Showing posts with label Game 126. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 126. Show all posts

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Recap: Game 126 - Tigers (6) at Mets (1) - Dice-K Crumbles in first Start

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N.Y. Mets (58-68)1000000001100

W: D. Fister (11-6) L: D. Matsuzaka (0-1)
HR: DET - T. Hunter (14),M. Cabrera (41),A. Jackson (11)   NYM - None


The top of the Detroit Tigers lineup came through in a big way Friday night.

Austin Jackson, Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera each hit a home run as the Tigers defeated the New York Mets, 6-1, in the opener of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Cabrera and Hunter each had a pair of hits, with Cabrera driving in three runs for the Tigers. Omar Infante also had two hits with a run scored.

Doug Fister (11-6) gave up one run on eight hits and two walks over 6 1/3 innings.

"It's just a matter of getting in a groove and being able to make the fine- tune adjustments," Fister said. "Today, I was battling myself a lot with my sinker and a couple of other things, but I was able to put out when I needed to."

Marlon Byrd drove in the lone run for New York. Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1), who signed with the Mets on Thursday, got the start but struggled in his season debut, surrendering five runs on six hits and a walk through five frames.

"He pitched good, he kept us in the game," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "I thought the last two innings, he was very, very good. He used his fastball to set up his off-speed pitches effectively. I was really, really impressed."

Hunter clubbed an 0-2 pitch with one out in the first, only for the Mets to respond in the home half. Eric Young hit a leadoff single, stole second, and scored on Marlon Byrd's single to left.

However, the Tigers pounded Matsuzaka for four runs in the second. Infante started the inning with an infield single. After a line out by Jose Iglesias and a sacrifice bunt from Fister, Jackson walked.

Hunter then hit a ground rule double to center. Cabrera followed with a three- run shot to left. He hammered the first pitch thrown by Matsuzaka to give Detroit a 5-1 lead.

Jackson added to the lead with a solo shot to left in the seventh.

The Mets had opportunities to score with two on and two out in the seventh and in the eighth, but failed to capitalize on both chances.

They had another shot in the ninth, after Young ripped a two-out double to right, but Bruce Rondon retired Daniel Murphy to end the game.

Game Notes

Cabrera has reached base safely in each of his last 26 games. He also has 19 three-RBI games this season, second-most in team history. Only Hank Greenberg has more, with 23, set in 1935 ... Young went 3-for-5 ... Murphy had a nine- game hitting streak snapped ... The Mets were 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners on base.

Box Score:

Friday, August 23, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Tigers - Game 126

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Tigers - Game 126

  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. Daisuke Matsuzaka, rhp

Preview: Game 126 - Tigers at Mets - Fister vs Matsuzaka (Mets Debut)

Detroit Tigers (74-53) at New York Mets (58-67) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Fister (R) 25 10-6 3.636.13-34.158/17KCND6.11030-118.14.42
D. Matsuzaka (R) 0 0-0 0.005.20-00.003/27--ND0.0000-00.00.00


After adding Daisuke Matsuzaka to their injury-plagued rotation, the New York Mets aren't going to waste any time getting him the ball.

Matsuzaka will make his first big league start in almost a year Friday night in the opener of a three-game home set against the first-place Detroit Tigers.

With starters Jenrry Mejia (elbow) and Jeremy Hefner (torn MCL) out for the season, the Mets (58-67) are hoping to get a boost from Matsuzaka. The 32-year-old right-hander will take the mound in place of Carlos Torres, who was originally scheduled to start.

Matsuzaka, who signed a one-year deal Thursday following his release from Cleveland two days earlier, went 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA over 19 starts with the Indians' Triple-A team in Columbus.

Matsuzaka hasn't pitched in the majors since going 1-7 with an 8.28 ERA in 11 starts with Boston last year. While he helped lead the Red Sox to a World Series title during his 2007 rookie season and went 18-3 in 2008, he is 17-21 with a 5.49 ERA in 55 starts since the start of 2009.

Matsuzaka is 4-1 with a 3.19 ERA in six outings against the Tigers, though he hasn't faced them since 2010. Miguel Cabrera is 4 for 9 with a homer off him, and Prince Fielder is 2 for 3 with two doubles.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Recap: Game 126 - Astros at Mets - Mets Lose, Wright Hits 200th HR

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
Houston (40-86) «020000100360
N.Y. Mets (57-69)000100000140
W: J. Lyles (3-10) L: J. Niese (10-7)
S: W. Lopez (2)
HR: HOU - T. Greene (7)   NYM - D. Wright (17)

Jordan Lyles tossed six effective innings and added an RBI double as the Houston Astros downed the New York Mets, 3-1, in the opener of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Lyles (3-10) allowed one run on three hits and two walks to earn his first win since June 26, snapping a streak of six straight losing decisions. Wilton Lopez recorded the final four outs of the game to record his second save of the season.

Tyler Greene homered and Brandon Barnes also knocked in a run for Houston, which halted a seven-game slide.

The win was the first for Astros interim manager Tony DeFranceso, who took over on Aug. 19 after Brad Mills was fired.

"I'm going to remember every one of those guys," DeFranceso said. "It's been good for our coaching staff. I know it's been tough on them, but we're sticking together on this."

Jon Niese (10-7) surrendered all three runs on six hits and two walks over seven innings as the Mets dropped their sixth consecutive game.

David Wright hit his 200th career home run to supply the offense for New York.

The Astros struck first in the second inning as Chris Snyder worked a two-out walk and rounded the bases on Barnes' double into the left-center field gap.

Lyles followed with a double to left field to plate Barnes for a 2-0 advantage.

New York had a chance to answer in the bottom of the second when Ike Davis walked to leadoff the frame and moved to third on Justin Turner's base hit, but Davis was thrown out at the plate while trying to score on a Jordany Valdespin grounder to first before Andres Torres hit into an inning-ending double play.

The Mets were able to cut into their deficit in the fourth inning with Wright's solo shot that just cleared the right-field wall and hit the base of the foul pole.

The play was reviewed, but the replay showed the ball stayed fair and the home run was upheld, giving Wright his 200th career homer.

"I'm proud that I've been able to be as consistent as I like to think I have been. I never would have thought that I would have been able to hit 200 home runs in the big leagues, so I am very proud of that," Wright said about his milestone home run.

New York would later strand a runner on second, and Houston regained its two- run cushion in the seventh inning with Greene's leadoff blast into the left- center field bleachers.

The Mets would not advance a runner past first base for the remainder of the game.

Game Notes

Niese fell to 1-3 in five career starts against the Astros ... Lyles improved to 1-6 in 10 road starts this season ... New York hit 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.

Box Score:

Friday, August 24, 2012

Preview: Game 126 - Astros at Mets - Niese tries to end Mets skid

Houston Astros (39-86) at New York Mets (57-68) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Lyles (R) 18 2-10 5.705.20-67.588/18ARIL4.0850-218.04.50
J. Niese (L) 24 10-6 3.495.25-33.868/18@WSHW7.1502-121.12.11

Lefty Jonathon Niese gets a chance to end a prolonged skid for the New York Mets on Friday when they open a three-game series with the Houston Astros at Citi Field.

The Mets have dropped five in a row since Niese's last start on Aug. 18, when he tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings in a 2-0 victory in Washington.

Niese, 25, has won three of his last four outings to reach 10 wins on the season, toppling San Francisco, Atlanta and the Nationals - around a loss to Miami - while allowing a combined six runs in 28 1/3 innings.

The double-digit output is his second in three full-time seasons with the Mets, who drafted him in the seventh round in 2005 and started him three times as a youngster in 2008.

He won once that season and once more in 2009 before getting nine victories in 30 starts in 2010 and 11 times in 27 outings last season.

Niese is 1-2 in four career starts against the Astros.

He'll be opposed by 21-year-old Jordan Lyles, who's 0-6 in nine starts since his last victory.

Recap: Game 125 - Rockies at Mets - McHugh gives them a chance, But Mets Still Lose

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
Colorado (50-73) «000000010160
N.Y. Mets (57-68)000000000070
W: R. Brothers (8-2) L: B. Parnell (2-3)
S: M. Belisle (1)
HR: COL - None   NYM - None

Chris Nelson's RBI single in the eighth inning was the difference as the Colorado Rockies completed a four-game sweep of the New York Mets with a 1-0 victory on Thursday.

Rex Brothers (8-2) earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief, while Matt Belisle left the tying run on second in the ninth to secure his first save of the season for Colorado, which has won five straight overall.

Collin McHugh made his major league debut for New York and gave up just two hits and a walk while striking out nine over seven innings in a no-decision.

"I was really impressed," Mets manager Terry Collins said about McHugh. "He did exactly what we wanted him to do."

Bobby Parnell (2-3) surrendered the game's lone run to take the loss for the Mets, who have dropped five straight.

The Rockies, who did not advance a runner past first base after stranding a man on third in the first inning, broke the scoreless tie in the eighth when Nelson followed Tyler Colvin's leadoff triple with a base hit up the middle.

Colvin said he was happy to see his triple get over the head of Mets center fielder Jordany Valdespin to set up the lone run.

"I knew I hit it well and it had good backspin on it," Colvin said. "I saw him take a couple of steps in there and I knew I had him."

New York, meanwhile, squandered McHugh's impressive outing by leaving a runner on second base in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and seventh innings. The Mets hit 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base over that span.

The trend continued into the final two frames as Will Harris worked around a two-out double by Ruben Tejada in the eighth inning before Belisle stranded Justin Turner on second in the ninth by inducing a pair of fly outs by Daniel Murphy and David Wright.

Game Notes

McHugh got the start in place of Johan Santana, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with back problems that have been plaguing him all season ... Tyler Chatwood allowed three hits and walked three in a three- inning start for Colorado ... New York finished the game hitting 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base ... The Mets have been held to two runs or less in their last six games ... Colorado has won eight straight games at Citi Field dating back to April 11, 2011.

Box Score:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Recap: Game 126 - Brewers at Mets - Brewers smack and sweep Mets around at home

Final Score: Milwaukee 6, New York 2

Prince Fielder drove in two runs as the Milwaukee Brewers took a 6-2 win in the finale of a three-game set against the Mets at Citi Field to sweep New York and continue their surge.

Ryan Braun went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Brewers, who have won nine of their last 10 games. Yovani Gallardo (14-8) worked seven innings, giving up just two runs on six hits with six strikeouts to get the victory.

Milwaukee leads St. Louis, which plays in Chicago later Sunday, by nine games for first place in the NL Central -- the largest division lead for the club in team history.

Also, thanks to a 22-3 run since losing consecutive games on July 23-24, the Brewers stand at 76-52 and are 24 games over .500 for the first time since holding an 80-56 mark on August 31, 2008.

Lucas Duda's two-run homer accounted for all the runs for the Mets, who have lost nine of 11. R.A. Dickey gave up just two runs on six hits over seven innings, but did not factor into the decision.

The score was tied after seven innings, but the Brewers went ahead in the eighth.

With Manny Acosta (1-1) on the mound, Nyjer Morgan worked a walk to begin the frame and Braun singled to right to put runners on the corners and chase Acosta. Tim Byrdak then took the mound and got Fielder to hit a grounder to second that Justin Turner fielded cleanly, but he threw the ball out of the reach of Ruben Tejada and everyone was safe with Morgan scoring the go-ahead run.

Jason Isringhausen then took the mound and got the next two batters out, but Jerry Hairston Jr. singled home Braun for a 4-2 advantage.

Francisco Rodriguez, who got the win in Saturday's game in his first appearance against his former team, pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning.

Today's Mets Starting Lineup - Brewers at Mets - Game 126

Pagan on fire
Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 126 :
  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. Dickey-RHP

Preview: Game 126 - Brewers at Mets - Brew Crew Looks to Sweep Mets

Milwaukee Brewers (75-52) at New York Mets (60-65), 1:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Milwaukee - Yovani Gallardo (13-8, 3.55) New York - R.A. Dickey (5-11, 3.77)

Yovani Gallardo gets the call this afternoon when the Milwaukee Brewers go after a sweep in the finale of their three-game series with the New York Mets at Citi Field.

After winning Friday's opener Milwaukee pulled out a thrilling win on Saturday, as Casey McGehee's two-run single in the ninth capped a four-run rally to help the Brewers take an 11-9 victory.

"We had a lot of fun early, then it got a little nervous, and we were able to stay together and come back," said Prince Fielder, who homered and also tied the game in the ninth with a single. "I'm just proud of my team.

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 rallied from six down, but still fell for the eighth time in their last 10 tries.

After the Mets went ahead in the eighth, the Brewers responded 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.

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