Showing posts with label Game 16. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 16. Show all posts

Saturday, April 19, 2014

UnHappy Recap: Game 16 - Braves (6) at Mets (0) - Harang shuts them down, Mets only get one hit



New York
W: A. Harang (3-1) L: J. Niese (0-2)
HR: ATL - F. Freeman (5)   NYM - None


Aaron Harang saw his bid for a no-hitter end after seven innings due to a high pitch count, but two Atlanta relievers preserved his shutout and the Atlanta Braves blanked the New York Mets, 6-0, on Friday to open a three-game set from Citi Field.

Harang (3-1) struck out five and walked six over seven stellar frames, but after 121 pitches -- 70 of which went for strikes -- manager Fredi Gonzalez decided to pull his starter despite the no-hitter and turn it over the pen. Luis Avilan retired the first two batters he faced in the eighth before David Wright ripped a single to left for New York's first and only hit. Jordan Walden pitched a perfect ninth to finish it.

Harang, who struggled in 26 starts last season for the Mariners and Mets, has been terrific in four starts so far for the Braves. The 35-year-old righty has allowed just two runs and nine hits in 25 2/3 innings.

Atlanta nearly became the second team in the last three seasons to toss a combined no-hitter. The Seattle Mariners used six pitchers to accomplish the feat in a 1-0 win over the Dodgers in 2012.

Freddie Freeman hit his fifth home run of the season for the Braves, winners in six of seven. Chris Johnson had three hits, including two doubles, with an RBI and a run scored and Dan Uggla doubled and scored in the triumph.

Mets starter Jonathon Niese (0-2) was the unlucky loser after giving up just a run on four hits while striking out seven in six innings

After a scoreless first inning, Atlanta broke through with a run in the second. Justin Upton singled to lead off the frame, Evan Gattis walked and two batters later, Johnson delivered an RBI double to left. Niese avoided further damage, however, striking out Ryan Doumit and forcing Harang to line out to second.

Harang was untouchable the rest of the way despite dealing with control problems. He walked a batter in both the second and third innings but didn't allow either to reach second base. He then tossed 1-2-3 fourth and fifth innings and issued two walks in the sixth before running into trouble in his final frame. After two quick pop ups, Harang walked consecutive batters and ran the count full to pinch-hitter Andrew Brown. But on his 121st pitch, Harang got Brown swinging with a breaking ball in the dirt.

Freeman's two-run shot in the top half of the eighth off Gonzalez Germen plated B.J. Upton for some insurance runs. Later in the inning, Justin Upton was thrown out at home trying to score from first on Uggla's double. Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud fired to third to try and catch Uggla advancing, but the throw got away and Uggla trotted home. Johnson then singled and scored on Jordan Schafer's double over Curtis Granderson's head in right.

Justin Upton's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth plated his brother and resulted in the final margin.

Game Notes

Harang has taken a no-hit bid into the seventh inning twice this season. Only one other pitcher has done it once (Matt Garza against Harang on April 2) ... Atlanta hit just 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position ... Prior to the game, the Mets shipped first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zach Thornton and a player to be named later.

Box Score:

Friday, April 18, 2014

Preview: Game 16 - Atlanta Braves (10-5) at New York Mets (8-7) - Harang (2-1) vs Niese (0-1)

Preview: Game 16
Atlanta Braves (10-4) at New York Mets (8-7)
Pitching Probables - Aaron Harang (2-1) 0.96 ERA vs Jon Niese (0-1) 3.46 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10PM


The New York Mets (8-7) will come home to Citi Field to face the first place Atlanta Braves (10-5) in a three game series. Both Teams have been playing well of late, the Mets have won 3 in a row to finish a 6-3 road trip and the Braves have won 5 out of last 6. The Mets are 2-4 at home this season, while the Braves are 6-3 on the road.

The Mets will open up with Jon Niese, who pitched on April 12th against the Angels and got the no decision. Good News is Niese pitched 7.1 innings, gave up 6 hits, and only giving up 3 earned runs. Niese is 6-2 with a 3.62 ERA vs the Braves in his career. The current Braves combined have given Jon some fits batting .333 (52 for 156) with 4 HR's and 26 RBI's.

Braves Players to watch out for: Jason Heyward is batting .375 with 2 HR's and 8 RBI's, Freddie Freeman is batting .333 with 2 HR's and 6 RBI's , Dan Uggla is batting .300, and Justin Upton is batting .533 (8 for 15) vs Niese.

The Braves will counter with former Met, Aaron Harang. Harang has opened up the season well going 2-1 with a minuscule 0.96 ERA in three games. Harang in his career he is 4-5 with a 5.20 ERA vs the Mets. The Mets beat Harang on April 8th in Atlanta (4-0). Harang went 6 innings, gave up only 2 hits, gave up 1 earned run, walked 4 , while striking out 9.  Harang last pitched against the Nationals on April 13th where he got the win (10-2). The current Mets combined are batting .351 (39 for 111) with 6 HR's and 21 RBI's.

Mets Players to watch out for: David Wright .458 with 1 HR 7 RBI's, Daniel Murphy .429 with 1 HR and 5 RBI's, Chris Young .292 with 3 HR's and 5 RBI's, Eric Young .625 (5 for 8), Ruben Tejada .500 (6 for 12) vs Harang.

On the flip side: Lucas Duda is batting .167 with 1 HR and 2 RBI's and Curtis Granderson is batting .200 (1 for 5) vs Harang.

Should be a high scoring game, Let's hope the Mets can stay on top!  -  LGM!

Mets Predicted Lineup: Granderson and Young expected back in lineup!
  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Chris Young - CF
  6. Lucas Duda - 1B
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
  9. Jon Niese - LHP

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Recap: Spring Training Game 16 - Twins (3) at Mets (SS) (3) - Gee solid thru 3, Chris Young hits Homer



New York

HR: MIN - None   NYM - C. Young (1)

Chris Young went 2 for 3 with a Homer, Matt den Dekker went 2 for 5 in the draw...

Starting Pitcher Dillon Gee went 3 shutout innings, gave up 5 hits and struck out 3..

Dana Eveland went 2 1-3 innings , walked one, struck out 3

Vic Black got roughed up a bit going a inning a 1-3, 3 hits, 3 runs, with 2 walks..

Jeurys Familia pitched the last frame of the game, striking out 1

Box Score:

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Recap: Game 16 - Nationals at Mets - Harper's Revenge

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N.Y. Mets (8-8)000500100670

W: T. Clippard (1-0) L: J. Edgin (0-1) S: R. Soriano (6)
HR: WAS - I. Desmond (3),B. Harper (6),A. LaRoche (3),B. Harper (7)   NYM - None

Bryce Harper's second home run of the day broke a tie in the eighth, and the Washington Nationals held on for a 7-6 win over the New York Mets in the second installment of a three-game set at Citi Field.

Harper supplied a two-run shot earlier in the contest and went 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Adam LaRoche clubbed a three-run homer and Rafael Soriano notched his sixth save to help the Nationals bounce back from a 7-1 loss to New York on Friday.

Gio Gonzalez lasted just four frames after giving up five runs in his last inning of work, but four Washington relievers yielded one run on two hits the rest of the way, with Tyler Clippard (1-0) picking up the win with 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

John Buck's RBI double in the seventh tied it at 6-6 before Josh Edgin (0-1) served up Harper's go-ahead homer. New York starter Jeremy Hefner allowed three runs on four hits with three walks over four innings of work.

Justin Turner and Collin Cowgill each had a two-run single, while Daniel Murphy and John Buck added an RBI apiece in the setback.

"Its disappointing, you get five off Gio (Gonzalez), we got to win that game," said Mets third baseman David Wright.

Ian Desmond got Washington on the board first with a leadoff homer in the second inning, and the Nationals took a 3-0 lead following Harper's two-run blast into right in the third.

"Harper was amazing today," said Washington manager Davey Johnson. "He crushed a couple of balls, what a day he had."

Gonzalez, who came in 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA in his last three starts against the Mets, allowed just one hit and struck out five over the first three innings, but ran into trouble in the fourth.

The Mets plated five runs in the inning on four hits and three walks, forcing Gonzalez to throw 41 pitches in the frame.

With the bases loaded, Cowgill stroked a two-run single into left, and after Gonzalez walked pinch-hitter Ruben Tejada, Turner put the Mets in front with a grounder through the hole at short, scoring two runs.

Murphy then sent an RBI single into right to give New York a 5-3 edge, but Washington answered right back with three runs in the fifth.

Reliever Aaron Laffey took over on the hill for New York and recorded the first two outs before walking Jayson Werth. Harper then doubled and LaRoche followed with a shot into the first row of seats in left center, putting the Nationals back on top, 6-5.

Game Notes

The Nationals have won 13 of their last 15 games at Citi Field ... The Mets were 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position ... New York and Washington managed seven hits apiece ... After the game, Washington manager Johnson announced that the club will be placing third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury. To fill the roster spot, the Nationals will recall infielder Anthony Rendon from Double-A Harrisburg.

Box Score:

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 16 - Nationals at Mets

Here are today's starting lineups - game 16 - Nationals at Mets - 3:10PM Start

  1. D. Span, CF
  2. J. Werth, RF
  3. B. Harper, LF
  4. A. LaRoche, 1B
  5. I. Desmond, SS
  6. C. Tracy, 3B
  7. D. Espinosa, 2B
  8. K. Suzuki, C
  9. G. Gonzalez, P

  1. J. Turner, SS
  2. D. Murphy, 2B
  3. D. Wright, 3B
  4. J. Buck, C
  5. I. Davis, 1B
  6. M. Byrd, RF
  7. L. Duda, LF
  8. C. Cowgill, CF
  9. J. Hefner, P

Preview: Game 16 - Nationals at Mets - Gonzalez vs Hefner

Washington Nationals at New York Mets 3:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
G. Gonzalez (L) 3 1-1 4.505.20-00.004/14ATLL5.0771-116.04.50
J. Hefner (R) 2 0-2 7.205.00-11.504/10@PHIL3.0650-210.07.20

The Nationals had their eight-game winning streak at Citi Field snapped last night, but Saturday afternoon they hope Gio Gonzalez can continue his success against the New York Mets in the middle portion of a three-game series.

Washington, which won 12 of their last 13 games at Citi Field until last night's 7-1 defeat, will look to Gonzalez to bounce back. The 27-year-old left-hander is 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA in three most-recent starts against the Mets. Gonzalez is 3-1 in five career starts versus the NL East rival.

Gonzalez is coming off a rough outing Sunday against Atlanta as he was tagged for seven runs on seven hits and three walks over five frames in a 9-0 loss.

Jeremy Hefner will try to turn around his early-season struggles as the right- hander gets the mound call for the Mets. The 27-year-old will start just two days after pitching an inning in relief of an 11-3 loss at Colorado. Hefner gave up a pair of solo homers.

In three career starts against the Nationals, Hefner is 0-3 with a 5.29 ERA.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 16 - Mets at Tigers - Mets Hammer out 11 Runs, 15 Hits - Niese Looks Good

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Detroit (9-8)000000000051
W: J. Niese (1-0) L: J. Verlander (1-1)
HR: NYM - J. Valdespin (3),B. Hicks (2),B. Bixler (2)   DET - None

Jon Niese pitched a one-hit shutout over 4 2/3 innings, as the New York Mets shut down the Detroit Tigers, 11-0, in spring training action.

Ike Davis and Matthew den Dekker each had two RBI apiece for the Mets, who clubbed 15 hits as a team. Jordany Valdespin, Brian Bixler and Brandon Hicks each contributed solo homers in the victory.

Matt Tuiasosopo was 2-for-3 with a double for the Tigers, who managed just five hits. Justin Verlander struggled in the setback, allowing five runs over 4 1/3 innings.

Box Score:

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sad Recap: Game 16 (Game 2 DH) - Giants at Mets - What a Bummer, Mets Lose Again 7-2

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

San Francisco (8-8) «3002002007130
N.Y. Mets (8-8)000100010260

W: M. Bumgarner (3-1) L: D. Gee (1-2)
HR: SF - P. Sandoval (3),H. Sanchez (1)   NYM - None


Madison Bumgarner allowed three hits over seven innings, Hector Sanchez hit his first major league home run and the Giants downed the Mets, 7-2, in the nightcap of Monday's doubleheader.

San Francisco won the opener, 6-1, behind five solid innings from Tim Lincecum and home runs from Nate Schierholtz and Buster Posey.

Bumgarner (3-1) was charged with one run, struck out four and walked two for the Giants, who took three of four from the Mets in this series and have won eight of their last 11 overall.

Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer in the first inning, Sanchez finished with three RBI and Gregor Blanco knocked in a pair.

Dillon Gee (1-2) gave up seven runs on 12 hits over 6 2/3 innings in the loss, while Daniel Murphy and Justin Turner had an RBI apiece for New York, which has dropped six of its last eight games.

Box Score:

Preview - Games 15/16 (Double Header) - Giants at Mets - Mets will Open Up Against Lincecum

San Francisco Giants (7-7) at New York Mets (8-6), 4:10 & 7:40 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Game One: San Francisco - Tim Lincecum (0-2,10.54) New York - Miguel Batista (0-0,5.40)

Game Two: San Francisco - Madison Bumgarner (2-1, 3.63) New York - Dillon Gee (1-1, 2.92)

The New York Mets and San Francisco Giants close their four-game series this afternoon with a traditional doubleheader at Citi Field.

Rainy conditions in New York made today's double-dip necessary.

Fans in attendance today could see some history, as Mets third baseman David Wright is tied with Darryl Strawberry for the most RBI in team history.

Wright went hitless in four at-bats in Saturday's 5-4 New York win. He had a 10-game hitting streak stopped and remains at 733 career RBI, tied with Strawberry.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 16 - Mets win one for the Gipper, Gee outlasts Strasburg - Mets shut out Nationals

Final Score: NY Mets 2, Washington 0

One Day after the Mets Owners get good news on their off the field activities...  Dillon Gee out-dueled Stephen Strasburg, striking out four batters in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday to lead the New York Mets over the Washington Nationals, 2-0.

Gee gave up just three hits and a walk for his first win of spring training while Strasburg suffered his third loss after allowing a run on two hits and a walk in five innings.

Lucas Duda had a solo homer and two of New York's four hits. The Nationals scratched out five hits and didn't have a base-runner in each of the last three innings.

Box Score:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 16 - Mets at Braves (Mets Win, Break Losing Streak)

Josh Thole - New York NL - 2010 Home AlternateImage by BaseballBacks via Flickr
Final Score: New York 3, Atlanta 2

Josh Thole had a pair of run-scoring singles, as the New York Mets snapped their seven-game slide with a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves in the finale of a three-game set at Turner Field.

Jose Reyes had a pair of hits and scored twice, while Ike Davis went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI single for the Mets, who won for the first time since defeating Washington, 8-4, on April 9.

Dillon Gee (1-0), taking the spot in the rotation for Chris Young, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with biceps tendinitis, gave up one run on five hits with a pair of walks over 5 2/3 effective innings. The right-hander struck out four. Francisco Rodriguez locked the game down in the ninth despite allowing the leadoff hitter to reach. It was his second save of the season.

Jason Heyward had a solo homer and rookie Freddie Freeman added a run-scoring single to account for the offense for Atlanta, which has split its last six games overall.

Tommy Hanson (1-3) threw five innings, allowing three runs on five hits with a pair of walks and fanned nine, but was tagged with the loss.

Box Score: Click Here
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Sunday's Mets Lineup vs Braves - Game 16

Fixed ScoreboardImage by Joe Shlabotnik via Flickr
Sunday's Mets lineup at Atlanta: 
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Thole-C
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Beltran-RF
  5. Davis-1B
  6. Pagan-CF
  7. Harris-LF
  8. Emaus-2B
  9. Gee-RHP
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Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 16 - Mets at Braves

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 24:  RY 24:  Dil...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
New York Mets (4-11) at Atlanta Braves (7-8), 1:35 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Dillon Gee (0-0, 0.00) Atlanta - Tommy Hanson (1-2, 3.38)

With Chris Young going on the disabled list yesterday, the New York Mets turn to Dillon Gee this afternoon to help them snap a seven-game losing streak when they play the Braves in the conclusion of a three-game series.

Young hit the DL due to biceps tendinitis, meaning Gee has the assignment to hold off the Atlanta bats and end New York's longest slide since dropping 11 in a row during the 2004 season.

Gee, who will be promoted from Triple-A Buffalo, went 2-2 with a 2.18 ERA in five starts last year. He lost to the Braves in one appearance, allowing six hits and three runs over seven innings.

The Braves will counter with Tommy Hanson, who is coming off throwing seven shutout innings of a 5-0 victory against Florida on Tuesday. He's 3-1 with a 1.76 ERA in five lifetime starts against the Mets.

The teams played a doubleheader on Saturday.

Jair Jurrjens allowed two hits over seven shutout innings in his 2011 debut, and the Braves blanked the Mets, 4-0, to complete a doubleheader sweep. In the opener, Alex Gonzalez hit two of Atlanta's four solo home runs to help the Braves take a 4-2 win.

Jurrjens (1-0), who had been out with a right oblique strain, walked one batter and struck out four. He moved to 8-2 lifetime against the Mets. George Sherrill and Scott Linebrink combined for five strikeouts over the final two innings to complete the two-hit gem.

"Every time you sweep a team in your division it's a plus for us," Jurrjens said. "It's nice to be back, nice to be part of the team and definitely nice to have a win coming back in the first start."

Eric Hinske had three hits and an RBI.

Mike Pelfrey (0-2) surrendered 11 hits and four runs over five-plus innings for the Mets, who are mired in their longest slide since dropping 11 in a row during the 2004 season.

Friday night's rainout caused the Mets to play back-to-back doubleheaders for the first time since August 20-21, 1998, against St. Louis. They were swept in a twinbill by Colorado on Thursday.

"I can tell you why we didn't produce in the second game tonight and that is that's about as good a command of stuff I've seen in a long time, since we faced (Florida's) Josh Johnson," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "That might be the best command of all three pitches I've seen a pitcher have a long time. He pitched to the corners all night long, both sides of the plate. He really pitched well."

Atlanta won 11 of 18 over New York last year, prevailing in seven of the final eight matchups as well as six of nine at Turner Field.
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