Showing posts with label Game 147. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 147. Show all posts

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Recap: Game 147 (GM1) - Marlins (3) at Mets (0) - Mets shut out in opener

Miami (55-93)«000101010360
N.Y. Mets (66-82)000000000040

W: H. Alvarez (4-4) L: C. Torres (3-5) S: S. Cishek (30)
HR: MIA - D. Solano (3)   NYM - None


The Marlins' 2B Donovan Solano got some payback after he was hit by two pitches, launching a home run and making two terrific defensive plays that sent Henderson Alvarez and the Miami Marlins past the New York Mets 3-0 in the opener of a doubleheader Saturday.

Logan Morrison drove in two runs, one on a line drive off Frank Francisco's right hand that knocked the oft-injured reliever out of the game. Alvarez (4-4) pitched four-hit ball over seven innings for his second win against the Mets this year.

New York dropped to 3-10 in September and 6-11 this season against the Marlins, who have the NL's worst record at 55-92. The defeat ensured the Mets' fifth straight losing season since Citi Field opened.

Alvarez, who beat New York 3-2 on July 31, struck out five and walked none to help the Marlins win for the 12th time in 40 games.

Chad Qualls worked a perfect eighth and Steve Cishek struck out three for his 30th save in 32 attempts. He has converted 25 in a row.

Carlos Torres (3-5) hit Solano with pitches in his first two plate appearances, the first one near wrist and the next time on the left shoulder. Solano looked pretty irritated by the second one, but  his  catcher Travis d'Arnaud and plate umpire Tim Welke quickly stepped in front of him and there was no trouble.

Solano exacted the best sort of revenge with a leadoff homer against Torres in the sixth to make it 2-0. The second baseman also robbed Omar Quintanilla twice, making a diving play to thwart a fifth-inning rally and a sliding stop to save a run in the seventh.

The traditional doubleheader was scheduled to make up a June 7 rainout. With both teams fading at the bottom of the NL East, it promised to be a long day for both players and the hearty fans who showed up on a pleasant late afternoon.

Frank Francisco immediately left the game in obvious pain when he was struck by a line drive by Logan Morrison, he was sent for X-rays. The team said he had a bruised hand. The right-hander had been out all season following elbow surgery until he was activated last weekend.

Game Notes

Six games into this 11-game home-stand, the Mets have been out-homered, 16-2 ... Christian Yelich went 2-for-3 with a run scored ... Matt den Dekker had two New York's hits ... Miami was just 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins (GM1) - Game 147

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins (GM1) - Game 147

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Mike Baxter, rf
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Zach Lutz, 3b
  6. Matt den Dekker, cf
  7. Travis d’Arnaud, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Carlos Torres, rhp

The Mets have flipped starting pitchers, with Carlos Torres handling the 4:10 p.m. opener and Daisuke Matsuzaka getting the nightcap.

Preview: (DH) Games 147/148 - Marlins at Mets - G1 - Alvarez vs Dice-K - G2 - Turner vs Torres

Miami Marlins (54-92) at New York Mets (65-81) 4:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
H. Alvarez (R) 13 3-4 4.346.01-03.869/9ATLL4.0551-111.26.94
D. Matsuzaka (R) 4 0-3 8.005.20-28.689/8@CLEND5.2310-213.07.62

Miami Marlins (54-92) at New York Mets (65-81) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Turner (R) 18 3-6 3.435.10-43.389/8WSHL4.0950-215.15.87
C. Torres (R) 6 3-4 3.535.03-12.439/9WSHL4.0561-217.25.09


The Mets and Marlins will open a double-header today at 4PM. The four pitchers scheduled to take the mound for Saturday's doubleheader have combined to win nine games this season.

Last in the NL East and 33 1/2 games out of first place, the Marlins will have a pair of young right-handers take the mound today.

Up first will be 23-year-old Henderson Alvarez, who is 3-4 with a 4.34 earned run average in 13 starts this season. He is coming off a loss to Atlanta on Monday, when he gave up five runs in the fourth inning to end his outing.

The right-hander has just one win in his last seven starts since beating the Mets on July 31 with a season-high 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball.

Set to follow Alvarez will be 22-year-old Jacob Turner, the ninth overall pick of the 2009 draft by Detroit.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Recap: Game 147 - Phillies at Mets - Lee Outlasts Dickey, Mets Lose 3-1

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
Philadelphia (74-74) «100010100360
N.Y. Mets (66-81)000010000171
W: C. Lee (6-7) L: R. Dickey (18-6)
S: J. Papelbon (35)
HR: PHI - J. Rollins (21),D. Brown (4)   NYM - None

Jimmy Rollins and Domonic Brown clubbed solo home runs to back a masterful Cliff Lee, as the Philadelphia Phillies posted a 3-1 win over the New York Mets in the opener of a three-game set at Citi Field.

Lee (6-7) continued his recent hot stretch on the mound, limiting the Mets to one run on seven hits over eight innings. He walked one and struck out 10.

The left-hander has allowed just four earned runs while going 4-0 over his last five starts.

Jonathan Papelbon worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his 35th save of the season.

The Phillies are trying to shake off a disappointing series in Houston, where they dropped three of four to the MLB-worst Astros on the heels of a seven- game winning streak.

With Monday's triumph, Philadelphia moved to within 3 1/2 games of the idle St. Louis Cardinals for the National League's second wild-card spot.

R.A. Dickey (18-6) gave up three runs -- two earned -- on five hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in seven innings for New York, which resumed its struggles at home.

The Mets have lost seven straight as the host and haven't scored more than three runs in 14 consecutive home games, a franchise record. They have dropped nine of 10 overall.

The Phillies scored a first-inning run without a hit. Rollins struck out to begin the game, but reached on a passed ball. An errant pickoff attempt moved Rollins to second and he took third on a groundout before Chase Utley brought him home with a sacrifice fly.

A replay review awarded Rollins his 21st home run, a one-out blast in the fifth, but the Mets got on the board in the home half of the inning.

Mike Nickeas, batting eighth in the New York lineup, surprised the Phillies defense with a perfectly placed bunt. A Dickey sacrifice advanced Nickeas into scoring position and he wound up scoring on Daniel Murphy's two-out single, a blooper over the head of Rollins.

Brown went deep leading off the seventh.

Game Notes

Lee recorded his 1,500th career strikeout in the bottom of the second inning ... Dickey (205) became the fifth Mets pitcher in the last 20 years to reach 200 strikeouts in a season. He joined Johan Santana (2008), Pedro Martinez (2005), Al Leiter (2000) and David Cone (1992) ... The Mets signed a two-year player development contract with the Las Vegas 51s. The Pacific Coast League club will serve as the Mets' new Triple-A affiliate.

Box Score:

Monday, September 17, 2012

Preview: Game 147 - Phillies at Mets - Dickey Opens Homestand, Looking for #19

Philadelphia Phillies (73-74) at New York Mets (66-80) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Lee (L) 26 5-7 3.366.13-22.999/12MIAW7.0402-020.10.89
R. Dickey (R) 29 18-5 2.686.08-22.559/11WSHL7.0832-122.21.99

A perennial Cy Young Award candidate takes on one of the front-runners in the 2012 National League field when the Philadelphia Phillies visit the New York Mets for the first of a three-game series.

The Phillies start the set with left-hander Cliff Lee, the 2008 Cy Young winner in the American League and a two-time top-10 finisher for the honor in the AL (2005, 2010) along with a third-place finish in the NL in 2011.

New York counters with knuckleballing righty R.A. Dickey, who's already won a career-best 18 games and is considered among the top contenders for the 2012 award along with Washington's Gio Gonzalez and Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto.

Lee is 3-1 in seven career starts against the Mets with a stingy 2.25 earned run average across 48 innings while posting a .233 batting average.

He began the season with just one win in his initial seven starts, but has since won four of the last five across nine starts while trimming his ERA from 3.95 to 3.36.

In his last game, against Miami on Sept. 12, he tossed seven innings and allowed an unearned run in seven innings of a 3-1 defeat of the Marlins.

He's lasted at least seven innings in eight of his last 10 starts, in which the Phillies have gone 7-3.

For the Mets, Dickey, who entered the season with 41 wins in 204 big-league appearances, got win No. 18 of 2012 with a 6-2 victory at St. Louis on Sept. 5.

He allowed two runs on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings of the victory, in which he walked one batter and struck out five.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Recap: Game 147 - Nationals at Mets - Nats sneak past Mets

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

Washington (68-77) «0000111003100
N.Y. Mets (71-76)000002000231

W: T. Coffey (5-1) L: R. Dickey (8-12)
S: D. Storen (35)
HR: WAS - None   NYM - None

Steve Lombardozzi singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, sending the Nationals past the Mets, 3-2, in the opener of a four-game series.

Wilson Ramos went 2-for-4 and drove in a run for Washington, which has won three of its last four.

R.A. Dickey (8-12) yielded three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits in the loss, New York's third straight. The knuckleballer fanned seven in as many innings.

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Game 147 - Nationals at Mets

Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 147:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Duda-RF
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Evans-1B
  8. Nickeas-C
  9. Dickey-RHP

Preview : Game 147 - Nationals at Mets - Dickey tries for 4th win in a row

Washington Nationals (67-77) at New York Mets (71-75), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Washington - Ross Detwiler (2-5, 3.83) New York - R.A. Dickey (8-11, 3.47)

After a rough start to the season, knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is flashing the form that earned him the first multi-year contract of his career last offseason.

Dickey hopes to win a fourth straight start this evening as the New York Mets open a four-game series with the visiting Washington Nationals one night after an emotional and lengthy evening at Citi Field.

The 36-year-old Dickey is riding a career-high string of nine straight quality starts and his current winning streak has seen him sandwich a pair of wins over the Marlins around a 7-3 triumph in Washington on Sept. 2.

The righty held the Nationals to three runs over six innings on that day, then limited the Marlins to four hits over seven scoreless innings five days later. Dickey upped his record to 8-11 on the season with a 3.47 earned run average.

"His job is to keep us in the game and do the best he can to give our team a chance to win and he's done that all year," said Mets manager Terry Collins.

Dickey, who is 2-3 with a 4.18 ERA lifetime versus the Nats, takes the hill one night after the Mets held a remembrance ceremony for those lost in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. Members of the New York City Police Department, New York City Fire Department, and many other first responders participated in the event, during which a 300-foot by 100-foot American flag was unfurled.

That led into the rubber match of a three-game set with the Cubs, but the Mets would strand 15 runners on base, including three apiece in the ninth and 10th innings, in a 10-6 loss in 11 innings.

"That's baseball," Mets outfielder Jason Bay said. "But it was a little bit different today."

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