up Monday. The 40-year-old slugger hit .395 with one homer and nine RBIs in 15 games at Triple-A Las Vegas.

New York starter Dillon Gee (1-0, 3.71) will try to build on Wednesday's strong outing when he retired the first 14 batters and allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings in a 5-2 win at Arizona.

The right-hander, who has limited opponents to a .196 batting average, has gone 2-0 with a 2.18 ERA in three home starts against the Cardinals. He is overall 2-1  with a 3.65 ERA in his career.

Matt Holiday and Yadier Molina are a combined 5 for 24 off Gee, while Allen Craig is 4 for 8 with a home run. With two hits Monday, Molina is batting .408 over a 12-game hitting streak.

Wainwright has received 18 runs of support in his last two outings after being given two runs in his first two. He had an 8.46 ERA while losing four straight starts against New York before allowing four hits over seven scoreless innings in a 2-1 road win June 13.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 19 - Cardinals (0) at Mets (2) - Good Defense, Good Pitching, Good Win


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W: J. Mejia (3-0) L: T. Lyons (0-1) S: K. Farnsworth (1)
HR: STL - None   NYM - None

Recap:

Jenrry Mejia fired 6 2/3 scoreless innings and the New York Mets blanked the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-0, in the opener of a four-game set.

Mejia (3-0) struck out seven and surrendered four hits and three walks for the Mets, who have won five of their last seven games.

Travis d'Arnaud tallied an RBI and two of New York's seven hits in the triumph. Newly-named closer Kyle Farnsworth, who replaced Jose Valverde, fired a scoreless ninth for his first save of the year.

Matt Carpenter, Allen Craig and Yadier Molina each had two hits to account for St. Louis' total. Tyler Lyons (0-1) fanned seven, but allowed two runs on six hits and four walks over six frames to notch the loss.

The Cardinals have dropped four of their last six games.

The Mets jumped out to a 2-0 lead after plating a run in the third and sixth innings.

New York used a two-out rally to get on the board in the third. Eric Young Jr. singled and Curtis Granderson was hit by a pitch before Young scored on David Wright's broken-bat single through the hole on the left side of the infield.

Daniel Murphy and Josh Satin worked walks against Lyons in the sixth while Chris Young, who reached on a throwing error to begin the frame, was thrown out trying to steal third. Murphy, though, was able to swipe third and later crossed the plate on d'Arnaud's base hit to center.

The Cardinals had runners on the corners with one away in the top of the sixth, but Matt Holliday popped out and Matt Adams grounded out to second to end the threat.

St. Louis' Shane Robinson rolled out to third with runners on first and second with two outs in the seventh, and Alex Torres struck out Holliday and Adams with a man in scoring position in the eighth.

Game Notes

Murphy has three steals this season ... The Mets were 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position, while St. Louis finished 0-for-5 with RISP and left seven men on base.

Box Score:

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 19


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 19

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Curtis Granderson, rf
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Chris Young, cf
  5. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  6. Josh Satin, 1b
  7. Travis d'Arnaud  -C
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Jenrry Mejia, rhp

Preview: Game 19 - St.Louis Cardinals (11-8) vs New York Mets (9-9) - Lyons (0-0) vs Mejia (2-0)


Preview: Game 19
St. Louis Cardinals (11-8) vs New York Mets (9-9)
Pitching Probables - Tyler Lyons (0-0) 0.00 ERA vs Jenrry Mejia (2-0) 2.81 ERA
TV - WPIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10PM

Preview:

Making the start for the Cardinals (11-8) Monday will be Tyler Lyons (0-0, 0.00 ERA), who is being recalled from Triple-A Memphis to fill the spot created due to Joe Kelly's hamstring injury. Lyons, a left-hander, went 2-4 with a 4.75 ERA in 12 games (eight starts) -- as a rookie for the Cardinals in 2013 and is 2-0 with a 3.32 ERA in three starts for Memphis this year. The Mets have never faced Lyons..

But Lyons will have to try to slow down David Wright, who is hitting .380 with eight RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak for the Mets (9-9) after going 4 for 6 in Sunday's 4-3, 14-inning victory against Atlanta. Wright is also batting .452 over his last eight games versus St. Louis. Daniel Murphy is hitting .450 over his last 10 games versus St. Louis.

New York gives the nod to Jenrry Mejia (2-0, 2.81), who has enjoyed a surprisingly successful start to the season after entering with a 2-6 record and 4.53 ERA in 11 career starts. A torn blister on his finger caused him to leave Tuesday's 9-0 win at Arizona after five shutout innings, though it isn't expected to be a serious concern.

Mejia threw three scoreless innings against the Cardinals over two relief appearances in 2010.

Yadier Molina is hitting .400 during an 11-game hitting streak, while Matt Adams and Jon Jay are a combined 18 for 45 (.400) while hitting safely in each of the team's last six games.

The Cardinals took five of seven between the teams last year and have won eight of the last 11.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Recap: 3/24 - Spring Training Game - Cards (3) at Mets (5) - Dice-K solid for 6 innings, Murphy drives in two runs


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W: D. Matsuzaka (1-1) L: S. Miller (1-2) S: J. Valverde (1)
HR: STL - None   NYM - None

Recap:

Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed six solid innings and Daniel Murphy delivered a two-run double in the New York Mets' 5-3 Grapefruit League win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Matsuzaka held the Cardinals to just one run on three hits while striking out five, with Murphy finishing 2-for-3 at the plate to pace the offense. Curtis Granderson drove a run with a sac fly. Travis d'Arnaud and Omar Quintanilla drove in a run apiece with a RBI singles.

Vic Black, who looked erratic... Came in the 7th  - did not record an out, gave up two hits, 2 runs, and was credited with 1 wild pitch (that scored a Cardinal run).

Shelby Miller was touched for three runs while fanning four and walking three over five innings for St. Louis, while Shane Robinson went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the loss.


Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Spring Training Game - 3/24


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Spring Training Game - 3/24



  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. Daisuke Matsuzaka, rhp
  9. Ruben Tejada, ss
















Thursday, March 13, 2014

Recap: Spring Training Game 13 - Cards (6) at Mets (4) - Lannan pitches 4 innings in loss


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W: C. Martinez (1-0) L: J. Lannan (0-1) S: K. Siegrist (1)
HR: STL - K. Wong (2)   NYM - None

Recap:

John Lannan started the game for the Mets. He went four innings, giving up three hits, two unearned runs, and five strikeouts. He is definitely still in consideration for the fifth spot in the rotation.

Juan Lagares, who is still fighting for a spot in the outfield went 1 for 3 and drove in two.

Brandon Allen came off the bench and hit a base hit and drove in one.

Kyle Farnsworth pitched one inning, giving up 2 hits,  2 runs...

Carlos Torres, who will serve as the swing man, came in after Lannan pitched two shutout innings.

Bobby Parnell pitched the top of the ninth in a non save situation and walked one, no runs, no strikeouts. His pitches had upper 80's,  low 90's velocity...

Mets had nine hits total, they left 15 men on base in the game...



Box Score:

Friday, March 07, 2014

Recap: Spring Training Game 8 - Cards (5) at Mets (5) - Wright and Murphy return to action


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HR: STL - None   NYM - A. Recker (1),A. Brown (1)

Recap:

Andrew Brown and Anthony Recker had two hits a piece including a homerun each. Daniel Murphy got his first hit of the year. Travis d'Arnaud had one double to his credit. Dice-K started the game, pitched two innings, striking out three. John Lannan followed him with 2 innings. Rafael Montero pitched two solid innings.. and Steven Matz pitched a perfect 7th striking out the side..


Box Score:

Friday, June 14, 2013

Recap: Game 61 - Cardinals (2) at Mets (1) - Harvey takes first loss


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W: A. Wainwright (10-3) L: M. Harvey (5-1) S: E. Mujica (19)
HR: STL - None   NYM - M. Byrd (10)

Recap:

Allen Craig knocked in the eventual deciding run in the eighth inning and Adam Wainwright tossed seven scoreless innings to become the first 10-game winner in the majors, as St. Louis emerged with a 2-1 win over the New York Mets in the rubber match of a three-game series.

"My whole routine was thrown off today," Wainwright said, expecting that ominous skies and a dire forecast of up to three inches of rain might push back first pitch. "I had everybody in the world tell me I had never beat the Mets in their stadium so it was something I wanted to do.

The 31-year-old had been 0-4 with an 8.46 ERA in four previous starts in Queens.

Wainwright (10-3) allowed just four hits and two walks while fanning six to record his fifth straight victory, but Edward Mujica made things interesting in the ninth before picking up his 19th save of the season.

Matt Carpenter's RBI triple accounted for the other run as the Cardinals won for the fifth time in their last seven.

Marlon Byrd's ninth-inning solo shot was all the offense for the Mets, while Matt Harvey (5-1) was the hard-luck loser after giving up a run on five hits with seven strikeouts over his seven-inning outing.

"If I had just gotten seven zeroes, we're still in this game," Harvey said. "You really have to be locked in through this lineup."

Harvey exited following a scoreless seventh, but the visitors posted an insurance run in the eighth off Scott Rice.

Carpenter singled but was erased trying to steal second, while Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday and Craig slugged three straight base hits to make it 2-0.

Trevor Rosenthal turned in a scoreless home eighth, but Byrd's long blast to left center with one out pulled the Mets within a run and John Buck followed with a double. Kirk Nieuwenhuis' grounder moved Buck to third, but pinch- hitter Josh Satin struck out to end the game.

The Cards picked up a run in the third, as Pete Kozma singled with one out, was sacrificed to second by Wainwright and scored on Carpenter's triple to the gap in right center.

"You could foresee this being a one-run game, just with the way the weather was and with two guys with high-caliber stuff going against each other," Carpenter said. "It was nice knowing that if we could just get one, we had a chance."

Wainwright retired the first 11 batters he faced. New York threatened in the fourth with two on and two outs, but Lucas Duda flied out, and in the seventh, the hosts put two on with two down and failed to score after pinch-hitter Justin Turner grounded to third.

Game Notes

Wainwright has worked at least seven full frames in 11 of his 14 starts this season ... He recorded his 1,000th career strikeout in the first inning, getting David Wright on a called third strike ... St. Louis upped its major- league best road record to 24-11 ... Prior to the game, the Mets announced that manager Terry Collins has been named to the NL All-Star coaching staff.

Box Score:
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