Showing posts with label Game 153. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 153. Show all posts

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 153 - Mets (6) at Phillies (4) - Wright Homers in first AB off DL

N.Y. Mets (69-84)«3011001006101
Philadelphia (71-82)000400000451

W: D. Matsuzaka (2-3) L: C. Hamels (8-14) S: L. Hawkins (11)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (17)   PHI - None


The Captain David Wright homered, Daniel Murphy had three hits and Daisuke Matsuzaka earned his second straight victory in New York's 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

The Mets jumped on Cole Hamels for three runs in the first. After Young led off with a bloop double that bounded off the glove of diving right fielder John Mayberry Jr. and Murphy singled, Wright homered in his first at-bat since being placed on the disabled list Aug. 3 with a strained right hamstring.

Eric Young Jr. singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Mets, who have won four of seven.

Darin Ruf doubled and drove in a pair of runs for Philadelphia, which has lost four of seven.

LaTroy Hawkins pitched a scoreless ninth for his 11th save in 14 opportunities. Hawkins got some help when a retreating Juan Lagares made a leaping, one-handed catch in front of the wall in center to rob Ruf of extra bases leading off the inning.

The homer moved Wright past Mike Piazza into second on the club's career list with 221 homers. Darryl Strawberry is No. 1 with 252.

New York added lone runs in the third and fourth on RBI singles by Andrew Brown and Young, respectively, before the Phillies scored four times in the bottom of the fourth to pull within 5-4. Ruf did the bulk of the damage with a two-run double. Hamels also drove in a run with a groundout to first.

But the Mets got an insurance run in the seventh on Josh Satin's RBI groundout.

Matsuzaka (2-3) pitched six innings, allowing four runs on four hits with six strikeouts and three walks.

Hamels (8-14) lost for the first time since July 26. The left-hander entered Friday 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA in the nine starts since his last defeat. But he left after seven subpar innings, giving up six runs on 10 hits with eight strikeouts and no walks.

Game Notes

Wright's homer was his 18th at Citizens Bank Park, matching his total at Atlanta's Turner Field for his most in road ballparks.. Besides Wright, the Mets activated Wilfredo Tovar before Friday's game. Tovar hit .263 with four homers and 36 RBIs in 133 games with Double-A Binghamton this season.. Young stole his 40th base of the season and MLB-leading 24th since the All-Star break.. The series continues Saturday night when New York right-hander Dillon Gee (11-10, 3.47 ERA) faces Phillies right-hander Tyler Cloyd (2-5, 5.06).

Box Score:

Friday, September 20, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 153

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 153

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Josh Satin, 1b
  5. Andrew Brown, rf
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Daisuke Matsuzaka, rhp

Preview: Game 153 - Mets at Phillies - Matsuzaka vs Hamels

New York Mets (68-84) at Philadelphia Phillies (71-81) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Matsuzaka (R) 5 1-3 6.125.20-17.279/14MIAW7.0211-115.24.60
C. Hamels (L) 31 8-13 3.486.13-63.559/14@WSHW6.0832-021.02.57


The Philadelphia Phillies have reached their final home series of the season and will entertain the rival New York Mets Friday in the opener of a three-game set from Citizens Bank Park.

Cole Hamels and the Phillies seek their eighth win in 10 home games Friday night when David Wright is expected to be back in the lineup for the Mets.

Wright, who leads the team with a .309 average and .904 OPS, was batting .385 during a six-game hitting streak when he suffered a high-grade right hamstring strain in early August. Following a seven-week absence, the All-Star third baseman appears ready to help the Mets (68-84) in the opener of this three-game series.

It might be perfect timing since Wright is 15 for 38 with three home runs and nine RBIs during a nine-game hitting streak against Philadelphia (71-81). He's also 8 for 20 with two homers and seven RBIs when facing Hamels the past two seasons.

Hamels (8-13, 3.48 ERA) has been on a roll lately, going 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA while limiting opponents to a .220 batting average in nine starts since his last loss July 26. The Phillies have won the left-hander's last seven outings.

Now he'll try to add to an outstanding stretch by Philadelphia starters, who have a 2.79 ERA in victories during a 7-2 home stretch.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 153 - Pirates at Mets - Ike Davis hits two HRs in 6-2 win

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
Pittsburgh (75-78)000000011280
N.Y. Mets (70-83) «00024000x660
W: J. Mejia (1-1) L: K. McPherson (0-2)
HR: PIT - None   NYM - I. Davis (29),I. Davis (30)

Ike Davis hit two homers and knocked in five runs to lead the New York Mets to a 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday at Citi Field.

Davis smacked a two-run blast and a three-run shot in consecutive innings for the Mets, who have won four games in a row after losing five straight.

Making his second start of the season, Jenrry Mejia (1-1) tossed five scoreless for New York, but manager Terry Collins capped the 22-year-old's night after throwing 96 pitches. He allowed just four hits and struck out four to earn his first major league win.

Kyle McPherson's (0-2) start lasted just 4 1/3 innings after putting two runners on in the fifth. He surrendered Davis' first homer and was charged with four runs on four hits. He struck out three.

Garrett Jones and Jose Tabata each drove in a run for Pittsburgh, which has dropped a woeful 18 of its last 23 games.

After Davis' two-run homer in the fourth, Josh Thole led off the fifth with a walk. Fred Lewis singled two batters later before David Wright singled to left to plate Thole. Davis then strolled to the plate and stroked his 30th homer of the season to give the Mets a 6-0 lead.

Since snapping their 16 consecutive game streak of scoring three runs or fewer at home on Friday, the Mets have been scorching hot at the plate. In the last four games, the Mets have scored 20 runs, just one short of the total amount that they produced during that disastrous stretch.

The Mets pieced together the final four innings with six different pitchers out of the bullpen. They allowed just two runs on four hits as a collective unit.

Andrew McCutchen drilled a line drive to center for a triple in the eighth and came around to score on Jones' base hit. After Michael McKenry walked and advanced to second on defensive indifference in the ninth, Tabata drove him in with a single over the head of Daniel Murphy to score Pittsburgh's final run.

Game Notes

The Mets' four-game winning streak at home is their longest since winning four in a row from June 18-22 ... Wright is just two hits shy of tying Ed Kranepool for the most in franchise history ... The Pirates' pitching staff is just three strikeouts shy of tying their club record for most in a season after striking out seven on Monday.

Box Score:

Monday, September 24, 2012

Preview: Game 153 - Pirates at Mets - Mejia gets the start for Mets

Pittsburgh Pirates (75-77) at New York Mets (69-83) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
K. McPherson (R) 1 0-1 2.254.10-02.709/19MILL4.1720-17.13.68
J. Mejia (R) 1 0-1 9.003.10-03.009/15@MILL3.0650-16.09.00

Rookie right-hander Kyle McPherson makes the second start of his career Monday when the Pittsburgh Pirates visit the New York Mets at Citi Field to open a four-game series.

The 24-year-old native of Alabama was a 14th-round pick of the Pirates in 2007 and debuted in the majors with a scoreless two-inning relief outing against the San Diego Padres on Aug. 20.

He allowed just two runs in 11 2/3 innings over seven relief outings through Sept. 14, then was beaten, 3-1, in his initial start against Milwaukee five days later after giving up two runs on seven hits.

In 16 combined innings of work, he's allowed an opposition batting average of .267, walked three batters and struck out 13.

McPherson split time at Double-A and Triple-A this season prior to his callup, going 3-6 with a 3.22 earned run average in 67 innings.

He's opposed by righty Jenrry Mejia, who'll also start for the second time this season.

The 22-year-old Dominican made three starts in 33 appearances while posting a 4.62 ERA in 39 innings for the Mets in 2011.

He debuted in the majors this season on Sept. 3 and threw two innings of one- run relief against Atlanta, then dropped a 9-6 decision at Milwaukee eight days later after allowing five runs on six hits in three innings.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happy Recap: Game 153 - Mets at Braves - Duda hits one high and deep, Acosta earns 2nd save

Turner Field (Atlanta, Ga.)

N.Y. Mets «000400021781
W: T. Byrdak (2-0) L: J. Venters (6-2)
S: M. Acosta (2)
HR: NYM - L. Duda (10)   ATL - A. Gonzalez (14)

Ruben Tejada's RBI single in the eighth inning put the Mets ahead for good as New York took a 7-5 victory over the Braves in the rubber match of this three-game series.

Tejada had two hits and knocked in four runs as the Mets won for the second time in three games.

Tim Byrdak (2-0) got the win in relief of starter Dillon Gee, who lasted 4 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and five walks.

Jonny Venters (6-2) gave up the deciding runs to take the loss. Brandon Beachy allowed four runs on five hits and five hits while striking out eight through 4 1/3 innings in the start for Atlanta.

Alex Gonzalez homered for the Braves, who have lost six of their last nine games and sit four games ahead of the Cardinals for the NL Wild Card.

St. Louis will play the Philadelphia Phillies later on Sunday.

Box Score: Click here

Today's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Braves - Game 153

Tejada leading off, Reyes off
Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 153:
  1. Tejada-SS
  2. Pridie-CF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-RF
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Evans-1B
  7. Thole-C
  8. Turner-2B
  9. Gee-RHP

Preview: Game 153 - Mets at Braves - Dillon Gee tries to beat unbeatable Beachy

Beachy has not lost in about 2 months
New York Mets (72-80) at Atlanta Braves (87-65), 1:35 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Dillon Gee (12-6, 4.37) Atlanta - Brandon Beachy (7-2, 3.43)

Brandon Beachy hasn't lost in about two months, and today the Atlanta righty hopes to move the Braves closer to securing the National League wild card berth.

The Braves won 1-0 yesterday against the New York Mets on the strength of a Chipper Jones RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning. The victory, coupled with St. Louis' loss at Philadelphia, widened Atlanta's lead to 4 1/2 games over the Cardinals in the wild card standings. Last night's result at Citizens Bank Park also officially eliminated Atlanta from winning the NL East, but now the Braves can focus on making the playoffs for a second straight season after a four-year break.

Despite not garnering a decision in each of his last three starts, Beachy is unbeaten in his last 10 appearances (4-0) and hasn't lost since July 19 at Colorado. The Braves have been on the losing end in each of his last three outings. This will be his first game vs. the Mets.

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