Showing posts with label Game 135. Show all posts
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Monday, September 02, 2013

Recap: Game 135 - Mets (5) at Nationals (6) - Mets Let Sweep Get Away in Washington

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Washington (69-67)«01010013x6161

W: E. Davis (1-0) L: G. Germen (1-2) S: R. Soriano (36)
HR: NYM - M. den Dekker (1)   WAS - None


Jayson Werth's go-ahead, two-out RBI double highlighted a three-run bottom of the eighth inning and lifted the Washington Nationals to a 6-5 win over the New York Mets in the finale of a three-game set.

Washington trailed 5-3 heading into the home eighth before Scott Rice allowed back-to-back singles to Scott Hairston and pinch-hitter Denard Span. Bryce Harper then bunted both runners into scoring position with one away before Gonzalez Germen (1-2) replaced Rice on the mound.

Hairston scored on Anthony Rendon's groundout before Zimmerman rolled a grounder back up the middle. Omar Quintanilla ranged far to his left to get a glove on the ball and threw wildly to first. Span rounded third and Lucas Duda's relay throw home wasn't in time. Werth then ripped a two-bagger into the gap in right-center to plate Zimmerman for the go-ahead run to make it 6-5.

Rafael Soriano tossed a scoreless ninth to notch his 36th save of the season. Erik Davis (1-0) picked up the win with a scoreless top of the eighth.

Werth tallied two doubles and also scored a run, while Zimmerman had three hits for Washington, which avoided a three-game sweep and are 6 1/2 games behind the Cincinnati Reds for the NL's second wild card spot.

"He's been swinging the bat good. He's driven," Nationals manager Davey Johnson said of Werth.

Matt den Dekker, who was called up Wednesday following the trade of Marlon Byrd, hit his first career homer for the Mets, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

"Certainly, this is one we're going to look back on and kick ourselves a little bit for letting it get away. But yeah, winning a series is big," Mets manager Terry Collins said.

New York jumped out to a 3-0 lead after plating two runs in the first and another in the second.

Consecutive doubles to start the game by Eric Young and Daniel Murphy accounted for the first run, and Duda's single into right-center two batters later made it 2-0.

Dekker's blast into the second deck in the second made it 3-0.

Tyler Moore's two-out RBI single in the home second and Hairston's two- out single in the fourth trimmed the deficit to 3-2 before Murphy's one-out RBI single in the fifth upped the Mets' advantage to 4-2.

Duda and Wilson Ramos traded two-out RBI singles in the seventh to make it 5-3

Game Notes

New York Mets starter Jonathon Niese allowed two runs on 10 hits and two walks over 5 2/3 innings, while Nationals starter Ross Ohlendorf surrendered four runs on nine hits over five frames ... Murphy had two hits, two RBI and a run scored.

Box Score:

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Preview: Game 135 - Mets at Nationals - Niese vs Ohlendorf (ESPN Sunday Night Game of the Week)

New York Mets (62-72)  at Washington Nationals (68-67) 8:00 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 18 6-6 3.695.24-25.738/27PHIW9.0302-022.00.82
R. Ohlendorf (R) 4 3-0 2.495.02-02.198/27MIAW5.0311-09.24.66


The Nationals have had the Mets' number throughout the Davey Johnson era.

The New York Mets look to exact some revenge Sunday with their first three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals since 2009.

Johnson, whose first managerial job came with the Mets and was highlighted by winning the 1986 World Series, has seen his current team fall 7 1/2 games behind Cincinnati for the second NL wild-card spot after consecutive losses to New York -- including an 11-3 defeat Saturday.

The Mets (62-72) will try to further damage the Nationals' slim playoff chances behind Jonathon Niese (6-6, 3.69 ERA), who has had their number of late. Since allowing six runs in 4 1/3 innings the first time he faced Washington, he is 3-0 with a 1.07 ERA against the Nationals.

Niese has been pitched well against Jayson Werth, striking him out eight times while allowing four singles in 17 at-bats.

After a rough start to the year, Niese is 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA in four starts since returning from a partially torn left rotator cuff on Aug. 11.

"It's kind of rewarding to know I'm 100 percent now," Niese said after throwing a three-hitter Tuesday against Philadelphia for his second career shutout.

While Niese tries to shoulder some of the load the final month with Mets ace Matt Harvey out for the season, Ross Ohlendorf (3-0, 2.49) is simply trying to prove he belongs in Washington's rotation.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Recap: Game 135 - Mets at Cardinals - Mets Skip a beat in St. Louis, Lose 5-4

Busch Stadium (St. Louis, Mo.)
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St. Louis (73-62) «10210010x590
W: J. Kelly (5-6) L: C. McHugh (0-1)
S: J. Motte (33)
HR: NYM - K. Shoppach (8),D. Murphy (5)   STL - S. Schumaker (1)

Skip Schumaker went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and Allen Craig collected two hits and knocked in a run as the St. Louis Cardinals edged the New York Mets, 5-4, in the opener of a three-game set at Busch Stadium.

Matt Carpenter drove in a pair of runs and Yadier Molina had an RBI for the Cardinals, who won for just the second time in their last seven games.

Joe Kelly (5-6) earned the win after allowing just two runs on five hits with four strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings.

Jason Motte recorded the final two outs in the eighth inning and stranded a runner in the ninth to earn his 33rd save of the year.

Kelly Shoppach and Daniel Murphy each stroked two-run homers for the Mets, who fell for the second time in nine tries.

Collin McHugh (0-1) allowed four runs on six hits over four innings to absorb the loss.

St. Louis jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first after Jon Jay tripled, then scored on Carpenter's ground out.

The Cardinals added a pair in the third and one in the fourth.

In the third, Kelly doubled to left-center field, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt then scored on Carpenter's sacrifice fly.

Matt Holliday and Craig followed with a pair of singles to put runners at first and second for Molina, who smoked a single to left field to score Holliday.

Schumaker's leadoff homer to right field in the fourth extended St. Louis' lead to 4-0.

Shoppach's two-run blast in the seventh cut the Mets' deficit to 4-2. Mike Baxter worked a two-out walk before Shoppach crushed Kelly's 0-1 offering over the left-field wall.

The Cardinals pushed one more across in the seventh when Craig stroked a single to right-center field to plate Jay. Jay was hit by a pitch to open the inning and moved to second on a Holliday base hit before coming around on Craig's single.

After Ruben Tejada singled to start the eighth, Murphy followed with a shot into right field to bring the Mets within 5-4 before a bit of controversy in the final frame.

In the ninth Andres Torres ripped a grounder past a diving Carpenter, and quickly turned it into a double after sliding into second base safely on a bang-bang play.

But the Cardinals appealed that Torres missed first base and he was called out. Torres put up no argument, and Terry Collins argued briefly with first base umpire David Rackley to no avail.

Motte then struck out pinch-hitter Ronny Cedeno and, after walking Tejada, got Murphy to fly out to right field to end the game.

Game Notes

The teams have split season series in 2010 and 2011, with the Cardinals last winning, five games to four, in 2009. New York won three of four games in 2012 when the teams played at Citi Field from June 1-4 ... Kelly's last win as a starter came Aug. 14 against the Arizona Diamondbacks ... The Mets are batting a major league-worst .189 with runners in scoring position since Aug. 1.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 135 (2:15 PM)

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 135:
  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. Mike Baxter, rf
  7. Kelly Shoppach, c
  8. Andres Torres, cf
  9. Collin McHugh, rhp

Preview: Game 135 - Mets at Cardinals - McHugh will make the start on Labor Day

New York Mets (64-70) at St. Louis Cardinals (72-62) 2:15 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. McHugh (R) 1 0-0 0.007.00-00.008/23COLND7.0200-07.00.00
J. Kelly (R) 13 4-6 3.615.22-33.068/29@PITL5.0851-113.24.61

Rookie right-hander Joe Kelly tries to maintain his team's hold on a playoff spot Monday afternoon when the St. Louis Cardinals host the New York Mets in the first of three straight games at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals enter the series with a half-game lead over Los Angeles for the second of two National League wild card playoff berths, with the Pittsburgh Pirates 1 1/2 games off the pace.

St. Louis, which made the postseason as a wild card last year and wound up with a World Series title, trails first-place Cincinnati by 9 1/2 games in the National League's Central Division.

The Mets, who are tied with Philadelphia for third in the NL's East Division, are eight games off the wild card pace.

Kelly, a third-round pick of the Cardinals in 2009, makes his first major- league appearance against New York while starting for the 14th time.

He fell to 4-6 overall in his most recent outing on Aug. 29 after allowing eight hits and five runs in five innings of a 5-0 defeat at Pittsburgh.

Previously, he'd earned a relief win with three innings of one-run ball in an Aug. 24 victory at Cincinnati.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 135 - Marlins at Mets - Batista wins his 100th

Final Score: New York 7, Florida 5

David Wright and Lucas Duda both drove in a pair of runs as the New York Mets beat the Florida Marlins, 7-5, in the finale of five-game series at Citi Field.

Miguel Batista (4-2) tossed six solid innings in his Mets debut, limiting Florida to two runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts to record his 100th career win. New York signed the 40-year-old right-hander to a minor league deal in July after he was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Emilio Bonifacio had three RBI for the Marlins, who dropped four of five in the series.

Clay Hensley (2-6) allowed four runs -- two earned - on two hits and two walks in two-plus innings to absorb the loss.

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Marlins at Mets - Game 135

Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 135
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Tejada-2B
  3. Duda-RF
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Evans-1B
  8. Thole-C
  9. Batista-RHP

Preview: Game 135 - Marlins at Mets - Mets wrap up 5 game set

Duda lifting the Mets last night
Florida Marlins (60-75) at New York Mets (65-69), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Florida - Clay Hensley (2-5, 5.40) New York - Miguel Batista (3-2, 4.60)

The New York Mets look to wrap up a lengthy five-game series with the Florida Marlins on a positive note when the two NL East inhabitants get together tonight at Citi Field.

The Mets have taken three of the first four meetings with the Marlins and recorded a 3-2 victory last night thanks to Lucas Duda's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning that scored Jose Reyes. Reyes had two hits and Jason Bay went 3-for-4 with an RBI for New York, which has won five of its last six games. David Wright posted a pair of hits and scored in the win.

Chris Capuano wasn't able to follow up a shutout from his last appearance and did not record a decision by allowing two runs in five frames. Manny Acosta threw a scoreless seventh inning for the win and Bobby Parnell later took the hill in the ninth, posting his third save with a scoreless frame. Pedro Beato and Jason Isringhausen also kept the Marlins off the board in relief.

"As maligned as our bullpen has been lately, to get four shutout innings out of our bullpen was a huge outing for us," Mets manager Terry Collins said.

After tonight meeting with the Marlins, the Mets will hit the road to Washington and Florida for a six-game trek. Taking the hill Thursday for the Mets will be veteran righty Miguel Batista, who is in search of his 100th career win. Batista spent the beginning of the season with St. Louis, going 3-2 with a 4.60 ERA in 26 games (1 start). He was released in June.

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