Showing posts with label Game 36. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 36. Show all posts

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day Recap: Game 36 - Phillies (4) at Mets (5) 11 Innings - Ruben Tejada becomes a hero for a day



New York

W: S. Rice (1-1) L: J. Manship (1-1)
HR: PHI - None   NYM - D. Murphy (2)


Ruben Tejada's walk-off hit in the 11th inning scored Chris Young and lifted the New York Mets to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday to salvage a three-game series.

The Mets, their rallies stunted all day by Cole Hamels, were three outs away from being swept before they tied the game with three runs in the ninth inning against the Phillies bullpen.

Their winning rally started when Chris Young beat out a grounder to second baseman Chase Utley, who scooped the ball to first with his glove but not in time.

Young moved up on Zack Wheeler's bunt before Jeff Manship (1-1) intentionally walked Juan Lagares. Anthony Recher followed with a single to load the bases before Tejada's hit to center field won it.

Hamels threw a career-high 133 pitches in seven hardscrabble innings for the Phillies but the bullpen blew the left-hander's bid for a 100th career win.

The Mets -- who were swept in Miami before this series -- snapped a five-game losing streak heading into their four-game home-and-home matchup against the Yankees.

They went 7-for-37 with runners in scoring position against the Phillies and left 40 men on base. The Phillies stranded 38 in the series.

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon saved the first two games of the series on just 21 pitches but wasn't available for the finale because of a neck problem.

Instead, Eric Young Jr. led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a double off Antonio Bastardo and Daniel Murphy followed by knocking a 3-1 fastball over the right-field wall for a two-run homer.

Bastardo fanned David Wright but gave up a double to Chris Young and Bobby Abreu's pinch-hit single off Roberto Hernandez went off Utley's glove at second. The tying run scored on Lagares' soft ground out.

Scott Rice (1-1) got one out with two runners on in the top of the 11th to pick up the win.

Hamels, who has long struggled against the Mets, gave up a run before getting an out but consistently pitched out of jams, striking out 10. He allowed seven hits and three walks but remains winless in four starts this season.

The Phillies scored three of their runs in the first four innings off Mets lefty Jon Niese, who pitched six.

The first three Mets batters of the game reached base against Hamels and they took a 1-0 lead on Wright's RBI single.

But the Phillies had four doubles in the first four innings against Niese to take the lead.

Cody Asche sliced the third one down the left-field line to knock in a run in the third inning and Marlon Byrd doubled and scored in a two-run fourth that gave the Phillies a 3-1 lead. Ryan Howard scored the first run in the fourth inning when he slid around a tag at home plate on Domonic Brown's grounder to first.

Hamels worked out of trouble in the sixth, fanning Curtis Granderson to end the inning with runners on second and third base. In the seventh, he gave up a double to Murphy but struck out Wright and got Chris Young on a fly ball to end the inning.

Jimmy Rollins drew a two-out walk off Jose Valverde in the ninth inning and scored on Utley's triple off the top of the wall in right-center field for a 4-1 Phillies lead.

Game Notes

Hamels' previous career-high was 128 pitches in 7 2/3 innings against San Francisco on July 21, 2012. He entered the game with a 7-14 record and 4.65 ERA in 27 prior starts against the Mets, including a rain-soaked loss on April 29 in Philadelphia, when he was charged with six runs, eight hits and five walks in 4 2/3 chilly innings ... The Phillies will host the Angels for two games starting Tuesday.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 36

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 36

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Chris Young, rf
  5. Eric Campbell, 1b
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Jon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 36 - Philadelphia Phillies (17-18) at New York Mets (16-19) - Hamels (0-2) vs Niese (2-2)

Preview: Game 36
Philadelphia Phillies (17-18) at New York Mets (16-19)

Pitching Probables - Cole Hamels (0-2) 7.02 ERA vs Jon Niese (2-2) 1.82 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 1:10 PM


The New York Mets look to avoid another sweep, this one in the hands of the Phillies who have bailed themselves out of last place (17-18) and have left the Mets (16-19) there sitting at the bottom.

The Mets would love another dominant outing from Niese as they try to snap a season-high five-game slide against Hamels and the Phillies in Sunday's finale of this three-game set at Citi Field.

Niese (2-2, 1.82 ERA) has been troubled by injuries throughout his career, and started this season on the disabled list with elbow inflammation. The left-hander has returned to compile the Mets' lowest ERA and WHIP (1.01) through his first six starts.

He's been even better over his last four outings, putting together a 1.01 ERA and 0.97 WHIP while holding opponents to a .194 average.

The bullpen let Niese down Monday, when he tossed seven scoreless innings before Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up three in the eighth of a 4-3 defeat at Miami.

Niese's recent dominance includes a 6-1 win at Philadelphia on April 29, when the only run he allowed in seven innings came on a solo homer by former Met Marlon Byrd.

He was even better against the Phillies at home Aug. 27, tossing a three-hitter in a 5-0 victory to improve to 4-1 with a 1.50 ERA in six meetings there.

Continuing that success may be vital with the Mets on the verge of six straight defeats for the first time since May 10-15, 2013. They got closer to that mark by falling 5-4 to Philadelphia on Saturday as Ryan Howard delivered the decisive blow with a tiebreaking single in the ninth.

Howard doubled on one of his season high-tying four hits Saturday, and he's batting .432 with five doubles, four homers and 13 RBIs over his last 11 meetings with New York.

Howard, though, is 2 for 18 with nine strikeouts against Niese.

While Niese is emerging as the Mets' top arm, Hamels (0-2, 7.02) is having a tough time finding his first win of the season and the 100th of his career.

One of those attempts came opposite Niese last month, when he surrendered six runs while walking five batters and hitting another in 4 2/3 innings, giving him back-to-back losses and a 9.26 ERA versus New York.

Hamels didn't show much improvement Tuesday, getting hammered for five runs and 10 hits -- two homers -- in six innings of a 6-5 loss in 10 to Toronto.

David Wright is hitting .429 with six doubles and six RBIs in his last eight games. He had a double and a homer among his three hits while adding three RBIs Saturday.

The All-Star third baseman went 0 for 3 versus Hamels on April 29 after going 10 for 24 with three homers over the past two seasons.

David Wright in his career is batting .333 (22 for 66) vs Hamels with 5 Bombs. The Mets players combined are hitting .300 (74 for 243) vs Hamels. Juan Lagares (5 for 13) is hitting .385 vs Hamels. Daniel Murphy is batting .405 (15 for 37) vs the lefty... Ruben Tejada is batting .308 vs Hamels. Chris Young is batting .313 (5 for 16) and Eric Young is batting .375 (9 for 24) vs Hamels.

The Mets have a good chance to squander the last of three in NYC... Happy Mothers Day Everyone!

Lets Go Mets!

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Recap: Game 36 - Mets (4) at Cardinals (10) - Beltran comes to life, Mets lose their fifth in a row

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St. Louis (25-13)«30303100x10110

W: J. Gast (1-0) L: D. Gee (2-5)
HR: NYM - M. Byrd (3)   STL - C. Beltran (10),J. Jay (4)

Carlos Beltran battered his former team with three hits -- including a three-run homer -- and knocked in four runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals take a 10-4 win over the slumping New York Mets.

Allen Craig drove in a pair and Matt Carpenter, Matt Holliday and Pete Kozma drove in a run apiece for the streaking Cardinals, who have captured 11 of their last 13 contests. Jon Jay added a solo homer in the victory.

Despite a four-run sixth inning, John Gast (1-0) had a very successful major league debut. He allowed just three hits in his first five frames of work before ending a six-inning outing with three strikeouts and a walk.

Mired in a horrific funk offensively, New York lost a fifth straight contest and fell for the 13th time in its last 16 games. Dillon Gee (2-5) was charged with six runs -- five earned -- over four innings.

The Mets fell behind 9-0 before John Buck and Lucas Duda drove in a run each. Marlon Byrd added a two-run homer in the setback.

The Cardinals offense didn't take long to heat up, with Gee giving up three runs before even recording an out.

Carpenter walked and Beltran reached on a throwing error from Ike Davis. Holiday plated a run with a double to deep center and Craig followed with a two-run single up the middle for a 3-0 Cardinals lead.

Their edge continued to grow two innings later when they plated three more runs on a couple RBI singles.

With runners on first and second, Kozma hit a grounder up the middle to plate a run and after Gee struck out Gast, he gave up back-to-back, run-scoring hits to Carpenter and Beltran to put New York in a six-run hole.

Gee was pulled after the fourth and Robert Carson promptly walked two batters -- one of which was Gast -- upon his entrance. Soon after, Beltran took him deep with a shot well into the left field seats, putting the Cards ahead 9-0.

Gast had posted a 32 innings scoreless streak down at Triple-A Memphis in April, and kept New York off the board for his first five innings of major league work. However, the rookie got in some trouble in the sixth.

After putting runners on first and second, Gast served up an RBI single to Buck. David Wright, who walked the at-bat prior, took third on the hit and scored on a Duda groundout to first before Byrd launched a two-run homer to cap a four-run inning.

Jay's homer in the bottom of the sixth capped the scoring and three St. Louis relievers combined for three perfect innings to wrap up the victory.

Game Notes

New York has totaled 14 runs over its five-game skid and have dropped 11 of the last 14 meetings with the Cardinals at Busch Stadium ... St. Louis went 6- for-15 with runners in scoring position ... It was Beltran's 10th home run of the season.

Box Score:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Preview: Game 36 - Mets at Cardinals - Gee vs Gast

New York Mets (14-21) at St. Louis Cardinals (24-13) 8:15 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 7 2-4 5.555.21-211.375/9PITND5.0511-116.05.06
J. Gast (L) 0 0-0 0.000.00-00.002/24--ND0.0000-00.00.00

The New York Mets will try to stop a four-game slide when they resume a four-game series Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Mets were handed a 6-3 loss in Monday's series opener at Busch Stadium, as the Cardinals broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Matt Carpenter had an RBI single and Matt Holliday later clubbed a two-run homer with two out.

Scott Rice was saddled with the loss for allowing the go-ahead run in relief of Jeremy Hefner, who gave up three runs in six innings.

"Not everything is gauged on wins and losses, although winning is the most important thing -- especially in the big leagues," Hefner said. "I need to keep the runs down early in the game, build some momentum and confidence for myself and the team, and hopefully we'll come out on the winning side more often than not."

Daniel Murphy was the lone bright spot for New York's offense and went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.

New York has dropped 12 of 16 games and will hand the ball to Dillon Gee this evening. Gee is only 2-4 in seven starts to go along with a 5.55 earned run average and did not factor in the outcome of a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday. He gave up only a run in five innings.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Recap: Game 36 - Brewers at Mets - Greinke shuts down Mets, lose 8-0

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (20-16)000000000060

W: Z. Greinke (4-1) L: D. Gee (2-3)
HR: MIL - T. Ishikawa (3),T. Ishikawa (4),R. Weeks (4)   NYM - None

Travis Ishikawa homered twice and knocked in a career-high five RBI as the Milwaukee Brewers hammered the New York Mets, 8-0, in the finale of a two-game series.

Rickie Weeks also went deep for the Brewers, who snapped a two-game slide.

Zack Greinke (4-1) struck out seven while allowing five hits and no walks through seven scoreless innings to earn the win.

Dillon Gee (2-3) was touched for seven runs on eight hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings in New York's third loss in five games.

After the Mets stranded a runner on second in the first inning, Milwaukee took the lead in the second when Aramis Ramirez led off the frame with a walk, advanced to third on Jonathan Lucroy's double and came home on an Ishikawa groundout to first.

Cesar Izturis then hit a single back up the middle to plate Lucroy and give the Brewers a 2-0 advantage.

Ishikawa led off the fifth inning with a blast over the right-field wall to increase Milwaukee's lead, and an RBI single by Lucroy followed by Ishikawa's three-run shot to center in the sixth made the score 7-0.

Weeks' solo homer in the seventh inning off D.J. Carrasco added to the rout. Carrasco then hit Ryan Braun in the shoulder with his next pitch and was immediately ejected from the game.

The bottom of the inning David Wright was taken out of the game for precautionary reasons as Terry Collins feared that the Brewers might retaliate by hitting him.

New York only threatened to score on Greinke one more time after the first inning, when Mike Baxter hit a one-out pinch-hit double in the sixth. But Andre Torres and Kirk Nieuwenhuis followed with back-to-back groundouts to end the inning.

Tim Dillard then pitched a perfect eighth before John Axford tossed a scoreless ninth to preserve the shutout for Milwaukee.

Game Notes

It was the first time in Ishikawa's career that he hit multiple home runs in a game...Milwaukee improved to 7-11 on the road this season, while New York fell to 11-7 at home...The Brewers have now won 57 straight games when taking a lead into the eighth inning...Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy went 1-for-2 to extend his hit streak to a career-high 11 games.

Box Score:

Preview: Game 36 - Brewers at Mets - Gee Tries to Tame Brew Crew

Milwaukee Brewers (15-20) at New York Mets (20-15) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
Z. Greinke (R) 7 3-1 3.356.01-17.205/9CINND8.0201-019.11.86
D. Gee (R) 6 2-2 4.785.20-26.005/9@PHIND5.21041-018.24.34

The New York Mets got their quick four-game homestand off to a positive start and will now shoot for a sweep of a two-game series versus the Milwaukee Brewers tonight at Citi Field.

New York posted a 3-1 win over the Brewers last night and received a solid start from veteran Miguel Batista. Batista allowed four hits over seven shutout innings, struck out five and walked just one for the Mets, who have won seven of their last nine games.

"He struggled early with his command and he was behind a lot, but he made key pitches when he had to," Mets manager Terry Collins said about Batista.

Tim Byrdak and Bobby Parnell both pitched the eighth inning and Frank Francisco allowed a run in the ninth for his ninth save. Daniel Murphy had an RBI, a run scored and two of the Mets' three hits. Murphy extended his hit streak to 10 straight games.

Dillon Gee will make the start for New York tonight and he is 2-2 with a 4.78 earned run average in six starts. Gee has posted back-to-back no-decisions and last took the mound in Wednesday's 10-6 win at Philadelphia, as he allowed four runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Gee, a right-hander, is 0-2 in three home outings this season and lost his only start against Milwaukee back on Sept. 30, 2010 in a 9-2 loss. He gave up four runs -- two earned -- in six innings in that one.

Milwaukee has dropped two straight and eight of 12 games.

Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo gave up two runs on two hits and six walks with six strikeouts through six innings to absorb the loss last night.

"It was one of those days that I kind of felt too good," Gallardo said on the club's website. "I think I was overthrowing it a little bit. For all the walks, I was trying to overthrow the curveball instead of letting it do what it does on its own."

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Recap : 2011 Regular Season - Game 36 - Mets at Rockies

Final Score: New York 4, Colorado 3

Mike Pelfrey pitched into the seventh to earn the win and helped his own cause with a two-run double, leading the Mets to a 4-3 victory over the Rockies to even their three-game series.

Pelfrey (3-3) gave up three runs on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings, coming out of the game only after a 50-minute rain delay in the seventh.

His double to the right-center field wall in the fourth inning scored the go- ahead runs for the Mets, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Mets first baseman Ike Davis hit a two-run single in the first inning, but came out of the game after colliding with third baseman David Wright on a pop- up in the fourth inning and suffering a strained left calf.

"There's a small chance I play tomorrow," said Davis. "Depending on how it feels in the morning is what we'll go by. I don't think it's that bad."

Troy Tulowitzki, Seth Smith and Carlos Gonzalez all hit solo homers for the Rockies, who have dropped five of their last six.

"We can't go anywhere else but up," Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler said.

Jason Hammel (3-2) took the loss after giving up four runs on seven hits and two walks in seven innings. He struck out five and remained in the game after taking a Ronny Paulino line drive off his calf in the fourth.

Hammel threw three warm-up pitches after he was struck, then walked Jason Pridie to put runners at first and second. Pelfrey drove the next pitch to the wall to make it 4-2.

Davis said he and Wright both called Tulowitzki's pop-up in front of the mound, which Wright caught for the fourth inning's second out. Davis played the rest of the inning, but was replaced by Justin Turner to start the fifth.

"We didn't collide very hard, I just kind of rolled my ankle a little," said Davis. "I didn't know what it was, it just kind of hurt everywhere."

Gonzalez led off the sixth inning with his third homer of the season, but the Rockies had just two more baserunners the rest of the game. Relievers Jason Isringhausen, Tim Byrdak and Francisco Rodriguez pitched the last 2 1/3 innings for New York after the rain delay, with Rodriguez throwing a perfect ninth for his 10th save.

"We've been in so many (one-run games) where we just couldn't get the big hit," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "So we'll take it."

New York loaded the bases in the first inning and took a 2-0 lead on Davis' two-run single up the middle, but Colorado tied it in the second on solo homers from Tulowitzki and Smith.

Tulowitzki led off the inning with his ninth homer of the season, knocking a 2-2 pitch the opposite way and over the wall in right field. With one out, Smith drove the first pitch he saw over the wall in right-center field for his third homer.

Game Notes

A member of the grounds crew got stuck beneath the tarp in the seventh inning and crawled his way out slowly, receiving cheers from the crowd when he emerged...The Rockies are 1-1 on an eight-game homestand...Davis' two-run single in the first snapped Hammel's 14-inning scoreless streak...The Mets are 5-7 in their last 12 games.

Box Score:  Click here

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Rockies - Game 36

Tonight's Mets Starting  Lineup vs Rockies - Game 36 :
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Murphy-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Beltran-RF
  5. Davis-1B
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Paulino-C
  8. Pridie-CF
  9. Pelfrey-RHP

Mike Pelfrey vs Rockies: Stats Not looking good for Mike, Looking to repeat his last game

Last seven days7.2421250.781.17
vs. Col5.1643431.885.06
vs. NL35.246272415211.716.06

Mike is coming off a  good performance, the best one of the year. He just needs to have some confidence going in this game knowing he can do it again.

Colorado Rockies Career statistics vs. Mike Pelfrey
Jason Giambi4 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 .250 .500 .250 .750
Todd Helton10 6 0 0 1 5 4 1 .600 .714 .900 1.614
Alfredo Amezaga11 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .182 .308 .182 .490
Ryan Spilborghs4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Chris Iannetta3 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 .667 .875 .667 1.542
Troy Tulowitzki17 6 1 0 0 1 2 0 .353 .421 .412 .833
Carlos Gonzalez8 2 1 0 1 2 1 2 .250 .333 .750 1.083
Ian Stewart11 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273 .333 .273 .606
Seth Smith11 5 1 1 0 0 2 2 .455 .538 .727 1.266
Jonathan Herrera3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Dexter Fowler12 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 .167 .154 .250 .404

The Numbers don't lie,.Mike is a human pinball machine especially if he don't get his pitches down. The Rockies are hitting .330 combined with 2 Dingers and 10 RBI's.  It could be a devastating night for Pelfrey if history has it right or he relive his last gem and become a hero for a day.  Good Luck Mike (Mets) , You might need it..

Preview : 2011 Regular Season - Game 36 - Mets at Rockies

New York Mets (15-20) at Colorado Rockies (19-14), 8:40 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Mike Pelfrey (2-3, 6.06) Colorado - Jason Hammel (3-1, 2.63)

A return home helped the Rockies snap their longest losing streak of the season. If starter Jason Hammel can keep putting up zeros, they have a good shot a starting a winning streak.

Colorado looks to remain unbeaten against the New York Mets this evening as the two clubs continue a three-game series at Coors Field.

The Rockies carried a four-game slide into last night's opener and had lost 12 of 19 since starting the season 11-2. Though they failed to score more than three runs for a fifth straight game, Chris Iannetta's solo homer in the seventh inning was enough to lift Colorado to a 2-1 win.

Iannetta had two hits and also scored on Dexter Fowler's RBI single in the fifth inning for the Rockies, who have won all five of their games versus the Mets this season.

"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 did not get a decision despite giving up just one unearned run on two hits over six innings, while Huston Street worked around a leadoff single in the ninth for his 12th save.

New York's lone run in the game came in the fifth inning when Carlos Beltran scored on Ian Stewart's throwing error on a ball hit by Jason Bay. New York went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 in its second straight loss since a three-game winning streak.

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

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