Showing posts with label Game 19. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 19. Show all posts

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 19 - Cardinals (0) at Mets (2) - Good Defense, Good Pitching, Good Win


St. Louis

New York

W: J. Mejia (3-0) L: T. Lyons (0-1) S: K. Farnsworth (1)
HR: STL - None   NYM - None


Jenrry Mejia fired 6 2/3 scoreless innings and the New York Mets blanked the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-0, in the opener of a four-game set.

Mejia (3-0) struck out seven and surrendered four hits and three walks for the Mets, who have won five of their last seven games.

Travis d'Arnaud tallied an RBI and two of New York's seven hits in the triumph. Newly-named closer Kyle Farnsworth, who replaced Jose Valverde, fired a scoreless ninth for his first save of the year.

Matt Carpenter, Allen Craig and Yadier Molina each had two hits to account for St. Louis' total. Tyler Lyons (0-1) fanned seven, but allowed two runs on six hits and four walks over six frames to notch the loss.

The Cardinals have dropped four of their last six games.

The Mets jumped out to a 2-0 lead after plating a run in the third and sixth innings.

New York used a two-out rally to get on the board in the third. Eric Young Jr. singled and Curtis Granderson was hit by a pitch before Young scored on David Wright's broken-bat single through the hole on the left side of the infield.

Daniel Murphy and Josh Satin worked walks against Lyons in the sixth while Chris Young, who reached on a throwing error to begin the frame, was thrown out trying to steal third. Murphy, though, was able to swipe third and later crossed the plate on d'Arnaud's base hit to center.

The Cardinals had runners on the corners with one away in the top of the sixth, but Matt Holliday popped out and Matt Adams grounded out to second to end the threat.

St. Louis' Shane Robinson rolled out to third with runners on first and second with two outs in the seventh, and Alex Torres struck out Holliday and Adams with a man in scoring position in the eighth.

Game Notes

Murphy has three steals this season ... The Mets were 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position, while St. Louis finished 0-for-5 with RISP and left seven men on base.

Box Score:

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 19

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 19

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Curtis Granderson, rf
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Chris Young, cf
  5. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  6. Josh Satin, 1b
  7. Travis d'Arnaud  -C
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Jenrry Mejia, rhp

Preview: Game 19 - St.Louis Cardinals (11-8) vs New York Mets (9-9) - Lyons (0-0) vs Mejia (2-0)

Preview: Game 19
St. Louis Cardinals (11-8) vs New York Mets (9-9)
Pitching Probables - Tyler Lyons (0-0) 0.00 ERA vs Jenrry Mejia (2-0) 2.81 ERA
TV - WPIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10PM


Making the start for the Cardinals (11-8) Monday will be Tyler Lyons (0-0, 0.00 ERA), who is being recalled from Triple-A Memphis to fill the spot created due to Joe Kelly's hamstring injury. Lyons, a left-hander, went 2-4 with a 4.75 ERA in 12 games (eight starts) -- as a rookie for the Cardinals in 2013 and is 2-0 with a 3.32 ERA in three starts for Memphis this year. The Mets have never faced Lyons..

But Lyons will have to try to slow down David Wright, who is hitting .380 with eight RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak for the Mets (9-9) after going 4 for 6 in Sunday's 4-3, 14-inning victory against Atlanta. Wright is also batting .452 over his last eight games versus St. Louis. Daniel Murphy is hitting .450 over his last 10 games versus St. Louis.

New York gives the nod to Jenrry Mejia (2-0, 2.81), who has enjoyed a surprisingly successful start to the season after entering with a 2-6 record and 4.53 ERA in 11 career starts. A torn blister on his finger caused him to leave Tuesday's 9-0 win at Arizona after five shutout innings, though it isn't expected to be a serious concern.

Mejia threw three scoreless innings against the Cardinals over two relief appearances in 2010.

Yadier Molina is hitting .400 during an 11-game hitting streak, while Matt Adams and Jon Jay are a combined 18 for 45 (.400) while hitting safely in each of the team's last six games.

The Cardinals took five of seven between the teams last year and have won eight of the last 11.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Today's Starting Lineups - Spring Training Game 19 - Cubs at Mets (SS) - Vegas (4:05PM Start)

Today's Starting Lineups - Spring Training Game 19 - Cubs at Mets (SS) - Vegas (4:05PM Start)


  1. Darwin Barney, ss
  2. Ryan Kalish, rf
  3. Ryan Sweeney, dh
  4. Donnie Murphy, 2b
  5. George Kottaras, c
  6. Kris Bryant, 3b
  7. Chris Coghlan, lf
  8. Daniel Vogelbach, 1b
  9. Matthew Szczur, cf
Chris Rusin, lhp


  1. Eric Young Jr., dh
  2. Juan Lagares, cf
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, rf
  5. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, lf
  7. Zach Lutz, 1b
  8. Wilmer Flores, ss
  9. Anthony Seratelli, 2b
Jenrry Mejia, rhp

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 19 - Dodgers (3) at Mets (7) - Mets Spin Dodgers

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N.Y. Mets (10-9)«00001100147110

W: B. Parnell (1-0) L: J. Wall (0-1)
HR: LAD - M. Kemp (1)   NYM - J. Valdespin (1)


Jordany Valdespin hit a game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the 10th inning and the New York Mets outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-3, on Wednesday at Citi Field in the second of a three-game test.

Josh Wall (0-1) got into trouble immediately, serving up a leadoff single to John Buck, then walking Ike Davis. Marlon Byrd sacrificed both into scoring position, then Lucas Duda drew a base on balls which preceded Valdespin's crucial first homer of the season.

"I wasn't thinking about hitting a home run, I was just trying to hit the ball well," Valdespin said.

It made a winner of Bobby Parnell (1-0), who picked up the victory with a scoreless top of the 10th.

David Wright tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with an RBI single, while Justin Turner had an RBI sacrifice fly for the Mets, who have won two of three.

In a pitching battle which slated an old veteran against an up and coming right-hander, both Ted Lilly and Matt Harvey didn't disappoint.

Lilly made his season debut and allowed just one run on six hits while striking out seven over five innings. The lefty is helping out an injury- riddled Dodgers pitching staff which is without Zach Greinke and Chad Billingsley, who's season came to end this week after the team announced he will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Harvey, who was looking to become the first Met to win his first five starts in seven years, gave up three runs on four hits and struck out seven over six innings of work.

Matt Kemp hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot, and finished with three RBI for the Dodgers, who registered just four hits. Brandon League was charged with a blown save.

"We have to score more runs," Kemp said.

Facing League in the bottom of the ninth, Mike Baxter knocked a bloop into left that he legged out into a double. Ruben Tejada laid down a sac bunt back to the pitcher to advance Baxter to third, but Daniel Murphy then fouled out the third baseman Jerry Hairston, who made a spectacular leaping catch along the edge of the visiting side railing. Wright came through just one pitch later.

With the game tied at 1-1 in the sixth, Adrian Gonzalez drew a walk with two down. Kemp, who had failed to hit a home run in 78 previous at-bats this season, drilled Harvey's 2-0 pitch just over the right field wall which made it 3-1.

The Mets, though, got one run back in the bottom half of the frame. J.P. Howell relieved Lilly and started off the inning with consecutive walks to Byrd and Duda. Ronald Belisario then took the hill for the Dodgers after Juan Lagares moved runners to second and third. Turner, who was pinch-hitting for Harvey, hit a sacrifice fly to center to make it 3-2.

The visitors jumped on Harvey in the first inning. Gonzalez's single to right advanced Mark Ellis to third and Kemp hit a fielders choice to short to give the Dodgers a 1-0 edge.

Harvey helped out his own cause with a lead-off double to left in the fifth. Tejada then roped a single to right scoring Harvey to tie the game at 1-1.

Game Notes

Harvey was looking to join Dwight Gooden (1988) and Pedro Martinez (2006) as the only Mets pitchers to go 5-0 or better in the month of April ... Harvey now has 39 strikeouts over 35 innings this season ... It was Lilly's first appearance since May 23 after recovering from shoulder surgery.

Box Score:

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Dodgers - Game 19

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Dodgers - Game 19

  1. Ruben Tejada , SS 
  2. Daniel Murphy , 2B 
  3. David Wright , 3B 
  4. John Buck , C 
  5. Ike Davis , 1B 
  6. Marlon Byrd , RF 
  7. Lucas Duda , LF 
  8. Juan Lagares , CF
  9. Matt Harvey,  RHP

Preview: Game 19 - Dodgers at Mets - Lilly vs Harvey

Los Angeles Dodgers (9-10) at New York Mets (9-9) 7:00 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
T. Lilly (L) 0 0-0 0.005.20-00.003/17--ND0.0000-00.00.00
M. Harvey (R) 4 4-0 0.936.02-00.644/19WSHW7.0413-022.01.23

Matt Harvey will try to lift the spirits of the New York Mets when he puts his unblemished record on the line Wednesday in the middle test of a three-game series versus the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field.

Harvey is a perfect 4-0 in his first four starts with a sparkling 0.93 earned run average and has pitched at least seven innings in each outing.

The young right-hander is holding opposing hitters to a .108 batting average and is trying to become the first hurler since Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 to begin a season with five straight starts of seven or more innings allowing just one run or less.

In his last start on Friday against Washington, Harvey held the visiting Nationals to a run and four hits in seven innings and struck out seven. He did walk a season high three batters.

Harvey leads the National League in wins and is tied with Boston's Clay Buchholz for the major league lead.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 19 - Mets at Braves - Mets Win 5-2, Duda Homers

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Atlanta (11-11)001100000261

W: A. Laffey (1-0) L: C. Martinez (0-1)
HR: NYM - L. Duda (2)   ATL - J. Francisco (3),F. Freeman (4)

Andrew Brown delivered a tie-breaking RBI single in the top of the eighth inning as the New York Mets posted a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves in a spring-training clash.

Jamie Hoffmann and Jordany Valdespin each drove in runs in the ninth to give the Mets some insurance, with Lucas Duda slugging a solo homer earlier in the day for New York.

Aaron Laffey tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings to notch the win for the Mets, who also received a solid five-inning stint from Jeremy Hefner. The right-hander struck out seven Atlanta hitters while yielding two runs on five hits.

Tim Hudson worked the first six frames for Atlanta and limited New York to a pair of runs on five hits.

Juan Francisco and Freddie Freeman each had solo homers off Hefner to account for Atlanta's two runs, with B.J. Upton going 2-for-3 in the loss.

Box Score:

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 19 - Marlins at Mets - Mets Sweep, Reyes Weeps

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (11-8) «100000002360

W: R. Ramirez (2-1) L: H. Bell (0-3)
HR: MIA - G. Sanchez (1)   NYM - None

Kirk Nieuwenhuis smoked a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the New York Mets over the Miami Marlins, 3-2, to sweep the series.

Two batters prior to Nieuwenhuis' single, Justin Turner tied the game at 2-2 following a 13-pitch walk in which he fouled off eight pitches.

Ramon Ramirez (2-1) picked up the win after working a scoreless eighth and ninth for the Mets, who swept the three-game set.

Heath Bell (0-3) threw 46 pitches and walked four batters in the ninth frame en route to his third blown save in five opportunities.

Jon Niese (no decision) who started the game went seven innings, giving up four hits and striking out six...

Former Mets Shortstop Jose Reyes went 0-4 in his third game back to Citi Field

Gaby Sanchez smacked a solo home run for Miami, which went 0-5 on its road trip.

Box Score:

Friday, March 23, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 19 - Braves Hammer Mets 9-4

Final Score: Atlanta 9, NY Mets 4

Dan Uggla smacked three hits, including a two-run home run, and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets in spring training action.

Michael Bourn had two hits with two runs scored and an RBI while Martin Prado added two triples with two runs driven in and a run scored for Atlanta. Starter Mike Minor allowed three runs -- two earned -- on three hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings.

Josh Thole recorded two hits and two runs scored for New York. Starter Jonathon Niese gave up four runs on four hits in four innings pitched.

Box Score:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 19 - Astros at Mets

Citi Field PanoramaImage by eviltomthai via Flickr
Final Score: New York 9, Houston 1 

Chris Capuano threw seven solid innings and David Wright went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, three RBI and two runs scored as the New York Mets took a 9-1 win over the Houston Astros

Capuano (2-1) gave up one run on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts while Ike Davis and Mike Nickeas each hit solo shots for the Mets, who avoided the sweep.

J.A. Happ (1-3) was tagged for six runs on six hits with a walk and five strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings for the Astros, who had won three of four coming in. Matt Downs drove in the lone run. 

Box Score: Click Here 
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Mets Lineup for Tonight - Astros at Mets - Game 19

David WrightImage by Burns! via Flickr
Tonight's Mets Line-up vs. Astros:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Pagan-CF
  3. Wright-3B 
  4. Beltran-RF
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Turner-2B
  8. Nickeas-C
  9. Capuano-P
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J.A. Happ vs Mets, Mets have had success against him

J.A. Happ - Houston - 2010 HomeImage by BaseballBacks via Flickr
New York Mets Career statistics vs. J.A. Happ
Carlos Beltran11 3 0 0 2 4 0 2 .273 .273 .818 1.091
Willie Harris2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Jose Reyes8 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .125 .222 .125 .347
David Wright8 4 1 0 2 3 1 1 .500 .556 1.375 1.931
Angel Pagan4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250
Daniel Murphy4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750

The Mets are 12 for 37 (.324.) against Happ in his career. Of course most of that has been in relief for the Phillies. The Mets are in dire need for a win, let's see what happens tonight... LGM
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Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 19 - Astros at Mets

Houston Astros (7-11) at New York Mets (5-13), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Houston - J.A. Happ (1-2, 5.79) New York - Chris Capuano (1-1, 8.53)

The New York Mets are off to their worst home start in team history. Tonight they hope the return of Jason Bay can reverse their recent fortunes, as the Mets try to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Houston Astros.

Bay signed a four-year, $66 million deal with the Mets prior to the start of last season, but only appeared in 95 games and hit a mere .259 with six home runs and 47 RBI before shutting it down with a concussion in July. He was then forced to start this year on the disabled list after straining a rib cage muscle late in spring.

"Obviously he's a big piece of the puzzle here -- that's why he's here," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He's a very, very good baseball player. He's a fine offensive player. He's a good defender. He runs the bases well. We need him in our lineup. But I don't want to have to think Jason Bay, when he comes back, he's the guy. This is a team of 25."

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