Showing posts with label Game 108. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 108. Show all posts

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Preview: Game 109 - Royals at Mets - Santana vs Wheeler

Kansas City Royals (55-52) at New York Mets (49-59) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
E. Santana (R) 21 7-6 3.036.13-33.437/30@MINW7.0422-022.11.21
Z. Wheeler (R) 8 4-1 3.555.21-15.877/30@MIAND7.0321-017.23.57

Wheeler Time!


The New York Mets nearly staged a come-from-behind victory over the Kansas City Royals in their first game without David Wright.

The second contest without their superstar could prove much more challenging as they try to produce runs against Ervin Santana, who has been dominant since the All-Star break.

New York will try to bounce back against Santana and Kansas City on Sunday as the club seeks just its second series victory at Citi Field since June.

The Mets (49-59) placed Wright on the disabled list prior to Saturday's game after the All-Star suffered a strained right hamstring running out an infield hit in a 4-2 win on Friday. New York gave no timetable for the return of Wright, who was hitting .309 with 16 homers and 54 RBIs while playing all but two of the team's first 107 games.

"It's disappointing," he said. "I kind of came to the realization that I wasn't going to be able to play today and probably not the next day. I will hopefully get this thing healthy as quickly as I can and get back on the field."

New York lost 4-3 in 12 innings Saturday, rallying from a 3-1 deficit on Josh Satin's two-run single in the eighth before Justin Maxwell led off the 12th with his fifth career pinch-hit home run to lift Kansas City (55-52) to its 10th victory in 11 games.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Preview: Game 108 - Royals at Mets - Chen vs Hefner

Kansas City Royals (54-52) at New York Mets (49-58) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
B. Chen (L) 3 4-0 2.095.22-00.897/28@CHWND6.0321-018.01.50
J. Hefner (R) 21 4-8 4.215.11-54.567/29@MIAND5.1430-211.212.34


Following the end of the Kansas City Royals' longest winning streak in more than 10 years, the pitcher who started the run has a chance to begin a new one.

Bruce Chen takes the mound at Citi Field as the Royals try for their 10th win in 11 games Saturday against a New York Mets team that could be without its All-Star third baseman.

The Mets (49-58) snapped Kansas City's nine-game winning streak -- its first since starting the 2003 campaign 9-0 -- Friday when Eric Young Jr. homered with two outs in the 11th inning for a 4-2 victory.

"It never feels good after you lose a game, but yeah, it was a nice streak," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "Now let's see if we can start another one."

New York's David Wright went 2 for 5 with a two-run homer, but was forced out of the game in the 10th inning when he strained his right hamstring while beating out an infield hit. Wright, who leads the team with a .309 average, is expected to have an MRI on Saturday.

An extended absence might spell trouble for a New York lineup that has averaged 2.4 runs while hitting .147 (10 for 68) with runners in scoring position during a 3-5 stretch.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 108 - Mets at Padres - Mets win 6-2

Petco Park (San Diego, CA)
N.Y. Mets (53-55) «040000110691
San Diego (45-64)001000001280
W: J. Hefner (2-4) L: E. Volquez (7-8)
S: F. Francisco (19)
HR: NYM - None   SD - C. Headley (14)

Jordany Valdespin's two-run double highlighted a four-run second, while rookie Jeremy Hefner won his first game since May 29 as the New York Mets downed the San Diego Padres, 6-2, in the middle test of a three-game set.

Mike Baxter set a franchise record by drawing five walks in a nine-inning game. Vince Coleman also walked five times on Aug. 10, 1992 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but needed 16 innings to do it.

Daniel Murphy went 4-for-4 with two runs scored for the Mets, who have won five of their last seven games.

Hefner (2-4) surrendered a run on five hits over six frames and Frank Francisco induced John Baker into a game-ending double play to notch his 19th save of the season.

"He changes speeds, uses his changeup, has a nice little slider," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He doesn't try to overthrow and for the most part he's in the strike zone. He makes you swing the bat and doesn't beat himself by walking guys.

Struggling with his control, Edinson Volquez (7-8) lasted just 1 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on two hits and four walks for San Diego, which has dropped six of its last eight contests.

"His mechanics were out of whack," San Diego manager Bud Black said of taking Volquez out early. "It was to the point where I thought it might not get better as the game moved forward."

The Mets took advantage of Volquez's command issues in the four-run second.

Ike Davis singled to begin the frame and Murphy and Baxter worked back-to-back walks to load the bases. After Andres Torres struck out, a free pass to Josh Thole plated Davis and after Hefner fanned, Ruben Tejada walked to score Murphy. Valdespin then doubled to deep right, bringing home Baxter and Thole for a 4-0 lead.

Alexi Amarista's RBI single in the fourth got the Padres on the board, but the Mets got the run back in the seventh on Thole's RBI groundout and added another in the eighth on Davis' two-out run-scoring single to right, making it a 6-1 game.

Chase Headley cracked a leadoff homer in the ninth off Bobby Parnell to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

The Mets improved to 6-4 on their season-high 11-game road trip...Tejada had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 10 games...The Mets were 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position, while San Diego finished 1-for-4.

Box Score:

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 108

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 108:
  1. Tejada-SS
  2. Valdespin-LF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Davis-1B
  5. Murphy-2B
  6. Baxter-RF
  7. Torres-CF
  8. Thole-C
  9. Hefner-RHP

Preview: Game 108 - Mets at Padres - Hefner vs Volquez

New York Mets (52-55) at San Diego Padres (45-63) 8:35 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 5 1-4 5.525.10-24.057/30@SFND5.21040-113.25.27
E. Volquez (R) 22 7-7 3.515.13-42.847/30@CINW5.0652-021.03.00

Edinson Volquez is looking for the longest winning streak of his career, and a start at Petco Park may be just what he needs.

The San Diego Padres are also enjoying their best stretch of the year at home.

Volquez goes for a fifth consecutive victorious decision Saturday when he attempts to beat the New York Mets for the first time.

Volquez (7-7, 3.51 ERA) is 4-0 with a 2.36 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 45 2-3 innings over his last seven starts. That matches the right-hander's longest string of victories, previously achieved over five starts at the beginning of 2008 with Cincinnati.

His current run includes a tremendous stretch at pitcher-friendly Petco. He tossed a one-hit shutout in his most recent home start July 19, improving to 2-0 with a 0.40 ERA and a .133 opponent batting average in his last three outings in San Diego.

Volquez is hoping a return home can help him rebound from a lackluster performance in an 11-5 win at Cincinnati on Monday. He beat his former team despite allowing five runs and six hits - two homers - with three walks in five innings.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Recap : Game 108 - Mets at Nationals - Hairston's 2 HR's NOT Enough

Final Score: Washington 3, New York 2

Rick Ankiel went to third on a pitch in the dirt and scored easily on Ian Desmond's chopper over the mound in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the Nationals to a 3-2 win over the Mets.

Washington won with a rally that came after New York tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the ninth on Scott Hairston's two-out solo homer off closer Drew Storen.

Hairston had two homers in the game for the Mets, while Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Morse had back-to-back RBI doubles in the game for the Nationals.

Washington won the final two games of the three-game set on the heels of a six-game losing streak.

Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann pitched six shutout innings, giving up seven hits and a walk while striking out six.

Ian Desmond, Zimmerman and Morse hit three straight doubles to start the bottom of the sixth, giving Washington a 2-0 lead and putting Zimmermann in line for his first win in three starts.

"It's just a shame we couldn't save that for Jordan Zimmermann. What a game he pitched," said Nationals manager Davey Johnson.

Preview/Mets Lineup : Game 108 - Mets at Nationals - Niese trying to win rubber game!

New York Mets (55-52) at Washington Nationals (50-56), 1:35 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Jonathon Niese (10-8, 3.97) Washington - Jordan Zimmermann (6-9, 3.27)

One day after trading away Jason Marquis from their starting rotation, Jordan Zimmerman aims to pick up the pieces for the Nationals and snap a personal two-game skid in the final of a three-game series against the Mets.

With today's 4 p.m. (et) trading deadline, the Nationals are once again sellers on the market and proved that yesterday when Marquis was dealt to playoff-contender Arizona in exchanged for minor league infielder Zachary Walters.

Zimmerman has surrendered 12 runs over those contests, losses to the Marlins and Astros. The righty is 2-2 with a 4.35 ERA in six games against the Mets.

Countering for New York will be Jonathon Niese, who is 3-1 over his last five starts. The southpaw has yet to lose to the Nationals, going 2-0 with a 3.44 ERA in three games. In his most recent start, Tuesday at Cincinnati, Niese gave up five runs over five frames.

The Nationals snapped their six-game losing streak with a replacement starter last night. Now, they might lose him as well. Yunesky Maya got the start after Marquis was traded and threw 5 1/3 shutout innings for his first MLB win in a 3-0 final.

Maya (1-1) allowed just five hits, without any strikeouts or walks, but he strained his back running the bases and was taken out with two runners on in the sixth.

"I imagine he'll have to go on the [disabled list]," said Nationals manager Davey Johnson.

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