Showing posts with label Game 27. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 27. Show all posts

Friday, May 02, 2014

Recap: Game 27 - Mets (4) at Rockies (7) - Rockies Smash Colon for 7 runs


New York


W: J. Nicasio (3-1) L: B. Colon (2-4)
HR: NYM - T. d´Arnaud (2)   COL - C. Gonzalez (6)


Juan Nicasio pitched seven strong innings, and drove in three runs to help the Colorado Rockies to a 7-4 win over the New York Mets to open a four-game set.

Nicasio (3-1) gave up just three hits and a walk while striking out two, and Corey Dickerson was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Rockies, who have won four of five.

Carlos Gonzalez hit a home run in the win, but left in the fourth inning with a left index finger contusion. The team said he is day-to-day.

Bartolo Colon (2-4) was tagged for all seven runs on nine hits in just 4 2/3 innings for the Mets, who had won five of six coming into the contest.

Travis d'Arnaud hit a three-run home run and Juan Lagares drove in the other run in the loss.

Gonzalez homered, his sixth of the season, with two outs in the first to stake the Rockies to a 1-0 lead.

In the second, the Rockies added to their lead as Nicasio punched a single to right that plated Dickerson and Charlie Culberson for a 3-0 advantage.

The fourth inning saw Colorado chase home three more runs. With the bases loaded, Nicasio lofted a sac fly to bring in one run, and Charlie Blackmon brought home another with a single. Nolan Arenado then hit a sac fly for a 6-0 lead.

Colorado made it a 7-0 game in the fifth as Justin Morneau singled with one out and Dickerson brought him home with a triple.

Nicasio didn't allow a runner past second over his time on the mound, but the Mets plated a run in the eighth off Chad Bettis as Bobby Abreu drew a two-out walk and came home when Lagares followed with a double.

Bettis then gave up d'Arnaud's homer in the ninth to make it a three-run game, but got Ruben Tejada to line out to finish the contest.

Game Notes

Arenado went 1-for-3 in the game to extend his hit streak to 21 games, the longest in the majors this season. He tied Larry Walker for the fourth longest streak in franchise history ... New York second baseman Daniel Murphy went 0- for-4 in the game and had his 10-game hitting streak stopped ... Nicasio improved to 2-0 in two games against the Mets ... Colon fell to 2-1 in three games against the Rockies.

Box Score:

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Preview: Game 27 - Mets (15-11) at Rockies (16-13) - Colon (2-3) vs Nicasio (2-1)

Preview: Game 27
New York Mets (15-11) at Colorado Rockies (16-13)
Pitching Probables - Bartolo Colon (2-3) 4.50 ERA vs Juan Nicasio (2-1) 5.27 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio 710 WOR AM - First Pitch 8:40 PM


The New York Mets (15-11) head out to Denver Colorado to face the hot hitting Rockies. The Mets are winners of their two games. They are 7-3 in their last ten games and also 7-3 on the road. They were rained out Wednesday in Philadelphia, and are 15-8 since being swept by Washington to open the year.

The Rockies (16-13) won four of six on a road trip against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona, but it ended on a sour note after they blew a four-run lead in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Colorado now returns for six games at home, where its 8-4 and batting .346.

Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been their most noteworthy performer at Coors, batting .563 with four home runs and 14 RBIs in 10 games there this season.

New York also won its last four against the Rockies in 2013, holding them to five runs in that span.

Pitching has also been a big part of their current success. The Mets are 7-2 with a 2.07 team ERA since April 20 -- helping to mask a .209 team batting average in that time. Still, they're focusing on the positives, which include a rotation that has allowed one run on seven hits over 15 innings in the last two games. Bartolo Colon is next in line.

The 40-year-old Colon (2-3, 4.50 ERA) has allowed four runs with 14 strikeouts over 14 innings in his last two starts after giving up a career high-tying nine earned runs -- and four homers -- in five innings of a 14-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on April 13.

Outside of that poor showing, Colon has posted a 2.33 ERA with 23 strikeouts and one walk in four starts. He snapped a two-start losing streak Thursday when he surrendered one run and four hits over seven innings in a 4-1 home win over St. Louis.

Colon, who is 2-0 at Coors Field with a 5.40 ERA, will be opposed by Juan Nicasio.

After an effective first three starts, Nicasio (2-1, 5.27) needs an extended outing after making it through 9 1/3 innings in his last two. He suffered his first loss Saturday in a 6-3 defeat against the Dodgers, allowing five runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Nicasio has faced the Mets once (1-0 - 7.20 ERA), surrendering four runs on six hits while earning the win in an 8-4 home victory on April 16, 2013.

David Wright hit both of the homers off Nicasio that day and is a career .392 hitter with 10 home runs and 38 RBIs in 32 games at Coors Field. In his last five games there, he's 10 for 18 with two homers and nine RBIs.

Wright and the Mets' struggling bats could have some help with outfielder Juan Lagares coming off the disabled list. He's been out since April 15 with a strained right hamstring and leads the team with a .314 average. Manager Terry Collins plans to use him regularly along with Curtis Granderson, Chris Young and Eric Young Jr., meaning the four outfielders could all have their share of time off.

Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado has an MLB-best 20-game hitting streak, on which he's batting .358. First baseman Justin Morneau is 0 for 11 lifetime off Colon and had a 13-game hitting streak snapped Wednesday.


Batter/Pitcher Matchups:

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 27 - Mets (7) at Braves (5) - Captain Wright Mr. Clutch

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W: B. Parnell (2-0) L: J. Walden (1-1) S: J. Familia (1)
HR: NYM - J. Buck (10),L. Duda (6),M. Byrd (2),D. Wright (4)   ATL - E. Gattis (7)

David Wright kept the Mets alive with a game- tying solo homer off Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel, and New York rallied for two runs in the 10th to take a 7-5 victory over the Braves at Turner Field.

Ruben Tejada delivered the go-ahead hit with runners on first and second, spraying a single off Jordan Walden (1-1) into center to score pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin, who reached with a walk and then stole second base.

Daniel Murphy added an insurance run with a liner up the middle and Jeurys Familia locked down his first major league save with a 1-2-3 10th inning, sending the Mets to a second straight win on the heels of a six-game slide.

Bobby Parnell (2-0), one of seven Mets pitchers used on Friday, got the final two outs of the ninth after Brandon Lyon allowed a runner to reach third base. John Buck stroked a two-run homer and Lucas Duda and Marlon Byrd each added solo shots in the victory.

Evan Gattis hit a solo homer and Andrelton Simmons drove in a pair for the suddenly struggling Braves, losers in seven of their last nine games.

Justin Upton had a sacrifice fly and Juan Francisco drove in a run, but left the game in the third inning with a sprained ankle.

Gattis had struck out his first three at bats, but sent the Braves in front, 5-4, in the eighth with a solo blast into center field.

The almost always automatic Kimbrel came on to finish it off in the ninth, but gave up his first home run of the season when Wright lifted his 97 m.p.h. heater over the center field wall to knot the score at 5-5.

"Against him its just close your eyes, swing hard and hope you hit," said Wright. "He's as dominant as anyone in the game, so really you just got to hope that he makes a mistake or you really don't have much of a chance."

"Captain America? We expect it, we expect it everyday," said Byrd of his teammate Wright. "Its unbelieveable how he comes through. Seems like every single day we jump on his back and he pulls through all the time."

New York held the early advantage, with Buck driving his 10th home run of the season into the left field seats in the first, and Duda planted one in the same spot the following inning to stake the Mets to a 3-0 lead.

It was a rough start for Atlanta starter Mike Minor, but he would settle down from there and retire the final 18 batters he faced. He lasted seven innings and struck out four, allowing just three hits.

"Yeah, I struggled pretty bad early on, just trying to find location," said Minor. "After that I just thought of battling with the fastball and trying to challenge those guys."

B.J. Upton helped Atlanta get on the board in the third, leading off the frame with a double and scoring on a base hit from Francisco. Francisco, though, left shortly after when he turned his ankle just before getting picked off second base.

Mets starter Shaun Marcum failed to get through the fifth inning, exiting after giving up an RBI single to Simmons with the bases loaded. LaTroy Hawkins then took the mound and gave up Justin Upton's sac fly to make it 3-3, but struck out Freddie Freeman to avoid further damage.

The Braves then took their first lead, 4-3, two innings later when Ramiro Pena led off the seventh with a walk, advanced on Tyler Pastornicky's sac bunt, took third on a wild pitch from Scott Atchison and then came home on Simmons' groundout.

New York took advantage as soon as Minor was lifted, with Byrd launching his second homer of the season to lead off the eighth, knotting the score at 4-4.

Game Notes

Marcum surrendered three runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings ... Mets Opening Day outfielder Collin Cowgill was sent to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday. Andrew Brown was promoted and got his first start of the season in right field, but finished 0-for-3 at the plate ... The Mets recorded consecutive wins for the first time since April 12-13 ... B.J. Upton went 2-for-4 ... The Braves were 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Friday, May 03, 2013

Preview: Game 27 - Mets at Braves - Marcum vs Minor

New York Mets (11-15) at Atlanta Braves (17-11) 7:30 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
S. Marcum (R) 1 0-2 7.945.20-110.804/27PHIL4.0530-25.27.94
M. Minor (L) 5 3-2 3.135.21-11.354/28@DETL6.2661-218.24.82

The New York Mets will catch the Atlanta Braves at the right time, who hope to get their struggling offense going on Friday night when they play host the first of three straight meetings.

The Braves have lost six of their past eight games and are hitting just .201 over their last seven while averaging 2.7 runs per contest.

After getting blanked 2-0 by the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, the Braves had to settle for a split of the four-game series thanks to Thursday's 3-1 setback to the Nats.

Dan Uggla hit his fifth homer of the season and Kris Medlen fell to 1-4 on the season despite giving up just three runs and striking out eight over seven innings of work.

"It was tough because we've had guys go out there and throw quality innings for us," said Braves third baseman Chris Johnson. "As an offense, we wish we could get them some runs. Hopefully we can pick our bats up a little bit."

Given the recent struggles by the offense, Mike Minor will try to avoid a repeat of his last start when he takes the hill on Friday.

Minor won three of his first four decisions this year with a 1.80 earned run average before getting tagged in a loss at Detroit on Sunday. The left-hander was hammered for six runs on six hits and a pair of walks over 6 2/3 innings. He did throw his second-longest outing of the season, but gave up a pair of homers after not yielding any in his previous three contests.

Minor, 25, saw his ERA lift to 3.13 on the season and will try to turn things around against the Mets, who he is 3-1 against lifetime in six starts despite a 6.03 ERA. He did throw 6 1/3 scoreless innings when he last faced them on Sept. 29 at home in a 2-0 win.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 27 - Mets (SS) at Cardinals - Mets Comeback with 6 in 7th Inning, Win 10-7

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W: J. Familia (2-0) L: M. Harris (0-1) S: D. Owen (1)
HR: NYM - J. Hoffmann (2),Z. Lutz (1),M. Baxter (1)   STL - None

Zach Lutz had two hits with a two-run homer to go along with three RBI and Jamie Hoffmann also added a two-run homer to push the New York Mets past the St. Louis Cardinals, 10-7, on Sunday.

Darrell Ceciliani plated two runs with a double and Mike Baxter had a solo shot for the Mets, who scored six runs in the seventh to take control of the contest. Starter Aaron Laffey gave up four runs on six hits over six innings.

Jon Jay, Allen Craig and Pete Kozma each drove in two runs apiece for the Cardinals, who saw starter Jake Westbrook last six innings, strike out three batters and allow three runs -- two earned -- on five hits.

Box Score:

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 27 - Diamondbacks at Mets - Santana puts up his first win

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (14-13) «00040000x490

W: J. Santana (1-2) L: P. Corbin (1-1)
S: F. Francisco (6)
HR: ARI - R. Roberts (2)   NYM - None


The Warrior Johan Santana tossed seven strong innings to earn his first win since the 2010 season as the New York Mets downed the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-3, in the middle test of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Santana (1-2) scattered nine hits and three runs with a walk and five strikeouts for his first victory since September 2, 2010 at Atlanta.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner missed all of last season after having surgery on his shoulder.

"To get that first one in and out of the way is always good. I think any time you win a game it's definitely a good feeling," said Santana.

Andres Torres and Mike Nickeas each knocked in a pair of runs for the Mets, who snapped a four-game slide. Frank Francisco stranded the tying run on second base in the ninth to capture his sixth save of the year.

Patrick Corbin (1-1) allowed four runs on five hits and two walks through 3 1/3 innings to suffer the loss as Arizona dropped its third game in four tries.

"I think I was trying to be a little bit too perfect and trying to throw a perfect pitch instead of attacking them better," Corbin said about his performance.

Arizona struck first with Ryan Roberts' solo home run over the left-field wall in the second inning.

The Mets stranded a runner on second in the second and third innings, but were able to break through in the fourth after loading the bases on consecutive singles by Daniel Murphy and Justin Turner, and a Kirk Nieuwenhuis walk.

Nickeas then slapped a base hit to right field to bring home Murphy and Turner, knocking Corbin out of the game.

Josh Collmenter entered next and after Santana's sacrifice bunt placed runners on second and third, Torres' soft liner to center field scored Nieuwenhuis and Nickeas to give New York a 4-1 lead.

The Diamondbacks answered in the fifth when A.J. Pollock led off the frame with a single and Justin Upton added a base hit before both came around to score on Paul Goldschmidt's two-out double down the left-field line to bring Arizona within one.

Santana then stranded a man on second in the sixth and Bobby Parnell also left the tying run on second in the eight before Francisco issued a one-out walk to pinch-hitter Lyle Overbay in the ninth.

Pinch-runner Willie Bloomquist quickly stole second during an Aaron Hill at- bat to place the tying run in scoring position, but Hill eventually struck out and Upton also went down swinging to end the game.

Game Notes

The Mets improved to 51-50 all-time against the Diamondbacks...Santana is 3-0 in five career starts against Arizona...Mets third baseman David Wright went 0-for-4 to snap his 10-game hit streak...Hill went 0-for-5 to snap his streak of 21 straight games in which he reached base safely.

Box Score:

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Diamondbacks - Game 27

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Diamondbacks - Game 27:
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Tejada-SS
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Hairston-LF
  5. Murphy-2B
  6. Turner-1B
  7. Nieuwenhuis-RF
  8. Nickeas-C
  9. Santana-LHP

Preview: Game 27 - Diamondbacks at Mets - Santana still looking fo his first win

Arizona Diamondbacks (14-13) at New York Mets (13-13) 4:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
P. Corbin (L) 1 1-0 4.765.21-04.764/30@MIAW5.2831-05.24.76
J. Santana (L) 5 0-2 2.256.10-11.084/29@COLND6.0200-114.03.21


Since an awful performance against the Braves on April 17, New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana has put up a pair of strong starts. Unfortunately for the veteran left-hander, he's still winless on the season.

Santana gets another shot at win No. 1 this afternoon when the Mets resume their three-game series against Arizona. He didn't get a decision in a 6-5, 11-inning win at Colorado on Sunday. In that game, Santana gave up no runs on two hits over six innings. He's yielded just five hits and a run covering his last two starts, both no-decisions.

Over his career, Santana is 2-0 with an 0.62 ERA in four starts against the Diamondbacks. His last victory against Arizona came on June 8, 2005 when he pitched for Minnesota. In that game, Santana threw a four-hit shutout.

Countering for Arizona will be Patrick Corbin, a 22-year-old lefty who will be playing in the state in which he grew up. Corbin attended Cicero-North Syracuse High and is expected to have family and friends in attendance this afternoon at Citi Field. Corbin's first major league appearance came Monday when he threw 5 2/3 innings in a victory at Miami.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 27 - Marlins beat Mets 6-5

Final Score: Miami 6, NY Mets 5

Clint Sammons drove in the winning run in the ninth inning to lift the Miami Marlins to a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets in spring training action.

Sammons went 2-for-2 with two RBI while Hanley Ramirez hit a solo home run in the second inning for the Marlins. Mark Buehrle gave up four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in the start.

Mike Nickeas hit a two-run home run and Josh Thole added an RBI in the loss for the Mets. Miguel Batista gave up one run on two hits over just two innings in the start.

Box Score:

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Upsetting Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 27 - Mets at Phillies

Roy Halladay 2010 RoadImage by BaseballBacks via Flickr
Final Score: Philadelphia 2, New York 1

Roy Halladay tossed his 60th career complete game and the Philadelphia Phillies set a franchise record with a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets in the middle tilt of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park.

Halladay (4-1) limited the Mets to one run on seven hits with one walk and eight strikeouts.

"I was trying to be aggressive, trying to throw strikes and got some early swings for some quick outs. That helped," said Halladay. "I felt like I was able to keep things down, keep things under control and we got a lot of outs early, a lot of outs within the first three pitches."

At 18-8, the Phillies set a club record for wins in the month of April, surpassing the 1993 squad that won the National League pennant.

Jon Niese (1-4) was tagged for two runs and six hits over 6 1/3 innings for New York, which has lost three straight games after winning a season-high six in a row.

Things won't get much easier for the Mets, who will face No. 2 Phillies starter Cliff Lee on Sunday.

"We gotta keep playing, we gotta keep playing along," said New York manager Terry Collins. "We gotta come out and fight tomorrow."

John Mayberry Jr. tied the game with a leadoff home run to left field off Niese in the seventh. Wilson Valdez followed with a single and Dane Sardinha walked before Halladay struck out on a bunt attempt.

Taylor Buchholz replaced Niese and Shane Victorino singled to load the bases for Placido Polanco, who lofted a sacrifice fly to right field to give Philadelphia a 2-1 lead.

Halladay gave up a one-out single to Jose Reyes in the eighth, but got Daniel Murphy to ground into an inning-ending double play.

New York's David Wright walked on four pitches to open the ninth. Halladay, though, retired the next three batters to seal his seventh win in as many starts against the Mets.

Three straight singles by Murphy, Wright and Carlos Beltran produced the Mets' lone run in the fourth.

"It was definitely a pitchers' duel," said Mayberry. "Both guys had really good stuff going. We just had to battle."

Game Notes

Halladay has now won 12 consecutive starts against NL East opponents...Polanco finished 2-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games...The Phillies improved to 10-0 in day games this season.

Box Score: Click Here
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