Showing posts with label Game 112. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 112. Show all posts

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 112 - Rockies (1) at Mets (2) - Mets Scratch Out Sweep of Rockies

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W: D. Gee (8-8) L: J. Manship (0-1) S: L. Hawkins (2)
HR: COL - C. Dickerson (2)   NYM - None


Dillon Gee pitched 7 2/3 strong innings as the New York Mets completed a three-game series sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 2-1 win at Citi Field.

Gee (8-8) allowed just one run on eight hits, striking out three without a walk, as the Mets went 4-2 during a six-game homestand and recorded a three- game sweep at home for the first time this season.

Rookie Wilmer Flores and Anthony Recker each drove in a run for New York, which won despite being outhit by the Rockies, 8-6.

"We didn't knock the ball all over the ballpark, but it shows you can win games doing the little things," said New York manager Terry Collins.

Flores now has four RBI in his first three games. He had a three-run double in Wednesday's 5-0 win over Colorado after going 0-for-4 in his major league debut in the series opener on Tuesday.

D.J. LeMahieu had three hits for the Rockies, who ended a 10-game road trip just 1-9. Corey Dickerson hit a solo homer to account for the only run, one of three for the Rox in the series.

Colorado starter Jeff Manship (0-1) suffered the loss in his debut with the club, allowing two runs on four hits, striking out four and walking three, in five innings.

The right-hander spent the entire season in Triple-A Colorado Springs, but was called up when scheduled starter Tyler Chatwood was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation prior to the game.

Dickerson started the scoring with a homer to lead off the fourth inning, but the Mets responded with a pair of runs off Manship in the home half. With the bases loaded and no outs, Flores' groundout to second scored the first run and Recker followed with a sacrifice fly to center to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.

New York could've had a chance to add more, but, after Omar Quintanilla drew a free pass, Ike Davis got caught too far off third base after an infield single by Gee and was tagged out to end the inning.

The Rockies threatened in the eighth, but didn't break through. Gee was pulled after a two-out single by LeMahieu in favor of Scott Rice to face the lefty hitting Dickerson. However, Colorado countered with pinch-hitter Troy Tulowitzki, whom Rice walked on four pitches. Reliever David Aardsma then came on and got Michael Cuddyer to fly out to left to end the frame.

Colorado also stranded a pair of runners in the first inning as well.

"I thought he pitched very effectively after the first inning," said Collins of Gee. "Once the game went on he got better."

LaTroy Hawkins worked a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his second save of the season.

Game Notes

The Mets embark on an 11-game, four-city road trip starting on Friday in Arizona ... Manship last pitched in the majors last season as a member of the Twins. This was his seventh career start and 42nd career appearance ... Gee has pitched into the seventh inning in seven straight starts, the longest such streak of his career and longest for a Met this season ... New York starting pitchers have allowed three earned runs or less in 10 straight games ... Juan Lagares stole his fourth base of the season.

Box Score:

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Happy Recap For Once: Game 112 - Marlins at Mets - Dickey Helps Mets Snap Skid

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W: R. Dickey (15-3) L: J. Johnson (7-8)
HR: MIA - J. Ruggiano (9)   NYM - A. Torres (2)

R.A. Dickey went the distance and Andres Torres fell a single shy of the cycle as the New York Mets avoided a sweep with a 6-1 decision over Miami in the finale of a three-game set.

Dickey (15-3) scattered five hits and one run, fanning 10 to record his fourth complete game of the season.

Torres finished 3-for-3, drove in three and scored twice for the Mets, who snapped a nine-game losing streak at home, longest since moving to Citi Field in 2009.

Justin Ruggiano's solo homer was the lone output for the Marlins. Jose Reyes saw his 26-game hit streak come to an end after an 0-for-4 performance as Miami completed an 11-game road trip with a 4-7 record.

Josh Johnson (7-8) took the loss, charged with eight hits and three runs over six full frames.

New York snapped a 14-inning scoreless streak in the home second, as Ike Davis singled with one out, Torres walked with two down and Josh Thole followed by driving in Davis with a single.

Ruggiano's one-out homer in the fourth evened the score, but the Mets countered as David Wright began the home half with a double and scored on a Torres Tobago.

The hosts took a 3-1 edge in the sixth on a two-out solo homer to right by Torres, then assumed a three-run edge in their next turn at the plate on three straight two-out singles -- the last of which, by Wright, scored Mike Baxter.

Torres tacked on a run-scoring triple on a ball that rebounded hard off the top of the right-field wall in the eighth, then came home on a Thole base hit.

From Ruggiano's one-out base hit in the sixth, only one Miami runner reached base through the completion of the game -- Bryan Peterson, who struck out to start the eighth but reached on a wild-pitch third strike.

Game Notes

New York's nine-game home losing skid was its longest since a nine-gamer at Shea Stadium from August 28-September 12, 2004...Reyes remained tied with Emilio Bonifacio for the second-longest hit streak in Marlins franchise history...Luis Castillo holds the record at 35 straight from May 8-June 21, 2002...Both clubs are in action on Friday as the Mets remain home to host Atlanta for three games beginning and the Marlins return home to welcome Los Angeles for a three-game set.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 112 (12:10PM)

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 112
  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Mike Baxter, rf
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. David Wright, 3b
  5. Ike Davis, 1b
  6. Jordany Valdespin, lf
  7. Andres Torres, cf
  8. Josh Thole, c
  9. R.A. Dickey, rhp
The Mets try to snap a nine-game home losing streak Today against Marlins right-hander Josh Johnson.

Preview: Game 112 - Marlins at Mets - Dickey Tries To Salvage a Win

Miami Marlins (51-60) at New York Mets (53-58) 12:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Johnson (R) 22 7-7 3.856.02-34.758/3@WSHW8.2512-019.20.92
R. Dickey (R) 22 14-3 2.826.06-12.868/3@SDL7.0421-220.02.70

R.A. Dickey's last start ended up with the knuckleballer losing for just the third time this season.

The New York Mets hope their right-handed stopper can salvage the finale of a three-game series versus the Miami Marlins today at Citi Field. Dickey was aiming for his 15th win of the season in Friday's 3-1 loss at San Diego, but was reached for three runs -- two earned -- and four hits in seven innings.

Dickey, an NL Cy Young Award candidate, dropped to 14-3 in 23 games (22 starts) with a 2.82 earned run average this season and has now lost two of his previous three outings following a stretch in which he went 11-0 with a 2.41 ERA over 17 games, 16 of which were starts.

New York's All-Star hurler has won both of his starts against the Marlins this season and is 7-2 with a 3.51 ERA in 11 career games (9 starts) in this series. Dickey is 6-1 in 11 games (10 starts) at Citi Field in 2012.

Miami will counter with its ace in Josh Johnson. Johnson is 2-0 in his last three starts and pitched well in a 5-2 win at Washington on Friday. He held the Nationals to two runs -- one earned -- on five hits with nine strikeouts and no walks over 8 2/3 frames.

Johnson, a right-hander, evened his 2012 mark at 7-7 in 22 starts and lowered his earned run average to 3.85. He faced the Mets once this season and did not record a decision after he fanned nine batters over 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball in a 2-1 setback on April 24 at Citi Field. Johnson is a terrific 8-1 with a 2.59 ERA in 15 career starts against the Mets, but 1-1 in six starts at Citi Field.

The Marlins will try to give Johnson as much run support as they did for Nathan Eovaldi in last night's 13-0 bashing of the Mets. Eovaldi pitched five shutout innings for the win, but walked six batters and struck out two. Ryan Webb and Chris Hatcher both tossed two scoreless innings of relief.

More importantly, Jose Reyes extended his career-high hitting streak to 26 games with a solo home run in his first at-bat against his former team. Reyes' streak is the longest by a defending batting champion since Joe DiMaggio's MLB-record 56-game run back in 1941.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Happy Recap: Game 112 - Braves at Mets - Justin Turner hits 2 HR's in victory

Final Score: New York 11, Atlanta 7

Justin Turner belted a pair of homers, and the Mets topped the Braves, 11-7, on a rainy night in which Atlanta's Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman extended their hitting streaks.

Jason Bay homered and knocked in three runs, as the Mets snapped a five-game skid. Josh Thole also went deep, as he and Angel Pagan each finished with three hits, part of a 16-hit attack. The Mets had scored a total of nine runs during their slide.

Uggla moved his career-best streak to 27 games with an infield single as part of a five-run third inning. The wild card-leading Braves also own the second- longest hitting streak in the majors in Freeman. The rookie first baseman moved his to 20 games with a broken-bat RBI line single to center field in the third frame.

"We're pulling for each other," Uggla said. "I love watching him [Freeman] hit. He's a special kid. I'm sure he's just as excited to see what I'm doing."

Uggla has the longest active hit streak in the majors and the fourth-longest in Braves history. He is four games behind Rico Carty's team-record of 31 set during the 1970 season. Ahead of Uggla are Marquis Grissom (28, 1996) and Rowland Office (29, 1976).

The hit streaks led to a 5-2 lead, but Tommy Hanson (11-7) couldn't hold the edge as he was drilled for eight hits and seven runs over 3 1/3 innings.

The offensive explosion got Jon Niese (11-8) off the hook after he allowed 10 hits and five runs over five frames.

A groundout by Alex Gonzalez plated Uggla in the seventh, but the Mets scored three times in the bottom half. Pagan doubled to lead off, and with one out pinch-hitter Scott Hairston singled to right off George Sherrill for an 8-6 advantage. Thole singled and pinch-hitter Nick Evans walked, leading to Jose Reyes' line base hit to center field. Turner's groundout made it 10-6.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Saturday Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 112

Saturday Mets Starting  Lineup vs Braves - Game 112:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Murphy-1B
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Duda-RF
  8. Thole-C
  9. Niese-LHP

Preview : Game 112 - Braves at Mets - Mets LOSERS of 5 straight

Could be the nail in the coffin!
Atlanta Braves (65-48) at New York Mets (55-56), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Atlanta - Tommy Hanson (11-6, 3.20) New York - Jon Niese (10-8, 3.94)

Atlanta Braves young right-hander Tommy Hanson has never won 12 games in a season and has a chance to do so tonight in the continuation of a three-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Hanson is just 1-2 with a 6.56 earned run average in his last four starts and dropped a 3-1 decision to Florida the previous time out on Sunday. He allowed all three runs and six hits in six innings, the third straight start in which he's lasted at least six innings. Hanson was 10-4 before the All-Star break.

The right-hander is 11-6 with a 3.20 ERA in 21 starts this season and will be aiming for a measure of revenge against the Mets, who defeated Hanson in a 3-2 victory back on April 17 at Turner Field. Hanson was reached for three runs and five hits in five innings of work to fall to 3-2 with a 2.27 ERA in six career starts against New York.

Braves veteran pitcher Tim Hudson didn't have any issues handling the Mets in last night's 4-1 victory and fired seven innings of one-run ball. He scattered three hits, struck out two and walked a pair of batters to run his record to 11-7. Jonny Venters threw a scoreless eighth inning and All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel nailed down his 33rd save in the ninth.

Dan Uggla went 1-for-2 with two RBI to extend his career-high hitting streak to 26 games and Freddie Freeman pushed his hit streak to 19 games with two hits and a run scored. Jose Constanza went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Wild Card-leading Braves, who have won two in a row since a three-game slide and prevailed for the sixth time in 10 tries. Atlanta is still 8 1/2 games behind the surging Phillies for first place in the NL East.

Uggla has the longest active hit streak in the majors and the fourth-longest in Braves history. He is five games behind Rico Carty's team-record of 31 set during the 1970 season.

"I want it to continue just like everybody else does, hopefully," Uggla said. "In that situation, it's actually kind of calming with runners in scoring position right there. I was able to take my focus off of the lesser of the important, which is continuing history...just trying to drive those runs in."

In other Atlanta news, third baseman Chipper Jones is expected to return to the starting lineup after undergoing right knee surgery. Jones had arthroscopic surgery to repair torn meniscus in his right knee on July 9 and returned to the lineup on July 25 against the Pirates. He has also been used in pinch-hitting roles.

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