Showing posts with label Game 131. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 131. Show all posts

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Recap: Game 131 - Phillies (6) at Mets (2) - Hamels tames Kiddy Mets

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N.Y. Mets (59-72)001000100293

W: C. Hamels (6-13) L: D. Matsuzaka (0-2)
HR: PHI - C. Ruiz (5)   NYM - None


Cole Hamels pitched seven solid innings and helped the Philadelphia Phillies defeat the New York Mets, 6-2, in the third contest of a four-game series at Citi Field.

Hamels (6-13) struck out eight and gave up two runs on nine hits and a walk. Despite only winning twice in his last nine starts, the 29-year-old southpaw has not lost since July 26. He drove in two runs.

Carlos Ruiz hit a solo shot while Jimmy Rollins. Kevin Frandsen and John Mayberry Jr. had an RBI apiece for the Phillies, who have won twice in this series.

Ike Davis and Andrew Brown each drove in a run for the Mets, who have lost six of their last seven games. Starter Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2) allowed four runs on six hits and four walks over 4 1/3 innings.

The Mets got on the board in the third. Eric Young Jr. hit into a fielder's choice to center and stole second. After Juan Lagares walked and Brown fouled out, Davis delivered an RBI single to left.

The Phillies responded in the fourth. With two outs and a man on second, Rollins ripped an RBI double to left.

An inning later, they scored three runs. Ruiz knocked a one-out single, Michael Young hit a ground-rule double to right and Cody Asche walked, loading the bases. Mayberry was then hit by a pitch.

Matsuzaka was replaced by Robert Carson, but after striking out pinch-hitter Darin Ruf, he gave up an two-run single to left from Hamels.

Ruiz homered to left off Carson in the sixth.

In the seventh, pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy singled and later stole third. Brown then brought him home with a two-out double to left-center.

The Phillies tacked on a run in the ninth. John McDonald reached first on an error by Wilmer Flores. After a grounder from Mayberry and a single by Ruf, pinch-hitter Frandsen reached first on a fielding error by Mets reliever Scott Atchison, and McDonald scored.

Game Notes

Hamels has allowed three earned runs or less in each of his last seven starts, including an eight-inning shutout on August 1 ... Asche is on a nine-game hitting streak ... Roger Bernadina went 0-for-6 with three strikeouts ... Philadelphia hit 4-for-18 with runners in scoring position and stranded 14 ... The Phillies have won nine of their last 12 games at Citi Field, outscoring the Mets, 65-35 ... Philadelphia's Ethan Martin is scheduled to face New York's Carlos Torres in Thursday's series finale.

Box Score:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 131

The Future is Now!

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 131 :

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Juan Lagares, cf
  3. Andrew Brown, rf
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Josh Satin, 3b
  6. Wilmer Flores, 2b
  7. Justin Turner, ss
  8. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  9. Daisuke Matsuzaka, rhp

Preview Game 131 - Phillies at Mets - Hamels vs Matsuzaka

Philadelphia Phillies (60-72) at New York Mets (59-71) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Hamels (L) 27 5-13 3.626.13-73.398/23ARIND7.0631-023.02.35
D. Matsuzaka (R) 1 0-1 9.005.20-19.008/23DETL5.0650-15.09.00


Cole Hamels has often struggled against the Mets, but this might be the most depleted New York lineup he has ever faced.

The left-hander will look to take advantage Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies visit the Mets.

Hamels (5-13, 3.62 ERA) has a 6-12 career record versus the Mets, his worst against any team he's faced at least four times. He has lost both of his starts against them over the past three months, giving up eight runs and 14 hits in 11 innings.

Fortunately for Hamels, David Wright, who has a .339 lifetime average and four homers off the left-hander, is out with a strained right hamstring.

Plus, Marlon Byrd and John Buck were traded to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, leaving New York (59-71) without three of its four RBI leaders.

"I can't tell you how much value they brought to this team, especially with what we've gone through throughout this season," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "But they're not here now, so my attention has to be to the other 25 guys."

Collins was left starting three rookies along with little-used Andrew Brown on Tuesday. The Mets had only five hits, but they beat the Phillies 5-0 as Jonathon Niese pitched a shutout and had a three-run double.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Recap: Game 131 - Mets at Phillies - Mets See the light and lose 3-2

Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Philadelphia (62-69) «00111000x3120
W: K. Kendrick (8-9) L: J. Niese (10-8)
S: J. Papelbon (30)
HR: NYM - M. Baxter (2),S. Hairston (15)   PHI - None

Kevin Frandsen contributed an RBI single among four hits and scored the go-ahead run as the Philadelphia Phillies avoided a three-game sweep with a 3-2 win against the New York Mets .

Ty Wigginton knocked in a run for the Phillies, who had dropped five in a row at Citizens Bank Park to the Mets, including the first two installments of this three-game set.

Kyle Kendrick (8-9) continued his terrific play of late, tossing 7 2/3 effective innings to win his fourth straight start. The Philadelphia right- hander gave up home runs to two of the first six batters he faced, but scattered only five more hits during his outing.

"Give the team a chance to win and I was able to do that," Kendrick said.

Jon Niese (10-8) allowed three runs on nine hits over six innings for New York, which had its winning streak snapped at four games.

"He threw the ball fine," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He had the flu three days ago, so I thought he pitched very well."

In the third, Frandsen plated Jimmy Rollins, who had reached on a two-out double and was later benched after not hustling on a dropped popup.

Wigginton tied the game with a double in the fourth and Ryan Howard's sac fly put the Phillies on top in the fifth.

Frandsen had led off the fifth with a double and was moved to third by a Chase Utley groundout.

Rollins was pulled after committing a pair of mistakes in the sixth. With Kendrick on third and one out, Rollins failed to run hard on a popup that Niese failed to catch. He wound up stealing second base, but was then caught in a rundown on a grounder and tagged out.

The former National League MVP was replaced by Michael Martinez at shortstop to begin the seventh inning.

New York threatened in the eighth inning as Kendrick gave up consecutive two- out singles. Raul Valdes, though, needed one pitch to retire Ike Davis on a 3-1 grounder.

Jonathan Papelbon tossed a scoreless ninth for his 30th save of the season.

Mike Baxter crushed Kendrick's second pitch of the game for his first career leadoff homer. Scott Hairston went deep in the second.

Game Notes

Kendrick notched his first home win against the Mets since September 13, 2009. He had dropped five straight decisions ... The Phillies wrapped up a 10-game homestand with a 6-4 mark ... Philadelphia catcher Steve Lerud went 1-for-4 in his major league debut ... Phillies infielder Hector Luna was outrighted off the 40-man roster and elected free agency ... The Mets posted a 7-2 record in Philadelphia this season.

Box Score:

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 131

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Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 131:
  1. Mike Baxter, rf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. Scott Hairston, cf
  7. Ronny Cedeno, ss
  8. Josh Thole, c
  9. Jonathon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 131 - Mets at Phillies - Mets Look For Sweep

New York Mets (61-69) at Philadelphia Phillies (61-69) 1:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 25 10-7 3.515.25-33.108/24HOUL7.0632-122.11.61
K. Kendrick (R) 18 7-9 4.125.13-64.768/24WSHW6.2423-021.20.83

The New York Mets simply own the Philadelphia Phillies this season, and will shoot for a three-game sweep when the two NL East rivals collide this afternoon from Citizens Bank Park.

The Mets are 10-4 against the Phillies this season and have taken the first two installments of this series, including last night's 3-2 victory. Lucas Duda put the visitors ahead for good with a two-run homer in the top of the third inning and starting pitcher Matt Harvey had an RBI single.

Harvey also allowed both runs in 6 1/3 innings for the win, and four relievers kept the Phillies off the board the rest of the way. Frank Francisco fanned a pair of batters in the ninth inning for his 22nd save.

"He has extraordinary stuff," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Harvey. "He kept the damage down and pitched very well."

New York, which squeezed out a 9-5, 10-inning win on Tuesday, has won four in a row overall and is unbeaten (2-0) so far on a nine-game road trip through Philadelphia, Miami and St. Louis. Last night's win for the Mets marked the first time they have prevailed in at least seven games in Philadelphia since 1972, when they won eight of nine at Veterans Stadium.

The Mets look for another win in the City of Brotherly Love with Jonathon Niese on the mound Thursday. Niese is 2-0 with a 2.55 earned run average in four starts against the Phillies this season and last faced them in an 11-1 victory on July 3, when he fired eight innings of one-run ball.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 131 - Marlins at Mets - Dickey Knuckles Marlins

Final Score: New York 2, Florida 1

R.A. Dickey threw seven shutout innings while Lucas Duda went 3-for-4 and scored the decisive run, guiding the Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Marlins in the opener of a Monday doubleheader.

Dickey (6-11) allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out six to pick up his first win since July 25. He hadn't allowed any more than three earned runs in five outings since then, but didn't pick up a victory.

Justin Turner singled in a run for the Mets, who have won three in a row.

Anibal Sanchez (7-7) gave up two runs in six innings to take the loss for Florida, which has dropped eight of 10.

Box Score: Click Here

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Marlins at Mets - Game 131 - (Game 1 DH)

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 131 - (Game 1 DH)
  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. R.A. Dickey - RHP
Notes:  According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  the Marlins agreed to change a Sept. 7 game in Miami to 5:10 p.m. so the Mets would have an easier time returning to Citi Field for a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves the following day.  Jose Reyes apparently will wait until Game 2 to return.

Preview: Double Header - Games 131/132 - Marlins at Mets

Florida Marlins (59-72) at New York Mets (62-68), 4:10 PM / 7:40 PM -  Double Header

Probable Starting Pitchers: Game 1: Florida - Anibal Sanchez (7-6, 4.01) New York - R.A. Dickey (5-11, 3.72)

Game 2: Florida - Ricky Nolasco (9-9, 4.30) New York - Dillon Gee (11-5, 4.37)

Both the New York Mets and Florida Marlins had their schedules altered this past weekend due to the impact of Hurricane Irene and will begin a five-game series today with a doubleheader at Citi Field.

The Mets had their last two games of a weekend series with Atlanta postponed because of inclement weather and the Marlins' three-game series in Philadelphia was cut down to one game as well.

New York has won two straight games since a five-game slide and defeated the Braves, 6-0, last Friday at home. Lucas Duda had three hits, two RBI and a pair of runs scored, while Angel Pagan and Ruben Tejada recorded three hits apiece for the Mets, who had a 14-2 advantage in hits and received a stellar showing from starter Chris Capuano.

Capuano tossed a two-hit shutout and fanned 13 batters. It was his third career shutout and fourth complete game.

"I think it has to be (one of the best starts of my career)," said Capuano. "I've had a couple of shutouts before, but this one at this point of the season and after a rocky last month and a half or so certainly feels like one of the best."

Capuano's previous career-high in strikeouts was 12 against Cleveland on June 16, 2006, when he pitched for Milwaukee. He hadn't reached double-digits in strikeouts since June 2, 2007 when he had 10.

Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is expected to continue his quest for a batting title tonight and has been sidelined since early August with a strained left hamstring. He worked out the kinks with Double-A Binghamton. Meanwhile, outfielder Jason Bay has been out since Wednesday with a shoulder ailment and is expected to return tonight.

"I played Wednesday, it was pretty sore. I just thought I would get the off- day," Bay said on the team's site. "I got here, it was still sore. So we ran to the hospital and got an MRI really quick just to make sure."

The MRI revealed no structural damage.

R.A. Dickey gets the call for the Mets in the opener of this twinbill and is 5-11 with a 3.72 earned run average in 27 games (26 starts). He is 0-3 in his previous five starts and has recorded two straight no-decisions, including a 6-2 loss to Milwaukee last Sunday. He tossed seven innings of two-run ball.

Dickey is 3-2 with a 5.63 ERA in seven career games (5 starts) against the Marlins. The knuckleballer is only 1-8 in 14 home starts this season.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Due to Hurricane, Mets have postponed Saturday and Sunday's games at Citi Field

With Hurricane Irene looming on the horizon, the New York Mets have postponed Saturday and Sunday's games against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.

Both games will be made up as a single-admission doubleheader Sept. 8.

The Mets were hoping to get Saturday's game in and had discussed moving the start time from 4:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. or 12:10 p.m., but they needed approval from city officials, which was not granted.

The New York Times reported that the city's mass transit system will be shut down at noon Saturday, making a game impractical.

The weekend cancellations alleviate the need for two starters during next week's series against the Florida Marlins. The Mets still need a replacement that series for Jon Niese, who was placed on the disabled list on Wednesday with an intercostal muscle strain, with Miguel Batista appearing logical after he was promoted Friday.

Major League Baseball already had moved Sunday's games at Philadelphia and Boston to Saturday to make them part of day-night doubleheaders. The Phillies play the Marlins and the Red Sox play the Athletics.
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