Showing posts with label Game 52. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 52. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 52 - Pirates (0) at Mets (5) - Colon shuts down Pirates



New York

W: B. Colon (4-5) L: C. Morton (1-7) S: J. Familia (1)
HR: PIT - None   NYM - D. Wright (4),L. Duda (7)


Behind Bartolo Colon's best start of the season, the New York Mets claimed their first series win at home in a month by coming away with a 5-0 triumph over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Colon (4-5) racked up a season-best nine strikeouts -- including the 2,000th of his career -- while limiting the Pirates to five hits and a walk over 7 1/3 sharp innings.

David Wright and Lucas Duda supplied the offense to help the Mets take the rubber match of the three-game set, with Wright finishing 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI and Duda belting a two-run shot and scoring twice.

Hurt by four walks and a pair of Pittsburgh errors, Pirates starter Charlie Morton (1-7) was dealt the loss after being reached for three runs -- two earned -- over 5 1/3 innings.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 52

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 52

1. Juan Lagares (R) CF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
5. Chris Young (R) LF
6. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
7. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
8. Juan Centeno (L) C
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

Preview: Game 52 - Pirates at Mets - Morton (1-6) vs Colon (3-5)

Preview: Game 52
Pittsburgh Pirates (23-28) at New York Mets (23-28)

Pitching Probables:
Charlie Morton (1-6) 3.29 ERA vs Bartolo Colon (3-5) 5.34 ERA

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


The Mets try to conclude a three-game series with another victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, as Bartolo Colon looks to begin showing some consistency Wednesday.

New York (23-28) is 12-17 at home thanks in large part to a .222 average that ranks among the lowest in baseball. The Mets have shown few signs of improvement lately, averaging 2.8 runs while dropping nine of the past 13 there -- including five of the first eight of this nine-game homestand.

Those issues led to batting coach Dave Hudgens' firing following Monday's 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh, and he was replaced by Lamar Johnson, New York's minor league hitting instructor.

He joined the team Tuesday, and the Mets doubled on four of seven hits in a 4-2 victory.

New York has a chance at back-to-back home wins for the first time since a season-high three-game winning streak from April 23-25.

Giving the ball to Colon (3-5, 5.34 ERA) may not help, despite winning his last official outing.

The right-hander, who turned 41 Saturday, allowed two runs in eight innings of a 5-2 win at Washington on May 17, and his next start was rained out Friday.

Colon, though, has followed each of his first two victories with defeats, surrendering 16 runs and 21 hits -- five homers -- in 9 2/3 innings. However, they both came on the road, and he's been much better in Queens.

He owns a 3.15 ERA in three home starts, but is 1-2 since he's experienced the Mets' offensive woes by being backed by one run in each of those defeats.

Colon is 3-1 with a 1.46 ERA in five career starts against the Pirates (23-28). He faced them for the first time in six years on July 8, yielding one run in seven innings of a 2-1 victory with Oakland.

Pittsburgh has struggled on the road all season, going 7-15 while hitting .223 and averaging 3.3 runs. The Pirates had 12 hits Monday before managing just five singles the next night.

Andrew McCutchen is batting .276 on the road compared to .333 at Pittsburgh.

Charlie Morton (1-6, 3.29) is scheduled to get the ball, looking to build on his first win since Sept 2. The veteran right-hander labored through 108 pitches in 5 2/3 innings of a 4-3 home win over Washington on Friday, allowing one run with four walks while hitting another batter.

Morton was 0-7 with a 3.67 ERA over his 14 previous starts, including an 0-4 record and 4.93 ERA in seven road outings.

He leads the majors with 10 hit batters and his losses are among the most in baseball.

Morton is 0-2 with a 4.34 ERA in five career starts against the Mets, and he'll face Juan Lagares for the first time.

The center fielder has three hits in two games, doubling on one of his two hits while driving in two runs Tuesday.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Recap: Game 52 - Mets (1) at Marlins (5) - Five Game Win Streak Snapped

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W: J. Turner (1-0) L: S. Marcum (0-6)
HR: NYM - None   MIA - None


Jacob Turner turned in seven scoreless innings in his season debut and Ed Lucas' first major league hit opened up the scoring in a four-run seventh, as the reeling Marlins ended their lengthy losing streak Friday with 5-1 victory over the New York Mets.

The 31-year-old Lucas was spending his 10th season in the minors before making his major league debut on Thursday. A day later, he broke up a scoreless tie when his shallow fly ball into center fell in for a single.

"It was great, obviously I'm really, really excited about that first hit, it means a lot to me and my family," said Lucas.

Jeff Mathis added a sac fly and Jordan Brown had a pinch-hit two-run double later on in the frame to help the Marlins snap their season-worst nine-game skid.

Turner (1-0) scattered just five hits and struck out three in his 10th major league start. Marcell Ozuna extended the longest active hitting streak in the majors to 16 games with a 3-for-4 performance. He also knocked in a run.

New York was coming in riding a season-high five-game winning streak after posting its first ever sweep of the New York Yankees in the Subway Series, but struggled to manufacture any offense down in Miami.

Daniel Murphy had two hits and drove in the Mets' only run. Shaun Marcum (0-6) surrendered all four runs during the seventh to take the loss. He gave up seven hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Marcum escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth on Mathis' double-play groundout and had Miami scoreless through six innings, but faltered badly in the seventh.

Derek Dietrich began the frame with a double and moved to third on Ozuna's soft fly into right. Lucas then followed with the tie-breaking hit, and after Dobbs walked to load the bases, Miami went ahead 2-0 on Mathis' sac fly.

Marcum's day ended after the Marlins tacked on two more when the pinch-hitting Brown doubled on an opposite-field hit into the gap in left-center. Robert Carson took the mound and got Juan Pierre to ground out to end the inning.

A two-out infield hit from Omar Quintanilla in the top half of the eighth set up New York's only score. Murphy followed with a double into the gap in left center, but David Wright left him at second by striking out to end the inning.

The Mets had just one other chance with a runner in scoring position the whole game.

"Tonight we didn't get any big hits," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "When we had guys in scoring position, we certainly didn't drive them in."

Ozuna's double down the left field line in the eighth accounted for the final margin.

Game Notes

Marcum walked two, ending a three-game stretch for New York without issuing a free pass ... Davis' double was his first extra base hit since May 9 ... Of the Marlins' 14 wins, four have come against the Mets ... Ozuna's 16-game hitting streak is the second longest by a rookie in club history. Edgar Renteria's 22-game streak in 1996 in the franchise best ... Miami optioned pitcher Duane Below to Triple-A New Orleans prior to the game to make room for Turner.

Box Score:

Friday, May 31, 2013

Preview: Game 52 - Mets at Marlins - Marcum vs Turner

New York Mets (22-29) at Miami Marlins (13-41) 7:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
S. Marcum (R) 6 0-5 5.775.20-24.975/26ATLND7.0420-219.23.66
J. Turner (R) 0 0-0 0.005.00-00.003/24--ND0.0000-00.00.00


Former first-round pick Jacob Turner makes his first appearance of 2013 on Friday night when the Miami Marlins host the surging New York Mets to open a three-game series at Marlins Park.

The ninth overall pick of the Detroit Tigers in the 2009 draft, Turner reached the majors in 2011 with the Tigers and was 1-2 in six starts with them through 2012.

He was acquired by the Marlins in a trade that sent Omar Infante, Anibal Sanchez and a conditional draft pick to Detroit on July 23 of that year, which he ended by making seven starts with Miami and going 1-4 with a 3.38 earned run average.

He began 2013 in the minors and was 3-4 in 10 starts at Triple-A New Orleans with a 4.47 ERA across 56 1/3 innings, in which he walked 14 batters and struck out 35.

Turner is 0-1 in two career meetings with the Mets, though he's allowed four earned runs in 12 2/3 innings.

New York opposes him with righty Shaun Marcum, who makes his eighth appearance with the Mets in search of a first win.

The Missouri native was 7-4 with Milwaukee across 21 starts last season before signing a one-year deal with the Mets that will pay him $4 million.

He posted a bloated 8.59 ERA through his initial four starts and 14 2/3 innings with New York, but has since whittled the number down to 5.77 while allowing 15 hits and nine runs in his last three starts.

Still, the Mets are just 2-5 in games he's pitched and have scored 15 runs in the five losses with which he's been charged.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Happy Happy Recap: Game 52 - Cards at Mets - Santana Make Mets History, First No Hiter in Team History

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (29-23) «00020330x880

W: J. Santana (3-2) L: A. Wainwright (4-6)
HR: STL - None   NYM - L. Duda (8)

No Hitter Recap:

Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets history Friday night as New York blanked the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-0.

Santana struck out eight and walked five en route to the 275th no-hitter in Major League Baseball history.

The no-no came in the 8,020th game for the Mets, who have been on the other side of a no-hitter six times in their 51 seasons.

Santana's bid for his first career no-hitter almost came to an end in the seventh, when Yadier Molina stroked a deep liner to left. Mike Baxter made an incredible catch as he violently crashed into the outfield wall to preserve the feat. Baxter appeared to injure his shoulder on the play and left the game.

"(Baxter's catch) was amazing. When Yadier (Molina) hit the ball I just saw Baxter running back to the warning track," Santana said. "When he made that catch I didn't even know it was in his glove. It was great, it was amazing. Unfortunately he had to come out of the game but at the same time it saved us big time and it was the key."

The no-hitter, however, would not come without controversy.

In the sixth, former-Met Carlos Beltran ripped a line drive, which clearly hit the third base-line chalk on replay. It was called foul by third base umpire Adrian Johnson.

"I'm the shortest guy on the field on the lowest part of the field and I couldn't see anything," Mets' manager Terry Collins said. "I was looking up and I couldn't tell if it was fair or foul."

Beltran ended up grounding out to short before Santana retired the side.

Santana (3-2) became the third pitcher this season to throw a no-hitter, joining Philip Humber of the White Sox and Jered Weaver of the Angels. Humber threw a perfect game April 25 against the Mariners, while Weaver no-hit the Twins May 2.

The left-handed Venezuelan missed the entire 2011 season due to shoulder surgery.

"I knew how the Mets never had a no hitter, and I never had one so this is very special," Santana said. "We worked very hard with all the things that we have been through and I have been through so this is very, very special and I know this means a lot to New York."

The last time the Cardinals were no-hit came June 29, 1990 when the Dodgers' Fernando Valenzuela accomplished the feat.

Lucas Duda homered and knocked in four while Kirk Nieuwenhuis had two hits and scored three times for New York, winners in five of its last seven.

Adam Wainwright (4-6) took the loss after giving up seven runs on six hits over 6 1/3 frames.

"I felt great tonight. I was locating and my stuff was pretty sharp. It was probably to oddest seven runs I've ever given up," said Wainwright.

The Mets pushed a pair across in the fourth to go up 2-0. Nieuwenhuis beat out an infield hit then moved to third on a Wright double. Duda's sacrifice fly scored Nieuwenhuis and moved David Wright to third. Daniel Murphy followed with a triple to score Wright.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Preview: Game 52 - Cardinals at Mets - Beltran Returns to Citi Field

St. Louis Cardinals (27-24) at New York Mets (28-23) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
A. Wainwright (R) 10 4-5 4.456.11-22.595/27PHIW6.0712-120.21.31
J. Santana (L) 10 2-2 2.756.12-11.605/26SDW9.0401-022.02.45

Carlos Beltran returns to Citi Field this evening when the St. Louis Cardinals open a four-game set with the New York Mets.

Beltran spent six-plus seasons in New York before being dealt to San Francisco late last season. Beltran averaged close to 30 home runs and over 100 RBI through his first three seasons with the Mets, but was plagued by injuries for most of the second half of his tenure.

However, he has been perhaps the best player in the National League this season, hitting .290 with 15 home runs and 41 RBI, while filling the enormous void left by Albert Pujols in the St. Louis lineup.

"I've certainly been aware of when he was red hot and hit all the homers," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He's still got 15 homers and he's having a great year, and I'm very happy for him.

"He's a great guy. He came here and played his heart out for me. But if there's a time he gets cold, I hope it starts Friday night. It will be nice to talk to him, nice to congratulate him for the start he's been off to this year, but we've got to get him out."

Beltran is a huge reason why the Cardinals are just 1 1/2 games out of first place in the NL Central. However, if they are going to overtake the Cincinnati Reds and make a push towards the postseason, the Cards are going to need Adam Wainwright to get back to being the pitcher he was before Tommy John surgery cost him last season.

Over his last two starts Wainwright has resembled that pitcher, winning both outings, while surrendering one run in 15 innings of those outings. Wainwright followed up his four-hit shutout over the Padres back on May 22 by beating Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, holding them to a run and seven hits in six innings to run his record to 4-5 to go along with a 4.45 ERA.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 52 - Phillies at Mets

Final Score: New York 9, Philadelphia 5

Jose Reyes went 4-for-5 and Josh Thole drove in three runs, helping the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-5, in the finale of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Daniel Murphy collected three hits and one RBI for the Mets, who snapped a three-game losing streak and won for just the second time in eight games.

New York starter Jon Niese (4-5) gave up one unearned run, five hits and four walks while recording six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.

"Our offense got timely hits and a lot of hits," Niese said.

Philadelphia's Vance Worley (2-1) endured the worst outing of his young career. The 23-year-old right-hander was tagged for eight runs -- five earned -- on 12 hits over three innings.

"I felt good. The last couple of bullpen (sessions) went well. Everything was working in the bullpen. Just got [on the mound] and it wasn't there," Worley said.

The Phillies were trying to match their longest winning streak of the season at five games and complete their first sweep of the Mets in Flushing since September 14-16, 2007 at Shea Stadium.

New York built a considerable lead for Niese, scoring four runs in both of the first two innings off Worley, who tossed six innings of shutout ball against the Mets in his first start of the season on April 29.

Reyes led off the opening frame with a triple that skipped past sliding left fielder Raul Ibanez and scored on a groundout by Justin Turner. Jason Bay and Murphy stroked consecutive two-out singles to put men on the corners, and a misplay by Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins on a ball hit by Angel Pagan allowed Bay to score. Thole and Ruben Tejada then hit back-to-back RBI singles.

All four runs in the second were scored after Worley retired the first two batters. Murphy and Pagan singled home a teammate, then both crossed the plate on Thole's double to right field.

With the help of a Reyes error, the Phillies were able to load the bases with one out in the third, but Niese limited the damage to an RBI single by Placido Polanco.

Reyes put the Mets up 9-1 with a two-out, RBI triple off Kyle Kendrick in the fifth.

New York reliever Taylor Buchholz yielded three runs in the eighth. Ibanez led off with his sixth home run of the month, a blast to the right-field seats. Ben Francisco followed with a single and scored on Dane Sardinha's two-out double. A run-scoring single by pinch-hitter Domonic Brown closed the gap to 9-4 then Jimmy Rollins kept the inning alive with a single off Pedro Beato. However, he was thrown out trying to turn it into a double, ending the rally.

Francisco added an RBI double with two outs in the ninth.

Game Notes

Reyes recorded his sixth straight multi-hit game...Worley had allowed three earned runs or less in each of his first five career major league starts...The Mets pounded out a season-high 17 hits, the most allowed by Philadelphia this year.

Box Score: Click Here

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Preview : 2011 Regular Season Game 52 - Phillies at Mets

Happy Memorial Day Weekend
Philadelphia Phillies (33-19) at New York Mets (23-28), 1:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Philadelphia - Vance Worley (2-0, 2.14) New York - Jonathon Niese (3-5, 4.33)

Flip-flopping between reliever and starter, Vance Worley hasn't had much consistency in his role with the Phillies this season.

The 23-year-old right-hander will get his second straight starting assignment today when Philadelphia tries to complete its first sweep of the Mets in Flushing since September 14-16, 2007.

Worley lasted five innings in his last start, against Cincinnati on Tuesday and allowed six hits and three runs in a no-decision. This will be his sixth major league start and second against the Mets. His first start this season came vs. New York on April 29 when he threw a two-hitter over six shutout innings of a 10-3 victory.

Jonathon Niese has received just one run of support in two starts against the Phillies this season. He'll hope for more offense from his struggling team today when he gets the ball for the Mets.

Niese was blistered for eight hits and six runs in an 11-0 loss at Philadelphia on April 7. A return trip to Citizens Bank Park yielded a 2-1 loss, but Niese was much better in that game as he surrendered two runs in 6 1/3 frames. All told, he's 1-3 in five career contests vs. the Phillies.

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