Showing posts with label Game 142. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 142. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Recap: Game 142 - Nationals (9) at Mets (0) - Mets One hit by Gonzalez, Nats Hit 5 HR's

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N.Y. Mets (64-78)000000000010

W: G. Gonzalez (10-6) L: C. Torres (3-4)
HR: WAS - D. Span (4),R. Zimmerman (21),J. Werth (22),T. Moore (4),W. Ramos (12)   NYM - None


The Nationals, who keep their playoff hopes alive, beat up on the Baby Mets . Gio Gonzalez came about as close as a pitcher can to a no-hitter.

The left-hander would up inches away in a one-hitter Monday night and the Washington Nationals hit five home runs, including long balls by their first two batters in a 9-0 rout of the New York Mets.

Gonzalez held the overmatched Mets hitless into the seventh before pinch-hitter Zach Lutz broke up the bid with a soft single. Lutz swung at the first pitch of the inning and sliced a looper that landed on the first base line, taking out a chunk of chalk well behind the bag for New York's lone hit.

After the hit, Gonzalez kept sailing along in a dominant outing. He struck out eight and walked two for his second career shutout and fourth complete game, improving to 5-0 in six starts against the Mets since last year's All-Star break.

Denard Span pushed his hit streak to 20 games, going 3-for-5 and beginning a barrage of Washington home runs. Ryan Zimmerman, Jayson Werth, Tyler Moore and Wilson Ramos also went deep in the Nats' fifth win in six games.

Carlos Torres (3-4) gave up four of the homers, tagged for six runs in all over four innings.

Game Notes

It was Gonzalez's second career shutout ... Werth and Moore both had two hits ... In Washington's last visit to Citi Field on June 30, it clubbed the Mets by a 13-2 count ... Lutz worked a walk in the ninth inning ... The Mets placed pitcher Scott Rice and first baseman Ike Davis on the 60-day disabled list prior to the game. They also selected the contract of pitcher Aaron Harang and catcher Juan Centeno from Las Vegas and recalled outfielder Mike Baxter from the Triple-A affiliate.

Box Score:

Monday, September 09, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 142

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 142:

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. Andrew Brown, rf
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Justin Turner, ss
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  8. Travis D’Arnaud, c
  9. Carlos Torres, rhp

Preview: Game 142 - Nationals at Mets - Gonzalez vs Torres

Washington Nationals (73-69) at New York Mets (64-77) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
G. Gonzalez (L) 28 9-6 3.495.24-34.379/3@PHIW5.2512-016.04.50
C. Torres (R) 5 3-3 2.895.03-00.929/3@ATLL7.0731-114.12.51


The New York Mets will open a four game set against the Washington Nationals at Citi-Field. The Nationals are still trying to capture a Wild Card Slot, as they'll try to win their third straight game and fifth in six overall Monday.

The 2012 NL East champs, Nationals (73-69) gave itself a chance late last month, winning eight of nine before the Mets (64-77) took two of three in the nation's capital.

The Nationals won the last two games of their three-game set with Miami, capped with Sunday's 6-4 victory as Denard Span extended his hitting streak to 19 games -- the longest active streak in the majors.

Gio Gonzalez (9-6, 3.49 ERA) will try to keep Washington's momentum going against one of his favorite foes as he tries to win a third straight start. He overcame three errors Wednesday against Philadelphia, giving up five runs -- one earned -- in 5 2/3 innings of a 9-6 victory.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Recap: Game 142 - Nationals at Mets - Nats Beat Dickey 5-3

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
Washington (88-54) «1000002025141
N.Y. Mets (65-77)000020001380

W: T. Gorzelanny (4-2) L: R. Dickey (18-5)
S: T. Clippard (31)
HR: WAS - T. Moore (9)   NYM - S. Hairston (17)

Tyler Moore had a pinch-hit, two-run home run to help the Washington Nationals take a 5-3 win over the New York Mets in the second of three from Citi Field.

Bryce Harper had the first four-hit game of his career and drove in a run, while Jayson Werth reached base in all five plate appearances and scored once for the Nationals, who have won three of their last four.

"We want to win as many games as we can here and you can't go to sleep now," said Harper. "A bunch of teams are playing well and you can never count anyone out until it's over."

Jordan Zimmermann tossed five innings in the start and gave up just two runs on six hits, but did throw 104 pitches. Tom Gorzelanny (4-2) got the win for throwing a scoreless sixth inning.

Scott Hairston hit a solo home run, while Daniel Murphy and David Wright each drove one in for the Mets, who have dropped their past five games. R.A. Dickey (18-5) had a three-game winning streak stopped as he gave up three runs on eight hits over seven innings.

"I didn't feel like I had erratic control tonight," said Dickey. "My knuckleball wasn't everything I wanted it to be, but I did go seven innings. I got some double plays in there, but I also made some mistakes."

Washington went into the seventh trailing by a run, but Kurt Suzuki singled with one out and Moore turned on the first pitch he saw for his ninth home run and a 3-2 lead.

Suzuki and Harper each singled in a run in the ninth to give Washington some breathing room, while Hairston homered in the ninth off Tyler Clippard, who struck out Ruben Tejada with a man on base to end the game and pick up his 31st save of the season.

The Nationals worked a run across in the first. Werth led off the game with a single and Harper followed with a double to left. Ryan Zimmerman then brought Werth home with a sac fly to right for a 1-0 lead.

The Mets left the bases loaded in the first inning and hit into a one-out double play in the second. After stranding two in the third, the team was retired in order in the fourth.

In the fifth, New York put together a two-run inning at home for the first time in almost a month. With one out, Tejada singled and Murphy followed with an RBI double. Wright then singled to left for a 2-1 lead.

The last time the team had scored more than one run in an inning at home was a two-run first inning against Atlanta on Aug. 12.

Game Notes

The Mets had gone 109 innings without scoring multiple runs in an inning at home ... Washington has taken 13 of the 17 games against New York this season ... Washington hit just 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position and left nine on base ... New York was 1-for-6 with RISP and left seven.

Box Score:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Preview: Game 142 - Nationals at Mets - Dickey Goes for Win #19

Washington Nationals (87-54) at New York Mets (65-76) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Zimmermann (R) 28 10-8 2.995.27-52.169/6CHCW7.0521-115.27.47
R. Dickey (R) 28 18-4 2.646.08-12.459/5@STLW6.2823-022.21.19

The Washington Nationals have made Citi Field their personal stomping grounds this season and will try for a seventh straight win there in the continuation of a three-game series against the New York Mets.

The NL East-leading Nationals made it six wins in a row in Flushing with Monday's 5-1 verdict, as Gio Gonzalez became the first pitcher to 19 wins by limiting the Mets to a run and three hits in six innings. He did walk five batters, but struck out six.

"I'm focused on trying to get more wins," Gonzalez said. "We're just having fun and playing our baseball."

Gonzalez was backed by home runs from Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond and Kurt Suzuki. The Nationals, who have a 6 1/2-game lead on the Atlanta Braves in the division, improved to 10-3 in their last 13 games and opened a six-game road trip on a high note.

Major League Baseball's only team to have a winning record every month this year, Washington is 37-6 when scoring three or more runs since the All-Star break and 7-3 in September.

Jordan Zimmermann looks to string back-to-back winning starts together when he takes the mound tonight for the 29th time this season. Zimmermann ended a four-start winless streak (0-2) his last time out in a 9-2 pounding of the Chicago Cubs in which he struck out nine and gave up two runs in seven innings. He improved to 10-8 and lowered his earned run average to 2.99.

"I felt I had a pretty good fastball, and we stuck with that most of the night," Zimmermann said after his most recent outing. "The slider wasn't very good, so we went with the curveball. I was able to locate the fastball and go up and in when I wanted to."

Zimmermann is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA in three meetings with the Mets this season and 3-2 in 10 career starts against them.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Recap: Game 142 - Braves at Mets - Braves squeak one out

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets4000000105100
W: M. Minor (5-2) L: C. Schwinden (0-1)
S: C. Kimbrel (43)
HR: ATL - C. Jones (16)   NYM - J. Bay (12)

The Atlanta Braves were determined to avoid their first four-game losing streak this season.

Freddie Freeman went 3-for-5 with a two-run double and Chipper Jones added a solo home run, as the Braves edged the New York Mets, 6-5, in the opener of a doubleheader at Citi Field.

Martin Prado joined Freeman with three hits and knocked in a run for Atlanta, which had suffered its first sweep of 2011, dropping three games to the MLB- best Philadelphia Phillies.

Mike Minor (5-2) gave up a grand slam to New York's Jason Bay among seven hits in five innings of work.

Chris Schwinden (0-1), who was making his major-league debut for the Mets, surrendered five runs on eight hits over five frames.

Box Score : Click here

Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 1 (DH) - Game 142

Mets Starting Lineup (Game 1 DH) vs Braves - Game 142

  1. Tejada-SS
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Duda-RF
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Evans-1B
  8. Paulino-C
  9. Schwinden-RHP

Preview: Games 142/143 - Braves at Mets - Double Dip

Atlanta Braves (82-60) at New York Mets (70-71), 4:10 & 7:30 p.m. (DH)

Probable Starting Pitchers: Game 1: Atlanta - Mike Minor (4-2, 4.09) New York - Chris Schwinden (0-0, 0.00)

Game 2: Atlanta - Julio Teheran (0-1, 5.19) New York - Dillon Gee (12-5, 4.48)

The Braves went into their last series hoping to make up ground in the National League East race. Three losses later, the club is facing the reality that its path to the playoffs is through the wild card.

Atlanta hopes to pad its lead for that position today as it visits the New York Mets for a makeup doubleheader stemming from a rain-filled visit a few weekends ago.

The Braves head to Citi Field after getting swept in three games at Philadelphia to begin the week. It marked the first time this season Atlanta was swept in a series of at least three games and dropped the squad 10 1/2 games behind the first-place Phillies in the division.

Atlanta tried to salvage Wednesday's finale, but saw Philadelphia pinch-hitter Ross Gload come through with a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth in a 3-2 defeat.

Though their shot at an NL East title is fading, the Braves do still lead the wild card by 6 1/2 games over the Cardinals.

"You can't walk away from it thinking you played bad or you gave it to them, nothing like that," Atlanta's Chipper Jones said on his team's website. "They just beat us in a really good ballgame. You kind of think, once it gets to be 2-2, because they have the last at-bat, they're going to break through. We'll take our spanking and try to win a doubleheader tomorrow in New York."

The Braves are making the trip to New York after seeing games on Aug. 27 and 28 wiped out due to Hurricane Irene. Mike Minor gets the ball for Atlanta in the first game looking to win a fifth straight decision.

Minor has not lost since May 31 and had won three straight starts before a tough-luck no-decision versus the Dodgers on Saturday. The right-hander gave up just one run over six innings while striking out seven, but Atlanta lost, 2-1, in 10 innings.

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