Showing posts with label Game 32. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 32. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Recap: Game 32 - Mets (0) at Marlins (3) - Mets Get Shut Out in Miami


New York


W: H. Alvarez (2-2) L: B. Colon (2-5)
HR: NYM - None   MIA - None


Henderson Alvarez tossed his second shutout of the season, as Miami silenced the New York Mets by a 3-0 score in the middle test of a three-game series.

Alvarez (2-2) needed 111 pitches to complete his outing, throwing 79 for strikes. He fanned seven, surrendered only six hits and didn't walk a batter en route to his fourth career shutout.

Casey McGehee drove in two runs and Giancarlo Stanton knocked in one for the Marlins, winners in three straight and eight of their last 10.

Bartolo Colon (2-5) allowed three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts over seven full frames in defeat for the Mets, who have dropped five of their last six.

Miami jumped on top in the first inning, on an RBI double from Stanton and run-scoring hit by McGehee.

It was a 3-0 edge for the hosts in the fifth, thanks to three straight two-out hits, the last by McGehee to drive in Derek Dietrich, who reached with a base hit to start the rally.

Alvarez was in control throughout, only letting a runner past second three times.

In the fourth inning. Juan Lagares hit a leadoff double and was moved up on a groundout, then stranded after David Wright lined out and Curtis Granderson flied out to right. Two frames later, Lagares was plunked and advanced on Murphy's double but stayed there after Wright grounded to short.

The shutout appeared to be in a bit of trouble in the ninth, as Murphy doubled with one away and went to third on a Wright grounder, but Granderson fanned to end the contest.

Game Notes

Alvarez tossed a two-hit shutout for his first win of the season, a 7-0 result against Seattle back on April 19 ... Miami improved to 16-5 at home to start the season, matching the 1997 champions for best all-time ... New York failed to take a lead for just the fifth time in 32 games this season.

Box Score:

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 32

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 32

  1. Juan Lagares, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, rf
  5. Chris Young, lf
  6. Lucas Duda, 1b
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Bartolo Colon, rhp

Preview: Game 32 - Mets (16-15) at Marlins (17-15) - Colon (2-4) vs Alvarez (1-2)

Preview: Game 32
New York Mets (16-15) at Miami Marlins (17-15)

Probable Pitchers - Bartolo Colon (2-4) 5.65 ERA at Henderson Alvarez (1-2) 3.28 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10PM


Coming off another victory in their final at-bat, the Marlins look to continue their surge in South Florida by beating the New York Mets at home for the fourth straight time Tuesday night.

Miami (17-15) is batting .271 to rank third in the majors, while its 33 homers and 153 runs are also among the best in baseball.

Much of the Marlins' offensive success has come while going 15-5 at home. They're second in the majors with a .305 home batting average while hitting 21 homers with 121 runs.

Miami averaged 7.2 runs while going 4-1 on the first half of its 10-game homestand, and though it's only totaled nine runs in the last two, it has come through in the clutch. Jeff Baker's two-out RBI double sealed a walkoff 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday before Casey McGehee's ninth-inning single secured Monday's 4-3 win over the Mets, completing a rally from a three-run deficit in the eighth.

McGehee certainly fits that bill. The third baseman is hitting .355 with 19 RBIs at Marlins Park, going 11 for 26 over the past six games there after getting two hits Monday. He's hitting .234 with two RBIs on the road.

Pitching, though, has keyed Miami's six wins over the past eight home meetings with New York, as the staff has a 2.84 ERA while holding the Mets to a .224 average.

The Marlins will try to keep that going by giving the ball to Henderson Alvarez (1-2, 3.28 ERA), who's 2-0 with a 1.77 ERA over his last three starts against the Mets (16-15). That includes yielding two runs in six innings while not getting a decision in a 4-3 loss at New York on April 25.

The right-hander, though, followed that up with a less impressive performance Thursday against Atlanta. He gave up two homers in a game for the first time since Sept. 24, 2012, with those accounting for the four runs he allowed over six innings before the Marlins rallied to win 5-4.

The Mets have dropped four of five, and will give the ball to Bartolo Colon (2-4, 5.65), who has lost three of four starts behind a 7.61 ERA.

The right-hander also has surrendered an NL worst-tying seven homers, and the four he's given up in the first inning lead the majors. He allowed a solo shot in the opening inning Thursday, giving up seven runs and 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings of a 7-4 loss at Colorado.

Colon hasn't faced the Marlins since 2002 with Montreal.

It should be another tough one in Miami. Let's hope Colon can get it back on track... LGM!

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Recap: Game 32 - Pirates (7) at Mets (3) - Marcum lit up for six runs

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W: W. Rodriguez (3-2) L: S. Marcum (0-3) S: J. Grilli (14)
HR: PIT - G. Jones (5)   NYM - A. Recker (1),J. Valdespin (3)

Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer to help the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the New York Mets, 7-3, in the second game of a four-game set.

Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte had an RBI apiece for the Pirates, who have evened the series.

Pittsburgh starter Wandy Rodriguez (3-2) was effective, limiting the Mets to just one run on six hits over six frames. He also contributed with the bat, driving in one run in the victory. Jason Grilli got the final out of the game to notch his 14th save.

Shaun Marcum (0-3) got the start for the Mets and gave up six runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. Anthony Recker, Jordany Valdespin and Andrew Brown each drove in one run in the setback.

The Pirates scored three runs in the second. Jones doubled to lead off the inning, followed by back-to-back singles by Jose Tabata and Alvarez, who scored Jones. Marcum then allowed a double by Michael McKenry and hit John McDonald with a pitch, loading the bases. Rodriguez grounded towards Marcum, but brought Alvarez home. Next was Marte, who plated McKenry with an infield single.

Marte was hit by a pitch to begin the fifth, followed by a single by Jordy Mercer, setting up Jones' three-run blast.

Recker's homer started the home fifth, putting the Mets on the board, but Pittsburgh added an insurance run in the ninth. Gaby Sanchez drew a walk to start the inning, Marte singled and Mercer walked to load the bases. Sanchez scored when Andrew McCutchen grounded into a double play.

Jose Contreras gave up a solo home run to Valdespin and an Andrew Brown RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. Grilli came on to replace Contreras and got Ruben Tejada to fly out with runners on first and second to end the game.

Game Notes

McCutchen was 0-for-5 ... The Mets were 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Friday, May 10, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 32

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Game 32 - Pirates at Mets

  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Justin Turner, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Lucas Duda, lf
  5. Marlon Byrd, rf
  6. Ike Davis, 1b
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Juan Lagares, cf
  9. Shaun Marcum, rhp

Preview: Game 32 - Pirates at Mets - Rodriguez vs Marcum

Pittsburgh Pirates (18-16) at New York Mets (14-17) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
W. Rodriguez (L) 6 2-2 4.025.20-18.495/5WSHL6.0630-215.17.63
S. Marcum (R) 2 0-2 7.205.20-16.755/3@ATLND4.1630-210.07.20

Wandy Rodriguez tries to put the brakes on a personal two- game losing streak on Friday when the Pittsburgh Pirates continue their four- game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

After getting hammered by Milwaukee two starts ago, Rodriguez was better his last time out against Washington, but was still charged with the loss. Rodriguez gave up three runs and six hits in six innings of that one and fell to 2-2 on the year to go along with a 4.02 ERA.

He had been hammered for seven runs in just 3 2/3 frames in his previous start versus the Brewers.

Rodriguez could get himself right on Friday, though, as he owns a 5-2 lifetime mark against the Mets with a 2.88 ERA in nine starts. Also, the Mets are hitting a mere .192 over their last nine games against left-handed starters.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Recap: Spring Training Game 32 - Mets at Nats - Mets Lose 5-1, Murphy 1 for 3 in return

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W: G. Gonzalez (3-0) L: D. Tapia (0-1)
HR: NYM - None   WAS - A. LaRoche (4),D. Espinosa (2)

Adam LaRoche and Danny Espinosa hit solo homers as part of a four-run second inning in the Washington Nationals' 5-1 win over the New York Mets.

Gio Gonzalez fanned seven and surrendered just a hit and two walks over four scoreless frames for the Nationals, who got RBIs from Denard Span and Bryce Harper.

Anthony Recker had the lone RBI, while Domingo Tapia allowed four runs -- three earned -- on four hits and two walks over two innings for New York.

Mets only collected two hits, one of those hits was by Daniel Murphy who went 1for 3 in his return back to game action....

Box Score:

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Not So Happy Recap: Game 32 - Mets at Marlins - Mets lose in 9th to Marlins

Marlins Park (Miami, FL)

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Miami (17-15) «3000000126100

W: H. Bell (1-3) L: F. Francisco (1-2)
HR: NYM - I. Davis (5)   MIA - A. Kearns (3)

Greg Dobbs' RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Miami Marlins over the New York Mets, 6-5, in the opener of a three-game series.

Down 5-4, Giancarlo Stanton started the home ninth with a double to left- center field off Frank Francisco (1-2). Stanton moved to third when Gaby Sanchez flied out and crossed the plate on Emilio Bonifacio's RBI single to right. Bonifacio then stole second and scored the game-winning run on Dobbs' two-out bloop single to right.

"There is nothing to describe that kind of feeling, when you can have one swing of the bat, and a little bloop hit brings 31,000 people to their feet and makes them scream and clap," Dobbs said. "You feel the love, you feel the happiness in the building. It's special. It's extremely special."

Austin Kearns hit a two-run homer for Miami, which was coming off a franchise- best road trip in which it went 8-1 with sweeps of San Francisco and San Diego. Omar Infante went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.
Heath Bell (1-3) pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up his first win in a Marlins uniform.

Mike Baxter had two RBI for the Mets, who had a five-game winning streak snapped. Ike Davis added a solo homer and Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Nickeas each knocked in a run.

"You only can control where you throw the ball," Francisco said of Dobbs' game-winning hit. "You cannot control the results. I thought I made a good pitch. I jammed him. But it ended up in the right spot."

The Marlins put three runs on the board in the first inning. Jose Reyes led off with a triple past the outstretched glove of center fielder Andres Torres. Infante followed with an RBI single to shallow left field. Infante then stole second and scored on Kearns' one-out homer to left.

Davis' homer to right in the fifth made it a 3-1 game.

The Mets tacked on another run in the seventh. Ronny Cedeno hit a one-out single and raced home on Nickeas' double to left-center field. After Torres walked to put men on first and second with two outs, Randy Choate took over on the mound. He got Daniel Murphy swinging to keep it 3-2.

New York added three more runs in the eighth to take the lead. Edward Mujica gave up doubles to David Wright and pinch-hitter Nieuwenhuis, which allowed the tying run to cross the plate. Davis and Cedeno followed with walks to load the bases with one out. Ryan Webb came in from the bullpen and pinch-hitter Baxter greeted him with a two-run double to left-center field.

Miami got one run back in the bottom half of the frame. With Bobby Parnell on the mound, Reyes reached first on first baseman Davis' fielding error. Infante followed with an RBI double to right-center field. Hanley Ramirez flied out for the second out of the inning. Tim Byrdak then came in from the bullpen and got pinch-hitter Logan Morrison swinging to keep it a 5-4 game.

Game Notes
New York swept a three-game series with Miami from April 24-26 and had won five straight in the series...The Mets reinstated Cedeno from the 15-day disabled list before the game. He went 1-for-2 with a run scored. To make room for him on the roster, the Mets optioned infielder/outfielder Vinny Rottino to Triple-A Buffalo...The Mets played their 8,000th regular season game in team history on Friday...New York is 3,829-4,163 with eight ties all- time...Mets starter Johan Santana gave up three runs on six hits over six innings, while Mark Buehrle allowed two runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 frames for the Marlins...Bonifacio has gone 17-for-17 in stolen base attempts, which is the most successful start to a season in franchise history. Additionally, since September 27, 2011, Bonifacio has stolen 18 consecutive bases without being caught to pass Chuck Carr (17) for the longest such streak in Marlins history.

Box Score: 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Preview: Game 32 - Mets at Marlins - Santana looks to make it six in a row

New York Mets (18-13) at Miami Marlins (16-15) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Santana (L) 6 1-2 2.616.10-14.915/5ARIW7.0931-019.21.83
M. Buehrle (L) 6 2-4 2.836.21-13.465/5@SDW9.0511-221.03.00

The Miami Marlins are feeling confident following an impressive road trip, but that may be short-lived if they can't find a way to solve Johan Santana and the New York Mets.

Miami looks to snap a five-game losing streak to the surging Mets on Friday night when it faces Santana, who has dominated the Marlins throughout his career.

Miami (16-15) went 8-1 on a trip that ended a 5-3, 12-inning victory over Houston on Wednesday. Omar Infante drove in two runs on a bases-loaded single in the 12th after Steve Cishek blew the save in the ninth.

"We got the win, that's all that matters," starter Josh Johnson told the Marlins' official website after going seven innings. "It was an unbelievable road trip. ... Maybe we can go back home and start something there and keep winning ball games."

Despite the outstanding road swing, the closer problem follows the Marlins home, though Heath Bell pitched a scoreless 10th inning Wednesday. Bell was demoted from the spot after blowing four saves in seven chances.

"I want to see him throw the ball the way he did today with confidence," manager Ozzie Guillen said. "I believe we're a better ball club with him as a closer."

Miami, 6-5 at home, could see its momentum come to a quick halt if it can't change its fortunes against Santana and the Mets (18-13).

Santana (1-2, 2.61 ERA) has posted a 1.83 ERA in his last three starts - all Mets wins - and is coming off his first victory since Sept. 2, 2010, before shoulder surgery kept him out last season. He's been even more effective against the Marlins in his career, going 6-1 with a 1.46 ERA in 10 starts, including an 0.84 ERA in the last six.

The left-hander faced the Marlins for the first time in nearly two years April 24, giving up one run and striking out 11 in 6 2-3 innings of a 2-1 home victory.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Happy Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 32 - Dodgers at Mets (PRIDIE TO THE RESCUE)

Final Score: New York 6, Los Angeles 3

Jason Pridie put the Mets in front with a three-run homer off Hiroki Kuroda in the sixth inning, and New York held on for a 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a three-game set.

Despite their fifth loss in six games, the Dodgers did have a bright spot as Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 30 games. Ethier, who has been dealing with elbow inflammation, went 3-for-5 to move within one game of Willie Davis' club record.

"It's neat, but it's not helping snap this little skid we're on," Ethier said of the streak. "It's a nice personal thing, but besides that we need to start figuring out ways to get this thing going."

The Mets earned back-to-back wins behind Pridie's blast, as well as three extra-base hits from Jose Reyes.

Ryota Igarashi (2-0) got the win in relief behind Jon Niese, who gave up three runs on seven hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings.

Kuroda (3-3) was staked to a 3-2 lead on Juan Uribe's RBI groundout in the fifth inning.

But with a runner on second and two outs in the sixth, Kuroda opted to intentionally walk Ike Davis, who homered off him earlier in the game.

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Dodgers at Mets - Game 32

Mets Starting Lineup vs  Dodgers - Game 32:  

  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Murphy-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Beltran-RF
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Pridie-CF
  8. Thole-C
  9. Niese-LHP

Hiroki Kuroda vs Mets: Time for the Mets to get cracking

Reyes and Wright both could have a big night tonight

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Hiroki Kuroda
Carlos Beltran3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
Willie Harris3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 1.000 1.333
Ronny Paulino3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Scott Hairston8 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 .375 .444 .750 1.194
Jose Reyes12 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 .417 .417 .500 .917
Jason Bay6 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .167 .167 .667 .833
David Wright12 6 0 0 0 3 2 3 .500 .571 .500 1.071
Daniel Murphy3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333 2.000
Josh Thole3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ike Davis5 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .333 .400 .733
Mets Totals58204138311.345.387.603.991

Mets see Kuroda's pitches pretty well. They are hitting .345 (20 for 58) collectively and they should be able to score some runs against him. Go Mets!

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 32 - Dodgers at Mets

Andre Ethier, baseball player (with the Los An...Image via Wikipedia
Los Angeles Dodgers (15-17) at New York Mets (13-18), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Los Angeles - Hiroki Kuroda (3-2, 3.10) New York - Jon Niese (1-4, 4.71)

The Los Angeles Dodgers hope that Andre Ethier will be able to resume his quest for a 30-game hitting streak this evening when they open a three-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Ethier was a late scratch in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Cubs because of elbow inflammation. Because he did not appear at all in the game, his 29-game hitting streak remains intact and he hopes to return to action tonight.

"It's just sore. It's been sore the last couple of days," Ethier said. "It's more tender on the throwing than hitting. [Tuesday night] it was sore after the game."

Ethier is hitting .387 (43-for-111) over his hitting streak, which has tied Zack Wheat (1916) for the second-longest in club history. Willie Davis owns the club mark with a 31-game run during the 1969 season.

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