Showing posts with label Game 159. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 159. Show all posts

Friday, September 27, 2013

Recap: Game 159 - Brewers (4) at Mets (2) - Mets Beaned and Battered at Citi

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N.Y. Mets (73-86)001000001280

W: A. Figaro (3-3) L: D. Gee (12-11) S: J. Henderson (27)
HR: MIL - None   NYM - J. Satin (3)


Johnny Hellweg had beaned Mets All-Star David Wright, hit another batter and walked four in the first four innings. Wright too was fine, after being hit in the helmet by a changeup from Hellweg.

The All-Star third baseman went down on hands and knees for several moments before a Mets trainer rushed out to check on him. He then walked off without assistance, flipping his batting helmet in one hand.

Hellweg, the PCL pitcher of the year for Triple-A Nashville, where he was 12-5 with a 3.15 ERA, said he was shaken by the two-out pitch, and it showed. He hit Lucas Duda in the back of the leg with the next pitch and then walked Mike Baxter on four pitches to load the bases.

After loading the bases, Matt den Dekker struck out for the Mets, who entered with a home record worse than all in the National League except the Cubs (31-50).

Coming off a road trip in which they won five of six, the Mets were 0 for 14 with runners in scoring position in dropping to 32-46 at Citi Field.

Alfredo Figaro (3-3) took over and he balked a runner to second when he dropped the ball to the mound while bringing his arm back during his delivery. He pitched two innings for the win.

Dillon Gee (12-11) has been one of the Mets' most consistent pitchers since May 30. He entered with a 2.57 ERA in 21 starts since then and, except for an unfortunate third inning, he shut down the short-handed Brewers for six innings.

Milwaukee was playing without Carlos Gomez, who was serving a one-game suspension for inciting a benches-clearing fracas against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night. Jean Segura missed his eighth straight game because of a strained right hamstring. He entered leading the NL with 44 steals but Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr. tied him by swiping two bases. Young scored on Daniel Murphy's groundout in the third.

Jim Henderson gave up a homer, affirmed by video review, to pinch-hitter Josh Satin before striking out three for his 27th save.

The Brewers scored four times in the second, Gee walked Khris Davis to start the inning. Caleb Gindl singled to left-center and, after an out, Juan Francisco drove in a run with a slow-rolling grounder up the middle. Jeff Bianchi added another RBI with a soft blooper to left. Scooter Gennett capped the inning with a two-run single.

Lifted for a pinch hitter in the sixth, Gee gave up four runs and seven hits. He walked two in finishing the season at 199 innings, an encouraging sign after missing much of last season following surgery to remove a blood clot from an artery in his pitching shoulder.

Box Score:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 159

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 159:

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

Preview: Game 159 - Brewers at Mets - Hellweg vs Gee

Milwaukee Brewers (71-87) at New York Mets (73-85) 7:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hellweg (R) 6 1-4 7.434.01-19.359/20STLND5.0721-116.05.06
D. Gee (R) 31 12-10 3.546.04-52.539/21@PHIW6.0741-119.23.66


The Mets open a three game set against the Milwaukee Brewers. This series will end the season for both teams. New York limited the playoff-bound Reds to four hits in a 1-0 victory Wednesday, lowering the team's ERA during a 9-4 stretch to 2.61.

The Mets, who have a 3.78 ERA this season, will start Dillon Gee (12-10, 3.54 ERA). The right-hander is 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA in his last five starts and is seeking to match his career high for victories, set in 2011.

Gee allowed four runs over six innings Saturday in Philadelphia but got enough support for a 5-4 win. He gave up three runs in his final frame amid a heavy downpour.

Gee is seven innings shy of reaching 200 for the first time, a remarkable feat for someone who entered this season after surgery to remove a blood clot in his right shoulder.

Gee dropped to 0-2 with a 7.15 ERA in two career starts against Milwaukee after permitting seven runs in 5 1-3 innings of an 8-0 loss May 15, 2012.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Recap: Game 159 - Mets at Braves - Braves beat up Mets 6-2

Turner Field (Atlanta, Ga.)
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Atlanta (93-66) «03001200x681

W: K. Medlen (10-1) L: J. Mejia (1-2)
S: C. Kimbrel (42)
HR: NYM - None   ATL - D. Ross (9)

After being showered with cheers all weekend, Chipper Jones got one more standing ovation from a sold-out crowd at Turner Field on Sunday.

At the conclusion of an Atlanta Braves 6-2 victory over the New York Mets, Jones walked off the field to a booming applause for the final time in the regular season. The retiring slugger finished 1-for-2, recording his first hit of the series in the third.

David Ross provided all the necessary offense with a three-run homer for the Braves, who stayed alive for the NL East crown after the Washington Nationals lost to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Atlanta trails Washington by three games with three left to play.

Kris Medlen (10-1) once again dazzled for Atlanta. He tossed six strong innings of three-hit ball, allowed one unearned run and struck out four to notch his ninth win in his last 12 starts. The Braves have won in his last 23 starts overall, breaking the record set 49 years ago by New York Yankees' Whitey Ford.

"I think the best part about it is that my name is in the history books, but it's a team thing, they are team wins," said Medlen. "Guys go out and battle for me because they know I'm going to go out and throw strikes and try and execute my pitches. It's been a fun ride and I don't think we're done."

After Andres Torres drove in a run in the ninth, Craig Kimbrel came in to lock down his 42nd save of the season.

Coming off his first career win, New York starter Jennry Mejia (1-2) was unable to duplicate his last outing. He lasted five innings and surrendered four runs on six hits with two walks. He struck out three in the loss.

Ross' homer in the second plated the first runs of the game. Following a leadoff walk to Jones and a Freddie Freeman double, Ross ripped a Mejia fastball into the left field seats to give Atlanta a 3-0 lead.

Ruben Tejada scored a run in the following frame for the Mets on a throwing error by Freeman, but the Braves got the run back in the fifth when Jason Heyward stroked an RBI double.

Jones delivered his 2,725th career hit with single up the middle in the bottom half of the third. The milestone gave Jones the fifth-most career hits for a switch-hitter and placed him 57th on the all-time hits list, surpassing Robbie Alomar.

"I grew up watching that guy so you know it is definitely an honor to see somebody put together that kind of career," said Mets' Daniel Murphy. "I thought the fans did an unbelievable job, very receptive. Obviously Chipper has given a lot to them and vice versa."

Jones also flashed the leather in his final home game. He made two diving stops in the first inning, the first to retire Tejada and the second to save a run. With runners on first and second, Scott Hairston grounded a ball to the left side. Jones dove and from his knees threw to second to get the force out to end the inning.

Then, in the third, he made a bare-handed scoop on a soft grounder from Mejia and threw out the hustling pitcher by a step.

Atlanta tacked on two more runs in the sixth with an RBI triple from Andrelton Simmons and a run-scoring single by Michael Bourn.

Game Notes

The Braves are now 27 games over .500 for the first time since the 2004 season ... Atlanta improved to 19-8 in September and will finish its season with a three-game set in Pittsburgh ... The Mets completed their fourth consecutive losing month after posting winning records through the first three and will wrap up the season with three in Miami.

Box Score:

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Preview: Game 159 - Mets at Braves - Mejia vs Medlen

New York Mets (73-85) at Atlanta Braves (92-66) 1:35 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Mejia (R) 2 1-1 4.913.20-115.009/24PITW5.0401-19.05.00
K. Medlen (R) 11 9-1 1.646.03-11.919/25MIAND7.0531-022.01.64

Having already locked up a spot in the playoffs, the Atlanta Braves can set a major league record Sunday if they can beat the New York Mets.

The Braves have won 22 straight games started by Kris Medlen, who will take the mound today. Medlen's only loss this season came in relief. The right- hander, in his first full season following Tommy John surgery, threw seven innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Tuesday.

The Braves have won Medlen's last 22 starts dating to 2010, increasing his franchise record. The major league record is 23 consecutive starts by the Yankees' Whitey Ford and the Giants' Carl Hubbell.

Medlen is 2-0 with a 1.82 ERA in 14 games (4 starts) all-time against the Mets.

It's also expected to be an emotional day for third baseman Chipper Jones, who will play his final regular season home game. Jones, who will retire following the playoffs, will head to Pittsburgh along with the rest of the Braves to finish the regular season.

The Braves trail the NL East-leading Washington Nationals by four games with four left to play.

Last night, Jason Heyward and Martin Prado each drove in a run and the Braves pitching staff blanked the Mets, 2-0.

Mike Minor (11-10) was nearly untouchable. He gave up just three hits over 6 1/3 innings while striking out four. Minor won for the fourth time this month and has given up just three runs over his last five starts. He's won five straight decisions.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Recap: Game 159 - Phillies at Mets - Roy Halladay holds off Mets Sweep, Breaks Phillies 8 Game Losing Streak

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: R. Halladay (19-6) L: M. Pelfrey (7-13)
HR: PHI - H. Pence (21)   NYM - R. Paulino (2)

The Philadelphia Phillies got back to looking like potential National League pennant winners on Sunday, as they pounded out 19 hits and took out some frustration on the New York Mets, beating them 9-4 to avoid being swept in a three-game series.

The victory snaps the Phillies season-high eight-game losing streak,

Hunter Pence belted a two-run homer and a triple among his three hits, Jimmy Rollins had three hits and Carlos Ruiz went 4-for-4 with two RBI for the National League East champions.

NL Cy Young candidate Roy Halladay (19-6) tossed six scoreless innings and gave up only four hits.

Ronny Paulino smacked a home run, Jason Pridie had three hits and Justin Turner chipped in with an RBI double for the Mets, who had their three-game winning streak halted.

Mike Pelfrey (7-13) was hammered in three innings of work, giving up nine runs on five hits.

Box Score: Click Here

Today's Mets Starting Lineup - Phillies at Mets - Game 159

Willie Harris batting 3rd
Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 159 - Mets Go For Sweep !

  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Tejada-2B
  3. Harris-LF
  4. Evans-1B
  5. Turner-3B
  6. Baxter-RF
  7. Paulino-C
  8. Pridie-CF
  9. Pelfrey-RHP

Preview : Game 159 - Phillies at Mets - Mets Look for Series Sweep, Have to go through Halladay to get it

Philadelphia Phillies (98-60) at New York Mets (76-82), 2:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Philadelphia - Roy Halladay (18-6, 2.41) New York - Mike Pelfrey (7-12, 4.58)

A model of consistency, Roy Halladay has been a workhorse for Philadelphia this season and today aims to end the team's longest skid in over ten years.

The hitting for the Phillies has struggled since clinching the NL East title last Saturday. Yesterday's doubleheader sweep at the hands of the Mets moved the slide for Charlie Manuel's club to eight games, the longest for the Phillies since 2000 when they dropped eight in a row from Aug. 29-Sept. 6, 2000. They haven't lost nine consecutive games since Sept. 4-14, 1999, an 11- game slide.

The offense for the Phillies has been horrendous of late. They've scored more than three runs just twice since Sept. 10. They didn't get a hit off R.A. Dickey until the seventh inning yesterday in the opener of the twinbill and lost 2-1 on David Wright's RBI double in the eighth. In the night contest, the Mets scored five times in the third inning, aided by a Hunter Pence dropped fly ball, and won, 6-3.

"It's nice to see," Mets catcher Josh Thole said of the DH sweep. "We could lay down and just take our beating."

The Phillies now hold the distinction of owning the longest losing streak in major league history by a team that had already won at least 98 games.

"Our team is out of sync, definitely out of focus," Manuel said.

Halladay hopes to finally put a stop to the skid today in the finale of a three-game set, as the All-Star right-hander tries to bounce back from a rare loss. He threw eight innings in a 4-3 defeat to the Cardinals on Monday. Halladay, who leads the National League with eight complete games this season, two more than teammate Cliff Lee, is 8-2 with a 3.13 ERA in 10 games against the Mets.

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