Showing posts with label Game 28. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 28. Show all posts

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Recap: Game 28 - Mets (3) at Rockies (10) - Wheels Fall Off in Colorado, Granderson Homers in Loss


New York


W: J. De La Rosa (3-3) L: Z. Wheeler (1-3)
HR: NYM - C. Granderson (2)   COL - C. Blackmon (6)


Troy Tulowitzki drove in three runs, Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak to 22 games and the Colorado Rockies pounded the New York Mets, 10-3, at Coors Field.

Charlie Blackmon, Justin Morneau and Wilin Rosario each had two RBI for the Rockies, who have won the first two tilts in this four-game set.

Arenado singled in the seventh to match the third-longest hit streak in franchise history.

The Colorado bats backed Jorge De La Rosa (3-3). The left-hander allowed eight hits, including a two-run homer by Curtis Granderson, walked three and struck out four over six innings.

New York starter Zack Wheeler (1-3) had a rough outing as he surrendered seven runs -- six earned -- on seven hits and two walks in four frames.

The Mets took a brief 1-0 lead when Juan Lagares doubled to begin the game and scored on a wild pitch.

Colorado immediately jumped on Wheeler, putting up a four-spot in the opening frame. The first five batters reached base against the right-hander. Tulowitzki singled home Blackmon, Morneau hit a run-scoring double and a Rosario swinging bunt rolled down the third-base line and stayed fair, allowing Tulowitzki to score. Corey Dickerson followed with a sacrifice fly.

Tulowitzki made it 6-1 with a two-out, two-run single in the second, and a seventh run scored on a Blackmon groundout in the fourth.

Granderson hit a line-drive smash to right field in the sixth, but the Rockies responded with a three-run seventh.

Blackmon led off with a home run to right, Morneau grounded an RBI single and Rosario capped the offense with a sac fly.

Game Notes

Lagares has hit safely in 11 straight games ... New York second baseman Daniel Murphy was caught stealing in the first, ending his streak of successful swipes at 28. The streak was the second-longest in team history ... Before the game, Colorado placed infielder Josh Rutledge on the 15-day disabled list with a viral infection and recalled infielder Ryan Wheeler from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Box Score:

Friday, May 02, 2014

Preview: Game 28 - New York Mets (15-12) at Colorado Rockies (17-13) - Wheeler (1-2) vs De La Rosa (2-3)

Preview: Game 28
New York Mets (15-12) at Colorado Rockies (17-13)
Pitching Probables - Zack Wheeler (1-2) 3.99 ERA vs Jorge De La Rosa (2-3) 5.23 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 8:40PM


The Mets hope to bounce back and even the series with its eighth victory in 11 games, while Colorado will try for its fifth win in six contests Friday night. The Mets are 7-4 on the Road...

The Mets (15-12) had posted a 2.07 ERA while limiting opponents to a .212 average during a 7-2 stretch heading into this four-game set at Coors Field. Bartolo Colon, however, couldn't extend that effort Thursday when he allowed seven runs and 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss.

Corey Dickerson had three hits and Nolan Arenado extended the majors' longest hitting streak to 21 games for the Rockies (17-13), who hope to move closer to their fifth straight home series win.

Gonzalez hit his sixth home run in the first inning, but he's day to day after being lifted in the fourth because of what the team said was a bruised left index finger.

Colorado ranks at or near the top of the majors at home in batting average (.346), home runs (23) and on-base percentage (.395). Troy Tulowitzki is 20 for 36 (.556) with four homers and 14 RBIs at hitter-friendly Coors, while Charlie Blackmon has gone 23 for 50 (.460) with five homers and 15 RBIs.

Zack Wheeler (1-2, 3.99 ERA) will try to cool off those bats as he makes his first career start in Colorado. He's given up just six runs with 19 strikeouts over 18 1/3 innings in his last three starts -- all New York victories.

On Friday, the right-hander limited Miami to one run and four hits with a season-high 10 strikeouts over six innings. He did not factor in the decision as New York rallied in the ninth for a 4-3 home win.

The Rockies, 9-4 at home, counter with Jorge De La Rosa (2-3, 5.23). The left-hander has allowed two runs over 12 innings while winning his last two starts after going 0-3 with a 7.58 ERA in his first four outings.

He'll try to build on his best effort Sunday when he surrendered one run and four hits over seven innings in a 6-1 victory at Dodger Stadium.

De La Rosa is 3-1 with a 3.96 ERA in four career starts against the Mets, though he hasn't faced them since April 2011. He'll face a New York team that has hit .208 with only five home runs in its last 12 games.

Chris Young has seen him the most of any New York hitter, but he's 5 for 26 with two homers in the matchup dating to his time with Arizona. Young has gone 4 for 10 with three RBIs in his last three games following a 6-for-33 start. David Wright is batting .300 (3 for 10) vs De La Rosa.

Batter Pitcher Splits:

Monday, May 06, 2013

Recap: Game 28 - Mets (4) at Braves (9) - Not a Niese Start, Mets Lose

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Atlanta (18-12)«00502101x9120

W: T. Hudson (4-1) L: J. Niese (2-3)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (5)   ATL - F. Freeman (2)

Tim Hudson spun 7 1/3 strong innings and Freddie Freeman finished 3-for-5 with a solo homer and three RBI to help the Atlanta Braves down the New York Mets, 9-4, in the finale of a rain-shortened two-game set at Turner Field.

Fresh off his 200th career victory, Hudson (4-1) struck out seven and allowed just three runs on five hits and one walk to earn his second straight win.

"That's a good sign for us," Atlanta outfielder Reed Johnson said of Hudson's strong start. "This game is about starting pitching. Any time we can get those guys deep into the game, it's going to be huge for us."

Johnson collected two hits and knocked in three runs, while Justin Upton added an RBI and two runs scored for the Braves, who had dropped three straight that included a 7-5 extra-inning setback in Friday's series opener.

David Wright clubbed a two-run homer and scored twice for the Mets, while Lucas Duda and Justin Turner added an RBI apiece in the setback, New York's seventh in its last nine games.

Jon Niese (2-3) was tagged for seven runs on seven hits and six walks over four-plus frames to absorb the loss.

"Today was one of those outings that I just want to forget about," Niese admitted. "I walked way too many guys. It's embarrassing. I've just got to learn from it."

The Braves broke through in a big way in the third, scoring five times in the frame to give Hudson some early support.

Andrelton Simmons started the rally with a one-out double and Chris Johnson followed with a four-pitch walk. Upton then punched a single to right to score Simmons before Freeman launched a double to left to plate Chris Johnson and Upton for a 3-0 lead.

Freeman moved to third on Evan Gattis' ground out and raced home on a wild pitch by Niese to make it 4-0.

Dan Uggla then walked and B.J. Upton followed with sharp single to third that Wright couldn't handle before Reed Johnson scorched a base hit back up the middle to cap Atlanta's early outburst.

The Mets responded in the fourth on Wright's two-run blast to straightaway center field, but Atlanta answered with two more in the fifth, as Gattis smacked a leadoff single before Uggla and B.J. Upton worked back-to-back walks to load the bases.

Jeurys Familia then took over for Niese and Reed Johnson greeted the New York reliever with a single to left to score Gattis and Uggla for a 7-2 edge.

Freeman launched a one-out solo shot over the wall in left-center field in the sixth to push the margin to 8-2.

The Mets battled back in the eighth, as Mike Baxter smacked a pinch-hit leadoff double and Wright worked a two-out walk off Atlanta reliever Luis Avilan.

Duda then singled to right to score Baxter before Cory Gearrin took over on the mound and plunked John Buck to load the bases.

Eric O'Flaherty relieved Gearrin and walked Turner, who was pinch-hitting, to plate Wright before fanning Marlon Byrd to leave the bases loaded and end the inning.

Gattis added a sacrifice fly in the eighth to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

The middle portion of this series was postponed due to rain. A makeup date has not been announced ... Wright has homered in three straight games ... Niese tied a career-high with six walks ... Hudson improved to 138-3 with 28 no- decisions when given a lead of three runs or more.

Box Score:

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 28 - Mets at Braves

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 28 - Mets at Braves

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

  1. Andrelton Simmons, ss
  2. Chris Johnson, 3b
  3. Justin Upton, lf
  4. Freddie Freeman, 1b
  5. Evan Gattis, c
  6. Dan Uggla, 2b
  7. B.J. Upton, cf
  8. Reed Johnson, rf
  9. Tim Hudson, rhp

Preview: Game 28 - Mets at Braves - Niese vs Hudson

New York Mets (12-15) at Atlanta Braves (17-12) 1:35 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 6 2-2 3.315.21-15.734/28PHIL6.2610-215.03.00
T. Hudson (R) 6 3-1 3.866.12-02.504/30WSHW7.0311-117.05.29

The Atlanta Braves bullpen couldn't slow down the New York Mets' offense in Friday's opener, but the weather was a different story the following day.

After having the middle portion of this series postponed due to rain, the Braves and Mets conclude a now-shortened two-game set on Sunday afternoon.

No makeup date has yet to be determined for Saturday's game.

Braves relievers lead the majors with a collective 2.30 earned run average, but closer Craig Kimbrel blew his second save of the season and Jordan Walden was charged with a pair of runs allowed in the 10th inning of a 7-5 loss to the Mets on Friday night.

Atlanta catcher Evan Gattis hit a solo homer in the eighth inning to put his club up by a run, but New York's David Wright connected on a solo shot of his own off Kimbrel in the ninth.

"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."

Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy both drove in runs in the following frame and Jeurys Familia recorded his first career save as the Mets won their second straight following a six-game slide.

John Buck stroked a two-run homer and Lucas Duda and Marlon Byrd each added solo shots in the victory.

Andrelton Simmons drove in a pair of runs 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.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Recap: Spring Training Game 28 - Tigers at Mets - Mets Lose 9-4, Turner Big Day at Plate

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N.Y. Mets (12-12)011000020492

W: D. Fister (2-3) L: M. Harvey (1-1)
HR: DET - D. Kelly (3)   NYM - None

Don Kelly clubbed a two-run home run to help the Detroit Tigers defeat the New York Mets, 9-4, on Sunday in spring training action.

Austin Jackson and Omar Infante each added a double and a triple en route to two RBI, while Danny Worth and Prince Fielder registered an RBI and a run scored apiece for the Tigers.

Detroit starter Doug Fister allowed two runs on four hits and four walks over 4 2/3 frames.

Justin Turner collected three hits and scored twice, while Ike Davis, Cory Vaughn and Matthew Reynolds recorded an RBI apiece for the Mets.

New York starter Matt Harvey gave up four runs -- three earned -- on five hits and three walks in five innings.

Box Score:

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 28 - Diamondbacks at Mets - Dickey Knuckles Backs

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (15-13) «20010000x360

W: R. Dickey (4-1) L: T. Cahill (2-3)
S: F. Francisco (7)
HR: ARI - None   NYM - None


R.A. Dickey pitched into the ninth inning and the Mets supported the knuckleball specialist with clutch two-out hitting in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Dickey (4-1) was vying for his third career shutout but issued a leadoff walk to Gerardo Parra and a run-scoring double to Justin Upton. Tim Byrdak relieved Dickey and retired Jason Kubel on a deep fly ball to left field.

Frank Francisco then entered from the bullpen and struck out Paul Goldschmidt swinging before Miguel Montero flied out to the warning track in right. The first-year Met recorded his seventh save in eight opportunities this season.

New York took two of three from the visiting Diamondbacks, who lost four of five to conclude their road trip with a 5-5 mark.

Dickey scattered four hits, walked four and struck out four. He has won all three of his starts at Citi Field this year.

"I was much more angry about putting [New York manager] Terry [Collins] in a tough spot. I felt like I was good," Dickey said. "A leadoff walk in the ninth. That's my game. I got to land the blame there. I was a little bit upset with that."

Arizona's Trevor Cahill (2-3) allowed three runs on five hits over seven innings to suffer his first road loss since August 30, 2011 at Cleveland.

"I think we're playing pretty good ball, but we're just coming up short," Cahill said.

The Mets plated two runs in the first inning. Andres Torres led off with a walk and moved to third on a one-out single by David Wright, who took second on Parra's throw from center field. Cahill fanned the next batter, but Daniel Murphy scored both men with a single to center.

New York added a run in the fourth when Ike Davis drew a two-out walk and scored on a single by Thole.

Game Notes

New York shortstop Ruben Tejada left the game in the fourth inning with a right quad strain after bunting for a base hit...The Mets have scored 30 runs with two outs over their last 12 games...Game time: 2:16.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Diamondbacks - Game 28

Mets Starting Lineup vs Diamondbacks - Game 28:
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Nieuwenhuis-LF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-RF
  5. Murphy-2B
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Tejada-SS
  8. Thole-C
  9. Dickey-RHP

Preview: Game 28 - Diamondbacks at Mets - Dickey goes for series win

Arizona Diamondbacks (14-14) at New York Mets (14-13) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
T. Cahill (R) 5 2-2 3.136.02-01.315/1@WSHW7.1611-218.14.42
R. Dickey (R) 5 3-1 4.456.02-02.084/30@HOUND6.0331-117.16.23


Knuckleball specialist R.A. Dickey has pitched well at home this season and today aims to give the New York Mets a series win against the Diamondbacks.

Dickey has won both his home start this year and has pitched to a 2.08 ERA at Citi Field. In his most recent start, which came on the road Monday at Houston, he allowed three hits and as many runs over six innings in a no- decision.

Over his career, he's faced Arizona just once, a loss in which he gave up seven hits and three runs over seven innings.

As good as Dickey's been at home, Trevor Cahill's been equally impressive on the road for Arizona. The righty is 2-0 with a 1.31 ERA in three road starts in 2012. That includes a victory on Tuesday at Washington when he limited the Nationals to a run over 7 1/3 innings. This will be his first time facing the Mets.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 28 - Ike Homers, Dickey pitches well, Mets Still Lose

Final Score: Detroit 9, NY Mets 2

James McCann hit a grand slam as part of a seven-run sixth inning and the Detroit Tigers rolled to a 9-2 victory over the New York Mets in Grapefruit League action on Sunday.

Don Kelly finished with three RBI, and Prince Fielder smacked a solo homer, while Daniel Fields also added an RBI for the Tigers. Starter Thad Weber yielded just two runs on one hit over five full frames.

Ike Davis provided the offense for the Mets with a two-run homer and starter R.A. Dickey gave up one run on three hits while fanning three over four innings.

Box Score:

Monday, May 02, 2011

Video: Chants of USA, USA, USA - Mets at Phillies Last Night

Happy Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 28 - Mets at Phillies (Bin Laden Dead)

Osama Bin Laden DeadImage by secretagent007 via Flickr
Final Score: New York 2, Philadelphia 1 (14 innings)

Ronny Paulino capped off his career-high five-hit night with an RBI double in the 14th inning, as the New York Mets snuck past the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1, to avoid a three-game sweep at Citizens Bank Park.

Making his first start of the season, Paulino went 5-for-7 for the Mets, who snapped a three-game skid. Carlos Beltran drove in the other run for New York.

Chris Young gave up two hits and struck out seven in a seven-inning start. Taylor Buchholz (1-0) pitched two scoreless frames to pick up the win.

Ryan Howard knocked in the lone run for the Phillies, who were coming off a record-setting April. Philadelphia went 18-8 in April to set a club record for wins in the first full month of a season, surpassing the 1993 squad that won the National League pennant.

Starter Cliff Lee gave up one run on eight hits over seven frames. Kyle Kendrick (1-2) allowed one run on four hits and walked two in three innings to take the loss.

"Try to forget about it, go home and get some sleep," Howard said of the team's offensive showing. "We hit some balls hard. We hit them right at people. Those things happen sometimes."

The game featured 12 pitchers -- six from each side.

After stranding runners on second and third in the 13th, the Mets took the lead in the 14th. David Wright led off with a single and moved to second two batters later on Jason Bay's base hit. Ike Davis' deep fly ball to center allowed Wright to move to third. Paulino then doubled to left to make it a 2-1 game.

The Mets loaded the bases with two outs in the first inning, but Davis grounded out.

Philadelphia's best chance to score early on came in the third. Brian Schneider doubled to right with one out. Lee flied out and Shane Victorino grounded out to end the threat.

New York broke the scoreless tie in the fifth. With two outs, Wright singled off the wall in left. Beltran followed with an RBI double to right- center field.

Young retired 10 straight batters before giving up a one-out walk to Howard in the seventh. Ben Francisco was then hit by a pitch. After Raul Ibanez struck out, Pete Orr walked to load the bases. Young got out of the jam by getting Schneider to go down swinging.

The Phillies tied the game in the eighth. Jason Isringhausen walked John Mayberry Jr. and Jimmy Rollins to put two men on with two outs. Tim Byrdak came in from the bullpen to face Howard, who hit an RBI single to left. Francisco Rodriguez came in to get the final out, but not before Philly made it a 1-1 game.

The game went into extras after Philadelphia stranded runners on first and second in the ninth.

Game Notes

The Phillies were without catcher Carlos Ruiz (back)...Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was ejected by third base umpire Lance Barksdale after Schneider struck out to end the seventh...Philadelphia pitcher Roy Oswalt is expected to rejoin the team on Thursday...The Mets improved to 2-6 in games decided by one run...

The fans in attendance erupted with chants of "USA! USA! USA!" when they learned of Osama bin Laden's death in the top of the ninth...The Mets went 1-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left 19 men on base. Philly went 1-for-8 with RISP and stranded 11.

Box Score: Click Here
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Sunday, May 01, 2011

Chris Young vs Phillies: Good Matchup for Mets Tonight

Philadelphia Phillies Career statistics vs. Chris Young
Raul Ibanez29 9 1 1 0 1 2 4 .310 .355 .414 .769
Placido Polanco2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
Jimmy Rollins11 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .182 .250 .182 .432
Brian Schneider8 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .375 .444 .500 .944
Shane Victorino12 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .333 .583
Pete Orr1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Wilson Valdez7 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .429 .429 .571 1.000
Ryan Howard11 2 1 0 1 3 4 5 .182 .400 .545 .945
Carlos Ruiz5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
Ben Francisco3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Michael Martinez0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000

The Mets have a good match-up here. Chris Young has had good success against the Phillies lifetime. He has held the Great Ryan Howard to a lonely .182.

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Cliff Lee
Carlos Beltran4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Scott Hairston6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jason Bay7 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .429 .429 .429 .857
Daniel Murphy3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000

On the other hand, the Mets batters have not seen too much action from Cliff Lee, but Jason Bay is batting .429 against him (above). I expect another low scoring affair. Good Luck Mets ...Break this losing streak

Tonight's Starting Lineups - Mets At Phillies - Game 28

Gulf Coast League MetsImage via Wikipedia

Starting Lineup: NY Mets at Philadelphia

NY Mets
SSReyes, Jose17.308
2BTurner, Justin01.308
3BWright, David516.240
RFBeltran, Carlos311.281
LFBay, Jason13.265
1BDavis, Ike520.337
CPaulino, Ronny00.000
CFHairston, Scott15.167
PYoung, Chris (1-0, 2.65)
CFVictorino, Shane412.288
3BPolanco, Placido219.398
SSRollins, Jimmy15.282
1BHoward, Ryan627.290
RFFrancisco, Ben418.266
LFIbanez, Raul110.161
2BOrr, Pete01.276
CSchneider, Brian24.077
PLee, Cliff (2-2, 4.18)

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Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 28 - Mets at Phillies ( ESPN Sunday Night Game)

Cliff Lee - Philadelphia - 2011 RoadImage by BaseballBacks via Flickr
New York Mets (11-16) at Philadelphia Phillies (18-8), 8:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Chris Young (1-0, 2.65) Philadelphia - Cliff Lee (2-2, 4.18)

Coming off a record-setting April, the Philadelphia Phillies try to start May by completing a three-game sweep against the New York Mets tonight at Citizens Bank Park.

Cliff Lee hopes to follow in the footsteps of Roy Halladay, as he takes the mound this evening. Lee has given up just four walks and has fanned 39 batters this season, but the lefty hasn't won in his last two outings. Lee has allowed a total of three homers over those two starts - a 4-0 loss at Arizona on Monday and a 4-3 Phillies win over Milwaukee on April 20. Lee, who didn't get a decision in that game against the Brewers, has given up six earned runs over his last 13 innings pitched, going 0-1 in the two-start span.
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