Showing posts with label Game 101. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 101. Show all posts

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Recap: Game 101 - Mets (1) at Nationals (4) - Nationals three HR's the difference

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W: D. Haren (5-11) L: D. Gee (7-8) S: R. Soriano (26)
HR: NYM - None   WAS - I. Desmond (16),D. Span (1),B. Harper (15)


Ian Desmond and Denard Span smacked back-to- back home runs in the second to back a solid start from Dan Haren, as the Washington Nationals edged the New York Mets, 4-1, Saturday in the third contest of a four-game series at Nationals Park.

Bryce Harper added a two-run homer in the third to provide more than run support for Haren (5-11), who held the Mets to one run on three hits while striking out six over seven frames to snap a lengthy 11-start winless skid.

Haren, who hadn't won since May 9, added a double and a run scored in the victory, Washington's third in its last four games.

"It feels great," Haren said of snapping his skid. "It's obviously been a long time to have that winning feeling after a game."

New York starter Dillon Gee (7-8) entered the contest looking to extend his six-start unbeaten streak, but was tagged for four runs on six hits -- including three home runs -- over seven innings to absorb the loss.

"They're a very good team with really good hitters and they're going to make you pay when you make mistakes like that," Gee said of the Nats. "The damage was done early and there's nothing I can do about it."

David Wright recorded two of New York's four hits and knocked in the lone run for the Mets, who will look to salvage a series split with a win in Sunday's finale.

Gee hadn't given up an earned run over his last two starts, covering 13 2/3 frames, and breezed through the first five Nats in order before getting Desmond in an 0-2 hole with two away in the second.

Desmond battled back and worked the count foul before scorching a changeup into the seats in center field to make it 1-0.

Gee, who hadn't surrendered a home run over his last five starts, was unable to find his composure after the blast, as Span sent the right-hander's next offering over the wall in right to increase Washington's edge.

Harper doubled the Nats' lead with a longball of his own in the third. After Haren helped his own cause with a leadoff double to center, Harper drilled a liner just over the center-field wall to make it 4-0.

Haren held the Mets to just one hit over five scoreless frames before the visitors pushed a two-out run across in the sixth.

Eric Young legged out an infield single before swiping second with two outs. Wright ripped a base hit to left to score Young and bring New York within 4-1.

Haren bounced back with a 1-2-3 seventh, Tyler Clippard pitched a perfect eighth, and Rafael Soriano worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to secure his 26th save of the season.

Game Notes

Gee, who suffered his first loss since June 17 at Atlanta, entered the game 3-0 with a 0.96 earned run average in three starts against Washington this season ... Clippard ran his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 15.0 frames ... Young stole his 21st base of the season ... New York went 1-for-3 with runners in scoring position ... The game was delayed 62 minutes in the eighth due to rain.

Box Score:

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 101

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 101

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Marlon Byrd, rf
  5. Ike Davis, 1b
  6. John Buck, c
  7. Juan Lagares, cf
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 101 - Mets at Nationals - Gee vs Haren

New York Mets (46-54)   at Washington Nationals (50-54) 3:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 20 7-7 4.076.04-45.467/22ATLND7.0201-020.12.21
D. Haren (R) 18 4-11 5.796.13-46.927/22PITL5.0550-216.03.94


Dan Haren is looking for a win in the worst way.

The Washington Nationals will look to provide their right-hander with an elusive victory when they host the New York Mets on Saturday afternoon.

Haren (4-11, 5.79 ERA) has gone a career-high 11 starts without a victory. Worse yet, the Nationals have lost each of those games.

Haren, against whom opposing batters are hitting .285 during his slump, has failed to pitch deep into games. He hasn't recorded an out in the seventh inning since May 30.

The Nationals (50-54) haven't done much to help him out, scoring 12 runs during Haren's skid.

That carried into his last start, when they spotted Haren a run in five innings, while he allowed five in a 6-5 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday.

Washington's offense hasn't been helping any of its pitchers lately. The Nationals have averaged 2.7 runs per game while losing 12 of 16. They've been particularly cold with runners in scoring position during that stretch, batting .117 after going 0 for 8 in Friday's doubleheader split against the Mets.

The Nationals did manage to create some late offense Friday, as Ryan Zimmerman and Jayson Werth emerged from slumps. Werth was 2 for his last 13 before going 3 for 3 in Friday's nightcap. Zimmerman, meanwhile, hit the walk-off home run in Washington's 2-1 victory. The third baseman is 8 for his last 14 after going hitless in his previous 15 at-bats.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Recap: Game 101 - Mets at D-Backs - Ike Davis Homers 3 Times In Losing Effort

Chase Field (Phoenix, Ariz.)

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W: I. Kennedy (9-8) L: C. Young (2-5)
S: J. Putz (19)
HR: NYM - I. Davis (18),I. Davis (19),I. Davis (20)   ARI - M. Montero (11)

Ian Kennedy hurled 6 1/3 effective innings on Saturday and the Arizona Diamondbacks topped the New York Mets, 6-3, in the middle installment of a three-game series at Chase Field.

Kennedy (9-8) allowed three runs and scattered seven hits to go with nine strikeouts and a walk to earn his third straight win. J.J. Putz made it interesting in the ninth, but nailed down his 19th save of the season against his former team.

"Obviously, Ike (Davis) is swinging the bat really well right now, but Ian pitched really well and got us the win," remarked Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson.

Miguel Montero clubbed a two-run home run, Gerardo Parra went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI, while Aaron Hill and Ryan Wheeler contributed RBI for the Diamondbacks, who have won seven of their last nine.

Ike Davis accounted for all the Mets' runs with three solo long balls in the team's 14th loss in 16 tries. New York continued on its crash course with the NL East basement, having stumbled to a 2-13 record since the All-Star break.

"It's bitter sweet for sure," Davis said of his stellar game at the plate. "It's always good to feel good at the plate, but the ultimate goal is to win the game and we didn't, so take it as a positive moving forward but obviously you want to win."

Chris Young (2-5) was saddled with the loss after allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in four innings.

Arizona opened the scoring with a run in the first inning when Hill smoked a double to center, scoring Parra, but the Mets got the run right back in the second after Davis led off the frame with a towering shot to straightaway center for his second home run in as many nights.

The D-Backs took the lead with a pair of runs in the second. Montero got the inning started with a walk and came around to score on a double by Wheeler. Parra then singled in Wheeler to make it 3-1.

Davis struck again in the fourth when he got the best of Kennedy after an 11- pitch battle, launching a fastball over the wall in center, pulling the Mets within one.

The D-Backs extended their lead to 6-2 in the home portion of the fourth. Upton started the rally with a single up the middle and Montero brought him home with a shot over the wall in right for his 11th homer of the season. Parra knocked home Wheeler later in the inning, providing the snakes a four- run cushion.

Davis went deep again, leading off the sixth by crushing a hanging curveball for his third bomb of the night and pulling the Mets to within 6-3.

Facing David Hernandez in the eighth, the Mets got their first two men on base via a walk to Wright and a single by Davis. Hernandez battled back though, and induced Daniel Murphy into a 400-foot fly out to center before fanning Jason Bay and Kirk Nieuwenhuis to keep the lead intact.

Putz got Josh Thole to fly out for the first out of the ninth, but Andres Torres reached first on a dropped third strike and Ruben Tejada singled. Pinch-hitter Scott Hairston fanned and Wright came up as the potential tying run, but struck out on a nasty back-leg breaking ball to end the game.

Game Notes

The Mets are 5-17 in July after posting winning months in April (13-10), May (15-10) and June (15-13)...Davis is the 9th Met to hit three home runs in one game. The last player to account for all his team's runs with three solo shots was Steve Finley for the D-Backs on April 28, 2004 against the Chicago Cubs.

Box Score:

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Recap : Game 101 - Mets at Marlins - Mets drop another one-run game

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W:R.Choate(1-1) L:B.Parnell(3-2) S:L.Nunez (28)
HR: NYM- D.Wright (7) FLA- L.Morrison (15), M.Stanton (22)

Final Score: Florida 5, New York 4

Logan Morrison clubbed a game-tying home run to begin the eighth and pinch-hitter John Buck delivered a two-out, RBI double later in the inning, as the Florida Marlins rallied to beat the New York Mets, 5-4, in the rubber match of a three-game series at Sun Life Stadium.

Bobby Parnell (3-2) came on to protect New York's one-run lead, but Morrison crushed the right-hander's sixth pitch over the center field wall.

Mike Stanton then singled and moved up to second base on a sacrifice bunt. After pinch-hitter Greg Dobbs flied out, Buck lined a double to center.

Leo Nunez earned his 28th save of the season with a flawless ninth.

Box Score: Click Here

Preview/ Lineup: Game 101 - Mets at Marlins

New York Mets (50-50) at Florida Marlins (48-53), 1:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Dillon Gee (9-3, 3.67) Florida - Anibal Sanchez (6-3, 3.52)

With a lengthy nine-game road trip on the horizon, the Florida Marlins try to close out their three-game set against the New York Mets at home on a positive note this afternoon at Sun Life Stadium.

Florida, which has trips to National League East foes (Washington, Atlanta and New York) lined up for the next couple of weeks, managed to snap a four-game slide on Saturday thanks to Gaby Sanchez who hit a pair of two-run home runs in an 8-5 victory.

Omar Infante finished up 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored while Logan Morrison blasted a solo home run for a Marlins team that is last in the NL East standings and already a total of 16 games out of contention.

Florida third baseman Emilio Bonifacio extended his hitting streak to 22 games thanks to a 2-for-4 night that saw him cross the plate two times.

"After losing four in a row it was nice to see the guys come out swinging the bats," said Marlins manager Jack McKeon. "Maybe we're back on track offensively, I hope so."

Florida starter Clay Hensley made it through five innings as he gave up two runs on four hits with four walks. Burke Badenhop was awarded the win despite giving up a run and three hits over just 1 2/3 innings.

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