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Showing posts with label Game 1. Show all posts

Monday, March 31, 2014

Recap: Game 1 - Nationals (9) at Mets (7) - Mets Out Homer Nationals, But Fall Short in Opener Loss



New York

W: A. Barrett (1-0) L: J. Familia (0-1)
HR: WAS - A. LaRoche (1),A. Rendon (1)   NYM - A. Brown (1),J. Lagares (1),D. Wright (1)


Anthony Rendon's three-run home run highlighted a four-run 10th inning, as the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the New York Mets, 9-7, in the season opener for both teams at Citi Field.

Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer and Denard Span drove in a pair of runs for the Nationals, who gave Matt Williams a win in his managerial debut. Williams was named manager of the Nats in the offseason, replacing Davey Johnson.

Andrew Brown hit a three-run homer, David Wright had a two-run blast and Juan Lagares added a solo shot for New York, which couldn't hold on for the win despite a pair of late-inning leads. The Mets' bullpen blew a two-run, seventh-inning lead and a one-run, ninth-inning edge before allowing Washington to take the lead for good in the 10th inning.

Jayson Werth scored the first run of the 10th inning, racing home on a sac fly by Ian Desmond. Then, with a pair of runners on and two outs, Rendon hit a three-run homer off John Lannan. Fellow reliever Jeurys Familia (0-1) began the inning and took the loss, allowing two runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning.

Aaron Barrett (1-0) got the win in his big league debut, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning with two strikeouts. Jerry Blevins secured the win, despite allowing a two-run homer to Wright, by striking out the side in the 10th. Washington pitchers struck out 18 batters on the day.

Wright went 3-for-5 and has a hit in all 10 of his Opening Day games, going 16-of-41 with four homers and 11 RBI in those games.

Washington starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, making his third straight Opening Day start, allowed four runs on five hits, striking out 10 and walking two in six innings. A two-run seventh inning got him off the hook and cost New York starter Dillon Gee a shot at the win.

Gee, making his first career Opening Day start, was charged with four runs on four hits, striking out five and walking two in 6 2/3 innings.

New York's big offseason acquisition, Curtis Granderson, went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. The starting right fielder was signed to a four-year, $60 million deal in the offseason.

New York manufactured a run in the home half of the inning when Travis d'Arnaud began the inning with a walk. He was then moved to second on a Ruben Tejada base hit and to third on a Gee sac bunt. Eric Young Jr. followed with a sac-fly liner to right that scored d'Arnaud without a throw.

After LaRoche's homer, Gee settled down to retire 15 straight until he got into trouble in the seventh. With two outs and a runner on first, Gee was left in to face LaRoche, who worked a walk. Gee then yielded an RBI double to Rendon, ending his day.

Rendon finished 2-for-5 with four RBI. He was the only Nationals player with multiple hits.

Carlos Torres came on for Gee and walked pinch-hitter Nate McLouth on four pitches to load the bases. Scott Rice then came on for Torres and walked Span on four pitches to force home the tying run. However, New York reliever Valverde came on to strike out Zimmerman to end the frame and limit the damage.

Valverde then worked a perfect eighth, allowing Lagares' homer to lead off the bottom half of the inning off Washington reliever Tyler Clippard to stake the Mets to a brief 5-4 edge.

The lead was short lived because New York closer Bobby Parnell failed to shut the door. Desmond started the ninth with a single, moved to second on a two-out walk to In the ninth, Parnell allowed a lead-off single to Danny Espinoza and then scored on Span's RBI double to left. Parnell limited the damage by getting Zimmerman to fly out to center to end the inning.

Game Notes

The Mets honored longtime broadcaster Ralph Kiner during pre-game ceremonies ... Mets starting 2B Daniel Murphy missed the game as his wife was giving birth to their first child. Young Jr. started at 2B in his place. It was only his second start at 2B in three seasons ... Washington's Bryce Harper took Young's shin to the head while breaking up a potential double-play when sliding into second base. He was attended to by the training staff but remained in the game ... ... Brown was starting in left field after Chris Young was scratched with a quad injury ... The Nats improved to 4-6 on Opening Day ... New York fell to 34-19 on Opening Day, still the best winning percentage in the majors.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Opening Day Starting Lineup vs Nationals

Today's Mets Opening Day Lineup vs Nationals 

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

Friday, February 28, 2014

Recap: Nats (5) at Mets (4) - Montero Perfect thru two, Davis Homers in losing cause

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Michael Taylor's go-ahead RBI triple in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Washington Nationals to a 5-4 victory over the New York Mets in spring training action.

Zack Walters had a pair of hits, including a game-tying double to knot the score at 4-4 in the eighth. Manny Delcarmen got the win with a scoreless eighth for Washington, which rallied from a 4-1 fifth-inning deficit.

Ike Davis smacked a two-run homer for the Mets, who got two scoreless innings and a pair of strikeouts from starter Rafael Montero.

Box Score:

Today's Lineups - Game 1 - Spring Training Games

Today's Lineups - Game 1 - Spring Training Games

  1. Nate McLouth, rf
  2. Danny Espinosa, 2b
  3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3b
  4. Adam LaRoche, 1b
  5. Ian Desmond, ss
  6. Wilson Ramos, c
  7. Tyler Moore, dh
  8. Scott Hairston, lf
  9. Eury Perez, cf
Taylor Jordan, rhp

  1. Chris Young, lf
  2. Ruben Tejada, ss
  3. Curtis Granderson, rf
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Josh Satin, 3b
  6. Lucas Duda, dh
  7. Wilmer Flores, 2b
  8. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  9. Juan Lagares, cf
Rafael Montero, rhp

Monday, April 01, 2013

Happy Recap: Opening Day - Game 1 - Padres (2) at Mets (11) - Cowgill opens with a bang, Niese gets the win

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W: J. Niese (1-0) L: E. Volquez (0-1)
HR: SD - Y. Alonso (1)   NYM - C. Cowgill (1)

Final Score: New York 11, San Diego 2

Jon Niese allowed just two runs over 6 2/3 innings and helped his own cause with a pair of hits, an RBI and a run scored, as the New York Mets opened their 2013 campaign with an 11-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday at Citi Field.

Niese (1-0) scattered four hits and walked two with four strikeouts, while Collin Cowgill clubbed a grand slam and scored twice for the Mets, who have won 34 of their last 44 Opening Day games and own the best winning percentage (.654) on Opening Day in major league history.

Marlon Byrd finished 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored, while John Buck and Ruben Tejada each added two hits, an RBI and two runs scored for New York, which finished 74-88 last season.

Yonder Alonso stroked a solo home run and Carlos Quentin knocked in the other run for the Padres, who struggled to a 76-86 mark a year ago and missed the playoffs for a sixth straight season.

San Diego starter Edinson Volquez (0-1) was tagged for six runs on six hits and three walks over three-plus innings in defeat.

The Mets jumped on top in the second inning, as Buck kept the frame alive with a two-out walk before coming around to score on Tejada's double into the left- field corner.

Tejada alertly moved to third on the throw to the plate before Niese slapped a single the opposite way to score Tejada for a 2-0 lead.

San Diego cut the margin in half on Quentin's two-out RBI single in the top of the third, but the Mets answered with a pair in the bottom half to seize control.

David Wright got things started with a one-out single and promptly stole second before moving to third on a groundout. Byrd then delivered a two-out, two-strike single to left-center field and after Lucas Duda worked a walk, Buck scorched a line-drive single into center field to score Byrd and give the Mets a 4-1 cushion.

Volquez ran into more trouble in the fourth, as he issued a leadoff walk to his pitching counterpart before Cowgill followed with a double. Anthony Bass then replaced Volquez and Daniel Murphy smacked his first offering into right field to score Niese.

Murphy then moved to second on a wild pitch before Cowgill scored on Wright's groundout. Bass looked poised to escape the jam after striking out Ike Davis, but Byrd belted a two-out single to left field to score Murphy for a 7-1 lead.

San Diego got one back in the sixth on Alonso's leadoff blast, but Cowgill's grand slam in the bottom of the seventh put to rest any hopes of a San Diego comeback.

Game Notes

Cowgill is the second Met to hit a grand slam on Opening Day after Todd Hundley accomplished the feat in 1995 ... New York was 4-3 against the Padres last season ... Niese became the 22nd pitcher in team history to make an Opening Day start ... The Mets announced Saturday that pitcher Johan Santana will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder ... Volquez was making his third straight Opening Day start ... Wright finished with an RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases.

Box Score:

Preview: Opening Day - Game 1 - Padres at Mets

Preview: Opening Day - Game 1 - Padres at Mets

Two main attractions will be missing when the New York Mets host San Diego in their season opener Monday.

Chase Headley, the biggest bat on the Padres and last season's NL RBI leader, is sidelined for a few weeks with a broken thumb.

Johan Santana's future is far more precarious.

After re-tearing the anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder, the one-time Mets ace is scheduled for another surgery Tuesday that he hopes can save his career.

So the opening day assignment goes to Jonathon Niese, suddenly thrust into the role of No. 1 starter for a team that traded Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey during the offseason.

"It's Jon Niese's turn. He's now that guy," manager Terry Collins said Sunday at Citi Field.

Born on the day the Mets won the 1986 World Series, Niese established career bests across the board last season when he went 13-9 with a 3.40 ERA in 190 1-3 innings.

The fast-working lefty will face a Padres lineup also minus promising young catcher Yasmani Grandal, suspended for the first 50 games after testing positive for testosterone. Left fielder Carlos Quentin should be ready to go, though, after he was slowed this spring with discomfort in his surgically repaired right knee. Top prospect Jedd Gyorko takes over at second base.

Niese said this spring he won't try to "fill anyone's shoes." But he acknowledged Sunday that he'll probably be a little anxious on opening day.

Pitching for the Padres will be Edinson Volquez, set to make his third consecutive opening day start. He got the ball last year for San Diego and in 2011 with Cincinnati.

Volquez, an All-Star with the Reds in 2008, has a tendency to be wild. But he played a pivotal role for the Dominican Republic team that won the World Baseball Classic this spring.

The right-hander was 11-11 with a 4.14 ERA last season after he and Grandal were part of the four-player package Cincinnati sent to San Diego for pitcher Mat Latos in December 2011.

"Edinson Volquez is very capable of throwing a hell of a game," Padres manager Bud Black said. "I think our guys are physically and mentally ready to do it. They're in a good frame of mind."

Rusty Staub, a member of the Mets' Hall of Fame, will throw out the first pitch Monday as the club celebrates the 40th anniversary of its 1973 pennant. ... The Mets will honor hundreds of Hurricane Sandy responders and volunteers in a ceremony on the field before the 1:10 p.m. game. The team donated 1,000 opening day tickets to storm responders and those affected by the destruction. ... Days before the opener, the Mets were offering free seats to games later in the week to fans buying opening day tickets. ... Despite losing their first eight openers, the Mets are 33-18 on opening day - the best mark in baseball.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 1 - Nationals at Mets - Mets win first game, Wheeler debuts

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W: C. Mazzoni (1-0) L: B. Bray (0-1) S: B. Parnell (1)
HR: WAS - C. Snyder (1)   NYM - R. Tejada (1)

The New York Mets win their first Spring Training game of 2013 over the Washington Nationals, 5-3. New leadoff man Kirk Nieuwenhuis lead off with a base hit, and Ruben Tejada hit his first spring homer off Stephen Strausburg. Zach Wheeler made his big league debut going two innings, giving up one hit, striking out two...Bobby Parnell closed his first spring game of 2013 with a save and newly acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd went 2 for 2 in the game...

Box Score:

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Recap: Mets Home Opener (Game 1) - Braves at Mets - Mets win Opener 1-0

Final Score: New York 1, Atlanta 0

Johan Santana made a successful return to the mound as the New York Mets extended their Opening Day dominance with a 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.

Santana gave up two hits with two walks and five strikeouts over five innings in his first start since beating the Braves on September 2, 2010. He missed all of last season while recovering from left shoulder surgery.

The Mets Bullpen was excellent. Tim Byrdak got out of jam in the 7th by striking out two. Frank Francisco sealed the deal in the ninth and got his first save.

David Wright singled home the game's only run in the sixth inning off Atlanta starter Tommy Hanson (0-1).

The Mets improved to 33-18 in season openers, the best winning percentage (.647) in baseball history.

Box Score:

Braves vs LHP Johan Santana - Johan has kept Braves in Check

Atlanta Braves Career statistics vs. Johan Santana
Michael Bourn11 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 .455 .500 .455 .955
Matt Diaz32 16 3 0 1 4 1 4 .500 .515 .688 1.203
Jason Heyward8 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .222 .125 .347
Eric Hinske5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Chipper Jones27 7 0 0 1 2 2 3 .259 .310 .370 .681
Brian McCann29 8 1 0 3 3 1 6 .276 .300 .621 .921
Martin Prado20 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 .150 .150 .200 .350
David Ross6 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .250 .000 .250
Dan Uggla19 1 0 0 1 1 1 10 .053 .100 .211 .311
Jack Wilson9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667

The Braves have a .265 Avg (44 for 166) vs Mr. Santana. Most of the braves have been kept in check with the exception of  Bourn, Diaz, and Wilson..

Let's Go Mets!!! Enjoy the Game!!

Mets vs RHP Tommy Hanson - Mets Handle Hanson

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Tommy Hanson
Jason Bay9 3 0 0 1 2 2 3 .333 .455 .667 1.121
Ronny Cedeno5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .400 .800
Ike Davis10 2 1 0 0 1 2 5 .200 .333 .300 .633
Lucas Duda6 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Daniel Murphy5 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .600 .600 .800 1.400
Ruben Tejada6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Josh Thole16 7 1 0 1 3 1 2 .438 .471 .688 1.158
Andres Torres3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Justin Turner3 2 0 0 2 3 0 1 .667 .667 2.667 3.333
David Wright18 2 2 0 0 2 0 8 .111 .105 .222 .327

The New York Mets come into comfy Citi Field with their new dimensions that could play a part in today's game.
The Mets are batting a nice .309 Clip (25 for 81). The Mets that Hammer Hanson are Murphy, Thole, Duda,  Cedeno, and Bay ( Yes,  Jason Bay).

Unfortunately, Wright and Davis have struggled in the past and they are both batting under.200 in their careers against Hanson.

For those of you who are new to Mets Chronicle, The Colors on the grid represent how they do.. For example, RED = Hot,  Lt Red = Semi-Hot (Limited AB's) , Lt Blue = Cold,  Grey Blue = Semi-Cold (Limited AB's). Limited AB's  = < 5 AB's 

Preview - Opening Day (Game 1) - Braves at Mets

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Atlanta Braves (0-0) at New York Mets (0-0), 1:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Atlanta - Tommy Hanson (0-0, 0.00) New York - Johan Santana (0-0, 0.00)

Johan Santana makes his return to the mound this afternoon when the New York Mets open their 2012 season against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.

Santana missed all of last season recovering from shoulder surgery, but the two-time American League Cy Young Award winner remains one of the few reasons to pay attention to this Mets team this season.

"Everyone wants to see Johan Opening Day," teammate Dillon Gee said. "Obviously, once the season gets going, it doesn't matter what spot you're in, you're going out there every five days. I think it's just the prestige of Johan on Opening Day that's big for us."

Arguably the best pitcher in baseball during a five-year stretch from 2004-08 -- Santana owns a career 133-69 record and 3.10 ERA. Since joining the Mets via trade and inking a six-year, $137.5 million contract extension in January 2008, Santana has gone 40-25 with a 2.85 ERA.

Expectations are at an all-time low for the Mets, but a healthy Santana would go a long way to restoring some respectability to a franchise that has become the butt of jokes in recent years.

"I'm very happy," Santana said. "It's going to be fun. It's a great feeling to be back and be with these guys from the beginning I think is very important, is huge for me. So I'm very happy that everything has been good."

For the offense, nearly all eight positions were spoken for as the spring approached, but of course the unit will be looking to replace the loss of All- Star shortstop Jose Reyes, who took his bat and speed to the division-rival Miami Marlins.

It will be a collective effort from within for the Mets, who had a largely quite offseason -- at least by New York standards -- for the second straight year as the franchise tries to recover financially from the Bernie Madoff fraud scheme. The sun appears to be setting on that fiasco as owner Fred Wilpon and team president Saul Katz reached a settlement on a lawsuit filed by a trustee of the victims that will see the owners deal out $162 million.

With the Mets needing to keep an eye on their payroll, they were unable to keep the home-grown Reyes in the fold. Instead, New York revamped its bullpen in an effort to keep pace in the National League East, signing both Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch to contracts while trading center fielder Angel Pagan to the Giants for another righty in Ramon Ramirez as well as Pagan's replacement in center (and Reyes' at the top of the order) in Andres Torres.

While Torres will be looking to replace one of the game's top leadoff hitters in the lineup, it will be the young Ruben Tejada taking over in the field.

The Mets brass also decided to level the playing field a bit by changing the dimensions of the offensively-frustrating Citi Field, bringing in the fences in an effort to generate more power in Flushing. Coincidentally, that shift could have hurt Reyes' numbers, especially in the triples department, had he stayed on with New York.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 1 - Mets Fall to Nationals 3-1

Final Score: Washington 3, NY Mets 1

Rick Ankiel hit a solo home run to help the Washington Nationals take a 3-1 win over the New York Mets in Grapefruit League play.

Mark Teahen and Jhonatan Solano each drove in a run in the win for the Nationals. John Lannan started on the mound and gave up a run on three hits over three innings.

Daniel Murphy drove home the lone run of the game for the Mets. Dillon Gee pitched two innings in the start and gave up a run on two hits with a walk.

 Box Score

Tonight's Spring Training Lineup - Game 1 vs Nationals

Tonight's Spring Training Mets lineup - Game 1 vs Nationals:

  1. Torres-CF
  2. Murphy-2B
  3. Turner-3B
  4. Davis-1B
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Duda-RF
  7. Pascucci-DH
  8. Thole-C
  9. Tejada-SS. 
Gee on the mound.

Game can be seen on SNY and MLB Network
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