Showing posts with label Debut. Show all posts
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Friday, May 16, 2014

Recap: Game 40 - Yankees (1) at Mets (0) - Bats go silent at Citi, Despite good deGrom Debut


New York

New York

W: D. Betances (2-0) L: J. deGrom (0-1) S: D. Robertson (7)
HR: NYY - None   NYM - None


Despite impressive Major League debuts from starters Chase Whitley and Jacob deGrom, it was a veteran outfielder who played the biggest role in the finale of the annual Subway Series.

Alfonso Soriano doubled in the game's only run in the seventh, while Dellin Betances struck out six of the seven hitters he faced in relief of Whitley to help the New York Yankees secure a 1-0 win over the New York Mets on Thursday at Citi Field.

Whitley, who got the call in place of an injured CC Sabathia, held the Mets to two hits and two walks before being pulled in the fifth with two outs and runners on second and third.

Betances (2-0) entered and grounded out Eric Young, Jr. before striking out the side in the sixth, and then again in the seventh after Soriano had broken the scoreless deadlock in the top of the frame.

The 25-year-old deGrom, meanwhile, got the nod for the Mets after Dillon Gee was placed on the disabled list Wednesday due to a strained right lat muscle. The right-hander struck out six over six scoreless frames before yielding the game's only run in the seventh.

Mark Teixeira worked a one-out walk, but was quickly retired when Brian McCann followed with a grounder to second baseman Daniel Murphy. Murphy fired to second to start a potential inning-ending double play, but David Wright's relay through skipped past Lucas Duda at first, allowing McCann to reach safely to extend the inning.

Two pitches later, Soriano stroked a double into the gap in left-center field and McCann hustled around from first for a 1-0 lead.

Scott Rice replaced deGrom to start the eighth and issued back-to-back one-out walks to spell the end of his outing.

Jeurys Familia took over on the mound and uncorked a wild pitch to move both runners into scoring position, but the Mets right-hander got Derek Jeter to smack a chopper to shortstop Ruben Tejada, who fired home to nab Kelly Johnson at the plate. Josh Edgin then flied out Jacoby Ellsbury to end the inning.

The Mets put runners on the corners with two outs in the eighth against Adam Warren following Murphy's two-out single to left, but closer David Robertson got Wright to ground out weakly to short to maintain the Yankees' slim margin.

Robertson retired the Mets in order in the ninth to nail down his seventh save of the season and complete the three-hit shutout.

Game Notes

The Mets won the first two games of the series in the Bronx to extend their win streak to six games over the Yankees before dropping the last two games at home ... Whitley and deGrom both notched their first career hits. The hit for deGrom snapped an 0-for-64 slide for Mets pitchers this season ... The Yankees placed outfielder Carlos Beltran on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with right elbow inflammation ... Jeter, who played in his final regular-season game of the Subway Series, went 4-for-15 during the four-game set ... According to Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Yankees were involved in a game in which both starters were making their MLB debuts was Oct. 6, 1908 at Boston when the Highlanders' Andy O'Connor faced off against the Red Sox's Doc McMahon at the Huntingon Avenue Baseball Grounds.

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Sunday, August 05, 2012

Mets Prospect Zach Wheeler's Triple-A Debut Rained Out

Zack Wheeler's Triple-A debut on Sunday has been rained out in Buffalo.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Monday, but it will be held in Syracuse. The twinbill will start at 5 p.m.

Wheeler will pitch Game 1 of the doubleheader, with Jenrry Mejia handling Game 2.

The Mets had tried to ensure Wheeler's International League debut was at Buffalo's home ballpark.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mets Pitching Prospect Matt Harvey to Make Start Thursday Against D-Backs

Mets Pitching prospect Matt Harvey will debut Thursday in a start against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Mets announced.

He will be in New York on Monday and will be activated Tuesday.

Harvey, 23, is 7-5 with a 3.68 ERA for Triple-A Buffalo and has 112 strikeouts in 110 innings. He was the team's first-round pick in the 2010 draft and will replace Miguel Batista, who was designated for assignment Sunday, in the rotation.

Harvey's start in Arizona will kick off an 11-game road stretch for the team. Before his team's 8-3 loss in 12 innings to the Dodgers on Sunday, Collins said he had no preference on whether Harvey would make his first start in Flushing or on the road, although he did talk up the Mets home.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Mets will get a look at Beltran as DH Today

The Mets will get their first look at Carlos Beltran in a game this spring training when he plays against the Red Sox today in Port St. Lucie.

Perhaps more importantly, so will other teams that might want to trade for the outfielder trying to come back from knee woes.

Beltran is scheduled to DH today, and manager Terry Collins hopes to get him two or three at-bats before removing him.

“I just want him to start seeing live pitching,” Collins said yesterday.

And since Beltran likely is still about 10 days away from playing right field, the Mets want him to take things slow.

“Don’t look for him to steal,” Collins said. “We just want him to get out there and run the bases if he can. As I told him when we decided to do this, don’t be embarrassed if you’re not ready to run full-speed yet. ... He’s gotta get at-bats, that’s most important.”

The manager didn’t rule out Beltran playing back-to-back games.

“He’ll dictate the games,” Collins said. “I hope he’ll want to DH the next day.”
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