Showing posts with label Game 141. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 141. Show all posts

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 141 - Mets (2) at Indians (1) - Young saves Mets from sweep

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W: F. Francisco (1-0) L: C. Perez (5-3) S: L. Hawkins (8)
HR: NYM - J. Turner (2)   CLE - None


Eric Young's ninth inning double broke a tie game and the Mets squeak by, avoid sweep and hold on for a 2-1 win over the Indians.

Cleveland, which had a four-game win streak stopped, now sits two games back of Tampa Bay for the last wild card spot in the American League. The Rays defeated Seattle on Sunday. 

New York failed to score with the bases loaded in the eighth, but were able to break the 1-1 deadlock in the ninth off Chris Perez (5-3). Matt den Dekker singled to start the frame, moved to second on Anthony Recker's sac bunt, then came in to score on Young's extra-base hit into right.

Frank Francisco (1-0) made his first appearance of the season, inducing an inning-ending double play in the eighth when the Indians had the bases loaded.

Daisuke Matsuzaka put forth his best outing in a Mets uniform, allowing one run on three hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six while walking three against the team that cut him loose in August.

Justin Turner belted his second home run of the series when he blasted one deep into the left field seats to begin the fourth and stake New York to a 1-0 lead.

That was only run Indians starter Danny Salazar allowed. He struck out eight and allowed only four hits, but was pulled after throwing 80 pitches in four innings.

Jason Giambi greeted LaTroy Hawkins in the last half of the ninth with a single. Mike Aviles came on to pinch run, but was thrown out by Recker trying to steal second base. Upset with the call, Aviles was ejected and Hawkins got Drew Stubbs to strike out to secure his eighth save.

Game Notes

The Mets had lost their last five interleague games ... New York's Juan Lagares went 0-for-4, ending a 12-game hitting streak ... Matsuzaka made 19 starts for Cleveland's Triple-A squad before requesting his release ... The Indians were 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Indians - Game 141

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Indians - Game 141:

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. Josh Satin, dh
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Justin Turner, 3b
  6. Juan Lagares, rf
  7. Matt den Dekker, cf
  8. Anthony Recker, c
  9. Omar Quintanilla, ss
    Starting  Daisuke Matsuzaka, rhp

Preview: Game 141 - Mets at Indians - Matsuzaka vs Salazar

New York Mets (63-77)  at Cleveland Indians (76-65) 1:05 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Matsuzaka (R) 3 0-3 10.955.20-118.009/2@ATLL3.0760-312.110.95
D. Salazar (R) 6 1-2 3.005.11-03.299/1@DETND6.0600-115.11.76


The Cleveland Indians look to win its fifth straight and complete a three-game sweep of the visiting New York Mets on Sunday.

Chasing their first playoff berth since 2007, the Indians (76-65) may have the easiest road there with only six of their final 21 games against teams currently above .500. Those six contests are against Kansas City, which visits Progressive Field for a three-game series starting Monday.

The Indians close the regular season with four games against major league-worst Houston, two with the White Sox, losers of nine straight, and four at Minnesota.

Cleveland, which hasn't won five in a row since a season-best eight-game run July 24-Aug. 1, was 6 for 12 with runners in scoring position. The Indians are 15 for 39 (.385) in such situations the past four games after going 5 for 43 (.116) in the previous seven.

The Mets (63-77), who had four rookies in Saturday's starting lineup, have lost five of six overall and five straight interleague games.

Juan Lagares -- one of those first-year players -- is batting .370 during a 12-game hitting streak.

Danny Salazar (1-2, 3.00 ERA) will try to continue that run and build on the best of his six major league starts.The right-hander limited Detroit to six hits over six innings with five strikeouts and no walks before leaving without a decision in a 4-0 victory last Sunday. He has surrendered three runs in his past 15 1/3 innings.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Recap: Game 141 - Nationals at Mets - Nats Crush 3 HR's, Mets Lose 5-1

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
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W: G. Gonzalez (19-7) L: C. McHugh (0-2)
HR: WAS - K. Suzuki (5),R. Zimmerman (21),I. Desmond (22)   NYM - S. Hairston (16)

Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond and Kurt Suzuki all hit home runs for the Nationals, leading Washington past the New York Mets, 5-1, in the opener of a three-game set.

Gio Gonzalez (19-7) earned his major league-leading 19th win of the season. He pitched six innings, allowing just one run on three hits while striking out six. He walked five batters.

The Nationals, who increased their major-league best win total to 87, have won nine of their last 12 games.

The Mets, losers of four in a row and six of their last seven, continued their horrific recent play at home. They have lost 20 of their previous 24 home games and have now gone 11 straight contests without scoring more than three runs at Citi Field.

After lasting just four innings in his previous outing, Colin McHugh (0-2) didn't fare much better in his third major-league start. Once again, the rookie lasted just four frames, giving up five runs, although just two were earned.

In the third inning, Mets catcher Kelly Shoppach dropped a foul pop up that would have ended Suzuki's at-bat. Two pitches later, Suzuki jacked a homer over the left field wall.

The Nationals scored two more in the inning, both runs also unearned to the Mets starter. McHugh retired the two batters after Suzuki, which would have ended the inning had Shoppach caught the foul pop up. However, McHugh then walked Bryce Harper and Zimmerman bopped his 21st home run of the season to dead center field to make it a 3-0 lead for the Nationals.

In the Nationals' following frame, Michael Morse led the inning off with a single. Desmond then came to the plate and cracked a homer to right-center, his 22nd of the season, to increase Washington's advantage to five.

The Mets got one back in the bottom half of the inning, when Hairston hit a leadoff homer to cut the Nationals' lead to four.

Game Notes

If Washington wins one of the next two games, they will have taken all five series from the Mets this season ... Since the All-Star break, the Nationals are 37-6 when scoring three or more runs ... Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey will attempt to tie Gonzalez's win mark Tuesday night when he takes the mound.

Box Score:

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mets Game Notes - Nationals at Mets - Game 141

Mets Game Notes - Nationals vs Mets - Game 141

METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets have lost three straight and dropped five of their last six games...New York is 4-6 in its last 10 games...The Mets are 19-35 (4-18 at home) since the All-Star break...The Mets fell to 3-6 in extra innings, including 0-4 at home with yesterday’s 3-2, 10-inning loss.

AT HOME: The Mets are 30-38 at home this year...New York has lost 19 of its last 23 home games...The Mets will play 13 of their remaining 22 games at Citi Field...The Mets have won one second-half series at home (August 24-26 vs. Houston)...Daniel Murphy has the seventh-best home batting average (.326) in the National League.

SERIES NOTES: The Mets are now 1-6 in home series in the second half...New York was swept for the eighth time this year over the weekend...New York is 17-28 in the first game of a series this year, including 8-14 at home.

THREE RUNS OR LESS: The Mets have scored three runs or less in 10 consecutive home games…The streak is the team’s longest since 1988 when they went 10 straight from July 23-August 12, 1988...The franchise record for consecutive home games scoring three or fewer runs is 11, which they’ve done twice: first spanning the 1966 and 1967
seasons, and then in September 1979.

RISP TALE OF TWO HALVES: The Mets went 2-9 with runners in scoring position yesterday and are hitting .205 (86-419) in such situations since the All-Star break…In the first half, the team hit .269 (199-739) with RISP...Overall, the Mets are hitting .246 with RISP on the season, ranking 21st in the majors...The Mets are hitting .259 with runners in scoring position and two outs, the fourth-highest average in the majors, the club was hitting .285 with RISP and two outs in the first half.

TWO-OUT RUNS: The Mets have scored 67 two-out runs in 55 games (1.22 runs per game) in the second half this season after leading the majors with 187 two-out runs in the first half (86 games - 2.17 runs per game)...Overall, New York is tied for eighth in the majors with 254 two out runs.

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 141

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 141:
  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Ronny Cedeno, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Scott Hairston, rf
  5. Ike Davis, 1b
  6. Kelly Shoppach, c
  7. Jason Bay, lf
  8. Andres Torres, cf
  9. Collin McHugh, rhp

Preview: Game 141 - Nationals at Mets - Nats Gonzalez looking for win #19 vs Mets

Washington Nationals (86-54) at New York Mets (65-75) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
G. Gonzalez (L) 28 18-7 2.985.210-33.349/5CHCW7.0302-122.01.23
C. McHugh (R) 2 0-1 3.275.10-00.009/3@STLL4.0640-111.03.27

Now that Stephen Strasburg is on the shelf for the Washington Nationals, more pressure will be put upon the shoulders of Gio Gonzalez.

The left-handed Gonzalez gets the nod Monday in the opener of a three-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field, and is trying to become the first 19-game winner in the major leagues. Gonzalez has won two straight and five of six starts and struck out nine over seven scoreless innings of a 9-1 drubbing of the Chicago Cubs last Wednesday.

Gonzalez, who threw a shutout versus St. Louis on Aug. 31, is 18-7 with a 2.98 earned run average in 28 starts. He has been impressive on opposing mounds this season, going 10-3 in 15 starts, and is 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA in three starts against the Mets this season. Gonzalez is 2-1 in four career starts in this series.

Washington finished an 11-game homestand (8-3) by losing two of three meetings with the Miami Marlins over the weekend. Edwin Jackson was roughed up in Sunday's 8-0 loss at Nationals Park and surrendered six runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings for the loss.

"I have to do a better job making pitches out of the stretch with men on base. I have to do a better job at damage control," Jackson said on the club's website.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Happy Recap: Game 141 - Mets at Marlins - Dickey, Acosta enough for win

Sun Life Stadium (Miami, Fla.)

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W: R. Dickey (8-11) L: B. Hand (1-6)
S: M. Acosta (1)
HR: NYM - None   FLA - None

Lucas Duda's first-inning RBI double backed seven scoreless frames from R.A. Dickey, as the Mets grabbed a 1-0 win over the Marlins in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Dickey (8-11) scattered four hits and three walks while fanning three to earn his third consecutive victory.

Manny Acosta hit Mike Stanton with two down in the ninth, but grounded out Greg Dobbs to record his first save of the season. The Mets have won 10 of their last 13 games.

Brad Hand (1-6) was the hard-luck loser, allowing one run on three hits and four walks over six innings.

The Marlins stranded eight and were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Jose Reyes began the game with a single and, two batters later, Duda slapped a double into the left field corner. Reyes' trip from first to home was facilitated by Logan Morrison, who slipped in pursuit of the ball.

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Marlins - Game 141

Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 141 - Last Game at Sun Life Field
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Tejada-2B
  3. Duda-RF
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Evans-1B
  8. Nickeas-C
  9. Dickey-RHP
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Preview: Game 141 - Mets at Marlins - Final Game at Sun Life Field

New York Mets (69-71) at Florida Marlins (63-78), 5:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - R.A. Dickey (7-11, 3.60) Florida - Brad Hand (1-5, 4.23)

Forgive the Mets if they don't exactly savior their final scheduled game at Sun Life Stadium. Following last night's 12-inning victory, they would probably rather sleep in a little longer.

After ending late Wednesday morning, New York and the Florida Marlins get right back at it with an early evening finale of a three-game series.

After the start of Tuesday's game was delayed 74 minutes to rain, the Mets and Marlins battled it out for nearly 4 1/2 hours before Nick Evans drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the 12th frame en route to a 7-4 victory.

The Marlins, who are slated to move into a new ballpark for the 2012 season, lost for the fifth time in their last seven games versus the Mets and dropped to 28-43 at home this season. Today's encounter marks their final one of 2011 with New York.

Evans will look to make his case for a 2012 starting spot after going 3-for-6 with three RBI in last night's win.

"I still have a long way to go this year before I can exhale and go into spring training," Evans, who has 12 RBI in his past 13 games, said about fighting for a starting job next year.

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