Showing posts with label Game 125. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 125. Show all posts

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Recap: Game 125 - Braves (4) at Mets (1) - Johnson's 3-run blast the difference in 10th

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W: L. Avilan (5-0) L: S. Atchison (3-2) S: C. Kimbrel (40)
HR: ATL - C. Johnson (10)   NYM - J. Satin (2)


Chris Johnson's three-run shot in the 10th inning, which followed a controversial call, lifted Atlanta to a 4-1 decision over New York in the finale of a two-game series.

The victory could be costly, though, for the Braves. Outfielder Jason Heyward may miss the rest of the regular season due to a fractured right jaw he suffered in the sixth inning after taking a pitch from Jon Niese to the side of his face.

X-rays taken at a local hospital showed Heyward's jaw was fractured in two places. He is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

Andrelton Simmons roped a base hit with two down against Scott Atchison (3-2) in the deciding frame, and then Freddie Freeman beat out an infield hit near the mound facing Scott Rice -- but replays seemed to indicate he was out by the slimmest of margins. Johnson stepped in and deposited Greg Burke's first offering into the left-field seats for a 4-1 contest.

"We tried to come in on Chris. We'd been doing it all game, and that was basically where I wanted to put it," said Burke. "It was up a little bit. It was off the plate."

Both second baseman Daniel Murphy and manager Terry Collins were ejected for arguing the Freeman play by umpire Jerry Layne.

"All Jerry said to me is that he thought he got it right," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "I went out to protect Murph."

Craig Kimbrel tossed a scoreless bottom of the 10th for his 40th save, while Luis Avilan (5-0) remained perfect with an unblemished ninth.

Freeman finished with three hits and knocked in the other run for the Braves, who earned a split in the set and have won five of seven overall.

Josh Satin's fourth-inning homer was all the offense for the Mets, who have dropped six of their last 10.

The Braves finally dented Niese in the fourth when Simmons slugged a base hit to center, but he was erased trying to stretch it into a double.

New York then took the lead in the home half, as Satin's leadoff shot to left made it 1-0.

Heyward was hit in the face with two down in the sixth, then Simmons and Freeman singled -- the last of which plated pinch-runner Jordan Schafer with the tying run.

"He said he was OK. He got back on the mound, and he knew he had a job to do. You can't help but hope the guy's all right," Collins said of Niese.

It was the second freak injury in the span of a month between these teams. Braves pitcher Tim Hudson was lost for the season after suffering a gruesomely broken ankle while attempting to cover first on an Eric Young hit.

"He never lost consciousness. It's not the ballpark, but a matter of some freak stuff happening in the course of a season. It could happen anywhere," offered Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez.

The Mets couldn't end the contest despite having the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth.

"If you can't dig deep and match them, winning the game is going to be awfully tough," Collins added of his club's wasted chances.

Game Notes

Atlanta's Alex Wood worked six innings, allowing six hits and one run, fanning four with two walks, while Niese exited after seven full frames having given up one run on five hits with nine strikeouts and three walks ... New York fell to 24-28 in day games and 10-17 at Citi Field this season ... The last time the Mets swept a two-game set from the Braves was May 4-5, 2009 at Atlanta ... The last time they accomplished the feat in New York was April 24-25, 1990 ... The Braves made a late roster move, claiming infielder Elliot Johnson off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 125

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 125:

  1. Juan Lagares, CF
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. Marlon Byrd, RF
  4. Andrew Brown, LF
  5. Josh Satin, 1B
  6. Justin Turner, SS
  7. Wilmer Flores, 3B
  8. John Buck, C
  9. Jonathon Niese, LHP

Preview: Game 125 - Braves at Mets - Wood vs Niese

Atlanta Braves (76-49) at New York Mets (58-66) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
A. Wood (L) 6 2-2 2.615.11-13.328/16WSHND6.1511-018.10.98
J. Niese (L) 16 5-6 4.255.21-43.168/16@SDW6.0612-015.14.70


The Atlanta Braves almost erased an uncomfortable deficit against the New York Mets in the opener of their two-game set, so they'll try for a split Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.

The Braves were down, 4-0, and rallied for three runs in the seventh inning to pull within a run. Ike Davis, though, gave the Mets some breathing room by leading off the bottom of the eighth inning with a solo home run.

Brandon Beachy was trying to improve to 3-0 since returning from Tommy John surgery, but was dealt the loss for giving up four runs, three of which were earned, and five hits in six innings. A three-run sixth inning put Beachy in a tough situation.

"I was hitting spots. When I'm hitting spots and getting ahead, putting guys on their heels a little bit, mixing it up well, I'm pretty effective," Beachy said. "But I just kind of ran into a buzz saw there in the sixth inning."

Andrelton Simmons provided the scoring with a three-run double in the top of the seventh inning and Freddie Freeman was the only Brave with multiple hits, going 2-for-4.

Braves outfielder Justin Upton was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a left upper back strain and could return for Wednesday's finale with New York. Upton was replaced by Evan Gattis, who was 0-for-4, and is hitting .269 with 23 homers and 62 RBI this season.

"You get muscle tightness, things lock up," Upton told Atlanta's website. "You just give it a little bit of time and it'll work itself out. Obviously, getting treatment and stuff like that, hopefully it feels better tomorrow. You just never know."

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Preview: Game 125 - Rockies at Mets - Collin McHugh's First MLB Start

Colorado Rockies (49-73) at New York Mets (57-67) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
T. Chatwood (R) 4 3-3 5.465.11-14.918/18MIAL4.0962-115.04.20
C. Mchugh (-) 0 0-0 0.000.00-00.00---ND0.0000-00.00.00

Rookie right-hander Collin McHugh makes his major-league debut with the New York Mets Thursday when they host the Colorado Rockies in the finale of a four-game series at Citi Field.

The 25-year-old Georgia native gets the call in place of former ace lefty Johan Santana, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with back problems that have been plaguing him all season.

An 18th-round pick of the Mets in the 2008 draft, McHugh spent his initial three pro seasons at Single-A before climbing the ladder to Double-A in 2011.

He's made 12 starts apiece this season at Double-A and Triple-A, combining to post a 2.88 earned run average with 132 strikeouts in 143 2/3 innings.

In five seasons in the minors, he's struck out 520 batters in 521 innings.

McHugh is opposed by fellow youngster Tyler Chatwood, who makes his fifth start of the season and 30th in his career.

The 22-year-old was 6-11 in 27 appearances - 25 starts - with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last season before he was sent to the Rockies in a November deal that sent Chris Ianetta to the Angels.

He began this season with seven straight relief appearances and was 1-2 with a save and a 7.62 ERA, but has since gone 2-2 in four starts.

He's defeated San Francisco and Milwaukee while allowing just two runs on seven hits in 11 innings, but lost decisions to the Giants and Miami while giving up 11 hits and nine runs in 7 1/3 innings.

Chatwood won his lone career meeting with the Mets after allowing four hits in seven scoreless innings with four walks and four strikeouts.

On Wednesday, Wilin Rosario belted the tie-breaking solo home run in the seventh inning, as the Rockies continued their domination of the Mets with a 5-2 victory.

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 seven 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.

The Mets won two of three games from the Rockies in April in Denver, while the Rockies won five of seven between the teams in 2011.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Recap: Game 125 - Brewers at Mets - Mets fight back against K-Rod, only to lose it

Final Score: Milwaukee 11, New York 9

Casey McGehee's two-run single in the ninth capped a four-run Milwaukee rally to help the club take an 11-9 win over the New York Mets in a seesaw affair at Citi Field.

Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer and drove in four while Ryan Braun and Yuniesky Betancourt both hit a two-run home run for the Brewers, who have won the first two games of this three-game set despite blowing a six-run lead on Saturday.

Francisco Rodriguez (5-2), who Milwaukee acquired in a trade with New York last month, got the win in his first appearance against his former team despite allowing the Mets to go ahead in the eighth with a three-run frame.

Milwaukee now leads St. Louis by 8 1/2 games for first place in the NL Central, the largest division lead for the club in team history.

Also, thanks to a 21-3 run since losing consecutive games on July 23-24, the Brewers stand at 75-52 and are 23 games over .500 for the first time since holding an 80-57 mark on September 1, 2008.

Angel Pagan went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, Lucas Duda added a two-run pinch-hit double and Ruben Tejada doubled twice and scored twice for the Mets, who have dropped eight of their last 10.

The Brewers had blown a six-run lead between the seventh and eighth innings, but began their rally in the ninth off of Jason Isringhausen (3-3), who didn't retire any of the four batters he faced and was pulled after issuing a bases- loaded walk to Mark Kotsay.

Manny Acosta then took the mound and quickly induced a short fly-out to right field from Braun then had Fielder down in the count, but the burly slugger was able to dig out a low pitch and punch a single to right to tie the game. McGehee then plated two runs with a single to right.

John Axford had no trouble in the ninth as he set down the Mets in order for his 37th save of the season.

Preview: Game 125 - Brewers at Mets - Brew Crew looks for 2

Milwaukee Brewers (74-52) at New York Mets (60-64), 4:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Milwaukee - Randy Wolf (10-8, 3.30) New York - Chris Capuano (9-11, 4.58)

Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Randy Wolf looks to keep his unbeaten streak alive when he toes the rubber today in the second portion of a three-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Wolf is 4-0 with a 1.86 earned run average in his last four starts and threw eight shutout innings in Monday's 3-0 win over Los Angeles. Wolf scattered six hits, struck out five and walked five batters, improving to 10-8 in 25 starts to go along with a 3.30 ERA.

The southpaw, who is just 4-6 in 13 road assignments, will make his 34th career start against the Mets. Wolf is 12-5 with a 3.21 ERA over the first 33 outings in this series and recorded a no-decision against New York in a 7-6 win on June 8, when he pitched 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

Former Brewer Chris Capuano gets the nod for the Mets tonight and is 9-11 with a 4.58 ERA in 25 games, 23 of which were starts, this season. Capuano, who spent five seasons in Milwaukee, is only 1-4 with a 5.44 ERA in his last seven starts and has thrown six innings of four-run ball in back-to-backs outings. He was last in action during Sunday's 5-3 loss at Arizona and struck out six.

Capuano, a lefty, has also allowed nine hits in each of his last two appearances and beat Milwaukee in a 2-1 decision at Miller Park on June 7. He held his former teammates to one run and six hits in six frames.

The National League Central-leading Brewers pushed their division cushion to 7 1/2 games over the St. Louis Cardinals with Friday's 6-1 win over the Mets and stayed fresh after a nearly three-hour rain delay. St. Louis lost to the Chicago Cubs earlier in the day.

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