Showing posts with label Game 48. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 48. Show all posts

Monday, May 26, 2014

Recap: Game 48 - D'Back (2) at Mets (1) - Montero's Effort Not Enough



New York

W: E. Marshall (2-0) L: J. Mejia (4-1) S: A. Reed (14)
HR: ARI - C. Owings (3)   NYM - None


A.J. Pollock doubled and scored the game- winning run in the ninth as the Arizona Diamondbacks took the opener of a single-admission doubleheader from the New York Mets, 2-1, on Sunday at Citi Field.

Pollock opened the top of the ninth with a double to right off Jenrry Mejia (4-1). Ender Inciarte got a sacrifice bunt down to move Pollock to third. Two batters later following Martin Prado's strikeout and Gerardo Parra's intentional walk, Chris Owings grounded sharply to David Wright at third. Wright's throw went to second but snuck away from Daniel Murphy, allowing Pollock to scamper home.

Evan Marshall recorded the final two outs of the eighth inning to earn the win. Addison Reed toed the slab in the ninth and offered up a pair of singles to Juan Centeno and Wilmer Flores. With two away, Murphy flared one into short left field, but Inciarte chased it down and made a game-saving catch to end it and give Reed his 14th save of the season.

Chris Owings put Arizona on the board in the top of the first with a solo home run to left, but Wright's RBI single in the home half made it 1-1. Neither team pushed another run across until the ninth.

Arizona's defense turned five double-plays behind Bronson Arroyo, who yielded just a run on six hits over six strong frames. His counterpart, Rafael Montero, fanned a career-best 10 D-backs in his third career start. Montero also allowed a run on two hits and three walks over six innings.

Paul Goldschmidt had two hits for Arizona, which has taken the first two games of this three-game set. The Diamondbacks will send Zeke Spruill, a recent call up from Triple-A Reno, to the hill in the second game of the doubleheader to oppose Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Both teams loaded the bases in the eighth inning but came up empty.

With two outs and Jose Valverde on the hill for the Mets, Goldschmidt doubled and Miguel Montero was intentionally walked to set up a force. Valverde got behind and eventually walked Aaron Hill to load the bases, but Eric Chavez flied out to center.

In the home half, Murphy singled and Wright walked against Oliver Perez, who got Curtis Granderson on a liner before giving way to Marshall. Bobby Abreu pinch-hit and walked to put three on with one out for Lucas Duda. Duda, who left seven men stranded in Saturday's loss, grounded the first pitch he saw to Goldschmidt at first. The 2013 gold glove winner went home for the force out, and Montero's return throw back to first was in time to end the inning.

Game Notes

This game was a makeup for Friday's postponement ... Arizona hit 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 on base, while New York finished 1- for-13 with RISP and 10 left ... Murphy, Wright and Centeno all had a pair of hits for New York ...The Mets have dropped eight of 10.

Box Score:

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs D'Backs - Game 48 (Game 1)

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs D'Backs - Game 48 (Game 1)

  1. Juan Lagares, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, rf
  5. Chris Young, lf
  6. Lucas Duda, 1b
  7. Ruben Tejada, ss
  8. Juan Centeno, c
  9. Rafael Montero, rhp

Preview: Game 48/49 Doubleheader - D'Backs at Mets - Arroyo/Montero - Spruill/Dice-K

Preview: Game 48/49 Doubleheader
Arizona Diamondbacks (19-31) (13-13 Road) at New York Mets (21-26) (10-15 Home)

Pitching Probables: 
Game 1 - Bronson Arroyo (4-3) 4.45 ERA vs Rafael Montero (0-2) 6.97 ERA
Game 2 - Zeke Spruill  (0-0) 0.00 ERA vs Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0) 2.14 ERA

Game 1 - TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 1:10 PM
Game 2 - TV - WPIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 4:10 PM


The New York Mets are struggling to score runs at Citi Field, and Lucas Duda took responsibility for the latest effort.

They'll have plenty of chances to begin changing that in Sunday's single-admission doubleheader against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

New York (21-26) is among baseball's worst offensive teams at home, hitting .213 and averaging 3.1 runs. The Mets are hitting .197 with runners in scoring position during a 2-7 stretch in Queens.

They stranded eight runners in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Arizona (19-31) -- with Duda being responsible for seven while going 0 for 4 and striking out with the bases loaded.

A doubleheader, scheduled after Friday's rainout, offers Duda and the Mets a chance at redemption.

Rafael Montero (0-2, 6.97 ERA) certainly needs some offensive help. The right-hander has received one run of support in his first two career starts as he continues to battle fellow rookie Jacob deGrom for a spot in the rotation.

Montero's didn't help himself Tuesday, giving up five runs and seven hits while issuing four walks in 4 1/3 innings of a 9-4 defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bronson Arroyo (4-3, 4.45) is scheduled to start opposite Montero, and he allowed five runs -- all with two outs -- and two homers in seven innings of a 5-0 loss at St. Louis on Tuesday. He had won his three previous outings while yielding one earned run in 23 1/3 innings.

The right-hander has gone 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA over his last five road games against the Mets, with his most recent visit to Citi Field coming June 15, 2012. He was hammered for nine runs and 10 hits while being pulled with one out in the fourth inning of a 9-0 defeat to New York on April 15.

The Diamondbacks are expected to turn to Zeke Spruill in the second game of the doubleheader.

The right-hander went 0-2 with a 5.56 ERA in six games with Arizona last year, and he lost both of his starts. One of them was a 9-5 defeat to the Mets on Aug. 11 in which he allowed five runs in three innings.

Spruill, though, allowed two unearned runs in 13 1/3 innings while winning his last two starts for Triple-A Reno.

Spruill will try to cool off David Wright, who is 13 for 29 (.448) during a seven-game hitting streak after coming within a triple of the cycle Saturday. The third baseman also owns a .385 average with seven RBIs over his past nine meetings with Arizona.

The Mets are expected to counter Spruill by giving Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0, 2.14) his first start of the

The right-hander's most extensive outing of 2013 came May 13, when he allowed one run while tossing 56 pitches in 3 2/3 innings of a 12-7 win over the Yankees. He's totaled that many innings and 59 pitches over three relief appearances since.

Matsuzaka went 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in seven starts with the Mets last year after spending his first six with Boston.

He's facing the Diamondbacks for the first time since June 10, 2007.

Predicted Game 1 Mets Lineup:

  1. Eric Young - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Chris Young - CF
  6. Eric Campbell - 1B
  7. Juan Centeno - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
  9. Rafael Montero - RHP

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Preview: Game 49 - Yankees at Mets - Kuroda vs Harvey

New York Yankees (30-20) at New York Mets (19-29) 7:00 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
H. Kuroda (R) 10 6-3 2.676.02-23.995/22@BALL2.0852-117.23.57
M. Harvey (R) 10 5-0 1.936.12-02.135/22CINND6.1941-020.23.48


The magic carpet ride Matt Harvey took the New York Mets on earlier this season is beginning to fray and the right-hander hopes to regain his dominant form Tuesday versus the New York Yankees at Citi Field.

Harvey was 4-0 with a 0.93 earned run average in his first four outings, but has since gone 1-0 with a 2.63 ERA over his last six appearances. The Mets have alternated wins and losses in that time and Harvey posted a no-decision in last Wednesday's 7-4 loss to Cincinnati. He was tagged for a season-high four runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings and is 5-0 with a 1.93 ERA in 10 starts.

The hard-throwing Harvey, a Yankees fan growing up, has never faced the Bronx Bombers and is 2-0 with a 2.13 ERA in six home starts.

Hiroki Kuroda will counter Harvey for the Yankees and the leads the ballclub in wins (6) and earned run average (2.67).

Kuroda lasted only two innings of his previous outing as he took a line drive off of his right calf in a 6-3 loss at Baltimore. Kuroda wasn't sharp in his brief stint on the hill and was torched for five runs and eight hits, falling to 6-3 in 10 starts. He had won two straight and six of his previous seven decisions.

The Japanese right-hander hasn't had much success in eight career starts against the Mets and is only 2-5 with a 4.81 ERA.

The Mets squeezed out a 2-1 win on Monday in the opener of the Subway Series thanks to Daniel Murphy's RBI single that plated Jordany Valdespin with two out in the eighth inning. Murphy was robbed of a two-run homer by Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner in the sixth inning and was glad to get another chance to step up.

"I was thinking I would get another chance," Murphy said. "I was hoping I would get another chance."

David Wright tied the game at 1-1 with a leadoff home run in the seventh inning for the Mets, who have prevailed in consecutive games since a five-game slide. Brandon Lyon picked up the win in relief of starter Jon Niese, who tossed seven innings of one-run ball.

Bobby Parnell struck out two and worked around a walk in the ninth for his eighth save of the season.

Happy Recap: Game 48 - Yankees (1) at Mets (2) - Murphy's RBI single difference maker

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W: B. Lyon (2-2) L: D. Robertson (3-1) S: B. Parnell (8)
HR: NYY - None   NYM - D. Wright (7)


Daniel Murphy's eighth-inning base hit gave the New York Mets their first lead and Bobby Parnell made it stand up in the ninth to secure a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees in the opener of their Subway Series at Citi Field.

Murphy, robbed of a two-run homer earlier in the contest, plated the go-ahead run with a two-out single to center.

"I was thinking I would get another chance," Murphy said. "I was hoping I would get another chance."

David Wright tied the contest an inning earlier with a solo homer and also tripled in the Mets' second straight win.

A pitching duel between Mets starter Jonathon Niese and the Yankees' Phil Hughes was ultimately decided by the bullpen.

David Robertson (3-1) nearly escaped the jam in the eighth inning when Robinson Cano threw out Mike Baxter at the plate for the second out, but then served up Murphy's single in the following at-bat.

Brandon Lyon (2-2) relieved Niese after a seven-inning performance to toss a scoreless eighth. Parnell worked around a one-out walk to notch his eighth save.

Brett Gardner tripled, scored the Yankees only run -- despite the team recording nine hits -- and brought back Murphy's shot over the wall in the sixth.

Hughes was dealing through his first six innings and had retired 10 of his last 11, but Wright threw a wrench into his excellent start with a leadoff homer in the seventh.

"It's tough, he's not a guy who's easy to strikeout," said Hughes of Wright. "You have to make a quality pitch."

Hughes allowed just four hits and struck out six, but with his pitch count at 101, the Yankees went to Robertson to start the eighth.

Baxter lined a one-out ground-rule double to put the go-ahead run on, and after pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin walked, both runners moved up on a passed ball.

Ruben Tejada grounded one toward Cano and the second baseman fired home to catcher Chris Stewart, who tagged a streaking Baxter just before he could touch the plate. Murphy, though, came through to put the Mets in front.

Both pitchers were cruising along, with neither team posting a run through the first five innings. However, the Yankees made the first dent in the sixth by taking advantage of some shaky Mets defense.

Lucas Duda made the mistake of diving for a ball clearly out of his reach on the speedy Gardner's shallow pop into left. The ball snuck past the left fielder and Gardner raced into third with a triple. Jayson Nix then lofted a base hit into right for a 1-0 Yankees lead.

Niese had two of the first three Mets' hits, reaching with a single in sixth. Murphy looked to put them in front when he sent a blast into left, but Gardner backed up on the track, reached up and snagged the ball from going over the wall.

Game Notes

The team's will play the last of two games at Citi Field on Tuesday before moving to Yankee Stadium for another two-game set ... The Yankees hit into three double plays ... Nix had two hits ... Niese struck out four and allowed eight hits ... Duda went 0-for-4 to end a 10-game hitting streak ... Yankees third baseman David Adams went 1-for-4. He has a hit in 10 of 11 games since being recalled from the minors.

Box Score:

Monday, May 27, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 48

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 48

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

Preview: Game 48 - Yankees at Mets - Hughes vs Niese

New York Yankees (30-19) at New York Mets (18-29) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
P. Hughes (R) 9 2-3 5.515.11-15.165/21@BALND6.0521-112.110.95
J. Niese (L) 10 3-5 4.805.21-33.665/21CINL6.0501-217.25.09


The 2013 edition of the Subway Series gets underway on Monday when the New York Yankees head to Citi Field for the first two games of a home-and-home series against the Mets.

The final two games will be contested at Yankee Stadium.

"I think it's exciting for the fans. I think it's exciting for the players. I think it's a great atmosphere," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "So, yeah, I'm excited for it."

Girardi's club has dominated this series of late, winning 11 of the previous 14 matchups.

The Yankees, who hold a percentage points lead at the top of the American League East, head into this matchup stumbling a bit with losses in three of the last five games, following an 8-3 setback to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

CC Sabathia (4-4), winless in his last five starts, was tagged for a season- high seven runs on seven hits over seven frames.

"I'm hurting the team," Sabathia said. "I'm not helping the team out. I just need to get better."

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 48 - Padres at Mets - Dickey has a Banner Day Fanning 10

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: R. Dickey (7-1) L: E. Volquez (2-5)
S: F. Francisco (13)
HR: SD - None   NYM - None

R.A. Dickey spun 7 1/3 scoreless innings on Banner Day Sunday as the New York Mets took a 2-0 victory over the San Diego Padres in the finale of a four-game set at Citi Field.

Dickey (7-1) surrendered just three hits and a walk while striking out 10 to earn his fifth straight victory. After fanning 11 in his last outing, Dickey posted back-to-back double-digit strikeouts for the first time in his career and became the first Met to accomplish the feat since Pedro Martinez in 2006.

"The game is about ebbs and flows and right now, I'm fortunate to be in the middle of a flow," remarked Dickey. "The key is just don't get out of the water, regardless of where you are."

Daniel Murphy stroked an RBI single while David Wright and Mike Baxter each scored a run for the Mets, who took the final three games of the series and have now won five of their last six.

Edinson Volquez (2-5) labored through 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks while fanning five. Yonder Alonso extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the first, but the Padres failed to score for the second straight game and lost for the sixth time in seven tries.

Alonso ripped a two-out single in the first, but was gunned down trying to stretch it into a double by right fielder Lucas Duda.

The Mets then took advantage of their opportunity in the bottom half.

Wright worked a two-out walk and swiped second to move into scoring position. Duda then walked and Wright scampered to third on Volquez's wild pitch before scoring on Murphy's single to center as the Mets grabbed a 1-0 advantage.

"I was a little bit all over in the first inning," Volquez said. "Then I fixed my mechanics and came back and pitched better."

New York tacked on a run in the fifth when Baxter doubled to start the frame, moved to third on a wild pitch and then scored on a passed ball by Nick Hundley to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.

Tim Byrdak replaced Dickey in the eighth and retired the final two batters of the frame before Frank Francisco fired a perfect ninth to nail down his 13th save of the season and complete the Mets second-consecutive shutout.

Game Notes

The Padres have now gone 26 consecutive innings without scoring a run...The Mets last back-to-back shutouts came on May 18-19, 2011 when they blanked the Washington Nationals on consecutive nights...New York has scored in the first or second inning in nine of its last 10 games.

 Box Score:

Preview: Game 48 - Padres at Mets - Dickey Goes For Win #7

San Diego Padres (17-31) at New York Mets (26-21) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
E. Volquez (R) 10 2-4 3.495.11-14.245/22@STLL6.0531-217.04.76
R. Dickey (R) 9 6-1 3.456.03-02.335/22@PITW7.0512-019.02.84

At 37 years old, New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is enjoying one of the best stretches of his career.

That doesn't bode well for the light-hitting San Diego Padres.

Dickey looks to win his fifth consecutive decision Sunday at Citi Field as the Mets try to climb six games above .500 for the first time in nearly two years.

Dickey (6-1, 3.45 ERA) has gone 4-0 with a 2.48 ERA in his last six starts.

The right-hander is coming off a career-best, 11-strikeout performance as he beat Pittsburgh on Tuesday in a 3-2 win. He allowed one run and didn't walk a batter for the first time this season.

"It's the best I've ever seen (his knuckleball) in a game," Mets catcher Mike Nickeas told the team's official website. "It was ridiculous."

Dickey's run-support average is 5.02 - up from 4.01 in 2011 when he finished 8-13 with a 3.28 ERA - but he's also striking out 8.01 per nine innings this season compared to 5.78 last year.

Dickey last won five straight decisions from May 25-June 23, 2010, when he posted victories in a career-best six consecutive starts. His only two career starts against San Diego both came last season, going 0-1 with a 4.38 ERA.

If he runs into any problems Sunday, the Mets' bullpen is well-rested after Johan Santana threw the team's first complete game of the season Saturday in a 9-0 victory.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 48

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup at Chicago - Game 48: 
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Thole-C
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Bay-LF
  5. Murphy-1B
  6. Turner-3B
  7. Pridie-CF
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Gee-RHP

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 48 - Mets at Cubs

New York Mets (22-25) at Chicago Cubs (21-25), 8:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Dillon Gee (3-0, 3.44) Chicago - Casey Coleman (2-3, 6.03)

Young Texan Dillon Gee gets the call to stop the bleeding for the New York Mets tonight when they visit the Chicago Cubs for the middle game of a three-game midweek series at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs sent the Mets to their third straight loss in Tuesday's opener after Ryan Dempster pitched seven strong innings and Chicago capitalized on some shoddy New York fielding in an 11-1 victory.

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