Showing posts with label Game 49. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 49. Show all posts

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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