Showing posts with label Game 41. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 41. Show all posts

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Recap: Game 41 - Mets (2) at Nationals (5) - Mets stunned in Washington


New York


W: T. Roark (3-1) L: J. Niese (2-3) S: R. Soriano (9)
HR: NYM - None   WAS - None


Tyler Moore drove in two runs and Washington's bullpen tossed four scoreless innings to help the Nationals take the opener of a three-game set from the New York Mets, 5-2, on Friday from Nationals Park.

Tanner Roark (3-1) allowed two runs on four hits over five innings for Washington, which improved to 4-0 against the Mets this season. Ross Detwiler, Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard all pitched a scoreless inning to hold the lead for Rafael Soriano, who survived a scare in the ninth to post his ninth save of the season.

After retiring the first two batters he faced, Soriano walked the next two and Daniel Murphy put a drive into the first pitch he saw only to have a jumping Jayson Werth catch it at the wall in right to end the game.

Moore, Werth and Scott Hairston all finished with two hits for the Nationals, while Werth, Hairston and Wilson Ramos drove in a run each in the triumph.

Jonathon Niese's (2-3) shortest outing of the season ended after surrendering five runs -- three earned -- on eight hits in four innings of work.

His previous season-low in innings pitched was 5 2/3 in his first start of the year on April 6.

Denard Span led off the bottom of the first with a single to right. David Wright's error at third allowed Anthony Rendon to reach base and Werth plated the game's first run with a single to left. Ramos then sent a sacrifice fly into center to plate Rendon.

Niese wasn't out of trouble yet, though, as he walked Ian Desmond and served up a single to Hairston to load the bags. Murphy bobbled Tyler Moore's sharp grounder to second, allowing Werth to score before the inning ended as Hairston was forced out at second and Desmond was caught in a rundown between third base and home.

After inducing three grounders to escape the second inning unscathed, Niese got into trouble again in the third as the Nats pushed two more runs across. Ramos started the rally with a single to center, Hairston doubled him home and Moore's RBI single to left made it 5-0.

The Mets went 22 2/3 innings between scoring, finally putting a run across in the fifth for the first time since the ninth inning of Tuesday's 12-7 win over the Yankees.

Lucas Duda led of the stanza with a single to center and Anthony Recker doubled to put the pair in scoring position. Duda scored on Ruben Tejada's groundout and two batters later, Eric Young Jr. doubled to left to cut the margin to 5-2.

Game Notes

The Nats opened a six-game homestand with a win following their 2-4 western road trip ... The Mets have lost three straight on the heels of a three-game winning streak. They have dropped eight of 11 overall ... New York finished 1- for-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine on base, while Washington went 4-for-7 with RISP, leaving eight ... Washington has won the last nine meetings.

Box Score:

Friday, May 16, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 41

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 41

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, cf
  5. Bobby Abreu, rf
  6. Lucas Duda, 1b
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Jon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 41 - Mets (19-21) at Nationals (21-19) - Niese (2-2) vs Roark (2-1)

Preview: Game 41
New York Mets (19-21) at Washington Nationals (21-19)
Pitching Probables - Jon Niese (2-2) 2.17 ERA vs Tanner Roark (2-1) 3.65 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:05 PM

Starters Overall
Starters Last 3
Overall Stats
NY Mets19-2117-17-6.2293.88.346.304
Last 10 Stats
NY Mets3-74- 5-1.2263.62.374.289
Washington4-64- 5-1.2273.59.342.276
Away Stats
NY Mets10-910- 5-4.2594.51.390.326
Washington10-1013- 6-1.2494.34.426.308
Home Stats
NY Mets9-127-12-2.2003.38.302.282


The visiting Mets look to break out of their latest funk at the plate while trying to snap an eight-game losing streak to the Nationals in the opener of this three-game set Friday night.

New York (19-21) is batting .229, tying AL-worst Houston while ranking only better than San Diego's .221. The Mets have also been shut out six times, which trails only the Padres' seven.

New York, though, gained ground on that dubious mark by following Wednesday's 4-0 home loss to the New York Yankees with a 1-0 defeat a day later to split the four-game, two-venue Subway Series.

The Mets are five innings shy of their season-high 23 consecutive scoreless innings from May 5-7, which also was the Mets' longest such streak since going 24 from July 15-17, 2010.

They haven't been blanked in three straight games since July 1992.

The offense has done little to inspire hope of avoiding a similar fate, totaling seven hits over the past two games. The Mets also own a .199 average during their skid to Washington (21-19), losing two of those games via shutout.

David Wright had four hits with one homer and three RBIs as New York was swept in a three-game season-opening series at home by the Nationals. However, he went 0 for 8 in the shutout losses to the Yankees after batting .392 while plating 10 runs during an 11-game hitting streak.

Despite the Mets' recent struggles with Washington, Jonathon Niese (2-2, 2.17 ERA) is 3-0 with a 2.47 ERA in seven career starts against the NL East rival. That includes a 1.67 ERA while winning both decisions over five road meetings.

The left-hander owns the Mets' lowest ERA, and enters this visit to the nation's capital 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA over his past four starts. Although, he hasn't received a decision in his last two, while being backed by four total runs. The Nats, as a team collectively are batting .315 (40 for 127) with 3 HRs off Niese..

He got one run of support Sunday, allowing three with six strikeouts in six innings before the Mets rallied for a 5-4 win over Philadelphia.

The Nationals are returning home following a 2-4 trip, which was capped Wednesday by a four-run ninth inning to spur a 5-1 win at Arizona.

Giving the ball to Tanner Roark (2-1, 3.65) at home may help since he hasn't allowed a run in 22 2/3 innings while going 2-0 over three starts at home dating to last season. That includes a three-hitter in a 4-0 win over San Diego on April 26.

The second-year right-hander, however, followed that by surrendering a career-high seven runs and two homers in four innings of a 7-2 loss at Philadelphia on May 3.

He was much better a week later, yielding one run and two hits while leaving with two outs in the eighth inning of a 4-3 loss in 10 at Oakland.

Roark has won both of his starts against the Mets on the road. The Mets as a team are hitting .295 (13 for 44) vs Roark.

It's gonna be a true test for the Mets as the starting pitchers have not been able to handle the Nationals Bats so far this season... LGM!

NY MetsWashington
- Catcher Travis d`Arnaud (5/14, concussion) is on the 7-day disabled list. Starting pitcher Dillon Gee (5/11, strained right lat muscle) is on the 15-day disabled list. Relief pitcher Gonzalez Germen (5/6, stomach virus) is on the 15-day disabled list. Relief pitcher Bobby Parnell (4/1, right elbow surgery) is on the 15-day disabled list and will miss the remainder of the season. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey (2/5, right elbow surgery) is on the 60-day disabled list and is expected to miss the entire season. *Shortstop Wilmer Flores (5/16, flu-like symptoms) is questionable for Friday's game against Washington.- First baseman Adam LaRoche (5/10, strained right quadriceps) is on the 15-day disabled list. Left fielder Bryce Harper (4/26, left thumb surgery) is on the 15-day disabled list and is out indefinitely. Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (4/13, broken right thumb) is on the 15-day disabled list and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Relief pitcher Ross Ohlendorf (3/26, strained lower back) is on the 60-day disabled list. Relief pitcher Erik Davis (2/13, right elbow surgery) is on the 60-day disabled list and will miss the entire season.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Monday, May 20, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 41 - Mets (4) at Cubs (3) - Murphy HR saves Mets from misery

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Chi. Cubs (18-25)000021000380

W: S. Rice (2-3) L: K. Fujikawa (1-1) S: B. Parnell (6)
HR: NYM - J. Lagares (1),D. Murphy (4)   CHC - T. Wood (1),R. Sweeney (1)


Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the eighth inning as the New York Mets edged the Chicago Cubs, 4-3, Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game set at Wrigley Field.

Chicago led 3-1 heading into the seventh before Juan Lagares tied the game with his first career major league homer, a two-run shot off Cubs starter Travis Wood. Murphy hit the eventual game-winner off Kyuji Fujikawa (1-1) to open up the eighth.

"It was really nice to put a good swing on that ball," Murphy said.

Scott Rice (2-3) earned the win following two shutout innings of relief, while Bobby Parnell picked up his sixth save of the season with a scoreless ninth.

The Mets have won three of four.

Wood lasted seven innings, allowing three runs on five hits. He also provided a two-run homer while Ryan Sweeney hit a solo shot for the Cubs, who were looking for their first winning homestand since July 13-19 of last season.

Wood, who was attempting to win his third consecutive start, remained on the hill for the seventh and quickly forced two quick flyouts.

Ruben Tejada, though, kept the inning alive with a single up the middle, before Lagares launched Wood's 2-2 breaking ball into the right-field bleachers, bringing the Mets back from the dead to forge a 3-3 tie.

"That was unfortunate, giving up another home run," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "We pitched great, we just couldn't keep the ball in the ballpark."

New York starter Dillon Gee continued to struggle. He allowed three runs on eight hits while serving up both Chicago homers over just five frames.

Wood helped his own cause and opened up the scoring with a two-run blast to left in the bottom of the fifth. Welington Castillo opened up Chicago's half of the frame with a double and following Darwin Barney's strike out, Wood took Gee's 0-1 offering deep over the left-field bleachers for a 2-0 Cubs' lead.

"Wood hitting the home run kind of surprised me because I'd been throwing so many sliders to him," Gee said. "I thought there was no way he was hitting it."

David Wright's two-out bloop single in the sixth scored Murphy, briefly cutting New York's deficit to 2-1.

Sweeney got to Gee in the home half of the inning with a leadoff blast to right that increased Chicago's lead to 3-1.

Game Notes

Wood has allowed three or fewer runs and gone at least six innings in all nine of his outings this season. He also became the first Cubs pitcher to begin a season with at least nine straight quality starts since Mordecai Brown, who had 11 straight (all complete games) to begin the 1908 season ... The Mets had scored three or fewer runs in 10 of their last 12 games coming in.

Box Score:

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 41

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 41

  1. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  2. Justin Turner, 1b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Marlon Byrd, rf
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. Anthony Recker, c
  7. Ruben Tejada, ss
  8. Juan Lagares, cf
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp


Daniel Murphy becomes the seventh player to be used in the leadoff spot by the Mets this season, joining Ruben Tejada (12 times), Jordany Valdespin (10), Mike Baxter (eight), Collin Cowgill (seven), Justin Turner (two) and Kirk Nieuwenhuis (one). Mets leadoff men have hit an MLB-worst .185. Their .255 collective on-base percentage ranks only better than the Minnesota Twins (.250).

Murphy is 14-for-his-last-25. He also batted leadoff four times in 2009.

Preview: Game 41 - Mets at Cubs - Gee vs Wood

New York Mets (16-24) at Chicago Cubs (18-24) 2:20 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 8 2-5 6.135.21-311.345/14@STLL4.0951-114.06.43
T. Wood (L) 8 4-2 2.035.22-22.065/13COLW7.0202-121.11.69


A good outing from Travis Wood Sunday can help the Chicago Cubs cement something they've failed to do since last July - win three consecutive series.

Wood, who has allowed a total of one run in winning his last two starts, will be on the mound this afternoon in the finale of a three-game set against the New York Mets at Wrigley Field. The left-hander limited Colorado to a pair of hits over seven innings in a 9-1 win on Monday and six days prior tossed 6 2/3 frames in a triumph over the Cardinals.

This will be Wood's fourth straight home start. He went 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA in two starts against the Mets last season.

Keeping the ball in the park has helped Wood immensely this season. In 2012, he was just 6-13 with a 4.27 ERA and gave up a career-high 25 home runs. He's surrendered only eight long balls in eight appearances, covering 53 1/3 innings, thus far this season. Wood has also limited left-handed hitters to a .211 average and righties to a .166 mark.

The mission for the Mets is also clear Sunday, as a victory would give them a series win at Wrigley Field for the first time since taking two of three, Aug. 3-5, 2007.

Dillon Gee, who was pelted for nine hits and six runs -- five earned -- over four innings in a 10-4 loss at St. Louis Tuesday, counters on the hill for the Mets. The right-hander has given up at least four runs in three of his last four starts.

Gee has had some success against the Cubs, as evidenced by his 2-1 mark and 4.26 ERA in three starts against them. He pitched eight frames and gave up seven hits and one run in a 3-1 win on July 7, 2012 at Citi Field versus the Cubs.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 41 - Mets at Blue Jays - Mets scratch one out against Jays

Rogers Centre (Toronto, Ont.)

N.Y. Mets (22-19) «3100200006122
Toronto (23-19)011000120590

W: D. Gee (3-3) L: H. Alvarez (3-4)
S: F. Francisco (10)
HR: NYM - None   TOR - J. Bautista (11)

David Wright hit a two-run double, Mike Baxter fell a home run shy of the cycle and the New York Mets survived a late Toronto rally to beat the Blue Jays, 6-5, in the finale of a three-game interleague series at Rogers Centre.

Baxter, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Daniel Murphy and Ike Davis each knocked in a run for the Mets, who led by four on two occasions and overcame a rocky ninth inning by closer Frank Francisco to avoid being swept for the first time by the Blue Jays.

New York starter Dillon Gee (3-3) gave up three runs on five hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings.

"I was proud I at least got into the seventh inning, especially after throwing a lot of pitches in the first couple innings," Gee said.

Jose Bautista homered, singled twice and drove in two runs for Toronto, which had its winning streak snapped at four games.

Henderson Alvarez (3-4) was tagged for six runs on nine hits in five full frames.

After New York failed to score with the bases loaded in the eighth, the Blue Jays trimmed their deficit to 6-5 in the bottom of the inning. Reliever Bobby Parnell gave up back-to-back doubles to J.P. Arencibia and Eric Thames to start the frame before Colby Rasmus snapped an 0-for-20 skid with a run- scoring single.

In the ninth, Francisco issued a leadoff walk and a single to Bautista, but the right-hander struck out the next three batters to earn his 10th save of the season.

"Those guys at the back end of their bullpen make their money for a reason," said Arencibia. "[Francisco] at the end of the game punched out the side after the first two batters getting on. He's got good stuff."

Limited to three hits by Brandon Morrow in Saturday's 2-0 loss, the Mets matched that output with a productive first inning.

Alvarez walked Andres Torres to begin the game and gave up back-to-back doubles to Baxter and Wright. The latter was the 1,301st hit of Wright's career, moving him into sole possession of second place on the Mets' all-time hit list. Wright, who didn't play Saturday because of an illness, had been tied with Jose Reyes.

New York added a third run with another double after the next two batters were retired. Nieuwenhuis lifted a fly ball to shallow center field and a charging Rasmus couldn't secure the catch on a diving attempt. The ball came out of his glove after he landed on the turf.

Ronny Cedeno singled to open the second and Baxter plated him with a two-out triple to right field for a 4-0 New York lead.

Yan Gomes drove in Toronto's first run in the bottom of the inning on a single after Gee issued consecutive one-out walks. Bautista clubbed his 11th home run of the season, a leadoff drive inside the left-field foul pole, to close the gap to 4-2 after three frames.

Murphy plated Baxter in the fifth with a grounder up the middle and the Mets extended their lead to 6-2 later in the inning when Davis grounded into fielder's choice with the bases loaded.

Gee's afternoon was done after Bautista plated Gomes with a two-out single.

Game Notes

Ed Kranepool is first on New York's hit list with 1,418...Bautista has hit six homers over his last 10 games...Alvarez had allowed two or fewer earned runs in each of his previous five starts...Baxter recorded his second career triple...The Mets placed pitcher Miguel Batista on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a back injury and recalled righty Chris Schwinden from Triple-A Buffalo.

Box Score:

Preview: Game 41 - Mets at Blue Jays - Mets try to salvage last game of series

New York Mets (21-19) at Toronto Blue Jays (23-18) 1:07 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 7 2-3 5.655.22-03.665/15MILL5.1870-117.06.88
H. Alvarez (R) 8 3-3 2.626.11-23.665/15TBL6.21022-122.21.19

Trying for their season-high fifth straight win, the Toronto Blue Jays turn their attention to Henderson Alvarez as they aim to finish a three-game sweep of the New York Mets.

Alvarez had a personal three-game winning streak broken on Tuesday when he allowed a season-high 10 hits along with two earned runs in a 4-3 loss to the Rays. This will be his first appearance vs. the Mets.

Right-hander Dillon Gee surrendered seven runs over 5 1/3 innings in an 8-0 loss to Milwaukee Tuesday. He'll try to bounce back this afternoon. Although Gee has never faced the Blue Jays, the Mets can receive some comfort that Gee has sparkled on the road this year, going 2-0 with a 3.66 ERA in three starts.

Yesterday, Brandon Morrow tossed his second shutout of the season in a 2-0 final. 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.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mike Pelfrey vs Marlins: Marlins Eat Big Pelf for BreakFast

Hope Not to see this look on his face..

Florida Marlins Career statistics vs. Mike Pelfrey
Wes Helms4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Omar Infante17 8 0 0 0 3 1 1 .471 .526 .471 .997
John Buck2 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 .500 .500 2.000 2.500
Greg Dobbs17 7 1 0 1 3 0 1 .412 .412 .647 1.059
Hanley Ramirez35 10 0 0 1 3 3 5 .286 .342 .371 .714
Emilio Bonifacio7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
Gaby Sanchez8 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 .375 .375 .625 1.000
Scott Cousins3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Chris Coghlan11 3 1 2 0 0 3 1 .273 .429 .727 1.156
Logan Morrison4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .400 .500 .900
Mike Stanton7 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .429 .500 .571 1.071

According to the stats this game can be over before it even starts. The Marlins own Big Pelf they are batting a collective .339 (39 for 115) with 11 extra base hits, ughhh.  Mike has to show the Mets and their fans that he can go into battle with the Big boys and come out victorious .  As always,  Good Luck Mike and Let's Go Mets

Josh Johnson vs Mets: Mets have hit him, but it won't be that easy

Can Mr. Bay spark this offense??

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Josh Johnson
Carlos Beltran26 5 1 0 0 5 4 6 .192 .300 .231 .531
Willie Harris18 5 2 0 1 2 7 6 .278 .480 .556 1.036
Ronny Paulino3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Scott Hairston5 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .167 .000 .167
Jose Reyes25 4 0 1 0 1 3 3 .160 .250 .240 .490
Jason Bay9 4 0 1 1 2 0 3 .444 .444 1.000 1.444
David Wright29 6 0 1 1 3 1 8 .207 .233 .379 .613
Daniel Murphy14 4 2 0 0 0 2 2 .286 .375 .429 .804
Fernando Martinez3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Josh Thole5 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .400 .600

(Weather permitting) Can the Mets do the unthinkable? Win against Josh Johnson... The Mets are hitting a  flaccid .234 with 3 HR's, 7 2B's, 3 3B's against Johnson.. The Mets hot hand going into tonight will be Mr. Bay and Mr. Murphy both of whom have had decent success against the righty..  
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