Showing posts with label Game 21. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 21. Show all posts

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 21 - Cardinals (2) at Mets (3) - Mets Survive Threat, Niese gets first Win


St. Louis

New York

W: J. Niese (1-2) L: M. Wacha (2-2) S: K. Farnsworth (2)
HR: STL - None   NYM - L. Duda (4)


St. Louis pitcher Michael Wacha recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts over four innings, but he also issued five walks -- two of them with the bases loaded -- in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the New York Mets.

It was a wacky Wednesday night for Wacha (2-2), whose first nine outs of the game came via strikeout. The right-hander walked home two runs in the fourth, however, to put the Cardinals behind. Wacha exited after 93 pitches and set a career low for innings pitched in a start.

Lucas Duda hit a solo homer for the Mets, who saw starter Jon Niese (1-2) give up one run on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Trailing 3-1, the Cardinals almost made a comeback in the ninth. Jon Jay and Matt Carpenter hit consecutive one-out singles off Kyle Farnsworth before pinch- hitter Daniel Descalso followed with a double to left-center field which easily scored Jay. Carpenter also tried to score but was tagged out at the plate. The call was confirmed via video replay.

Matt Holliday then flied out to end the game, giving Farnsworth his second save of the season.

Earlier, Yadier Molina's RBI double in the first inning gave St. Louis a 1-0 lead.

The Mets figured out Wacha in the fourth. Chris Young reached on a fielder's choice, Duda walked and Travis d'Arnaud singled to load the bases with one out. Ruben Tejada then drew a walk to force in a run and after Niese struck out looking, Wacha walked Kirk Nieuwenhuis to plate another run.

Duda led off the sixth with a homer off Seth Maness, making it 3-1 New York.

St. Louis put men on second and third with one out in the eighth, but Jhonny Peralta popped out and pinch-hitter Matt Adams flied out to end the threat.

Game Notes

Niese improved to 4-1 lifetime against the Cardinals ... St. Louis fell to 5-5 on an 11-game road trip ... New York improved to 3-3 on a 10-game homestand ... Molina, who went 3-for-3, extended his hitting streak to 14 games.

Box Score:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 21

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 21

  1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis - CF
  2. Curtis Granderson - RF
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  5. Chris Young - LF
  6. Lucas Duda - 1B
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
  9. Jon Niese - LHP

Preview: Game 21 - St Louis Cardinals (12-9) at New York Mets (10-10) - Wacha (2-1) vs Niese (0-2)

Preview: Game 21
St Louis Cardinals (12-9) at New York Mets (10-10)
Pitching Probables - Michael Wacha (2-1) 1.73 ERA vs Jon Niese (0-2) 2.84 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10PM


A day after Adam Wainwright suffered a hyperextended right knee, Michael Wacha will try to continue his impressive start to his first full season in the majors Wednesday night against the New York Mets.

St. Louis (12-9) was second in the majors last year with a 3.42 ERA from its rotation. The Cardinals have picked up where they left off, as their 2.20 ERA in 2014 ranks only behind Atlanta's 1.50.

They've been even better over the past nine games, compiling a 0.79 ERA while limiting opponents to a .175 batting average.

Wainwright has been a big part of that, throwing 16 scoreless innings over his past two starts. His latest, though, was cut short following the seventh inning after he awkwardly tried to field a ball in Tuesday's 3-0 win over New York (10-10).

Turning to Wacha (2-1, 1.73 ERA) could result in another strong effort on the mound. The right-hander, last year's NL championship series MVP, has allowed no more than one earned run in three of four starts this season with 25 strikeouts and only three walks.

Wacha, though, could use some help from his teammates since he's been backed by eight total runs. He pitched well enough to win Friday, allowing three runs -- one earned -- with seven strikeouts in seven innings while the Cardinals committed three errors and had five hits in a 3-1 defeat at Washington.

Wacha won his only career start against the Mets, allowing two runs in six innings of a 9-2 road victory June 11.

Jon Jay and Matt Holliday are looking for another strong performance at the plate after they totaled five hits and three RBIs on Tuesday.

That came a day after they went 0 for 7 in a 2-0 loss to open this four-game set.

Despite his performance Tuesday, Jay is 3 for 19 in five games at Citi Field. However, he's 3 for 8 with a double against Jonathon Niese, Wednesday's scheduled starter.

The Mets are 4-7 at home, thanks largely to a .184 average while scoring 2.9 runs per game.

Curtis Granderson is a major culprit, batting .089 with 16 strikeouts at home this season and hitless in his last 22 at-bats overall.

Niese (0-2, 2.84) will be looking for some help from the bats after yielding one run with seven strikeouts in six innings Friday while the offense was one-hit in a 6-0 loss to Atlanta.

He's been backed by five total runs through three outings. However, the left-hander has gotten an average of 7.3 over five career starts against the Cardinals, and he's 3-1 with a 2.00 ERA.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Recap: Game 21 - Phillies (3) at Mets (0) - Kendrick shuts down Mets, Gee falls to 1-4

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W: K. Kendrick (2-1) L: D. Gee (1-4)
HR: PHI - R. Howard (3)   NYM - None

Kyle Kendrick went the distance on a three- hitter for his second career shutout, and Ryan Howard belted a three-run homer in Philadelphia's 4-0 win over the New York Mets.

Kendrick (2-1) walked one and had five strikeouts for his third career complete game. He threw 73 of his 107 pitches for strikes.

"I really just wanted to get strike one," Kendrick said. "Most of the night I was able to do that."

Michael Young had an RBI single for the Phillies, who snapped a three-game skid.

Dillon Gee (1-4) allowed seven hits and all four runs for the Mets, who lost their second in a row.

Laynce Nix doubled to start the third inning when Mets right fielder Mike Baxter lost the ball in the lights, but Gee retired the next three batters.

Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley singled to start the sixth to put runners at the corners. Young followed with a single to left field, and Howard then got hold of a 1-1 pitch and deposited it over the wall in right-center field for his third homer of the year.

"I felt pretty good tonight," Gee said. "I felt in control, then all of a sudden I just had three balls I wish I could have back. It would be a different story."

Kendrick was cruising along. The right-hander retired 10 in a row until pinch- hitter Justin Turner singled with two outs in the eighth inning. Baxter then flied out to center.

Kendrick had a 1-2-3 ninth inning to close the opener of this three-game series.

Game Notes

The game was delayed nine minutes in the first inning because home plate umpire Brian O'Nora left due to flu-like symptoms. The contest then resumed with three umpires. First base umpire Adrian Johnson moved behind home plate ... Kendrick is 7-7 in 20 games (14 starts) lifetime against the Mets ... The Phillies have won each of their last four games at Citi Field and eight of their last 11 (dating to the 2011 season) ... Kendrick defeated the Mets, 7-3, on April 10 by throwing six innings.

Box Score:

Friday, April 26, 2013

Preview: Game 21 - Phillies at Mets - Kendrick vs Gee

Philadelphia Phillies (9-14) at New York Mets (10-10) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
K. Kendrick (R) 4 1-1 3.285.10-00.004/21STLND6.0821-019.01.89
D. Gee (R) 4 1-3 5.956.01-10.754/21WSHW5.2301-213.18.10

The last time Dillon Gee squared off against the NL East- rival Philadelphia Phillies he was hammered in just three innings of work.

The New York Mets hope it will be different this time around on Friday when they send Gee to the mound in the opener of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Gee tossed a season-low three innings in an 8-3 loss in south Philly on April 8 and was hammered for seven runs and 10 hits. He was tagged for three home runs that day, struck out two and did not walk a batter. Gee, who lost his first three starts of the season, has walked batters in three of his four outings.

A 21st-round draft pick of the Mets in 2007, Gee ended his losing streak the last time out in a 2-0 win over Washington on Sunday. The right-hander hurled 5 2/3 shutout innings, struck out six and scattered three hits. The win lifted Gee's record to 1-3 with a 5.95 earned run average.

"I'm just happy to finally contribute to a win," Gee said. "That's the truth. We needed to step it up. It's been really eating away at me the past few weeks, not going out there and doing my job."

Gee has made seven career appearances (6 starts) against the Phillies and is 2-2 with a lofty 7.75 ERA in 33 2/3 innings.

The Mets will need Gee to pitch as well as Jeremy Hefner did in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hefner did not record a decision when he held the visiting Dodgers to a run and three hits in seven innings.

It was the bullpen that blew it.

With the score even at 1-1 heading into the top of the ninth, Nick Punto led off with a double and one out later Matt Kemp was intentionally walked for good reason because of his power. Andre Ethier, though, made the Mets pay with an ensuing RBI single and Kemp later came around to score when Juan Uribe reached on an infield hit.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Recap: Spring Training Game 21 - Braves at Mets - Mets Lose 2-1

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N.Y. Mets (7-10)100000000130

W: J. Teheran (2-1) L: S. Rice (0-2) S: A. Varvaro (2)
HR: ATL - C. Johnson (3)   NYM - J. Valdespin (4)

Chris Johnson went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and Freddie Freeman drove in the deciding run with a single in the sixth inning, as the Atlanta Braves edged the New York Mets, 2-1, on Sunday.

Julio Teheran lasted six innings, allowing three hits and one run, while striking out seven batters for Atlanta.

Jordany Valdespin went 2-for-2 and accounted for New York's only run with a solo homer in the first inning as the Mets only managed three hits. Starter Jon Niese tossed five innings of two-hit ball and was charged with one run, while striking out four in defeat.

Box Score:

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 21 - Mets at Rockies - Golly Gee, Mets Win in Colorado 7-5

Coors Field (Denver, Colo.)

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Colorado (10-10)100300001590

W: D. Gee (2-2) L: G. Moscoso (0-1)
S: F. Francisco (5)
HR: NYM - L. Duda (4)   COL - D. Fowler (4)


Lucas Duda smacked a two-run homer and drove in four runs, while David Wright registered three hits to go with two runs batted in and a pair of runs scored as the New York Mets downed the Colorado Rockies, 7-5, in the second test of a three-game set on Saturday.

Ruben Tejada tallied three hits and scored twice for the Mets, who have won four of their past five games.

Dillon Gee (2-2) picked up the win after allowing four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits and two walks over seven innings and Frank Francisco worked around a Dexter Fowler solo shot in the ninth to pick up his fifth save of the season.

Guillermo Moscoso (0-1) was touched for six runs on nine hits and one walk in a five-inning start for Colorado.

Box Score:

Preview: Game 21 - Mets at Rockies - Gee Looks to Cool Down the Rockies

New York Mets (11-9) at Colorado Rockies (10-9) 8:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 3 1-2 5.215.21-01.294/23SFL6.21271-219.05.21
J. Guthrie (R) 4 2-1 5.926.00-110.454/22@MILW7.0311-117.16.75

Gonzalez Going Deep!
An offensive barrage led by Carlos Gonzalez has given the Colorado Rockies some desired momentum.

Gonzalez looks for another strong performance at the plate as the Rockies attempt to overcome an injury to scheduled starter Jeremy Guthrie against the New York Mets on Saturday night.

Colorado (10-9) collected 19 hits with four homers and two triples in an 18-9 win over New York (11-9) in the opener of this three-game series Friday. The Rockies' offensive romp included an 11-run fifth, during which Gonzalez drove in five runs with a three-run homer and two-run single.

The All-star left fielder finished with three hits and a career high-tying six RBIs, raising his batting average 23 points to .269.

"Hitting's kind of contagious and we ran off a few in a row, and got some momentum," said shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who had two hits, including a solo homer Friday.

Tulowitzki is hitting .439 with six homers and 10 RBIs in his last 10 meetings with the Mets, while Gonzalez has a career .217 average with four homers and 15 RBIs in 16 matchups.

The Rockies were scheduled to give the ball to Guthrie, but he's instead headed for the 15-day disabled list after injuring his right shoulder in a fall from his bicycle on the way to the stadium Friday.

He underwent an MRI and there was no sign of structural damage but he is dealing with pain in his AC joint.

''At this point, it's pretty much pain. That's what I have. There's no (other) issue,'' he said. ''I have some pain but when that goes away, I can throw, and everything is a go.''

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 21 - Mets Get Blown Out 12-0, Bay Hurt in Losing Cause

Sinking Ship?
Final Score: Washington 12, NY Mets 0 

Roger Bernadina went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, four RBI and a run scored as the Washington Nationals thumped the New York Mets, 12-0, in spring training action on Sunday.

Jayson Werth ripped a two-run homer, while Ian Desmond and Chad Tracy added solo shots for the Nationals. Ryan Zimmerman finished 3-for-5 with three runs scored and Stephen Strasburg scattered five hits over five innings while striking out five and walking one.

Ruben Tejada and Vinny Rottino had two hits apiece and starter Matt Harvey was lit up for five runs and seven hits in just one inning. To make matters worse for New York, left fielder Jason Bay left the game with a bruised right forearm after getting hit by a Strasburg pitch.

Box Score:

Today's Spring Training Mets Lineup vs Nationals - Game 21

Mets Sunday Lineup vs Washington:
  1. Tejada-SS
  2. Murphy-2B
  3. Bay-LF
  4. Davis-1B
  5. Rottino-3B
  6. Valdespin-CF
  7. Loewen-RF
  8. May-C
  9. Harvey-RHP

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 21 - Diamondbacks at Mets

Final Score: New York 6, Arizona 4

Daniel Murphy hit RBI singles in the sixth and eighth innings, lifting the New York Mets over the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-4, in the second test of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Jason Bay hit a solo homer and drove in three runs for the Mets, who have won three in a row for the second time in 2011. Ike Davis also hit a solo home run.

Dillon Gee (2-0) went six innings in the start, allowing four runs -- two earned -- on five hits to pick up the win. He also struck out five and walked one.

Miguel Montero hit a solo homer for Arizona, which got an RBI apiece from Stephen Drew, Gerardo Parra and Ryan Roberts.

Barry Enright (0-2) went 5 2/3 innings, giving up five runs on 12 hits to take the loss.

Arizona scored a run in the first inning. Justin Upton hit a two-out single and crossed the plate on Drew's triple to right.

New York responded with two runs in the home first to take the lead. Jose Reyes walked and David Wright singled to put men on the corners with one out. After Carlos Beltran fouled out, Wright stole second. Bay followed with a two-run single to center.

The Mets hit two homers in the third to take a 4-1 lead. With two outs, Bay cleared the right-center field wall. Davis then hit a homer to right.

Today's Starting Lineups: Diamondbacks at Mets - Game 21

Starting Lineups: Arizona at NY Mets - Game 21

CFYoung, Chris413.237
2BJohnson, Kelly36.194
RFUpton, Justin411.268
SSDrew, Stephen111.315
CMontero, Miguel27.333
3BMora, Melvin06.281
1BMiranda, Juan13.233
LFParra, Gerardo02.268
PEnright, Barry (0-1, 6.23)
NY Mets
SSReyes, Jose16.315
2BMurphy, Daniel16.275
3BWright, David311.240
RFBeltran, Carlos39.286
LFBay, Jason00.250
1BDavis, Ike316.290
CThole, Josh03.236
CFPridie, Jason00.000
PGee, Dillon (1-0, 1.59)

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Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 21 - Diamondbacks at Mets

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 24:  Dillon Gee ...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
Arizona Diamondbacks (8-10) at New York Mets (7-13), 1:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Arizona - Barry Enright (0-1, 6.23) New York - Dillon Gee (1-0, 1.59)

The New York Mets can win for a third straight time since a dreadful 1-9 skid today, when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks in the middle game of a three-game series at Citi Field.

The Mets started the season 4-4, then lost seven straight before splitting their last four contests, including a 4-1 win over Arizona in Friday's series opener. New York's Ike Davis hit a reviewed home run in the seventh inning.

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