Showing posts with label Game 14. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 14. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 14 - Mets (9) at D'Backs (0) - Kirk Nieuwenhuis goes 3 for 5 with HR


New York


W: J. Mejia (2-0) L: B. Arroyo (1-1)
HR: NYM - K. Nieuwenhuis (1)   ARI - None


Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as the New York Mets defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 9-0, in the middle contest of a three-game set.

Nieuwenhuis was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to the game to replace outfielder Juan Lagares on the active roster.

The Mets placed Lagares on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled right hamstring. New York was also without right fielder Curtis Granderson, who is considered day-to-day after running into the fence, injuring his rib and forearm in Monday's win.

Eric Young collected three hits with two RBI and two runs scored and Andrew Brown also knocked in two RBI starting in place of Granderson.

New York starter Jenrry Mejia (2-0) went five innings and allowed just two hits with three strikeouts and two walks to earn the win. Mejia was cruising through the Diamondbacks order, but was taken out of the game after five scoreless frames because of a blister on his throwing hand.

Gonzalez Germen pitched three scoreless innings in relief and Kyle Farnsworth pitched a perfect ninth as Mets pitching held the Diamondbacks to just three hits. New York has won three of its last four.

Bronson Arroyo (1-1) was roughed up for nine runs on 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings for Arizona, which has lost five straight. His ERA rocketed up to 9.95 over three starts this season.

New York opened the game with three straight hits to load the bases. Lucas Duda then grounded into a force out that scored Young.

Brown followed with a deep sacrifice fly to center that plated Daniel Murphy. Nieuwenhuis knocked in Duda with a single up the middle in his first at-bat of the season.

The Mets tacked on a crooked number in the top of the fourth when Nieuwenhuis crushed a two-run homer to right which increased the cushion to 5-0.

Arroyo then walked Travis d'Arnaud before Omar Quintanilla doubled to center. Mejia followed with a weak fly to left for the first out of the inning, then Young and Murphy each hit singles to make it an 8-0 game. Young knocked in two with his hit and scored all the way from first when Murphy's basehit was misplayed by A.J. Pollock in center.

Arroyo was chased shortly thereafter and Randall Delgado came on in relief, immediately loading the bases by hitting Duda. Brown grounded into a force out that plated Murphy and the Mets led 9-0 after 3 1/2 frames.

Gerardo Parra walked to lead off the home half of the fourth which was the first baserunner for Arizona. Paul Goldschmidt then ripped a single down the third-base line two batters later for the Diamondbacks' first hit of the night. Parra and Goldschmidt, however, were stranded on base as the fourth came to a close.

Box Score:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Preview: Game 14 - New York Mets (6-7) at Arizona Diamondbacks (4-12) - Jenrry Mejia (1-0) 4.09 ERA vs Bronson Arroyo (1-0) 4.82 ERA

Preview: Game 14
New York Mets (6-7) at Arizona Diamondbacks (4-12)
Pitching Probables - Jenrry Mejia (1-0) 4.09 ERA vs Bronson Arroyo (1-0) 4.82 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - 9:40 PM


The Mets (6-7) look to get to the .500 mark for the first time this season. They will face veteran starter Bronson Arroyo, who signed as a free agent this offseason. The D'Back have dropped 4 in a row (4-12).

Arroyo, who played for Cincinnati for years is 8-3 with a 3.63 ERA vs the Mets in his career. The current Mets combined have hit .273 (30 for 110) with 3 HR's and 7 RBI's. Daniel Murphy has owned Arroyo (6 for 13 (.462) with 2 2B's. David Wright, who has 38 AB's vs Arroyo is batting .237 with 1 HR , 4 RBI's.

Arroyo (1-0) won his last time out (April 9th ) in San Francisco going 5 IP, 6 HIts, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K's.

The Mets will counter with Jenrry Mejia (1-0), who has never faced the D'Backs in his career.  He got a no decision last time out (April 10th) @ Atlanta when he went 5 IP, 6 Hits, 4 ER, 2 HR's, 4 BB's, 7 K's. The Mets won 6-4.  Only two players on the D'Backs roster have career 5 AB's vs Mejia. Martin Prado (4), Cody Ross (1).

Let's hope Mejia can contain the D'Backs and the Mets can put up some runs against Arroyo... LGM!

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 14 - Mets (7) at Nationals (5) - Nieuwenhuis' 2 RBI's in ninth the difference


New York


W: J. deGrom (1-0) L: R. Gilliam (0-1)
HR: NYM - None   WAS - B. Peterson (1)


First Basemen Josh Satin, who is getting a look against left handed pitching...drove in two..

Infielder Anthony Seratelli , who is still looking for a bench spot on the big club went 2 for 2 with a RBI..

Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis who is also fighting for a bench spot went 1 for 1 with a walk and 3 RBI's... Two of his RBI's came in the top of the ninth which were the difference in the game.

Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard struck out five, walked two and gave up three runs and two hits in 3 2-3 innings.

Mets Starter Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed one run and three hits in 3 2-3 innings with four strikeouts and no walks. He is competing with John Lannan and Jenrry Mejia for the fifth spot in the rotation.

Jacob deGrom, got the decision, pitched 1 1-3 innings, giving up 2 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, while striking out 1...

Box Score:

Friday, April 19, 2013

Recap: Game 14 - Mets (3) at Rockies (11) - Mets get shelled in the cold

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Colorado (11-4)«10010162x11171

W: J. Garland (2-0) L: J. Niese (2-1)
HR: NYM - None   COL - J. Rutledge (2),D. Fowler (7),T. Tulowitzki (4)

The weather in Denver may be frigid, but the Colorado Rockies continue to be red hot.

Carlos Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with an RBI to pace a 17-hit attack that carried the Rockies to an 11-3 victory over the New York Mets that extended the team's winning streak to six games.

Troy Tulowitzki, Wilin Rosario and Todd Helton all drove in a pair of runs to help Colorado complete a sweep of the three-game, snow-shortened set, with Jon Garland doing his part on the mound by firing seven strong innings in the sub- freezing temperatures at Coors Field.

Garland (2-0) yielded just two runs on six hits with no walks to notch his third straight quality start to begin the season.

"A place like this, a lineup like that, hold them to three runs. I thought Jon threw the ball very good," Mets manager Terry Collins remarked. "Due to weather, he didn't have a good feel for his curveball, but he made pitches with it, used his changeup effectively."

Tulowitzki singled home Gonzalez in the bottom of the sixth to snap a 2-2 deadlock, before the Rockies erupted for six runs in the seventh to pull away. Tulowitzki and Dexter Fowler added solo homers in the eighth to finish off the rout.

David Wright finished 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Mets, who wrapped up a challenging eight-game road trip with a 3-5 record. Daniel Murphy also had a pair of hits while scoring twice in the loss.

Jon Niese (2-1) worked the first six-plus innings for New York, surrendering three runs on nine hits.

With the score tied at 2-2, Tulowitzki followed Gonzalez's leadoff double in the bottom of the sixth with a hard single to left off Niese that knocked in the go-ahead run. Garland was able to strand Marlon Byrd at second after a one-out double in the next inning, and the Rockies broke the game open against the New York bullpen in their half of the seventh.

After singles by Eric Young and Gonzalez and a walk to Tulowitzki loaded the bases with one out, Rosario delivered a single to center to bring in two runs and Helton plated two more with a double off the right-field scoreboard against Josh Edgin. Chris Nelson and Reid Brignac came through with RBI singles later in the frame to push Colorado's lead to 9-2.

"The game is close, and then it seems like seventh, eighth or ninth [innings], we've been putting crooked numbers up there and putting some games away," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "It's just tough for a pitcher to make quality pitches throughout the lineup."

The Mets did get a run back in the eighth on Ike Davis' two-out single that scored Jordany Valdespin, but Fowler and Tulowitzki homered two batters apart off Jeremy Hefner in the bottom of the inning to account for the final margin.

Garland was touched for a run in the top of the first, with Murphy reaching on a one-out single and taking second on a wild pitch before Wright drove him home with a base hit up the middle. He proceeded to set down 15 of the next 16 New York hitters afterward, however, and his team drew even with a single run of its own in the bottom of the frame.

Fowler got on via a fielder's choice after Young led off with a single, then advanced a base on Niese's wild pitch before coming home when Gonzalez lined an opposite-field single to left.

Josh Rutledge lofted a Niese changeup over the wall in left to send Colorado in front in the fourth, but the Mets tied it in the sixth behind the combo of Murphy and Wright once again.

Murphy ended a string of nine consecutive batters retired by Garland by lacing a double to left, and Wright followed with an infield single that deflected off the Colorado hurler's glove for his second RBI of the day.

Game Notes

The temperature at first pitch was 28 degrees, which tied an Apr. 12, 1997 home matchup against Montreal for the coldest ever in a game in Rockies' history ... Colorado last won six in a row as part of a seven-game streak during April of 2011 ... The loss was New York's seventh in a row to Colorado dating back to Aug. 20 of last season, the longest in team history against the Rockies ... The Mets held outfielder Lucas Duda out of the lineup due to a sore back, while Colorado's Michael Cuddyer was scratched before the game with a minor leg injury ... Murphy finished the road trip with a .406 average (13- of-32), 10 runs scored and seven doubles ... Young ended 3-for-5 for Colorado.

Box Score:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 14 - Mets at Rockies

Today's Starting Lineups  - Game 14 - Mets at Rockies

  1. Jordany Valdespin, LF
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Ike Davis, 1B
  5. John Buck, C
  6. Marlon Byrd, CF
  7. Mike Baxter, RF
  8. Ruben Tejada, SS
  9. Jonathan Niese, P

  1. Eric Young Jr., RF
  2. Dexter Fowler, CF
  3. Carlos Gonzalez, LF
  4. Troy Tulowitzki, SS
  5. Wilin Rosario, C
  6. Todd Helton, 1B
  7. Josh Rutledge, 2B
  8. Chris Nelson, 3B
  9. Jon Garland, P

Preview: Game 14 - Mets at Rockies - Niese vs Garland

New York Mets (7-6) at Colorado Rockies (10-4) 3:10 PM ET
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J. Niese (L) 3 2-0 3.575.21-07.204/12@MINW5.0542-017.23.57
J. Garland (R) 2 1-0 3.756.01-03.004/12@SDND6.0531-012.03.75

Well-traveled right-hander Jon Garland can pitch the Colorado Rockies past the New York Mets on Thursday afternoon when they meet in the finale of a weather-altered set at Coors Field.

The scheduled Monday night opener between the teams was postponed to Tuesday, setting up a doubleheader sweep for Colorado. Game three on Wednesday was postponed by snow with no immediately announced makeup date, leaving the teams to try and squeeze in Thursday's ender.

Garland, a first-round pick of the Chicago Cubs in 1997, pitched with six teams through the close of 2011 - when he won once in nine starts with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

He was out of the majors in 2012 before signing a free-agent deal with the Seattle Mariners in February. The Mariners released him in late March, and he was picked up the following day by the Rockies.

He's since made two starts for Colorado - both against the San Diego Padres - on April 6 and 12, emerging with a win and a no-decision while allowing 10 hits and five runs in 12 innings.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 14 - Mets Beat Astros 9-6

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N.Y. Mets (4-6) «10340010x9122

W: J. Hefner (1-0) L: A. White (1-1)
HR: HOU - C. Pena (2)   NYM - None

Lucas Duda and John Buck drove in two runs each and Ike Davis scored three times Saturday as the New York Mets beat the Houston Astros 9-6.

Duda went 3 for 3 with a double, while Buck had two hits and increased his spring training RBIs total to seven. Davis was 2 for 2 with a walk, stolen base and a RBI.

Houston's Carlos Pena hit a two-run homer in the fourth.

Mets starter Jeremy Hefner allowed one hit in three scoreless innings. Astros starter Alex White gave up four runs and five hits in 2 2-3 innings.

Box Score:

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Recap: Game 14 - Giants at Mets - Posey's Error Leads To Mets Win

Final Score: New York 5, San Francisco 4

In a ninth inning filled with mistakes, the San Francisco Giants made the last one and it gave the New York Mets a 5-4 victory in the second of a four-game set at Citi Field.

The Mets blew a three-run lead in the top of the ninth when center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis failed to catch a fly ball with two outs that allowed two runs to score.

Nieuwenhuis then came up with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the inning and hit a ground ball to first baseman Brandon Belt, who threw home for the force out. Buster Posey tried for the double play and the catcher's relay to first went wide of the bag, allowing Ruben Tejada to slide across with the winning run.

Posey's leg was clipped by New York's Scott Hairston coming from third on the force out and may have contributed to the poor throw. Giants manager Bruce Bochy briefly argued that Hairston was out of the baseline when he slid.

"People just put the ball in play and some crazy stuff happened," surmised Giants first baseman Brandon Belt. "That's baseball."

The Mets appeared on their way to a win in the top of the ninth with a 4-1 lead and closer Frank Francisco on the mound after starter Mike Pelfrey threw eight brilliant innings.

Posey started the inning with a single and Nate Schierholtz drew a one-out walk before Emmanuel Burriss chased in a run with a single, ending Francisco's chance at the save. Tim Byrdak fanned pinch hitter Hector Sanchez and Jon Rauch got Belt to hit a fly ball to shallow center field. Tejada went back from shortstop and gave up on the ball, but Nieuwenhuis came late from deep center and couldn't make the adjustment as it fell behind him for a double that allowed both runners to score and tie the game.

"That was a tough play, it was a very tough play. [Nieuwenhuis] was playing way back preventing no doubles, and then you have winds, and the high sky, and the sun and everything else. It happens," Rauch said.

Lucas Duda led off the home ninth against Clay Hensley (1-1) with a single to center and pinch runner Hairston took second on a bunt by Josh Thole. Tejada drew a walk and Justin Turner followed with a potential double-play grounder to shortstop. Burriss went to make the throw to second, but Aubrey Huff, who had moved over to second from first base when Belt pinch hit in the top of the inning, forgot to cover second and actually broke toward first. Burriss' hurried throw to first was then late, loading the bases to set the stage for Nieuwenhuis.

Tejada drove in three runs for the Mets, who bounced back from Friday's 10- inning loss and halted a three-game slide while stopping San Francisco's three-game win streak. Daniel Murphy stroked three hits and Ike Davis also knocked in a run in the victory.

Pelfrey was sensational, surrendering just a run on six hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Rauch (2-0) was credited with the victory.

Ryan Vogelsong went the first seven innings for the Giants and was touched for three runs on five hits with two walks and tied a career high with eight strikeouts.

Pablo Sandoval knocked in the first San Francisco run with a third-inning single and has hit safely in all 14 games this season. It's the second-longest hit streak to start a season in San Francisco history, behind only Willie Mays' 16-game run to start 1960.

In the third, Angel Pagan doubled after the first two batters were retired and Melky Cabrera drew a walk before Sandoval's single chased home the run.

New York tied it in the fifth when Duda worked a leadoff walk, raced to third on a single by Thole and scored the tying run on a fielder's choice grounder by Tejada.

The Mets broke a 1-1 deadlock with two runs in the seventh inning. Jason Bay led off with a single just under the outstretched glove of a diving Cabrera in left field and Duda drew a walk. Thole's sacrifice advanced the runners, although Vogelsong appeared to have a play at third on the bunt, and Tejada doubled just inside the bag at the third to chase home two.

New York tacked on an unearned run in the eighth against Javier Lopez when Murphy singled, took third on an error at first by Huff and scored on an infield hit by Davis. The Mets ran themselves out of a potential big inning when Davis was picked off at first by Posey, who then threw out David Wright trying to steal third.

Game Notes

Wright, who surpassed Mookie Wilson for the sixth-most games played in Mets history with 1,117, went 0-for-4 and had a 10-game hitting streak stopped. He had also reached base twice in each of the 10 games he had played, the longest stretch at the start of a season since Kenny Lofton did it in 12 straight games in 1999...Bay extended his hitting streak to seven straight games, as did Pagan...Posey went 2-for-4 and has 11 hits in his last 20 at-bats...The Mets also snapped a three-game home skid...Tim Lincecum, still looking for his first win of the season, is scheduled to start Sunday for San Francisco against Dillon Gee.

Box Score:

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 14

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 14

  1. Nieuwenhuis-CF
  2. Murphy-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Davis-1B
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Duda-RF
  7. Thole-C
  8. Tejada-SS
  9. Pelfrey-P

Preview - Game 14 - Giants at Mets - Pelfrey Vies For His First Win

San Francisco Giants 7-6 (Road: 3-4) at NY Mets 7-6 (Home: 4-3) 1:10pm ET

SF: R. Vogelsong (0-1, 2.84)
NYM: M. Pelfrey (0-0, 3.09)

The San Francisco Giants are heating up, while the New York Mets are cooling considerably.

Pablo Sandoval looks to keep the Giants rolling and extend his season-opening hitting streak to the team's longest in 52 years Saturday when they face the Mets at Citi Field.

San Francisco (7-6) has won six of eight and three in a row after opening this four-game wraparound series with a 4-3 victory in 10 innings Friday.

The loss was the third in a row for New York (7-6) after winning seven of its first 10.

Sandoval, who had two hits Friday, is batting .340 with nine RBIs during a 13-game hitting streak, the longest by a Giant to open a season since Rich Aurilia in 2001. No San Francisco player has put together a longer hitting streak to start a season since Willie Mays had a 16-game run to open 1960.

Sandoval owns a .325 average in 19 career meetings with the Mets.

Buster Posey is also thriving at the plate, as his season average has spiked 125 points to .375 thanks to a 9-for-16 stretch over the last four games.

Posey made his season debut at first base Friday, and manager Bruce Bochy may decide to leave him there after backup catcher Hector Sanchez had two hits, including a go-ahead RBI single in the 10th.

"He trusts me," said Sanchez, batting .300 with four RBIs in five games. "This is great for me."

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 14 - Mets Fall again, despite Niese's good outing

Final Score: Atlanta 3, NY Mets 2

David Ross stroked a two-run double in the top of the eighth inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 win over the New York Mets in Grapefruit League play.

One batter earlier, Matt Diaz put the Braves on the board with an RBI single.

Ross, Martin Prado, Jason Heyward and Luis Durango each had two hits for Atlanta.

Kris Medlen limited the Mets to one hit over four scoreless innings.

Daniel Murphy singled home both New York runs in the sixth, while Jon Niese gave up six hits over 5 1/3 scoreless frames.

Box Score:

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 14 - Mets at Braves (Game 1 DH)

Chipper Jones 2008 AlternateImage by BaseballBacks via Flickr
Final Score: Atlanta 4, New York 2 

Alex Gonzalez hit two of Atlanta's four solo home runs to help the Braves take a 4-2 win over the New York Mets in the opener of a twin-bill from Turner Field.

The two clubs were to start the three-game series on Friday, but rain made this a twinbill.

Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman each hit a solo home run for the Braves, who had dropped four of five coming into the game. Derek Lowe (2-2) went six innings and gave up two runs on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts to pick up the win.

Jose Reyes and Willie Harris each drove in a run for the Mets, who have lost their past six games. D.J. Carrasco (0-1) got the loss as he gave up three runs on four hits with three walks and two strikeouts in just 3 2/3 innings of work. 

Box Score: Click Here 
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Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 14/15 - Mets at Braves (DH)

Mike Pelfrey
New York Mets (4-9) at Atlanta Braves (5-8), 4:10 & 7:40 p.m. (DH)

Probable Starting Pitchers: Game One: New York - D.J. Carrasco (0-0, 4.05) Atlanta - Derek Lowe (1-2, 1.45)

Game Two: New York - Mike Pelfrey (0-1, 10.80) Atlanta - Jair Jurrjens (0-0, 0.00)

Both the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets began the season with hopes of contending for the National League East title, but slow starts now have both teams just trying to right the ship.

The Mets aim to snap a five-game slide and the Braves try to avoid a fifth loss in six games when the teams play a doubleheader this afternoon at Turner Field. The two clubs were to start the three-game series on Friday, but rain made this a twinbill.

Mets Lineup vs Braves Game 1 DH

Saturday's game one lineup @ Atlanta:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Pagan-CF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Beltran-RF
  5. Davis-1B
  6. Harris-LF
  7. Emaus-2B
  8. Thole-C
  9. Carrasco-RHP
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