Showing posts with label Game 51. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 51. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 51 - Pirates (2) at Mets (4) - Lagares offense and defense leads Mets past Pirates



New York

W: V. Black (1-0) L: J. Gomez (0-2) S: J. Mejia (4)
HR: PIT - None   NYM - None


Juan Lagares went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI, including the go-ahead single in the sixth inning that propelled the New York Mets to a 4-2 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the middle test of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Daniel Murphy doubled twice, scored a run and knocked in another for the Mets, who improved to 3-5 on a nine-game homestand that ends Wednesday afternoon.

A day after Jose Valverde blew a save and was given his release, New York used Jenrry Mejia for two innings to close out the win.

Edinson Volquez walked five and allowed two runs on four hits in five laborious innings, but the Pirates took him off the hook when Starling Marte hit a bases-loaded, two-run single in the sixth to even things at 2-2.

The hit ended Jonathon Niese's outing, and Vic Black (1-0) got out of the inning by striking out pinch-hitter Ike Davis to leave the bags full.

The Mets got the two runs right back off reliever Jeanmar Gomez (0-2), who retired two in a row after walking Ruben Tejada to open the home sixth. Two wild pitches advanced Tejada to third, and Lagares took a payoff pitch into left to break the tie.

Murphy slapped Gomez's next pitch into the right-field corner, and Lagares raced all the way around from first for an insurance run.

Black, the player-to-be-named-later on a deal that sent Marlon Byrd to the Pirates at last year's trade deadline, struck out Gaby Sanchez to leave runners on the corners in the seventh, and Mejia got out of a jam in the eighth by getting pinch-hitter Pedro Alvarez to hit into a double play.

Mejia put two on in the ninth but got Sanchez to ground into a fielder's choice to earn his fourth save.

The Mets were playing for the first time with their new hitting coach and went 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left 10 on base.

Still, they jumped ahead early.

Bobby Abreu singled through the shift and into right field to bring in Murphy with the game's first run in the third frame, and Lagares, who made a spectacular catch to rob Andrew McCutchen of an extra-base hit in the first inning, doubled off the wall in left to plate Tejada in the fourth.

McCutchen answered Lagares' thievery in the third with a sensational, outstretched diving stab in right-center on a ball hit by his fellow center fielder.

Game Notes

There were 14 total walks ... Lamar Johnson was promoted to hitting coach after the Mets fired Dave Hudgens following Monday's loss ... Niese was charged with two runs on three hits and four walks. He has surrendered three runs or less in 14 consecutive starts ... Volquez has gone winless in his last eight road starts dating back to last year ... Black was recalled from Triple- A Las Vegas after Valverde was released.

Box Score:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 51

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 51:

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. Anthony Recker (R) C
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Jon Niese (L) P

Preview: Game 51 - Pirates at Mets - Volquez (2-4) vs Niese (3-3)

Preview: Game 51
Pittsburgh Pirates (23-27) (7-14 Away) at New York Mets (22-28) (11-17 Home)

Probable Pitchers:
Edinson Volquez (2-4) 4.37 ERA vs Jon Niese (3-3) 2.70 ERA

TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM


Edinson Volquez has struggled away from Pittsburgh this season. He's had an even harder time through his career at Citi Field.

This New York Mets lineup, though, has been quite forgiving at home.

The right-hander will try to overcome his road headaches Tuesday night in New York as the Pirates continue a three-game series against the Mets, who responded to giving away the series opener with coaching and player changes.

New York (22-28), 3-9 since May 14, announced after Monday's 5-3 defeat that it had fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens.

The club also cut reliever Jose Valverde, who gave up the go-ahead hit in the ninth inning to Gaby Sanchez. The Mets' .237 team average is near the bottom of baseball while Valverde's four runs allowed in two-thirds of an inning ballooned his ERA to 5.66.

Volquez (2-4, 4.37 ERA) had possibly his best outing of the season in Thursday's 3-1 victory over Washington, allowing a run and three hits in six innings to earn a win after going 0-4 in his previous five starts.

But that came at home. Volquez is 0-2 with a 5.89 ERA in three road starts and has allowed 11 runs and six home runs over his last two. He's 0-5 with a 6.39 ERA in seven starts away from home since Aug. 12.

At Citi Field, he has lost each of his three starts with a 6.32 ERA.

Jon Niese hasn't allowed more than three runs in 14 straight starts there and looked comfortable at home in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Niese (3-3, 2.70) surrendered three runs and four hits in seven innings to pick up the victory against Zack Greinke.

His ERA has been climbing in his last four starts, but the left-hander has not given up more than three earned runs in 13 consecutive starts -- nine this season.

He's 2-1 with a 4.70 ERA against the Pirates, but Niese's last start against them ended with eight runs allowed in 4 1/3 innings in a 11-2 loss May 11, 2013.

That's the kind of offense Pittsburgh (23-27) has failed to produce this season on the road, where it is batting .226, though a 12-hit effort in Monday's comeback win could have provided a breakthrough.

Lucas Duda showed signs of breaking from his slump, going 2 for 4 with a home run after a 3-for-31 stretch.

New York's starting pitching, meanwhile, continued a strong run, albeit in a small sample size. Since Wednesday, the Mets' rotation has held opponents to a .179 average.

Andrew McCutchen is 4 for 8 against Niese. The Pirates as a team are hitting .312 with 5 HR's vs Niese

Eric Young Jr. landed on the 15-day disabled list prior to Monday's game because of a strained right hamstring.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Friday, May 31, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 51 - Mets (3) at Yankees (1) - Mets SWEEP Yanks - Win 5th in a row

N.Y. Mets (22-29)«020000010341
N.Y. Yankees (30-23)001000000140
W: D. Gee (3-6) L: V. Nuno (1-2) S: B. Parnell (9)
HR: NYM - M. Byrd (6)   NYY - R. Cano (14)


BabyFace Gee
Dillon Gee extended the New York Mets' longest winning streak of the season with easily his best start of the year, with the effort leading the way in a 3-1 victory over the New York Yankees that completed a four-game sweep of the home-and-home Subway Series between the city rivals.

Entering the contest with a 6.34 earned run average and a brutal 9.97 ERA on the road, Gee (3-6) dominated a struggling Yankees lineup over 7 1/3 brilliant innings in which he permitted just one run on four hits and struck out a career-best 12 without a walk.

"He was doing a great job on both sides of the plate. He was working it up and down. It was about as complete as Dillon has pitched all year," said Mets manager Terry Collins.

The right-hander concluded his outing by retiring 15 consecutive batters -- the last five via strikeout -- after surrendering Robinson Cano's solo homer in the bottom of the third inning.

Marlon Byrd supplied the offense in the Mets' fifth straight triumph with a two-run homer off Vidal Nuno (1-2) in the top of the second, the only blemish of the young lefty's night.

The win also gave the Mets their first-ever season sweep of the Yankees since interleague play was instituted in 1997.

Cano had two of the Yankees' four hits in the team's latest setback, the Bronx Bombers' fifth in a row. The Yankees have mustered only 10 runs during the skid.

"His change up was really good tonight. He was ahead of our hitters all night and mixed in a few curveballs to get some backdoor strikeouts on our lefties," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

Gee yielded just two more hits after giving up consecutive singles to Brett Gardner and Cano to begin the Yankees' half of the first inning, then received some support from the Mets' offense in the second.

Lucas Duda drew a leadoff walk before Byrd crushed Nuno's 1-2 pitch well into the second deck in left field for his second homer in as many days, with the blast staking the Mets to a 2-0 lead.

Cano cut the deficit in half with a line-drive shot into the right-field seats in the bottom of the third in what turned out to be the Yankees' last baserunner of the evening, as Gee combined with relievers Scott Rice and Bobby Parnell to record 20 consecutive outs to close things out.

Nuno was sharp as well during the middle innings, with the rookie finishing his six-inning stint by setting down nine straight batters and not giving up a hit after the second. He permitted only three hits with a pair of walks overall, while throwing 62 of his 97 pitches for strikes.

The Mets closed out the scoring by tacking on a run in the eighth. Omar Quintanilla worked a walk against Shawn Kelley and advanced to third on a groundout and a wild pitch in front of John Buck's slow roller that stayed fair before striking the third-base bag.

Game Notes

Gee had struck out nine in a game twice previously, most recently against Baltimore on June 20 of last season ... The Mets last won five in a row from May 5-9, 2012 ... The Yankees have put up only three runs total in Nuno's three starts this season ... Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada was placed on the 15- day disabled list prior to the game after straining his right quadriceps in Wednesday's matchup, with Quintanilla called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill in ... The Mets also announced pitcher Jon Niese will not make his scheduled start Saturday in Miami due to left shoulder tendinitis, with Collin McHugh set to take his place.

Box Score:

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 51

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 51

  1. Justin Turner-1B
  2. Daniel Murphy-2B
  3. David Wright-3B
  4. John Buck-DH
  5. Lucas Duda-LF
  6. Marlon Byrd-RF
  7. Anthony Recker-C
  8. Juan Lagares-CF
  9. Omar Quintanilla-SS

Pitching: Dillon Gee-RHP

Preview: Game 51 - Mets at Yankees - Gee vs Nuno - Mets Go For the Sweep!

New York Mets (21-29) at New York Yankees (30-22) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 10 2-6 6.345.21-39.975/25ATLL5.0850-214.08.36
V. Nuno (L) 2 1-1 1.935.10-00.005/25@TBND6.0521-111.02.45


Dillon Gee tries to pitch the New York Mets to a sweep in the Subway Series on Thursday when they close out the four-game home-and-home set at Yankee Stadium.

The Mets had lost five in a row and 20 of 27 overall entering this series, but are now on the precipice of posting a perfect season record against their crosstown rivals.

On Wednesday, Ike Davis showed signs of breaking out of his slump, as he 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 shellacking of the Yankees.

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, who are 6-1 in interleague play this season, 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.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Recap: Game 51 - Phillies at Mets - 6 Run Rally by Phillies in Ninth Dooms Mets

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

Philadelphia (27-25) «01000021610140
N.Y. Mets (28-23)1000020036121

W: A. Bastardo (2-1) L: J. Rauch (3-4)
HR: PHI - T. Wigginton (5),C. Ruiz (8),J. Rollins (2)   NYM - L. Duda (6),L. Duda (7)

The Phillies rallied for a win, though not for snakebitten starter Cliff Lee.

The left-hander will enter June winless despite his team's 10-6 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night in the rubber match of a three-game set.

Carlos Ruiz pinch-hit for Lee in the seventh inning and hit a two-run homer to tie the game, and Philadelphia went ahead on Shane Victorino's sacrifice fly an inning later before running away with it.

Lee remained 0-2 after eight starts despite an earned run average that reached 3.00 only after he gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks to the Mets. He struck out seven.

The Phillies bookended the series with wins, moving to 6-2 in their last eight games.

Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run homer to highlight a six-run ninth inning and Ty Wigginton had a solo homer and two RBI, finishing 6-for-11 in the series with two home runs and eight RBI.

Mets starter Dillon Gee yielded two runs in 6 2/3 innings and Lucas Duda hit two homers for three RBI.

Lee got double plays in the second and third -- facing the minimum in both innings -- and pitched around two singles in the fourth before going 1-2-3 again in the fifth.

The Mets took a 3-1 lead in the sixth after Scott Hairston doubled and Duda knocked his first homer of the game deep over the right-center field fence.

But Brian Schneider doubled with two outs in the seventh, knocking Gee out of the game, and Ruiz hit his eighth homer of the season off Bobby Parnell to tie the game at 3-3.

Antonio Bastardo (2-1) pitched the seventh for Philadelphia, working around a single by Andres Torres, and Juan Pierre led off the eighth with a base hit against Jon Rauch (3-4). Pierre went to third on Hunter Pence's single and slid ahead of the tag on Victorino's sac fly to center to make it 4-3.

The Phillies scored six runs in the ninth inning against three Mets pitchers. Rollins stroked a three-run shot into the upper deck above right field while Wigginton had an RBI double and Victorino added a two-run single.

Duda hit his second homer of the game, and seventh of the season, leading off the ninth against Raul Valdes. Andres Torres added an RBI double before the Phils brought in closer Jonathan Papelbon, who gave up an RBI single to Daniel Murphy before getting the last out.

Earlier, Murphy walked in the first inning and scored after running through a stop sign from Mets third base coach Tim Teufel on David Wright's double off the center field wall, sliding to beat the tag at home for a 1-0 lead.

Wigginton led off the second inning with a long homer to left field, his fifth of the season, to tie the game.

Game Notes

The Phillies hadn't scored more than two runs in Lee's previous three starts before Wednesday. Lee has never gone this long without a win in a season...The Mets are 6-3 against the Phillies this season...New York placed infielder Ronny Cedeno on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained calf and recalled Jordany Valdespin from Triple-A Buffalo. Valdespin pinch-hit in the seventh and struck out...The Phillies went 5-2 on a seven-game road trip and head home for seven in a row...The Mets fell to 4-3 on an 11-game homestand that continues with a four-game series against the Cardinals starting Friday.

Box Score:

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup/Game Notes vs Phillies - Game 51

Tonight Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies (LHP Cliff Lee) - Game 51:
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Murphy-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Hairston-LF
  5. Rottino-1B
  6. Duda-RF
  7. Johnson-C
  8. Quintanilla-SS
  9. Gee-RHP
Game Notes:

The Mets have won four of their last five games and are 7-3 in their last 10 contests...New York is 4-2 so far on its season-long 11-game homestand...New York is 3-3 in rubber games this season, including 1-1 at home.

The Mets were 13-10 in April and at 15-12 in May, the club plays its final game of the month tonight and is guaranteed a winning record...The last time the Mets had a winning record in both April and May was 2007 (15-9 in April and 19-9 in May)...New York was 11-16 in April last year and was 14-13 in May.

The Mets are 16-10 at home this year...New York has won 11 of its last 16 home games...The Mets are 3-0-2 in their last five home series and 4-2-2 overall...New York was 12-15 at home through April and May last year.

The Mets have already won the first two series this season vs. Philadelphia...The last time the Mets won three straight series vs. the Phillies was in 2007 (April 8-10 going 2-1, April 18-20 going 2-1 and July 4-7 compiling a 3-1 mark).

New York has hit at least one home run in six of its last seven home games (10 total)...The Mets rank 28th in the majors with 34 home runs...The Mets have 17 home runs at home, tied for 25th in the majors...The Mets have hit eight “new” Citi Field home runs this year with the adjusted dimensions and closer fences while the opposition has seven.

Let's Go Mets !

Preview: Game 51 - Phillies at Mets - Mets try to win another series against Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies (26-25) at New York Mets (28-22) 7:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Lee (L) 7 0-2 2.826.10-01.575/25@STLND7.0830-122.03.68
D. Gee (R) 9 4-3 4.926.01-35.935/25SDW7.0412-119.05.21

The last time Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee was on the mound he got into a verbal spat with center fielder Shane Victorino.

Lee will try to get through his eighth start of the season without any conflict when Philadelphia closes out a three-game series with the New York Mets tonight at Citi Field. In Friday's 5-3 win at St. Louis, a pair of fly balls landed in play in what could have been a distraction by the lights at Busch Stadium.

As Victorino was preparing to bat in the top of the fifth inning, he was seen exchanging words with Lee in the dugout before manager Charlie Manuel intervened. No physicality ensued and the two seem to have buried the hatchet.

"They had some heated words. Baseball's baseball," Manuel said. "That's good sometimes. There's nothing wrong with that. They didn't see eye to eye on something and that stays in here."

Lee tossed seven innings against the Cardinals, allowing three runs and eight hits with seven strikeouts and a season-high three walks for the no-decision. Lee came into the contest having allowed just five walks total through his first six starts. He is still winless on the season as evidenced by his 0-2 mark in seven starts and has pitched to a respectable 2.82 ERA over 51 innings. This is the longest winless drought to start a season for Lee.

"It's just one of those things," Lee said of his winless record. "My job is to get deep into the game, give my team a chance to win and put up as many zeroes as I can. That's what I'm going to try and do every time. If I get a win ... great. If the team gets a win ... even better."

The Phillies did not grab a series victory after dropping a 6-3 decision last night, as Joe Blanton put forth a third straight poor performance and allowed six runs on nine hits over five innings. Catcher Brian Schneider homered and started again in place of Carlos Ruiz, who is nursing a sore right hamstring.

Placido Polanco and Jimmy Rollins had two hits apiece in the loss. The Phillies left five men on base, going 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 51 - Phillies at Mets

Final Score: Philadelphia 5, New York 2

Ryan Howard's two-run double in the eighth proved to be the deciding factor as the Philadelphia Phillies took a 5-2 win over the New York Mets in the second of a three-game set from Citi Field.

Chase Utley went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored while Domonic Brown added two hits and a run scored for the Phillies, who have won four straight.

Cole Hamels (7-2) snapped a five-game losing streak to the Mets as he gave up two runs and seven hits with 10 strikeouts and retired the final 11 batters he faced over a seven-inning performance. He moved to 4-0 on the road this season.

Jose Reyes had two hits, a pair of stolen bases and two runs scored while Justin Turner and Jason Bay each drove in a run for the Mets, who have dropped three straight and six of seven.

Mike Pelfrey was solid in the start as he yielded just two runs on four hits with a pair of walks and six strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings, but for the second night in a row the Mets' bullpen blew the game.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 51 (Updated)

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs. Phillies - Game 51:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-3B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Bay-LF
  5. Evans-1B
  6. Pagan-CF
  7. Paulino-C
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Pelfrey-RHP

Mike Pelfrey vs Phillies: Beware of Ryan Howard's Big Bat

Philadelphia Phillies Career statistics vs. Mike Pelfrey
Raul Ibanez29 9 0 0 1 6 1 7 .310 .333 .414 .747
Placido Polanco16 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 .188 .278 .188 .465
Jimmy Rollins32 9 0 1 1 4 1 2 .281 .303 .438 .741
Ross Gload6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .500
Chase Utley30 9 1 0 4 8 3 4 .300 .400 .733 1.133
Wilson Valdez7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .125 .000 .125
Ryan Howard34 14 2 0 3 6 5 2 .412 .500 .735 1.235
Carlos Ruiz20 5 1 0 0 3 2 2 .250 .318 .300 .618
Ben Francisco5 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .400 .500 .400 .900

Apparently the Phillies beat the crap out of Mike Pelfrey, but what team doesn't. The Flying Phils are batting .291 combined with 9 Dingers and 31 RBI's.

Beware of Ryan Howard, as he owns Pelfrey hitting .412 with 3 HR's and 6 RBI's

Good Luck Metropolitan's   ... We need it!

Cole Hamels vs Mets: Mets have handled him well enough to do it again tonight

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Cole Hamels
Carlos Beltran33 10 2 0 3 5 2 8 .303 .343 .636 .979
Willie Harris6 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .143 .000 .143
Ronny Paulino8 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .375 .444 .500 .944
Scott Hairston17 6 2 0 3 4 1 3 .353 .389 1.000 1.389
Jose Reyes34 10 1 0 0 3 3 6 .294 .351 .324 .675
Jason Bay4 2 2 0 0 2 1 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Angel Pagan28 8 1 0 1 4 2 4 .286 .355 .429 .783
Nick Evans6 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 .500 .500 .667 1.167
Daniel Murphy3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Ruben Tejada5 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .167 .000 .167

The Mets have handled Cole Hamels in the Past, The Mets combined are hitting .299 (43 for 144) with 7 Bombs and 21 RBI's.. Let's see if Pelfrey can make it stand up tonight...

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 51 - Phillies at Mets

Philadelphia Phillies (32-19) at New York Mets (23-27), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Philadelphia - Cole Hamels (6-2, 3.06) New York - Mike Pelfrey (3-4, 5.37)

With two straight victories and a 3-0 mark with a 2.25 ERA on the road, Cole Hamels has provided the Phillies solid pitching this season. Now he'll try to snap a personal five-game skid against the Mets as the teams continue their weekend series tonight at Citi Field.

His last victory against the Mets came September 11, 2009, but since then Hamels has received little run support when facing the NL East foe. In 2010, he lost all four of his starts against the Mets, but had a 3.20 ERA. The big problem was the Phillies were shut out in three of those games last season.

Hamels' first start of 2011 came against the Mets and he was drilled for seven hits and six runs over 2 2/3 innings of a 7-1 defeat on April 5. That dropped his career mark to 2-9 with a 4.35 ERA in 14 career games against them.

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