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

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Preview : Game 146 - Cubs at Mets - 9/11 Ceremonies

Chicago Cubs (63-82) at New York Mets (71-74), 8:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - Matt Garza (8-10, 3.52) New York - Miguel Batista (4-2, 3.92)

September 11, 2001, was a day of unprecedented suffering in the history of the United States. Today we remember the terrorist attacks that shook our nation, and tonight the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs pay tribute to the uniformed service men and women during a special pregame ceremony at Citi Field.

For former Mets Mike Piazza and John Franco, tonight's game should jar memories that are sure to draw emotions from fans at the ballpark and those watching via live national television audience. Franco will throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Piazza during the remembrance ceremony at 7:30 p.m.

The Mets' first home game after the horrific attacks came September 21, 2001, during which Piazza belted the go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning to boost New York over Atlanta, 3-2. Franco also pitched in that contest.

Members of the New York City Police Department, New York City Fire Department, and many other first responders will participate in the ceremony, during which a 300-foot by 100-foot American flag will be unfurled.

"I don't consider it a celebration," Mets manager Terry Collins told the team's website. "A remembrance is one thing. But to honor those people that risked their lives on that day, they should be honored somehow. They should be. And so to be a part of that game -- and obviously the Mets were the first team to play back in New York after that -- to have that honor again I think is going to be special for the players."

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Recap: Game 145 - Cubs at Mets - Cubs battle back for win

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (71-74)0000000404104

W: K. Wood (3-5) L: B. Parnell (3-6)
S: C. Marmol (34)
HR: CHC - None   NYM - None

Aramis Ramirez singled home two runs with two outs in the top of the ninth to give the Chicago Cubs a 5-4 victory over the New York Mets in the second of three games from Citi Field.

The teams combined for seven runs in a wild final two innings. After the Cubs scored once in the top of the eighth for a 3-0 lead, the Mets answered with four runs in the bottom of the frame to move in front before the Cubs countered with a two-run rally in the ninth to steal it right back.

New York's fourth error of the contest ignited Chicago's comeback against Bobby Parnell (3-6). David Wright booted Geovany Soto's leadoff grounder to third and Bryan LaHair doubled pinch-runner Lou Montanez to third.

Parnell nearly pitched out of it, as he flagged down Starlin Castro's bouncer for the first out and struck out Reed Johnson. Ramirez then slapped a ball through the hole between first and second to score both runners for a 5-4 lead.

Carlos Marmol worked around a one-out walk in the bottom of the ninth for his 34th save to close out Chicago's fourth win in six games. With a runner on first and two outs Jose Reyes ripped a line shot toward first that went off the glove of Carlos Pena, but second baseman DJ LeMahieu picked up the carom and threw to first to nab the speedy leadoff hitter by a half-step.

Today's Mets Starting Lineup - Cubs at Mets - Game 145

Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 145 :
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Duda-RF
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Evans-1B
  8. Nickeas-C
  9. Capuano-LHP

Preview : Game 145 - Cubs at Mets - Mets try to keep it going at home

Chicago Cubs (62-82) at New York Mets (71-73), 1:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - Randy Wells (7-4, 4.86) New York - Chris Capuano (10-12, 4.63)

On the disabled list in the first week of the season, Randy Wells has made a big recovery in the late going and has been real strong down the stretch for the Chicago Cubs.

Armed with a 5-0 mark over his last seven starts and without a loss since July 28, Wells has a chance to extend his career-best winning streak this afternoon against the New York Mets. The righty spent nearly two months on the DL earlier this year with a right forearm strain and went nearly two months without a win, but has been dominant lately.

In his last three starts, Wells has given up a total of two runs, covering 21 2/3 innings, all wins. That includes a two-hit shutout of the Giants on Aug. 29.

Wells has faced the Mets three times in his career, going 0-1 with a 3.06 ERA.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Happy Recap: Game 144 - Cubs at Mets - Turner drives in walk-off hit

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets «0003100015100
W: M. Acosta (3-1) L: S. Marshall (6-6)
HR: CHC - C. Pena (27)   NYM - None

Justin Turner knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Mets a 5-4 victory over the Cubs in the opener of a three-game series.

Manny Acosta (3-1) blew the save in the top of the ninth but was given the win.

Justin Turner had three hits and two RBI, and Jason Bay doubled twice and knocked in a run for New York, which was coming off a double-header sweep at the hands of the Braves on Thursday.

Sean Marshall (6-6) allowed the game-deciding run to take the loss.

Carlos Pena smacked a two-run homer as Chicago dropped its fifth game in eight tries.

Mike Pelfrey went 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks in the start for the Mets, and Casey Coleman allowed four runs on eight hits through five innings for the Cubs. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.

Box Score: Click here

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Game 144 - Cubs at Mets

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 144

1. Jose Reyes SS
2. Justin Turner 2B
3. Lucas Duda RF
4. David Wright 3B
5. Angel Pagan CF
6. Jason Bay LF
7. Nick Evans 1B
8. Josh Thole C
9. Mike Pelfrey RHP
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