Showing posts with label Game 40. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 40. Show all posts

Friday, May 16, 2014

Recap: Game 40 - Yankees (1) at Mets (0) - Bats go silent at Citi, Despite good deGrom Debut


New York

New York

W: D. Betances (2-0) L: J. deGrom (0-1) S: D. Robertson (7)
HR: NYY - None   NYM - None


Despite impressive Major League debuts from starters Chase Whitley and Jacob deGrom, it was a veteran outfielder who played the biggest role in the finale of the annual Subway Series.

Alfonso Soriano doubled in the game's only run in the seventh, while Dellin Betances struck out six of the seven hitters he faced in relief of Whitley to help the New York Yankees secure a 1-0 win over the New York Mets on Thursday at Citi Field.

Whitley, who got the call in place of an injured CC Sabathia, held the Mets to two hits and two walks before being pulled in the fifth with two outs and runners on second and third.

Betances (2-0) entered and grounded out Eric Young, Jr. before striking out the side in the sixth, and then again in the seventh after Soriano had broken the scoreless deadlock in the top of the frame.

The 25-year-old deGrom, meanwhile, got the nod for the Mets after Dillon Gee was placed on the disabled list Wednesday due to a strained right lat muscle. The right-hander struck out six over six scoreless frames before yielding the game's only run in the seventh.

Mark Teixeira worked a one-out walk, but was quickly retired when Brian McCann followed with a grounder to second baseman Daniel Murphy. Murphy fired to second to start a potential inning-ending double play, but David Wright's relay through skipped past Lucas Duda at first, allowing McCann to reach safely to extend the inning.

Two pitches later, Soriano stroked a double into the gap in left-center field and McCann hustled around from first for a 1-0 lead.

Scott Rice replaced deGrom to start the eighth and issued back-to-back one-out walks to spell the end of his outing.

Jeurys Familia took over on the mound and uncorked a wild pitch to move both runners into scoring position, but the Mets right-hander got Derek Jeter to smack a chopper to shortstop Ruben Tejada, who fired home to nab Kelly Johnson at the plate. Josh Edgin then flied out Jacoby Ellsbury to end the inning.

The Mets put runners on the corners with two outs in the eighth against Adam Warren following Murphy's two-out single to left, but closer David Robertson got Wright to ground out weakly to short to maintain the Yankees' slim margin.

Robertson retired the Mets in order in the ninth to nail down his seventh save of the season and complete the three-hit shutout.

Game Notes

The Mets won the first two games of the series in the Bronx to extend their win streak to six games over the Yankees before dropping the last two games at home ... Whitley and deGrom both notched their first career hits. The hit for deGrom snapped an 0-for-64 slide for Mets pitchers this season ... The Yankees placed outfielder Carlos Beltran on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with right elbow inflammation ... Jeter, who played in his final regular-season game of the Subway Series, went 4-for-15 during the four-game set ... According to Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Yankees were involved in a game in which both starters were making their MLB debuts was Oct. 6, 1908 at Boston when the Highlanders' Andy O'Connor faced off against the Red Sox's Doc McMahon at the Huntingon Avenue Baseball Grounds.

Box Score:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Preview: Game 40 - Yankees (20-19) at Mets (19-20) - Whitley vs deGrom (MLB Debuts)

Preview: Game 40
New York Yankees (20-19) at New York Mets (19-20)

Probable Pitchers - Chase Whitley vs Jacob deGrom (MLB Debuts)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10PM


Chase Whitley will get to pitch in his first in the majors and try to lead the New York Yankees to a season split with their interleague rivals.

The Mets' Jacob deGrom will also make his major league debut Thursday night and try to spoil Jeter's Citi Field finale while helping his club bounce back from its first loss to the Yankees in nearly two years.

Jeter will have another ceremony on his farewell tour before his 93rd game against the Mets. They're probably glad to see him go -- he's batted .370 with 15 homers in those matchups, including an MVP performance in winning the 2000 World Series in five games.
That average is his best versus any opponent he's played at least 10 games against, and the 15 home runs are 10 more than against any NL team.

Whitley will try to help the future Hall of Famer exit the Subway Series a winner while filling in for CC Sabathia (right knee), one of three Yankees starters on the disabled list along with Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova.

Whitley is being called up by the Yankees (20-19) after going 3-2 with a 2.39 ERA in six starts and one relief appearance at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, striking out 32 in 26 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old right-hander is 22-16 with a 2.65 ERA in 151 career minor league games.

Whitley will have a tough act to follow after fellow rookie Masahiro Tanaka improved to 6-0 with his first shutout Wednesday, a 4-0 victory.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Recap: Game 40 - Mets (2) at Cubs (8) - Hefner falls to 0-5

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Chi. Cubs (18-24)«00041003x8111

W: S. Feldman (4-3) L: J. Hefner (0-5)
HR: NYM - R. Ankiel (7)   CHC - A. Rizzo (10),N. Schierholtz (5)


Scott Feldman pitched into the seventh inning and contributed two RBI as Chicago took an 8-2 win over the New York Mets in the second of three from Wrigley Field on Saturday.

Feldman (4-3) scattered seven hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings to win his fourth straight decision and added a two-run double in the fourth inning to help the Cubs win for a fifth time in seven games.

"He's not letting left-handers beat him and his cutter has been incredible," said Chicago manager Dale Sveum about Feldman. "He's able to bounce his curveball when he has to and throw it for a strike. Everything is working for him."

Nate Schierholtz and Anthony Rizzo each gave a solo home run in the win for Chicago.

Jeremy Hefner (0-5) gave up four runs on five hits in just four innings of work for the Mets, who had won their previous two after dropping six straight.

"I want to win and I want the team to win," said Hefner. "Obviously we didn't do that today and I need to make some adjustments out there to get back on track."

The Cubs had stranded runners on first and third with one out in the second, but finally broke through in the fourth.

Rizzo singled to right to leadoff and Alfonso Soriano was hit by a pitch. After Schierholtz singled to load the bases, Luis Valbuena brought home the first run with a sacrifice fly and Welington Castillo followed with an RBI single. Two batters later, Feldman doubled to right for a 4-0 lead.

Rizzo homered off of Robert Carson to start the fifth and Schierholtz gave a leadoff blast in the eighth. Later in the eighth, David DeJesus dropped a bloop single into right to chase in two more runners for an 8-0 lead.

The Mets had men on second and third in both the first and second innings, but Feldman was able to get out of the jams without any damage.

With one on and two out in the seventh, Feldman stepped off the mound for James Russell, who got Mike Baxter to hit into a fielder's choice to end the frame.

Russell then tossed a 1-2-3 eighth inning, but Hector Rondon allowed a two-run home run to Rick Ankiel in the ninth to spoil Chicago's attempt at its first shutout of the season.

Game Notes

Ankiel and Daniel Murphy each had two hits for the Mets ... Dillon Gee takes the mound for New York in the finale on Sunday and will be opposed by Travis Wood for Chicago ... The Mets were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven, while Chicago was 4-for-9 with RISP.

Box Score:

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 40 - Mets at Cubs

Here are Today's Starting Lineups - Game 40 - Mets at Cubs

  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

  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. Scott Feldman, rhp

Preview: Game 40 - Mets at Cubs - Hefner vs Feldman

New York Mets (16-23) at Chicago Cubs (17-24) 1:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 7 0-4 4.615.10-26.005/13@STLND6.0530-220.04.05
S. Feldman (R) 7 3-3 2.535.22-11.775/12@WSHND6.0512-022.01.23


The New York Mets have won back-to-back contests for the first time since the beginning of this month. Now the Mets hope to give right- hander Jeremy Hefner his first victory of the season when they resume a three- game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Hefner, who will make his ninth appearance (eighth start) of the year, didn't get a decision in the Mets' 6-3 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Monday. In that game, Hefner allowed three runs and five hits in six innings.

In his only career appearance against the Cubs, Hefner pitched 1 1/3 shutout innings of relief on June 26, 2012 at Wrigley Field.

While Hefner has been struggling, Scott Feldman has been thriving for the Cubs. The righty gets the start this afternoon and will try to extend a streak that has seen him go 3-0 over his last four outings. Feldman, coming off a no- decision at Washington on Sunday, has compiled wins over the Rangers, Padres and Marlins during his victory streak. His last defeat came April 21 at Milwaukee.

Over his last two starts, Feldman has given up just seven hits and one run, covering 13 innings. His lone appearance against the Mets came June 13, 2008 with Texas. Feldman allowed seven runs -- six earned -- on eight hits in five- plus innings in a 7-1 defeat.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Recap: Game 40 - Mets at Blue Jays - Morrow Miffs Mets

Rogers Centre (Toronto, Ont.)

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Toronto (23-18) «00002000x260

W: B. Morrow (5-2) L: J. Hefner (0-1)
HR: NYM - None   TOR - None

Brandon Morrow tossed his second shutout of the season as the Toronto Blue Jays took a 2-0 win over the New York Mets in the second of three games in an inter-league set.

Morrow (5-2) gave up just one walk and three hits while striking out eight for the Blue Jays, who have won four straight. Kelly Johnson and Yunel Escobar each had two hits and an RBI in the win.

"That was a great game that he threw out there today," said Toronto manager John Farrell. "We got a couple of timely hits there, but the real story today was Brandon, he was fantastic out there."

Lucas Duda's double was the only extra-base hit for the Mets, who have dropped four of five.

Miguel Batista started on the mound, but left after two innings with stiffness in his lower back. Jeremy Hefner (0-1), who was called up from Triple-A Buffalo prior to the game, gave up two runs on four hits with five strikeouts over five innings in his second appearance in the majors.

"I'm not trying to change anything with the way I approach things up here," said Hefner. "I'm just trying to make my pitches and when they put the ball in play let the guys behind me do their job."

The game remained scoreless until the fifth inning when Toronto went on top. With two outs, Jeff Mathis kept the inning alive with a single and Johnson followed with a double. Escobar then singled home Johnson for a 2-0 lead.

Morrow, meanwhile, was nearly untouchable as he retired the first seven batters before Ronny Cedeno singled with one out in the third.

He then set down the next 13 batters before Duda doubled with two outs in the seventh. Morrow struck out Ike Davis to end the frame.

Morrow then set down the side in the eighth and got a good play from Jose Bautista in the ninth.

After giving up a leadoff walk to Scott Hairston, Morrow got Andres Torres to fly out. Mike Baxter then singled to right as Hairston moved to third. However, Bautista nailed Baxter trying to take second on the hit and Daniel Murphy followed with a line out to short to end the game.

Game Notes

Morrow has three shutouts in his career. He has not allowed more than one earned run in his last six games...The Blue Jays improved to just 6-14 lifetime against the Mets...Dillon Gee pitches for the Mets in the finale on Sunday while Henderson Alvarez will help Toronto go for the sweep.

Box Score:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Blue Jays - Game 40

Mets Starting Lineup vs Blue Jays - Game 40:
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Baxter-DH
  3. Murphy-2B
  4. Duda-RF
  5. Davis-1B
  6. Turner-3B
  7. Nieuwenhuis-LF
  8. Cedeno-SS
  9. Nickeas-C

Preview: Game 40 - Mets at Blue Jays - Mets look to bounce back after a dreadful night

New York Mets (21-18) at Toronto Blue Jays (22-18) 1:07 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Batista (R) 3 1-1 4.265.20-02.925/14MILW7.0401-015.01.80
B. Morrow (R) 8 4-2 2.225.21-24.135/14TBL5.0412-120.00.90

J.P. Arencibia and the Toronto Blue Jays are trying to slug their way to another four-game winning streak.

Brandon Morrow would appreciate another offensive barrage and surely wouldn't mind avoiding the New York Mets' top threat.

Arencibia and Morrow will try to help the Blue Jays match their longest win streak of the season Saturday against the Mets, who could be without David Wright.

Toronto (22-18) is hitting .311 with 11 homers and 26 runs during its three-game winning streak, putting it one victory from its third four-game run of 2012.

The Blue Jays' bats showed few signs of slowing Friday, collecting 12 hits - including a season-high five homers - in a 14-5 victory over New York (21-18) in the opener of this three-game set.

Arencibia has been a big part of the team's recent production, going 7 for 13 with four homers and 10 RBIs during the three-game streak.

The catcher hit two homers and drove in a career-best six runs in Friday's rout.

"I'm a guy that drives in runs," said Arencibia, who has 26 RBIs. "To drive in six and get that cushion for your pitcher out there is big."

Morrow (4-2, 2.22 ERA) didn't get much help from his teammates in his most recent trip to the mound Monday. The right-hander allowed six runs - one earned - all in the fifth inning before he exited a 7-1 loss to Tampa Bay. He finished with seven strikeouts and four walks, while Toronto mustered four hits with two errors.

Morrow had won his previous four starts behind a 0.65 ERA while fanning 30 in 27 2-3 innings.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Recap : 2011 Regular Season - Game 40 - Mets at Astros (Turner comes through)

Final Score: New York 7, Houston 4

Justin Turner hit a three-run homer and knocked in a career-high five runs, as the New York Mets defeated the Astros, 7-4, in the rubber match of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.

Jason Pridie added a run-scoring single and stole home for the Mets, who have taken three straight series and have won seven of 10 games overall.

"He loves to play. Here's his chance. He has his opportunity and he's making the most of it," Mets manager Terry Collins said about Turner.

Chris Capuano (3-4) tossed five effective innings to pick up the win and snap a three-start losing streak. The left-hander yielded six hits, two runs, struck out six and walked three. Francisco Rodriguez locked the game down with a perfect ninth to earn his 12th save of the season.

Clint Barmes had a solo homer, while Jason Michaels doubled twice and drove in a run for Houston, which has dropped eight of its last 11 contests.

Today's Mets Starting Lineup: Mets at Astros - Game 40

Sunday's Mets Starting Lineup at Houston - Game 40 :
  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. Capuano-LHP

Chris Capuano vs Astros: Advantage, ...... Capuano

Houston Astros Career statistics vs. Chris Capuano
Carlos Lee11 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .182 .250 .182 .432
Jason Michaels7 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 .286 .375 .429 .804
Humberto Quintero6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Clint Barmes10 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .273 .400 .673
Michael Bourn8 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 .125 .300 .125 .425
Angel Sanchez6 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .143 .000 .143
Hunter Pence7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .286 .429
Chris Johnson6 2 1 0 1 3 1 1 .333 .429 1.000 1.429
Matt Downs3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Brett Wallace4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750

Cappy has owned the stros in the past, the Astros are only batting  .176 (12 for 68) off of him. If the Mets can get some offense behind him, it could be a successful day for the Metropolitans...

Preview : 2011 Regular Season - Game 40 - Mets at Astros

New York Mets (18-21) at Houston Astros (15-24), 2:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Chris Capuano (2-4, 4.93) Houston - Aneury Rodriguez (0-1, 5.50)

The Houston Astros will try to win the season series from the New York Mets this afternoon when the two teams play the rubber match of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.

Houston took two of three from the Mets in April, but New York answered with a stunning come-from-behind win in Friday's opener of this series. The Astros responded on Saturday, though, as 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.

"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.

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