Showing posts with label Game 29. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 29. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 29 - White Sox (0) at Mets (1) - Harvey Shuts Down Sox, Baxter wins it

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N.Y. Mets (13-16)«0000000001150

W: B. Parnell (3-0) L: N. Jones (0-3)
HR: CHW - None   NYM - None

Mike Baxter's pinch-hit single in the bottom of the 10th inning plated the game's only run and lifted the New York Mets to a 1-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday in the opener of a two-game set at Citi Field.

New York starter Matt Harvey was the story for much of the night, as the 24- year-old right-hander struck out a career-high 12 batters and allowed just one hit -- an infield single to Alex Rios with two outs in the seventh -- over nine stellar frames.

The Mets' offense, meanwhile, managed just four hits until the decisive 10th inning, which started with Ike Davis' leadoff walk off Chicago reliever Nate Jones (0-3).

Davis then moved to second on Juan Lagares' bunt before racing home on Baxter's pinch-hit single to right that sent the Mets to their third victory in their last four games.

Bobby Parnell (3-0) pitched a perfect top of the 10th to earn the win.

Chicago starter Hector Santiago was nearly as impressive as Harvey, giving up just four hits and two walks while fanning eight over seven strong frames. However, it wasn't enough to keep the White Sox from falling for the third time in their last four tries.

Harvey retired the first 20 hitters he faced in order without much trouble, before Rios slapped a soft grounder to the hole at shortstop with two away in the seventh.

Ruben Tejada made a backhand stop to keep the ball in the infield, but his leaping throw to first was a second too late, as Rios crossed the bag just before Davis caught the ball at first to end Harvey's perfect-game bid.

Harvey bounced back by fanning Adam Dunn before setting the White Sox down in order over his final two frames, with the last two outs coming via strikeout.

With Harvey's pitch count at 105, Parnell took over to start the 10th and quickly disposed of the White Sox to set the table for Baxter's heroics in the bottom of the frame.

Game Notes

Harvey is the first MLB pitcher since at least 1916 to allow one or fewer hits with zero walks and at least 12 strikeouts in nine innings and not win. Harvey's 6 2/3 perfect frames was the longest by a Met since Rick Reed also went 6 2/3 perfect innings against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 8, 1998 ... The White Sox and Mets are meeting for just the second series ever and the first since Chicago took two of three matchups in the Windy City in 2002 ... Chicago claimed first baseman Mike McDade off waivers from Cleveland and optioned him to Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday. The White Sox also transferred pitcher Gavin Floyd to the 60-day disabled list after the right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

Box Score:

Preview: Game 29 - White Sox at Mets - Santiago vs Harvey

Chicago White Sox (13-17) at New York Mets (12-16) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
H. Santiago (L) 1 1-1 2.294.21-00.755/2@TEXW5.1211-110.04.50
M. Harvey (R) 6 4-0 1.566.02-01.804/29@MIAND5.1711-018.12.45

Although he hasn't recorded a decision in the last two starts, New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey tries to keep his unblemished record intact Tuesday in the opener of a two-game set with the Chicago White Sox at Citi Field.

Harvey is 4-0 with a 1.56 earned run average in six appearances this season and last toed the rubber on April 29 in a 4-3 loss at Miami. Harvey threw a career-high 121 pitches and held the Marlins to a run in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and has fanned that many in three straight outings.

The right-hander is well rested after a long layoff with off-days and a rainout on Saturday.

"You've got to deal with it. It's an adjustment, but it's definitely not the first time that I've gone seven or eight days without pitching," Harvey told the club's website.

Harvey is 2-0 in three starts at Citi Field this season and will face the White Sox for the first time.

New York split what was supposed to be a three-game series with the Braves and suffered a 9-4 loss in Sunday's finale. Jon Niese was pounded for seven runs and seven hits in four innings and walked six batters.

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

David Wright hit his fifth home run of the season and was the only Met to finish with more than one hit, going 2-for-3 with two RBI and a pair of runs scored. The Mets were coming off Friday's win and have dropped seven of nine.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 29 - Mets at Phillies - What a Valdespin! , Mets Win!

Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Philadelphia (14-16)110000000280

W: T. Byrdak (1-0) L: J. Papelbon (0-1)
S: F. Francisco (8)
HR: NYM - J. Valdespin (1)   PHI - None

These are the games the Mets usually lose in Philadelphia, but it did not happen that way.

Jordany Valdespin, called up from the minors before the game, pinch hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning Monday night to lift the New York Mets to a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the opener of a three-game series.

The 24-year-old Valdespin's first MLB hit came off Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon and capped a Mets comeback from a 2-0 deficit in the last four innings.

Roy Halladay struck out seven in seven innings for the Philles, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk, but remained winless in his last four starts as the Phillies opened an eight-game homestand.

The Mets have won three of four games against the Phillies this season.

Valdespin was an unlikely hero after coming up from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday when shortstop Ruben Tejada was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained right quad.

He had six at-bats in seven previous games this season but no hits until his go-ahead blast into the right field seats off Papelbon with two outs.

Papelbon (0-1) hadn't pitched since last Tuesday in Atlanta. He struck out two batters but gave up a walk to Ike Davis and a double off the left field wall to Mike Nickeas and took his first decision of any kind in a Phillies uniform.

"He might have been a little rusty," said Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.

Halladay had only one tough inning -- New York's two-run sixth -- coming off a bad outing last week in Atlanta, when he was knocked around for eight runs and 12 hits in 5 1/3 frames.

Mets starter Jon Niese, who beat the Phillies last month, threw 101 pitches in five innings and gave up two runs but didn't factor in the decision after the Mets tied the game at 2-2 in the sixth.

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup / Game Notes - Mets at Phillies - Game 29

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 29 :
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Nieuwenhuis-LF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-RF
  5. Murphy-2B
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Turner-SS
  8. Thole-C
  9. Niese-LHP
Game Notes:

The Mets have won two in a row following a season-high four game losing streak.

RUBEN TEJADA: Left yesterday’s game with strained right quad...He underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery last night and was placed on the 15 day disabled list before tonight's game. Click here for more

New York will play 12 of its next 16 games on the road...The Mets are 5-7 away from Citi Field this year...New York went 43-38 on the road in 2011.

This is New York’s second trip this season to Philadelphia...The Mets took two of three from the Phillies, April 13-15...After this series, the Mets only have one trip to Philadelphia remaining on the schedule, August 28-30...The Mets host the Phillies at Citi Field for the first time on May 28-30.

Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, is 9-2 with 2.82 ERA (28 earned runs/78.0 innings) in 11 career starts vs. the Mets...He has won his last eight starts vs. New York dating back to June 24, 2006...That streak is the longest vs. the Mets since 1966, when Larry Jackson saw his 13-start win streak snapped and Bob Gibson and Juan Marichal each had separate nine-start win streaks end that year.

Matchup Report: Jon Niese vs Phillies - Niese will need to have a new plan vs RH

Philadelphia Phillies Career statistics vs. Jonathon Niese
Freddy Galvis3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Ryan Howard13 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 .077 .143 .077 .220
Michael Martinez4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
John Mayberry Jr.17 5 1 0 2 4 0 2 .294 .294 .706 1.000
Hunter Pence14 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .143 .200 .143 .343
Placido Polanco24 10 4 0 0 6 2 2 .417 .462 .583 1.045
Jimmy Rollins19 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .263 .333 .263 .596
Carlos Ruiz14 5 0 0 0 2 0 4 .357 .357 .357 .714
Brian Schneider4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Chase Utley9 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 .222 .417 .222 .639
Shane Victorino18 5 0 0 1 2 1 3 .278 .316 .444 .760
Ty Wigginton2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167

Mayberry likes facing Niese
Jon Niese will have his hands full in Philly Tonight. The Phillies have batted ,262 vs Jon Niese in his brief career. John Mayberry is batting .298 with two dingers against Niese. The other two notables that hit Niese well are Polonco (.417) and Carlos Ruiz (.357). The feisty Victorino who always seems to do well vs the Mets is batting .278 (5 for 18).  Last outing seemed like he was coming in on all the Righties and they were turning on his pitches.. Niese will have to command the outside corner and keep these RH hitters guessing...

Preview: Game 29 - Mets at Phillies - Halladay vs Niese in Philly

New York Mets (15-13) at Philadelphia Phillies (14-15) 7:00 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 5 2-1 4.085.21-14.665/1@HOUL3.0650-116.05.63
R. Halladay (R) 6 3-2 3.407.01-12.575/2@ATLND5.11280-219.16.05

Nothing beats putting a rough start on the mound behind you than going out the next time and dominating opposing hitters.

Roy Halladay is in that situation and gets the call tonight for the Philadelphia Phillies in the opener of a three-game series versus the National League East-rival New York Mets from Citizens Bank Park. Halladay and the Phils will commence an eight-game homestand this evening with visits from San Diego and Houston as well.

Halladay was crushed in his previous start, a wild 15-13 loss in 11 innings to the Atlanta Braves last Wednesday in which he gave up six runs in the fifth inning alone and eight overall over 5 1/3 frames. He avoided the loss, however, but is still winless (0-2) in his past three trips to the hill.

"You always talk about short-term memory, but you never forget those," Halladay said after the rough start in Atlanta. "It's happened. You don't forget about them."

The right-hander is 3-2 with a 3.40 earned run average in six starts and has been especially successful in his career against the Mets, going 9-2 in 11 starts with a 2.88 ERA.

Philadelphia's other ace, Cole Hamels, got some decent run support in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Washington Nationals to help his club avoid a three-game sweep. Hamels struck out eight batters and yielded one run in eight innings to improve to 4-1. Hamels got some help from Hunter Pence, who belted a pair of homers and finished with four RBI.

Rookie Freddy Galvis knocked in a pair of runs and Placido Polanco added three hits and an RBI, as the Phillies finished with a 3-3 mark on their road trip.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 29 - Tejada to the Rescue, Mets WIN 8-2

Final Score: NY Mets 8, Atlanta 2

Ruben Tejada clubbed a three-run homer and the New York Mets posted an 8-2 Grapefruit League win over the Atlanta Braves.

Rafael Fernandez and Richard Lucas both drew bases-loaded walks as part of New York's four-run ninth inning. Bobby Parnell gave up two hits over three scoreless frames.

Freddie Freeman and Jordan Parraz homered for the Braves, while Brandon Beachy allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings.

Box Score:

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Unfortunate Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 29 - Giants at Mets

Final Score: San Francisco 7, New York 6 (10 innings)

Aubrey Huff's solo shot to right in the top of the 10th frame allowed San Francisco to escape Citi Field with a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets.

"Hopefully scoring that many runs today gets us going offensively," said Huff.

San Francisco used three intentional walks to skate through jams in the eighth and ninth frames then Brian Wilson navigated a two-out Jose Reyes single in the 10th for his ninth save of the season. Javier Lopez (1-0) picked up the victory with 1 1/3 scoreless frames, while Mike Fontenot drove in a pair of runs for the Giants, who had lost eight of 11 coming in.

Taylor Buchholz (1-1) suffered the loss, giving up Huff's solo shot. Reyes was on base six times -- a double, two singles and three walks. Carlos Beltran hit a three-run homer and Ike Davis clubbed a two-run shot for the Mets, who have dropped three of four.

"This isn't the way you want to lose the game," said Buchholz.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

R.A. Dickey vs Giants: Mets have a chance, if the knucklers dance

R.A. Dickey - New York NL - 2011 HomeImage by BaseballBacks via Flickr

San Francisco Giants Career statistics vs. R.A. Dickey
Miguel Tejada8 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .333 .250 .583
Pat Burrell1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Aubrey Huff6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333
Aaron Rowand6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Freddy Sanchez4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Cody Ross7 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 .286 .286 .571 .857
Nate Schierholtz2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Buster Posey3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333
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The Mets have a good shot considering the Giants are only hitting .243 off Mr. Dickey. We have to hold our breathe only when  Mr. Ross or  Mr. Posey comes to bat.. Go Mets..

Ryan Vogelsong vs Mets: Some Mets have had small success against him

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Ryan Vogelsong
Carlos Beltran3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .500 .667 1.167
Scott Hairston3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Jose Reyes1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
David Wright5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .400 .800

The Mets have seen Vogelsong in relief. Looks like he came in to face some of the heavy hitters, but the Mets have had some success hitting .417 (5 for 12) 4 K's.

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 29 - Giants at Mets

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 18:  Ryan Vogelsong #32...Ryan Vogelsong
San Francisco Giants (13-15) at New York Mets (12-16), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: San Francisco - Ryan Vogelsong (1-0, 1.74) New York - R.A. Dickey (1-3, 3.82)

The New York Mets looking to win a second straight game, the Mets welcome the Giants to Citi Field for the first of three meetings in a row.

New York was last in action on Sunday night in Philadelphia, where it blew a late 1-0 lead before claiming a victory in 14 innings on an RBI double by Ronny Paulino, who had five hits in his first start of the season.

Of course, the game had long taken a backseat at that point as word began to spread that Osama bin Laden, architect of the September 11 terrorist attacks, had been killed. Usual chants around the ballpark morphed into "USA! USA! USA!" even as the Mets pulled out a victory to snap a three-game slide and pick up their seventh victory in 10 games.

"This is a good win for us and obviously a huge win for America tonight," Mets manager Terry Collins told New York's website afterward."

The Giants have also been able to watch this historic event unfold from up close. They just concluded a four-game series at Washington, meaning they were in the area when President Barack Obama gave his speech announcing bin Laden's death on Sunday night.

San Francisco now heads to New York following Monday's 2-0 loss to the Nats in which they managed just three hits. Two of those were from Aaron Rowand as the Giants lost the series and for the eighth time in 11 games despite Madison Bumgarner giving up just two unearned runs over seven innings to take the loss.

"It's a shame we couldn't get him a win tonight," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. "He threw great. But there's not much you can do if you don't hit."

Now 3-4 on a 10-game road trip, the Giants will give Ryan Vogelsong his second straight start due to Barry Zito's sprained right foot. Vogelsong made his first start since Sept. 29, 2004 on Thursday in Pittsburgh and got a win, yielding two runs on four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts.

It was the 34th career start for the 33-year-old righty and 123 career appearance.

"He did a great job, first start, happy for him, proud of him to get a win in his first start," Bochy said about Vogelsong. "He did a great job."

Vogelsong has faced the Mets three times, including once as a starter, and is 1-0 with a 1.00 earned run average having allowed one run over nine innings.

Knuckler R.A. Dickey counters for the Mets and he did not factor into the decision of his last outing in Washington on Wednesday. The right-hander gave up two runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings of his team's 6-3, but remained without a win since April 3.

Dickey, a 36-year-old righty, is 1-3 with a 3.82 ERA in six games (five starts) this season and has faced the Giants just once before. He took a loss on July 15 of last year to Giants ace Tim Lincecum even though Dickey was charged with just a run on five hits over seven innings of a 2-0 setback.

The Giants won four of seven over the Mets a season ago, but are just 3-7 in Flushing since the start of 2008.
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