Showing posts with label Game 43. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 43. Show all posts

Monday, May 19, 2014

Recap: Game 43 - Mets (3) at Nationals (6) - Mets drop another one in DC


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W: J. Zimmermann (3-1) L: Z. Wheeler (1-4) S: R. Soriano (10)
HR: NYM - None   WAS - I. Desmond (7)

Recap:

Wilson Ramos went 2-for-3 with four RBI as the Washington Nationals defeated the New York Mets, 6-3, on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game set.

Ramos made a winner out of Jordan Zimmermann (3-1), who pitched six innings and surrendered three runs on eight hits. Rafael Soriano came on to pitch the ninth and nailed down his 10th save of the season.

Ian Desmond homered and Kevin Frandsen added the other RBI for Washington, which has won three of four.

Juan Centeno added two RBI for the Mets, who snapped a nine-game losing streak to Washington with its win on Saturday.

Mets starter Zack Wheeler (1-4) took the loss after allowing five runs -- three earned -- on six hits with five strikeouts over six innings.

Lucas Duda doubled to lead off the second and Centeno singled him home with two outs to open the scoring.

Desmond responded in the home half with a leadoff blast to left-center.

With two outs in the third, the Nats broke the tie after a two-run double by Ramos.

Anthony Rendon reached on a slow roller to third and Jayson Werth made it to first after an error by Ruben Tejada at shortstop.

Ramos then split the gap in left-center with a double that plated Rendon and Werth.

Washington added to its cushion with another pair of runs in the fifth, and again it was Ramos who did the damage. The Nats loaded the bases with no outs before Werth popped out to shallow center.

Ramos then followed with a single to left that plated Zimmermann, who opened the inning with a single, and Denard Span.

New York cut the deficit in half in the sixth after a run-scoring bloop single from Juan Lagares and an RBI single by Centeno. The Mets ran themselves out of the inning, however, after Centeno was nabbed at second trying to move up on his hit.

Washington added an insurance run in the eighth off Daisuke Matsuzaka. Ramos walked to lead off the frame, then Desmond slapped a single into right that enabled Ramos to move over to third.

Tyler Moore lined out to third in the next at-bat before Frandsen pushed Ramos across with a groundout to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

Prior to the game, Washington placed starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez on the 15- day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. The club recalled Ryan Mattheus from Triple-A Syracuse ... Each team went 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranded five men on base.

Box Score:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Preview: Game 43 - Mets (20-22) at Nationals (22-20) - Wheeler (1-3) vs Zimmermann (2-1)


Preview: Game 43
New York Mets (20-22) at Washington Nationals (22-20)
Pitching Probables - Zack Wheeler (1-3) 4.53 ERA vs Jordan Zimmermann (2-1) 3.59 ERA
TV - SNY - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 1:35 PM

Preview:

After the New York Mets ended their long losing streak against the Washington Nationals, starter Zack Wheeler will look to put an end to a personal winless stretch that has lasted more than a month.

Wheeler takes the hill Sunday as the Mets and Nationals complete their three-game series in the nation's capital.

New York (20-22) dropped Friday's opener 5-2, marking its ninth consecutive defeat against Washington and extending its overall losing streak to three. It got on the board early Saturday, though, scoring three in the first inning before Juan Lagares hit a two-run homer in the third for a 5-2 victory.

Lagares, who also had an RBI single in the first before robbing Jayson Werth of a homer in the sixth in center field, entered in a 5-for-27 (.185) slump and had been benched for the last two games.

Wheeler (1-3, 4.53 ERA), winless in his last five starts since beating Arizona on April 14, is looking to get back on track after another rough outing.

The right-hander has pitched fewer than five innings in two of his last three starts, including giving up five runs and walking six over 4 1/3 innings of the Mets' 12-7 loss to the New York Yankees on Tuesday.

Wheeler went 5-1 with a 2.32 ERA in nine road starts as a rookie last season, but he's just 1-2 with a 5.26 ERA in five outings away from home in 2014.

Wheeler (1-3, 4.53 ERA), winless in his last five starts since beating Arizona on April 14, is looking to get back on track after another rough outing.

The right-hander has pitched fewer than five innings in two of his last three starts, including giving up five runs and walking six over 4 1/3 innings of the Mets' 12-7 loss to the New York Yankees on Tuesday.

Wheeler went 5-1 with a 2.32 ERA in nine road starts as a rookie last season, but he's just 1-2 with a 5.26 ERA in five outings away from home in 2014.

The Nationals (22-20) had a 3.03 ERA that ranked third in the majors May 7, but they've posted a 4.52 mark over their last eight. Jordan Zimmermann takes the mound in this contest looking to improve on that mark after a rough outing of his own.

Zimmermann (2-1, 3.59) pitched 10 1/3 scoreless innings over his previous two starts -- one interrupted by a rain delay -- before giving up five runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings as Washington rallied for a 6-5 win over Arizona on Monday.

The right-hander went 2-1 with a 1.78 ERA over his previous five starts and believed he had solid stuff against the Diamondbacks.

He is 2-3 with a 2.64 ERA in his last 10 starts against the Mets, allowing three runs or fewer nine times but receiving a total of 16 runs of support in that span.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Recap: Game 43 - Reds (4) at Mets (0) - Mets get shut out, No Leake in Reds Pitching


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W: M. Leake (4-2) L: J. Niese (3-5)
HR: CIN - D. Mesoraco (2)   NYM - None

Recap:

Mike Leake held New York's floundering offense to just three hits over seven innings of work, and the Cincinnati Reds shut out the Mets, 4-0, on Tuesday to take the second test of a three-game set.

The Reds managed only seven hits, but took advantage of a two-out error by Mets third baseman David Wright to score two of their three first-inning runs.

That's all the support Leake (4-2) needed to notch his third straight victory and fourth in five games. The righty struck out four and set down nine of the last 10 New York batters he faced.

Devin Mesoraco forced a run in with a bases-loaded walk then hit a solo homer in the ninth to help the Reds to their ninth win in 11 games.

After a lengthy first inning, Jonathon Niese (3-5) settled in and went on to record a season-best seven strikeouts, but couldn't get any help from a feeble lineup which has produced a combined eight hits in the last two games.

The Mets have won just two of their last 12 contests at Citi Field, where they have scored less than three runs in nine straight. Lucas Duda and John Buck each doubled and were stranded in scoring position.

Niese managed to toss six innings after a frustrating start. He retired the first two batters he faced but then needed 41 more pitches to get through the opening frame.

Joey Votto and Jay Bruce each worked walks around a single from Brandon Phillips, and Cincinnati sent Todd Frazier to the plate with the bases loaded.

Frazier hit a hard but playable ball toward third, but Wright let the ball go through the wickets and the miscue allowed two runs to score.

An infield single from Donald Lutz reloaded the bases, but after Niese walked Mesoraco to make it 3-0 Reds, he bounced back from the 48-pitch frame to retire 16 of the last 19 batters he faced without giving up another run.

"He really pitched well after the first inning," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "He started making pitches and throwing strikes."

Leake didn't give the Mets many opportunities to score, but his toughest test came in the fourth after issuing a walk to Duda and surrendering a two-out double to Buck.

That brought up the struggling Ike Davis, who grounded out softly to first to end the threat. New York's first base man is hitless in his last 24 chances with runners in scoring position and mired in a 1-for-36 slump overall.

Reds relievers Sam LeCure and Logan Ondrusek pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth inning, respectively, and Mesoraco delivered a solo blast in the Reds' final turn at-bat.

Game Notes

New York has lost nine of its last 12 games overall ... Mets reliever Scott Rice made his major league-leading 27th appearance out of the bullpen, tossing a scoreless eighth ... The Reds have won 11 of their last 15 road games ... Votto went 1-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.

Box Score:

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 43


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 43

  1. Daniel Murphy-2B
  2. Mike Baxter-RF
  3. David Wright-3B
  4. Lucas Duda-LF
  5. Rick Ankiel-CF
  6. John Buck-C
  7. Ike Davis-1B
  8. Ruben Tejada-SS
  9. Jonathan Niese-LHP

Preview: Game 43 - Reds at Mets - Leake vs Niese


Cincinnati Reds (27-18) at New York Mets (17-25) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
M. Leake (R) 8 3-2 3.726.02-14.225/15@MIAW6.2902-119.12.79
J. Niese (L) 9 3-4 5.405.21-24.505/16@STLW7.1621-215.29.77

Preview:

Lefty Jonathon Niese tries for two straight victories after a prolonged losing skid on Tuesday night when the New York Mets host the Cincinnati Reds in the second of three games between the teams at Citi Field.

Niese, a 13-game winner in 30 starts last season, opened 2013 with two wins in three starts before a five-start stretch that saw him go 0-4 and his earned run average jump by more than two full runs between April 18 and May 11.

He gave up eight runs in a 4 1/3-inning start against Pittsburgh to close the skid, then broke through for a 5-2 defeat of the St. Louis Cardinals on May 16.

The 26-year-old Ohio native has won once in four career starts against his home-state team, allowing 16 runs on 30 hits in 25 2/3 innings.

Niese is 1-2 in five home starts in 2013.

The Reds reply with righty Mike Leake, who goes for a second straight win and a third in four starts this month.

The Californian, a first-round pick in 2009, was 1-2 in five starts through the end of April, then opened May with a 5 2/3-inning outing that yielded a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on May 3.

He went seven innings in a 7-2 loss to Atlanta five days later, but rebounded again with 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a 4-0 defeat of the Miami Marlins in his last start on May 15.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 43 - Mets at Pirates - Mets outlast Bucs 3-2


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W: R. Dickey (6-1) L: J. Cruz (1-1)
S: F. Francisco (11)
HR: NYM - None   PIT - None

Recap:
A pair of eighth-inning runs supported a strong outing from R.A. Dickey as the Mets defeated the Pirates, 3-2, on Tuesday.

The game was tied entering the eighth, but Lucas Duda delivered an RBI single off of Juan Cruz (1-1) and Kirk Nieuwenhuis scored on an error by third baseman Pedro Alvarez to make it 3-1.

Dickey (6-1) recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts, did not walk a batter and allowed just one run over seven innings to earn the win.

"A lot of times you throw it and it does what it's going to do," said Dickey of his knuckleball. "Tonight, mechanically, I was in a place where I could get it to do a couple of different things where I wanted to and that was the difference."

Mike Nickeas added an RBI single for New York, which had lost seven of 11 coming in, including the opener of this three-game series on Monday.

James McDonald countered Dickey with eight strikeouts and also gave up just one run over seven frames, while Andrew McCutchen drove in a pair for the Pirates.

"Tough loss. Everybody played hard, played some good defense at times," said McDonald. "My team did what I asked from them and that's play hard behind me and that's all you can ask for."

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Preview: Game 43 - Mets at Pirates - Dickey set to battle Bucs


New York Mets (22-20) at Pittsburgh Pirates (20-22) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
R. Dickey (R) 8 5-1 3.756.02-15.405/17CINND6.0532-020.02.70
J. McDonald (R) 8 3-2 2.685.11-11.655/17@WSHW5.2432-120.02.25

Preview:
David Wright may lead the majors in hitting, but the New York Mets are struggling to capitalize on it.

Wright will try to help the Mets avoid a sixth loss in eight games Tuesday night when they continue a three-game road series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Coming off a very disappointing 2011, Wright appears to have regained his All-Star form this season. He's batting .415 with 25 RBIs and 29 runs after he hit a career-low .254 with 14 homers and 61 RBIs during an injury-plagued 2011.

The third baseman's production has been even more staggering of late, hitting .500 over his past 12 games. The Mets (22-20), though, have managed to win just half of them.

New York has lost five of seven, batting .231 during that span.

Wright, who is 10 for 23 with five RBIs in the last six visits to PNC Park, had two hits and his RBI single capped a four-run second inning but his team committed three errors and fell 5-4 in Monday's series opener.

The Mets send R.A. Dickey (5-1, 3.75 ERA) to the mound hoping the knuckleballer can win a fourth consecutive decision. He's 3-0 with a 2.73 ERA over his last five starts, holding opponents to a .203 average.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 43 - Nationals at Mets


Final Score: New York 1, Washington 0

Dillon Gee had the best outing of his young career on Thursday afternoon, tossing 7 2/3 scoreless innings in the New York Mets' 1-0 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Gee (3-0) gave up just two hits to go with three walks and three strikeouts for the Mets, who came into this brief two-game series with zero shutouts on the season. New York changed that on Wednesday with a 3-0 victory in the opener of this set.

Justin Turner drove in the lone run for the Mets, who got three hits from Jason Bay.

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