Showing posts with label Game 109. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 109. Show all posts

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Recap: Game 109 - Royals (6) at Mets (2) - Blame the sun in right for Wheeler's Woes

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N.Y. Mets (49-60)000010010282

W: E. Santana (8-6) L: Z. Wheeler (4-2)
HR: KC - M. Moustakas (10)   NYM - None


Lorenzo Cain knocked in two runs and Ervin Santana tossed six solid innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets, 6-2, in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Mike Moustakas hit a solo homer for the Royals, who went 8-1 on a nine-game road trip. Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer added an RBI apiece.

Santana (8-6) allowed one run on five hits while striking out five and walking three.

John Buck and Eric Young each knocked in a run for the Mets, who have lost four of five.

New York starter Zach Wheeler (4-2) gave up four runs -- three earned -- on five hits while walking five over five full frames.

New York's best chance to score early came in the first inning. Young led off with a single, stole second and moved to third on Daniel Murphy's groundout. Santana then retired Josh Satin and Marlon Byrd to keep the Mets off the board.

The Royals broke a scoreless tie in the fourth. With two outs, Moustakas homered to right.

Kansas City tacked on three more runs in the fifth, thanks to Byrd's fielding problems. David Lough started the frame with a routine fly ball to right field that Byrd lost in the sun. The ball dropped next to Byrd and Lough made it to second on the play for a double. Lough moved to third on Miguel Tejada's sacrifice bunt. Jarrod Dyson then came on as a pinch-runner and scored on a wild pitch.

Byrd had more issues with the sun after Hosmer walked. Alex Gordon hit a deep fly ball to the warning track. This time around, Byrd dropped the ball for an error. Cain followed with a two-run single to right.

The Mets got one run back in the bottom half. Omar Quintanilla singled, advanced to second on pinch-hitter Andrew Brown's groundout and raced home on Young's single up the middle. The next two batters reached base to fill the bags for Byrd, who struck out swinging to end the inning.

Kansas City used a two-run sixth to make it a 6-1 contest. With Gonzalez Germen on the mound, Dyson doubled and Tejada walked. Hosmer and Gordon followed with consecutive RBI singles.

The Mets scored once in the eighth to account for the final margin. Byrd doubled to left-center field and scored on Buck's single past a diving Gordon in left-center field.

Game Notes

Kansas City placed catcher Salvador Perez on the 7-day concussion disabled list prior to the game. The Royals also placed pitcher Wade Davis on the family emergency list, recalled pitcher Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha and selected the contract of catcher Brett Hayes from Omaha ... Lough left the game due to right quadriceps tightness.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Royals - Game 109

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Royals - Game 109

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

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Recap: Game 109 - Mets at Padres - Harvey Fails the test in San Diego, Mets Lose 7-3

Petco Park (San Diego, CA)
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San Diego (46-64) «20300011x7110
W: J. Marquis (7-10) L: M. Harvey (1-2)
HR: NYM - R. Cedeno (3)   SD - C. Headley (15),Y. Alonso (6),C. Quentin (11)

Jason Marquis stifled the New York Mets over 6 1/3 strong innings on Sunday to help the Padres take the rubber match of a three-game series with a 7-3 triumph at Petco Park.

Marquis (5-6) was charged for three runs, but allowed just four hits and one walk with five strikeouts to earn his fourth victory in his last five starts.

"I got some quick outs, defense made some good plays and (we) put some runs on early and made it a little easier," said Marquis.

Yonder Alonso and Chase Headley each belted two-run homers, while Carlos Quentin added a solo shot for the Padres, who have won seven of their last nine home games.

Rookie Matt Harvey (1-2) was shelled for five runs on eight hits over five frames. Ronny Cedeno hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the setback, as the Mets wrapped up a season-high 11-game road trip at 6-5.

"It was one of those days where I couldn't find the strike zone and when I did it wasn't quality," said Harvey. "Just one of those days."

The Padres jumped in front in their first at-bat, as Everth Cabrera clubbed a one-out double and Headley followed with a two-run blast over the wall in right field to give the home team an early 2-0 lead.

San Diego added three more in the third, all with two outs. Headley kept the inning alive with a two-out walk and Quentin followed with a double to right to plate Headley.

Alonso then crushed a fastball over the wall in straightaway center field to give the Padres a 5-0 lead.

The Mets finally broke through in the sixth as Mike Baxter walked to start the frame and pinch-hitter Cedeno followed two batters later with a two-run blast to left to trim the margin to 5-2.

New York inched closer in the seventh on a sacrifice fly from Jason Bay, but Quentin crushed a two-out fastball in the bottom half to restore San Diego's three-run advantage.

San Diego added a two-out insurance run in the eighth when Josh Baker singled to keep the inning alive and Mark Kotsay followed with a pinch-hit double into the right-field corner to plate Baker for a 7-3 lead.

Huston Street then tossed a perfect ninth to record his 19th consecutive scoreless appearance and nail down the series victory for the Padres.

Game Notes

Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada extended his hit-streak to 11 games with a single in the first inning...Marquis improved to 7-7 in 26 career games (19 starts) against the Mets...The Mets head home for a six-game stay beginning with a three-game set on Tuesday versus Miami...Street hasn't allowed a run since June 17 at Oakland, spanning 18 1/3 innings.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 109

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 109:

  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Jordany Valdespin, cf
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  6. Jason Bay, lf
  7. Mike Baxter, rf
  8. Rob Johnson, c
  9. Matt Harvey, rhp

Preview: Game 109 - Mets at Padres - It's Harvey Time!

New York Mets (53-55) at San Diego Padres (45-64) 4:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 2 1-1 1.595.21-11.597/31@SFL6.0421-111.11.59
J. Marquis (R) 11 4-6 4.085.21-43.607/31@CINL6.1872-118.25.30

The New York Mets hope to end their season-long 11-game road trip on a high note when they close out a three-game series against the San Diego Padres today at Petco Park.

The Mets have split the first two installments of this set and recorded a 6-2 win last night thanks to a strong start from Jeremy Hefner. Hefner held the Padres to a run in six innings and Frank Francisco later nailed down his 19th save for New York, which is 6-4 so far on the trek.

"He changes speeds, uses his changeup, has a nice little slider," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Hefner. "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.

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, while Jordany Valdespin highlighted a four-run second inning with a two-run double. David Wright ended 0-for-3 for a second straight game and still needs one more home run to reach 200 in his career. He will join Darryl Strawberry (252) and Mike Piazza (220) in that category. Wright also is three RBI shy of 800.

Ruben Tejada had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 10 games, but Andres Torres finished 0-for-4 to have his 13-game road hitting streak halted. The Mets are 7-15 since the All-Star break and will head home tonight to start a six-game stay versus Miami and Atlanta.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Preview/Mets Lineup: Game 109 - Marlins at Mets

Florida Marlins (53-55) at New York Mets (55-53), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Florida - Javier Vazquez (7-9, 5.10) New York - Mike Pelfrey (6-9, 4.55)

Right-hander Mike Pelfrey tries to reverse a career's worth of misfortune against Florida tonight when the New York Mets host the visiting Marlins for the first of three games at Citi Field.

The teams are two games apart in both the National League East race and the early stages of the wild card chase.

The Mets, two games above .500, trail first-place Philadelphia in the East by 13 1/2 games and are 7 1/2 behind the Atlanta Braves for the wild card. Florida is two games below .500 and faces deficits of 15 1/2 and 9 1/2 games, while sitting just 1 1/2 games up on Washington in the division's cellar.

New York took a tough loss on Sunday when 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 Washington to a 3-2 win.

The rally that came after New York tied the game at 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.

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