Showing posts with label Game 115. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 115. Show all posts

Monday, August 12, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 115 - Mets (9) at D'Backs (5) - Flores hits first HR, Niese gets first win back from DL

N.Y. Mets (54-61)«4010003019111
Arizona (59-57)1030000105111
W: J. Niese (4-6) L: Z. Spruill (0-2)
HR: NYM - A. Brown (4),W. Flores (1)   ARI - A. Hill (7)


Andrew Brown delivered a pinch-hit three-run home run and the New York Mets defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 9-5, in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Wilmer Flores had a home run,  the first of his young career.  Anthony Recker and Omar Quintanilla drove in a run apiece and Ike Davis scored three times for the Mets, who have won five of their last six games.

Jonathon Niese (4-6) returned after missing nearly two months with a partial tear of the left rotator cuff. He gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk through six frames.

"It's just good to get back out there with all the guys. I'm glad it went well," Niese said.

Aaron Hill had four RBI, including a three-run homer, while Cliff Pennington drove in a run for the Diamondbacks. Starter Zeke Spruill (0-2) lasted just three innings, surrendering five runs -- one earned -- on six hits and a pair of walks.

Arizona also lost Cody Ross to a dislocated right hip. He was trying to beat out a grounder in the first inning but stumbled and fell to the ground. He was lifted by a stretcher onto a cart and driven off the field. Martin Prado switched from third base to left field while Matt Davidson, making his major league debut, took over at third.

The Mets scored four runs in the first. With two out and the bases loaded, Mike Baxter hit a line drive that bobbled out of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt's glove, allowing all of the runners to score. Recker followed with an RBI double to left.

"We had a terrible first inning today," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said.

Hill responded in the home half with a two-out RBI double, plating A.J. Pollock, who hit an infield single to lead off.

New York extended its lead in the third. Ike Davis hit a single to start the inning and, two batters later, Baxter followed with a single. After Recker flew out, Quintanilla singled to center to score Davis.

However, Hill kept the Diamondbacks alive in the bottom of the inning with a three-run shot to left. Pollock singled and Paul Goldschmidt walked prior to the homer.

After Davis walked and Flores singled, Brown clubbed a three-run homer of his own in the Mets' seventh to grab an 8-4 lead.

In the bottom of the eighth, Gerardo Parra ripped a one-out double to right and scored on Pennington's base hit to center field.

Wilmer Flores' first career home run came with one out in the ninth and accounted for the final margin.

LaTroy Hawkins pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to end the game.

Game Notes

Davidson was recalled from Triple-A Reno prior to the game. In addition, the Diamondbacks placed infielder Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher David Hernandez to Reno ... Davidson went 1-for-3 ... Hill is batting .392 with three home runs and 12 RBI over his last 13 games ... The Mets are 8-5 in rubber games this season, including 5-1 on the road ... Recker entered the game with a career .054 batting average with runners in scoring position ... The Mets were 3-for-12 with RISP.

Box Score:

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs D'Backs - Game 115

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs D'Backs - Game 115:

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Juan Lagares, cf
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  6. Mike Baxter, rf
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Jonathon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 115 - Mets at D'Backs - Niese vs Spruill

New York Mets (53-61) at Arizona Diamondbacks (59-56) 4:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 14 3-6 4.325.22-26.666/20@ATLND3.1830-115.24.02
Z. Spruill (R) 1 0-1 6.484.00-00.008/1@TEXL4.0750-16.09.00


Wilmer Flores is doing quite well in place of David Wright.

Another productive performance could help the New York Mets win their first road series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in over five years Sunday.

The Mets (53-61) were dealt a major blow earlier this month when Wright was placed on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, potentially losing their best hitter for the rest of the season.

Flores has unexpectedly helped lessen the impact of the All-Star third baseman's absence.

The 22-year-old rookie from Venezuela is just 4 for 19 while New York has won four of five since he was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas. However, he's collected eight RBIs while notching at least one in each of the past four contests.

"I'm still shaking a little bit," Flores told the team's official website. "I try to control myself a little bit and I think it's working."

It certainly did Saturday, when he drove in three runs on two hits to spark a 4-1 win at Arizona (59-56) after the Mets dropped the opener of this three-game set 5-4 on a walkoff homer from Paul Goldschmidt.

"He doesn't strike out. I'm sure he will one of these days, but he puts the bat on the ball," manager Terry Collins said of Flores, who hit .321 with 86 RBIs for Las Vegas.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 115 - Braves at Mets - Mets Skim Win 6-5

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
Atlanta (66-48)010000004571
N.Y. Mets (55-60) «21001101x6100
W: J. Niese (9-6) L: B. Sheets (4-2)
S: J. Rauch (2)
HR: ATL - F. Freeman (15)   NYM - J. Valdespin (8)

Jonathon Niese stifled Atlanta over eight strong innings Sunday as the Mets salvaged the finale of a three-game set with a 6-5 victory at Citi Field.

Niese (9-6) allowed just one run on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts and improved to 2-0 against Atlanta this season.

David Wright clubbed a pair of doubles, knocked in a run and also scored twice on a pair of RBI singles from Ike Davis as the Mets snapped a seven-game skid against the Braves.

"I'm not making any excuses, we have not played well on any side of the ball," said Mets manager Terry Collins of his club. "This win helped, I don't care how it came about, I'm glad to get it."

Ben Sheets (4-2) was charged for five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits over six innings to absorb the loss, while Freddie Freeman clubbed a solo home run and Martin Prado added a two-run double in the ninth, as the Braves wrapped up a six-game road trip at 4-2.

"I love this team because we battle all the way to the end," said Prado. "We came up short, but we tried. We played hard."

The Mets took the lead in their first at-bat as Mike Baxter stroked a one-out single and Wright followed with a double into the right-field corner.

Baxter scored easily on the play, while Wright moved to third as Jason Heyward's throw to second skipped into left field. Davis then singled home Wright for a 2-0 advantage.

Atlanta trimmed the margin in half in the second when Freeman crushed a leadoff homer into the bullpen in right-center field, but New York responded in the bottom half on Ruben Tejada's RBI single to restore a two-run lead.

The Mets tacked on a two-out run in the fifth as Wright kept the inning alive with a double to left and came around to score on Davis' base hit to give the home team a 4-1 lead.

Jordany Valdespin made it a four-run game in the sixth with a leadoff blast into the right-field seats, then scored a run in the eighth on an RBI single from Andres Torres to give the Mets a seemingly comfortable lead.

It wouldn't come easily, however, as the Braves loaded the bases in the ninth on a hit-by-pitch and a pair of walks by Josh Edgin. Frank Francisco entered next and walked pinch-hitter Juan Francisco to plate a run and bring the tying run to plate.

Michael Bourn then walked to bring the Braves within 6-3 and Prado followed with a slicing double into right field to score a pair and pull the Braves within a run.

But Jon Rauch was called upon to clean up the mess and the right-hander fanned Heyward to nail down his second save of the season.

Game Notes

Wright's run-scoring double in the first was the 800th RBI of his career...Sheets fell to 5-3 in 10 career starts against the Mets...Niese pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed four runs -- three earned -- on two hits and four walks in a 7-5 victory over the Mets on April 8 at Citi Field.

Box Score:

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 115

Valdy in Left
Mets Sunday Night Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 115:
  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Mike Baxter, rf
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  6. Jordany Valdespin, lf
  7. Andres Torres, cf
  8. Rob Johnson, c
  9. Jon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 115 - Braves at Mets - Sheets vs Mets Part II

Atlanta Braves (66-47) at New York Mets (54-60) 8:00 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
B. Sheets (R) 5 4-1 1.416.12-00.688/6@PHIW7.1712-120.02.25
J. Niese (L) 22 8-6 3.825.24-34.168/7MIAL6.0841-219.05.21

Right-hander Ben Sheets meets the New York Mets for the second time in his 2012 comeback tonight when the Atlanta Braves play the finale of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Now 34 years old, Sheets was a 13-game winner for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 before injuries kept him out of the majors for all of 2009 and limited him to 20 starts with the Oakland Athletics in 2010.

He didn't pitch in the majors at all in 2011 either, and only returned to the big leagues on July 15 when he tossed six innings of scoreless two-hit ball in a 6-1 defeat of the Mets at Turner Field in Atlanta.

Sheets won subsequent starts against Washington and Philadelphia while allowing a single run in 12 innings, before dropping a 4-2 verdict to Miami for his first loss since July 19, 2010.

One start since has resulted in one more win, which came in a 6-1 decision after he went a season-high 7 1/3 innings and allowed a run and seven hits at Philadelphia.

In the four wins, he's allowed just two runs in 25 1/3 innings.

Sheets is 5-2 in nine career starts against the Mets.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Happy Late Recap: Game 115 - Padres at Mets - Mets grind out a win

Final Score: New York 5, San Diego 4

Nick Evans' pinch-hit, sacrifice fly tied the game before Ruben Tejada worked a bases loaded walk to cap a three-run eighth inning, and the Mets came from behind for the second straight game to edge the Padres, 5-4, at Citi Field.

D.J. Carrasco (1-2) tossed a scoreless eighth inning before New York's rally in the bottom half of the frame for the win. Chris Capuano started the contest and went six-plus innings, allowing four runs on nine hits and a walk in the Mets' third win in four games.

"We all know what we can do. We know the kind of team we are," Mets center fielder Angel Pagan said about his team. "We like to fight until the end, and the last couple of nights we showed that."

Jason Isringhausen pitched a perfect ninth inning for his sixth save of the year and the 299th of his career.

Chad Qualls (5-6) took the loss by allowing the go-ahead runs to reach base in the eighth, spoiling Wade LeBlanc's quality start. LeBlanc allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five through six innings.

Jesus Guzman doubled twice, scored a run and knocked in one in the Padres' second straight loss after a four-game win streak.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup Game 115 - Padres at Mets

Tuesday Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 115:
  1. Pagan-CF
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-1B
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Hairston-RF
  7. Paulino-C
  8. Tejada-SS
  9. Capuano-LHP

Preview : Game 115 - Padres at Mets

San Diego Padres (51-65) at New York Mets (57-57), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: San Diego - Wade LeBlanc (0-2, 4.98) New York - Chris Capuano (9-10, 4.44)

The New York Mets aim to build off last night's exciting finish versus the San Diego Padres with Tuesday's second test of a four-game series at Citi Field.

The Mets rallied for five runs in the last two innings and put up a three-spot in the bottom of the ninth for a 9-8 triumph in the series opener. David Wright had an RBI single and Lucas Duda was the hero with a two-run base hit to win it for the Mets, who prevailed for the second time in three games following a five-game losing streak.

Wright finished with two hits, two runs scored and three hits, while Duda went 3-for-5 with two RBI. Jason Bay homered for the 200th time in his career to extend his hitting streak to 10 games and owns 12 RBI in his past 13 contests.

"Just take the blows, play hard. I don't know what the outcome will be at the end, but (we have) to play with our heart, our gut, and play it out," Mets manager Terry Collins said postgame.

New York was without star shortstop Jose Reyes, who landed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring for the second time this season. Daniel Murphy joined him with a likely season-ending sprained knee.

Mike Pelfrey started for New York and gave up four runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings in the no-decision. Closer Jason Isringhausen threw a scoreless ninth to collect the win.

Chris Capuano draws the assignment for Collins' club tonight and he is 9-10 with a 4.44 ERA in 23 games (21 starts) this season. He is only 1-3 in his past four decisions and did not factor in the outcome of last Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Florida in which he allowed two runs in six innings.

The lefty is 3-5 in 10 home starts this season and will face San Diego for the eighth time in his career. In the first seven games (6 starts) against the Padres, Capuano is 4-2 with a 3.29 ERA.

San Diego's four-game winning streak came to an end last night and the bullpen was the reason for that. Starter Tim Stauffer gave up four runs in seven innings for the no-decision and Chad Qualls allowed two more runs in the eighth. Closer Heath Bell surrendered Duda's game-winning hit and was charged with three runs on four hits in just one-third of an inning.

"I made two bad pitches that really cost me," sad Bell.

Jason Bartlett drove in three runs and Jesus Guzman had a pair of RBI in a losing cause. Guzman has a nine-game hitting streak going for the Padres, who are 3-1 on a 10-game road trip.

Wade LeBlanc gets the nod for the Friars tonight and will make just his fifth start of the season. LeBlanc is 0-2 with a 4.98 ERA and has recorded back-to- back no-decisions. In his last start on July 31 versus Colorado, the Padres recorded an 8-3 win and LeBlanc was reached for three runs and nine hits in six innings of work. He was then sent to Triple-A Tucson the next day.

The lefty lost his only career start against the Mets last June 1.

San Diego and New York are meeting for the first time since splitting six matchups a year ago. The Padres, who will also visit Cincinnati for three games on this trek, have won seven of the previous 12 meetings with the Mets.
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