Showing posts with label Game 49. Show all posts
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 49 - D'Backs (2) at Mets (4) - Mets Avoid the Reck, Dice-K holds them down for six



New York

W: D. Matsuzaka (2-0) L: Z. Spruill (0-1) S: J. Mejia (3)
HR: ARI - None   NYM - None


Just hours after taking the loss in Game 1 of a doubleheader, Jenrry Mejia redeemed himself and nailed down the save in Game 2.

Anthony Recker went 4-for-4 with a run scored and Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed six two-run innings in his first start of the season to help the Mets take a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the series finale from Citi Field.

Daniel Murphy had three hits and an RBI for the Mets, who had lost four of five at home. Bobby Abreu had two hits and an RBI in the triumph.

Matsuzaka (2-0) struck out six, yielding just the two runs on three hits after pitching out of the bullpen in his first 14 appearances this season.

Three Mets relievers combined for two scoreless innings before Mejia nailed down his third save of the season.

Earlier in the day, Mejia allowed an unearned run in the ninth inning that proved to be the difference.

The D-backs turned to Zeke Spruill (0-1), who was called up from Triple-A Reno prior to the game. Spruill was roughed up in his season debut, allowing three runs on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Both of Arizona's runs came in the second inning. Aaron Hill led off with a single and scored on Martin Prado's opposite field triple down the third base line. Cody Ross' groundout plated Prado to make it 2-0.

The Mets got a run back in the home half of the second, when Matsuzaka helped his cause with a broken-bat bloop RBI single to left.

Spruill made the lead hold until the fifth inning, when a one-out walk to Curtis Granderson set up the game-tying run. Abreu slapped the first pitch he saw all the way to the wall in left for an RBI double to tie it. One inning later, pinch-hitter Ruben Tejada singled home Recker, who doubled to start the frame.

After Trevor Cahill took the hill later in the sixth, David Wright singled to left. Tejada, who was on second base, tried to take home on the play and was gunned down by Ender Inciarte, aided by Tuffy Gosewisch's diving tag just before Tejada touched the plate.

The Mets manufactured an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth against Cahill. Chris Young led off with a walk, Juan Lagares moved him to second with a sac bunt and Murphy made it 4-2 with an RBI single to center.

Game Notes

The Mets left 13 runners on base ... Matsuzaka's single was just the fourth hit by a Mets pitcher this season. His RBI was the third of his career ... Arizona finished 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Sunday, May 25, 2014

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:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 49 - Yankees (1) at Mets (2) - Mets handle Rivera in the ninth for Victory

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W: S. Rice (3-3) L: M. Rivera (0-1)
HR: NYY - None   NYM - None


Mariano Rivera was given the honor of throwing out the first pitch in his final scheduled appearance at Citi Field. His final one wasn't as joyous an occasion for the legendary closer, however.

The New York Mets came through with three consecutive hits against Rivera during a two-run ninth-inning rally that gave the club a dramatic 2-1 victory over the crosstown-rival New York Yankees and a sweep of the two-game interleague set.

Daniel Murphy greeted Rivera (0-1) with a bloop double down the left-field line in the bottom of the ninth and David Wright followed with a single up the middle to bring home the tying run. Lucas Duda then dropped in a base hit to right that plated Wright and gave the Mets their first three-game win streak since April 6-8.

Remarkably, each of the Mets' last six triumphs have come in their last at- bat. They downed the Yankees by a 2-1 count in Monday's opener on Murphy's tie-breaking RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The Mets honored the retiring Rivera by having him toss the ceremonial pregame offering to his former counterpart on the other side of town, John Franco, but weren't as gracious in handing the 43-year-old his first blown save in 19 chances this season.

The comeback also resulted in the Bronx Bombers' first three-game slide of the year heading into Wednesday's matchup between the teams at Yankee Stadium.

Box Score:

Monday, May 28, 2012

Recap: Game 49 - Phillies at Mets - Mets Get Outblasted by Phillies, Lose 8-4

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: C. Hamels (8-1) L: B. Parnell (1-1)
HR: PHI - J. Mayberry (2),T. Wigginton (4)   NYM - V. Rottino (2),S. Hairston (5)

Ty Wigginton set a career-high with six RBI as he helped the Phillies take an 8-4 win in the opener of a three-game set against the Mets.

Wigginton hit a two-run double in the third, RBI single in the seventh then sealed the win with a three-run homer in the ninth for the Phillies, who have won five of their last six games. John Mayberry hit a two-run homer in the sixth to account for the rest of Philadelphia's offense.

"I really started to feel good again lately and knew it was just a matter of time," Wigginton said.

Cole Hamels (8-1) won his fifth straight start and remained unbeaten since losing his first game of the season as he gave up four runs on seven hits with a walk and six strikeouts over eight innings. He went 5-0 over six starts in May and is the first eight-game winner in the majors.

Scott Hairston and Vinny Rottino each hit a two-run homer for the Mets, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Jon Niese started on the mound for New York but didn't factor into the decision as he gave up four runs on two hits with five walks and seven strikeouts over five innings. Bobby Parnell (1-1) was tagged with the loss for giving up a run in the seventh inning.

"I didn't have my good stuff, I didn't have good command," said Niese.

Philly went on top by a run in the seventh. Jimmy Rollins started the frame with a single and moved to second on Placido Polanco's groundout back to the mound. After a Hunter Pence walk, Shane Victorino flied out, but Wigginton followed with a single to center for a 5-4 lead.

Hamels then set the Mets down in order in the seventh before getting out of a jam in the eighth.

Andres Torres greeted Hamels with a pinch-hit double to start the inning and moved to third on a Kirk Nieuwenhuis groundout. Daniel Murphy then grounded out to second as Torres was held at third, and David Wright grounded out to third to end the inning.

Wigginton blasted his fourth homer of the year in the ninth and Papelbon set the Mets down in order in the ninth to close the game.

The Phils plated a couple of runs in the third. With two outs, Pence kept the inning alive with a walk and Victorino followed suit with a free pass. Wigginton then punched an opposite field double to the gap in right-center to plate both runners for a 2-0 lead.

Hamels retired the first seven batters he faced until Rob Johnson hit a one- out single in the third. Following a sac bunt from Niese, Justin Turner punched a single to right.

Pence fielded the ball and came up firing and Johnson was held at third. Turner, though, was caught in a run down and eventually tagged out by Rollins. He planted his right foot awkwardly on the bag and had to leave the game after being helped off the field.

New York tied the game in the fifth as Lucas Duda led off with a walk and Rottino followed with a line-drive shot over the wall in left for his second home run of the season.

The Phils took the lead back in the sixth when Wigginton walked to start the frame and Mayberry followed with a big blast over the wall in left, but the Mets got the runs back in the bottom of the inning on a two-out, two-run homer from Hairston.

Game Notes

The Mets announced that Turner has a right ankle sprain and that x-rays came back negative...Philadelphia pitcher Roy Halladay, who left Sunday's start against St. Louis after two innings with a sore right shoulder, will have an examination on Tuesday...New York had not given up a run since the first inning of a game against San Diego on Friday, a streak of 28 scoreless innings...New York has still won five of seven games against Philadelphia this season.

Box Score:

Mets Memorial Day Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 49

Mets Memorial Day Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 49:
  1. Turner-ss
  2. Murphy-2b
  3. Wright-3b
  4. Hairston-cf
  5. Duda-rf
  6. Rottino-lf
  7. Davis-1b
  8. Johnson-c
  9. Niese-lhp

Preview: Game 49 - Phillies at Mets - Mets will host Phillies on Memorial Day

Philadelphia Phillies (25-24) at New York Mets (27-21) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Hamels (L) 9 7-1 2.176.13-01.935/23WSHW8.0403-022.01.64
J. Niese (L) 9 3-2 4.295.21-03.795/23@PITW7.2511-116.24.86

Cole Hamels has been unbeatable over the last six weeks. That run began with a victory against the New York Mets.

The left-hander looks to become the majors' first eight-game winner Monday when he tries to help the visiting Phillies end their struggles against the Mets this season.

Since giving up four runs in 5 1-3 innings of a 6-2 loss to Miami in his 2012 debut April 9, Hamels (7-1, 2.17 ERA) is 7-0 with a 1.89 ERA in eight starts.

"I feel the same as I've felt the last couple years," Hamels told the Phillies' official website. "Fortunately, things are just falling my way. I'm just trying to make sure it goes as long as it possibly can."

In his last start Wednesday, Hamels allowed four hits and struck out eight in eight scoreless innings of a 4-1 win over Washington.

His current run began April 15 at home versus New York. He allowed a two-run homer to Ike Davis and fanned a season-high 10 in seven innings of an 8-2 win to improve to 4-10 with a 4.33 ERA in 18 starts against the Mets.

That victory is Philadelphia's only one in six games this season versus New York (27-21) - all at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets swept the teams' last series May 7-9.

Philadelphia (25-24) looks to bounce back after its four-game winning streak ended with an 8-3 loss at St. Louis on Sunday. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay left after two innings with shoulder soreness.

New York, meanwhile, has won three in a row and five of six after beating San Diego 2-0 on Sunday. One day after Johan Santana tossed a four-hitter in a 9-0 win over the Padres, R.A. Dickey struck out 10 over 7 1-3 innings.

The Mets, who posted 26 straight scoreless innings in winning the final three of the four-game set against the lowly Padres, last shut out three straight opponents May 25-27, 2010 - against the Phillies at Citi Field.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 49 - Mets at Cubs

Final Score: Chicago 9, New York 3

Carlos Zambrano pitched six innings for the win and went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, leading the Cubs to a 9-3 victory over the Mets in the finale of a three-game series.

Zambrano (5-2) picked up his first victory in four starts after allowing two runs -- one earned -- on six hits and two walks, striking out five. He knocked in the eventual game-winning run with a single in Chicago's four-run fourth and also doubled and scored a run in the sixth.

Carlos Pena hit a two-run homer and Kosuke Fukudome added a solo blast for the Cubs, who won two of three in the series.

Mets starter R.A. Dickey left the game with right heel pain after he fell running to cover first base in the third inning. Pedro Beato (1-1) relieved him and took the loss in 1 1/3 innings.

Daniel Murphy had three hits for the Mets, who have lost four of their last five.

Late Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 49 - Mets at Cubs

New York Mets (23-25) at Chicago Cubs (21-26), 2:20 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - R.A. Dickey (2-5, 4.71) Chicago - Carlos Zambrano (4-2, 4.88)

The New York Mets are still waiting for last year's version of R.A. Dickey to show up after signing the knuckleballer to a two-year deal with a club option for 2013 this past offseason.

Dickey will get the call this afternoon in the finale of a three-game series versus the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field and is coming off just his second win of the 2011 campaign. In last Friday's 2-1 victory against the local New York Yankees in the Bronx, Dickey was reached for just one run in six innings.

The right-hander struck out six batters and walked three to improve to 2-5 in 10 games (9 starts) to go along with a 4.71 earned run average. Dickey lost his only start against the Cubs on Sept. 3 in a 7-6 loss in the Windy City and is 2-1 in five road games, four of which have been starts. In 2010, Dickey finished tied for second on the club with a career-best 11 wins.

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