Showing posts with label Game 120. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 120. Show all posts

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 120 - Mets (5) at Padres (2) - Three HR's Lift Mets

N.Y. Mets (56-64)«0122000005120
San Diego (54-68)001000010290

W: J. Niese (5-6) L: I. Kennedy (4-9) S: L. Hawkins (4)
HR: NYM - M. Byrd (19),I. Davis (7),D. Murphy (10)   SD - W. Venable (16)


Daniel Murphy hit a two-run homer and Marlon Byrd and Ike Davis added solo shots as the New York Mets clipped the San Diego Padres, 5-2, on Friday.

Eric Young drove in a run and Anthony Recker went 3-for-3 with a run scored for the Mets, who have taken the first two tilts of this four-game set.

Jon Niese (5-6) gave up six hits, including a solo homer, and struck out a season-high nine batters to pick up his second straight win. LaTroy Hawkins worked a scoreless ninth to nail down his fourth save of the season.

Will Venable hit a solo homer and Yonder Alonso added an RBI for the Padres, losers in five of their last six.

Ian Kennedy (4-9) was tagged for five runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out seven over 4 2/3 innings. Kennedy is 1-1 over three starts since being dealt to San Diego and has dropped six of his last seven decisions overall.

"His stuff was good as evidenced by the seven strikeouts," Padres manager Bud Black said of Kennedy.

The Mets scored one run in the second and two in the third to take an early 3-0 lead.

In the second, Recker doubled, moved to third on Omar Quintanilla's single then scored on a Young groundout to second.

Byrd and Davis opened the third with back-to-back homers to make it a three- run game.

"It was a fastball middle-in and I finally caught up to one and drove it out of the yard," Davis, who hadn't homered in 36 games said.

Venable smashed a homer in the home half to pull the Padres within 3-1, but Murphy clubbed a two-run homer in the fourth to make it a four-run game. Niese worked a leadoff walk, and after Young struck out, Murphy clobbered his 10th homer of the season deep into the seats in right field.

The Padres added a run in the eighth. Chase Headley doubled then scored on Alonso's single to center field.

Game Notes

The Mets have scored the game's first run in 10 of their last 11 contests ... Niese is 2-0 since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 11 ... Niese has held opponents to no more than three earned runs in seven of his last eight starts ... New York went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position ... San Diego went 1-for-12 with RISP ... San Diego's Jedd Gyorko recorded his sixth three-hit games this season.

Box Score:

Friday, August 16, 2013

Preview: Game 120 - Mets at Padres - Niese vs Kennedy

New York Mets (55-64) at San Diego Padres (54-67) 10:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 15 4-6 4.455.23-26.548/11@ARIW6.0741-115.05.40
I. Kennedy (R) 23 4-8 4.976.03-34.978/11@CINND8.0321-118.23.38


Right-hander Ian Kennedy makes his third start in a San Diego uniform on Friday night when the Padres host the New York Mets in game two of a four-game series at Petco Park.

A 21-game winner in 2011 and a 15-time winner last season for Arizona, Kennedy skidded to just three wins in 11 decisions over 21 starts this year before he was shipped to the Padres in a three-player deal on July 31.

He debuted with the Padres on Aug. 4 and was a 6-3 winner over the New York Yankees after allowing two runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings of work.

He pitched well in a no-decision in start No. 2 seven days later in Cincinnati, scattering three hits and allowing two runs on eight innings of a game the Padres ultimately lost, 3-2.

He's 4-0 in five career starts against the Mets and last faced them while with Arizona on July 4, when he surrendered two runs on six hits over seven innings of a game Arizona won, 5-4.

Kennedy is 4-1 in seven career starts at Petco Park while posting a 2.40 earned run average across 41 1/3 innings.

He faces lefty Jonathon Niese, who picked up a win in his last start - just his second over his last 10 outings.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 120 - Mets at Nats - Niese, Davis Enough for Mets win

Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.)
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Washington (74-46)000000000051
W: J. Niese (10-6) L: E. Jackson (7-8)
S: F. Francisco (20)
HR: NYM - I. Davis (22)   WAS - None

The New York Mets only required three hits to knock off the Washington Nationals, 2-0, in the middle installment of a three-game set.

Ike Davis had two of the hits and socked a two-run home run in the seventh inning that proved to be the difference for the Mets, who will try to win their second series since the All-Star break on Sunday.

"He left a fastball up and away and I hit it on the barrel and it got out of there," Davis said of his homer against Washington starter Edwin Jackson.

Davis' homer made a winner of Jon Niese (10-6), who tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings for the Mets. He held Washington to five hits and struck out seven without a walk.

It also made a hard-luck loser of Jackson (7-8), who only gave up two hits and a walk in seven innings while striking out 11.

"Tonight Niese was the better pitcher," Jackson said. "He came out and he held us scoreless and the bullpen did the same."

Danny Espinosa had two of Washington's five hits, but the Nationals went hitless in four at-bats with runners in scoring position en route to the loss.

Mike Baxter came through with a one-out triple in the first inning, but Jackson pitched out of the jam and held the Mets hitless until the seventh inning.

Jackson walked David Wright to start the seventh before Davis hammered a first-pitch fastball into the left-field bullpen to put the Mets on the board.

The Nationals went down in order in the seventh and eighth innings against Niese and Jon Rauch, who recorded the final two outs of the eighth inning.

Frank Francisco tossed a perfect ninth to nail down his 20th save of the season.

Game Notes

The Mets are 1-8-1 in 10 series since the All-Star break ... Baxter has hit in a career-best seven straight games, going 9-for-25 since August 9 ... Rauch has allowed one run over his last 21 starts, spanning 15 innings ... Niese has thrown six or more innings in his last 14 starts and has a 7-4 record with a 2.90 earned run average (31 earned runs in 96 2/3 ... Niese pitched on extra rest. In 13 starts with extra rest this season, he is 6-2 with a 2.17 ERA (22 earned runs in 91 1/3 innings) ... Niese has not walked a better in 32 2/3 innings.

Box Score:

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Preview: Game 120 - Mets at Nationals - Niese vs Jackson

New York Mets (56-63) at Washington Nationals (74-45) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 23 9-6 3.675.24-33.448/12ATLW8.0612-121.02.57
E. Jackson (R) 22 7-7 3.745.23-43.498/11@ARIW5.2851-116.25.40

Success against southpaws is a huge reason the Washington Nationals have the best record in the majors, as they continue to occupy first place in the NL East.

The Nats will face their second left-hander in as many nights when they battle Jonathon Niese in the second test of a three-game series versus the New York Mets.

The Nationals are 23-5 in games started by opposing left-handed starters this season.

Niese aims to build on his strong start Sunday night against the Atlanta Braves. The Mets lefty allowed one run over eight innings in a 6-5 win. Niese has faced the Nationals five times, going 2-0 with a 2.93 ERA.

Edwin Jackson looks push his 2012 record above .500 for the Nationals. The right-hander was tagged for five runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings, but he got a winning decision in a 6-5 final at Arizona a week ago. He's 1-0 with a 5.29 ERA in three games versus the Mets.

Last night, Michael Morse belted a grand slam and Bryce Harper added a two-run homer as the Nationals won, 6-4. Morse is riding a 13-game hitting streak.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Recap : Game 120 - Mets at Diamondbacks - Mets lose 5th straight

Final Score: Arizona 5, New York 3

Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI as the Arizona Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep of the New York Mets with a 5-3 victory.

Justin Upton added a home run and Henry Blanco went 2-for-3 with two RBI as the Diamondbacks won their sixth straight overall.

Arizona survived the loss of Jason Marquis, who suffered a fractured right fibula in the fourth inning. Zach Duke (3-4) worked 2 2/3 innings in relief of Marquis, allowing two runs on four hits to earn the win.

David Hernandez tossed a perfect ninth to record his 11th save of the season.

Chris Capuano (9-11) allowed four runs on nine hits over six innings to suffer the loss. He struck out six and did not issue a walk.

Today's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Diamondbacks - Game 120

Mets Starting Lineup vs Arizona - Game 120:
  1. Pagan-CF
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-1B
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Thole-C
  7. Pridie-RF
  8. Tejada-SS
  9. Capuano-LHP

Preview : Game 120 - Mets at Diamondbacks - Mets look to break 4 game skid

New York Mets (58-61) at Arizona Diamondbacks (67-53), 4:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Chris Capuano (9-10, 4.51) Arizona - Jason Marquis (8-6, 4.48)

The Diamondbacks acquired Jason Marquis before the trade deadline to help boost their rotation, but the move has yet to pay off with a victory for the righty.

Marquis can prove his worth this afternoon by pitching Arizona to its second three-game sweep of the New York Mets at Chase Field in as many seasons.

Marquis has been hammered for 11 earned runs over eight innings in his two starts since getting traded from the Nationals, going 0-1 to give him a loss in four of his past five decisions overall.

Arizona overcame the right-hander's struggles on Tuesday, when he allowed seven runs -- four earned -- on nine hits, two homers and a pair of walks over four innings versus the Astros. The D-Backs were able to rally for an 11-9 win to take Marquis off the hook.

"Obviously things didn't turn out the way I wanted it to," the 32-year-old said. "But the team battled, got a big win, picked me up. I just have to do a better job of putting hitters away when I control the count."

Marquis is 8-6 with a 4.48 earned run average in 22 total starts this year, including one on April 10 versus New York. He allowed three runs over six innings and is 6-7 with a 4.64 ERA lifetime in this series.

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