Showing posts with label Game 33. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 33. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Recap: Game 33 - Mets (0) at Marlins (1) - Mets Get Swept and Shut Out Again


New York


W: S. Cishek (3-1) L: C. Torres (2-1)


Marcell Ozuna's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth was the game's only run and sent Miami past the New York Mets, 1-0, in the finale of a three-game set.

Giancarlo Stanton began the ninth against Carlos Torres (2-1) with a single, and Casey McGehee walked. A Garrett Jones fly to deep right put runners on the corners for Ozuna, whose fly to right off Kyle Farnsworth was just deep enough to score the winning run.

Stanton had delayed leaving third on the play, and if not for Mets catcher Anthony Recker dropping the ball, stood a prime chance of being thrown out.

Steve Cishek (3-1) picked up the win thanks to a scoreless top of the ninth. Tom Koehler worked the first eight scoreless innings, giving up two hits and one walk while striking out five for the Marlins, who swept the series.

Lucas Duda and David Wright collected the only hits for the Mets, who finished 2-6 on their road trip and went scoreless over the final 23 innings.

Zach Wheeler fanned seven but walked five while giving up two hits over six scoreless frames.

New York left a runner on second in the first, but didn't put a man in scoring position until the eighth inning. Duda singled and was sacrificed to second, but stayed there after pinch-hitters Bobby Abreu and Josh Satin fanned swinging.

Miami put two on with two down in the fourth but came up empty after Jones flied out to center. The Marlins put runners on the corners with two away in the sixth but Jones also killed that rally on a grounder to first.

Game Notes

The teams combined to go 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and stranded nine ... Miami begins a long western road trip at San Diego on Thursday, while New York returns home to host the Phillies on Friday.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 33

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 33

  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. Anthony Recker C
  8. Ruben Tejada SS
  9. Zack Wheeler RHP

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Preview: Game 33 - Mets (16-16) at Marlins (18-15) - Wheeler (1-3) vs Koehler (3-2)

Preview: Game 33
New York Mets (16-16) at  Miami Marlins (18-15)

Probable Pitchers - Zack Wheeler (1-3) 5.13 ERA vs Tom Koehler (3-2) 2.41 ERA

TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 12:40 PM


Tom Koehler, the Bronx native will try to extend his dominant run at Marlins Park while avenging a recent defeat to the New York Mets on Wednesday when surprising Miami goes for its 11th win in 12 home games.

After scuffling along with the worst offense in baseball last season, the Marlins (18-15) have made quite a turnaround at the plate in 2014. They rank among the NL leaders with a .271 average, 156 runs and a .338 on-base percentage after finishing last in the majors in all three categories last season.

That offensive improvement has played a role in their recent success at Marlins Park, where they've averaged 6.0 runs and batted .317 while going 7-1 on a homestand that began with matchups against a pair of pitching-rich clubs in Atlanta and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Miami, a major league-best 16-5 at home, didn't need many runs Tuesday to win its second in as many nights to open this three-game set with the Mets (16-16). Giancarlo Stanton and Casey McGehee went a combined 4 for 6 with three RBIs, while Henderson Alvarez tossed a six-hitter in a 3-0 victory.

Stanton has gone 11 for 29 with three homers and nine RBIs while hitting safely in all eight games on the homestand. McGehee is batting .363 with 21 RBIs at Marlins Park, going 13 for 30 over the past seven games there.

Jim Redmond's club goes for the sweep in the finale behind Koehler (3-2, 2.41 ERA), who has shown tremendous improvement since going 5-10 with a 4.51 ERA in 23 starts last season.

Koehler has limited opponents to two runs or less while working through six innings in five of six starts overall and is 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three home outings. He gave up three hits over seven scoreless innings in Friday's 6-3 win over the Dodgers.

The right-hander gets a rematch with the Mets after he surrendered a season-high four runs with four walks over five innings in a 4-0 loss at Citi Field on April 27. He's 1-2 with a 3.19 ERA in five career starts versus New York. The Mets are batting .209 (18 for 86)

Chris Young hit a two-run homer in that contest, but had a six-game hitting streak snapped Tuesday. Daniel Murphy, who is 4 for 9 with a homer versus Koehler the past two seasons, has gone 9 for 18 with a home run in his last four.

The Mets were shut out for the third time Tuesday, losing for the fifth time in their last six on a rain-shortened eight-game trip. They rank near the bottom of the majors with a .228 average.

Zack Wheeler (1-3, 5.13) hopes to regroup from the shortest outing of his career in Friday's 10-3 loss at Colorado. He allowed a career-worst seven runs and seven hits with two walks over four innings. This Group of Marlins are hitting .186 vs him (8 for 43).

Although he hasn't factored in a decision versus Miami, Wheeler has pitched well by allowing three runs with 15 strikeouts over 13 innings in his two career starts -- both New York victories.

The Mets have to battle in the heat of Miami.....LGM!

Predicted Lineup:

  1. Juan Lagares - CF (.333)
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B (.385) HR
  3. David Wright - 3B (.273)
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF (0 for 2)
  5. Chris Young - LF (1 for 2) HR
  6. Lucas Duda - 1B (.111)
  7. Anthony Recker - C (.000)
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS (.273)
  9. Zack Wheeler - RHP 

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Recap: Game 33 - Pirates (11) at Mets (2) - Niese surrenders 8 runs in loss

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N.Y. Mets (14-19)000001001270

W: F. Liriano (1-0) L: J. Niese (2-4)
HR: PIT - J. Tabata (2),J. Mercer (2),J. Mercer (3)   NYM - A. Brown (1)

Jose Tabata went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer, an RBI double and three runs scored as the Pittsburgh Pirates received a sharp season-debut from Francisco Liriano in a 11-2 win over the New York Mets in the third test of a four-game set at Citi Field.

The Pirates recorded 16 hits, their second straight day in double figures, and tagged Mets starter Jonathon Niese (2-4) for five runs in the fifth inning to break the contest open.

Jody Mercer hit a pair of solo homers, Mike McKenry knocked in three runs, Clint Barmes drove in a pair and Andrew McCutchen had an RBI and scored twice in the Pirates' second straight win.

It was a successful first outing in a Pittsburgh uniform for Liriano (1-0), who struck out nine over 5 1/3 innings and allowed just a run on six hits. The lefty signed with the Pirates in February, but was in the middle of recovering from a broken right arm suffered in December.

"I tried not to get too excited," Liriano said. "I didn't want to try to do too much."

Niese's struggles continued, charged with the loss for the fourth time in his last five starts. He gave up eight runs on eight hits and lasted only 4 1/3 innings.

"I'm not really deceiving anybody right now," Niese said. "With my arm angle being down, I think they can pick the ball up a lot sooner, and that's why I think they're not chasing some of the pitches that they normally have chased. Hopefully I can get it back."

New York only had six hits, with Marlon Byrd driving in the only run on an infield single.

The Pirates gave Liriano plenty of support early, starting in the second when they jumped in front 1-0 off a bases-loaded RBI single from Barmes.

They tacked on three more runs an inning later as Starling Marte led off the third with a single, moved to second on a ground ball out from Mercer and sprinted home on McCutchen's soft liner into center. Pittsburgh's edge moved to 4-0 when Tabata clubbed a two-run homer over the left center field wall.

Liriano struck out four of the first five batters he faced, and the Mets managed just a single base runner through the first four innings. They fell completely out of it when Niese imploded in the fifth.

Mercer sent a solo blast over the center field wall and after walking McCutchen and Gaby Sanchez, Niese served up an RBI double to Tabata, concluding his outing.

Scott Atchinson took over on the mound and wasn't much better as McKenry reached him for a two-run single and Barmes capped the five-run frame with an RBI single up the middle to give Pirates a 9-0 lead.

New York finally got on the board in the sixth when Byrd came up with runners on corners and pushed a run home with a weak ground ball down the third base line.

Three straight one-out singles in the seventh pushed the Pirates' lead to 10-1 on an RBI hit from McKenry and Mercer's second homer of the game an inning later gave Pittsburgh a 10-run cushion.

Following a 47-minute rain delay, Brown hit a leadoff homer in the bottom of the ninth to cap the scoring.

Game Notes

New York has dropped seven of its last nine home games ... Pirates catcher Russell Martin sat for a second straight day with neck stiffness ... Liriano was activated from the disabled list prior to the game. To make room on the roster, Pittsburgh optioned Duke Weller to Triple-A Indianapolis ... The Pirates were 6-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 33 - Pirates at Mets

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 33 - Pirates at Mets 

  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. Jonathon Niese, lhp

  1. Starling Marte, lf
  2. Jordy Mercer, 2b
  3. Andrew McCutchen, cf
  4. Gaby Sanchez, 1b
  5. Jose Tabata, rf
  6. Brandon Inge, 3b
  7. Michael McKenry, c
  8. Clint Barmes, ss
  9. Francisco Liriano, lhp

Preview: Games 33 - Pirates at Mets - Liriano vs Niese

Pittsburgh Pirates (19-16) at New York Mets (14-18) 1:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
F. Liriano (L) 0 0-0 0.005.10-00.00---ND0.0000-00.00.00
J. Niese (L) 7 2-3 4.665.21-12.085/5@ATLL4.0770-213.06.23

Dominican right-hander Francisco Liriano makes his first appearance with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday afternoon when the Pittsburgh Pirates visit Citi Field for game three of a four-game weekend series with the New York Mets.

A 14-game winner with the Minnesota Twins in 2010, Liriano has struggled with injury and ineffectiveness since, while winning just 15 more games in 60 combined outings with the Twins and Chicago White Sox, to whom he was traded last summer.

He became a Pirate in February when he signed a two-year contract that could be worth as much as $9 million if he reaches certain incentives for number of days spent on the disabled list.

He was shelved for the beginning of the season on March 22, when the Pirates put him on the 15-day disabled list to treat a fractured right forearm.

Liriano has made three starts this spring at Triple-A Indianapolis, where he was 2-0 with a 3.38 earned run average in 16 innings.

He has never faced the Mets.

The Mets go with lefty Jonathon Niese, who'll try to end a four-start skid since his last victory.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 33 - Tejada, Harvey do Cards 7-2

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W: M. Harvey (2-1) L: J. Westbrook (2-2)
HR: STL - None   NYM - C. Cowgill (5)

Ruben Tejada knocked in three runs to help the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-2, in Grapefruit League action.

Collin Cowgill smacked a pinch-hit two-run homer off St. Louis starter Jake Westbrook.

Mets third baseman David Wright went 0-for-3 in his return from a strained left intercostal muscle.

Matt Harvey started for New York and tossed four scoreless innings.

Adron Chambers hit a two-run double for the Cardinals.

Box Score:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 33 - Mets at Marlins - Wright Has Field Day in Miami

Marlins Park (Miami, FL)

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Miami (17-16)0100011003131

W: R. Dickey (5-1) L: R. Nolasco (4-1)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (4)   MIA - None


David Wright collected four hits and drove in three runs to power the New York Mets to a 9-3 win over the Miami Marlins.

"He is a star and he's showing exactly how good he is," Mets manager Terry Collins said about Wright.

Andres Torres contributed a two-run single for the Mets, who had their five- game winning streak snapped in Friday's series opener.

New York's Daniel Murphy finished 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI, while Lucas Duda also had three hits.

R.A. Dickey (5-1) gave up nine hits but limited the Marlins to two runs over six innings.

Former Met Jose Reyes registered four hits for Miami, which fell to 9-2 in May.

Ricky Nolasco (4-1) will have to wait at least one more outing to establish the franchise mark for career wins. The Marlins right-hander was tagged for six runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings and remains tied with Dontrelle Willis (68) for the record.

"I did a bad job of deciding what to throw in certain situations," Nolasco said.

Wright singled in a run in the first after Nolasco walked the first two batters of the game and clubbed his fifth career home run off the Miami right- hander, an opposite-field drive to right, two innings later. The third baseman's two hits bookended an RBI single by Gaby Sanchez in the second.

The Mets went up 3-1 in the fourth when Kirk Nieuwenhuis stroked an RBI single after a catcher's interference call on Brett Hayes loaded the bases with two outs. Wright, who entered the game a .386 lifetime hitter (22-for-57) against Nolasco, grounded into a fielder's choice to end the inning.

New York scored three more runs in the fifth, all with two outs. Duda led off with a single and Murphy hit a one-hopper off Nolasco's back. Duda advanced to an uncovered third on the play -- Hanley Ramirez fielded the ball and threw late to first -- before being tagged out at home on Ronny Cedeno's grounder to second baseman Omar Infante.

Nolasco then hit Mike Nickeas and Dickey to force in a run, and Torres plated Cedeno and Nickeas with a ground ball to right.

Miami reliever Mike Dunn yielded three straight singles to start the sixth, with Wright trotting home on Murphy's base hit to left for a 7-1 New York lead.

The Marlins got an RBI double from Giancarlo Stanton in the bottom of the inning, and Ramirez doubled home Reyes with two gone in the seventh to close the gap to 7-3.

New York tacked on a run in the eighth when Murphy scored on a groundout by Cedeno, and a two-out, RBI single by Wright made it 9-3 in the ninth.

Game Notes

Wright raised his batting average to .402...The Mets improved to 14-6 against NL East teams this season...Dickey didn't record his fifth victory last year until July 25 at Cincinnati.

Box Score:

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 33

Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 33
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Nieuwenhuis-LF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-RF
  5. Murphy-2B
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Cedeno-SS
  8. Nickeas-C
  9. Dickey-RHP

Preview: Game 33 - Mets at Marlins - Dickey Looks to Knuckle the Marlins

New York Mets at Miami Marlins 1:05 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
R. Dickey (R) 6 4-1 3.766.01-16.235/6ARIW8.0412-021.02.14
R. Nolasco (R) 6 4-0 2.726.01-04.355/6@SDW7.0522-021.11.69

The Miami Marlins are still dealing with a leaky bullpen, but they proved to the New York Mets they can give as good as they get.

The two squads may be hoping for strong efforts from their respective starters Saturday, when the NL East rivals resume their series with the Marlins in search of their 10th victory in 11 games.

Miami has seen prized offseason acquisition and closer Heath Bell struggle to get acclimated in his new surroundings, with manager Ozzie Guillen demoting him earlier this week. The Marlins (17-15) have converted just five of 14 save opportunities thus far, with the bullpen compiling a 3.64 ERA - nearly two-thirds of a run higher than the starters.

Those issues were evident again Friday night as Edward Mujica blew the save chance as New York (18-14) rallied with a three-run rally in the eighth inning, but Bell may have provided a turning point with a scoreless ninth before Greg Dobbs provided a walkoff single with two out to plate Emilio Bonifacio with the winning run in a 6-5 victory.

''It means a lot to me to get my first win as a Marlin,'' said Bell, whom Guillen said he would again turn to as closer soon. ''I kind of stunk it up on the road trip.''

While it was only the second time in 10 opportunities Frank Francisco blew a save, his ERA is 6.59, and Mets' relievers have compiled a 4.40 mark while converting 10 of 15 chances overall.

''We have to put that game away,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said.

Bonifacio had two hits for his second straight multihit game and also stole two bases to give him a major league-leading 17. The center fielder, though, has only two hits in 13 lifetime at-bats against Mets scheduled starter R.A. Dickey (4-1, 3.76 ERA), who has thoroughly baffled the Marlins since the start of last season.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 33 - Dodgers at Mets - Another Hero Emerges

Justin Turner -  Pic Courtesy of Zimbio
Final Score: New York 4, Los Angeles 2

Justin Turner hit a pinch-hit, two-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Mets over the Dodgers, 4-2.

Not only did the Dodgers lose for the sixth time in seven games, but Andre Ethier went 0-for-4 with a walk, snapping his hitting streak at 30 games, just one shy of the franchise record.

"I thought when the streak ended, maybe this little thing we're in would end too," a disappointed Ethier said. "But this loss makes it a tougher pill to swallow."

Dillon Gee, in an emergency start after the Mets scratched Chris Young, played a part in halting the streak as he allowed just two runs on seven hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings.

Jason Pridie had three hits and two runs scored and Jose Reyes went 2-for-5 with an RBI in the win, New York's third straight.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Preview : 2011 Regular Season Game 33 - Dodgers at Mets

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Los Angeles Dodgers (15-18) at New York Mets (14-18), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Los Angeles - Jon Garland (1-2, 3.81) New York - Chris Young (1-0, 1.88)

Andre Ethier is one hit away from matching the longest hitting streak in Dodgers history. He would prefer to celebrate the milestone with a victory.

Los Angeles hopes to snap a three-game slide this evening in the continuation of a three-game series with the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Ethier took the drama out of Friday's game early by singling in the first inning and ended with three hits one day after sitting out a game with elbow inflammation. The outfielder broke his tie with Zack Wheat (29 games in 1916) for the second-longest hitting streak in Dodgers history and is one shy of Willie Davis' club record 31-game burst set in 1969.

"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 29-year-old Ethier, who is batting .397 over his run, is also the first player to have a hit streak of 30 games since Washington's Ryan Zimmerman, who did so from April 8-May 12, 2009. A hit tonight would also give Ethier baseball's longest hitting streak since Chase Utley of Philadelphia went on a 35-game burst from June 23-Aug. 3, 2006.

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