Showing posts with label Game 155. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 155. Show all posts

Monday, September 23, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 155 - Mets (4) at Phillies (3) - Tovar's First MLB Hit delivers Mets to Victory and Sweep in Series

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W: C. Torres (4-5) L: C. Lee (14-7) S: L. Hawkins (12)
HR: NYM - None   PHI - None


Wilfredo Tovar knocked in two runs with a single in the seventh to put the Mets ahead by one with his first major-league hit -- off Cliff Lee no less.

Carlos Torres (4-5) struck out six in six innings for New York and allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks.

Cliff Lee (14-7)gave up three runs, two earned, and eight hits in seven innings. He struck out eight without a walk in Philadelphia's final home game of the season.

LaTroy Hawkins nailed down a landmark save -- No. 100 in his long career as a major-league reliever.

The 40-year-old right-hander finished off New York's 4-3 win over Philadelphia on Sunday, striking out Jimmy Rollins to end it and pull the Mets into a tie for third place with the Phillies in the NL East.

Domonic Brown put the Phillies ahead in the sixth with a one-out RBI single that made it 2-1, but the Phillies missed a chance to add on, leaving the bases loaded.

After Kevin Frandsen hit an RBI double in the second inning, the Mets' Andrew Brown answered with an RBI groundout in the fourth.

Cody Asche struck out with the tying run on third in the eighth. Philadelphia pulled within one when Carlos Ruiz tagged and scored from third on a foul-ball pop up by Darin Ruf.

The Phillies fell to 18-17 under Sandberg.

Game Notes

The Mets won the season series over the Phillies, 10-9. ... The Phillies eclipsed the 3-million mark in attendance for the seventh straight season in their final home game Sunday, finishing with a total gate count of 3,012,403. Philadelphia led the major leagues in attendance in 2011 and 2012. ... Mets manager Terry Collins gave 3B David Wright the day off Sunday after Wright played the first two games of the series. New York activated Wright from the disabled list Friday. ... The Phillies finished the year with a home record 43-38. ...

Box Score:

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 155

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 155

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. Andrew Brown, rf
  5. Lucas Duda, 1b
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Wilfredo Tovar, ss
  9. Carlos Torres, rhp

Preview: Game 155 - Mets at Phillies - Torres vs Lee

New York Mets (70-84) at Philadelphia Phillies (71-83) 1:35 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Torres (R) 7 3-5 3.395.00-34.649/14MIAL6.0320-212.06.00
C. Lee (L) 29 14-6 2.956.17-43.409/16MIAW8.0823-024.01.88


The Mets can win their fourth straight meeting with the Phillies on Sunday in Philadelphia, though they'll have to overcome the dominant Cliff Lee.

A win Sunday would mark the Mets' fourth straight win in the overall series, something they haven't accomplished since April 2008. Saturday's result also brought them within one game of the third-place Phillies (71-83) as New York, which has won five of seven, tries to avoid its fifth straight fourth-place finish in the NL East.

Wright is batting .413 with five homers and 12 RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak against the Phillies, and is 8 for 28 off with seven strikeouts lifetime against Lee (14-6, 2.95 ERA).

The left-hander is 4-0 with a 2.05 ERA in his last six starts, including a win in New York on Aug. 26, his second victory in three matchups this year.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 155 - Pirates at Mets - Mets Shut Out Pirates 6-0

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
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W: J. Hefner (3-7) L: J. Locke (0-3)
HR: PIT - None   NYM - None

Ruben Tejada went 4-for-5 with two RBI and rookie Jeremy Hefner threw seven scoreless innings, as the New York Mets blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-0, in the third edition of a four-game series at Citi Field.

Hefner (3-7) allowed three hits and matched his career-best total for strikeouts in a game with seven -- along with posting four 1-2-3 innings.

For Hefner, it was a nice rebound from his last outing, when he allowed seven runs without recording an out in the first inning of an eventual 16-1 loss to the Phillies six days ago.

Andres Torres also had a nice night at the plate for New York, going 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and two runs scored.

Daniel Murphy, Scott Hairston and Kelly Shoppach each contributed an RBI for the Mets, who have won five of their last six.

Jeff Locke (0-3), making his ninth career start, took the loss for Pittsburgh, throwing just 3 2/3 innings and allowing five runs on nine hits. Locke struck out five and walked one in the defeat, which officially eliminated the Pirates from playoff contention.

After managing only a single and a walk in the first two innings, the Mets' lineup got to work against Locke in the bottom of the third.

Tejada singled and stole second, then scored the game's first run when Murphy knocked a single of his own back up the middle to center field.

Wright followed by dribbling an infield single towards third, which allowed Murphy to come around and score on a throwing error by third baseman Pedro Alvarez. Wright then crossed home on a double by Scott Hairston, who later scored himself on a Shoppach single to make the score 4-0.

Tejada came through with an RBI single in the fourth, hitting a bullet back towards third that Alvarez could only manage to knock down with his glove.

Torres -- who had singled to lead off the inning, advanced to second on a Hefner sacrifice bunt and then stole third -- made it home on the play, putting the Mets up 5-0.

The only hint of a scoring threat to Hefner came in the top of the fifth, when Pittsburgh had runners on first and second with two outs. But the rookie struck out pinch-hitter Jeff Clement to end the inning and allowed only a single in his next two innings of work.

Tejada collected his second RBI of the game in the bottom of the sixth, hitting a one-out single to score Torres.

Reliever Jeurys Familia entered in the eighth for New York, pitching two scoreless innings.

Game Notes

Hefner made his 12th career start and faced the Pirates for the first time in his career ... Tejada extended his hitting streak to eight games after singling to right in his first at bat ... The game was Tejada's fourth four- hit outing of the season...With his third-inning single, Wright surpassed Ed Kranepool for most hits in Mets franchise history, ending the night with 1,420 in his nine-year career.

Box Score:

Preview: Game 155 - Pirates at Mets - Locke vs Hefner

Pittsburgh Pirates (76-78) at New York Mets (70-84) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Locke (L) 4 0-2 5.474.10-17.719/21@HOUL5.0330-115.15.87
J. Hefner (R) 11 2-7 5.795.01-47.329/20PHIL0.0670-23.231.91

Young southpaw Jeff Locke can at least temporarily keep the Pittsburgh Pirates' fleeting postseason hopes alive Wednesday when they visit Citi Field for the third of four games against the host New York Mets.

The Pirates sit seventh in the race for the National League's two wild card berths, 7 1/2 games behind the No. 2 slot now held by the St. Louis Cardinals.

St. Louis won on Tuesday in Houston to lower their magic number to one to eliminate the Pirates from contention, after a summer in which Pittsburgh contended early for the National League's Central Division before skidding in the second half.

Locke has appeared in six games and started four times in 2012 but is still seeking his first victory.

His most recent start came Sept. 21 at Houston, where he pitched five innings and allowed three runs on three hits in a 7-1 loss.

Locke, who has never faced the Mets, made 10 appearances and started eight times in the majors since debuting last season and has combined to pitch 41 1/3 innings while giving up 46 hits and 27 runs with a .280 opposition batting average.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Recap: Game 156 - Mets at Cardinals - Mets Rally for 6 Runs in the 9th

Busch Stadium (St. Louis, Mo.)

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W: M. Acosta (4-1) L: M. Rzepczynski (2-6)
S: B. Parnell (6)
HR: NYM - None   STL - A. Craig (9),A. Pujols (37)

Willie Harris capped a big ninth-inning rally with a two-run single, as the New York Mets beat the Cardinals, 8-6, hampering St. Louis' chances of reaching the postseason.

The Cardinals, who allowed six runs in the ninth inning, fell two games back of the wild card-leading Braves and five behind NL Central-leading Milwaukee with six games to go. Atlanta and Milwaukee were idle Thursday.

St. Louis has three games at home this weekend against the Cubs before finishing the season with three in Houston.

In a contest that was delayed 2-hours, 19-minutes at the start by rain and holding a 6-2 lead in the ninth, the Cardinals sent Jason Motte to the mound to close out the game. Harris walked, Nick Evans reached first on Rafael Furcal's fielding error and pinch-hitter Jason Pridie walked to load the bases with one out. Pinch-hitter Justin Turner also walked to force in a run.

Sad Recap - Game 155 - Mets at Cardinals - Cards rally to win it..

Busch Stadium (St. Louis, Mo.)

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St. Louis (86-69) «21000030x692

W: J. Garcia (13-7) L: D. Herrera (0-1)
S: J. Motte (8)
HR: NYM - W. Harris (2)   STL - D. Freese (10)

The Cardinals' playoff chances were helped by a Braves loss, then got even better when David Freese's three-run homer in the seventh inning gave St. Louis a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets.

Atlanta's setback to the Marlins and Freese's go-ahead blast came within minutes of each other, and inched the Cardinals within 1 1/2 games of the NL wild card front-runners. St. Louis can make up the half-game in the finale of this three-game series on Thursday.

"It's the biggest hit of my career," Freese said. "Getting that win is huge."

Freese had a two-run triple prior to his heroics in the seventh, which made a winner of Jaime Garcia (13-7), who gave up four unearned runs on six hits in 7 2/3 innings of work.

New York's Chris Schwinden, on the eve of his 25th birthday, was in line for his first big league win after tossing six quality innings.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Cardinals - Game 155

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 155:
  1. Jose Reyes, ss
  2. Angel Pagan, cf
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Lucas Duda, rf
  5. Nick Evans, 1b
  6. Willie Harris, lf
  7. Ronny Paulino, c
  8. Justin Turner, 2b
  9. Chris Schwinden, rhp

Preview: Game 155 - Mets at Cards - Chris Schwinden tries to win over Mets in 3rd start

New York Mets (73-81) at St. Louis Cardinals (85-69), 8:15 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Chris Schwinden (0-2, 5.40) St. Louis - Jaime Garcia (12-7, 3.59)

Third-year lefty Jaime Garcia becomes the latest St. Louis pitcher with a chance to keep the club in the playoff hunt when the Cardinals host the New York Mets in the middle contest of a three-game series at Busch Stadium.

Ryan Theriot and Adron Chambers came up big in pinch-hit situations in the seventh on Tuesday, as the streaking 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 Atlanta Braves also won on Tuesday, keeping St. Louis 2 1/2 games behind.

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.

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