Showing posts with label Game 4. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 4. Show all posts

Monday, April 09, 2012

Preview - Game 4 - Nationals at Mets - Pelfrey tries to make it 4 in a row

Washington Nationals (2-1) at New York Mets (3-0), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Washington - Edwin Jackson (0-0, 0.00) New York - Mike Pelfrey (0-0, 0.00)

Former first-round pick Mike Pelfrey makes the first start of what he hopes will be a bounce-back season tonight when the unbeaten New York Mets host the Washington Nationals in the first of three games at Citi Field.

The Mets enter the fray after opening the season with three straight home wins against National League East rival Atlanta, marking the first time in the franchise's 50-year history that it opened with three consecutive defeats of a division foe.

Starter Jonathon Niese, fresh off signing a new five-year, $25.5 million contract, carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and struck out seven as the Mets completed the sweep with a 7-5 victory.

Niese (1-0) allowed four runs - two earned - and two hits while walking four before being pulled in the seventh.

Robinson Tejada finished with a career-high four hits and two RBI, Daniel Murphy added two doubles and two RBI and David Wright also knocked in a run for the Mets. Closer Frank Francisco recorded his third save of the season in a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth.

Pelfrey, the ninth overall pick in the 2005 draft, was a double-digit winner in 2008, 2009 and 2010 - peaking with 15 victories - before falling to a 7-13 mark in 34 appearances last season with a 4.74 earned run average.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 4 - Mets at Phillies - The Battle for the NL East Starts Now

"Full House at Citizens Bank Park" (...
Sunday, April 3rd (All times eastern) 

New York Mets (2-1) at Philadelphia Phillies (3-0), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Chris Young (0-0, 0.00) Philadelphia - Cole Hamels (0-0, 0.00)

The Philadelphia Phillies will try to do something they haven't done in nearly 100 years when they open a three-game series against the New York Mets this evening at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies are 3-0 when starting their season at home for the first time since 1970 and haven't won their first four games of a season since winning their first eight in 1915.

Philadelphia completed its season-opening three-game sweep of the Houston Astros on Sunday, as Ryan Howard drove in four runs and Roy Oswalt tossed six solid innings in his first start against his former team in the Phillies' 7-3 victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Howard and Ben Francisco both had three hits for Philadelphia, while Oswalt (1-0), who spent his first 9 1/2 seasons in an Astros uniform before being dealt to the Phillies last July, gave up two runs on five hits and walked one -- the first base on balls issued by a Philadelphia starter this season -- while striking out six.

Philadelphia will send another one its four aces to the hill this evening, as left-hander Cole Hamels takes the ball following a 2010 season that saw him go 12-11 with a 3.06 ERA.

The Mets, though, have given Hamels problems, as he is just 2-8 lifetime against them with a 3.83 ERA in 13 starts. April has also been a rough month for Hamels, who is 7-8 with a 4.11 ERA in 20 career starts.
New York, meanwhile, was nearly no-hit on opening night, but rebounded nicely to win the final two games of their season-opening set with the Florida Marlins.

On Sunday, Willie Harris and Ike Davis both homered to lead the Mets to a 9-2 victory.

Harris and Davis each scored twice for the Mets, who did not win their first road series last season until they swept the Orioles in Baltimore in a three- game set from June 11-13. In fact, New York was 5-17-4 in road series in 2010.

Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (1-0) was solid in a six-inning start for the Mets, allowing one unearned run on five hits. He also struck out seven batters. The 36-year-old had his best season last year, posting an 11-9 record and a 2.84 ERA in 27 games (26 starts).

"He's legitimate. I think he proved that last year," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Dickey.

Getting the call for the Mets tonight will be veteran right-hander Chris Young, who will be making his debut with the team.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Recap: Spring Training Game 4 - Wash vs. Mets

Final Score: Washington 9, NY Mets 3 

Michael Morse hit a pair of two-run homers to lift the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets, 9-3.

Roger Bernadina, Jeff Frazier, Matt Stairs, Kevin Barker and Jerry Hairston Jr. each drove in a run for the Nationals.

Chad Gaudin went three innings in the start, allowing two runs on five hits. Craig Stammen got the win after giving up one run on three hits over two frames.

Angel Pagan hit a solo homer for the Mets. Ruben Tejada had two RBI.

Mike Pelfrey allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits over a three- inning start. D.J. Carrasco got the loss after giving up two runs on four hits over two frames. 

Whats not in the boxscore:

Daniel Murphy played 3B and played it nicely. Murphy is competing for the 2B Job and his value is increasing to the Mets. Murphy shows how versatile he can be on this team as a utility if he does not start at 2B .

On the other hand, Luis Castillo muffed a high chopper, wonder how Murphy or Emaus would have played it.
Hopefully we will see.

Go Mets!

Box score : Click Here
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