Showing posts with label Game 39. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 39. Show all posts

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Recap: Game 39 - Yankees (4) at Mets (0) - Tanaka's Revenge


New York

New York

W: M. Tanaka (6-0) L: R. Montero (0-1)
HR: NYY - Y. Solarte (4),M. Teixeira (8)   NYM - None


It was a night of firsts for Masahiro Tanaka.

Tanaka got his first career hit in the top of the ninth, then completed his first shutout in the majors as the New York Yankees beat the New York Mets, 4-0, on Wednesday at Citi Field.

The Mets, who pounded out 21 runs over two games earlier this week at Yankee Stadium, were dominated by Tanaka (6-0). The right-hander allowed just four hits while striking out eight.

Dating back to his time in Nippon Professional Baseball, the Japanese hurler is unbeaten in his past 42 regular-season starts, going 34-0 since Aug. 19, 2012.

Tanaka is only the second Yankee to throw a shutout against the Mets, joining Andy Pettitte who threw one at home back in 2002. He also became the first Yankees rookie to throw a shutout since Orlando Hernandez on Sept. 14, 1998, against Boston.

Yangervis Solarte and Mark Teixeira hit solo homers for the Yankees, who had lost six straight against the Mets. Brian Roberts and Derek Jeter each had an RBI.

Rafael Montero (0-1) gave up three runs on five hits over six innings in his MLB debut. The right-hander went 4-1 with a 3.67 ERA in eight starts with Triple-A Las Vegas this year.

The Yankees gave Tanaka all the support he would need in the second. Solarte worked a two-out walk and raced home on Roberts' triple to left.

Solarte and Teixeira homered in the fourth and sixth, respectively, to make it a 3-0 contest.

The Yankees tacked on another run in the seventh. With Carlos Torres on the mound, Brett Gardner legged out an infield single, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Jeter's infield single.

Game Notes

Tanaka is the first Yankees rookie to begin his career 6-0 as a starter since Whitey Ford went 9-0 over 12 starts in 1950 ... The Mets placed starting pitcher Dillon Gee on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

Box Score:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 39 (Subway Series)

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 39 (Subway Series)

  1. Eric Young Jr. – LF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson – RF
  5. Chris Young – CF
  6. Lucas Duda – 1B
  7. Anthony Recker – C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
  9. Rafael Montero - RHP

Preview: Game 39 - Yankees (19-19) at Mets (19-19) - Tanaka (5-0) 2.57 ERA vs Montero (Debut)

Preview: Game 39
New York Yankees (19-19) at New York Mets (19-19)

Pitching Probables - Masahiro Tanaka (5-0) 2.57 ERA vs Rafael Montero (MLB Debut)
TV - SNY/ESPN - Radio -  WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM


The Undefeated Masahiro Tanaka (5-0) has been one of the bright spots in a depleted Yankee Rotation. He has been exactly as advertised and maybe more to the Yanks.

While Mets top prospect Rafael Montero doesn't have nearly the same pedigree Tanaka has, but the club is hoping he can provide a similar impact.

Tanaka will oppose Montero, who is set to make his big league debut as the Subway Series shifts to Citi Field on Wednesday night.

After going 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA for the Rakuten Golden Eagles in 2013, Tanaka (5-0, 2.57 ERA) has baffled big league hitters with his nasty arsenal of pitches. The right-hander has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his first seven starts, and his 8.29 strikeout-to-walk ratio is the third-best mark in baseball.

Tanaka was at it again Friday, yielding two runs over 6 1/3 innings in a 5-3 victory at Milwaukee.

Tanaka struck out seven and walked one, throwing 71 of his 108 pitches for strikes.

Tanaka will get his first look at the crosstown Mets (19-19), who are eager to see what they have in Montero. The 23-year-old right-hander went 4-1 with a 3.67 ERA while striking out 41 over eight starts spanning 41 2/3 innings at Triple-A Las Vegas.

The future appears to be now for the Mets, who also recalled highly-touted Jacob deGrom on Tuesday.

The Mets (19-19) return home seeking a season-best fourth straight win after sweeping a two-game set at Yankee Stadium. Curtis Granderson went a combined 4 for 8 against his former team, belting a two-run homer in Monday's 9-7 victory and a three-run shot in Tuesday's 12-7 win.

The Mets are 6-0 against the Yankees since the start of last season, outscoring them 37-21 during the second-longest winning streak between these teams. The Yankees put together seven straight victories in the series spanning the 2002 and '03 seasons.

The Yankees (19-19) have surrendered 32 runs during a season-worst four-game skid.

Yankees third baseman Yangervis Solarte is 14 for 28 with two homers and nine RBIs during an eight-game hitting streak.

David Wright has hit safely in 11 straight, going 20 for 51 (.392) with eight extra-base hits and 10 RBIs. He's batting .364 with two homers and eight RBIs in his last 11 against the Yankees.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 39 - Mets (3) at Cubs (2) - All Harvey for the Win!

N.Y. Mets (16-23)«100100100381
Chi. Cubs (17-24)200000000262

W: M. Harvey (5-0) L: E. Jackson (1-6) S: B. Parnell (5)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (6),D. Murphy (3)   CHC - None


Matt Harvey drove the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and pitched 7 1/3 solid frames as the New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game series.

With one on and two out in the top of the seventh, Harvey singled to left and brought Rick Ankiel home to break a 2-2 tie.

"It was awesome," said Harvey. "I think we've been fighting to be able to do that for awhile. So, that was huge. Huge for me. Obviously, I was able to drive that run and we've got two in a row. We got to keep things going and go after them tomorrow."

Harvey (5-0) had six strikeouts and allowed two runs on five hits in his outing. Bobby Parnell pitched a flawless ninth to notch his fifth save.

David Wright and Daniel Murphy each hit solo home runs for the Mets, who snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 win in St. Louis on Thursday.

Cubs starter Edwin Jackson (1-6) gave up three runs on seven hits and a walk in 6 2/3 innings. Alfonso Soriano had an RBI and Anthony Rizzo scored on a throwing error by Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada.

"I think it's just been a mechanical thing," said Jackson. "I've been feeling pretty good mechanically ... but regardless how I feel, regardless how I looked, regardless how I pitched, the objective is to come out and win a game. And we battled today, but we came up short."

Wright's home run with two outs in the first gave the Mets an early lead.

The Cubs responded by scoring two runs in the home half. With one out, Castro singled and Rizzo ripped a double to left to put runners in scoring position. Soriano then hit an infield single that plated Castro, and Rizzo was able to score when Tejada's throw to first hit the dirt and got away from Ike Davis.

Murphy's leadoff homer in the fourth tied the game.

After Harvey's RBI single, the Cubs had an opportunity to tie the game in the eighth. Darwin Barney singled to start the inning and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Julio Borbon. Scott Rice then came in to relieve Harvey, but gave up a single to David DeJesus. However, Barney was out at the plate thanks to a great throw by right fielder Marlon Byrd, who came in as a replacement for Jordany Valdespin.

Parnell pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to end the game.

Game Notes

Wright was 3-for-4 with a stolen base ... Davis snapped a 0-for-24 streak with a single in the sixth inning ... Rizzo has not struck out in his last 35 at- bats. His last strikeout came in the sixth inning against St. Louis on May 7.

Box Score:

Friday, May 17, 2013

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 39 - Mets at Cubs

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 39 - Mets at Cubs

  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. Matt Harvey, rhp

  1. David DeJesus, cf
  2. Starlin Castro, ss
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
  4. Alfonso Soriano, lf
  5. Nate Schierholtz, rf
  6. Luis Valbuena, 3b
  7. Welington Castillo, c
  8. Darwin Barney, 2b
  9. Edwin Jackson, rhp

Preview: Game 39 - Mets at Cubs - Harvey vs Jackson

New York Mets (15-23) at Chicago Cubs (17-23) 2:20 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 8 4-0 1.446.12-01.335/12PITND7.0520-021.11.27
E. Jackson (R) 8 1-5 6.025.20-39.005/11@WSHW5.1421-215.08.40


Right-handed phenom Matt Harvey faces the Chicago Cubs for the first time in his brief career on Friday when the New York Mets visit Wrigley Field to open a three-game weekend series.

A 24-year-old native of Connecticut, Harvey was 3-5 in 10 starts with the Mets at the end of last season before beginning 2013 in the starting rotation.

He won his first four starts against San Diego, Philadelphia, Minnesota and Washington while allowing only three runs and posting a stingy 0.93 earned run average.

He's winless in four starts since - getting no-decisions in each as the Mets have gone 2-2 - though the ERA is still at a sterling 1.44 through 56 1/3 innings of work.

Harvey, who is 2-0 on the road this season and 5-3 away from home in nine career starts, allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings in his most recent work, a game the Mets lost, 3-2, against Pittsburgh on May 12.

The Cubs reply with veteran righty Edwin Jackson, who finally got his first win with the team in his last start.

The 29-year-old, who won 10 games with Washington last season, was 0-5 in his initial seven outings with Chicago while posting a bloated 6.39 ERA in 38 innings.

He gave up four hits and two runs in 5 1/3 innings of an 8-2 defeat of the Nationals for win No. 1 on May 11 - the 71st victory of his career in his 212th start.

Jackson is 1-1 in four career meetings with the Mets and 0-3 at Wrigley this season.

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

Saturday, May 19, 2012

NOT SO HAPPY Recap: Game 39 - Mets at Blue Jays - Mets get bombed in Toronto 14-5

Rogers Centre (Toronto, Ont.)

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Toronto (22-18) «32302400x14120

W: R. Romero (5-1) L: J. Niese (2-2)
HR: NYM - S. Hairston (3)   TOR - J. Arencibia (6),Y. Gomes (1),J. Arencibia (7),R. Davis (1),R. Davis (2)

J.P. Arencibia had a pair of home runs and drove in six as the Toronto Blue Jays pounded the New York Mets, 14-5, in the opener of a three-game interleague set.

Rajai Davis had a pair of two-run home runs while Yan Gomes added his first major league home run, two RBI and two runs scored for the Blue Jays, who have won three straight. Ricky Romero (5-1) gave up just one run on three hits with four walks and six strikeouts over six innings for the win.

Scott Hairston hit a three-run home run for the Mets, who have dropped three of four. Jon Niese (2-2) left after three innings as he gave up eight runs on eight hits but did strike out six.

Toronto scored early and often in this game to take a commanding lead as the team got things started in the first on Arencibia's line-drive shot over the wall in left with two on for a 3-0 lead.

After Rob Johnson drove in a run in the second on a groundout to cut the Mets' deficit to two, Gomes led off bottom of the inning with his first career home run.

Jose Bautista added an RBI single later in the second and Toronto again used the long ball in the third to pad its advantage.

Arencibia led off the frame with his second of the game and seventh of the season. Later in the inning with two outs and one on, Davis belted a shot into the left field seats for an 8-1 lead.

Davis added his second two-run shot of the game in the fifth, a bomb deep into the left field stands, for a 10-1 lead.

Arencibia singled in two runs, Eric Thames had an RBI single and Gomes followed with a sac fly in the sixth to make it a 14-1 game.

The Mets made the game a bit more respectable in the eighth with an RBI groundout with the bases loaded from Daniel Murphy and a three-run home run off the bat of Hairston to make it a nine-run game.

Game Notes

Mets third baseman David Wright hit a double in the first inning, the 1,300th hit of his career...It was a season-high in runs scored for the Blue Jays...The last time these teams met was in 2006 when the Mets took two of three in Toronto.

Box Score:

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Blue Jays - Game 39

Mets Starting Lineup vs Blue Jays - Game 39:
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Turner-1B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-DH
  5. Murphy-2B
  6. Hairston-LF
  7. Nieuwenhuis-RF
  8. Johnson-C
  9. Cedeno-SS
Game Day stat: Wright's .411 batting avg. and .513 OBP highest by RH batter this late in the year since Rico Carty for the 1970 Braves.

Inter-league note: The Mets are 14-4 all-time vs. Toronto.

Ike Davis will sit against the LHP Romero, Lucas Duda will get the start at DH

Preview: Game 39 - Mets at Blue Jays - Battle of the Lefties in Toronto

New York Mets (21-17) at Toronto Blue Jays (21-18) 7:07 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 7 2-1 3.405.21-13.055/13@MIAND6.0500-114.04.50
R. Romero (L) 8 4-1 3.886.13-03.415/13@MINL5.1941-119.15.12

The Blue Jays have struggled during inter-league play, a fact that has been obvious when they have faced the Mets.

Toronto will try to get its schedule against the National League off to a good start tonight when it battles New York for the first time since 2006.

The Blue Jays begin this three-game series with the Mets having posted a losing record in interleague play in each of the past four seasons. They went 8-10 versus the NL a season ago and are just 4-14 all-time versus the Mets.

Toronto hasn't played New York since splitting a two-game series in Toronto six years ago.

The Blue Jays do come in riding high off a pair of victories over another New York team, sweeping a quick two-game series with the Yankees by taking yesterday's encounter 4-1.

Jose Bautista and J.P. Arencibia both hit two-run homers, while Drew Hutchison gave up one run on five hits in six full frames for the Blue Jays, who had lost three in a row before facing the Yankees.

"I thought Hutch once again kept his composure," said Blue Jays manager John Farrell. "A solid and well played game all around."

Toronto will be without third baseman Brett Lawrie for this series after he dropped his appeal of a four-game suspension on Thursday stemming from his aggressive actions towards umpire Bill Miller on Tuesday. That included him throwing his helmet in Miller's direction during his tirade.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Recap : 2011 Regular Season - Game 39 - Mets at Astros

Final Score: Houston 7, New York 3

Carlos Lee recorded the 2,000th hit of his career in the first inning and added a solo home run later in the game to help Houston take a 7-3 win over New York in the middle portion of a three-game set.

Lee came into the game needing just one hit to reach the plateau and his first inning single accomplished that.

"Anytime you accomplish something, it's always better when you win. You can celebrate and you can have fun. It's a lot easier," said Lee about his milestone.

Bill Hall added a solo home run and two RBI while Matt Downs also hit a solo home run for the Astros, who had dropped five of six. J.A. Happ (3-4) went six innings and gave up two runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts to get the win.

Jose Reyes had an RBI and a run score, Daniel Murphy hit a solo home run and Justin Turner drove in the other run for the Mets, who had won three straight coming into the contest. R.A. Dickey (1-5) was tagged for six runs on 11 hits in just 5 1/3 innings for the loss.

Houston jumped on top with a four-run first inning. Michael Bourn led off with a triple and came home when Clint Barmes followed with a ground out. Back-to- back singles by Hunter Pence and Lee was followed by an RBI double from Brett Wallace. A single from Chris Johnson scored another run and Hall singled in another for a 4-0 lead.

The Mets got one back in the third as Reyes led off with a double and came home on a Turner single to make it a 4-1 game.

A leadoff homer from Murphy in the fourth made it a two-run game, but the Astros added to their lead in the sixth.

Hall led off the frame with a shot to right for his second homer of the season. Two batters later, Downs knocked a pinch-hit home run for a 6-2 advantage.

"When that six inning came, Bill [Hall] got a pitch up and away that he hit a home run on, and then another two-strike home run on a change-up down that was a pretty good pitch...You just have to fight," said Dickey.

The seventh inning see Lee club a leadoff home run for hit No. 2,001 and a 7-2 lead.

An RBI single from Reyes in the ninth accounted for the final score.

Game Notes

Happ went 1-for-2 in the game to raise his batting average to .462 on the season...Houston has won three of five from New York this season...Since winning his first start of the season, Dickey is 0-5 in his past eight starts and saw his earned run average move to 5.08 on the season.

Box Score : Click here

Today's Mets Starting Lineup: Mets at Astros - Game 39

Mets Starting Lineup vs Astros - Game 39:

  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Bay-LF
  5. Paulino-C
  6. Murphy-1B
  7. Hairston-CF
  8. Martinez-RF
  9. Dickey-RHP

J.A. Happ vs Mets: Mets will be happ-y to see him

Let's see if  Mr. Wright can break out today

Last seven days6.0622431.673.00
vs. NYM4.2666151.5011.57
vs. NL40.243262619281.525.75

Mr Happ will not be happy to see the Mets as they pounded him last time at Citi-Field.

New York Mets Career statistics vs. J.A. Happ
Carlos Beltran13 4 0 0 2 4 0 3 .308 .308 .769 1.077
Willie Harris2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Ronny Paulino5 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .800 1.200
Jose Reyes10 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 .100 .250 .100 .350
Jason Bay4 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 .500 .600 .750 1.350
David Wright11 6 2 0 3 6 1 2 .545 .583 1.545 2.129
Daniel Murphy4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Justin Turner2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

It is going to be interesting to see how Beltran, Bay and Wright with a probable Paulino fare today against Happ. This team has hit .333 off  Happ with 5 Dingers and 13 RBI's. They also have struck out 8 times collectively against him... Let's see if the Mets can keep up this Torrid HR Pace...

Mets in their last 7 days are hitting .234 with 8 HR's and 32 RBI's. The also have 9 2B's and 3 3B's (Thanks to Mr. Reyes)..

Preview : 2011 Regular Season - Game 39 - Mets at Astros

New York Mets (18-20) at Houston Astros (14-24), 4:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - R.A. Dickey (1-4, 4.50) Houston - J.A. Happ (2-4, 5.75)

R.A. Dickey tries to avoid a fifth straight loss this afternoon when the New York Mets continue their three-game series with the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Dickey won his first start of the year, but the knuckleballer has since gone 0-4 and was beaten by the Los Angeles Dodgers his last time out. Dickey gave up four runs (three earned) and a season-high 10 hits in seven innings of that one.

"Today, I think I gave up nine singles and a home run late in the game," said Dickey, who's pitched to a 4.50 earned run average on the season. "Against San Francisco last outing, same thing ... I have to always weigh the ways I'm giving up runs, and I can't be too disappointed. I'm confident, having been on the other side of the coin, that things are going to turn."

Dickey lost to the Astros on April 20 and is 1-1 lifetime against them with a 2.49 ERA in five games, three of which have been starts.

Houston, meanwhile, will counter with lefty J.A. Happ, who is 2-4 with a 5.75 ERA. Happ did not get a decision on Sunday in Pittsburgh, as he surrendered two runs and six hits in six innings. He also walked four batters in his team's 5-4 loss.

"I felt like I was making good pitches," Happ said. "I just definitely tried to battle the best I could. That's all you can do."

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