Showing posts with label Game 45. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 45. Show all posts

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Recap: Game 45 - Braves (7) at Mets (5) - Mets Lose it in ninth (resumed game)

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Atlanta (29-18)«20000012027102
N.Y. Mets (17-28)10011002005100

W: A. Varvaro (2-0) L: B. Lyon (1-2) S: C. Kimbrel (15)
HR: ATL - F. Freeman (4),D. Uggla (10)   NYM - J. Buck (12)


Dan Uggla's base hit in the 10th inning sent home the go-ahead run, and the Atlanta Braves took a 7-5 decision over the New York Mets in the completion of Friday's rain suspended contest.

The Mets scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to tie the score at 5-5, but the contest was suspended following a 75-minute rain delay.

When play resumed on Saturday, New York's Bobby Parnell worked out of trouble in the ninth by inducing an inning ending double play, but Brandon Lyon (1-2) wasn't as fortunate in the following frame.

He walked Freddie Freeman to start the 10th and Brian McCann ripped a double down the right field line to put runners on second and third. Uggla then pushed the go-ahead run across with a single into left to make it 6-5.

The Braves tacked on an insurance run on B.J. Upton's sacrifice squeeze bunt. Jordan Schafer, pinch-running for McCann, hustled down the third base line and beat Lyon's flip to the plate for a two-run advantage.

Craig Kimbrel locked down his 15th save of the season to secure a seventh straight win for Atlanta. He allowed the first two runners to reach, but got Ruben Tejada to pop out on a bunt attempt.

Justin Turner then grounded into a game-ending double-play to ensure the Mets' fifth loss in six games.

Uggla stroked a solo homer earlier in the contest and Freeman gave Atlanta a 2-0 lead in the first inning with a two-run homer. Freeman scored three times -- including the go-ahead run.

After Uggla's homer brought the Braves even in the seventh, Evan Gattis broke the 3-3 tie an inning later. Pinch-hitting, he stroked a two-run single with the bases loaded to give the Braves a brief advantage, but the Mets quickly countered.

With two outs and runners on first and second, Daniel Murphy laced his third hit of the game, a single into center to score John Buck.

Upton committed a fielding error on the play, which allowed Tejada to advance to third. The blunder proved costly, as the Mets brought the tying run home on a wild pitch from Anthony Varvaro (2-0). Tejada raced to the plate and just beat the throw to make it 5-5.

Varvaro started the ninth for the Braves a day later and set the Mets down in order to pick up the win.

Lucas Duda drove in the Mets' first run when his shallow fly ball dropped into left field for a base hit in the first inning. Buck drilled his 11th homer of the season to tie the score at 2-2 in the fourth.

Jeremy Hefner tossed six innings and retired 16 of the last 18 batters he faced. He left with the lead after Marlon Byrd provided an RBI single in the fifth, but reliever LaTroy Hawkins immediately gave up the advantage when Uggla homered to start the seventh.

Kris Medlen made the start for Atlanta and also went six innings. He struck out nine and surrendered three runs on seven hits.

Game Notes

The Mets have lost all nine games in which Hefner has started ... It was New York's first suspended game since an Aug. 6 contest against the Chicago Cubs in 1986. The Mets won 7-6 when play resumed the next day ... New York's Ike Davis struck out four times and finished 1-for-5 ... McCann had three hits for Atlanta, which went 2-for-8 with RISP.

Box Score:

Friday, May 24, 2013

Preview: Game 45 - Braves at Mets - Medlen vs Hefner

Atlanta Braves (28-18) at New York Mets (17-27) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
K. Medlen (R) 9 1-5 3.026.01-33.825/18LADND7.0200-119.12.33
J. Hefner (R) 8 0-5 5.005.10-23.525/18@CHCL4.0540-216.06.19


The Atlanta Braves will take their current six-game winning streak to the road and haven't played so well away from Turner Field. The test begins Friday night in the opener of a three-game series against the New York Mets.

The Braves have lost 10 of the past 14 road games and are 13-13 as the guest, as opposed to a 15-5 record at Turner Field. They'll have to carry that momentum on the road for five straight games and are coming off back-to-back three-game sweeps of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins. The Braves recorded an 8-3 win in Wednesday's finale with the Twins, as Evan Gattis hit a grand slam and B.J. Upton had a solo homer as part of a five-run fourth inning for the NL East leaders.

"It's good to come in and win the amount of games we did, especially after the road trip we came off," Upton said of a 4-6 mark the last time Atlanta left town. "It's just good to win ball games all together. It's still early, it's only getting close to the end of May and there's a lot of baseball left to be played."

Ramiro Pena also homered for Atlanta, which got 7 1/3 solid innings from starter Paul Maholm. Maholm allowed one unearned run and seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Preview: Game 46 - Padres at Mets - Dillon Gee trying to get the Met train back on the track

San Diego Padres (17-29) at New York Mets (24-21) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
A. Bass (R) 8 2-4 2.895.21-22.575/20LAAND6.0521-119.21.83
D. Gee (R) 8 3-3 5.445.20-37.335/20@TORW6.2531-117.27.13

The New York Mets are hoping Dillon Gee can last longer and perform much better than Jeremy Hefner did last night when he takes the mound Friday in the second installment of a four-game series versus the San Diego Padres at Citi Field.

Hefner was pounded for six runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings in Thursday's 11-5 loss. Hefner, who was forced to sit over an hour due to a rain delay, was making his first start in the majors and is a former Padres draft pick.

"It's not an excuse, but that rain delay took the momentum that we had and kind of turned it against us a little bit," third baseman David Wright said on the team's site. "It felt like we were playing well for the first couple innings. I felt like Hef was throwing the ball well. Then all of the sudden we sit around for an hour, and they just came out swinging."

Wright finished with three hits, two RBI and went deep for the fifth time this season. Ike Davis drove in a pair of runs for the Mets, who had won three of four games and opened a season-high 11-game homestand on a sour note. They are tied with Miami at 2 1/2 games off the NL East lead. New York will also host Philadelphia and St. Louis.

Gee, meanwhile, will make his ninth start of the season tonight for the Mets and ended a three-start drought in a 6-5 win at Toronto on Sunday. He allowed three runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings to improve to 3-3 in eight starts and lowered his ERA to 5.44. Gee, who is 0-3 in four starts at home, won his only start against the Padres last Aug. 17 in a 7-3 win at Petco Park. He tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball that day.

San Diego was able to halt a three-game slide in a big way on Thursday and won for just the third time in eight tries. The Padres finished with an 18-9 advantage in hits, as Everth Cabrera ended 4-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and Cameron Maybin collected three hits, three runs scored and two RBI. The four hits for Cabrera were a career high.

Recap: Game 45 - Padres at Mets - Padres 18 Hits, 11 Runs Ruins Mets Return to Citi

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

San Diego (17-29) «00420031111181
N.Y. Mets (24-21)010002020590

W: E. Stults (1-0) L: J. Hefner (0-2)
HR: SD - N. Hundley (3)   NYM - D. Wright (5)

David Wright's HR
Cameron Maybin had three hits, two RBI and scored three times as the San Diego Padres hammered the New York Mets, 11-5, in the opener of a four-game series at Citi Field.

Will Venable, Jesus Guzman and Andy Parrino also knocked in a pair of runs each for the Padres, who snapped a three-game slide.

Eric Stults (1-0) allowed one unearned run on four hits and a walk in five full frames to earn the win.

Jeremy Hefner (0-2) was touched for six runs on nine hits through 3 2/3 innings in his first career start to suffer the loss. He had made two relief appearances earlier this season, giving up two runs in eight innings.

David Wright had three hits, including a two-run home run, for New York, which had its two-game win streak come to an end.

After the Mets failed to capitalize on Wright's two-out double in the first inning, they broke through in the second when Vinny Rottino reached first on a fielder's choice, advanced to second on Andres Torres' base hit and came home on Padres catcher Nick Hundley's throwing error to third on a double-steal attempt.

Torres moved to third on the play, but was stranded there as Rob Johnson hit a grounder back to the mound and Hefner struck out to keep it a 1-0 game.

The game was then delayed by rain and resumed 68 minutes later.

Everth Cabrera reopened the game by legging out a double on a ball slapped down the third-base line and rounded the bases two batters later on Venable's two-bagger. Maybin followed with a base hit up the middle to plate Venable.

Maybin then moved to third on a Yonder Alonso double off the right field wall and both came around to score on Guzman's double to right as Alonso slid past the tag of Johnson at home to give the Padres a 4-1 advantage.

San Diego added to its lead in the fourth inning when Cabrera singled, stole second and crossed the plate on Venable's double down the first base line. Maybin stepped up next and sent a liner to second that deflected off the tip of Daniel Murphy's glove to score Venable and knock Hefner out of the game.

Wright's two-run homer to straightaway center field in the sixth brought the Mets within 6-3, but Chase Headley's RBI single and Parrino's two-run base hit in the seventh inning extended San Diego's cushion.

Maybin reached first on a fielder's choice and rounded the bases on an Alonso double in the eighth before New York answered with Ike Davis' two-run pinch- hit single in the bottom of the frame to make it a 10-5 game.

Hundley's leadoff homer to left in the ninth inning capped the scoring as Alex Hinshaw worked a scoreless home ninth to close out the victory for the Padres.

Game Notes

The Mets fell to 12-9 at home this season, while San Diego improved to 5-13 on the road...Stults upped his record to 2-1 in four career starts against the Mets...Cabrera finished with a career-high four hits...New York went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base...The Padres hit 7-for-16 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight.

Box Score:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 45

Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 45:
  1. Cedeno-ss
  2. Murphy-2b
  3. Wright-3b
  4. Hairston-lf
  5. Duda-rf
  6. Rottino-1b
  7. Torres-cf
  8. Johnson-c
  9. Hefner-RHP
Ike Davis sits tonight and Rottino will get the start at 1B..Torres moves down to the seven slot in the order while Ronny Cedeno will lead off at SS ..

Preview: Game 45 - Padres at Mets - Hefner gets a crack at the fifth slot

San Diego Padres (16-29) at New York Mets (24-20) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
E. Stults (L) 1 0-0 2.705.00-00.005/19LAAND6.2420-013.12.70
J. Hefner (R) 0 0-1 2.250.00-00.00---ND0.0000-18.02.25

Fresh off a split of their six-game road trip, the New York Mets will head back to Flushing tonight to open a season-high 11-game homestand, starting with the first of four straight games versus the San Diego Padres at Citi Field.

The Mets lost two of three in Toronto before taking two of three at Pittsburgh, including Wednesday's 3-1 victory at PNC Park behind a strong performance from left-handed starter Jonathan Niese. Niese, who struggled in his last outing against the Blue Jays, held the Buccos to a run and five hits over 7 2/3 innings with five strikeouts and two walks.

"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."

Bobby Parnell got the final out of the eighth inning and Frank Francisco struck out two in a scoreless ninth for his 12th save. Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, while David Wright had an RBI double for the Mets. New York is 12-8 at home and will also welcome Philadelphia and St. Louis to town on the residency. It is also two games off the NL East lead.

Taking the mound in Thursday's series opener for New York will be former Padres draft pick Jeremy Hefner. Hefner made 120 starts for the Padres in the minors and will make his first start in the majors tonight. The tall righty is 0-1 with a 2.25 earned run average in two relief appearances and was tagged with the loss in Saturday's 2-0 setback in Toronto. He allowed both runs in five innings with five K's and no walks.

"I thought Jeremy was outstanding [Saturday]," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "I told him so. He really pitched great. We are going to see what he can do, whether we're looking forward to it or not."

Hefner threw three shutout innings of relief versus San Francisco at home back on April 23. He posted a 2.72 ERA over seven starts at Triple-A Buffalo before being recalled last week.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 45 - Mets at Yankees

Final Score: NY Yankees 7, NY Mets 3

A.J. Burnett pitched into the seventh inning and got help from four Yankees homers in a 7-3 win over the Mets on Saturday that evened their three-game series.

Burnett (5-3) allowed three runs on six hits and three walks, striking out four as the Yankees snapped an uncharacteristic six-game losing streak at home.

Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira belted two-run homers, while Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez had solo shots off losing Mets starter Chris Capuano (3-5). Rodriguez and Derek Jeter both had two hits and two runs.

Box Score: Click Here

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 45 (Game 2 Subway Series)

Saturday Night Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 45 :
  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

A.J. Burnett vs Mets: Jason Bay has hit him well in the past, rest of the team - not so much...

I'd love to see this expression on his face Tonight!

Last seven days5.2866131.599.53

New York Mets Career statistics vs. A.J. Burnett
Carlos Beltran19 5 0 0 0 2 1 3 .263 .300 .263 .563
Willie Harris3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .400 .000 .400
Scott Hairston3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Jose Reyes17 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jason Bay21 8 2 0 1 5 2 3 .381 .435 .619 1.054
Daniel Murphy4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Fernando Martinez3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 45 - Mets at Yankees (Subway Series)

NY Mets (22-22) at NY Yankees (23-20), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: NY Mets - Chris Capuano (3-4, 4.78) NY Yankees - A.J. Burnett (4-3, 3.99)

The Yankees have lost six straight at home for just the second time since 1990. The has the Mets on the verge of winning just their third series ever in the Bronx as the two New York clubs continue their Subway Series tonight at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees came into last night's series opener having won three straight, but were dealt a 2-1 setback for their seventh loss in 10 games. They also dropped their sixth in a row at home for the first time since an eight-game slide in the Bronx from May 16-26, 2003.

With the Mets taking the opener, a victory tonight would improve them to just 3-11 in the 14 all-time series versus the Yankees in the Bronx. The two clubs split their six meetings a season ago, with each team winning its home series.

Knuckleball specialist R.A. Dickey held the Yankees to just four hits -- one a homer by Mark Teixeira -- over six innings to win his first game since April 3, snapping a five-decision losing streak.

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

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