Showing posts with label Game 128. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 128. Show all posts

Monday, August 26, 2013

Recap: Game 128 - Tigers (11) at Mets (3) - d'Arnaud hits his first HR, still get swept by powerful Tigers

Detroit (77-53)«20000200711180
N.Y. Mets (58-70)001200000340

W: R. Porcello (10-7) L: D. Gee (9-9)
HR: DET - M. Cabrera (42),A. Dirks (8)   NYM - T. d´Arnaud (1)


Miguel Cabrera and Andy Dirks each had two-run home runs and the Detroit Tigers swept a three-game series against the New York Mets with an 11-3 victory on Sunday.

Dirks drove in three runs for the Tigers, who took three straight from the Mets for the first time since June 20-23, 1997. Victor Martinez, Ramon Santiago, Omar Infante, Matt Tuiasosopo and Austin Jackson each had an RBI apiece in the victory.

Rick Porcello (10-7) gave up three runs on four hits and three walks over seven innings.

"It was nice to come in here, get a win and complete a sweep," said Porcello. "And I guess it made it a little bit sweeter that it was a team that I watched growing up.

Travis d'Arnaud hit a two-run shot for his first career home run and Daniel Murphy drove in the other run for the Mets, who have lost four straight.

Dillon Gee (9-9) allowed four runs on 10 hits and a pair of walks in six frames, taking his first loss since July 27.

"I didn't have much command today. I knew it was going to be bad early on," said Gee. Not only are they good, but they're swinging their bats well. Definitely tough one through nine."

Austin Jackson singled to start the game. After Torii Hunter was retired, Cabrera clubbed his 42nd home run of the season.

In the third, Omar Quintanilla walked and later scored on Murphy's two-out blooper up the middle.

An inning later, Ike Davis walked to start the inning but Justin Turner grounded into a double play. Juan Lagares hit an infield single and d'Arnaud smashed a 1-0 pitch to center to give the Mets a 3-2 lead.

However, the Tigers would retake the lead for good in the sixth. Martinez singled to left to lead off before Dirks hammered a two-run shot to right.

A seven-run ninth sealed the game for Detroit. With LaTroy Hawkins pitching, Hunter, Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Martinez hit consecutive singles, the last of which scored Hunter. Hawkins then walked Dirks, bringing Cabrera home, and was replaced by Scott Atchison.

Infante plated Fielder with a single to left, then pinch-runner Bryan Holaday scored on a wild pitch. Santiago and pinch-hitter Tuiasosopo hit back-to-back RBI singles and Jackson capped the inning by scoring Santiago on a sacrifice fly.

Game Notes

Cabrera has 10 home runs in his last 19 games ... In six career games against the Mets, Dirks is 8-for-14 with four home runs and six RBI. He also recorded his first multi-RBI game since July 4 ... Hunter was 1-for-6 ... The Mets are 5-for-34 with runners in scoring position over their last five games. Overall, they are hitting .244 with RISP this season.

Box Score:

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Tigers - Game 128

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Tigers - Game 128:

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

Preview: Game 128 - Tigers at Mets - Porcello vs Gee

Detroit Tigers (76-53)  at New York Mets (58-69) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
R. Porcello (R) 23 9-7 4.525.25-43.908/20MINL4.1751-115.16.46
D. Gee (R) 25 9-8 3.606.04-32.218/19@MINW7.2602-021.11.27


While the Detroit Tigers just got the best of the New York Mets' ace, they face another potential difficult matchup.

The visiting Tigers go for a three-game sweep of the Mets, who send Dillon Gee -- one of baseball's hottest pitchers over the last three months -- to the mound Sunday.

Max Scherzer outdueled Matt Harvey in a rematch of All-Star game starters, leading Detroit (76-53) to a 3-0 win Saturday. Scherzer, who joined Rube Marquard in 1912 and Roger Clemens in 2001 as the only pitchers to start 19-1 in a season, also delivered an RBI double -- one of the team's 15 hits.

The Tigers, who have posted a .328 average in winning five of seven, have collected at least 11 hits in all but one of those games. Omar Infante and Andy Dirks both had three hits Saturday, while Miguel Cabrera, Austin Jackson and Matt Tuiasosopo each added two.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 128 - Astros at Mets - Ike's pair of homers beats Astros 2-1

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
Houston (40-88)000000001160
N.Y. Mets (59-69) «000100001240
W: B. Parnell (3-3) L: W. Lopez (5-2)
HR: HOU - None   NYM - I. Davis (23),I. Davis (24)

Ike Davis hit a pair of homers, including the game-winning blast in the ninth, and the New York Mets edged the Houston Astros, 2-1, in the finale of a three-game set at Citi Field.

The Mets led 1-0 entering the ninth, but Houston was able to tie it up when Marwin Gonzalez doubled to left field to score Jose Altuve. Altuve hit a pinch-hit single then stole second before Gonzalez sent one down the left field line. Lucas Duda made a sliding attempt but couldn't hold on, allowing Altuve to score easily.

Ben Francisco followed with a single to left but Gonzalez was cut down at the plate after Duda delivered a strike and Kelly Shoppach blocked the plate.

Bobby Parnell (3-3) picked up the win after recording the final two outs in the ninth.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 128

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 128:
  1. Andres Torres, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. Ruben Tejada, ss
  7. Mike Baxter, rf
  8. Kelly Shoppach, c
  9. Jeremy Hefner, rhp

Preview: Game 128 - Astros at Mets - Harrell vs Hefner

Houston Astros (40-87) at New York Mets (58-69) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
L. Harrell (R) 25 10-9 4.045.24-75.408/21@STLL5.0861-218.04.50
J. Hefner (R) 7 2-5 5.115.11-25.978/19@WSHL5.0850-110.25.91

Rookie right-hander Jeremy Hefner makes his first career appearance against the Houston Astros today when the New York Mets host them in the finale of a three-game weekend series at Citi Field.

It's the last time the Astros and Mets will meet as National League opponents with Houston's impending move to the American League next season.

They've faced each other 566 times in the regular season since 1962, with the Astros holding a 308-257 lead. The teams also met in the 1986 National League Championship Series - a six-game classic won by the Mets en route to the World Series title against Boston.

Hefner, who was seven months old when that NLCS took place, makes the eighth start of a big-league career that began with three innings of scoreless three- hit ball against the San Francisco Giants on April 23.

He's mixed seven starts in with 12 relief appearances along the way while allowing 76 hits and 37 runs in 61 2/3 innings with 10 walks and 36 strikeouts.

In his last outing, at Washington on Aug. 19, he was touched for five runs on eight hits in five innings of a 5-2 loss. His last win came Aug. 4 in San Diego, when he gave up a single run on five hits in six innings.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Recap: Game 128 - Mets at Phillies - Phillies hammer Niese

Final Score: Philadelphia 9, New York 4

Home runs by Shane Victorino and John Mayberry, Jr. in the third inning got the Phillies started, but they were hardly finished and rolled to a 9-4 victory over the Mets.

Philadelphia got another good start from rookie Vance Worley, who escaped two early jams with strikeouts. Worley (9-1) went on to post a career-high nine while giving up just one run in seven innings, and also drove in a run.

"We had Worley on the ropes the first two innings," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "Let good pitchers off the hook early, they'll beat you."

The Phillies have won each of his last 12 starts, the longest stretch for the team this season and the longest for any MLB rookie since 1986, when Texas won 12 consecutive starts by Bobby Witt.

Philadelphia won his outing Tuesday thanks to several bursts of offense. After Victorino's solo blast and Mayberry's three-run shot, the home team added one run in the fourth and four in the fifth.

As the runs piled up for the Phillies, the miscues piled up for the Mets. A few times, the two coincided -- like in the fifth inning, when Mets center fielder Angel Pagan misjudged a fly ball by Victorino, having it fly over his head for a two-run triple.

That's just how things are going for the Phillies and Mets these days. NL East-leading Philadelphia has outscored New York 19-4 in the first two games of this set, and has won each of the four series so far this season. Meanwhile, the Mets fell to 2-11 in their last 13 games.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup Game 128 - Mets at Phillies

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 128

  1. Angel Pagan - CF
  2. Ruben Tejada -SS
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Lucas Duda -RF
  5. Jason Bay - LF
  6. Nick Evans - 1B
  7. Josh Thole - C
  8. Justin Turner - 2B
  9. Jon Niese - LHP

Preview: Game 128 - Mets at Phillies - Mets Look To Bounce Back !!!

New York Mets (60-67) at Philadelphia Phillies (82-44), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Jonathon Niese (11-10, 4.05) Philadelphia - Vance Worley (8-1, 2.76)

The Philadelphia Phillies have won Vance Worley's last 11 starts and look to make it a perfect dozen when they resume a three-game series versus the New York Mets tonight from Citizens Bank Park.

Worley hasn't tasted defeat since May 29, when the rival Mets hammered him for eight runs -- five earned -- in a 9-5 decision at Citi Field. He has beaten the Mets since then and is 2-1 with a 3.52 ERA in four career games (3 starts) in this series.

The young right-hander is 6-0 with a 2.41 earned run average in his last 11 trips to the mound, but hasn't looked so sharp in each of his previous two outings -- both no-decisions. He allowed six runs in four innings of a 9-8 win in Los Angeles on Aug. 10, then lasted three innings in a 4-1 win over Arizona last Thursday. That game was delayed by rain, forcing Worley to the bench. A thunderstorm delayed the game for 2 hours, 17 minutes after three innings.

Worley is 8-1 with a 2.76 ERA in 17 games, 15 of which have been starts, this season and will put his 4-0 record in eight starts at home on the line.

Jonathon Niese takes the mound for New York and has dropped consecutive starts since winning four of his previous five decisions. He last pitched in Tuesday's 6-1 loss at San Diego, where he allowed three runs and 10 hits in six innings. Niese dropped to 11-10 in 26 games (25 starts) with a 4.05 ERA.

The lefty defeated Philadelphia the last time he faced the NL East rivals in an 11-2 triumph on July 16, as he was reached for two runs -- one earned -- in seven innings. Niese is 3-3 with a 2.82 ERA in seven career starts against the Phillies.

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