Showing posts with label Game 114. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 114. Show all posts

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 114 - Mets (4) at D'Backs (1) - Flores drives in three, Wheeler goes 6.1 innings for win

N.Y. Mets (53-61)«000200020490
Arizona (59-56)0000001001110

W: Z. Wheeler (5-2) L: B. McCarthy (2-6) S: L. Hawkins (3)
HR: NYM - J. Lagares (3)   ARI - A. Hill (6)


Wilmer Flores went 2-for-4 with three RBI to lead the New York Mets to a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the middle portion of a three-game series at Chase Field.

Juan Lagares hit a solo homer and scored twice and Ike Davis went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored for the Mets, winners in four of their last five games.

Zack Wheeler (5-2) gave up one run -- a solo homer -- and six hits over 6 1/3 innings to earn the win. The rookie struck out four without issuing a walk to improve to 4-0 over six road starts.

"I was just trying to throw strikes and get ahead of guys," Wheeler remarked. "That was the main point tonight."

LaTroy Hawkins stranded a runner on second in the ninth to notch his third save.

Aaron Hill went 2-for-4 with a solo homer for the D-backs, who had won three straight entering the contest.

Brandon McCarthy (2-6) was pegged with the loss after giving up two runs on six hits over seven innings. McCarthy is 0-2 since returning from the disabled list on Sunday.

"He gave us seven innings, two runs, and gave us a chance to win the game," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said of his starter.

The Mets jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning. Lagares opened the frame with a homer to right-center. Later in the frame, Davis ripped a two-run double to left then scored on Flores' base hit to right field.

Hill's leadoff homer in the seventh made it 2-1, but the Mets answered with a pair of runs in the eighth to go up 4-1.

With the bases loaded and two outs, Flores stroked a single to left to score Eric Young and Lagares.

Arizona loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth inning, but Gerardo Parra was caught looking to end the threat.

Game Notes

New York is just 3-6 over its last nine road games ... The Mets were 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position ... Lagares also had a stolen base ... Arizona was 0-for-5 with RISP ... Saturday was Paul Goldschmidt bobblehead night. The All-Star first baseman went 1-for-4 ... Game time: 3:01

Box Score:

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Preview: Game 114 - Mets at D'Backs - Wheeler vs McCarthy

New York Mets (52-61) at Arizona Diamondbacks (59-55) 8:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
Z. Wheeler (R) 9 4-2 3.735.13-02.378/4KCL5.0531-118.04.00
B. McCarthy (R) 12 2-5 4.945.21-24.898/4@BOSL4.1521-214.05.79


Paul Goldschmidt's second career walk-off homer put him into the Arizona record books.

The slugger will next try to lead the Diamondbacks to a fourth straight win when they resume a three-game series on Saturday night against the New York Mets.

After the Mets rallied for a pair of runs in the top of the eighth inning to tie the game, Goldschmidt ripped a game-winning solo homer in the ninth to give the D'backs a 5-4 victory.

Goldschmidt, who hit 20 homers and drove in 82 runs in 145 games last season, moved into a tie for the NL lead with 27 homers this season and is tops in the league with 91 RBI through 113 contests. His 27 homers are also the most for a first baseman in club history, passing the 26 hit by Tony Clark in 2005.

"It was fun," Goldschmidt said. "You get an opportunity to win the game in the ninth inning or extra innings ... and it's a lot of fun. Hopefully we can do it a few more times."

Goldschmidt's homer off Mets reliever Scott Atchison was the Diamondbacks' seventh walk-off win of the season.

Arizona has won three in a row for the first time since July 11-13 and trail the Los Angeles Dodgers by 5 1/2 games for first place in the NL West.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Recap: Game 114 - Braves at Mets - Johan Shelled in Rout 9-3

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
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N.Y. Mets (54-60)010000020380

W: K. Medlen (3-1) L: J. Santana (6-8)
HR: ATL - F. Freeman (14)   NYM - None

Freddie Freeman clubbed a three-run home run as part of a seven-run second inning, and knocked in five runs overall to help the Braves take a 9-3 victory over the Mets in the middle contest of a three- game set at Citi Field.

Kris Medlen (3-1) allowed just one run on five hits and one walk while striking out seven over 6 1/3 innings to earn the victory.

Medlen helped his own cause with an RBI single and a run scored, while Michael Bourn registered three hits, two runs scored and an RBI as the Braves won for the fifth time in their last six games.

Andres Torres, Ruben Tejada and David Wright each plated a run for the Mets, who dropped their seventh straight meeting with Atlanta.

Johan Santana (6-8) was shelled for eight runs on eight hits and a walk over 1 1/3 innings in his first start since July 20 after landing on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle.

"It's just one of those nights where I didn't execute pitches the way they're supposed to be executed," admitted Santana. "But overall I felt fine. I didn't feel anything in my ankle or my shoulder. I felt good."

The left-hander's return from the DL got off to a rocky start as Bourn and Reed Johnson stroked consecutive singles to get things started, but Santana battled back by fanning the next two hitters.

He was unable to make it three in a row, however, as Freeman ripped a first- pitch fastball down the first-base line to plate Bourn and Johnson for an early 2-0 lead.

The Braves blew the game open in the second, as Dan Uggla worked a leadoff walk and then went first-to-third on Paul Janish's single. Janish moved to second on the play before Medlen slapped a run-scoring single through the right side of the infield.

Bourn then ripped a base hit to center to plate Janish and after Johnson popped out, Jason Heyward and Chipper Jones smacked back-to-back RBI singles to chase Santana from the game with the Braves leading 6-0.

"He had trouble with his change-up tonight early, and we got into some counts and got some pitches in the middle of the plate to hit," said Jones of Santana. "We bled a few in, but it was not typical Johan."

Jeremy Hefner entered from the bullpen, but the runs kept pouring in as Freeman crushed Hefner's fifth offering deep over the wall in center field to make it 9-0 and close the book on Santana.

The Mets responded with a run in the bottom half on Torres' RBI single, but they failed to move a runner into scoring position until Tejada's RBI double in the eighth, which scored Ronny Cedeno.

Wright then added a run-scoring single to center to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

Medlen has allowed just six runs in 33 2/3 innings against the Mets in his career...Santana fell to 3-9 in 16 career starts against the Braves. Over his last four starts, Santana has given up 27 runs on 36 hits in 14.0 innings...Atlanta's seven-run second inning marks the most runs scored by the Braves in any inning this season.

Box Score:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 114

Baxter in LF
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 114:
  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Scott Hairston, rf
  6. Mike Baxter, lf
  7. Andres Torres, cf
  8. Josh Thole, c
  9. Johan Santana, lhp

Preview: Game 114 - Braves at Mets - Santana Back in the Fold

Atlanta Braves (65-47) at New York Mets (54-59) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
K. Medlen (R) 2 2-1 2.375.11-02.088/5HOUND5.1511-013.11.35
J. Santana (L) 19 6-7 3.986.14-32.907/20LADL3.0760-312.213.50

Lefty Johan Santana returns from a stint on the disabled list tonight when the New York Mets host the Atlanta Braves in game two of a three-game series at Citi Field.

The 33-year-old Venezuelan improved to 6-4 on the season with eight innings of scoreless ball in a 5-0 defeat of the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 30, then lost three straight decisions - allowing 28 hits and 19 runs in 12 2/3 innings - before he was shelved with a sprained right ankle on July 21.

Santana dropped a 6-1 decision to the Braves and fell to 3-8 lifetime against them on July 15 at Turner Field, when he was touched for eight hits and six runs in five innings.

In 15 career starts against Atlanta, he's posted a 2.99 earned run average and struck out 69 batters in 90 1/3 innings.

Santana is 4-3 in 10 home starts this season with a pair of complete-game shutouts - including a June 1 no-hitter against St. Louis that was the first in Mets history.

In Friday's series opener, Paul Maholm fired his fourth career shutout Friday as the Braves blanked the Mets, 4-0.

Maholm (10-7), who was acquired from the Chicago Cubs before the non-waiver trade deadline, allowed just three hits and struck out five without walking a batter to earn his first victory as a Brave.

"Obviously it's pretty good to get off to a good start with a new team," Maholm said. "To get a complete game in my first win is a lot of fun."

Monday, August 08, 2011

Happy Comeback Recap: Game 114 - Padres at Mets - Duda drives in 2 in walk off win

Final Score: New York 9, San Diego 8

These New York Mets just don't quit.

On a day when star shortstop Jose Reyes landed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring for the second time this season and Daniel Murphy joined him with a likely season-ending sprained MCL, New York's last- standing stars and fill-ins dug deep.

David Wright drove in the first of three ninth-inning runs off Padres closer Heath Bell, then Lucas Duda singled home the tying and winning ones, as the Mets rallied past the Padres, 9-8.

Jason Isringhausen (3-2) was the beneficiary, pitching a scoreless top of the inning, giving the Mets an opportunity to touch up Bell (2-4), who struggled with location and gave up four hits. The last of those was a single to center by Duda that scored Justin Turner and Wright.

Jason Bartlett's bases-clearing double capped a four-run eighth that looked to have the Padres sitting pretty, but instead, the normally reliable Bell faltered, snapping the team's four-game winning streak.

The Mets clubbed three home runs in the first three frames, and Wright hit one of them, a two-run shot as part of a 2-for-5 night with three RBI and two runs scored. New York has split its last four games.

Box Score : Click here

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup Game 114 - Padres at Mets

Welcome Back Rubin!
Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 114:

  1. Pagan-CF
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-1B
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Harris-RF
  7. Paulino-C
  8. Tejada-SS
  9. Pelfrey-RHP

Preview : Game 114 - Padres at Mets

San Diego Padres (51-64) at New York Mets (56-57), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: San Diego - Tim Stauffer (7-8, 2.96) New York - Mike Pelfrey (6-9, 4.48)

The injury bug has struck again for the New York Mets.

Expected to be without shortstop Jose Reyes and infielder Daniel Murphy, the Mets will move on with tonight's opener of a four-game series versus the San Diego Padres at Citi Field.

Both Reyes (hamstring) and Murphy (leg) went down in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves in the finale of a three-game series, and it appears Murphy could be lost for the year. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Murphy will land on the DL and Ruben Tejada is expected to replace him on the roster.

Murphy needed to be helped off of the field after Jose Constanza slid into his left shin on a play at second base.

"He's a tremendous teammate, a guy that everybody roots for, he's the type of guy that's easy to root for," said Mets third baseman David Wright, who moved over to shortstop when Reyes left with a left hamstring ailment. "Of course, you think of his well-being after something like that."

Reyes injured himself while running out a ground ball in the first inning. He missed 12 games from July 3-18 with a Grade 1 strain of the same hamstring and is batting an NL-best .336 with 37 RBI, 34 stolen bases and 16 triples. Willie Harris drove in two runs and Jason Bay extended his hitting streak to nine games with a 3-for-3 performance and three runs scored for New York, which has lost six of seven games and is 1-4 on a rain-shortened nine-game homestand.

Dillon Gee started for the Mets on Sunday and did not record a decision, as he allowed five runs and six hits in five innings. Bobby Parnell was saddled with the loss for surrendering the go-ahead run in 1 1/3 innings of relief.

Mike Pelfrey will try for better results for the Mets when he makes his 24th start of the season Monday. Pelfrey is 1-2 over his previous five starts and did not record a decision in last Monday's 7-3 setback versus Florida. He allowed three runs -- two earned -- and six hits in six innings to remain at 6-9 this season to go along with a 4.48 ERA.

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