Showing posts with label Game 117. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 117. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Recap: Game 117 - Mets (2) at Dodgers (4) - Dodgers smack Harvey in 6th, goes to 9-4

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L.A. Dodgers (69-50)«00002200x480

W: H. Ryu (12-3) L: M. Harvey (9-4) S: K. Jansen (19)
HR: NYM - J. Lagares (4)   LAD - None


A.J. Ellis and Nick Punto each knocked in two runs and Hyun-Jin Ryu marveled over seven strong innings as the surging Los Angeles Dodgers won their seventh straight with a 4-2 win over the New York Mets.

Ryu (12-3) allowed a first inning homer to Juan Lagares, but scattered just four more hits over the remainder of his start. He is unbeaten in his last nine outings, picking up six wins over the stretch.

The Dodgers have lost just three times since the All-Star break and have remarkably posted victories in 39 of their last 47 games. The last team to accomplish that feat was the 1951 New York Giants.

New York came into this series winners in five of six, but have dropped the first two of this three-game set. Matt Harvey (9-4) was off his game, responsible for all the Dodgers' runs on eight hits over six frames.

The Mets' defense helped Harvey keep the Dodgers scoreless through four innings, turning double plays in each of the last three frames, but LA's bats finally broke through in the fifth.

A.J. Ellis and Juan Uribe each reached with one out and Punto drove a double into left to plate both runners and stake the Dodgers to a 2-1 lead.

Mark Ellis and Yasiel Puig helped the Dodgers pad their advantage an inning later, with both reaching on singles and later scoring on A.J. Ellis' two-out grounder through the left side.

Harvey, coming off his first career shutout, allowed four runs for the first time since a start against the Diamondbacks on July 3, when he gave up five.

Ryu retired nine in a row while the Dodger offense was putting him in line for the win. Justin Turner reached second base in the seventh, but was stranded there when Omar Quintanilla flied out to deep right field.

John Buck delivered a two-out RBI single in the ninth, but Kenley Jansen notched his 19th save by getting pinch-hitter Ike Davis to ground out to end the game.

Game Notes

New York third baseman Wilmer Flores was not in the starting lineup. He twisted his ankle in the second inning of Monday's loss ... It's the Dodgers' first seven-game win streak since 2010, when they had a nine-game run ... LA has won eight of its last nine games with the Mets.

Box Score:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Preview: Game 117 - Mets at Dodgers - Harvey vs Ryu

New York Mets (54-62) at Los Angeles Dodgers (68-50) 10:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 23 9-3 2.096.15-12.448/7COLW9.0401-122.21.19
H. Ryu (L) 22 11-3 2.996.15-11.838/8@STLW7.0503-019.11.40


After recording his first career shutout, New York Mets starter Matt Harvey now hopes to cool off the surging Los Angeles Dodgers.

Hyun-Jin Ryu may not have Harvey's household name, but he's been just as good at shutting down opposing lineups lately.

Los Angeles seeks its first seven-game winning streak in more than three years and an eighth victory in its last nine meetings with the visiting Mets on Tuesday night.

Harvey (9-3, 2.09 ERA) tossed a gem Wednesday, pitching a four-hitter in a 5-0 win over Colorado. It also marked his first complete game in 33 career starts.

"My mindset's never going to be not to throw a complete game," Harvey said. "That's always my approach. That's always going to be my approach."

Manager Terry Collins wasn't about to remove Harvey, who hasn't allowed an earned run in three of his last four starts while going 2-1 with a 0.91 ERA in that stretch.

"You don't have many opportunities to pitch shutouts. He needs to know how to do it," Collins said. "To have that beast that wants to go out there for the ninth, especially with a five- or six-run lead? Very unique, and it's good to have him."

The right-hander's four-start winning streak to begin the season came to an end against the Dodgers, though, as he gave up three runs in six innings before the Mets rallied for a 7-3, 10-inning victory April 24.

New York didn't fare as well against Ryu the next day, as he allowed one run and three hits while striking out eight in seven innings of the Dodgers' 3-2 win.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Recap: Game 117 - Mets at Reds - Mets Fall to Leake in Cincy

Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati, Ohio)
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W: M. Leake (5-7) L: R. Dickey (15-4)
HR: NYM - None   CIN - S. Rolen (6),T. Frazier (15),J. Bruce (24)

Mike Leake tossed his second complete game of the season, Scott Rolen and Todd Frazier hit back-to-back homers, and the Cincinnati Reds downed the New York Mets, 6-1, on Wednesday.

Cincinnati was coming off consecutive shutout victories and Leake (5-7) stretched the club's scoreless innings streak to 28 by retiring the first nine batters he faced.

In all, the 24-year-old righty gave up four hits, struck out four and did not issue a walk. He added an RBI single in the sixth inning.

"I was able to hit the glove a lot tonight," said Leake.

Jay Bruce led off that frame with his 24th homer of the season. Brandon Phillips and Ryan Ludwick each drove in a run for the NL Central leaders, who have won five in a row and will look for the sweep of this three-game series on Thursday.

R.A. Dickey (15-4) was charged with five runs on 10 hits, including three homers, over six innings. He walked two and struck out nine.

Mike Baxter led off the fourth inning with the Mets' first hit -- a single to the right side of the infield which bounced off the glove of a sliding Phillips. Ruben Tejada followed with a bloop single to shallow right before Baxter crossed the plate on Daniel Murphy's double-play groundout.

New York has dropped seven of its last nine games.

"We haven't done much lately and I'm gonna find some guys," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "Maybe it's time for some breaks for some guys."

Zack Cozart doubled twice and scored on Phillips' first-inning single for a 1-0 lead.

Bruce led off the fourth with a base hit, but was promptly picked off. Rolen, who missed the previous five games with a balky back, then sent the next offering from Dickey -- a fastball -- down the left-field line and into the seats.

"(Dickey) throws about 84 (miles per hour), which is about my bat speed," joked Rolen. "Anything over 90, I struggle with."

Two pitches later, Frazier uncorked a blast to center, making it 3-1.

The homer, which was estimated at 474 feet, extended the rookie's hit streak to six games. He finished 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.

In the seventh, Ludwick plated Drew Stubbs with a base hit off of Jeremy Hefner to cap the scoring.

Game Notes

It was Leake's second career complete game. The other came on June 29 against the Giants ... Frazier leads NL rookies with 49 RBI this season ... The last time Dickey gave up five earned runs was in a no-decision against the Atlanta Braves on July 14 ... Earlier Wednesday, the Mets activated catcher Kelly Shoppach and optioned catcher Rob Johnson to Triple-A Buffalo. Shoppach was acquired in a trade with Boston on Tuesday.

Box Score:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Preview: Game 117 - Mets at Reds - Dickey goes for win number 16

New York Mets (55-61) at Cincinnati Reds (70-46) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
R. Dickey (R) 23 15-3 2.726.08-22.788/9MIAW9.0512-123.01.17
M. Leake (R) 22 4-7 4.516.01-46.038/9@CHCND6.0630-113.27.90

The opener between the Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets at Great American Ball Park was scoreless until the game's final pitch.

The Reds could again have some trouble offensively going up against R.A. Dickey, who seems to have returned to form following a rough patch.

The NL Central leaders hope to carry some momentum from a thrilling win into Wednesday night and prevent Dickey from becoming the majors' first 16-game winner.

Cincinnati and New York had left a total of 24 men on base and were a combined 0 for 17 with runners in scoring position Tuesday until Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Reds to a 3-0 win. It was the fourth win in a row for Cincinnati (70-46), which moved a season-high six games ahead of second-place Pittsburgh and improved to 26-8 since July 6.

"I don't think it's a ride," Bruce said of the team's surge, "I think this is how we're going to play. This team is great, and we've got a lot of good things coming."

Before looking too far ahead, though, the Reds will first try to keep Dickey (15-3, 2.72 ERA) from becoming the Mets' first 16-game winner since Johan Santana finished 16-7 in 2008.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Recap : Game 117 - Padres at Mets - Mets let one get away!

Final Score: San Diego 3, New York 2

Cameron Maybin hit a solo homer in the sixth and scored the go-ahead run on Ruben Tejada's error two innings later, as the San Diego Padres edged the New York Mets, 3-2, at Citi Field.

Luis Martinez added an RBI single for the Padres, who salvaged a split of this four-game series. San Diego starter Cory Luebke gave up two runs on three hits with four walks and eight strikeouts in five innings. Four relievers held the Mets hitless over the final four frames.

Jon Niese (11-9) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and struck out seven over 7 2/3 innings for New York, which finished its homestand with a 3-6 record.

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