Showing posts with label Game 148. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 148. Show all posts

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 148 (GM2) - Marlins (1) at Mets (3) - Duda, Murphy Go Long, Dice-K Pitches Well


Recap:

Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two hits over seven innings and the New York Mets got back-to-back homers from Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda to beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Saturday night for a doubleheader split.

Matsuzaka (1-3) plunked Placido Polanco twice in the nightcap, but other than that the Japanese right-hander was in complete control en route to his first major league win in more than a year.

Pitching one day after his 33rd birthday, Matsuzaka suddenly was a model of efficiency. Working much quicker than before, he threw first-pitch strikes to 21 of 26 batters and needed only 73 pitches to get through six innings.

The only hits Matsuzaka gave up were Justin Ruggiano's 17th homer in the fourth and Adeiny Hechavarria's two-out single in the seventh. After a visit from pitching coach Dan Warthen, Matsuzaka threw a called third strike past Rob Brantly with runners at the corners.

When the Marlins opened the eighth with a pinch hitter, Matsuzaka walked off to a warm ovation and tipped his cap to the few fans remaining. It was his first big league win since Aug. 27, 2012, with Boston against Kansas City. He entered 1-10 in his past 16 major league starts.

Pedro Feliciano and Vic Black combined on a one-hit eighth. LaTroy Hawkins got three outs for his 10th save.

Murphy and Duda homered to start the third against Jacob Turner (3-7), who fell to 0-6 in his last 11 starts. Duda also hit a three-run shot Friday night that put the Mets ahead to stay.

Murphy singled in the first and stole second before Wilmer Flores snapped a 1-for-26 slide with an RBI single.

Game Notes

The Marlins lead the season series 11-7 ... Miami went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position and stranded six, while New York went 1-for-6 with RISP and left seven men on.

Box Score:

Saturday, September 14, 2013

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
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
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
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
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

Preview:

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.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Recap: Game 148 - Phillies at Mets - Mets Get Edjin'd Out, Losing Continues at Citi 3-2


Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
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W: J. Horst (2-0) L: J. Edgin (1-2)
S: J. Papelbon (36)
HR: PHI - J. Rollins (22),R. Howard (11)   NYM - D. Wright (18)

Recap:
Philadelphia turned to one of its mainstays to keep its tenuous playoff hopes alive.

Ryan Howard answered the call in a big way.

Howard's two-out, two-run home run in the top of the ninth turned a crippling defeat into a necessary victory, as the Phillies downed the New York Mets, 3-2, in the second contest of a three-game set at Citi Field.

Chase Utley worked a two-out walk against Josh Edgin (1-2) then Howard crushed a belt-high fastball high into the night. It finally landed just above the facade of the upper deck in right to give the Phillies the lead. The home run made a winner of Jeremy Horst (2-0) and Jonathan Papelbon navigated the ninth for his 36th save.

Before Howard's heroics, the game belonged to Mets starter Matt Harvey, who surrendered only Jimmy Rollins' leadoff home run and three walks along with seven strikeouts in seven innings. The rally also moved the Phillies past the Pittsburgh Pirates and into fifth place in the National League wild card standings, 3 1/2 games behind St. Louis for the second wild card berth. The Cardinals are currently hosting Houston.

Cole Hamels kept the Phillies in the game with six solid frames, surrendering two runs on six hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk. He reached the 200- strikeout milestone in the fifth, but failed to reach 15 wins in the process, a mark he achieved in 2007.

David Wright hit a solo home run in the sixth, while Ruben Tejada finished with three hits. Scott Hairston and Ike Davis finished with two hits apiece for the Mets, who lost their fourth straight game.

The cool game-time temperature and breeze blowing in toward home plate didn't bother Rollins in the first. The Phillies leadoff hitter jumped on a fastball, driving the game's fifth pitch just over the wall in right field to give the visitors an early lead.

All was quiet for Hamels until he ran into two-out issues in the third. Tejada slapped his second straight single to left, stole second and took advantage of Juan Pierre's poor arm to score on Daniel Murphy's base hit to left.

Hamels gave up a pair of hits -- Hairston's double and Davis' infield single -- to start the fourth, but he struck out the next two batters and induced a fly out off Andres Torres' bat to escape any damage.

The Mets took the lead in the sixth, as Wright showcased his strength, blasting a 400-foot shot against the wind to the opposite field in right- center for his 27th career home run against the Phillies.

New York was in search of some insurance in the eighth, loading the bases with one out, but Torres grounded into a double play to end the threat.

That proved costly after Howard's long blast in the ninth, his first home run off a left-handed relief pitcher all season. It was also Howard's first career go-ahead home run with two outs in the ninth inning.

Game Notes

Murphy has a MLB-leading 24 hits against Philadelphia this season ... The make-up game from Tuesday's rainout will take place Thursday with Tyler Cloyd on the mound for the Phillies against Jeremy Hefner for the Mets ... Howard's home run was his 11th of the season and his first in September ... Howard was also hitless in his last 18 at-bats versus lefties prior to the home run.

Box Score:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Preview: Game 148 - Phillies at Mets - Hamels vs Harvey


Philadelphia Phillies (74-74) at New York Mets (66-81) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
C. Hamels (L) 28 15-6 3.066.19-33.249/14@HOUW7.0731-020.03.60
M. Harvey (R) 9 3-5 2.925.20-22.129/12WSHL5.0511-216.13.31

Preview:
Philadelphia lefty Cole Hamels can stay unbeaten since early August on Wednesday when the Phillies visit Citi Field for the second test of a weather-altered three-game series with the New York Mets.

Tuesday's scheduled second game was postponed by rain and will be made up Thursday. Philadelphia's Tyler Cloyd, who'd been set to start tonight, will be pushed to Thursday and will be opposed by New York's Jeremy Hefner.

Hamels, a first-round draft pick back in 2002, hasn't lost since dropping a 3-0 decision at Washington on Aug. 2 after allowing two earned runs in seven innings.

He's 4-0 in seven starts since while trimming an already respectable earned run average from 3.27 to 3.06.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Recap: Game 148 - Nationals at Mets - Zimmerman singles past Mets


Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: C. Stammen (1-1) L: D. Thayer (0-2)
S: D. Storen (36)
HR: WAS - None   NYM - None

Ryan Zimmerman singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, sending the Nationals past the Mets, 3-2, in the second meeting of a four-game series.

Rick Ankiel and Michael Morse each drove in a run for Washington, which has won four of its last five, including Monday's series opener by the same score.

Craig Stammen (1-1) earned the win in relief of starter Chien-Ming Wang, who gave up two runs on nine hits over five innings.

Dillon Gee lasted 5 2/3 frames and was charged with two runs on six hits for New York, which has dropped four straight.

Box Score: Click Here

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Game 148 - Nationals at Mets


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 148   
  1. Jose Reyes, ss
  2. Ruben Tejada, 2b
  3. Lucas Duda, rf
  4. David Wright, 3b
  5. Angel Pagan, cf
  6. Willie Harris, lf
  7. Nick Evans, 1b
  8. Josh Thole, c
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp
Game Notes:  Jason Bay is not in the starting lineup because right shoulder is barking after attempting another diving catch last series.

Dillon Gee vs Nationals: Gee never losses his touch vs Nationals


Washington Nationals Career statistics vs. Dillon Gee (Career 3-0 3.08 ERA)
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Rick Ankiel3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Roger Bernadina9 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .111 .111 .444 .556
Brian Bixler0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Alex Cora4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
Ian Desmond10 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 .200 .273 .500 .773
Danny Espinosa9 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .250 .000 .250
Jesus Flores2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Jonny Gomes0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000
Adam LaRoche3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Chris Marrero2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Michael Morse7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .250 .143 .393
Laynce Nix5 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533
Wilson Ramos4 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 .250 .500 .500 1.000
Ivan Rodriguez2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Jayson Werth10 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 .200 .333 .200 .533
Ryan Zimmerman9 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .222 .300 .222 .522
Totals791320251118.165.287.266.553

Dillon Gee has won his last 3 starts (career) vs the Nationals. The Nats are just hitting .165 vs him.

Preview : Game 148 - Nationals at Mets - Gee tries to remain unbeaten against Nationals


Washington Nationals (68-77) at New York Mets (71-76), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Washington - Chien-Ming Wang (2-3, 4.43) New York - Dillon Gee (12-6, 4.42)

Second-year phenom Dillon Gee can stay unbeaten in his brief career against the Washington Nationals tonight when the New York Mets play the second of four games at Citi Field.

Washington won the opener on Monday when Steve Lombardozzi singled in the go- ahead run in the seventh inning of a 3-2 triumph.

Wilson Ramos went 2-for-4 and drove in a run for the Nationals, who have won three of four.

Todd Coffey (5-1) struck out the reigning NL Player of the Week, Jason Bay, to strand two runners in the sixth, earning the win behind Ross Detwiler.

Mets starter 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.

Gee, a 25-year-old Texas native, is 3-0 in four career starts against Washington, including an 8-5 win at Nationals Park on July 29.

In that game, Gee allowed two earned runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings, walking four batters and striking out five.

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