Showing posts with label Game 143. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 143. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Recap: Game 143 - Nationals (6) at Mets (3) - Werth Powers Over Mets

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N.Y. Mets (64-79)000102000390

W: J. Zimmermann (17-8) L: D. Gee (11-10) S: R. Soriano (40)
HR: WAS - J. Werth (23),A. LaRoche (19),S. Hairston (10)   NYM - None


Jayson Werth kept up his power surge at Citi Field with a home run and two doubles, leading the charging Nationals past the New York Mets 6-3 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.

The Nationals have won six of seven, and have 18 games left this season. They closed within six games of Cincinnati for the final NL wild-card spot.

Jordan Zimmermann wound up with his NL-leading 17th victory and Rafael Soriano closed for his 40th save as Washington tries to make a late run to the postseason.

Zimmermann (17-8) topped the Mets for the first time in five starts this season. He gave up three runs and eight hits in five-plus innings.

Adam LaRoche and pinch-hitter Scott Hairston also homered and Denard Span extended his hitting streak to 21 games. Catcher Wilson Ramos threw out two runners who tried to steal second and lined an RBI single.

Werth has gone 10 for 18 during Washington's winning streak with two homers and five doubles. He's scored five runs and driven in five while raising his batting average to .328.

Werth homered in consecutive games for the fourth time this season. Before this year, he had done it only twice since joining the Nats in 2011.

Matt den Dekker chased Zimmermann with a two-run single in the sixth. Justin Turner doubled and hit an RBI single, but left with tightness in his right hamstring as the Mets lost for the seventh time in nine games.

Dillon Gee (11-10) left in the seventh with the Mets down 4-3. He was trying to beat the Nationals for the fifth time this year -- the only Mets pitchers to defeat an opponent five times in a season are Tom Seaver (Pittsburgh, 1973), Dwight Gooden (Cubs, 1985) and R.A. Dickey (Marlins, 2012).

Game Notes

OF Bryce Harper rejoined the Nationals after being checked in Washington for a sore left hip, and hit some deep drives in batting practice. He sat out, but Johnson said he expects the 20-year-old star can play Wednesday night. He hasn't been in the lineup since being scratched Saturday. "It was nice to be able to get a clear mind," Harper said of the medical checkup. ... Ramos made his 18th straight start, the most by a Nationals catcher since the team started playing in Washington in 2005. Ramos is hitting .419 with 23 RBI in 26 career games vs. the Mets. ... Mets closer Bobby Parnell had surgery on a herniated disk in his neck. Collins said he didn't have a timetable for Parnell's recovery and didn't yet know whether he'd be ready for spring training.

Box Score:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 143

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 143:

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

Preview: Game 143 - Nationals at Mets - Zimmermann vs Gee

Washington Nationals (74-69) at New York Mets (64-78) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Zimmermann (R) 28 16-8 3.306.06-53.909/4@PHIW7.0722-122.12.82
D. Gee (R) 28 11-9 3.536.04-42.519/4@ATLW7.0412-120.23.05


The Mets will try to rebound from horrific loss 9-0 on Monday night. as they will face National's Starter Jordan Zimmermann, who has won a career high 16 games. The Mets will send Dillon Gee (11-9), who has been one of the best pitchers in the NL in the second half.

Zimmermann is only 3-5 in 15 career starts against the Mets and has dropped his last two against New York - including an 11-0 decision on July 26 and a 3-2 verdict on Aug. 30. In those games, he worked a combined 14 1/3 innings while allowing eight runs on 12 hits.

Mets starter Dillon Gee has won four of his last five decisions - including two straight.

The 27-year-old was a 5-2 winner at Atlanta in his most recent outing on Sept. 4 and won at Washington, 3-2, five days prior, while combining to allow three runs on 10 hits in 14 2/3 innings.

He is 7-2 in 11 career meetings with the Nationals, and last lost to them on July 27, when he was tagged for four runs on six hits in seven innings of a 4-1 defeat.

Gee is 4-4 at Citi Field this season and hasn't won there since Aug. 8.

The Nationals won eight of the first 15 games with the Mets in 2013, though New York took two of three in a series from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1.

Mets second basemen Daniel Murphy is 11 for 35 (.314) with 3 HR's off Zimmermann.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Recap: Game 143 - Nationals at Mets - 2 HR's Push Nationals over Mets 2-0

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
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N.Y. Mets (65-78)000000000080
W: J. Lannan (3-0) L: M. Harvey (3-5)
S: D. Storen (2)
HR: WAS - R. Zimmerman (22),I. Desmond (23)   NYM - None

Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond each hit a solo homer to help the Washington Nationals complete a three-game sweep of the New York Mets with a 2-0 decision at Citi Field.

The Nationals swept the Mets at home for the second time this season and took 14 of 18 games overall in the season series.

"You can't take anyone lightly in this league," Zimmerman said. "For us to come in here and our guys throw the ball the way they threw the ball, score some runs and get out of here with three wins was good for us."

Making his first start since Aug. 3, John Lannan (3-0) took Stephen Strasburg's spot in the rotation and kept the Mets scoreless over 5 2/3 innings of work, helping Washington to its 12th win in its last 13 tries at Citi Field. He allowed just five hits and struck out two.

Drew Storen came on to record the final out in the ninth after Sean Burnett gave up singles to Lucas Duda and Andres Torres. With runners on the corners, Storen got pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy to fly out to center to earn his second save of the season.

Even though he posted double-digit strikeouts for the second time in his career, Matt Harvey (3-5) was given no run support and was charged with the loss. The rookie right-hander fanned 10 Nationals, one shy of his career high, but gave up Zimmerman's blast as one of five hits he allowed in five- plus frames.

"I felt good early and then I think I pressed to do too much," Harvey said. "That's a mistake that I regret and need to learn from."

After setting a franchise record on Tuesday for most consecutive home games without scoring more than three runs, New York extended its streak to 13 in Wednesday night's loss.

The Mets' best chance to score came in the bottom of the sixth. David Wright hit a one-out single and Lucas Duda drew a walk with two away. Christian Garcia came in to relieve Lannan and plunked Kelly Shoppach with his first pitch to load the bases. Ike Davis came in to pinch-hit for Jason Bay, but his deep fly ball was tracked down by Bryce Harper to end the inning.

Two innings later, Desmond led off the eighth with a homer to give the Nationals an insurance run. He finished 2-for-3 for the game.

Game Notes

The Nationals won for just second time since the All-Star break when scoring fewer than three runs ... Since Aug. 29, Washington has hit 36 home runs as a team ... The Mets have lost 22 of their previous 26 home games ... Wright extended his hitting streak to seven games.

Box Score:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 143

Duda at 1st
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 143:
  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Scott Hairston, rf
  5. Lucas Duda, 1b
  6. Kelly Shoppach, c
  7. Jason Bay, lf
  8. Andres Torres, cf
  9. Matt Harvey, rhp

Preview: Game 143 - Nationals at Mets - Lannan vs Harvey

Washington Nationals (88-54) at New York Mets (65-77) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Lannan (L) 2 2-0 3.465.20-00.008/3MIAW6.0432-013.03.46
M. Harvey (R) 8 3-4 3.045.20-12.259/4@STLL5.0631-117.13.12

The Washington Nationals have been one of the best teams in baseball and owe a lot of credit to the New York Mets for making that happen.

Washington seeks its second three-game sweep of the Mets this season Wednesday at Citi Field and is 13-4 in the series. The Nationals, who took all three games in New York from July 23-25, are unbeaten in the past seven matchups in Flushing and recorded a 5-3 triumph last night.

Tyler Moore hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning and rookie Bryce Harper finished 4-for-5 with an RBI, as National League East- leading Washington improved to 11-3 in its last 14 games overall. Kurt Suzuki had two hits, a pair of runs scored and an RBI for the Nationals, who are 2-0 on a six-game trip and have a 7 1/2-game lead over Atlanta in the division.

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

Nats starter Jordan Zimmermann tossed five innings and gave up just two runs on six hits in the no-decision. Tom Gorzelanny picked up the win for throwing a scoreless sixth inning and Tyler Clippard registered his 31st save even though he allowed a run in the ninth.

The Nationals are the majors' only team to have a winning record every month this year and own an 8-3 mark this month. They are 38-6 when scoring three or more runs since the All-Star break and will visit the Braves for three games this weekend.

Slugging outfielder Michael Morse is expected to miss a few games with a sore left wrist, and went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts last night. Morse, who is scheduled to undergo an X-ray and MRI, said he has been experiencing issues with the wrist for quite some time and feels he is not helping the team.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Recap: Game 143 - Braves at Mets - Chipper helps Braves sweep Mets

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: J. Teheran (1-1) L: D. Gee (12-6)
HR: ATL - D. Ross (6)   NYM - None

Chipper Jones and David Ross both drove in two runs to help the Atlanta Braves sweep a doubleheader at Citi Field with a 5-1 win over the New York Mets.

Dan Uggla knocked in the other run for the Braves, who held on for a 6-5 victory in the opener to avoid their first four-game losing streak this season.

Julio Teheran (1-1) limited the Mets to one run on five hits and walked a pair over 5 1/3 innings to notch his first win in the majors.

Atlanta leads the NL wild card by 7 1/2 games over St. Louis. The Braves visit the Cardinals for a three-game set beginning Friday.

Dillon Gee (12-6) gave up three runs -- two earned -- on four hits in six-plus innings to absorb the loss for New York.

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Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Game 143 (Game 2 DH)

Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 143 (Game 2 DH):
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-3B
  3. Duda-RF
  4. Bay-LF
  5. Harris-CF
  6. Evans-1B
  7. Thole-C
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Gee-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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