Showing posts with label Game 38. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 38. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 38 - Mets (12) at Yankees (7) - Granderson, Murphy, Wright - Do Damage in the Bronx


New York

New York

W: D. Matsuzaka (1-0) L: V. Nuno (1-1)
HR: NYM - C. Granderson (5),D. Murphy (3)   NYY - B. McCann (5),Y. Solarte (3)

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Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy hit three- run homers and the Mets beat the Yankees for a sixth straight time, jumping on Vidal Nuno early and cruising to a 12-7 win on Tuesday night.

Murphy knocked in four runs and David Wright had three hits, two RBI and two runs scored for the Mets, who have won three in a row overall.

Zack Wheeler gave up five runs on seven hits and six walks in 4 1/3 innings for the Mets and Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0) earned the win with 3 2/3 innings of relief work.

The Mets won the opener of the four-game series 9-7 on Monday night at Yankee Stadium. The last two games of the home-and-home will be played at Citi Field.

Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and Yangervis Solarte added a solo shot for the Yankees, who have lost a season-high four in a row. McCann had three hits and three RBI.

Nuno (1-1) gave up seven runs -- five earned -- on four hits and four walks in just 3 1/3 innings. The lefty's ERA climbed nearly a full point to 6.43.

Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran missed the game after being diagnosed with a bone spur in his right elbow. Beltran left Monday's game for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning. The team will wait to see if a cortisone shot works before deciding if surgery is necessary.

The Mets had two four-run rallies in the first five innings.

Granderson's three-run blast to right field punctuated a first-inning flurry and Murphy's three-run shot high off the netting on the right-field foul pole to make it 11-4 in the fifth.

Wright had an RBI single in the first and a leadoff double in the third, scoring a run. He hit an RBI single in a two-run fourth after Alfredo Aceves relieved Nuno.

Wheeler labored, too, putting the first two Yankees batters on base in the first, though the damage could have been worse. Jacoby Ellsbury hit into a double play before Mark Teixeira's RBI single and McCann's two-run homer to right got the Yankees within 4-3.

The right-hander gave up an RBI single to Brett Gardner in the fourth but escaped any more trouble when Derek Jeter grounded into an inning-ending double play. He came out after Alfonso Soriano's RBI single in the fifth, which pulled the Yankees within 11-5.

Solarte led off the eighth with a homer off Matsuzaka and Lucas Duda hit an RBI double in the ninth for the Mets.

The game was almost four-hours old when members of the grounds crew were called out in the ninth inning after Mets reliever Jeurys Familia was having trouble throwing off the mound. They put down dirt in front of the rubber and raked and watered it.

Familia walked two and gave up an RBI single to McCann for the final margin.

Game Notes

The Mets swept the Subway Series last year after winning just three of the previous 14 meetings ... The Yankees placed right-handed pitcher Shawn Kelley on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lumbar spine retroactive to May 7. He has been hampered by the back injury for over a week and underwent an MRI on Friday. The team recalled outfielder Zoilo Almonte from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Box Score:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tonight's Starting Lineups - Mets at Yankees (Subway Series) - Game 38

Tonight's Starting Lineups - Mets at Yankees (Subway Series) - Game 38

  1. Eric Young Jr. - DH
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Chris Young - LF
  5. Curtis Granderson - RF
  6. Juan Lagares  - CF
  7. Lucas Duda - 1B
  8. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  9. Ruben Tejada - SS
Mets Starting Pitcher - Zack Wheeler RHP

  1. Brett Gardner, lf
  2. Derek Jeter, ss
  3. Jacoby Ellsbury, cf
  4. Mark Teixeira, dh
  5. Brian McCann, c
  6. Alfonso Soriano, rf
  7. Yangervis Solarte, 3b
  8. Kelly Johnson, 1b
  9. Brian Roberts, 2b
Yankees Starting Pitcher - Vidal Nuno, LHP

Preview: Game 38 - Mets (18-19) at Yankees (19-18) - Wheeler (1-3) vs Nuno (1-0)

Preview: Game 38
New York Mets (18-19) at New York Yankees (19-18)

Pitching Probables - Zack Wheeler (1-3) 4.35 ERA vs Vidal Nuno (1-0) 5.47 ERA
TV - WPIX 11 - Radio WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:05 PM


The New York Mets broke out in a big way and surprisingly slugged their way to their longest winning streak over the New York Yankees.

The Mets have won five straight against the Yankees (19-18), scoring 21 runs during three consecutive wins in the Bronx.

The Yankees, meanwhile, have matched their longest skid of the season and continue to be hit hard by injuries to key contributors.

Zach Wheeler will try to pitch the visiting Mets to a sixth straight win over the Yankees, who may be without Carlos Beltran on Tuesday night.

The Mets (18-19) are among the worst offensive teams in baseball with a .233 average, 26 homers and 4.1 runs per game. However in the opener of this four-game crosstown series Monday, they collected 14 hits with a season-high four home runs to overcome a pair of three-run deficits to win 9-7.

That came a day after the Mets had 16 hits, including five doubles and a homer, to snap a five-game slide in a 5-4, 11-inning win over Philadelphia.

Eric Young and Chris Young have combined for 10 hits -- four doubles -- over the past two games, while joining fellow outfielder Curtis Granderson with a two-run homer each Monday.

Granderson finished with two hits in his first game in the Bronx since moving to Queens via free agency. Still, it was only his fourth homer with the Mets, and he's batting .194 with 16 RBIs.

Monday's defeat was the third in a row for the Yankees, who have allowed 21 runs and 36 hits in those games. Already missing starting pitchers CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova, their offense could take a hit with Beltran's injury.

The veteran outfielder is expected to undergo an MRI after a hyperextended right elbow forced him out in the seventh inning Monday. Beltran is mired in a 5-for-43 skid, but ranks fourth on the team with 15 RBIs.

First baseman Mark Teixeira didn't start because of a tight left groin and right fielder Ichiro Suzuki and reliever Shawn Kelley were also missing due to their aching backs.

Wheeler (1-3, 4.35 ERA) looks to earn his first win in nearly a month as he makes his Subway Series debut. The right-hander rebounded from a poor performance with a strong showing Wednesday at Miami, allowing two hits over six scoreless innings before leaving without a decision in a 1-0 loss.

He a 3.27 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 22 innings over his last four starts, but owns an 0-1 record thanks in part to being backed by six total runs.

Wheeler is 0-2 with a 5.87 ERA in three interleague starts.

The Yankees have dropped five of the past six at home behind a 6.40 ERA from the rotation, and giving the ball to Vidal Nuno (1-0, 5.47) may not help.

The left-hander has a 10.22 ERA in three home games -- two starts -- and has completed six innings only once in four starts overall this season.

Nuno was effective against the Mets last season, yielding two runs over six innings in a 3-1 loss May 30.

Derek Jeter had a season-high three hits Monday, raising his career average to .432 at home in the Subway Series.

Wheeler has to get some run support and he will take care of the rest... LGM!

Predicted Lineup vs Yankees:

  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright -3B
  4. Chris Young - DH
  5. Curtis Granderson - RF
  6. Juan Lagares - CF
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Eric Campbell -1B
  9. Wilmer Flores - SS

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Friday, May 17, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 38 - Mets (5) at Cardinals (2) - Murphy wakes up sleepy Mets

N.Y. Mets (15-23) «0020020105110
St. Louis (26-14)010000010282

W: J. Niese (3-4) L: A. Wainwright (5-3) S: B. Parnell (4)
HR: NYM - None   STL - None


Wildly streaky from week to week, Daniel Murphy is on the right side of the ledger again.

Murphy had a pair of doubles among his four hits to go with two runs scored and an RBI in the New York Mets' 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals to avoid a sweep in the finale of a four-game set.

After a terrific start to the year, Murphy fell into an 0-for-17 slide, but has responded by going 10-of-16 since with four doubles.

"When he gets it going, he can be very dangerous," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Murphy.

Murphy had an unusual ground-rule double in the sixth when he scalded an Adam Wainwright offering that stuck into a gap between the two conjoining walls in the right field corner.

David Wright registered two hits, two RBI and a run scored, while Jonathon Niese (3-4) surrendered two runs on six hits and two walks over 7 1/3 frames for the Mets, who snapped a six-game losing skid.

Bobby Parnell notched his fourth save after working around a two-out single in the ninth.

Wainwright (5-3) took a no-hitter into the eighth in his last start, but quickly allowed a one-out single to Murphy in the first. He fanned eight, but allowed four runs -- three earned -- on six hits and a walk over six innings for St. Louis, which had won six of its last seven tilts coming in.

"He was fighting from the beginning," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said of Wainwright. "He was pretty good, but you could see he was laboring."

Pete Kozma's RBI double got the Cardinals on the board in the second, but the Mets countered by plating a pair in each of the third and sixth frames and added another in the eighth to surge ahead.

Jordany Valdespin ignited a two-out rally in the third with a bunt single and Murphy drove him in when he laced a double into the right field corner. Murphy advanced to third on the relay throw to the plate and scored on Wright's single to right.

Murphy led off the sixth with a double and Wright brought him home when he ripped a two-bagger into the gap in right center. Wright scurried to third on the play after the center fielder Shane Robinson one-hopped his throw past the cutoff man. He crossed the plate on Lucas Duda's sacrifice fly to center two batters later.

John Buck's RBI single up the middle made it 5-1 in the eighth.

Carlos Beltran's run-scoring single cut the deficit to 5-2 in the home half, but with runners on first and second with one away, Brandon Lyon induced Allen Craig into an inning-ending 5-4-3 double play.

Game Notes

Niese moved to 3-1 in his career against the Cardinals ... Murphy has 13 doubles on the year ... The Mets were 4-for-10 with runners in scoring position ... New York's Ike Davis went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts.

Box Score:

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Today's Starting Lineups - Mets at Cardinals - Game 38

Today's Starting Lineups - Mets at Cardinals - Game 38:

  1. Jordany Valdespin, 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. Jonathon Niese, lhp
  1. Matt Carpenter, 2b
  2. Shane Robinson, cf
  3. Carlos Beltran, rf
  4. Allen Craig, lf
  5. Yadier Molina, c
  6. David Freese, 3b
  7. Ty Wigginton, 1b
  8. Pete Kozma, ss
  9. Adam Wainwright, rhp

Preview: Game 38 - Mets at Cardinals - Niese vs Wainwright

New York Mets (14-23) at St. Louis Cardinals (26-13) 1:45 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 8 2-4 5.935.21-28.405/11PITL4.1880-315.09.60
A. Wainwright (R) 8 5-2 2.306.12-10.725/11COLW9.0201-121.12.95


The rolling St. Louis Cardinals look to compete a rare four-game sweep of the slumping New York Mets Thursday at Busch Stadium.

The NL Central-leading Cardinals have won the first three tests of this series in rather easy fashion and posted a 4-2 win Wednesday with some late-inning production. Daniel Descalso scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning and Yadier Molina added an insurance run with an RBI single in the eighth.

Jon Jay and Tony Cruz also drove in runs for the Cardinals, winners in 12 of their last 14 games. St. Louis is 5-1 on a 10-game homestand and 2 1/2 games ahead of Cincinnati for the division lead.

Shelby Miller continued his dominance on the hill and delivered 5 2/3 scoreless innings in the no-decision. Seth Maness picked up the win in relief and Edward Mujica nailed down his 11th save in the ninth.

"It was a battle out there for me," Miller said. "The fastball command wasn't nearly as good as it was the last start. I was leaving it up in the zone, which raised my pitch count up through the first three innings. I got away with some mistakes."

After this series with New York, the Cardinals will host the Milwaukee Brewers for three games over the weekend.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 38 - Reds at Mets - David Wright Leads Mets Past Reds

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

Cincinnati (19-18)000130000482
N.Y. Mets (21-17) «00002115x9120

W: B. Parnell (1-0) L: L. Ondrusek (3-1)
HR: CIN - J. Votto (6)   NYM - R. Cedeno (1)

David Wright crushed a go-ahead, RBI double in the bottom of the eighth, lifting the Mets to a 9-4 victory over the Reds to salvage a split of a two-game series at Citi Field on Thursday.

Lucas Duda and Justin Turner each knocked in two runs, Wright scored three times and Ronny Cedeno added a three-run blast in a five-run eighth inning as the Mets snapped a brief two-game skid.

"These guys are a resilient bunch," remarked Mets manager Terry Collins. "They don't get down when they lose tough games. They just know they have to come out and play. They're a joy to be around."

Bobby Parnell (1-0) got the victory after tossing a scoreless top of the eighth, while starter R.A. Dickey was charged for four runs -- three earned -- on five hits with eight strikeouts over six frames.

Logan Ondrusek (3-1) suffered the loss after giving up five runs on four hits and a walk in the eighth inning. Starter Mat Latos struck out seven and allowed three runs on seven hits over his five-plus innings of work.

"It's something that's going to happen," Ondrusek said. "I have to bear down next time and do a better job and not give up five."

Joey Votto added a solo blast in defeat as the Reds lost their second game in three tries.

The Mets trailed 4-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but scored nine unanswered runs to complete the comeback victory.

Andres Torres slapped a one-out single in the fifth and Wright worked a walk two batters later. Duda then lined a double into right, scoring both runners to bring the Mets within 4-2.

Ike Davis drew a leadoff walk in the sixth before a single from Cedeno marked the end of Latos' afternoon. J.J. Hoover entered and Mike Nickeas got down a bunt that Todd Frazier misplayed at third to load the bases before pinch-hitter Mike Baxter's sacrifice fly to left pulled the Mets within one.

Aroldis Chapman walked Wright to start the bottom of the seventh and Duda followed with a flare into shallow center.

Daniel Murphy then lifted a fly ball into center field where Drew Stubbs made a diving effort, but saw the ball tip off his glove to load the bases before a sac fly from a pinch-hitting Turner tied the game at 4-4.

Ondrusek entered for the Reds in the eighth, but Rob Johnson reached on a bunt single with one out before scoring from first on Wright's double into center field to give the Mets a 5-4 lead.

After Duda flied out and Murphy was intentionally walked, Turner lifted a fly ball into shallow left field that no one was able to get under, allowing Wright to score before Cedeno's first homer of the year pushed the margin to 9-4.

Earlier in the game, Votto's sixth homer of the season gave the Reds a 1-0 lead in the fourth before they added three more in the fifth.

After not walking a batter over the first four frames, Dickey plunked Ryan Ludwick to start the fifth and walked Frazier before Ryan Hanigan plated Ludwick with a double into center field.

Latos then pushed a run across with a sac fly and Hanigan scored on a passed ball to give the Reds a 4-0 lead.

Game Notes

Votto extended his streak of reaching base safely to 28 games with his home run in the fourth...Chapman had gone 19 1/3 consecutive innings without allowing a run this season...Ondrusek also had his streak of 15 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings snapped.

Box score:

Preview: Game 38 - Reds at Mets - Dickey goes for split in series

Cincinnati Reds (19-17) at New York Mets (20-17) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Latos (R) 7 2-2 4.545.21-15.405/12WSHND5.0311-017.13.12
R. Dickey (R) 7 5-1 3.656.03-01.715/12@MIAW6.0922-020.02.70

The New York Mets' bullpen is costing them, and the Cincinnati Reds would like to continue capitalizing on it.

Coming off another defeat due to their ineffective relievers, the Mets will look for another dominant home outing from R.A. Dickey on Thursday as they try to split this two-game set with the Reds.

New York (20-17) has one of the worst bullpens in baseball with a 5.05 ERA, but the relievers have been much worse lately. They've combined to surrender 20 runs in 19 2-3 innings while blowing four of five save chances and allowing opponents to hit .329 with four homers during a 3-4 stretch.

The Mets paid the price again Wednesday, as the bullpen wasted a strong effort from Johan Santana by giving up four runs in the eighth inning en route to a 6-3 loss to Cincinnati (19-17). Jon Rauch was charged with three of those, while D.J. Carrasco served up a two-run homer to Todd Frazier.

Carrasco, who had a 7.36 ERA in four games, was designated for assignment.

The bullpen issues are coming at a time when closer Frank Francisco has gone 0-2 while allowing six runs in 1 2-3 innings over his last three games.

"We're in New York and Yogi Berra said if you ain't got a bullpen you ain't got nothing," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "Yogi was right, big time. You've got to have a bullpen."

Dickey (5-1, 3.65 ERA) hasn't needed very much from the bullpen at Citi Field, where he's won all three starts with a 1.71 ERA while opponents have hit .167.

Overall, the right-hander is 3-0 with a 2.33 ERA in his last four starts.

Dickey battled through six innings Saturday, allowing two runs and a season high-tying nine hits in a 9-3 win at Miami. He helped himself in unconventional fashion, getting his first RBI of the season when he was hit in the wrist by a pitch with the bases loaded in the fifth.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 38 - Mets at Astros (METS BOMB 3 HRs to COMEBACK AND WIN)

Fernando Martinez and David Wright clubbed two- run homers in the eighth
inning as the New York Mets rallied for a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros.

Jason Bay also went deep for the Mets, who scored all their runs from the seventh inning on to win for the sixth time in eight tries.

The Astros, who had a pair of runners thrown out at the plate,
suffered their seventh loss in nine contests.

Mets starter Dillon Gee fanned a career-high six batters in five-
plus innings, while Houston's Bud Norris struck out eight over 7
1/3 innings.

Bay homered to left with two outs in the seventh, and the Mets
used more power to grab the lead the following inning. Justin
Turner singled to lead off. Martinez, hitting for reliever Pat Misch
(1-0), then homered to right field.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 38

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup at Astros - Game 38

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

Bud Norris vs Mets: Mets have hit him well in the past..

Last seven days7.0733291.293.86
vs. NYM6.01033161.834.50
vs. NL42.240181514521.273.16

The Mets hit Norris around last time, but he still survived the decision. The Mets must capitalize on the momentum moving forward and I think Norris can be barreling towards a runaway train. 

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Bud Norris
Carlos Beltran6 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .500 .833 1.333
Willie Harris6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .333 .500
Scott Hairston5 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 .200 .333 .800 1.133
Jose Reyes7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .429 .429 .857
David Wright6 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .333 .000 .333
Daniel Murphy3 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 .667 .667 1.667 2.333
Josh Thole6 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 .333 .429 .833 1.262

Expect to see the Red Hot Beltran do something off Norris and maybe he can put on a tear similar to the one that warranted his overblown contract when he was on Houston.  Let's Go Mets!!

Preview : 2011 Regular Season - Game 38 - Mets at Astros

New York Mets (17-20) at Houston Astros (14-23), 8:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Dillon Gee (2-0, 3.80) Houston - Bud Norris (2-2, 3.16)

Carlos Beltran tries to follow up one of the best days of his career this evening when the New York Mets play the first of three games against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Beltran hit three two-run home runs to help New York take a 9-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday in the rubber match of a three-game series at Coors Field.

"Being able to do something like this, I feel like a little kid," said Beltran. "Honestly. I never smile a lot, but I was smiling."

Beltran became the eighth Met in club history to have a three-homer game, hitting them from both sides of the plate to help the Mets win for a fifth time in the past seven games.

"What a day he had," said Willie Harris, who was on base for each of Beltran's homers in the first, seventh and ninth innings.

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