Showing posts with label Game 23. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 23. Show all posts

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 23 - Marlins (3) at Mets (4) - Granderson's Walkoff Single Wins it in Ninth



New York

W: J. Familia (1-2) L: S. Cishek (1-1)
HR: MIA - J. Saltalamacchia (3),G. Jones (4)   NYM - None


Curtis Granderson's RBI single capped a two-run ninth inning and lifted the New York Mets to a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins in the opener of a three-game set from Citi Field.

Steve Cishek (1-1) entered to close it out for Miami in the ninth, but Lucas Duda greeted him with a hump-back liner to left to leadoff the inning, then moved over to second on a sacrifice bunt from Travis d'Arnaud. Pinch-hitter Bobby Abreu followed with a lineout to left for the second out of the inning.

Omar Quintanilla represented New York's last chance and he fisted one down the left-field line that scored Duda and tied the game.

Cishek had converted a franchise-record 33 straight saves entering the game.

Pinch-hitter Kirk Nieuwenhuis slapped a double to left-center that put runners on second and third before Granderson ripped a single right passed Garrett Jones at first that scored Quintanilla.

Jeurys Familia (1-2) earned the win for pitching a scoreless ninth. Zack Wheeler received a no-decision in the start for the Mets, striking out 10 over six innings and allowing one run on four hits with three walks.

David Wright and Daniel Murphy also knocked in runs for New York, which has won five of its last six.

Henderson Alvarez started on the bump for Miami and was charged with two runs on six hits with four strikeouts over six innings.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jones each had solo home runs and Marcell Ozuna added an RBI for the Marlins, who have dropped three of four and fell to 1-9 on the road.

The Mets got on the board with a two-run third inning. Eric Young Jr. reached on an infield single to lead off the frame, then stole second and moved over to third on a Granderson flyout. Wright followed with a single that plated Young, and Murphy knocked in Wright with a opposite-field double into the left-field corner.

Murphy stole third, however, was stranded when Chris Young grounded out to shortstop and Duda flied out to center to end the inning.

With runners at the corners and two outs in the top of the fifth, Ozuna poked a single to center that scored Derek Dietrich, which cut the deficit in half. Giancarlo Stanton then flied out to deep right for the final out of the inning.

Gonzalez Germen had no problems in the seventh in relief of Wheeler, facing the minimum number of hitters to keep a 2-1 lead intact.

Germen stayed in to pitch the eighth and struck out Stanton and Casey MeGehee for two quick outs. Germen thought he rung up Saltalamacchia looking to end the inning, but his 2-2 pitch was called a ball. Two pitches later, Saltalamacchia ripped an opposite-field blast to left-center that tied the game.

Jones followed with a homer off the foul pole in right that gave the Marlins a 3-2 lead heading into the home half of the eighth.

Game Notes

Alvarez has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his five starts this season ... The Marlins were 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position ... New York was 3-for-9 with RISP ... Wright committed his first error of the season on the first play of the game.

Box Score:

Friday, April 25, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 23

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 23

  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. Travis d'Arnaud C
  8. Ruben Tejada SS
  9. Zack Wheeler RHP

Preview: Game 23 - Miami Marlins (10-12) at New York Mets (12-10) - Alvarez (1-2) vs Wheeler (1-2)

Preview: Game 23
Miami Marlins (10-12) at New York Mets (12-10)
Pitching Probables - Henderson Alvarez (1-2) 2.66 ERA vs Zack Wheeler (1-2) 4.63 ERA
TV - PIX 11 - Radio - 710 WOR AM - First Pitch - 7:10PM


The Mets (12-10), opening the final series of their season high-tying 10-game homestand, are hitting .187 with six extra-base hits during a 4-1 stretch. But they were 7 for 21 with runners in scoring position in their three wins in a four-game series with St. Louis.

The Mets will have to face Henderson Alvarez, who has seen the Mets before. He recorded his third career shutout and first victory of the season Saturday, surrendering two hits in a 7-0 win over Seattle. The right-hander didn't issue a walk after allowing seven over his previous 14 2/3 innings.

 Alvarez is 2-1 with a 3.72 ERA vs the Mets.  Alvarez gave up six runs in five innings to lose his first career start against the Mets in 2012, but held them to a combined two runs and 10 hits over 14 1/3 innings in two matchups last season and won both.

The Current group of Mets are batting just .230 off Alvarez. Curtis Granderson , who has seen Alvarez the most (12 AB's) is batting .250 vs him.

Taking the hill for New York will be Zack Wheeler (1-2, 4.63), who has had three quality starts in four outings. He gave up three runs over six innings in a 4-3, 14-inning win over Atlanta on Sunday.

Wheeler limited Miami to two runs and three hits in seven innings of a 4-2 road victory in his eighth career start July 30, going without a decision.

The Marlins (10-12), who are a big league-worst 1-8 away from home, have dropped 16 of their last 23 at Citi Field.

The Marlins have seven runs and 24 hits over their last four games, going homerless in three of them after hitting at least one in 10 straight contests. They struck out 41 times while dropping two of three in Atlanta this week despite outhitting the Braves 20-19 and posting a collective 2.08 ERA.

Giancarlo Stanton is 2 for 18 over his last five with nine strikeouts and just one RBI, though his 27 RBIs still lead the majors.

Stanton, though, is 4 for 36 with 14 strikeouts over his last 10 games versus the Mets. Christian Yelich is batting .179 in eight career matchups against them but enters on a 17-game hitting streak.  LGM!

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Recap: Game 23 - Phillies (5) at Mets (1) - Howard Dooms Mets Off Bench, Phils Sweep Series

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N.Y. Mets (10-13)100000000133

W: C. Hamels (1-3) L: J. Niese (2-2)
HR: PHI - F. Galvis (3)   NYM - None

Given new life, the Philadelphia Phillies capitalized and wrapped up a three-game sweep over the New York Mets with a 5-1 win at Citi Field.

The Phillies strung together four straight hits with two outs in the top of the seventh inning after New York catcher John Buck dropped a Laynce Nix pop up behind the plate.

Nix, pinch-hitting for starting pitcher Cole Hamels, wound up ripping a single to left field. Jimmy Rollins followed with another base hit off New York starter Jon Niese (2-2), who was removed after having thrown 117 pitches.

The right-handed throwing Scott Atchison took over on the mound and Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel countered New York skipper Terry Collins' move by having Ryan Howard pinch hit for Kevin Frandsen.

Howard wasn't in the starting lineup because of his struggles against the southpaw Niese. He has just one hit in 15 at-bats with seven strikeouts.

Ahead 2-0 in the count, Howard drove Atchison's offering to deep center field for a two-run double that broke a 1-1 tie. He then scored on a Chase Utley single to make it 4-1.

The outburst enabled Hamels to earn his elusive first win of the season.

John Mayberry, Jr. added an RBI double in the eighth for the Phillies, who have won six straight at Citi Field and nine of the last 10 games overall against the Mets.

It wasn't the sharpest outing for Hamels (1-3), who matched a career high with six walks. He did, however, record eight strikeouts and held New York to a pair of first-inning hits that produced a run.

The Mets mustered only one more hit in the game.

Ruben Tejada doubled twice for New York, which has lost a season-high four consecutive games.

The Mets committed two errors in the opening frame, including the first one by third baseman David Wright in 78 games. Wright's misplay allowed Philadelphia to load the bases with two outs. Niese, though, retired Domonic Brown on a fielder's choice.

New York got on the board when Tejada led off the bottom of the inning with a double and scored on Wright's one-out single.

Hamels struggled with his command in the fourth, but struck out Niese looking after walking the bases loaded.

Freddy Galvis golfed a leadoff home run to left field off Niese to tie things up in the fifth.

Game Notes

Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz went 1-for-4 in his season debut. Ruiz was reinstated from the restricted list Sunday after missing the first 25 games of the season while serving a suspension for a banned amphetamine. To make room for Ruiz, the Phillies designated veteran catcher Humberto Quintero for assignment ... Howard has 10 RBI over his last five games and extended his hitting streak to 10 games ... Niese, making his 100th career start, allowed five hits and walked one.

Box Score:

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 23 - Phillies at Mets

Today's Starting Lineups -  Game 23 - Phillies at Mets

  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. John Buck, c
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. Marlon Byrd, rf
  7. Ike Davis, 1b
  8. Juan Lagares, cf
  9. Jonathon Niese, lhp

  1. Jimmy Rollins, ss
  2. Kevin Frandsen, 1b
  3. Chase Utley, 2b
  4. Michael Young, 3b
  5. Carlos Ruiz, c
  6. Domonic Brown, rf
  7. John Mayberry Jr., cf
  8. Freddy Galvis, lf
  9. Cole Hamels, lhp

Preview: Game 23 - Phillies at Mets - Hamels vs Niese

Philadelphia Phillies (11-14) at New York Mets (10-12) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Hamels (L) 5 0-3 5.406.10-14.914/23PITL8.0720-121.02.57
J. Niese (L) 5 2-1 3.815.21-02.404/23LADND2.1311-113.15.40

The Philadelphia Phillies have won five straight games at Citi Field. Cole Hamels hopes the recent good fortunes in Flushing can rub off on him as he searches for his first victory of 2013.

A 17-game winner last year, Hamels has struggled to get run support. The Phillies have totaled just four runs in the last three games he's started. Most recently Hamels threw eight innings in a 2-0 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday.

Hamels, who is just 5-10 with a 4.33 ERA in 21 starts against the Mets, may be throwing to a familiar face on Sunday, as catcher Carlos Ruiz was activated from the restricted list.

Ruiz had been suspended for the first 25 games following a positive banned stimulant test in the offseason.

"The last two years, he's come into his own as a hitter," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "He's gonna help us offensively. Gonna give us some different options in our lineup."

Ruiz enjoyed a career year last season, hitting .325 with 16 home runs and 68 RBI.

Jonathon Niese, meanwhile, left his last start Tuesday against the Dodgers after being hit by a batted ball on his right leg. He departed after 2 1/3 innings. The lefty is 5-5 with a 3.63 ERA in 13 games when facing the Phillies.

Yesterday, Domonic Brown and John Mayberry, Jr. clubbed back-to-back homers to highlight a five-run fifth inning that helped lift the Phillies to a 9-4 win.

Ryan Howard drove in two runs for the Phillies, while starter Jonathan Pettibone (1-0) picked up his first major league win in his second career start. Pettibone gave up three runs on seven hits and walked two in five innings.

"It seems to me when he fell behind he made pretty good pitches and got out of it," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "When he got ahead in the count he was having some problems."

David Wright went 2-for-4 with one RBI for New York, which was shut down by Kyle Kendrick in Friday's series opener, managing just three hits -- all singles -- in a 4-0 loss.

Shaun Marcum (0-1) came off the 15-day disabled list to make his Mets debut against the Phillies. Signed to a one-year contract in January, Marcum had been sidelined with a neck injury.

The right-hander departed after four frames, replaced by Robert Carson with the Mets down 3-2.

"I felt like I had a lot more left in me," Marcum said of his short outing.

The Phillies have won nine of their last 12 at Citi Field.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 23 - Mets at Astros - Cowgill Homers, Mets Win 7-5

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Houston (9-13)2300000005111

W: G. Burke (1-0) L: K. Chapman (0-1) S: J. Familia (1)
HR: NYM - C. Cowgill (3)   HOU - C. Pena (4)

Collin Cowgill hit a two-run home run to help the New York Mets take a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros in spring training play on Wednesday.

Matthew den Dekker drove in two runs while Jordany Valdespin added a pair of hits along with an RBI and a run scored for the Mets.

Dillon Gee was tagged for five runs on seven hits over four innings of work.

Carlos Pena smacked a two-run home run and drove in three and J.D. Martinez had two hits and a run scored for the Astros. Alex White gave up three runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Box Score:

Monday, April 30, 2012

Recap: Game 23 - Mets at Astros - Mets Fall Short in Houston, Lose 4-3

Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX)

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Houston (9-14) «00000301x450

W: F. Rodriguez (1-3) L: M. Acosta (0-2)
S: B. Myers (5)
HR: NYM - None   HOU - M. Downs (2)

Final Score: Houston 4, New York 3

Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning and the Astros downed the Mets, 4-3, on Monday in the opener of a three-game series.

New York starter R.A. Dickey carried a no-hitter through five innings, but Houston took a 3-0 lead in the sixth on Travis Buck's RBI groundout and Matt Downs' two-run homer.

The Mets tied the game in the seventh against Astros' starter Bud Norris, but Jordan Schafer led off the eighth with a single, stole second and scored on Lowrie's base hit off of Manny Acosta (0-2).

Brett Myers threw a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his fifth save of the season.

Box Score:

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 23 - Mets Activate Torres, Option Lutz

Captian Kirk at the Top of Lineup
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 23:
  1. Nieuwenhuis-LF
  2. Tejada-SS
  3. Murphy-2B
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Davis-1B
  6. Baxter-RF
  7. Torres-CF
  8. Thole-C
  9. Dickey-RHP
The Mets officially activate outfielder Andres Torres from the 15-Day Disabled List. Zach Lutz was optioned to Buffalo after Sunday's game.

Preview: Game 23 - Mets at Astros - Mets Look to Pony Up Against Stros

New York Mets (13-9) at Houston Astros (8-14) 8:05 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
R. Dickey (R) 4 3-1 4.446.01-17.154/25MIAW7.0312-118.14.91
B. Norris (R) 4 1-1 5.845.20-02.574/24@MILL5.2971-117.27.13


The New York Mets and Houston Astros were expected to be among the worst teams in the NL this season.

So far, David Wright and the Mets are among the best.

Wright and the Mets will try to conclude an impressive month on a positive note Monday night in the opener of a three-game road set against the Astros.

New York (13-9) and Houston (8-14) both finished well out of playoff contention last season and that's expected to be the case again in 2012.

The Mets, however, have surpassed expectations in the first month, owning one of the league's best records after winning for the fifth time in six games Sunday. They're batting .312 and averaging 5.3 runs during that stretch.

Their strong play continued Sunday with a 6-5 win in 11 innings at Colorado. Ike Davis singled in the go-ahead run and the Mets overcame two tying homers allowed by their bullpen.

"There were some very positive things on a day when we should have won this game a lot easier than we did," manager Terry Collins said.

Wright is hitting .397 with three homers and 14 RBIs after enduring his worst offensive season in 2011. He struggled through injuries and had a .254 average, 14 home runs and 61 RBIs.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 23 - Braves Beat Mets 7-5

Final Score: Atlanta 7, NY Mets 5

Freddie Freeman belted two solo home runs, knocked in three runs and scored three times to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 7-5 decision over the New York Mets in spring training action on Tuesday.

Michael Bourn added three RBI and two runs scored and Eric Hinske doubled in the other run for the Braves, who saw starter Buddy Carlyle allow two runs on three hits over four innings of work to earn the victory.

Lucas Duda smacked a solo shot, while Jordany Valdespin finished with two hits and an RBI. Chris Schwinden made the start for the Mets, but lasted just 2 1/3 innings after yielding four runs on five hits and two walks.

Box Score:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 23 - Mets at Nationals

Josh Thole - New York NL - 2010 Home AlternateImage by BaseballBacks via Flickr
Final Score: New York 6, Washington 4

Josh Thole hit a two-run double and drove in three as the New York Mets got past Washington, 6-4, in the opener of a three- game set at Nationals Park.

Carlos Beltran and David Wright also drove in a run each for the Mets, who upped their season-best winning streak to five games.

Ryota Igarashi (1-0) recorded the final out of the fifth for the win in relief of Chris Young. Activated from the 15-day disabled list just before game time, Young lasted just 4 2/3 innings, charged with four hits and three runs, but also drove in one.

Wilson Ramos hit a pair of homers and Jayson Werth also went deep for the Nationals, who have dropped five of six.

Jordan Zimmermann (1-4) allowed nine hits and five runs over his 5 1/3-inning start.

Box Score: Click Here
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Mets Lineup for Tonight - Mets at Nationals - Game 23

Gulf Coast League MetsImage via Wikipedia
New York Mets Lineup for Tonight's Game vs Nationals:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Murphy-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Beltran-RF
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Thole-C
  8. Pridie-CF
  9. Young-P
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Jordan Zimmermann vs Mets, Mets matchup well verse him

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Jordan Zimmermann
Carlos Beltran6 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .500 .833
Willie Harris2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jose Reyes8 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .333 .250 .583
Jason Bay3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
David Wright10 2 1 0 0 1 0 5 .200 .182 .300 .482
Daniel Murphy6 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 .333 .333 .833 1.167
Josh Thole5 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 .600 .667 .600 1.267
Ike Davis3 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 .333 .500 1.333 1.833

Mets hit Zimmermann pretty good in limited action against him. The Mets are 13 for 43 (.302) against him and Josh Thole is batting .600 with 2 RBI's.. Go to work, Lets Go Mets!

Chris Young vs Nationals, He has owned them in the past

Washington Nationals Career statistics vs. Chris Young
Ivan Rodriguez8 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Matt Stairs3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Alex Cora2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jerry Hairston Jr.5 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
Rick Ankiel6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jayson Werth7 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .125 .000 .125
Adam LaRoche20 3 1 0 1 3 2 7 .150 .227 .350 .577
Michael Morse3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Ian Desmond3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Danny Espinosa2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333

Chris Young is coming off a injury, but it is clear that this lineup has not had much success hitting only .102 collectively. It will be interesting to see how Young responds in Washington..

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 23 - Mets at Nationals

President George W. Bush throws the ceremonial...Image via Wikipedia
New York Mets (9-13) at Washington Nationals (10-10), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Chris Young (1-0, 1.46) Washington - Jordan Zimmermann (1-3, 3.70)

The New York Mets will take their new-found winning ways to Washington this evening for the start of a three-game series with the Nationals.

New York ran its win streak to four games Sunday by completing a weekend home sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. David Wright clubbed a two-run homer in the first inning and added a solo shot in the fourth, while Jason Pridie belted a three-run homer in the 8-4 victory. New York starter Jon Niese (1-3) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits over seven innings to help the Mets extend their longest winning streak of the season following a dismal 2-12 stretch.

"It's always good to get the offense going. It makes me a lot more comfortable on the mound," Niese said. "We're playing good baseball right now."

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