Showing posts with label Game 44. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 44. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Recap: Game 44 - Dodgers (9) at Mets (4) - Gonzo, Puig, Light up Mets


Los Angeles

New York

W: J. Beckett (2-1) L: R. Montero (0-2)
HR: LAD - A. Gonzalez (11)   NYM - C. Granderson (6),L. Duda (5)


Adrian Gonzalez finished a triple shy of the cycle and eight different Dodgers drove in runs to help Los Angeles to a 9-4 decision over the New York Mets on Tuesday to open a three-game set from Citi Field.

Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI and Carl Crawford had a pair of hits and three runs scored for the Dodgers, who improved to 15-9 away from home this season.

Josh Beckett (2-1) allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings but did enough to earn his second straight win.

Curtis Granderson doubled, homered and scored twice for New York, which saw starter Rafael Montero (0-2) struggle in his second career start. Montero had trouble finding the plate and was torched for five runs on seven hits and four walks over 4 1/3 frames.

Montero had control issues in the second, walking three but avoiding the big inning. With runners on the corners, Beckett helped himself with an RBI single to right, but Montero fanned Puig with two outs and the bases loaded later in the frame.

Granderson nearly homered to start the top of the second inning, crushing a double off the top of the wall in right. Granderson moved to third on Chris Young's fly to center and scored two batters later when Wilmer Flores reached on an infield single to short.

Montero flirted with danger again in the third, putting runners on second and third with one out, but got out of the inning unscathed. Two innings later, the Dodgers broke through.

Puig walked to start the stanza to set up Gonzalez's two-run blast to right- center. Matt Kemp followed with a double and Crawford chased Montero from the contest with a RBI single to center. Crawford stole second and moved to third on reliever Jeurys Familia's wild pitch before Juan Uribe plated him with a single for a 5-1 margin.

Ramirez's RBI single in the sixth made it a 6-1 game.

Granderson started the sixth inning with a solo homer to right. Beckett never settled down, giving up a double to Young before Lucas Duda too went yard, cutting the deficit to 6-4. Beckett was pulled two batters later after walking Flores, but the lead held thanks to a scoreless inning by J.P. Howell.

Both teams threatened but failed to put any more runs across until the ninth, when pinch-hitter Andre Ethier plated Crawford by grounding into a fielder's choice. Dee Gordon and Puig also drove in runs with singles to result in the final margin.

Game Notes

LA closer Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth, his first work since May 12 ... The Mets have dropped five of six ... New York second baseman Daniel Murphy went 0-for-5 as his 10-game hitting streak was snapped... LA outhit New York, 15-11 ... Los Angeles did its work with runners in scoring position, finishing 7-for-14.

Box Score:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Dodgers - Game 44

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Dodgers - Game 44

  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. Wilmer Flores, ss
  8. Juan Centeno, c
  9. Rafael Montero, rhp

Preview: Game 44 - Dodgers (23-22) at Mets (20-23) - Beckett (1-1) vs Montero (0-1) - Granderson Likes Hitting Beckett

Preview: Game 44
Dodgers (23-22) at Mets (20-23)
Probable Pitchers - Josh Beckett (1-1) 2.38 ERA vs Rafael Montero (0-1) 4.50 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio  - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10PM


Dodger starter Josh Beckett will look to win his second in a row and he will be opposed by Mets Prospect Rafael Montero, who is hoping for a strong outing to preserve his spot in the rotation as Dillon Gee works his way toward a return.

Montero, one of the Mets' top pitching prospects, lost 4-0 to the New York Yankees in his major league debut Wednesday. The right-hander surrendered three runs on five hits in six innings and was stung by a pair of home runs.

Prior to last Tuesday's 7-1 Dodger home win over Miami in which he allowed an unearned run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings, Beckett (1-1, 2.38 ERA) hadn't won in 14 starts since Sept. 30, 2012. He has a 1.67 ERA in his last six outings, and he's crediting that success to catcher A.J. Ellis urging him to mix in his curveball more frequently.

He hasn't faced the Mets since 2009 and is 6-2 with a 2.27 ERA in 14 matchups. David Wright is 1 for 18 against him. Curtis Granderson is the opposite batting .297 (11 for 37) with a 2B,  2 3B, 3 HR's and 5 RBi's vs Beckett. Chris Young has 3 hits in 10 AB's off Beckett...

The Dodgers (23-22) have won nine of 10 against New York (20-23), a trend that could continue if the Mets don't pick it up offensively. They've hit .188 and scored 10 runs while losing four of five, and they're 5-12 in May.

In addition to the struggling offense, the Mets made a pair of errors in Sunday's 6-3 loss in Washington, one of which resulted in a two-run third inning for the Nationals.

The Dodgers have also struggled lately, dropping six of their last eight series, including a three-game set in Arizona after Sunday's 5-3 defeat.

Adrian Gonzalez went 3 for 4 with a two-run homer as the Dodgers continued to produce offensively. They've averaged 5.4 runs and gotten on base at a .369 clip in their last eight games, but it's resulted in a 4-4 record partly because of a 5.58 ERA. Los Angeles' 37 errors are among the most in the majors.

Mets left fielder Eric Young Jr. is 2 for 24 in his last six games, while second baseman Daniel Murphy has a 10-game hitting streak.

Mets need to start hitting and Montero has to shut down a very dangerous lineup. LGM!

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Recap: Game 44 - Reds (7) at Mets (4) - Ike Davis' misplay dooms Mets

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N.Y. Mets (17-27)100010200490

W: A. Simon (4-1) L: B. Parnell (4-1) S: A. Chapman (10)
HR: CIN - J. Votto (7)   NYM - None


A Picture Describes a Thousand Words!
Brandon Phillips hit a tie-breaking RBI double in the top of the ninth inning, and Todd Frazier drove in two more runs later in the frame to help the Cincinnati Reds down the New York Mets, 7-4, en route to sweeping a three-game set at Citi Field.

"One run is not enough," said Reds manager Dusty Baker. "Anything can happen. That was a big hit that Frazier got to give us that three-run lead."

Mets reliever Bobby Parnell (4-1) absorbed his first defeat of the season after allowing Phillips' chopping Tobago down the first-base line. First baseman Ike Davis misplayed the ball, expecting it to land in foul territory, but it rolled past him and remained fair to allow Shin-Shoo Choo to score the eventual game-winner.

Alfredo Simon (4-1) picked up the win after tossing a scoreless eighth, while Aroldis Chapman earned his 10th save of the season by tossing a perfect bottom of the ninth.

Zack Cozart went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer for the Reds, who have won four of five and 10 of their last 12 games overall.

"Coming into New York and getting that third win against one of the best pitchers in the National League is not an easy task," said Votto.

Daniel Murphy and Rick Ankiel each had three hits and two RBI apiece to account for New York's offense. The Mets have dropped four of their last five.

The Reds entered the ninth with the game deadlocked at 4-4 and Parnell on the hill. Choo opened up the frame with a double to left and Cozart moved him to third with a ground out back to the mound. After Votto was intentionally walked, Phillips came through with the game-changing double, though it was Davis' decision that hurt the Mets the most.

Following the double, Parnell issued a walk to Jay Bruce to load the bases, but Frazier, who was pinch-hitting, delivered with a bloop single up the middle to give the visitors a three-run advantage.

It was supposed to be a matchup of stud pitchers, with Mat Latos for the Reds and Matt Harvey for the Mets on the hill, but both teams relied on their bullpen in the end.

Harvey allowed four runs and three walks over 6 1/3 innings, though he struck out six. Latos, meanwhile, also yielded four runs, but lasted 6 2/3 innings and struck out six.

"You're going to have those days. You're not going to have pinpoint location every time," said Harvey. "I needed to put up zeros today and I didn't do that."

With the game tied 2-2 in the seventh, Cincinnati hit three straight one-out singles. The final one came from Phillips, who scored Cozart for a 3-2 Reds lead, to force Harvey off the mound.

Mets reliever Scott Rice entered the game and forced Bruce to ground out, but Votto came home from third to increase the lead to 4-2.

In the bottom half of the frame, New York returned the favor and ended Latos' afternoon.

With a runner on second and two outs, Murphy smacked a single up the middle, plating Ruben Tejada to cut the deficit to 4-3. The next batter, Ankiel, clubbed an opposite field shot that corralled off the left-field wall for a triple, easily scoring Murphy from first to tie the game at 4-4.

Ankiel put the Mets on the board with an RBI double in the first, scoring Murphy, who hit a Tobago to open up the frame.

Harvey ran into trouble in the third, as Cozart hit a one-out double and Votto followed with a slicing homer over the left-center wall on a 3-0 offering, giving the Reds a 2-1 lead. It was just the fourth home run allowed by Harvey this season.

In the fifth, the recently struggling Tejada (3-for-33 coming into the game) smacked a leadoff double to left. Harvey helped his own cause with a sacrifice bunt to move Tejada to third and Murphy came through with a shallow fly to right, allowing Tejada to just slip past a tag at home to knot the game at 2-2.

Game Notes

Cozart, who had four hits, all off Harvey, became the first player to ever accomplish such a feat versus the right-hander. No player until Cozart had three hits off Harvey in a single game ... The Reds have won 11 of the last 14 games versus the Mets ... It was the third game in MLB history with two starters, Latos (4-0) and Harvey (5-0), undefeated nine-plus starts into season ... The Mets are 2-11 in their last 13 games at Citi Field.

Box Score:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Today's Starting Lineups - Reds at Mets - Game 44

Today's Mets Starting Lineups - Reds at Mets - Game 44

  1. Shin-Soo Choo, cf
  2. Zack Cozart, ss
  3. Joey Votto, 1b
  4. Brandon Phillips, 2b
  5. Jay Bruce, rf
  6. Xavier Paul, lf
  7. Jack Hannahan, 3b
  8. Devin Mesoraco, c
  9. Mat Latos, rhp
  1. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  2. Rick Ankiel, cf
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Lucas Duda, lf
  5. Marlon Byrd, rf
  6. Ike Davis, 1b
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Matt Harvey, rhp

Preview: Game 44 - Reds at Mets - Latos vs Harvey

Cincinnati Reds (28-18) at New York Mets (17-26) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Latos (R) 9 4-0 2.916.02-02.535/16@MIAND8.1422-019.15.12
M. Harvey (R) 9 5-0 1.556.12-01.505/17@CHCW7.1521-023.11.54


A pair of unbeaten early-season aces head to the mound at Citi Field on Wednesday when the Cincinnati Reds aim for a sweep of the New York Mets in the finale of a three-game series.

The host Mets will try to avoid a third straight loss to the Reds with second- year righty phenom Matt Harvey, who's won five decisions in nine starts after debuting with three wins in 10 starts last year.

Harvey won his initial four starts between April 3 and April 19, then got four straight no-decisions before breaking back through with a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on May 17.

In that start at Wrigley Field, he allowed two runs on five hits and struck out two batters in 7 1/3 innings of a 3-2 win.

Harvey beat the Reds in one 2012 matchup, allowing a run on four hits in 7 2/3 innings.

For the Reds, righty Mat Latos meets the Mets for the sixth time in his career.

The Virginia native was 14-4 in his initial season with the Reds in 2012, then opened this season with four straight no-decisions before then winning four straight starts between April 24 and May 11.

He got a tough luck no-decision in his most recent start on May 16, when he tossed 8 1/3 innings of two-run ball at Miami in a game the Reds ultimately won, 5-3.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 44 - Mets at Pirates - Niese Pick up the win vs Bucs

PNC Park (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

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Pittsburgh (20-24)000001000150

W: J. Niese (3-2) L: C. Morton (2-5)
S: F. Francisco (12)
HR: NYM - None   PIT - None


Jon Niese pitched into the eighth inning, David Wright hit an RBI double and the Mets defeated the Pirates, 3-1, on Wednesday in the finale of a three-game series.

Niese (3-2) allowed one run on five hits over a season-high 7 2/3 innings to earn the win. He walked two and struck out five. Frank Francisco faced the minimum in the ninth for his 12th save of the season.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for New York, which has won three of its last four, including the last two games of this series.

Charlie Morton (2-5) was charged with three runs on eight hits over seven innings in the loss. Andrew McCutchen had an RBI single for the Pirates, but struck out with runners on second and third to end the eighth inning.

"I think it was a solid outing," said Morton, who has lost four of his last five starts. "Good and bad. You take the positives and you learn from the negatives."

In his previous start, Niese allowed a career high-tying eight runs and gave up four homers in a loss to the Blue Jays. He bounced back on Wednesday, retiring nine straight batters at one point and holding the Pirates scoreless until the sixth inning, when McCutchen grounded an RBI single through the left side.

The center fielder's base hit came on the heels of Josh Harrison's leadoff double, but the Mets had already pushed across three runs by that point.

"I knew that wasn't my best, that last outing," said Niese. "I just wanted to put it behind me and concentrate on fixing what I needed to fix and I thought I did that today."

In the first inning, Nieuwenhuis reached with a one-out single and moved to second on a wild pitch. He advanced to third on a fly out and scored on Lucas Duda's line drive single to right for a 1-0 lead.

Nieuwenhuis added an RBI sac fly in the fifth and Wright followed with a double off the high wall in right to make it 3-0. The inning began with singles by Rob Johnson and Mike Baxter, which placed runners at the corners with one out.

Clint Barmes led off the eighth with a single and Gorkys Hernandez worked a two-out walk. Both runners advanced on catcher Rob Johnson's pickoff attempt, which first baseman Ike Davis failed to catch, but Bobby Parnell struck out McCutchen to end the threat.

Game Notes

Francisco has retired nine straight batters and has converted his last four save opportunities...The Mets now return to Citi Field for their longest homestand of the season (11 games), starting Thursday against San Diego...Harrison extended his hit streak to nine games...The Pirates removed pitcher Jason Grilli from the bereavement list on Wednesday and optioned pitcher Jeff Locke to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Box Score:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 44 (12:35 PM Start)

Baxter getting the job done
Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 44:
  1. Baxter-LF
  2. Nieuwenhuis-CF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-RF
  5. Murphy-2B
  6. Davis-1B
  7. Cedeno-SS
  8. Johnson-C
  9. Niese-LHP

Preview: Game 44 - Mets at Pirates - Niese Looking to Bounce Back After Last Start

New York Mets (23-20) at Pittsburgh Pirates (20-23) 12:35 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 8 2-2 4.855.21-25.705/18@TORL3.0880-114.06.43
C. Morton (R) 7 2-4 4.355.12-22.635/18@DETL6.0941-218.04.50

Jon Niese is coming off perhaps the rockiest start of his major league career, serving up four homers to one of baseball's most prolific power-hitting teams.

Perhaps he'll fare better against a team that hits less frequently than any.

Niese takes the mound for Wednesday's matinee at PNC Park looking to bounce back and lift the New York Mets to a series win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Mets (23-20) were hoping to see Niese (2-2, 4.85 ERA) take a big step forward in his third full major league season, but his up-and-down first eight starts seem to indicate he has plenty of work left to do.

After pitching six scoreless innings in Miami on May 13, the left-hander surrendered a career high-tying eight runs in three innings in Friday's 14-5 loss at Toronto. Nineteen of the 23 earned runs Niese has given up this season have come in the first three frames.

"A guy with his kind of stuff, to have as many problems as he has shown lately in the early innings, I don't know why," manager Terry Collins told the Mets' official website. "There's way too much plate. They're just squaring him up way too easily."

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 44 - Mets at Yankees

Final Score: NY Mets 2, NY Yankees 1

Daniel Murphy homered off Freddy Garcia leading off the sixth inning, boosting the Mets to a 2-1 win and sending the Yankees to their sixth straight home loss.

Rookie third baseman Justin Turner continued his torrid hitting by going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI for the Mets, who have won three in a row. They were coming off back-to-back shutouts of the Washington Nationals.

Turner has driven in a run in six straight games, tying the franchise rookie record set by Ron Svoboda from August 22-26, 1965.

"We've been playing some pretty good baseball and we've got some momentum right now," Turner said. "We've been playing pretty confident. Our pitching staff's been unbelievable. I can't even describe how good they've been."

The 2011 edition of the Subway Series got underway Friday night with a good pitching duel between knuckleball specialist R.A. Dickey and Garcia.

Dickey (2-5) allowed four hits, three walks and had six strikeouts over six innings to post his first victory since April 3 at Florida. He had lost his last five decisions.

"That's always a challenge," Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said of Dickey's tough pitches. "No one knows where it's going."

Francisco Rodriguez retired the side in order in the ninth to convert his 15th straight save chance, his longest such stretch since saving 16 straight to start the 2009 season.

Mark Teixeira homered off Dickey in the third inning, but the Yankees had their three-game win streak broken. They've lost seven of their last 10 contests. It was a rough night, as the hosts went 1-for-10 with men in scoring position.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tonight's Mets and Yankees Starting Lineups - Game 44

Starting Lineup: NY Mets at NY Yankees

NY Mets
SSReyes, Jose115.317
1BMurphy, Daniel312.233
RFBeltran, Carlos824.277
LFBay, Jason27.238
DHMartinez, Fernando12.286
3BTurner, Justin113.333
CThole, Josh010.221
CFPridie, Jason310.235
2BTejada, Ruben00.500
PDickey, R.A. (1-5, 5.08)
NY Yankees
SSJeter, Derek213.257
CFGranderson, Curtis1432.270
1BTeixeira, Mark1025.253
3BRodriguez, Alex824.261
2BCano, Robinson927.288
CMartin, Russell722.268
DHPosada, Jorge616.183
RFSwisher, Nick219.223
LFGardner, Brett311.266
PGarcia, Freddy (2-3, 3.22)

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 44 (Game 1 Subway Series)

Tonight's  Mets Starting Lineup vs. New York Yankees - Game 44:  

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

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 44 - Mets at Yankees (Subway Series)

NY Mets (21-22) at NY Yankees (23-19), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: NY Mets - R.A. Dickey (1-5, 5.08) NY Yankees - Freddy Garcia (2-3, 3.22)

The Yankees and Mets know they have months before playoff fever is likely to take over the city of New York. But just like Christmas Eve, it doesn't hurt to take an early peak.

The 2011 edition of the always-exciting Subway Series gets underway tonight as the Mets visit the Yankees in the Bronx.

The Yankees lead the all-time series with the Mets, 45-33, including 24-15 at the Bronx. The Mets have lost four of six at new Yankee Stadium and split the six overall meetings a season ago.

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