Showing posts with label Game 31. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 31. Show all posts

Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 31 - Pirates (2) at Mets (3) - Baxter Pulls Another Mets Miracle


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N.Y. Mets (14-17)«010000101380
W: B. Parnell (4-0) L: J. Grilli (0-1)
HR: PIT - P. Alvarez (6)   NYM - None

Recap:
Mike Baxter smacked a game-winning, pinch-hit single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the New York Mets downed the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2, Thursday in the opener of a four-game set at Citi Field.

Baxter subbed for center fielder Juan Lagares, who made a game-saving catch in the top of the ninth, robbing Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen of an easy extra-base hit. Ike Davis had an RBI double and Marlon Byrd added a sacrifice fly for the Mets, who have won two of three.

New York starter Dillon Gee pitched five-plus innings of one-run, five-hit ball and struck out three in the victory. Bobby Parnell (4-0) picked up the win after working around a leadoff single in the ninth.

Pedro Alvarez accounted for both Pittsburgh runs with a solo homer and a sacrifice fly, while starter Jeff Locke gave up just three hits over six frames to go along with three walks and three strike outs.

Jason Grilli (0-1) absorbed the loss, allowing Baxter's game-winning hit.

Byrd singled to lead off the ninth and Andrew Brown laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Byrd to second. Baxter then poked a single just past the second baseman into center to secure the win.

In the top of the ninth, Parnell received some help from Lagares with two outs. With a runner on first, McCutchen drilled a fly ball to right-center and Lagares backed up to the warning track before leaping up and grabbing a potential base-clearing hit for an out, helping the Mets escape the inning.

LaTroy Hawkins looked to help the hosts hold onto their 2-1 lead in the eighth, but Alvarez brought the Pirates back as he crushed a moon-shot solo homer to right with one down to tie the game at 2-2.

Pittsburgh's Tony Watson retired two of the first three batters he faced in the seventh -- only allowing Brown's single -- but Davis ripped a double into the right-center gap scoring Brown from first to give the Mets a 2-1 advantage.

After Gee managed to stifle the Pirates through the first five innings, the righty ran into trouble in the sixth.

McCutchen and Garrett Jones smacked consecutive singles before Gee plunked Russell Martin to load the bases. It was the last batter he faced, as Brandon Lyon filled in on the hill.

The first batter Lyon faced, Alvarez, tied the game at 1-1 with a sacrifice fly to center.

The Mets opened up the scoring in the second. John Buck led off with a single and advanced to third as Justin Turner hit a single to left-center, but was thrown out attempting to reach second by McCutchen. Byrd followed with a sacrifice fly to right to give the home team a 1-0 lead.

Game Notes

Pittsburgh has lost six of its last nine games ... The Mets have just 23 RBI in their last 14 games versus left-handed starters ... Locke fell to 0-2 in his career at Citi Field ... Baxter had the game-winning hit in Tuesday's 1-0 victory over the White Sox .... The Mets' last three home victories have come in game-winning fashion.

Box Score:

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 31


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 31


  1. Ruben Tejada- SS
  2. Daniel Murphy-2B
  3. David Wright-3B
  4. John Buck-C
  5. Justin Turner-1B
  6. Marlon Byrd-RF
  7. Andrew Brown-LF
  8. Juan Lagares-CF
  9. Dillon Gee-P

Preview: Game 31 - Pirates at Mets - Locke vs Gee


Pittsburgh Pirates (18-15) at New York Mets (13-17) 7:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
J. Locke (L) 6 3-1 3.215.02-11.895/4WSHND5.0332-018.01.50
D. Gee (R) 6 2-4 6.165.21-22.505/1@MIAW5.0942-116.24.32

Preview:
The Pittsburgh Pirates try to get themselves back into the win column on Thursday when they open a four-game set against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Pittsburgh split a brief two-game set with the Seattle Mariners, but lost Wednesday's finale, 2-1.

The Pirates wasted a terrific outing from A.J. Burnett, who allowed just three hits. However, one of the hits he allowed was a go-ahead solo home run to Jesus Montero, as Pittsburgh fell for the third time in four tries overall.

Montero's blast was the only ball hit out of the infield against Burnett.

"It's the only pitch to a righty that came back over the plate all day," Burnett said. "You hate to look at one pitch, because then you start questioning yourself, and I'm not going to do that. I went out there with conviction."

Starling Marte had two hits and Andrew McCutchen had an RBI single, but the Pirates went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and are just 4-for-38 in those situations over the last five games.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 31 - Astros at Mets - Byrd, Buck, Niese Deliver Mets Win 6-2


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N.Y. Mets (14-13)«10200201x6121
W: J. Niese (2-0) L: E. Gonzalez (1-1)
HR: HOU - None   NYM - M. Byrd (1)

Recap:
Marlon Byrd hit a two-run double and added a solo home run in the New York Mets' 6-2 Grapefruit League win over the Houston Astros.

John Buck collected three hits and scored a run for the Mets, while starter Jon Niese struck out seven over 4 1/3 scoreless innings.

Houston starter Edgar Gonzalez gave up three runs on four hits in three frames.

The Astros were limited to three hits.

Ike Davis and Jordany Valdespin  each had two hits in four AB'S

Box Score:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 31 - Mets at Phillies - Comeback Kids Do it Again, Sweep Philly


Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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N.Y. Mets (18-13) «00100134110120
Philadelphia (14-18)0101020116151

W: T. Byrdak (2-0) L: K. Kendrick (0-3)
HR: NYM - I. Davis (4),A. Torres (1)   PHI - None

Recap:
The Mets came back to defeat the Phillies for the third consecutive game Wednesday, this time scoring seven straight runs to spoil the return of Cliff Lee with a 10-6 victory in the finale of a three-game set.

Ike Davis hit a three-run homer, Andres Torres homered, tripled and knocked in two runs, and David Wright and Scott Hairston collected two hits and an RBI apiece to help New York sweep Philadelphia.

Tim Byrdak (2-0) pitched a third of an inning in relief of Dillon Gee to earn the win.

"We came in and got [the Phillies] at the right time," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "If something happened and they made a mistake, we capitalized on it."

Kyle Kendrick (0-3) gave up four hits, all doubles, two walks and five runs over an inning-plus to suffer the setback.

"I had no command of anything," admitted Kendrick. "It wasn't good."

Freddy Galvis tripled, doubled and drove in three runs as the Phillies dropped their fifth in six tries.

Lee -- placed on the DL on April 21 after suffering a left oblique strain during a 10-inning outing against the Giants -- was strong in his six innings of work, allowing two runs on five hits. He was in line for the win before Philadelphia's bullpen imploded once more.

Trailing 4-2 in the seventh, Justin Turner hit a fly ball over the head of Shane Victorino, allowing Kirk Nieuwenhuis to round the bases from first on the double.

The Mets then loaded the bases on another double and a walk, tied the game when Kendrick plunked pinch-hitter Lucas Duda, and took their first lead of the game on Torres' RBI groundout.

Wright and Scott Hairston each doubled for a run to start the eighth, before Davis crushed Jose Contreras' 2-0 offering off the face of the right-field deck at Citizens Bank Park with Hairston and Justin Turner aboard, pushing New York's lead to 9-4.

Galvis had an RBI triple in the eighth, but Torres launched a home run to lead off the ninth.

Philadelphia took the lead three separate times earlier in the contest.

Lee opened the scoring himself in the bottom of the second by legging out an infield single. That brought home Brian Schneider, who had smacked a two-out single and moved to third on Galvis' base hit.

New York got to Lee for a game-tying run in the third. Daniel Murphy lined a two-out double into the gap in left-center, plating Gee, who reached on a failed-bunt fielder's choice.

Placido Polanco and John Mayberry hit back-to-back singles to begin the home fourth and each moved up a base on Schneider's groundout. Polanco then came home on Galvis' groundout.

Victorino attempted to make a sliding grab on a soft liner by Torres in the sixth but the ball dropped under his glove, and Torres had a leadoff triple. Wright blooped a single to center two batters later to tie the game for a second time.

The Phillies took their final lead of the night with two runs in the sixth. With Schneider running from first on a full-count pitch, Galvis smoked an opposite-field double off the wall in left. Schneider came home on the play, and pinch-hitter Laynce Nix following by roping a single to center, bringing in Galvis.

Hunter Pence tripled home Jimmy Rollins in the home ninth.

Game Notes

Nix left the game in the sixth with a strained left calf. He is day-to- day...To make room for Lee on the roster, Philadelphia optioned reliever Michael Schwimer to Triple-A Lehigh Valley earlier Wednesday...The Phillies also optioned pitcher Joe Savery to Lehigh Valley after the game...Pence committed his first error of the season...Victorino (0-for-5) saw a nine- game hitting streak snapped...Lee threw 84 pitches (57 for strikes).

Box Score:

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Phillies - Game 31


Hairston will bat forth
Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 31:
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Murphy-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Hairston-RF
  5. Rottino-LF
  6. Turner-SS
  7. Davis-1B
  8. Johnson-C
  9. Gee-RHP

Preview: Game 31 - Mets at Phillies - Cliff Lee Faces Mets after coming off the DL


New York Mets (17-13) at Philadelphia Phillies (14-17) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
D. Gee (R) 5 2-2 4.505.22-02.575/4ARIND6.0421-119.25.49
C. Lee (L) 3 0-1 1.966.10-15.144/18@SFND10.0700-123.01.96

Preview:

Cliff Lee turned in a remarkable performance before spending nearly three weeks on the disabled list.

The Philadelphia Phillies would surely love to see a similar effort from their star left-hander - especially given their recent inability to contain the surging New York Mets.

Lee tries to help the Phillies avoid getting swept by the Mets at home for the first time in almost six years Wednesday night.

On the disabled list retroactive to April 19 with a strained left oblique, Lee (0-1, 1.96 ERA) is expected to be activated and take the hill for his fourth start this season. He declared himself ready to go after a successful bullpen session Saturday.

In his most recent outing before getting hurt, Lee allowed seven hits and struck out seven over 10 scoreless frames but didn't factor in the decision of a 1-0, 11-inning loss at San Francisco on April 18.

"It's the first time I ever threw 10 innings. It was neat," said Lee, who only threw 102 pitches and doesn't believe the length of the outing played a role in his injury.

The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner had gone 2-0 with a 0.43 ERA over his first three starts against the Mets (17-13) before yielding four runs in seven innings of a 5-2 loss April 13. Lee is expected to throw around 80 pitches Wednesday.

It's safe to say New York has had Philadelphia's number of late. One night after Jordany Valdespin had a pinch-hit three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning of a 5-2 victory, the Mets posted a 7-4 win Tuesday - their 10th in come-from-behind fashion.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 31 - Mets Lose Final Spring Game Against Yanks


Final Score: NY Yankees 8, NY Mets 3

Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run home run and Hector Rabago also drove in two runs as the Yankees downed the Mets, 8-3, in the final exhibition contest for both teams.

Eduardo Sosa and Ramon Flores added an RBI each for the Bombers, who open up the regular season on Friday against the Rays.

Freddy Garcia allowed three runs and four hits while fanning four and walking two over 4 2/3 innings.

Ike Davis' three-run homer in the third inning was all the offense for New York's National League squad, which begins its regular season on Thursday by hosting Atlanta.

Box Score:

Friday, May 06, 2011

Happy Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 30 - Giants at Mets


Carlos BeltranImage by tedkerwin via Flickr
Final Score: New York 5, San Francisco 2

Carlos Beltran hit a two-run home run to help the Mets beat the Giants, 5-2, and avoid a three-game series sweep.

Mike Pelfrey (2-3) earned the win, allowing two runs -- one earned -- on four hits and two walks while striking out five over 7 2/3 innings. Francisco Rodriguez picked up his seventh save of the season with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Mets, who got just their second win in seven games.

Jonathan Sanchez (2-2) took the loss, lasting five innings and giving up five runs on five hits and six walks while striking out six. The Giants have dropped three of their last five games.

"He's got to get it back here. He's better than this. We can't look at a guy that's going number two for us going four or five innings. It was not a good day for Johnny [Sanchez]," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy.

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