Showing posts with label Game 124. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 124. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 124 - Braves (3) at Mets (5) - Byrd, Davis, Go Long in Mets Win

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N.Y. Mets (58-66)«10000301x581

W: Z. Wheeler (6-2) L: B. Beachy (2-1) S: L. Hawkins (5)
HR: ATL - None   NYM - M. Byrd (21),I. Davis (8)


Marlon Byrd hit a two-run home run and Ike Davis had a home run and two RBI as the New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves, 5-3, in the opener of a two-game series at Citi Field.

New York starter Zack Wheeler (6-2) gave up three runs on six hits and three walks over 6 2/3 innings. LaTroy Hawkins pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his fifth save.

"I felt pretty comfortable against them. I mean no bash on them, but it's an easy gameplan," Wheeler said. "Dan (Warthen) has a good gameplan going in ... and Travis (d'Arnaud) did a nice job calling the game,"

The Mets are 17-16 since the All-Star break.

Andrelton Simmons drove in all three runs for the Braves. Brandon Beachy (2-1) registered his first loss of the season, surrendering four runs -- three earned -- on five hits in six frames.

In the opening frame, Eric Young reached first on a fielding error by Simmons and later stole second base. With two outs, Davis brought Young home with a single to right.

The Mets scored three runs in the sixth. Young and Daniel Murphy hit back-to- back singles to start the inning before executing a double steal. McCann's throw to second was off the mark, allowing Young to score.

Byrd then hammered a 2-2 pitch over the wall in left to give them a 4-0 lead.

"It might have been a strike, but I don't think it was up. I didn't hang it, it was a decent pitch," said Beachy. "Maybe I should have thrown it the dirt but he hit it, he hit it hard, and that's what happens."

However, the Braves responded in the seventh. Wheeler retired the first two batters before allowing a double to Paul Janish and walking pinch-hitter Joey Terdoslavich and Jason Heyward. With the bases loaded, Carlos Torres came into the game in relief, but he gave up a bases-clearing double to Simmons.

Davis' leadoff homer in the eighth accounted for the final margin.

Game Notes

The Mets lead the season series 8-7 ... Young has 28 stolen bases this season, the fifth most in the National League ... Murphy is on a seven-game hitting streak ... B.J. Upton came out in the ninth and struck out. He is hitless in his last 20 at-bats ... Atlanta's Alex Wood is scheduled to face New York's Jonathon Niese in Wednesday's series finale.

Box Score:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 124

Today's Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 124

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

Preview: Game 124 - Braves at Mets - Beachy vs Wheeler

Atlanta Braves (76-48) at New York Mets (57-66) 7:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
B. Beachy (R) 4 2-0 4.505.20-04.268/14PHIW6.0622-020.12.21
Z. Wheeler (R) 11 5-2 3.435.21-26.208/15@SDND6.0711-117.13.12


The Atlanta Braves will try to extend their road winning streak when they visit the New York Mets Tuesday for the opener of a quick two-game set at Citi Field.

The Braves have won six in a row on the road and went 6-3 on a recent nine- game homestand, which was capped by Sunday's 2-1 win versus the Washington Nationals. Freddie Freeman and Chris Johnson had an RBI apiece and starting pitcher Julio Teheran threw six scoreless innings for the win. Teheran walked three and struck out five batters.

"(Teheran) didn't have his best stuff today," Braves catcher Gerald Laird said. "He was struggling with the changeup and he didn't have that slider. But he kept making pitches when he needed to."

Craig Kimbrel struck out three and worked around a hit in the ninth for his 39th save, which is tied for the major league lead with Baltimore's Jim Johnson.

Johnson still leads the National League with a .335 batting average and is riding a seven-game hitting streak.

Atlanta is 16 games ahead of the Nationals for the NL East lead and has won 19 of the last 22 contests.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Recap: Game 124 - Rockies at Mets - Mets Lose Another - 5-2

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
Colorado (49-73) «000100202580
N.Y. Mets (57-67)100000010281
W: C. Torres (2-1) L: R. Ramirez (2-3)
S: R. Betancourt (25)
HR: COL - W. Rosario (20)   NYM - None

Wilin Rosario belted the tiebreaking solo home run in the seventh inning, as the Colorado Rockies continued their domination of the New York Mets with a 5-2 victory Wednesday night.

Tyler Colvin had two hits and scored twice for the Rockies, who will aim for a four-game sweep Thursday afternoon. Colorado, which has won four in a row and eight of its last 10 contests, has won eight straight road games against the Mets.

Scott Hairston and Ike Davis each knocked in a run for the Mets, who have been held to two runs or less in five consecutive contests, their longest stretch since Sept. 15-19, 2003.

"Each one of us is going out and taking our jobs seriously. We don't take it lightly," Hairston said. "We play our hearts out. Our best wasn't good enough today."

Colorado lost center fielder Dexter Fowler with a sprained right ankle. He was hurt in the fourth inning.

Ruben Tejada doubled leading off the bottom of the first, With men on first and third and one out, Hairston lifted a sacrifice fly to left field.

Colorado didn't get its first hit until the fourth inning when Jonathan Herrera lined a leadoff single to left field.

Fowler then grounded a single into right field. The throw to first base went awry and Fowler cruised into second base. As he touched the base, Fowler's right foot bent awkwardly and he collapsed to the ground in pain, holding his ankle.

Fowler was helped off the field by two trainers and Jordan Pacheco entered as a pinch-runner.

Rosario's sacrifice fly to center field plated Herrera.

Ramon Ramirez (2-3) gave up Rosario's 20th homer of the year, a leadoff blast to left field. Colvin followed with a double and moved to third on a groundout before scoring on DJ LeMahieu's squeeze bunt that was overrun by Ramirez.

Hairston doubled with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, and Davis greeted reliever Matt Reynolds with a line drive RBI single to right-center field.

In the ninth, Chris Nelson's soft liner to right field plate Colvin, and pinch-hitter Josh Rutledge added an RBI double into the right field corner, with both hits coming off Frank Francisco. After coming back to the dugout, a frustrated Francisco threw a water cooler to the ground.

Rafael Betancourt ran into trouble in the bottom half, but notched his 25th save of the year. Pinch-hitter Mike Baxter singled with one out, and with two down pinch-hitter Justin Turner drew a walk after a 10-pitch at-bat. Betancourt then retired Ronny Cedeno on a fly ball to the edge of the warning track in left field.

Jeff Francis pitched the first five innings before yielding to Carlos Torres (2-1), who gave up one hit over 2 2/3 frames.

Mets starter Matt Harvey allowed three hits and had nine strikeouts over six innings.

"I feel like there's more I could have done and more I could have helped the team with," Harvey said. "Going eight innings and not giving up a run would have been nice."

Game Notes

New York has lost 14 of its last 16 home games ... The Mets are 10 games under .500 (57-67) for the first time since the end of the 2009 season ... Both teams announced roster moves prior to the game. The Mets placed Johan Santana on the 15-day disabled list and announced the left-hander would not pitch again this season due to lower back inflammation ... The Rockies reinstated outfielder Carlos Gonzalez from the bereavement list and also optioned pitcher Guillermo Moscoso to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Box Score:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Preview: Game 124 - Rockies at Mets - Harvey tries to right the ship

Colorado Rockies (48-73) at New York Mets (57-66) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Francis (L) 15 4-4 6.075.22-15.098/17MIAND5.0541-014.16.28
M. Harvey (R) 5 2-3 3.006.00-13.008/16@CINW7.2411-218.23.86

Rookie right-hander Matt Harvey aims for consecutive wins for the first time in a brief big-league career Wednesday when the New York Mets host the Colorado Rockies in the third test of a four-game series at Citi Field.

The seventh overall pick of the 2010 draft, Harvey debuted this season with 5 1/3 innings of scoreless ball in a 3-1 defeat of Arizona on July 26 in Phoenix.

He subsequently lost three decisions in succession and allowed 14 hits and 10 runs in 17 innings against San Francisco, San Diego and Atlanta.

Win No. 2 followed on Aug. 16 in Cincinnati, when he pitched 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball in an 8-4 defeat of the Reds.

In 30 innings, he's pitched to a 3.00 earned run average and struck out 34 batters while allowing an opposition batting average of .191.

The Rockies reply with 31-year-old lefty Jeff Francis, who starts for the sixth time against the Mets in his 197th major-league appearance.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Recap: Game 124 - Brewers at Mets - Mets can't win at home

Final Score: Milwaukee 6, New York 1

Shaun Marcum hurled seven strong innings and the Brewers offense knocked around the Mets pitching to open a three-game series with a 6-1 victory.

Marcum (11-3) allowed one run on six hits and a walk for Milwaukee, which bounced back from a 5-1 loss to the Dodgers to win for the seventh time in eight games.

Casey McGehee went 3-for-4 with two RBI, while Prince Fielder had two hits, scored two runs and knocked in a pair for the victors.

Fielder and Mets reliever Tim Byrdak sparked a benches-clearing incident after Fielder grounded out to end the eighth inning, but both players said it was nothing and no punches were thrown.

Byrdak heard Fielder say something he thought was directed at him, and the players jawed at one another.

"It was blown out of proportion," Byrdak said later.

Fielder agreed, saying: "I don't have any problem with him. I just wanted to make sure we were on the same page."

Mike Pelfrey (6-10) took the loss after yielding four runs -- three earned -- on eight hits and four walks in a five-inning start.

The Mets were coming off a series win at San Diego and were welcomed back to Citi Field by storm that resulted in a two-hour, 46-minute delay.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, who turned 55 on Friday, was impressed with what Marcum did after the rain delay.

"I thought he threw really well," said Roenicke. "At the beginning I didn't see the velocity in his fastball. His changeup was great, his breaking ball was really good and then his velocity picked up. I thought he looked really good the last five, six innings."

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup Game 124 - Brewers at Mets

Harris at 2B
Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 124

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

Preview: Game 124 - Brewers at Mets - Mets come home to hug it out !

Milwaukee Brewers (73-52) at New York Mets (60-63), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Milwaukee - Shaun Marcum (10-3, 3.50) New York - Mike Pelfrey (6-9, 4.58)

The Milwaukee Brewers aim to strengthen their grip on the National League Central Division lead tonight when they begin a three-game series with the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Milwaukee comes to New York having won three of four at home against Los Angeles to up its lead in the Central to 6 1/2 games over the second-place St. Louis Cardinals.

The Brewers are 31 games over .500 (47-16) at home, but 10 games under (26-36) in 62 games away from Miller Park. They suffered a rare home loss in Thursday's finale with the Dodgers, as Clayton Kershaw went eight strong innings to help LA avoid a four-game sweep with a 5-1 win.

Marco Estrada (3-8) was handed the loss despite giving up just one run and three hits over five innings for the Brewers, who had a six-game winning streak stopped. Prince Fielder drove in the lone run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

On Wednesday in San Diego, David Wright hit a three-run homer to back 6 2/3 strong innings from Dillon Gee and the Mets downed the Padres, 7-3, in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Gee (11-4) allowed just one run on five hits and four walks while fanning five to earn the win.

Angel Pagan had three RBI for the Mets, who won a series in San Diego for the first time since 2002.

New York is third in the NL East, 20 1/2 games behind runaway leader Philadelphia and 12 in back of wild card-leading Atlanta.

The Brewers will send Shaun Marcum to the mound tonight and he has won three straight decisions. Marcum hasn't lost since late June.

The 29-year-old Missouri native won 13 games for the Toronto Blue Jays while making 31 starts and has instantly become a success with the Brewers, who have won five of his last six starts while outscoring foes, 27-14.

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