Showing posts with label Game 35. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 35. Show all posts

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Recap: Game 35 - Phillies (5) at Mets (4) - Phillies take it to the Mets Again



New York

W: M. Adams (2-1) L: K. Farnsworth (0-3) S: J. Papelbon (11)
HR: PHI - J. Rollins (4)   NYM - D. Wright (2)


Ryan Howard registered four hits, including a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth inning that sent the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 triumph over the New York Mets in the second tilt of a three-game set Saturday at Citi Field.

With the game tied 4-4, Jimmy Rollins worked a two-out walk off Kyle Farnsworth (0-3) and Chase Utley singled before Howard stroked a single to center, scoring Rollins easily to break the deadlock.

Jonathan Papelbon worked around a two-out walk in the bottom of the ninth to nail down his 11th save of the season. Mike Adams (2-1) picked up the win after working out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth.

Rollins smacked a solo homer among his three hits and scored four times, while Domonic Brown added an RBI single for the Phillies, who have won two straight on the heels of a four-game slide.

David Wright launched a two-run homer and drove in three runs for the Mets, who have lost five straight and eight of their last nine games.

Neither starter factored in the decision, as Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick allowed four runs on four hits over 5 1/3 frames, while New York's Dillon Gee gave up three runs on six hits over six innings.

Gee entered the game riding a 16-inning scoreless streak, but saw it snapped in the opening frame, as Ben Revere and Rollins opened the game with back-to- back singles before Utley's sacrifice fly scored Revere.

Howard then doubled into the gap in left-center field and Marlon Byrd was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Brown, who looped a single into shallow center field to score Rollins for a 2-0 lead.

Wright responded for the Mets in the home half, launching a two-run blast deep to left to tie the contest. Daniel Murphy reached on a fielder's choice before trotting home on Wright's second homer of the season.

Rollins crushed a two-out, two-strike homer in the second to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead, but Wright answered again in the sixth.

After Juan Lagares walked and Murphy singled, Wright smacked a soft fly ball down the right-field line. Byrd was unable to make a diving grab on the play, allowing Lagares to score while Murphy moved to third and Wright found second.

Kendrick then fanned Curtis Granderson, but walked Chris Young to load the bases and spell the end of his outing.

Jake Diekman entered from the bullpen and was greeted by pinch-hitter Eric Campbell making his major league debut. In his first big league at-bat, Campbell smacked a sac fly to right, scoring Murphy for a 4-3 lead.

Philadelphia retied the tilt in the seventh when Rollins reached on a one-out infield single and then moved to second on a Scott Rice wild pitch before scoring on Utley's double off the wall in center field.

In the eighth, Adams allowed consecutive singles to Wright and Granderson before Young's sacrifice bunt moved both runners into scoring position.

After fanning Campbell, Adams walked Wilmer Flores, but got pinch-hitter Bobby Abreu to tap one back to the mound to end the inning.

Game Notes

Wright's RBI double in the sixth was his 1,600th career hit ... New York finished 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base ... Revere stole his 12th base of the season ... Howard recorded his 21st RBI of the season.

Box Score:

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 35

Hitting Spell

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 35

  1. Juan Lagares, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, rf
  5. Chris Young, lf
  6. Eric Campbell, 1b
  7. Wilmer Flores, ss
  8. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 35 - Philadelphia Phillies (16-18) at New York Mets (16-18) - Kyle Kendrick (0-3) 3.58 ERA vs Dillon Gee (3-1) 2.51 ERA

Preview: Game 35
Philadelphia Phillies (16-18) at New York Mets (16-18)

Pitching Probables - Kyle Kendrick (0-3) 3.58 ERA vs Dillon Gee (3-1) 2.51 ERA
TV - WPIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM


The Mets (16-18) will be looking to even up the series against Kyle Kendrick, who is 8-8 with a 3.58 ERA vs the Mets in his career.

Kendrick (0-3, 3.58 ERA) takes the mound Saturday, which usually means the Phillies' offense will go quiet.

In his previous 13 starts dating back to last season, Philadelphia has backed Kendrick with 20 runs.

Kendrick hasn't earned a victory since beating the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 6.

Along with the lack of run support, the veteran right-hander has been plagued this season by allowing a lot of base runners. His WHIP of 1.41 is among the highest in the NL.

Against Toronto on Monday, Kendrick gave up seven hits, walked three and hit a batter in seven innings of a 3-0 loss. He was charged with all three runs -- his fourth straight start yielding three or less.

Kendrick has thrown the ball well versus the Mets since the start of the 2012 season, going 4-1 with a 2.88 ERA in five starts. David Wright, has seen the ball well from Kendrick. In 41 career AB's , he has 13 hits, two of them HR's.

Gee (3-1, 2.51) has been outstanding lately, tossing 16 consecutive scoreless innings and going 3-1 with a 0.67 ERA in his last four starts. He hasn't allowed a run since the fourth inning of a 3-0 loss to St. Louis on April 22.

In his last start, Gee permitted six hits in six shutout innings of a 5-1 win at Colorado on Sunday -- New York's last victory.

The Mets have since totaled five runs while batting .182 in losing four straight. They had their chances to get runners across the plate Friday, but they stranded 15 men on base and were 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

Curtis Granderson left six runners on base, and is batting .087 with 15 strikeouts in his last 12 games at Citi Field.

Gee didn't have much luck against the Phillies last season, going 1-2 with a 9.00 ERA in four starts. Ryan Howard owns Mr.Gee hitting  .467 (7 for15) with 6 HR's and 14 RBI's... Jimmy Rollins also has a blast when he see's Gee, he is batting .474 (9 for 19)...

If Gee continues to throw up ooo's and the Mets offense can click, the Mets will have a successful night. Easier said then done, LGM!

Batter Pitcher Splits:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Recap: Game 35 - Mets (3) at Cardinals (6) - Red Birds Too Much for Mets

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St. Louis (24-13)«21000030x6110

W: L. Lynn (6-1) L: S. Rice (1-3) S: E. Mujica (10)
HR: NYM - None   STL - M. Holliday (6)

Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer as part of a three-run seventh inning in the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-3 victory over the New York Mets on Monday in the opener of a four-game set at Busch Stadium.

Matt Carpenter had two RBI singles, while Allen Craig and Jon Jay each drove in one run for the Cardinals, who broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh off Mets reliever Scott Rice (1-3) and added another run off Scott Atchison to take control.

Lance Lynn (6-1), who won his seventh straight regular-season home start dating back to last season, allowed all three New York runs on four hits. The right-hander walked five, but struck out seven for St. Louis, which has won 10 of 12.

Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a two-run double and David Wright plated a run for the Mets, who saw starter Jeremy Hefner allow three runs on five hits and walk four over six innings.

New York has dropped four straight and 12 of 16 overall.

With one out in the seventh, pinch-hitter Ty Wiggington appeared to hit a harmless bloop to center field. New York's newly acquired Rick Ankiel, who met the team in St. Louis prior to the game and made the start while using teammates' equipment, dove for the ball and had it in his glove, but let slip out, and Wiggington ended up on second base.

Carpenter then hit a line drive off Rice's foot in the direction of the first base line, but Rice and Mets catcher John Buck both went after the ball. During the play, Wiggington alertly hustled all the way home from second and Rice's tag just missed his diving attempt, as the Cardinals took a 4-3 lead.

Rice struck out Carlos Beltran and was replaced by Scott Atchison. Holliday, though, all but sunk the Mets' hope of a comeback with a two-out, two-run shot to left to give St. Louis a 6-3 lead.

Both pitchers struggled with control through the first two frames, while each team's offenses made the most of the opportunities.

In the home half of the first, Craig smacked a ground-rule double to give St. Louis a 1-0 edge. After Yadier Molina drew a walk, Jay followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.

In the top of the second, Lynn walked Mike Baxter to load the bases with two outs before Murphy hit a double to right tie the game at 2-2. Wright followed with a infield single over the pitchers mound to put the Mets ahead 3-2.

In the bottom half of the second, Hefner gave up consecutive singles and Lynn helped his own cause with a sac bunt to put runners in scoring position. Carpenter answered, though, with a single in the hole to knot the game at 3-3.

Hefner looked to get in more trouble as he walked Beltran, but the righty ended the inning by forcing Holliday to ground into a double play.

Interestingly, however, both hurlers settled down and had mirrored 1-2-3 efforts in every frame from the fourth through the sixth. The contest quickly changed, though, with the starters off the mound.

Game Notes

New York optioned outfielder Andrew Brown to Triple-A Las Vegas and transferred pitcher Jenrry Mejia to the 60-day disabled list following the addition of the 33-year-old Ankiel to the roster ... Lynn, who picked up his first loss of the season in his last outing on May 7, has never dropped back- to-back starts in his career ... The Mets have scored three or fewer runs in seven straight games and in 12 of their last 16 games ... New York has lost all eight games - including seven starts - when Hefner has pitched this season.

Box Score:

Monday, May 13, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 35

Baxter Leading Off
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 35


  1. Mike Baxter, rf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. John Buck, c
  7. Rick Ankiel, cf
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Jeremy Hefner, rhp

Preview: Game 35 - Mets at Cardinals - Hefner vs Lynn

New York Mets (14-20) at St. Louis Cardinals (23-13) 7:00 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 6 0-4 4.635.10-26.755/8CHWL6.0840-221.03.00
L. Lynn (R) 7 5-1 2.725.23-01.355/7@CHCL7.0422-121.01.71

The National League Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals are set to begin a four-game set with the visiting New York Mets on Monday at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals are in the midst of a 10-game homestand that will wind down in Milwaukee this weekend. They have won eight of their last 10 games overall but are coming off Sunday's 8-2 setback to Colorado.

The Cards bats were unable to solve Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa, who tossed 6 2/3 innings of no-hit ball. St. Louis starter Jaime Garcia was tagged for a season-high five earned runs, which included home runs served up to Troy Tulowitzki and Charlie Blackmon. Garcia was unable to follow up shutouts in the previous two starts from teammates Adam Wainwright and Shelby Miller, who had combined to allow just three hits.

"Those were definitely pretty tough acts to follow," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. "But lately, we've been running up against guys that are throwing the ball well."

The Mets suffered a three-game home sweep at the hands of Pittsburgh over the weekend, and they have dropped 11 of 15 overall. The offense managed only four hits in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Pirates. With runners on the corners in the bottom of the ninth inning, Ike Davis struck out and then Lucas Duda grounded out to end the game.

"We're getting hit now with a two-headed monster: we're not hitting and we're not pitching," Collins said. "Certainly we've got to get it going, and there's no secret formula how to do it. You've got to go out and work your butt off and execute."

The Mets will hand the ball to Jeremy Hefner, who is winless in six starts this season. After back-to-back solid starts, Hefner allowed four runs on eight hits against the White Sox last week to come away with his fourth loss.

"It's very frustrating. The bottom line though is that I'm tired of losing," Hefner said. "I need to get better and I need to make better pitches."

For the Cardinals, right-hander Lance Lynn looks to rebound from his first regular-season loss since Sept. 7, 2012. He had his 10-game regular-season win streak snapped against the Cubs last week despite allowing just two earned runs on four hits in seven innings of work. Lynn also fanned eight batters in that start.

"That's tough to swallow with how good I felt," Lynn said. "That's the fun part, and the not-so-fun part, about this game. You can pitch well and lose and pitch bad and win."

The Mets took four of seven meetings last season behind a 34-18 run differential.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 35 - Brewers at Mets - Mets three hits enough for win

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (20-15) «10000101x331

W: M. Batista (1-1) L: Y. Gallardo (2-4)
S: F. Francisco (9)
HR: MIL - None   NYM - None

Miguel Batista tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets past the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-1, in the opener of a two-game set at Citi Field.

Batista (1-1) struck out five while allowing just four hits and a walk in New York's seventh win in nine games.

Daniel Murphy had an RBI, a run scored and two of the Mets' three hits, while Frank Francisco stranded the tying runs on the bases in the ninth to earn his ninth save of the year.

Yovani Gallardo (2-4) gave up two runs on two hits and six walks with six strikeouts through six innings for the Brewers, who have dropped two straight.

After the Brewers stranded a runner on second in the top of the first inning, New York took the lead in the bottom of the frame when Lucas Duda worked a one-out walk, stole second and came home on Murphy's base hit through the left side of the infield.

Milwaukee was in position to tie the game in the second when Taylor Green led off by hitting a sinking liner to right field that snuck under Duda's diving attempt, allowing Green to reach third on the error. But Green was later tagged out in a rundown between third and home during Cesar Izturis' squeeze bunt attempt to keep it a 1-0 game.

The Brewers stranded the tying run on second in the fifth and sixth innings before New York added to its lead in the home sixth when Murphy led off the frame with the Mets' second hit of the game -- a double into the left-center field gap. Murphy advanced to third on an Ike Davis sacrifice fly before crossing the plate on a squeeze bunt by Ronny Cedeno.

David Wright then led off the eighth with a double to right off Francisco Rodriguez and moved to third on a Duda groundout. Murphy stepped up next and hit a grounder to second that Brooks Conrad grabbed and tossed home, catching Wright in a rundown. But Aramis Rodriguez dropped the ball while transferring it out of his glove on a throw attempt to allow Wright to score on the error and give New York a 3-0 lead.

Ryan Braun started the ninth with a base hit off Francisco, stole second and came home on Corey Hart's single to left to get Milwaukee on the board.

Green then worked a walk to bring the winning run to the plate with one out, but Conrad was caught looking at strike three before pinch-hitter George Kottaras hit a liner to right-center field that Duda snagged on the run to seal the win for the Mets.

Game Notes

Batista improved to 2-0 in 13 career games -- four starts -- against Milwaukee, while Gallardo fell to 2-3 in seven starts against the Mets...The Brewers had won the last six meetings in New York in this series...The Mets are now 7-5 in the first game of a series this season...Murphy extended his hit streak to 10 straight games...Milwaukee went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and let seven men on base.

Box Score:

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 35

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 35
  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. Batista-RHP

Preview: Game 35 - Brewers at Mets - Batista gets a crack at the Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers (15-19) at New York Mets (19-15) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
Y. Gallardo (R) 7 2-3 5.356.01-27.205/8CINW6.0421-214.08.36
M. Batista (R) 2 0-1 5.895.20-112.005/8@PHIND5.1820-09.03.00

The New York Mets will have to put their short-term memory into use when they open a four-game homestand tonight with back-to-back games against the Milwaukee Brewers from Citi Field.

The Mets lost two of three meetings with the Miami Marlins on the road over the weekend and imploded during Sunday's 8-4 loss in the series finale. Heading into the bottom of the ninth inning with a 4-2 lead, Mets closer Frank Francisco gave up a leadoff triple to Emilio Bonifacio, who later scored on Greg Dobbs' single. Manny Acosta then entered the game after Francisco was ejected for arguing with homeplate umpire Todd Tichenor.

Acosta was quickly accosted and loaded the bases for Marlins slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who cracked a game-winning grand slam with two outs for an 8-4 win. Francisco was dealt the loss and starting pitcher Jon Niese's six shutout innings went to waste in the no-decision.

"I feel we've been playing good baseball. We just let a couple get away from us, but it's all about how we bounce back," Niese said.

Justin Turner drove in two runs, while Daniel Murphy finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored and Kirk Nieuwenhuis added a pair of hits for New York, which had won six of seven games and went 4-2 on a six-game road trip.

Toeing the rubber tonight in the opener of this set for the Mets will be Miguel Batista. Batista is filling in for injured starter Mike Pelfrey and did not figure into the decision of last Tuesday's 7-4 win at Philadelphia, as he gave up four runs -- two earned -- and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. Batista is 0-1 with a 5.89 ERA in 11 games (2 starts) this season.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Late Recap : 2011 Regular Season - Game 35 - Mets at Rockies

Final Score: Colorado 2, New York 1

Chris Iannetta's solo homer in the seventh inning lifted the Colorado Rockies over the New York Mets, 2-1, in the opener of a three-game series.

Iannetta went 2-for-3 with two runs scored for the Rockies, who snapped a four-game skid. Dexter Fowler drove in the other run for the victors.

"It's good because that's what you wanna do when you're out there," said Iannetta. "But over the course of the season you're going to have a bunch of different guys who carry the team."

Jhoulys Chacin pitched six solid innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits. He also walked six and struck out five. Matt Belisle (3-2) recorded the final two outs in the seventh to pick up the win.

Jason Bay drove in the lone run for the Mets, who have lost two in a row since a three-game winning streak.

Chris Capuano (2-4) allowed two runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings to suffer the loss.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Chris Capuano vs Rockies: Let's hope the Humidor is working

Colorado Rockies Career statistics vs. Chris Capuano
Todd Helton26 7 2 0 0 3 1 6 .269 .296 .346 .642
Alfredo Amezaga3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Spilborghs8 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .556 .500 1.056
Chris Iannetta2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
Troy Tulowitzki5 4 0 0 2 2 3 0 .800 .875 2.000 2.875
Carlos Gonzalez3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ian Stewart1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Herrera3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Dexter Fowler4 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000

Capuano better be on best performance tonight in the Rocky Mountain Air. The Rockies are batting as a team combined .345 (19 for 55)...The Mets will see Troy Tulowitzki again, who tore the Mets up last time they Met in Citi-Field. Let's Hope the Humidor treats us right... Go Mets!

Last Minute Notes - Here are Troy Tulowitzki's Splits:
Last seven days231100113.043
vs. NYM1651010484.625
vs. NL12117307181818.248
vs. Capuano (Car.)50400223.800

Preview : 2011 Regular Season - Game 35 - Mets at Rockies

New York Mets (15-19) at Colorado Rockies (18-14), 8:40 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Chris Capuano (2-3, 5.40) Colorado - Jhoulys Chacin (4-2, 2.85)

Currently enduring their longest losing streak of the season, the Colorado Rockies are probably pretty happy to see the New York Mets coming to town for the opener of a three-game set at Coors Field.

The Rockies try to halt a four-game slide tonight with a fifth victory in as many meetings with the Mets this year.

Colorado returns home off a 1-5 road swing and ended the trek by getting swept in three games by the National League West rival San Francisco Giants. The Rockies managed just three hits in Sunday's 3-0 setback, getting two from catcher Chris Iannetta.

Jorge De La Rosa took the loss after giving up three runs over six innings, falling to 4-1 on the season.

Colorado has now lost 12 of its last 19 since starting the season 11-2.

"You go along during the course of a six-month season and you step into a pot hole periodically, and obviously we've stepped into one," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "As we move forward we'll find out the mettle of our club."

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