Showing posts with label Game 24. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 24. Show all posts

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Recap: Game 24 - Marlins (7) at Mets (6) - The Night that could've been, Mets Drop Heartbreaker in 10



New York

W: M. Dunn (2-3) L: K. Farnsworth (0-1) S: S. Cishek (5)
HR: MIA - G. Stanton (7),J. Saltalamacchia (4)   NYM - B. Abreu (1)


Jarrod Saltalamacchia slugged a tiebreaking home run in the top of the 10th inning to send the Miami Marlins to a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets in the middle test of a three-game set Saturday at Citi Field.

Kyle Farnsworth (0-1) replaced Daisuke Matsuzaka on the mound to start the 10th and was greeted by Saltalamacchia, who drove a 2-2 fastball over the wall in left-center field to break the 6-6 stalemate.

Steve Cishek bounced back from Friday's blown save by spinning a scoreless bottom of the 10th to secure his fifth save of the season. Cishek had converted a club-record 33 straight save opportunities prior to blowing a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning Friday.

Mike Dunn (2-3) struck out four over two perfect innings of relief work to pick up the victory.

Giancarlo Stanton smacked a two-run homer to spark Miami's five-run sixth inning, while Casey McGehee collected three hits and scored two runs to help the Marlins snap a two-game skid.

Bobby Abreu belted a two-run blast and Lucas Duda added a two-run single for the Mets, who had won three straight games.

New York starter Jenrry Mejia held Miami to just one run over the first five frames before running into trouble in the sixth with his team ahead 5-1.

Marcell Ozuna opened the inning with a double and Stanton followed with a drive over the wall in right-center field to bring the Marlins within 5-3.

McGehee then singled and Saltalamacchia walked before Garrett Jones lined out and Mejia induced a fielder's choice groundout from Derek Dietrich that left runners on the corners with two away.

Mejia was unable to wiggle out of the jam, however, as Adeiny Hechavarria stroked a single to center to score McGehee.

After Carlos Torres took over for Mejia, pinch-hitter Reed Johnson ripped a double into the right-field corner to plate both runners for a 6-5 lead.

New York evened things in the home half after Travis d'Arnaud kept the inning alive with a two-out walk. A passed ball by Saltalamacchia allowed d'Arnaud to move to second before Omar Quintanilla slapped a grounder to the hole at shortstop.

Hechavarria made a nice backhand stab on the play, but his throw to first sailed and d'Arnaud raced home to tie the game at 6-6.

The Marlins nearly broke the deadlock in the ninth when they put men on second and third with two away, but Matsuzaka caught McGehee staring at strike three to end the inning.

Early on, the Mets pushed three runs across in the first against Miami starter Kevin Slowey. Eric Young Jr. slapped a leadoff single and then stole second with David Wright at the dish. Saltalamacchia misfired on his throw to second, allowing Young to race to third.

After Wright plated Young with a sacrifice fly, Daniel Murphy ripped a single to center and Abreu followed with his first big league home run since Sept. 28, 2012 to give the Mets a 3-0 lead.

Dietrich's RBI single in the second got Miami on the board, but the Mets pushed two more runs across in the third to increase their cushion.

With two runners aboard and two away in the frame, Duda drilled a single back up the middle to score Curtis Granderson and Murphy, who both walked earlier in the inning.

Game Notes

Abreu's last homer in the MLB came as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Colorado Rockies ... Stanton has 29 RBI, moving him within one of Moises Alou's club record for RBI in the first month of a season. Alou had 30 in 1997 ... The Marlins improved to 2-9 on the road this season ... Slowey allowed five runs on five hits and two walks over four frames ... Mejia was charged for six runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings ... Eric Young recorded his 12th stolen base of the season and has reached base in 20 straight games.

Box Score:

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 24

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 24

  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF (.000)
  2. Curtis Granderson - CF (.375)
  3. David Wright - 3B (.500)
  4. Daniel Murphy - 2B (.111)
  5. Bobby Abreu - RF (.389)
  6. Lucas Duda -1B (.375)
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C (.000)
  8. Omar Quintanilla -SS (.500)
  9. Jenrry Mejia - RHP 
(Career AVG. vs Slowey) Check Out Tonight's Preview For More Complete Batter/Pitcher Splits Click Here

Curtis Granderson makes his first Mets start in center field to make room for Bobby Abreu in right.

Preview: Game 24 - Miami Marlins (10-13) at New York Mets (13-10) - Slowey (0-0) vs Mejia (3-0)

Preview: Game 24
Miami Marlins (10-13) at New York Mets (13-10)
Pitching Probables - Kevin Slowey (0-0) 4.15 ERA vs Jenrry Mejia (3-0) 1.99 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM


The New York Mets will send Jenrry Mejia (3-0) on the mound against the Miami Marlins (10-13), who has certainly found a rhythm on the mound. He currently owns the lowest ERA (1.99) of any member of the rotation. The right-hander has tossed a career-best 13 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings.

He allowed four hits in 6 2/3 innings while collecting seven strikeouts in Monday's 2-0 win over St. Louis.

Mejia is 0-1 with a 4.22 ERA in six meetings with the Marlins (10-13), and he lost his only start against them 3-2 on July 31, giving up three runs in six innings.

The Marlins are hitting .179 with four runs during that slide in New York, and the offense isn't looking much better with a .193 average and 10 runs while dropping three of five.

Two of Garrett Jones' four hits over the past four games have been homers, but they've been solo shots in losing efforts. That includes one while going 2 for 4 in the opener of this series, improving to 10 for 25 with three homers and eight RBIs in seven games at Citi Field. However, he's 0 for 3 versus Mejia. The current Marlins only have 21 career AB's vs Mejia and have four hits (.190).

The Marlins will give Kevin Slowey (0-0, 4.15) a second turn in the rotation in place of the injured Jacob Turner (strained right shoulder).

Slowey, who made his first four appearances out of the bullpen, allowed two runs and three hits in five innings in a 3-2 win over Seattle on Sunday.

The right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings of relief while striking out eight in a 2-1, 20-inning win at New York on June 8.

Slowey against the Mets is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA in his career. He hasn't fared well versus Curtis Granderson, who is 6 for 16 (.375) with three doubles and a homer in their matchups. Bobby Abreu, who has 18 AB's against Slowey in his career, is batting .389 vs him with 1 2B and 3 HR's with 4 RBI's. David Wright also has fared well against Slowey batting .500 (6 for 12) with 1 2B and 1 HR with 2 RBI's. The Mets as a team are batting .337 (28 for 83) with 7 HR's vs Slowey..

The Mets will have the numbers on their side for this one, but the Mets have to translate that on the field in order to get the win... LGM!

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Recap: Game 24 - Mets (3) at Marlins (4) - Mets Blow it in 15 Innings

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W: J. Rauch (1-2) L: S. Marcum (0-2)
HR: NYM - J. Buck (9)   MIA - None

Nick Green hit a game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 15th inning as the Miami Marlins rallied for a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets Monday in the opener of a three-game test.

After the Mets plated a run in the top of the 15th, Greg Dobbs singled to center with one out in the bottom half. Justin Ruggiano walked and Rob Brantly poked a single to right to tie the game. Green, who finished with two hits, plated Ruggiano with a deep fly to left field for the difference-maker.

Reliever Jon Rauch (1-2) picked up the win after lasting three innings and allowing one run, while striking out five in the victory. Brantly finished 3- for-7 with an RBI and Green drove in two for the Marlins, who have won two straight for the first time since October 1-2 of 2012. That was also the last time the Mets came to town.

Miami outfielder Giancarlo Stanton left the game in the 10th with a hamstring injury. He hit a slow-roller to the pitcher and tried to beat out the throw, but hit first base and was visibly in pain and fell to the ground.

John Buck had the game's only homer, a two-run blast, and Ruben Tejada hit a tie-breaking infield single in the top of the 15th for the Mets, who have lost a season-high five straight games. Shaun Marcum (0-2) was dealt with the loss after working 1 2/3 innings in relief and allowing both crucial runs.

Bobby Parnell had a blown save, his second of the season, in the ninth.

New York, which finished 1-for-18 with runners in scoring position, finally broke through in the top of the 15th. Lucas Duda doubled to the gap in right- center with one down and moved to third on a ground out. Ike Davis was intentionally walked before both he and Duda advanced one base on a wild pitch. Tejada then hit a chopping infield single in between third and short to score Duda and give the Mets a 3-2 advantage.

Buck's fourth-inning, two-run homer stood as the difference for the visitors for the majority of the game. That was until the ninth, when Parnell served up a leadoff double to Ruggiano.

Brantly followed with a bloop single to center to put runners on the corners before Green tied the game at 2-2 with a sac fly to center. Parnell, though, escaped the inning as Chris Coghlan grounded into a inning-ending double play.

Mets starter Matt Harvey lasted 5 1/3 innings and gave up one run on seven hits while striking out seven. The righty was looking to become the third Mets starter in franchise history to go 5-0 in April, but ends the month with a no-decision in his last two starts.

Miami starter Jose Fernandez lasted four innings and yielded two runs on three hits and three walks and also struck out four.

In the fourth, Duda drew a walk to open up the frame and Buck followed with a blast that hit off the Marlins home run statue in deep center field and gave the Mets a 2-1 lead.

It was Buck's ninth homer of the young season -- which is tied for the most in Mets history for the month -- and 25th RBI, one behind Jeff Kent's 1994 April team record.

In the third, Juan Pierre smacked a leadoff single and advanced to third on Donovan Solano's liner up the middle. Stanton then grounded into a 4-6-3 double play that plated Pierre to make it 1-0.

Game Notes

New York's David Wright was held out of the starting lineup due to a stiff neck, but appeared as a pinch-hitter in the 13th and struck out ... Buck now shares the Mets' April home run record with Dave Kingman (1976) and Carlos Delgado (2006) ... Harvey has allowed 21 hits over 40 1/3 innings in six starts this season ... It was the longest Mets game since a 20-inning, 2-1 win on April 17, 2010 at St. Louis ... Game time: 5 hours, 31 minutes ... Dwight Gooden (1988) and Pedro Martinez (2006) are the only Mets starters to go 5-0 in April.

Box Score:

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 24

Here is Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 24

  1. Mike Baxter, RF
  2. Justin Turner, 3B
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  4. Lucas Duda, LF
  5. John Buck, C
  6. Ike Davis, 1B
  7. Ruben Tejada, SS
  8. Jordany Valdespin, CF
  9. Matt Harvey, P

Preview: Game 24 - Mets at Marlins - Harvey vs Fernandez

New York Mets (10-13) at Miami Marlins (6-19) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 5 4-0 1.546.02-01.204/24LADND6.0432-021.02.14
J. Fernandez (R) 4 0-2 4.505.00-00.004/23@MINL5.0640-215.05.40

Early-season phenom Matt Harvey can make it five straight wins on Monday night when his New York Mets visit Marlins Park for the first of three games against the Miami Marlins.

The seventh overall pick by the Mets in 2010, Harvey reached the majors last season as a 23-year-old and was 3-5 in 10 starts while posting a 2.73 earned run average in 59 1/3 innings.

He's been even stingier thus far in 2013, allowing just six earned runs on 14 hits in his initial 35 innings while defeating San Diego, Philadelphia, Minnesota and Washington in succession between April 3 and 19.

The ERA swelled from 0.93 to 1.54 after his most recent outing, a no-decision against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 24 in which he allowed three runs on four hits in six innings.

The Mets won the game, 7-3, and have outscored opponents, 33-12, in games Harvey has started.

Miami goes with fellow former first-rounder Jose Fernandez, who faces the Mets for the second time in his fifth big-league appearance.

Just 22 years old, Fernandez was the 14th overall pick in 2011 and debuted with the Marlins on April 7 against the Mets in New York.

He struck out six batters and allowed just three hits and a run while taking a no-decision in a 4-3 loss, in which he became the youngest starting pitcher in Marlins history.

He's 0-2 in three starts since against Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Minnesota and has given up nine runs on 14 hits in 15 innings.

In one home start thus far, against the Phillies, Fernandez pitched six innings, allowed two hits and did not give up a run.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Recap: Spring Training Game 24 - Cards at Mets - Mets Lose 3-2

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N.Y. Mets (9-11)000200000280

W: M. Cleto (1-0) L: B. Lyon (0-1) S: J. Motte (1)
HR: STL - D. Freese (2)   NYM - None

Allen Craig's RBI single in the eighth inning proved to be the difference in St. Louis' 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday.

David Freese had a solo home run and Adam Wainwright contributed a run scoring single in addition to his 4 2/3 innings of work in the start for the Cardinals. He struck out three and gave up two runs on three hits.

New York starter Jeremy Hefner struck out four and surrendered two runs on five hits over five frames. Matt den Dekker's two-run scoring triple in the fourth inning accounted for the Mets' only runs.

Box Score:

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Recap: Game 24 - Mets at Astros - Two Astros Homers Powers them to Win over Mets

Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX)

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Houston (10-14) «23000100x6100

W: J. Happ (2-1) L: J. Niese (2-1)
S: B. Myers (6)
HR: NYM - None   HOU - J. Lowrie (3),C. Snyder (1)


Jed Lowrie and Chris Snyder both homered in support of J.A. Happ and the Astros downed the Mets, 6-3, on Tuesday.

Lowrie hit a two-run blast in the first inning and Snyder followed with a three-run shot in the second. J.D. Martinez added an RBI for Houston, which has won the first two of this three-game series.

Happ (2-1) allowed three runs on six hits while striking out seven over 6 1/3 frames. Brett Myers tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his sixth save of the season.

Scott Hairston, Andres Torres and Josh Thole had an RBI apiece for New York while Jon Niese (2-1) lasted just three innings and was charged with five runs in the loss.

Box Score:

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 24

Turner finds his 2B glove
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 24:
  1. Nieuwenhuis-LF
  2. Tejada-SS
  3. Turner-2B
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Hairston-RF
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Torres-CF
  8. Thole-C
  9. Niese-LHP
Justin Turner will bat 3rd and play 2B.  Scott Hariston plays RF as Lucas Duda sits against lefty . Collins having faith in Kirk Nieuwenhuis, will lead off and play LF .

April Stats: Wright hit .389 in April, which is tied for the fifth-highest mark in team history in April.  Nieuwenhuis led all ML rookies with a .325 batting average in April. It was also the 3rd-highest by a rookie in team history.

Preview: Game 24 - Mets at Astros - Niese will try to remain perfect

New York Mets (13-10) at Houston Astros (9-14) 8:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 4 2-0 2.815.21-00.004/26MIAND7.0421-019.22.29
J. Happ (L) 4 1-1 4.705.21-14.504/25@MILND5.0740-117.04.76


Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Jonathon Niese (2-0, 2.81) Houston - J.A. Happ (1-1, 4.70)

Lefty Jonathon Niese can make it five straight starts without a loss tonight when the New York Mets visit Minute Maid Park for the second game of a three-game series with the Houston Astros.

An 11-game winner with the Mets last season, Niese began 2012 with consecutive defeats of Atlanta and Philadelphia, in which he allowed seven hits and four runs in 12 2/3 innings of work.

He's subsequently picked up no-decisions in starts against San Francisco and Miami, giving up five runs on 11 hits in 13 innings. The Mets are 3-1 in games he's pitched.

Niese has split a pair of career decisions in three starts against Houston with a 1.80 earned run average in 20 innings.

Another southpaw, Illinois native J.A. Happ, gets the start for Houston.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 24 - Nationals Skim Past Mets, Niese Pitches Well Inspite of Loss

Final Score: Washington 3, NY Mets 2

Jordan Zimmermann tossed six scoreless innings and Jayson Werth homered to lift the Washington Nationals to a 3-2 win over the New York Mets.

Zimmermann scattered two hits and struck out two batters while walking none.

Washington's Ian Desmond went 4-for-4 and scored a run. Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda both knocked in a run for the Mets. New York starter Jon Niese gave up two runs on five hits with a walk and six strikeouts over six full frames.

Box Score:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 24 - Mets at Nationals - Win 6th in a row

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Final Score: New York 6, Washington 3

Daniel Murphy ripped a two-run double during a four-run ninth inning the New York Mets used to record a 6-3 victory over Washington in the second of a three-game series from Nationals Park.

Murphy had also blasted a game-tying solo homer in the eighth in a pinch-hit appearance. The Mets fell behind again, but loaded the bases to begin their final at-bat, then tied the game on a sacrifice fly from pinch-hitter Chin- Lung Hu. Josh Thole knocked in the decisive run with a groundout to short before Murphy created some breathing room.

Sean Burnett (0-1) suffered the blown save and the loss for the Nationals, who have dropped six of seven. He allowed four runs, four hits and a walk in the ninth.

The Mets have won a season-high six straight games, climbing over the Nationals and out of the National League East cellar in the process.

Box Score: Click Here 
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Mets Lineup for Tonight - Mets at Nationals - Game 24

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 Mets Lineup @ Washington - Game 24

  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Beltran-RF
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Hairston-CF
  8. Nickeas-C
  9. Dickey-RHP
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Tom Gorzelanny Vs Mets, Mets might have to scratch out runs

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Tom Gorzelanny
Carlos Beltran5 2 0 0 2 3 2 1 .400 .571 1.600 2.171
Willie Harris3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Scott Hairston9 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 .111 .273 .111 .384
Jose Reyes12 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 .167 .375 .167 .542
Jason Bay3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
David Wright12 3 3 0 0 1 3 4 .250 .400 .500 .900
Chin-lung Hu2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Daniel Murphy1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mike Nickeas2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Josh Thole1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ike Davis5 3 0 1 0 2 0 2 .600 .667 1.000 1.667

Mets could have a hard time against Gorzelanny Tonight. The Mets have only posted a .200 AVG. against him. Only Hot Hitting Beltran and Davis have had positive outcomes vs Gorzelanny. The Mets have to scratch out runs and make sure Dickey can hold the opposition down to the minimum.  Let's Go Mets!
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R.A. Dickey vs Nationals, Nats have had success against him

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Washington Nationals Career statistics vs. R.A. Dickey
Ivan Rodriguez13 4 1 0 0 2 2 3 .308 .400 .385 .785
Matt Stairs11 5 0 1 1 4 1 2 .455 .500 .909 1.409
Alex Cora1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Rick Ankiel10 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .500 .900
Jayson Werth14 4 1 0 1 1 2 4 .286 .375 .571 .946
Adam LaRoche6 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .429 .333 .762
Michael Morse5 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
Roger Bernadina5 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Wilson Ramos2 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.000 3.000 4.000
Danny Espinosa4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .200 .000 .200

Dickey better bring his A-Game Tonight. The Nats are batting a collective.310 vs him. Let's just say they are seeing red...
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Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 24 - Mets at Nationals

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New York Mets (10-13) at Washington Nationals (10-11), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - R.A. Dickey (1-3, 4.10) Washington - Tom Gorzelanny (0-2, 4.96)

Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey takes the hill for the streaking New York Mets tonight when they continue a three-game series with the host Washington Nationals at Nationals Park.

The Mets won their fifth straight game in Tuesday's series opener, when Josh Thole hit a two-run double and drove in three in a 6-4 triumph. Carlos Beltran and David Wright also each drove in a run for New York, which began the season at 4-4 before a 1-9 stretch that preceded the latest success.

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 and was 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.

Dickey, who turned 36 in October, faces the Nationals for the second time this season and eighth time in a career that began when he was a first-round pick - 18th overall - by the Texas Rangers in 1996.

He opened the 2011 season with a 9-2 win at Florida, then dropped a 6-2 verdict at home against Washington after allowing six hits and three runs in five innings of work. He's picked up two losses and a hold in two starts and a relief outing since, and has allowed 28 hits and 12 earned runs in 26 1/3 combined innings.

The Nashville native is 1-2 with a hold in the seven previous encounters with the Nationals, posting a 4.40 earned run average across 28 2/3 innings while allowing a .273 batting average.

Washington goes with lefty Tom Gorzelanny, who also gets his second start of the season against the Mets.

The 28-year-old was touched for four hits and five earned runs - with eight strikeouts - in a 5 1/3-inning stint on April 9 at Citi Field, dropping an 8-4 decision.

He's 2-4 in 10 career games against the Mets - six starts - with a 5.70 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 30 innings.

The loss in New York was his initial outing of 2011 and has been followed by a no-decision in a 4-3 Nationals win over Milwaukee and a 5-0 loss at St. Louis in which he allowed just two hits and two runs in five innings.

Washington and New York split 18 matchups last season.
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