Showing posts with label Game 138. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 138. Show all posts

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 138 - Mets (5) at Braves (2) - Bombs from Duda, Brown Help Gee to 11th Win

N.Y. Mets (63-75)«2030000005121
Atlanta (85-54)000010010270
W: D. Gee (11-9) L: K. Loe (1-3) S: L. Hawkins (7)
HR: NYM - A. Brown (6),L. Duda (12)   ATL - F. Freeman (19)


Andrew Brown and Lucas Duda each homered to back Dillon Gee , who went seven strong innings and continued his mastery as the New York Mets beat the NL East- leading Atlanta Braves 5-2 to avoid a three-game sweep.

Gee (11-9) has lasted at last six innings in 13 straight starts and has set career highs with 28 games started and 173 1/3 innings. He has a chance to reach 200 innings.

Freddie Freeman hit a solo homer for the Braves off  Newly acquired Vic Black in the eighth. The Braves who had won eight of nine before dropping one to the Mets. B.J. Upton added an RBI in the fifth.

Kameron Loe, 33-43 in nine seasons with Texas, Milwaukee, Seattle, the Cubs and Braves, had pitched only in relief since making his last start with Texas in 2007. He was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday and struggled in every inning against the Mets.

Loe (0-2), allowed five runs on 11 hits while walking three over 4 1/3 innings.

LaTroy Hawkins tossed a scoreless ninth to pick up his seventh save of the season.

Game Notes

The Braves went 10-9 against the Mets this season ... Gee improved to 4-4 lifetime against Atlanta ... The Braves were trying for their 13th series sweep of the season ... Atlanta went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven, while New York went 3-for-11 with RISP and left 11 men on ... The Mets had 12 hits, compared to seven for the Braves.

Box Score:

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 138

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 138

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. Andrew Brown, rf
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Justin Turner, 3b
  6. Travis d’Arnaud, c
  7. Juan Lagares, cf
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 138 - Mets at Braves - Gee vs Loe

New York Mets (62-75) at Atlanta Braves (85-53) 12:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 27 10-9 3.636.06-54.558/30@WSHW7.2622-121.12.53
K. Loe (R) 0 0-1 6.555.10-06.23---ND0.0000-13.29.82


Dillon Gee has been a "MAN on fire", no matter what his record is.. In his last three starts he has pitched 21.1 innings and is 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA. He is also 8-3 with a 2.47 ERA in his last 17 starts, is looking to win a career high-tying third consecutive road outing after allowing two runs in 7 2/3 innings in Friday's 3-2 victory at Washington.

Gee is 0-1 despite a 1.17 ERA in his last two matchups versus Atlanta. After going the distance in a 2-1 walkoff loss at Turner Field on June 17, Gee threw seven scoreless innings in a 2-1 defeat July 22.

While Justin Upton, Evan Gattis, Dan Uggla, Chris Johnson, and Brian McCann are a combined 6 for 46 (.130) against Gee since the start of last year, Freddie Freeman is 5 for his last 9 with a homer and a double in their matchups.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Recap: Game 138 - Braves at Mets - Braves shut out Mets 3-0

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
Atlanta (79-60) «000100101371
N.Y. Mets (65-73)000000000051
W: P. Maholm (12-9) L: J. Niese (10-9)
S: C. Kimbrel (35)
HR: ATL - J. Heyward (25),D. Uggla (18)   NYM - None

Paul Maholm tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings, while Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla each crushed solo home runs, as the Atlanta Braves blanked the New York Mets, 3-0, in the opener of a three-game set Friday at Citi Field.

Maholm (12-9) scattered five hits and walked three while striking out six to snap a three-start winless skid. Craig Kimbrel worked around a leadoff walk in the ninth to nail down his 35th save of the season and secure Atlanta's third consecutive shutout.

"As a starting pitcher you're going to try and outdo the last starting pitcher and just try to win games however you can," Maholm said.

Heyward homered in the fourth and Uggla added his 18th of the season in the ninth, as the Braves won their third straight game and fifth in their last six tries.

Jonathon Niese (10-9) gave up one run on five hits and one walk over six frames to take his third consecutive loss.

"You always hope that your offense gives you enough, but sometimes that's just the game of baseball," Niese said about the lack of run support.

After leaving the bases loaded in the third, the Braves broke through in their next at-bat when Heyward launched a one-out blast into right-center field to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

The Mets stranded a pair of baserunners in the third, fourth and sixth innings, as the Braves bullpen worked Maholm out of trouble in the sixth.

With runners on first and second and one out, Chad Durbin entered for Maholm and struck out pinch-hitter Justin Turner before Luis Avilan took over on the mound. After a passed ball put runners on second and third, the left-hander grounded out pinch-hitter Lucas Duda to end the frame.

Atlanta added a run in the seventh, as Uggla clubbed a leadoff double, moved to third on Kelly Shoppach's throwing error and then scored on a sacrifice fly by David Ross to press the lead to 2-0.

Jonny Venters retired the Mets in order in the bottom half, Eric O'Flaherty worked around a one-out walk in the eighth and Kimbrel fired a scoreless ninth to send the Mets to their third loss in their last four games.

Uggla's two-out homer in the ninth accounted for the final margin.

Game Notes

Niese has not walked more than two batters in any of his last 17 starts while pitching six innings or more. The stretch is the longest in team history ... It's the first time the Braves have registered three consecutive shutout wins since September 2002 ... New York went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left 11 on base.

Box Score:

Friday, September 07, 2012

Preview: Game 138 - Braves at Mets - Maholm vs Niese

Atlanta Braves (78-60) at New York Mets (65-72) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
P. Maholm (L) 26 11-9 3.796.04-64.409/2PHIND2.0670-215.27.47
J. Niese (L) 26 10-8 3.555.25-43.868/30@PHIL6.0931-220.12.66

One of Paul Maholm's best starts since being acquired by the Atlanta Braves came nearly a month ago versus the New York Mets.

The playoff-hopeful Braves hope to see a little more of that Maholm on Friday night as the lefty looks to bounce back from a rough start last time out in the opener of a three-game series in New York.

Maholm has gone 2-3 with a 3.96 earned run average in six starts with the Braves, who acquired him from the Chicago Cubs in an effort to strengthen their rotation for a playoff push.

The move worked on Aug. 10 at New York as Maholm hurled a three-hit shutout to win his second start with the Braves.

The 30-year-old struggled on Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies, tagged for seven runs on six hits and three walks while lasting just two innings. He did not get a decision as Atlanta rallied for an 8-7 win.

Atlanta looks to get its offense going on Friday, having been held to just two runs over its past three games. However, it has won two of those, consecutive 1-0 triumphs over the Colorado Rockies, with both runs in the two games coming unearned.

Tim Hudson put his team in position for the close victory in Thursday's finale, hurling seven scoreless innings of six-hit ball. Peter Moylan and Eric O'Flaherty combined for a perfect eighth before Craig Kimbrel worked around a one-out single in the ninth to nail down his 34th save of the season.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 138 - Mets at Nationals - Willie Harris helps defeat Nats

Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.)

N.Y. Mets (68-70) «0020040006110
Washington (64-74)000300000370

W: R. Igarashi (3-1) L: L. Hernandez (8-13)
S: B. Parnell (5)
HR: NYM - L. Duda (9)   WAS - None

Willie Harris' two-run single in the sixth led the New York Mets to a 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals in the finale of a three-game set.

Lucas Duda hit a solo home run while Ruben Tejada added a two-run single for the Mets, who have won four of their last five.

Mike Pelfrey started the game for New York but was pulled after 4 2/3 innings. He gave up three runs on five hits with five walks while Ryota Igarashi (3-1) got the win for getting the final out of the fifth.

Danny Espinosa went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored while Wilson Ramos added two hits and an RBI for the Nationals, who have dropped four of their last five.

Livan Hernandez (8-13) was tagged with the loss in his final start of the season and possibly his career. He gave up six runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings and failed in a chance to move to .500 in his career as he fell to 174-176 over his 15 full seasons in the majors.

Today's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Nationals - Game 138 (Reyes Scratched)

Josh Satin gets first start at 1B
Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 138
  1. Tejada-SS
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Duda-RF
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Satin-1B
  8. Nickeas-C
  9. Pelfrey-RHP

Game Notes:
Jose Reyes was in the original lineup, but Terry Collins opted to give him a day off once it was determined Ruben Tejada was ready to return from a hand injury.

Preview: Game 138 - Mets at Nationals - Livan's Last Stand??

New York Mets (67-70) at Washington Nationals (64-73), 1:35 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Mike Pelfrey (7-11, 4.65) Washington - Livan Hernandez (8-12, 4.29)

Cuban-born veteran Livan Hernandez makes what could be both his final start of the season and his career today when the Washington Nationals host the New York Mets to wrap up a three-game series.

The 38-year-old Hernandez, who's made 473 consecutive appearances as a starter, will be shut down in that role for the rest of the season to allow Washington to make room for returning phenom Stephen Strasburg and other youngsters in the rotation.

Hernandez said he's willing to return next season as a long reliever with the Nationals, but not in any other cities.

"It's part of the game," he said. "I want to help the young guys. I don't know what's going to happen next year. I want to try to come back and be a long reliever only for this team. I will not do it for anybody else. Let's see the situation. I'll give it a chance. I explained how much I want (to be in Washington) to (general manager Mike) Rizzo. Let's see what happens."

Hernandez has allowed three runs or less in two of his last four starts in getting wins at Philadelphia and Atlanta. He allowed five hits and two runs in seven innings to the Braves on Aug. 30 while walking three and striking out one.

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