Showing posts with label Game 154. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 154. Show all posts

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 154 - Mets (5) at Phillies (4) - Wright, Murphy Lead Mets to Victory in Rain Shorten Game

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N.Y. Mets (70-84)«0001040570
Philadelphia (71-83)010003x470

W: D. Gee (12-10) L: T. Cloyd (2-6)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (18),D. Murphy (12)   PHI - None


David Wright and Daniel Murphy hit solo home runs and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Saturday night in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain.

Wright connected for the third consecutive game and second straight day since returning from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for more than a month. He has the most homers by any visiting player at Citizens Bank Park with 19.

The Mets have won five of their last six series in Philadelphia.

Murphy broke a 1-all tie with a homer in a four-run sixth. His 12th homer of the season tied a career high set in 2009.

Juan Lagares chased Phillies starter Tyler Cloyd (2-6) from the game with a two-run triple in the sixth. Lagares was 1 for 31 at the plate before the hit.

Dillon Gee (12-10) yielded four runs on seven hits with a walk while going the distance. Three of those runs came in a rain-soaked sixth inning.

Cloyd lasted just five-plus innings for Philadelphia and allowed five runs on six hits, two walks and a hit batsman. In his last four starts, he has surrendered 22 runs in 19 innings.

Domonic Brown singled in the second, made it to third on Darin Ruf's infield hit and scored on a sacrifice fly, barely avoiding catcher Travis d'Arnaud's tag.

Cesar Hernandez, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley hit consecutive doubles in the sixth to spark a three-run inning. Carlos Ruiz picked up an RBI groundout and Utley scored on a wild pitch.

Wright drew a walk with one out in the seventh, heading to first base as the Phillies were already coming off the field because of the rain delay.

The teams played in the rain before the game was halted, and it was called after a wait of 1 hour, 28 minutes.

Game Notes

The Mets said RHP Zack Wheeler will be shut down for the remainder of the year. Wheeler went 7-5 with a 3.42 ERA in his rookie season. ... Collins said Wright will still get his scheduled day off Sunday, despite playing just six innings Saturday. ... Before the game, fans gave a loud ovation for Charlie Manuel, who was not present but received the Phillies' Dallas Green Award for Special Achievement. Manuel won his 1,000th career game as manager days before he was fired on Aug. 16. Rollins and Utley accepted the award in his absence. ... In the series finale and the Phillies' final home game of the year on Sunday, LHP Cliff Lee (14-6, 2.95) will oppose Mets RHP Carlos Torres (3-5, 3.48).

Box Score:

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 154

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 154

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

Preview: Game 154 - Mets at Phillies - Gee vs Cloyd

New York Mets (69-84) at Philadelphia Phillies (71-82) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 30 11-10 3.476.07-54.329/15MIAND7.1601-120.22.18
T. Cloyd (R) 9 2-5 5.065.10-35.739/15@WSHL4.01050-213.08.31


Winners of four of six, the Mets (69-84) are trying to overtake the Phillies (71-82) and finish above fourth in the NL East for the first time since 2008.

Gee (11-10, 3.47 ERA) opened his season in brutal fashion April 9, when he gave up a season-worst seven runs over three innings in Philadelphia. He then was reached for six runs - five earned - in five innings there June 22 but did not get a decision in New York's 8-7 loss.

In each game, the Phillies hit three homers off Gee.

Gee, 0-2 with a 13.26 ERA in his last five appearances at Citizens Bank Park, may fare better with first baseman Ryan Howard sidelined with an inflamed left knee. Howard had three of those home runs and six in 15 lifetime at-bats versus the right-hander.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Recap: Game 154 - Pirates at Mets - Pirates Beat Mets 10-6

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
Pittsburgh (76-78) «4300100021092
N.Y. Mets (70-84)300000300671

W: W. Rodriguez (12-13) L: C. McHugh (0-3)
HR: PIT - P. Alvarez (30),G. Jones (25)   NYM - J. Turner (2),D. Wright (20)

Pedro Alvarez smacked a three-run homer and Garret Jones added a two-run blast to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 10-6 triumph over the New York Mets on Tuesday.

Alvarez finished the game with four RBI and Jones knocked in three while Josh Harrison added two hits and a pair for RBI for the Pirates, who kept their slim playoff hopes alive. Pittsburgh trails the St. Louis Cardinals by 7 1/2 games for the final NL wild card spot.

"I wish that record-wise we would be doing a little better in the standings, but this is just one of those things that when the year is over I'll be able to reflect on," said Alvarez, who hit a career-high 30 homers this year. "But right now we are just trying to win some ball games."

A Cardinals' win or a Pirates' loss will eliminate Pittsburgh from wild card contention.

Wandy Rodriguez (12-13) surrendered three runs on four hits and struck out three over six innings to pick up his third win in five starts. Rodriguez hasn't lost since Aug. 24.

Justin Turner and David Wright hit back-to-back homers and Ruben Tejada had two hits and scored twice for the Mets, who had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Collin McHugh (0-3) was charged with the loss after giving up seven runs on five hits in just 1 1/3 innings.

"I truly believe he has run out of gas," Mets manager Terry Collins said of McHugh. "You accumulate all the innings he has this year, pitching in September for the first time. His stuff is not as crisp as his first outing."

The Pirates raced to a 4-0 lead in the first. With the bases loaded, Gaby Sanchez lined into a force out to score Harrison before Alvarez smoked a three-run homer to left-center field, his 30th of the season.

Turner and Wright cranked back-to-back shots in the home half to make it 4-3. Tejada opened the frame with a single and Turner followed with his second homer of the year. Wright then smacked a solo shot over the center field wall.

Pittsburgh plated three more in the second to push its advantage to 7-3. With two on, Jose Tabata ripped a triple to right-center field before coming around on Turner's fielding error.

The Pirates added one more in the fifth when Alvarez drew a bases loaded walk.

New York's three-run seventh pulled the Mets within 8-6. Andres Torres doubled then scored when Jones bobbled Jose Valdespin's base hit. Following a Tejada walk and a Daniel Murphy groundout, Wright stroked a singled to right-center field to clear the bases.

Wright's base hit tied him with Ed Kranepool atop the Mets all-time hits list with 1,418.

"You would like to do these type of things in wins, but I am proud that I was able to tie it, and hopefully break it tomorrow," Wright said.

Jones' two-run blast in the ninth capped the scoring.

Game Notes

The Pirates are 69-0 when leading after eight innings ... Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has hit safely in seven straight games, and 10 of his last 11 ... The Mets have homered in seven straight games at Citi Field.

Box Score:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Preview: Game 154 - Pirates at Mets - W. Rodriguez vs McHugh

Pittsburgh Pirates (75-78) at New York Mets (70-83) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
W. Rodriguez (L) 31 11-13 3.765.25-53.959/20MILND4.0541-016.24.32
C. McHugh (R) 3 0-2 3.865.00-11.939/10WSHL4.0520-17.24.70

Mid-season trade acquisition Wandy Rodriguez makes his 11th start in a Pittsburgh uniform tonight when the Pirates visit the New York Mets for the second of four games at Citi Field.

A 33-year-old Dominican southpaw, Rodriguez was 7-9 in 21 starts for Houston before the July trade and has since appeared in 11 games - starting 10 - with the Pirates while posting a 3.71 earned run average.

He's won three straight decisions with Pittsburgh in his last five starts, combining to allow 24 hits and 10 runs in 29 2/3 innings in the five games - in which Pittsburgh is 3-2.

Rodriguez last faced the Mets while with Houston on May 2 and emerged with an 8-1 win after allowing a run on six hits in seven innings.

He's 4-2 in eight career starts against New York with a 2.68 ERA.

The Mets oppose Rodriguez with rookie right-hander Collin McHugh, who'll make his sixth attempt at a first career victory.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Recap: Game 154 - Mets at Cardinals - Cards push 6 runs across in 7th for victory

Busch Stadium (St. Louis, Mo.)

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St. Louis (85-69) «00302060x11161

W: O. Dotel (4-3) L: J. Stinson (0-2)
HR: NYM - None   STL - None

Ryan Theriot and Adron Chambers came up big in pinch-hit situations in the seventh, as the playoff-seeking Cardinals scored six two-out runs in the frame to upend the Mets, 11-6.

Theriot doubled in a pair and Chambers hit a bases-loaded triple for St. Louis, which has won six of seven to stay in the NL wild card hunt. The front- running Braves also won on Tuesday, keeping St. Louis 2 1/2 games behind.

"I'm just happy I was able to come up here and help out," said Chambers. "I bet any of these guys in here would love to be in that situation, to get the big hit and get the win."

Albert Pujols went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and another driven in, while Lance Berkman added two hits and two RBI to offset Edwin Jackson's rough start.

Angel Pagan had three hits and an RBI to lead New York, which did St. Louis a favor over the weekend by taking two of three in Atlanta.

"It's the same thing we've been watching all year," said New York manager Terry Collins. "We battle back and then we give it right back."

The opener of this three-game set was decided by the bullpens after Jackson and Mike Pelfrey each gave up five runs. Jackson only last five frames and yielded nine hits and four walks, while Pelfrey lasted six despite allowing 10 hits.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Cardinals - Game 154

Harris in for Bay
Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 154:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Pagan-CF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-RF
  5. Harris-LF
  6. Evans-1B
  7. Thole-C
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Pelfrey-RHP

Preview: Game 154 - Mets at Cards - Cards looking for Wild Card Birth

New York Mets (73-80) at St. Louis Cardinals (84-69), 8:15 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Mike Pelfrey (7-12, 4.48) St. Louis - Edwin Jackson (12-9, 3.71)

St. Louis righty Edwin Jackson gets his first career start against the New York Mets tonight as the late-streaking Cardinals continue a playoff push in the opener of a three-game set at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals come into the series after taking three of four from the Philadelphia Phillies to move within 2 1/2 games of the Atlanta Braves for the lead in the National League wild card chase.

The Braves lost their second in a row and seventh in 10 games on Monday in Florida.

Jackson, who began the season with the Chicago White Sox, came to the Cardinals in a trade deadline deal and has been solid in 10 starts. He's won five of seven decisions in the NL, including three in a row over five starts since Aug. 20.

He was a 3-2 winner at Pittsburgh in his most recent outing Sept. 14, allowing two earned runs and walking none with five strikeouts.

The 28-year-old, born in what was then West Germany, is 60-60 in 120 career decisions over 200 big-league appearances - but he's never faced the Mets.

New York counters with right-hander Mike Pelfrey, who's dropped off from 15 wins last season. The former first-round draft pick is winless in four starts since Aug. 24, when he downed Philadelphia, 7-4 with six innings of three-run ball.

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