Showing posts with label Game 121. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 121. Show all posts

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Recap: Game 121 - Mets (2) at Padres (8) - Padres Mash Mets

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San Diego (55-68)«10031003x8150

W: E. Volquez (9-10) L: D. Aardsma (2-2)
HR: NYM - None   SD - N. Hundley (10),J. Gyorko (13)


Nick Hundley stroked a two-run homer and Will Venable had four hits as the San Diego Padres eclipsed the New York Mets, 8-2, on Saturday at Petco Park.

Jedd Gyorko added a late three-run homer and Alexi Amarista, Chris Denorfia and Jesus Guzman supplied an RBI apiece to back starter Edinson Volquez (9-10), who limited New York to two runs on seven hits over five innings.

"It was good to see a bunch of guys get a couple hits," said Padres manager Bud Black.

Mets starter Jenrry Mejia was forced to exit in the fourth inning after experiencing elbow discomfort in his pitching arm. The right-hander had Tommy John surgery back in 2011.

David Aardsma (2-2) gave up four runs over two innings of relief to absorb the loss.

Travis d'Arnaud, the main piece New York received in the R.A. Dickey trade this past offseason, made his major league debut to fill in for regular catcher John Buck, who was placed on paternity leave. He went hitless, but did walk twice.

"It's indescribable, man," said d'Darnaud about his first major league game. "It's one of those feelings that everyone dreams they can have and I can't even describe it. Unfortunately we got the loss, so we're going to try and come out tomorrow and win the series."

Hundley, in his first game back since leaving the club for the birth of his daughter, snapped a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning after Mejia's elbow flared up on a pitch to Logan Forsythe, forcing him to exit.

Forsythe greeted Aardsma with a single and Hundley followed two batters later with a two-run homer. Amarista then drove in Venable, who had doubled, with a two-out base hit to give the Padres a 4-1 lead.

New York got a run back in the fifth on Ike Davis' run-scoring single, but stranded runners on second and third when d'Arnaud grounded out to end the inning.

The Padres responded in the home portion, with pinch-hitter Guzman knocking in Forsythe from second with a two-out hit before getting thrown out trying to stretch his single into a double.

Dale Thayer relieved Volquez and the Padres bullpen protected the 5-2 lead, with Thayer, Nick Vincent, Luke Gregerson and Huston Street each tossing a scoreless frame. Gyorko's homer in the eighth inning created a six-run spread.

Venable scored the game's first run in the first inning, reaching with a single before swiping second and later scoring on Denorfia's base hit.

Eric Young then used his speed in the third to even the score at 1-1. He reached on a bunt single, stole second, then came home to score on Daniel Murphy's shot through the right side.

Game Notes

Venable extended his hitting streak to 14 games ... Volquez entered the day with an 0-5 record and a 7.76 ERA in six prior starts against the Mets ... Young had two hits and scored both New York runs ... The Mets were 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 121 (d'Arnaud's MLB Debut)

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 121

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. Marlon Byrd, rf
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  6. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  7. Juan Lagares, cf
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Jenrry Mejia, rhp
Game Notes:

Travis d'Arnaud makes his major league debut, while Wilmer Flores starts for the first time since twisting his right ankle Monday at Dodger Stadium.

Preview: Game 121 - Mets at Padres - Mejia vs Volquez

New York Mets (56-64) at San Diego Padres (54-68) 8:40 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Mejia (R) 4 1-2 2.224.21-22.378/12@LADL6.0620-217.13.12
E. Volquez (R) 25 8-10 5.805.13-75.278/12@COLL4.1980-216.26.48


The New York Mets target their second three-game winning streak in the last 10 days when they continue a four-game series against the San Diego Padres Saturday from Petco Park.

The Mets won the opener of this set by a 4-1 score to halt a three-game slide, then registered a 5-2 win Friday night thanks to home runs by Daniel Murphy, Marlon Byrd and Ike Davis.

Anthony Recker had three hits and a run scored for New York, which is 4-4 on an 11-game road trip and has won seven of 11 games overall. Jon Niese earned the win by striking out nine batters over six innings of one-run ball and LaTroy Hawkins nailed down his fourth save in a scoreless ninth.

The Mets have scored the game's first run in 10 of their last 11 contests.

New York catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud is set to make his major league debut Saturday and will take the roster spot of starting catcher John Buck, who flew to New York on Friday for the birth of his third child.

"We're all excited to see Travis," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "Like a lot of these guys, there's a huge buildup taking place. Some of the reports are pretty impressive, and you hear about them, so I'm pretty excited to see him play."

d'Arnaud batted .304 with two homers and 12 RBI in 19 games (56 at-bats) with Triple-A Las Vegas. He will be the battery mate to Jenrry Mejia, who will take the mound against the Padres and is 1-2 with a 2.22 ERA in four starts. Mejia lost at Los Angeles on Monday in a 4-2 setback and gave up three runs -- two earned -- in six innings.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Recap: Game 121 - Mets at Nationals - Gonzalez, Nats Too Much For Mets

Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.)
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Washington (75-46) «02201000x590
W: G. Gonzalez (16-6) L: J. Hefner (2-5)
S: T. Clippard (27)
HR: NYM - None   WAS - D. Espinosa (14),B. Harper (12)

Danny Espinosa hit a two-run homer while Bryce Harper homered and hit an RBI triple, as the Nationals took the rubber match of a three-game series against the Mets with a 5-2 victory.

Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with an RBI for NL East-leading Washington, which has won three of four heading into its three-game series against the second- place Braves.

Gio Gonzalez (16-6) battled through 5 2/3 innings, but allowed just one run on seven hits and two walks to reach win No. 16 -- the most for any Nationals pitcher since their relocation in 2005.

Kelly Shoppach went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI for the Mets, whose starter, Jeremy Hefner (2-5), yielded five runs on eight hits over five innings.

New York went 2-for-21 with runners in scoring position in the series, including a 1-for-11 effort on Sunday that saw 10 runners stranded.

Espinosa got the scoring started in the second with an opposite-field shot. Michael Morse led off the frame with a single.

Werth also began the next frame with a base hit and raced around to score when Harper one-hopped the wall in right and legged out a triple. Zimmerman then singled in front of Jason Bay in left for a 4-0 cushion.

Harper's 12th home run of the season -- a shot off the second-deck facade -- led off the fifth.

The Mets had plenty of opportunities to inch closer, but only got runs in the sixth and eighth on Bay's groundout and Shoppach's single, respectively.

Tyler Clippard hurled a 1-2-3 ninth to secure his 27th save of the season.

Game Notes

The game was delayed two hours, 26 minutes due to rain ... The Mets are 1-9-1 in their last 11 series ... Mets pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy was ejected after being called out on strikes in the eighth ... The Nationals are 11-4 against New York so far this season.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 121

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 121:

  1. Andres Torres, cf
  2. Justin Turner, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Scott Hairston, rf
  5. Ike Davis, 1b
  6. Ronny CedeƱo, ss
  7. Jason Bay, lf
  8. Kelly Shoppach, c
  9. Jeremy Hefner, rhp

Preview: Game 121 - Mets at Nationals - Hefner vs Gonzalez

New York Mets (57-63) at Washington Nationals (74-46) 1:35 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 6 2-4 4.765.11-23.548/4@SDW6.0510-06.22.70
G. Gonzalez (L) 24 15-6 3.295.25-43.348/13@SFW6.2622-123.23.42

Gio Gonzalez will try to become just the third 16-game winner in the majors when he leads Washington into the rubber match of a three-game series versus the New York Mets this afternoon in D.C.

Gonzalez is 15-6 with a 3.29 earned run average in 24 starts and has won two straight and three of his last four decisions. The All-Star left-hander was aided by a 14-2 score in Monday's victory at San Francisco and tossed 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball.

He is 1-1 with a 5.23 ERA in two starts against the Mets this season and 1-1 with a 3.63 ERA in three career starts in this series. Johnny Cueto of Cincinnati and Tampa Bay's David Price both have 16 wins, and the last player in the Washington franchise to post that many wins in a season was Javier Vazquez back in 2001 with Montreal.

Gonzalez won 16 games a year ago with Oakland and has recorded at least 15 victories in three straight years.

The Nationals dropped a 2-0 decision on Saturday, when starter Edwin Jackson served up a two-run homer to Ike Davis in the top of the seventh inning. Jackson suffered the hard-luck loss and struck out 11 batters with one walk in seven innings.

"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 Jackson.

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. Washington lost for just the third time in 14 tries and still leads the NL East by four games over the Atlanta Braves.

The Nationals will open a three-game series versus Atlanta on Monday.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 121 - Mets at Padres - Lucas Duda has big night

Final Score: New York 5, San Diego 4 (10 innings)

Jason Pridie scored on Scott Hairston's bouncer in the 10th inning, boosting the New York Mets to a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres.

Lucas Duda went 3-for-4 with a solo homer, while Pridie scored three times in the opener of this three-game series. Josh Thole went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI, as New York snapped a five-game slide.

Jason Isringhausen became the 23rd player in major league history to record 300 saves, as the right-hander escaped a jam with two runners in scoring position. Isringhausen achieved the milestone after missing all of last season, and making only nine appearances in 2009.

"We had a champagne party here a while ago and stuff like that," Isringhausen said. "It is special. It's the reason I came back."

Will Venable belted a two-run homer for the Padres, who lost for the third time in four games.

Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey gave up seven hits and three runs over 6 1/3 innings, while San Diego's Aaron Harang yielded eight hits and four runs in five-plus frames.

The Mets pushed across the go-ahead run without a hit in the 10th, an inning started by Josh Spence (0-2) on the mound. Pridie and Thole walked. Chad Qualls then entered from the bullpen and Ruben Tejada put down a sacrifice bunt.

Hairston was up next and hit a bouncer on the left side of the infield. Shortstop Alberto Gonzalez made a diving stop, but didn't have enough time to throw home. Instead, he threw to second and got Thole caught in a rundown, well after Pridie crossed the plate.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Preview : Game 121 - Mets at Padres - Mets battle Harang in attempt to snap 5 game skid

New York Mets (58-62) at San Diego Padres (54-68), 10:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - R.A. Dickey (5-11, 3.75) San Diego - Aaron Harang (11-3, 3.95)

After battling to a split in four games at New York last week, the Mets and San Diego Padres get together for three consecutive contests in a rematch that starts tonight at Petco Park.

The Mets rallied off the Padres' bullpen to take the first two games of last week's meeting before San Diego countered with back-to-back wins to close the set. Aaron Harang got the best of New York's R.A. Dickey in Wednesday's matchup to get the Padres their first win of the series and the two will go at it again tonight.

Harang earned his second straight win despite giving up 10 hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander limited the damage to a pair of runs in what was a frustrating night for the Mets offense.

"There were a lot of parts of this game (that didn't go right)," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "We had 15 hits, four walks, and when you look up and you score only five runs, it is not a good night."

The 36-year-old Harang is 4-1 in his last five starts despite a 6.51 earned run average in that time. His season ERA has gone from 3.19 to 3.95 over that span, but Harang is 11-3 on the season and has lost just once in his last 14 starts.

Harang has split six career decisions against the Mets with a 5.88 ERA.

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