Showing posts with label Game 127. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 127. Show all posts

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Recap: Game 127 - Tigers (3) at Mets (0) - Scherzer better than Harvey

Detroit (76-53)«0200000013150
N.Y. Mets (58-69)000000000030

W: M. Scherzer (19-1) L: M. Harvey (9-5) S: J. Benoit (17)
HR: DET - None   NYM - None


In addition to recording his first hit since 2009, Max Scherzer struck out 11 batters over six scoreless innings to lift the Detroit Tigers over Matt Harvey and the New York Mets, 3-0, in the second test of a three-game series.

Not only did Scherzer become the first 19-game winner in the majors Saturday, but he also became only the third pitcher in major league history to win at least 19 of his first 20 decisions in a season.

The 29-year-old Scherzer (19-1) gave up three hits and walked four batters, while Harvey (9-5) allowed two runs on a career-high 13 hits over 6 2/3 innings.

"Everybody through the lineup plays well every time I take the mound, and that's the reason I'm 19-1 -- not because I'm pitching well, but because everyone else is stepping up and doing their job," Scherzer said.

Saturday marked the first time in major league history that the All-Star Game starting pitchers faced each other in a regular-season game in the same season.

Scherzer helped his own cause in the second inning. Andy Dirks doubled to right-center field, advanced to third on Brayan Pena's single to left-center field and scored on Scherzer's double to left-center field. Austin Jackson's infield single scored another run to make it 2-0.

"It was pretty crappy. Giving up 13 hits is not ideal as a starting pitcher," Harvey said. "I was not happy about giving up runs, and I gave up too many hits. It was just a poor performance."

Meanwhile, Scherzer was dominant on the mound. The Mets didn't advance a runner past first base until the sixth. Daniel Murphy singled, Ike Davis doubled and Wilmer Flores walked to load the bases. Scherzer was able to settle down and retired the next two batters to keep New York off the board.

Don Kelly's sacrifice fly in the ninth made it a 3-0 game.

Jose Alvarez tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings, Jose Veras recorded the final two outs in the eighth and Joaquin Benoit pitched a perfect ninth to secure the victory. Benoit picked up his 17th save of the season.

Game Notes

The Tigers had 15 hits, compared to three for New York ... In 1912, Giants left-hander Rube Marquard was 19-0 when he suffered his first loss. He finished 26-11. Roger Clemens opened 19-1 for the 2001 Yankees. He increased his record to 20-1 before he lost his final two decisions to finish at 20-3.

Box Score:

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Tigers - Game 127

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Tigers - Game 127:

  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. John Buck, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Matt Harvey, rhp

Preview: Game 127 - Tigers at Mets - Scherzer vs Harvey

Detroit Tigers (75-53) at New York Mets (58-68) 4:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Scherzer (R) 25 18-1 2.826.07-02.298/18KCW8.0522-021.02.57
M. Harvey (R) 25 9-4 2.256.14-21.838/18@SDND6.0621-121.02.57


For the first time in major league history, All-Star starting pitchers will collide in the same regular season.

Detroit's Max Scherzer went up against Matt Harvey of the New York Mets on July 16 at Citi Field. Although the circumstances were such that neither pitcher would get a chance to show off by pitching a multitude of innings, both pitched relatively well. Scherzer threw a perfect inning, while Harvey gave up a double to start the contest and then hit a batter before settling down and retired the next six batters, including three strikeouts.

Scherzer, who is 5-0 over his last six starts, is the first pitcher in the majors off to an 18-1 start since Roger Clemens in 2001 for the New York Yankees. Clemens won 20 of his first 21 decisions that season before finishing 20-3.

Only once in his last nine starts has Scherzer given up more than two earned runs, and that resulted in his lone loss, 7-1 to the Texas Rangers on July 13.

It's been more than one calendar year since Scherzer suffered a road loss, July 30, 2012 at Boston. Since then, he's won 10 straight road decisions.

This will be the fourth time (3rd start) for Scherzer facing the Mets. He's 1-0 with a 4.26 ERA.

Harvey has a mediocre 2-3 mark over his last nine starts, but his 2.25 ERA is second-best in the National League, only behind Cy Young Award favorite Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Harvey's 187 strikeouts are also second-most in the NL, one behind Kershaw.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 127 - Astros at Mets - Mets WIN, Dickey Gets 16th WIN

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
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N.Y. Mets (58-69) «00010101x380
W: R. Dickey (16-4) L: F. Abad (0-1)
S: F. Francisco (21)
HR: HOU - None   NYM - J. Turner (1)

R.A. Dickey tossed seven innings of one-run ball and added an RBI single to lead the New York Mets past the Houston Astros, 3-1, in the middle test of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Dickey (16-4) scattered five hits and a walk after retiring the first 10 batters he faced. Frank Francisco worked a perfect ninth to record his 21st save of the season.

Justin Turner homered for New York, which scored more than two runs for the first time in eight games to snap a season-high tying six-game losing streak.

Fernando Abad (0-1) allowed one run on four hits and four walks over four innings in his first major league start for the Astros, who have dropped eight of their last nine.

"My whole family was here," Abad said. "I wanted to throw five innings and get a win, but that's part of the game."

After leaving the bases loaded in the first inning and stranding a runner on second in the third, the Mets were able to break through in the fourth when Ronny Cedeno hit a leadoff single, moved to second on Jason Bay's walk, advanced to third on a double-play grounder to short by Josh Thole and came home on Dickey's infield single.

On the play, Abad and catcher Jason Castro ran into each other while trying to field the dribbler to the right side of the infield, allowing Dickey to reach first and Cedeno to cross the plate.

The Astros threatened in the fifth inning by loading the bases with one out on three straight singles by Castro, Brandon Barnes and Brian Bogusevic, but pinch-hitter Steve Pearce followed by grounding into an inning-ending double play to keep it a 1-0 game.

New York then added to its lead in the sixth inning with Turner's leadoff blast over the left-field wall.

"I've been struggling with balls on the inner half all season long, so it felt nice to finally get the barrel out and square one up," Turner said about his home run.

Houston was able to get on the board in the seventh inning when Scott Moore was hit by a pitch to start the frame, advanced to third on a Tyler Greene single and raced home on a wild pitch.

Greene moved to second on the play, but following Barnes' one-out walk, Bogusevic put an end to the rally by grounding into a 6-4-3 double play.

Scott Hairston singled and later scored on Bay's base hit to right field in the eighth to give the Mets a 3-1 advantage.

Game Notes

Abad had made 81 relief appearances in his career prior to Saturday's start ... Turner's home run was his first of the season and his first since he hit two against the Braves on Aug. 6, 2011 ... Dickey improved to 8-1 in 14 starts at Citi Field this season ... Houston leads the season series, 4-1 ... The last time the Mets were held to two or fewer runs in seven straight games was from Sept. 17-21, 1982.

Box Score:

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 127

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 127:

  1. Andres Torres, cf
  2. Ruben Tejada, ss
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Scott Hairston, rf
  5. Justin Turner, 1b
  6. Ronny CedeƱo, 2b
  7. Jason Bay, lf
  8. Josh Thole, c
  9. R.A. Dickey, rhp

Preview: Game 127 - Astros at Mets - Dickey goes for #16 against 'Stros

Houston Astros (40-86) at New York Mets (57-69) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
F. Abad (L) 0 0-0 3.860.00-04.97---ND0.0000-02.10.00
R. Dickey (R) 25 15-4 2.826.07-12.558/20COLND7.0311-122.02.86

Dominican lefty Fernando Abad makes the first start of his major-league career Saturday when the Houston Astros face the New York Mets in game two of a three-game weekend series at Citi Field.

The 26-year-old has appeared in 81 games - all in relief - for the Astros since he was signed as an amateur free agent in 2002.

He debuted in the big leagues in 2010 and was 0-1 in 22 games with a 2.84 earned run average, then pitched 29 times the following season and carried a 7.32 ERA through 19 2/3 innings.

He's pitched 30 times this season with a 3.86 ERA while mixing in time at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he's started three times in 13 appearances while striking out 28 batters in 27 2/3 innings.

In seven career meetings with the Mets, he's recorded a hold while tossing 4 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out four.

The Mets start knuckleballing ace R.A. Dickey, who aims to end a two-start skid.

The 37-year-old Tennessee native tossed a complete game for a 6-1 win at Miami on Aug. 9 and has since gone 0-1 in two starts while allowing 13 hits and six runs in 13 innings.

Dickey has been stellar at home during a breakout 15-win season, going 7-1 in 13 games at Citi Field with a 2.55 ERA in 88 1/3 innings.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Recap: Game 127 - Mets at Phillies - Phillies beat up woeful Mets

Final Score: Philadelphia 10, New York 0

The Phillies scored 10 Runs for Cliff Lee, but he only needed one run.  As Lee shuts out the Mets...

Lee continued another one of his dominant streaks, striking out seven batters in seven shutout innings, and Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer and scored four times Monday in a 10-0 win over the Mets.

Lee (14-7) extended his personal winning streak to five starts and has given up just six runs in 38 2/3 innings during the span. He allowed just three hits and three walks to the Mets on Monday.

The left-hander also set a career-high with 191 strikeouts this season.

Box Score: Click Here

Game Notes: Mets Inside The Numbers

The Mets have lost three straight games and are 5-15 in their last 20 contests...New York is 14-21 since the
All-Star break.

New York fell six games under .500 (60-66) for the first time since they were 12-18 after May 4 with yesterday’s 6-2 loss vs. Milwaukee...The Mets were a season-high four games over .500 (55-51) after their victory on July 29 at Washington.

New York is 35-31 on the road this season...The 35 road wins are tied for the fourth-most in the majors this year...The Mets won 32 total road games in 2010.

The Mets enter the series vs. the Phillies after being swept in a three-game set at home vs. Milwaukee...New York returns home on Friday to host Atlanta...The Brewers, Phillies and Braves have the top three records in the National League and are a combined 233-148 (.612)...The Mets are 4-8 vs. the Phillies, 6-6 vs. the Braves and finished the year 2-4 vs. the Brewers.

Mets opponents have scored first in 10 of the team’s last 14 games... New York is 4-10 in these games...Overall, the Mets are 17-43 when the opposition scores first.

The Mets left four runners on base yesterday and lead the majors with 968 runners stranded.

Dillon Gee became only the seventh Mets rookie to win more than 10 games when he earned his 11th win in his last start on August 17 at San Diego...The last Mets pitcher to achieve that feat was Ron Darling, who had 12 victories in 1984...The others are Gary Gentry (13 in 1969), Jon Matlack (15 in 1972), Tom Seaver (16 in 1967), Dwight Gooden (17 in 1984) and Jerry Koosman (19 in 1968)...Gee is tied for second in the majors among rookies with 11 wins, is first among NL rookies with 124.0 innings, fifth with a 3.92 ERA, fourth with 82 strikeouts and third with a .225 opponents batting average against.

New York has allowed two or more runs in their last 40 games dating back to July 6...It’s the second-longest such stretch in team history...The Mets allowed two or more runs in 54 consecutive games from July 6-August 31, 1982.

The Mets drew one walk yesterday and are second in the National League and rank fourth in the majors with 444 walks...New York’s pitching staff issued two walks yesterday and rank 17th in the majors with 388 walks.

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup Game 127 - Mets at Phillies

Bay batting 4th
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 127:
  1. Pagan-CF
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Bay-LF
  5. Duda-1B
  6. Hairston-RF
  7. Paulino-C
  8. Tejada-SS
  9. Gee-RHP

Preview: Game 127 - Mets at Phillies - Mets try to beat Lee

New York Mets (60-66) at Philadelphia Phillies (81-44), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Dillon Gee (11-4, 3.92) Philadelphia - Cliff Lee (13-7, 2.82)

The Philadelphia Phillies have been nothing more than ordinary lately, but the same can't be said for starting pitcher Cliff Lee.

Lee gets the nod tonight for the Phillies in the opener of a three-game series versus the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park and is 4-0 with a 1.71 earned run average in his last four starts. He has won 11 of his last 14 decisions, including Wednesday's 9-2 triumph versus Arizona.

The left-hander allowed two runs and three hits with seven strikeouts over seven innings to push his record to 13-7 with a 2.82 ERA in 25 starts. Lee is 9-2 in 14 starts at home and will face the Mets for the third time in his career. He is 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA in two career starts and threw seven innings of one-run ball against New York in a 2-1 loss on May 1 for a no-decision.

Philadelphia is 4-4 in its last eight games and saw its lead atop the National League East standings shrink to 6 1/2 games ahead of Atlanta after Sunday's tough 5-4 loss in 10 innings at Washington. Antonio Bastardo allowed a game- tying home run to Ian Desmond in the ninth inning and Brad Lidge hit Jonny Gomes with the bases loaded in the 10th, forcing home Ryan Zimmerman.

"During a 162-game schedule you're going to give up [the lead] every now and then. You don't want to see it, but at the same time that's part of it," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

Carlos Ruiz hit a two-run homer and Chase Utley added a solo shot for the Phillies. Roy Halladay pitched the first five innings and gave up two runs and seven hits with five K's and no walks. Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins left Sunday's game in the third inning with a right groin strain and is listed as day-to-day. Wilson Valdez will most likely start in Rollins' place at shortstop tonight if he is unable to go. Rollins will undergo an MRI Monday.

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