Showing posts with label Game 50. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 50. Show all posts

Monday, May 26, 2014

Recap: Game 50 - Pirates (5) at Mets (3) - Ike's Pirates get some revenge



New York

W: T. Watson (5-0) L: J. Valverde (1-1) S: M. Melancon (10)
HR: PIT - G. Sanchez (5)   NYM - L. Duda (6)


Gaby Sanchez's clutch single in the ninth drove in the go-ahead run and helped the Pittsburgh Pirates claim a 5-3 come-from-behind win against the New York Mets in the opener of a three-game set at Citi Field.

Neil Walker lined a one-out single and Andrew McCutchen drew a walk to put two on for Sanchez, who smacked a fastball off Jose Valverde (1-1) that plated Walker. McCutchen came around to score after Curtis Granderson's throw home was off target with Valverde failing to back-up catcher Juan Centeno. Russell Martin followed with a double to center to make it 5-2.

Valverde entered in the eighth inning with a 2-1 lead and two outs to try and secure a four-out save. Instead, he was tagged for four runs on four hits and recorded just two outs.

The Mets released Valverde and relieved hitting coach Dave Hudgens of his duties after the game. New York has lost nine of its last 12 games and has not scored more than five runs in any of those setbacks.

Tony Watson (5-0), who has made 13 straight scoreless appearances, pitched the eighth for the Pirates, winners of five of their last six.

Mets starter Jacob deGrom was in line for the win before New York's recent bullpen woes continued. DeGrom allowed just five hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings before handing the ball over to Jeurys Familia.

Familia froze McCutchen on a full-count slider with two on and two away in the seventh to maintain the Mets' 2-0 lead.

Sanchez, who was pinch hitting for Ike Davis, homered to left field off Scott Rice to open the eighth and cut the deficit to 2-1. Rice retired the next two hitters before Starling Marte welcomed Valverde by smacking his first pitch for a two-out double. Jose Tabata tied the game on a line-drive, pinch-hit single to right.

Lucas Duda stroked the first pitch off reliever Mark Melancon in the ninth inning over the right-field wall to account for the final 5-3 margin.

DeGrom singled to keep the fifth inning alive and Juan Lagares followed with a walk. Daniel Murphy lined a base hit to right fielder Josh Harrison that plated deGrom for the first run of the game. Harrison's throw to third was wide and LaGares rushed home but was called out. The umpires reviewed the play and it was overturned, giving the Mets a 2-0 advantage. Martin was called for blocking the plate with his leg without the ball.

Game Notes

Pirates starter Brandon Cumpton allowed two runs -- one earned -- on seven hits in six innings of work ... It was Melancon's 10th save of the year ... Pittsburgh went 4-for-15 with runners in scoring position, while New York finished 1-for-8 with RISP ... Prior to the game, the Mets placed outfielder Eric Young Jr. on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring injury and recalled outfielder Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas ... To make room for Cumpton on the 25-man roster, Pittsburgh designated pitcher Vin Mazzaro for assignment ... In his first time back to Citi Field since being dealt last month, Davis, who finished 0-for-2 with a walk, received a positive reaction from the New York crowd.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 50

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 50

1. Juan Lagares (R) CF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Curtis Granderson (L) LF
5. Bobby Abreu (L) RF
6. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
7. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
8. Juan Centeno (L) C
9. Jacob deGrom (L) P

Preview: Game 50 - Pirates (22-27) at Mets (22-27) - Cumpton (0-1) vs deGrom (0-2) - Ike Returns Home

Preview: Game 50
Pittsburgh Pirates (22-27) at New York Mets (22-27)

Probable Pitchers:
Brandon Cumpton (0-1) 4.26 ERA vs Jacob deGrom (0-2) 2.77 ERA

TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 1:10PM


Having found a comfortable landing spot, Ike Davis makes his first return to Citi Field since being dealt last month as the Pittsburgh Pirates open a three-game set with the New York Mets on Monday.

After bursting onto the scene with 19 homers for the Mets in his rookie season in 2010 and hitting a career-best 32 two years later, Davis fell into a tailspin last year, batting .205 while striking out 101 times in 103 games and also struggling to deal with an oblique injury. Those issues continued early this year, with Davis going 5 for 24 in 12 games with New York before Pittsburgh acquired him on April 18 in a three-player deal.

Since an 0 for 19 slump from April 22 to the first game of a May 1 doubleheader, Davis has been quite productive for the Pirates, hitting .347 (25 for 72) in his last 23 games. He is downplaying his return, though, telling the club's official website, "Truth is, it's not something big to me. Just gotta do it, go and try to beat the Mets."

A win would be a nice kick-start for Pittsburgh (22-27), which is opening a three-city, 10-game road swing. The Pirates were thwarted in their bid to sweep a four-game set from Washington on Sunday, losing the finale 5-2 as Davis had an RBI single and Francisco Liriano remained winless.

As one Pittsburgh starter struggles, manager Clint Hurdle is hoping Brandon Cumpton (0-1, 4.26 ERA) will emerge as a mainstay in the rotation. The rookie right-hander will be recalled before the game to fill Wandy Rodriguez's spot after the veteran left-hander was designated for assignment.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 50 - Mets (9) at Yankees (4) - Mets take series win, fourth win in a row

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N.Y. Yankees (30-22)0001020014121
W: J. Hefner (1-5) L: D. Phelps (3-3)
HR: NYM - M. Byrd (5)   NYY - B. Boesch (3)


Ike Davis showed signs of breaking out of his slump while helping the New York Mets extend the recent struggles of their city rivals.

The embattled first baseman went 2-for-5 and delivered a two-RBI single during a five-run first inning that propelled the surging Mets to a 9-4 drubbing of the New York Yankees as the Subway Series shifted venues to the Bronx on Wednesday.

Lucas Duda also knocked in a pair of runs with a double later on, while Marlon Byrd homered and recorded two RBI as well in the Mets' season-best fourth consecutive victory and third over the rival Yanks in as many days. The Mets posted back-to-back 2-1 decisions over the Bombers at Citi Field the previous two nights.

"Those guys are a good team over there," said Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay. "They just haven't hit their stride. It seems like they've done that right now."

The Mets battered David Phelps (3-3) for five runs -- four earned -- on four hits and two walks before the Yankees starter was removed after only registering one out.

Counterpart Jeremy Hefner (1-5) fared considerably better, permitting three runs on nine hits and striking out five over six innings to notch his first win in 10 starts in 2013.

The Yankees have now dropped four in a row, their longest skid of the year.

Brennan Boesch finished 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in the loss, with Robinson Cano and Jayson Nix each collecting two hits and driving in a run for the Yankees.

Each of the Mets' last six wins had come in their final at-bat heading into the contest, but there was no such drama after they sent 10 men to the plate while shellacking Phelps in the opening inning.

Phelps was behind after throwing just three pitches, as Ruben Tejada led off with a single and Daniel Murphy belted a double off the wall in right center to knock in the first run. Murphy later crossed the plate on a John Buck single, and Nix's error on Byrd's bases-loaded grounder to third made the score 3-0 before Davis -- mired in a 3-for-27 rut and a .152 season average -- laced a single to left to cap the five-run frame.

"I don't like playing bad, so the fire's been lit for a while," said Davis afterward. "I know I'm a better player. I get really frustrated when I don't play good."

Byrd furthered the margin with a homer off Adam Warren that bounced off the top of the right-field wall and over in the third, and Duda lengthened the lead to 8-0 with a two-run double in the fourth that brought home Mike Baxter and David Wright.

Hefner, meanwhile, held the Yankees to only one run -- Boesch's blast into the seats in right in the bottom of the fourth -- until encountering some difficulty in his final inning of work.

A single by Travis Hafner and Overbay's ground-rule double put two on with no out for Boesch, who legged out an infield hit to cut the deficit to 8-2. Nix later drove in Overbay with a single to complete the Yankees' two-run sixth.

Murphy singled to open the ninth and came around on Rick Ankiel's two-out hit to put the Mets up 9-3, with Cano singling in Brett Gardner in the Yankees' last turn to account for the final score.

Game Notes

The Mets improved to 6-1 in interleague play this season and ended a string of five straight losses at Yankee Stadium, during which they were outscored by a 34-13 margin ... Phelps had the shortest non-injury related outing by a Yankees starter since Alex Graman recorded just one out at Tampa Bay on July 19, 2004 ... The last time the Mets took three straight from the Yankees occurred during the 2010 season ... Yankees' hurler Ivan Nova yielded just one run while fanning six over five innings of relief in his second appearance since missing a month due to triceps inflammation.

Box Score:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 50

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 50:

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

On the Mound,  Jeremy Hefner- RHP

Preview: Game 50 - Mets at Yankees - Hefner vs Phelps

New York Mets (20-29) at New York Yankees (30-21) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 9 0-5 4.765.10-36.555/24ATLND6.0320-116.05.06
D. Phelps (R) 5 3-2 3.965.12-13.755/24@TBW7.2642-121.12.53


The New York Mets eye their first four-game winning streak of the season on Wednesday, as their Subway Series against the Yankees shifts to the Bronx for the next two games.

That may be easier said than done for the Mets, who lost all three games at Yankee Stadium a year ago. In fact, since recording a sweep in the Bronx in 2008, the Mets have since dropped nine of 12 there.

The Mets, though, won the first two legs of this odd four-game set in thrilling fashion and on Tuesday they came through with three consecutive hits against Mariano Rivera during a two-run ninth-inning rally that gave the club a dramatic 2-1 victory.

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.

"I've struggled lately, there's no going around it," Duda admitted. "I got jammed and it went over (Robinson) Cano's head and we scored."

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.

"That's the game of baseball, anything can happen," Rivera said of his blown save. "It happened quick."

Both teams received outstanding starting pitching, as Hiroki Kuroda tossed seven scoreless innings for the Yankees, while Mets phenom Matt Harvey allowed just a run and struck out 10 batters in his eight innings.

Hoping for that same type of effort on Wednesday, the Mets will pin their hopes on righty Jeremy Hefner, who is 0-5 with a 4.76 ERA. Hefner did not get a decision on Friday against Atlanta, but he pitched well, surrendering two runs and three hits in six innings of a 7-5 loss.

"I was so excited that he pitched so well after he's been so down about not winning a game," Mets manager Terry Collins said.

This will be Hefner's first-ever start against the Yankees, who will turn to righty David Phelps.

"It's going to be fun. It's something you watch on TV," said Hefner, who pitched a perfect relief inning against the Yankees at Citi Field in 2012. "Obviously, I grew up watching the old Yankee Stadium, but it's pretty much the same -- it's the same locations, same dimensions and everything."

Phelps won his second straight start on Friday against Tampa Bay, as he allowed four runs and six hits in a career-high 7 2/3 innings to run his record to 3-2 to go along with a 3.96 ERA.

Since joining the rotation on May 1, Phelps has gone 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA.

The Yankees took five of six from the Mets last season.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 50 - Phillies at Mets - Hefner Picks up his first win

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (28-22) «21010200x6101

W: J. Hefner (1-2) L: J. Blanton (4-5)
S: F. Francisco (14)
HR: PHI - B. Schneider (2)   NYM - J. Hefner (1),S. Hairston (6)

Jeremy Hefner contributed in every way he could to the Mets' 6-3 win over the Phillies on Tuesday, which evened up a three-game series.

Hefner (1-2) had a night of firsts. He picked up his first major league win with six strong innings in which he allowed three runs on six hits and struck out four. More surprisingly, Hefner collected his first major league hit -- a towering fly ball over the left field fence for a solo homer in the fourth.

Omar Quintanilla also provided an unexpected spark in the lineup. Quintanilla, who was called up earlier in the day, went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored.

Joe Blanton (4-5) struggled for the third straight start for the Phillies, getting tagged for six runs in five-plus innings.

Scott Hairston delivered the big blow for the Mets. After the Phillies cut the Mets' lead to 4-3 in the sixth, Hairston hit a two-run homer to give New York some insurance.

The loss wrapped up a rough day for the Phillies, who placed starting pitcher Roy Halladay on the 15-day disabled list with a right latissimus dorsi strain. He is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks.

The Phillies got on the board first after Jimmy Rollins started the game with a leadoff double, went to third on Juan Pierre's bunt and scored on a wild pitch.

The Mets quickly took the lead. Blanton hit Mike Baxter to start the bottom of the first, then gave up back-to-back singles to Kirk Nieuwenhuis and David Wright to tie the game. Three batters later, Ike Davis delivered a two-out single to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.

Brian Schneider tied the game for the Phillies in second with a long home run to right field.

The Mets quickly regained the lead, though. Quintanilla hit his first of two doubles to start off the second inning, then scored two batters later when Baxter hustled out an RBI double.

After Hefner's homer gave the Mets a 4-2 lead, the Phillies were able to put together a rally. Pierre led off the sixth with a single, then Hunter Pence hit a hard ground ball down the third-base line that Baxter could not corral along the left field fence. Because of the defensive struggles, Pierre scored and Pence advanced to third. However, the Phillies were unable to tie the game when Ty Wigginton grounded out to first, Shane Victorino struck out and Placido Polanco flew out to left.

Just as quickly as the Phillies seemed to be back in the game, Hairston came up with his crippling shot to take them out of it.

Bobby Parnell and Jon Rauch kept the Phillies bats quiet before Frank Francisco came in to pick up his 14th save of the season.

Game Notes

The Mets have won seven of their last 10 games...The Mets have won a major league-best 18 games against teams over .500...The Mets hit homers in six of their last seven games (10 total)...With two more two-out runs, the Mets remain tied for most two-out runs in the majors with 108...Wright snapped an 0-for-14 slump with a first-inning single...Francisco has saved his last six opportunities...Blanton has allowed 19 earned runs in his last three starts (13 2/3 innings), raising his earned run average from 2.96 to 5.05. He has allowed nine home runs in May (36 1/3 innings) after only allowing one in April (26 innings)...Blanton has allowed 11 earned runs in 12 1/3 innings in his two starts at Citi Field.

Box Score:

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Preview: Game 50 - Phillies at Mets - Mets Look to Rebound with Hefner on the Mound

Philadelphia Phillies (26-24) at New York Mets (27-22) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Blanton (R) 9 4-4 4.556.01-35.405/24@STLND4.11071-115.28.04
J. Hefner (R) 1 0-2 6.173.20-18.105/24SDL3.2960-211.26.17

Though Ryan Howard and Chase Utley remain sidelined, the Philadelphia Phillies are starting to pick up the pace offensively.

Visiting Philadelphia tries to climb three games above .500 for the first time this season Tuesday night in the second of three road games against the New York Mets.

The Phillies (26-24) have won five of six while averaging 5.7 runs - 1.5 more than their season mark. Philadelphia continued its recent offensive prowess Monday in an 8-4 series-opening victory at Citi Field.

Ty Wigginton went 3 for 3 with his fourth homer and a career-high six RBIs while John Mayberry added a two-run shot. Cole Hamels also came up big, throwing eight innings to help save the bullpen and earn his eighth win a day after Roy Halladay lasted just two innings in an 8-3 loss at St. Louis.

Halladay will have his sore right shoulder examined Tuesday.

"You know when you miss someone like Halladay, you're missing him, but there's nothing you can do about it," manager Charlie Manuel said. "It might get hard, but we're definitely not going to fold tent. We're going to try to outplay everybody."

The Mets (27-22) had won five of six before dropping to 1-16 when giving up at least six runs.

Hitting a major league-best .405 as recently as Thursday, David Wright's average has dropped to .373 due to an 0-for-14 drought. He had gone 10 for 22 (.455) in his first five games against the Phillies this season prior to Monday's 0-for-4 effort.

"David showed he's human, he can fall into a little funk just like everyone else," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He's been so good for so long that you come to expect that he's always going to get a hit and we know that's not going to be the case."

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 50 - Phillies at Mets

Final Score: Philadelphia 6, New York 4

Domonic Brown's single in the ninth inning plated the go-ahead run and started the decisive rally, as the Phillies edged the Mets, 6-4, in the opener of a three-game series.

With two men on and one away in a tie game, Brown smacked a grounder toward first base. The Mets' Daniel Murphy failed to get in front of the ball, trying to field it from the side to perhaps start a double play. But the ball stayed down, scooting into the outfield as Carlos Ruiz scored.

That opened the floodgates: Jimmy Rollins followed with a sacrifice fly, and Placido Polanco tacked on an RBI infield single later in the inning. The cushion helped Philadelphia withstand a New York rally in the bottom half and hold on for a third consecutive win.

"That's a big win against a rival team like the Mets," Brown said.

The Phillies scored all the runs against Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez (1-1), who carried a 19 2/3-inning scoreless streak into Friday's game. It was the longest active streak in the majors.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 50

Pagan Back in the Lineup
Tonight's  Mets Starting Lineup vs. Philly - Game 50:

  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-3B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Bay-LF
  5. Murphy-1B
  6. Pagan-CF
  7. Paulino-C
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Capuano-LHP

Chris Capuano vs Phillies: Let's Hope the his Hot Spots in his Fingers Stay Cool

Philadelphia Phillies Career statistics vs. Chris Capuano
Raul Ibanez2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Placido Polanco3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Jimmy Rollins12 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 .250 .308 .500 .808
Chase Utley8 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 .125 .333 .125 .458
Ryan Howard8 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .375 .375 .375 .750
Carlos Ruiz5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Capuano said the "hot spot" on his left middle finger that started to become a concern in Houston did not become a full-fledged blister and should not be a problem during Saturday's start against the Yankees, ESPN New York reports. (about 6 days ago)

If all goes well for Capuano, he has pretty well faired well career wise against the Phillies. The Mets have to score runs for Cappy and prey for the best..

Roy Oswalt vs Mets: Beltran, Reyes, and Bay better make their AB's Count

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Roy Oswalt
Carlos Beltran24 9 2 0 1 7 2 6 .375 .407 .583 .991
Willie Harris4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .250 .500 .250 .750
Ronny Paulino13 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 .154 .214 .231 .445
Scott Hairston24 3 2 0 0 0 1 8 .125 .160 .208 .368
Jose Reyes32 9 2 0 0 1 0 3 .281 .281 .344 .625
Jason Bay31 11 2 0 0 4 3 7 .355 .429 .419 .848
Daniel Murphy6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333
Josh Thole3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

The only Mets that have had success against Mr. Oz in the past are  Beltran , Reyes, and Bay . The rest of the lineup is cold against him. The Mets combined are hitting only .263 (36 for 137) off of him..
Let's hope Reyes can get on and Beltran and Bay can knock him in.. LOL   LGM

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 50 - Phillies at Mets

Do they get you sick yet?
Philadelphia Phillies (31-19) at New York Mets (23-26), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Philadelphia - Roy Oswalt (3-2, 2.77) New York - Chris Capuano (3-5, 5.36)

It's unknown if Raul Ibanez believes in the adage 'April showers bring May flowers,' but the Phillies left fielder has been taking care of business so far this month and will lead his club into Citi Field tonight for the opener of a three-game series against the rival New York Mets.

After hitting a lousy .161 in April, Ibanez is batting .337 with five homers, 15 RBI and 15 runs scored in 23 games this month. He is riding a five-game hitting streak and cracked a three-run homer in Thursday's 10-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the finale of a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Ibanez has knocked in seven runs in his last four games for the Phillies, who took three of four meetings versus the Reds and went 6-3 on a nine-game homestand.

Phillies starter Cliff Lee took some of the spotlight away from Ibanez by earning the win with eight solid innings and going 2-for-4 at the plate with three RBI. Lee, whose two-run ground-rule double in the sixth put his team ahead, allowed four runs and 10 hits with eight strikeouts and one walk to improve to 4-4 this season.

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