Showing posts with label Game 137. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 137. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Recap: Game 137 - Mets (1) at Braves (3) - Simmons' two-run HR the difference

N.Y. Mets (62-75)000001000180
Atlanta (85-53)«00000030x370

W: K. Medlen (12-12) L: C. Torres (3-3) S: C. Kimbrel (44)
HR: NYM - None   ATL - E. Gattis (16),A. Simmons (13)


Andrelton Simmons' two-run home run in the seventh inning lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 win over the New York Mets in the second of a three-game set.

Evan Gattis, recalled before the game, went 3-for-3 with a solo home run for the Braves, who have taken eight of their last nine games.

Kris Medlen (12-12) gave up just one run on seven hits with nine strikeouts over seven innings to win his second straight start.

Eric Young went 2-for-3 with a run scored, while Daniel Murphy drove in the lone run for the Mets, who have dropped three straight. Carlos Torres (3-3) gave up three runs on seven hits over seven innings to take the loss.

Torres had stymied the Braves' offense as he allowed just one runner to reach second base through the first six innings, but Atlanta got to him with the long ball in the seventh to surge ahead.

With one out, Gattis clubbed his 16th home run of the year to tie the game. Dan Uggla then drew a walk and Simmons launched a pitch over the left-center wall for a 3-1 lead.

"The pitches we're getting by them early," said Torres. "I felt like I had good location with my pitches, but I need to be able to get it in more. Baseball usually comes down to one or two pitches, one or two at-bats. That's the way it goes."

Scott Downs walked Young to start the eighth then stepped aside after retiring Murphy. Luis Ayala took the hill and Young stole second, then moved to third on a Josh Satin groundout. However, after walking Lucas Duda, Ayala got Travis d'Arnaud to pop out and end the inning.

Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth inning to convert his 34th straight save and 44th on the season.

"That's what we're about," said Simmons. "We always feel like we're in ball games. Especially in games that close."

The only other run in the game came in the sixth as Young tripled with one out and Murphy followed with a double to right.

Game Notes

Murphy has an eight-game hitting streak ... Atlanta has won 10 of the 18 games against the Mets this season ... Medlen is 5-1 in 19 career games against the Mets, including nine starts ... The Mets were 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight.

Box Score:

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 137

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 137:

  1. Eric Young Jr.- LF
  2. Daniel Murphy- 2B
  3. Josh Satin- 3B
  4. Lucas Duda- 1B
  5. Travis d'Arnaud- C
  6. Juan Lagares- RF
  7. Matt den Dekker- CF
  8. Omar Quintanilla- SS
  9. Carlos Torres- P

Preview: Game 137 - Mets at Braves - Torres (Harvey's Day) vs Medlen

New York Mets (62-74) at Atlanta Braves (84-53) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Torres (R) 4 3-2 2.774.20-24.858/29PHIW6.2411-08.11.08
K. Medlen (R) 26 11-12 3.586.06-62.788/29CLEW7.0601-216.02.25


Unlike last year, Kris Medlen has encountered his fair share of ups and downs. The right-hander, though, has settled in nicely over the last five weeks.

Medlen tries to win a fourth consecutive home start Tuesday night as the Braves continue a three-game set against the New York Mets.

After going 6-10 with a 3.78 ERA in his first 20 starts, Medlen appears to have recaptured his form from 2012. He has gone 5-1 with a 3.00 ERA in his last six starts while striking out 32 and walking five over 39 innings.

"People were expecting him to do the same thing," manager Fredi Gonzalez said of Medlen's success last year, when he went 9-0 with a 0.97 ERA in 12 regular-season starts after joining the rotation in late July. "That's just a fantasy."

Medlen (11-12, 3.58 ERA) has been especially good at home, where he has posted a 1.35 ERA during a career-high three-start winning streak.

"I'm being aggressive," he said. "Hopefully, I can keep it going through September and October."

Medlen delivered one of his strongest efforts of the season Thursday, scattering six hits over seven scoreless innings in a 3-1 victory over Cleveland.

"His command has been good," Gonzalez told MLB's official website. "Right from the start today, all of his pitches were working. He gave us a (heck of an) outing."

Medlen had gone 4-0 with a 2.36 ERA in his first seven starts against the Mets before yielding four runs in 5 1/3 innings in a 4-1 road loss July 23.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 137 - Mets at Cardinals - Ike Jacks Mets to Victory, Dickey Wins #18

Busch Stadium (St. Louis, Mo.)
N.Y. Mets (65-72) «0110300106121
St. Louis (74-63)001000100290
W: R. Dickey (18-4) L: A. Wainwright (13-12)
HR: NYM - I. Davis (26)   STL - A. Wainwright (1)

Ike Davis clubbed a three-run home run and R.A. Dickey pitched effectively into the seventh inning, as the New York Mets downed the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2, in the finale of a three-game series Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

Dickey (18-4) allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk with five strikeouts over 6 2/3 frames to earn his major league-leading 18th victory of the season. He became the first Mets pitcher to reach 18 wins since Frank Viola and Dwight Gooden both accomplished the feat in 1990.

"He battled very, very hard today," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Dickey. "He didn't have his best stuff tonight but he continued to work."

Justin Turner and Mike Baxter each scored twice, while Daniel Murphy finished 3-for-5 with a run scored for the Mets, who wrapped up a nine-game road trip at 6-3.

Adam Wainwright (13-12) was tagged with the loss after giving up five runs on eight hits and two walks over five frames. He also smacked his first home run of the season in the setback, the Cardinals' sixth in their last nine games.

"Two games in a row I couldn't put guys away," said Wainwright.

The Mets plated a two-out run in the second, as Turner doubled to keep the frame alive and quickly scored on Josh Thole's single into center field to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

New York tacked on another two-out run in the third as Baxter ripped a one-out single, Murphy smacked a two-out base hit and Davis drew a walk to load the bases before Lucas Duda walked to score Baxter for a 2-0 edge.

Wainwright quickly got the run back, as he belted an 0-2 knuckleball into the left-field seats to cut the margin in half.

Davis' three-run blast in the fifth pressed the margin to 5-1. Baxter and Murphy smacked singles around a strikeout from Ruben Tejada before Davis deposited a curveball over the wall in right field.

St. Louis trimmed the margin in the seventh, as Daniel Descalso singled and then moved to third when Tony Cruz followed with a base hit.

Pinch-hitter Allen Craig then grounded into a double play to score Descalso before Jon Jay scorched a single to center field, chasing Dickey from the contest. Josh Edgin struck out pinch-hitter David Freese to end the seventh.

In the eighth, Turner doubled to get things started and then moved to third on a single from Thole. Andres Torres then plated Turner with a sharp single deep in the hole at shortstop to press the lead to 6-2.

Jon Rauch recorded a perfect eighth and Frank Francisco worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to secure the victory.

Game Notes

Viola finished 20-12 in 1990, while Gooden wrapped up his season at 19-7 ... Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller made his major league debut, striking out four over two scoreless innings in relief ... St. Louis went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and stranded six ... Wainwright's homer was the sixth of his career.

Box Score:

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 137

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 137
  1. Mike Baxter, rf
  2. Ruben Tejada, ss
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. Justin Turner, 3b
  7. Josh Thole, c
  8. Andres Torres, cf
  9. Dickey, rhp

Preview: Game 137 - Mets at Cardinals - Dickey in the hunt for #18

New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals 1:45 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
R. Dickey (R) 27 17-4 2.636.09-32.818/31@MIAW9.0502-023.00.78
A. Wainwright (R) 27 13-11 3.906.19-53.598/31@WSHL2.2962-117.14.15

It's been 22 years since the New York Mets had an 18-game winner, and it's been even longer since they had a Cy Young Award winner.

R.A. Dickey can end one of those droughts Wednesday.

The knuckleballer looks to continue making his Cy Young case while trying to maintain baseball's lead in wins with another dazzling outing against the St. Louis Cardinals.

New York (64-72) will likely fail to reach the playoffs for a sixth straight year, but Dickey (17-4, 2.63 ERA) can't be blamed.

The right-hander is on the cusp of becoming the first Met to win at least 18 games since Frank Viola (20) and Dwight Gooden (19) in 1990.

Gooden's 1985 Cy Young is the most recent for the franchise, and Dickey has taken aim at ending that drought.

"Sure I hope for it. What pitcher, what little kid doesn't grow up wanting to be a Cy Young winner? Obviously, the hope is inside me," Dickey said.

Dickey is tied for the most wins in baseball with Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto, Tampa Bay's David Price and Washington's Gio Gonzalez, who is scheduled to start later Wednesday.

Dickey has certainly pitched like a Cy Young winner over his last three starts, going 2-0 while yielding two runs and 13 hits in 23 innings. He was spectacular again Friday, throwing his NL-leading fifth complete game with a five-hitter in a 3-0 victory at Miami.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Unhappy Recap : Game 137 - Mets at Nationals - Golly Gee, The Mets Let One Get Away!

N.Y. Mets (67-70)000402100791
Washington (64-73) «1400100028120

W: S. Burnett (5-5) L: B. Parnell (3-5)
HR: NYM - N. Evans (4),J. Bay (10)   WAS - I. Desmond (6),T. Milone (1),R. Bernadina (6)

Ryan Zimmerman knocked in the tying and winning runs with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the Washington Nationals to an 8-7 win over the New York Mets in the middle test of a three-game series.

With the Nationals trailing 7-6, Jesus Flores singled off Bobby Parnell (3-5) to being the ninth inning rally and pinch runner Brian Bixler moved to second on a wild pitch before Johnny Gomes walked and Ian Desmond laid down a sacrifice bunt.

With one out, the Mets rolled the dice by intentionally walking Roger Bernadina to load the bases for Zimmerman, who shattered his bat on an up-and- in fastball. The ball fell into shallow right field, giving the Nats the walkoff victory.

Sean Burnett (5-5) worked the top of the ninth to earn the win and Bernadina, Desmond and starting pitcher Tom Milone all cracked home runs for the Nationals, who bounced back after dropping the series opener on Friday.

Box Score : Click here

Mets Game Notes - Mets at Nationals - Game 137

METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets have won seven of their last eight games...New York is 9-12 in its last 21 games and 21-24 since the All-Star break.

ON THE ROAD: New York is 37-33 on the road this season...The 37 road wins are tied for the seventh-most in the majors...New York has won two straight road contests after going 2-8 in its previous 10 road games...The Mets won 32 total road games in 2010.

FIRST INNING: David Wright cranked a three-run home run to leftcenter in the first inning last night...The Mets are tied for fifth in the National League with 78 first inning runs...New York has a .282 batting average in the first inning, the fifth-highest mark in the majors...The Mets are 48-23 this year when scoring first.

HOME RUNS: After not hitting a home run during their six-game homestand, the Mets hit three last night (David Wright, Nick Evans and Lucas Duda)...New York has hit at least one home run in each of their last three road games (six total)...The three home runs were the most since the club slugged three home runs on August 8 vs. San Diego.

DAVID WRIGHT: Hit his first home run at Nationals Park last night...It was his 32nd career game at Nationals Park and Wright had gone 125 at-bats without a home run at the ballpark...It was the only current National League park that Wright had not gone deep ...Wright is batting .500 (13-26) with three doubles, two home runs and nine RBI over his last eight contests.

LUCAS DUDA: Hit his team-leading eighth second-half home run last night...Duda has 13 RBI over his last 12 games...He is batting .333 (46-138) since the All-Star break, ranking sixth in the NL...His .413 on-base percentage since the break is third in the NL and he has 30 RBI during that same span, tied for the 13th-most in the NL.

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Nationals - Game 137

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 137
  1. Jose Reyes, ss
  2. Justin Turner, 2b
  3. Lucas Duda, rf
  4. David Wright, 3b
  5. Angel Pagan, cf
  6. Jason Bay, lf
  7. Nick Evans, 1b
  8. Ronny Paulino, c
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp
Game Notes: 
Ronny Paulino (broken toe) catches in a game for the first time since Aug. 22 as the Mets face the Nationals at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.

Dillon Gee vs Nationals: Gee looking to go 4-0 vs Nationals

Werth the only one on the Nats with AVG over .250 against Gee

Washington Nationals Career statistics vs. Dillon Gee (3-0  1.27 ERA)
Rick Ankiel3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Roger Bernadina6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Brian Bixler0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Alex Cora4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
Ian Desmond7 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .125 .000 .125
Danny Espinosa9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .100 .000 .100
Jonny Gomes0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000
Adam LaRoche3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Michael Morse4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Laynce Nix5 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533
Wilson Ramos4 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 .250 .500 .500 1.000
Ivan Rodriguez2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Jayson Werth7 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .286 .444 .286 .730
Ryan Zimmerman6 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .286 .167 .452

In Dillon Gee's young career, he has a career 3-0 record against the Nationals. He also has a career 1.27 ERA vs them and the Nationals are only batting .100 vs him.

If the Mets could give young Gee some runs and he can keep his control without allowing any extra baserunners, it could be a promising night in the nation's capital.

Preview: Game 137 - Mets at Nationals - Gee goes for win #13

New York Mets (67-69) at Washington Nationals (63-73), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Dillon Gee (12-5, 4.24) Washington - Tom Milone (0-0, 0.00)

Young southpaw Tom Milone makes his major-league debut tonight when the Washington Nationals host the streaking New York Mets in the middle contest of a three-game weekend series.

The 24-year-old Milone was a 10th-round pick of the Nationals in 2008 and has progressed through the minors since, playing Single-A ball through 2009 before moving to Double-A last season and Triple-A in 2011.

He was a 12-game winner at Potomac in 2009 and Harrisburg in 2010 and had gone 12-6 in 24 starts this season at Syracuse before getting the call to replace starter Jordan Zimmermann, who's been shut down for the rest of the season.

Milone, a 6-foot-1, 205-pounder, has pitched to a 3.22 earned run average so far this season, walking 16 batters and striking out 155 in 148 1/3 innings -- a ratio of 9.69 strikeouts per walk.

In Friday's opener, the Mets showed some uncharacteristic pop, using three home runs to top the Nationals, 7-3.

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