Showing posts with label Game 18. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 18. Show all posts

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter Recap: Game 18 - Braves (3) at Mets (4) (14 innings) - Granderson's Sac Fly the difference



New York

Granderson hit sacrifice fly to left, Nieuwenhuis scored. (90/sinker)
HR: ATL - None   NYM - None


Curtis Granderson's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 14th inning was the difference, as the New York Mets avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew a walk against Gus Schlosser (0-1) to start the decisive frame and Ruben Tejada moved him to second with a sacrifice bunt. Eric Young Jr. was then intentionally walked, and both runners advanced on a wild pitch.

Granderson lofted the second pitch he saw to left field, and Justin Upton's throw came in just behind Nieuwenhuis.

Schlosser took the loss despite holding New York hitless over 3 2/3 innings, while Jose Valverde (1-0) pitched a scoreless top of the 14th to earn his first win of the year. Prior to the game, Mets manager Terry Collins replaced Valverde at closer with Kyle Farnsworth.

David Wright had four hits for the Mets while extending his hitting streak to 11 games. Granderson went 0-for-6, and is now hitless in his last 16 at-bats.

New York manufactured a run in both the first and second inning thanks to a pair of errors by Atlanta.

Young led off the bottom of the first and reached second when Upton dropped his fly ball in left field. Young moved to third on Granderson's line out to right and scored on Wright's grounder to second.

The Mets loaded the bases with one out in the second after Lucas Duda and Anthony Recker singled and Omar Quintanilla worked a walk. Mets starter Zack Wheeler grounded to second, but Dan Uggla fumbled the ball on the exchange and all runners were safe. Braves starter David Hale avoided further damage by getting Young to pop to shortstop and Granderson to ground weakly to first.

Atlanta finally got to Wheeler in the fifth inning with three consecutive doubles with a man on first and one out. Gerald Laird walked to start the inning but was thrown out on Hale's bunt attempt. Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Freddie Freeman followed with doubles to put the Braves in front 3-2.

Hale yielded back-to-back singles to Wright and Daniel Murphy to start the home half of the sixth. He struck out Chris Young for the first out but another Uggla error -- this time on a Duda ground ball -- allowed Wright to trot home and tie the game.

Hale and Wheeler both allowed three runs on six hits over six innings. One of Hale's runs was unearned.

Six Mets relievers combined to keep Atlanta off the scoreboard over the final eight innings. Carlos Torres pitched two perfect frames and Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out five in three hitless innings before giving way to Valverde.

Game Notes

Atlanta had won seven of eight entering Sunday ... The Braves finished their six-game road trip with a 4-2 mark. They return home to host Miami on Monday ... Heyward had three hits ... Young went 0-for-6 with a strikeout. The Mets' leadoff hitter has struck out at least once in every game this season ... New York went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position, leaving 11 on base.

Box Score:

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 18

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 18

  1. Eric Young Jr - Lf
  2. Curtis Granderson - RF
  3. David Wright -3B
  4. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  5. Chris Young  - CF
  6. Lucas Duda - 1B
  7. Anthony Recker - C
  8. Omar Quintanilla - SS
  9. Zack Wheeler - RHP

Preview: Game 18 - Atlanta Braves (12-5) at New York Mets (8-9) - Hale (0-0) vs Wheeler (1-2)

Preview: Game 18
Atlanta Braves (12-5) at New York Mets (8-9)
Pitching Probables - David Hale (0-0) 2.89 ERA vs Zack Wheeler (1-2) 4.67 ERA
TV - WPIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 1:10PM


The Mets (8-9), who have dropped the last two games to the Atlanta Braves (12-5) look to rebound in the final game of the three games series. The Mets have been woeful at home this season only going 2-6.

The Mets will send Zack Wheeler (1-2) to the mound, who has pitched better of late. Last Game vs Arizona on April 14th he pitched 6.1 innings, giving up 6 hits, 2 ER, 3 BB's, while striking out 3. He is 3-1 with a 3.80 ERA vs the Braves in his short career. The current Braves are collectively batting .236 with 3 HR's and 7 RBI's vs Wheeler. Freddie Freeman is batting .556 (5 for 9) with a HR and 3 RBI's vs Wheeler. Other Notables: Jason Heyward .333 (3 for 9) 1 HR, 2 RBI's, Dan Uggla .286 (2 for 7) with a HR, 2 RBI's, Andrelton Simmons .333 (3 for 9) with 3 BB's vs Wheeler.

The Mets will be getting their second look at young David Hale (0-0). The Mets faced him his last time out and he only lasted (6.23 ERA) 4.1 innings, gave up 5 hits, 3 earned runs, walking 5, while striking out 2. The Mets ended up winning the game 6-4. Eric Young went 3 for 3 , David Wright went 1 for 2, and Daniel Murphy also went 1 for 2 in their last meeting vs Hale.

The Mets bats better start to get going or else it could mean another sweep in the hands of the Atlanta Braves.

Batter Pitcher Splits:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Dodgers - Game 18

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Dodgers - Game 18
  1. Ruben Tejada – SS
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. John Buck – C
  5. Marlon Byrd – RF
  6. Lucas Duda – LF
  7. Justin Turner – 1B
  8. Collin Cowgill – CF
  9. Jonathon Niese – LHP

Preview: Game 18 - Dodgers at Mets - Kershaw vs Niese

Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Kershaw (L) 4 2-2 1.886.00-13.684/17SDL5.1731-219.22.75
J. Niese (L) 4 2-1 3.805.21-02.134/18@COLL6.0931-117.04.24

The Los Angeles Dodgers were able to get off the schneid their last time out and will try to string consecutive wins together Tuesday in the opener of a three-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

The Dodgers ended a season-high six-game losing streak with Sunday's 7-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. Matt Kemp had three hits, an RBI and a run scored, while Mark Ellis ended with three RBI, including a two-run single in a four-run fifth inning.

"We've lost six straight games, so any win is good for us at the moment," said Kemp, who batted cleanup after hitting third. "We have to continue to grind it out."

Adrian Gonzalez, the third batter in the lineup after the order change, went 2-for-4 with a run scored and also knocked in a run for the Dodgers, who dropped both games of a doubleheader at Camden Yards on Saturday. Friday's game was postponed due to inclement weather.

J.P. Howell picked up his first win of the season in relief of Stephen Fife, who started the first 4 2/3 innings and was reached for four runs and seven hits with five K's and one walk.

Los Angeles has a good chance at opening this series at New York on a high note with ace and 2011 Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on the mound. That hasn't been the case, however, in his previous two starts -- both L.A. losses. Kershaw, who opened the season 2-0 with a 0.00 earned run average over 16 innings, suffered his first loss on April 12 at Arizona, allowing all three runs in seven innings of a 3-0 loss.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Recap: Spring Training Game 18 - Tigers at Mets - Gee no control, Mets Lose 9-1

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W: D. Fister (1-2) L: D. Gee (0-1)
HR: DET - M. Tuiasosopo (1)   NYM - None

Matt Tuiasosopo clubbed a two-run homer and finished with three RBI, as the Detroit Tigers pounded Dillon Gee for six runs on their way to a 9-1 victory over the New York Mets.

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with two RBI and Alex Avila drove in a pair for Detroit, which got four solid innings from starter Doug Fister. He struck out four and allowed just one run on three hits.

Gee only lasted two innings for New York, walking four and giving up four hits. Anthony Recker drove in the lone run for the Mets with an RBI single.

Box Score:

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 18 - Marlins at Mets - Wright Becomes Mets RBI Leader, Mets Win 5-1

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W: R. Dickey (3-1) L: M. Buehrle (1-3)
HR: MIA - O. Infante (5)   NYM - D. Wright (3)

David Wright became the Mets' all-time RBI leader with a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning, as New York took down the Miami Marlins, 5-1 at Citi Field.

Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, and Mike Baxter added a pinch-hit, two-run double for the Mets, who have taken the first two meetings of this three-game set on the heels a 1-5 stretch.

R.A. Dickey (3-1) held the Marlins to one run on three hits over seven innings, while Mark Buehrle (1-3) was again the hard-luck loser having allowed two runs on five hits in his seven-inning start.

Omar Infante homered for Miami, while Jose Reyes went 1-for-4 after going hitless in four-at bats in his return to New York on Tuesday.

Buehrle did not allow a runner into scoring position in his outing, but he plunked Kirk Nieuwenhuis leading off the sixth and later in the frame caught too much of the plate on an 0-2 pitch to Wright, who redirected the changeup over the center-field wall.

Wright's third home run of the season gave him 735 career RBI, surpassing Darryl Strawberry atop the Mets' all-time list.

"To have your name mentioned in the same breath with Straw, [Mike] Piazza and some of these guys is quite an honor," a humble Wright said.

As Buehrle sat on the bench in the eighth, the Mets found more breathing room with three insurance runs.

With runners on first and second and two outs, Duda hit a sharp single that ate up Giancarlo Stanton in right field. The error allowed Ruben Tejada to score -- ending Michael Dunn's relief appearance -- and Baxter greeted Ryan Webb with a slicer to left to plate Wright and Duda.

Manny Acosta recorded the final three outs in the ninth to close out the win.

"It seems that every night there's one extra hit, one extra mistake or something [else] that we can't execute and come out with a win," said Stanton, whose club has lost four straight.

Neither team had a runner reach past first base in the first four innings, but with one out in the fifth, Infante crushed a Dickey offering off the second- deck facing in left field for his fifth home run of the season.

Gaby Sanchez followed the blast with a double, but Dickey retired John Buck and Buehrle to keep it a 1-0 game.

Game Notes

Josh Thole went 1-for-3 and has reached base safely in all 16 games he's played, the longest streak to begin a season by a Mets catcher...Dickey won all three of his starts against the Marlins last year...Infante had seven home runs in 148 games last season.

Box Score:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 18

Kirk will be leading off
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Miami - Game 18 :
  1. Nieuwenhuis-CF
  2. Tejada-SS
  3. Murphy-2B
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Duda-RF
  6. Hairston-LF
  7. Davis-1B
  8. Thole-C
  9. Dickey-RHP

Preview - Games 18 - Marlins at Mets - The Reyes Watch will continue

Miami Marlins (7-9) at New York Mets (9-8), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Miami - Mark Buehrle (1-2, 2.66) New York - R.A. Dickey (2-1, 5.71)

Back in the once-friendly confines of Citi Field, Jose Reyes first got a mixed reaction from the New York crowd, nearly opened the game with a big hit and ultimately failed to reach base in the game.

While Reyes used the opener of this set to reintroduce himself to former teammates, Mark Buehrle faces the Mets for the first time as the Miami Marlins continue a three-game series in New York.

The 33-year-old Buehrle is coming of his first victory with the Marlins after losing his first two starts despite allowing just five runs over 12 1/3 innings. Buehrle seemed determined to do whatever it took to win on Wednesday versus the Cubs, with the former White Sox ace throwing eight innings of one- run ball while working around six hits and adding an RBI single.

"Everything was working for me tonight," said the left-hander. who didn't walk a batter and struck out five. "It seems like a few times I got pitches up but I was able to get away with it. I felt really good out there."

Buehrle takes the hill one day after Reyes made his return to Citi Field. The shortstop spent his first nine seasons with the Mets and hit .292 with 735 runs scored and 370 stolen bases in 1,050 games, winning the National League batting title a year ago with a .337 average.

Reyes, though, signed a six-year, $106 million deal with the Marlins this past offseason. He got a mix of cheers and boos and ended 0-for-4 at the plate in his return in a 2-1 loss.

"Most of the fans ... showed me a lot of love and some did not. I understand that. I play for another team now," Reyes said of the reaction.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 18 - Mets whack-around Astros 8-2

Final Score: NY Mets 8, Houston 2

Omar Quintanilla smacked a three-run double and Ruben Tejada added a solo home run to go with two runs scored as the New York Mets defeated the Houston Astros, 8-2, in spring training action.

Rob Johnson had two hits, an RBI and a run scored for New York and starter R.A. Dickey allowed a run on one hit and three walks in 6 1/3 innings.

Wandy Rodriguez allowed four runs -- two earned -- on six hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innings. Justin Ruggiano had two of Houston's four hits.

R.A. Dickey had a good outing pitching 6.1 innings, only giving up 1 hit, 1 run..

Box Score:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 18 - Astros at Mets

NEW YORK - JULY 08:  Daniel Murphy #28 of the ...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
Final Score: Houston 4, New York 3

Hunter Pence clubbed a solo home run in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros edged the New York Mets, 4-3, in the middle test of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Brett Wallace and Chris Johnson both doubled and scored a run for the Astros, who have won consecutive games for the first time this season.

Houston starter Bud Norris did not factor in the decision after allowing three runs on 10 hits in six innings. Pence's home run made a winner out of Mark Melancon (2-1), who pitched the seventh.

Daniel Murphy belted a two-run homer and Carlos Beltran added an RBI double for New York, which has lost nine of its last 10 games. R.A. Dickey (1-3) surrendered four runs and eight hits over eight full frame in defeat.

Box Score: Click here
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Mets Lineup for Tonight - Astros at Mets - Game 18

NEW YORK - JUNE 23:  Jose Reyes #7 of the New ...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
Wednesday's lineup vs. Houston:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Thole-C
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Beltran-RF
  5. Davis-1B
  6. Pagan-CF
  7. Harris-LF
  8. Murphy-2B
  9. Dickey-RHP
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Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 18 - Astros at Mets

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Houston Astros (6-11) at New York Mets (5-12), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Houston - Bud Norris (1-1, 5.06) New York - R.A. Dickey (1-2, 3.93)

(Sports Network) - Knuckleballing novelty R.A. Dickey takes his turn to try and end the New York Mets' early-season woes tonight when the Houston Astros visit Citi Field for the middle test of a three-game midweek series.

Houston got seven strong innings from starter Wandy Rodriguez and two runs batted in from Angel Sanchez in winning Tuesday's series opener, 6-1.

Rodriguez (1-2) gave up one run on three hits with three walks and seven strikeouts while Michael Bourn and Brett Wallace each had two hits and two runs scored for the Astros, who were coming off a split of a four-game set with San Diego.

Carlos Beltran's solo home run accounted for the only run for the Mets, who have lost eight of their last nine. Jon Niese (0-3) gave up two runs on seven hits with five walks over six innings.

Dickey, a 36-year-old righty who had 144 big-league appearances before last season, burst onto the New York scene with 11 wins and a 2.84 earned run average in 27 appearances across 174 1/3 innings last season.

He's pitched in four games so far this season, getting a win and two losses in three starts and adding a hold with a scoreless inning of relief in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves.

It's the only game the team has won since April 9.

A first-round pick of the Texas Rangers back in 1996, Dickey is 1-0 with a 1.56 ERA in 17 1/3 lifetime innings against the Astros.

Houston replies with 26-year-old right-hander Bud Norris, who's coming off his best performance - and first victory - of 2011. The California native twirled six innings of scoreless two-hit ball with seven strikeouts on April 14 against San Diego, picking up the victory in the Astros' 1-0 triumph.

Previously, he'd given up 11 hits and nine runs in 10 innings over two starts, losing decisions at Philadelphia and home to Florida.

Norris has split two career meetings with the Mets while posting a 4.97 ERA in 12 2/3 innings.

New York won four of its seven matchups with the Astros last season and has won six of the last eight meetings in Flushing.
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