Showing posts with label Game 53. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 53. Show all posts

Friday, May 30, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 53 - Mets (4) at Phillies (1) - Wheeler Looks Sharp in Win


New York


W: Z. Wheeler (2-5) L: D. Buchanan (1-1) S: J. Mejia (5)
HR: NYM - C. Young (4)   PHI - M. Byrd (7)


Chris Young belted a two-run homer to back a solid start from Zack Wheeler as the New York Mets edged the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1, in the opener of a rare five-game series.

Wheeler (2-5) struck out nine and allowed just one run on Marlon Byrd's homer. He yielded four hits and did not walk a batter over 6 1/3 innings as the Mets opened a season-long 11-game road trip with their fourth win in five games.

David Buchanan (1-1), who was making his second career start, surrendered four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings to take the loss.

The Mets opened the second inning with three consecutive singles, two of which never left the infield, and they pushed a run across when Travis d'Arnaud bounced into a 6-4-3 double play.

Young, who hit .086 (3-for-35) over his previous 14 games, took Buchanan deep in the fourth, and New York added another run in the fifth, again with only one ball reaching the outfield.

A single, error and botched fielder's choice loaded the bases, and Curtis Granderson took a payoff pitch off the plate to force in a run.

Wheeler struck out the side in the first two innings and retired 14 in a row before Byrd homered off him in the seventh.

Scott Rice and Vic Black finished off the seventh, Black stayed on and pitched a 1-2-3 eighth, and Jenrry Mejia struck out all three batters he faced in the ninth to post his fifth save.

Game Notes

The Phillies, who struck out 15 times, have lost six straight home games to the Mets, their longest skid since Citizens Bank Park opened in 2004 ... D'Arnaud was playing his first game since suffering a concussion on May 13 ... This originally scheduled four-game series was extended when the April 30 game between the clubs was postponed until June 2.

Box Score:

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 53

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 53:

1. Juan Lagares (R) CF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Chris Young (R) LF
7. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
8. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
9. Zack Wheeler (L) P

Preview: Game 53 - Mets at Phillies - Wheeler (1-5) vs Buchanan (1-0)

Preview: Game 53
New York Mets (24-28) at Philadelphia  Phillies (23-27)

Pitching Probables:
Zack Wheeler (1-5) 4.63 ERA vs David Buchanan (1-0) 3.60 ERA

TV - SNY - Radio WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:05 PM


After finishing a losing homestand on a positive note, the New York Mets shift their attention to continuing their road success against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Mets can match a season high with a third straight victory Thursday night and sixth consecutive win in Philadelphia.

New York (24-28) dropped nine of 12 before winning two straight over Pittsburgh to conclude a 4-5 home stretch. Bartolo Colon struck out nine over 7 1/3 innings in Wednesday's 5-0 victory, while David Wright and Lucas Duda each homered and had two RBIs.

With an 11-11 road record, New York embarks on an 11-game trek and will play 25 of its next 33 away from Citi Field.

The Mets have outscored the Phillies 29-12 during their five-game winning streak at Philadelphia. New York won 6-1 there April 29, but the following day's meeting was postponed by rain and will be played Monday to conclude this five-game set.

Wright is batting .383 with five doubles and five RBIs during an 11-game road hitting streak. He went 0 for 5 at Philadelphia (23-27) last month after going 8 for 13 with three homers and five RBIs in his previous three at Citizens Bank Park.

New York's Zack Wheeler (1-5, 4.63 ERA) had a 3.18 ERA in two starts against the Phillies last season -- both at home -- but went 0-1.

Hoping to avoid losing his third straight start, the right-hander allowed five runs and seven hits in each of his last two road starts during which he went 0-1 and lasted 10 1/3 innings. He was better at home Saturday, giving up two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings of a 3-2 defeat to Arizona.

Wheeler has never faced Ryan Howard, whose three-run game-winning homer highlighted the four-run ninth that sent Philadelphia to a 6-3 victory over Colorado on Wednesday.

He went 5 for 9 with two home runs and nine RBIs while the Phillies took of three from the Rockies. Howard was 2 for 30 with 13 strikeouts in nine games prior to that series.

Howard is batting .417 (20 for 48) with four homers, five doubles and 13 RBIs during a 12-game hitting streak against the Mets.

With Cliff Lee on the disabled list, right-hander David Buchanan (1-0, 3.60) gets the chance to follow up his solid major league debut from Saturday when he allowed two runs and did not walk a batter in five innings of a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins, who snapped an 0-for-15 slump with a single Wednesday, is 2 for 6 with a home run versus Wheeler.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Recap: Game 53 - Mets (1) at Marlins (8) - McHugh does not get it done

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Miami (15-41)«11020040x8130

W: J. Fernandez (3-3) L: C. McHugh (0-1)
HR: NYM - None   MIA - None


Although the Miami Marlins have the worst record in the majors, they do have a few bright spots.

Jose Fernandez threw seven shutout innings in an 8-1 win over the New York Mets Saturday in the middle test of a three-game series.

Fernandez (3-3) allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out eight. He also contributed offensively, going 2-for-3 with an RBI.

"I was taking one pitch at a time ... I wasn't thinking about anything else," said Fernandez. "I was thinking make good pitches and try to get the ball low."

Chris Coghlan, Derek Dietrich and Adeiny Hechavarria each had a pair of RBI. Jeff Mathis drove in a run for the Marlins, who have won two straight after a nine-game losing streak.

Justin Turner drove in the lone run for the Mets, who saw starter Collin McHugh (0-1) last just four-plus innings. He surrendered four runs on six hits and three walks.

"Every time you throw the ball poorly or don't throw the ball as well as you want to, it's frustrating," said McHugh. "You don't want to put the guys in a hole early."

In the home half of the first, Placido Polanco and Dietrich drew walks with one out. After Marcell Ozuna struck out, Coghlan singled, scoring Polanco. However, Dietrich was thrown out at third, ending the inning.

An inning later, Fernandez delivered a two-out single that plated Mathis.

The Marlins tacked on two more runs in the fourth. Coghlan and Greg Dobbs connected on back-to-back singles to start the inning. Hechavarria hit a sacrifice fly to center to score Coghlan and Mathis tripled to right to bring Dobbs home.

Miami added four more runs in the seventh. Dietrich had a two-RBI single to left. Following a walk by Ozuna, Dietrich scored on a Coghlan single to right. Two batters later, Hechavarria's base hit to left field brought Ozuna home.

After 87 pitches, Fernandez, who retired the final 11 batters he faced, was replaced by Dan Jennings. He gave up two hits, including a two-out double by Turner in a pinch-hit role that scored Juan Lagares.

Ryan Webb pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the Marlins.

Game Notes

Ozuna was 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, snapping a 16-game hitting streak. He has the second-longest streak for a Marlins rookie, behind only Edgar Renteria's 22-game run in 1996 ... New York's Marlon Byrd recorded his 1,100th career hit with a pinch single in the eighth ... McHugh has yet to record a win in his career. In 11 games (five starts), he is 0-5 with an 8.26 ERA.

Box Score:

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 53

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 53

  1. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Lucas Duda, lf
  5. John Buck, c
  6. Rick Ankiel, cf
  7. Ike Davis, 1b
  8. Jordany Valdespin, rf
  9. Collin McHugh, rhp

Preview: Game 53 - Mets at Marlins - McHugh vs Fernandez

New York Mets (22-30) at Miami Marlins (14-41) 4:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. McHugh (R) 0 0-0 12.004.00-013.502/25--ND0.0000-03.012.00
J. Fernandez (R) 10 2-3 3.785.00-02.055/27@TBL3.1540-115.14.11


Mets fans surely remember what occurred on this date one year ago.

It was well before Collin McHugh made his major league debut. This afternoon, McHugh looks for his first victory when the New York Mets continue their series with the Miami Marlins.

On June 1, 2012, Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets history in a win against St. Louis. McHugh didn't make his MLB debut until Aug. 23 that season. The 25-year-old right-hander is 0-4 in 10 career games, including four starts. This will be his third appearance of 2013 and his first start.

Rookie right-hander Jose Fernandez tries to bounce back from the shortest outing of his career when he takes the mound this afternoon for the Marlins.

Fernandez lasted just 3 1/3 innings on Monday against the Rays in a 10-6 loss. The 20-year-old, a first-round draft pick in 2011, surrendered seven runs -- four earned -- on five hits and three walks. He did have six strikeouts, but is winless in his last three outings.

This will be Fernandez's third start against the Mets. His major league debut came April 7 at Citi Field, but he's yet to factor in the decision in the two previous starts.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 53 - Cards at Mets - Dickey pitches a shutout again (Back to Back Starts)

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (30-23) «03000011x590

W: R. Dickey (8-1) L: L. Lynn (8-2)
HR: STL - None   NYM - D. Wright (6)

It wasn't a no-hitter, but R.A. Dickey and the Mets will certainly take the results.

Dickey pitched his third career shutout Saturday after Johan Santana threw New York's first ever no-no the night before, and the Mets beat the Cardinals 5-0.

Dickey (8-1) gave up seven hits, including two in the ninth inning, and struck out nine without issuing a walk.

The knuckleballer threw 73 of his 100 pitches for strikes -- the last one was lined to right field by Carlos Beltran, stranding a runner at third to wrap up Dickey's fifth complete game and first shutout in almost two years.

"When he's got that knuckleball working like he did today, I feel bad for the hitters," said Mets third baseman David Wright, who homered. "I faced him in spring training, and it's not fun. It makes you look foolish. You look up at the radar gun and it's high 60s, low 70s miles an hour."

Santana tossed 134 pitches in his no-hitter, an 8-0 win to open the four-game series. It came in the franchise's 8,020th game. Santana and Dickey were also the last two Mets pitchers to throw back-to-back shutouts on Aug. 12 and 13, 2010.

"I went to bed last night reminding myself to bring what I bring, whatever that is," said Dickey. "[Santana] did a fantastic thing yesterday and I just wanted to give our team a chance to win."

Cardinals righty Lance Lynn (8-2), with a chance to become the majors' first nine-game winner this season, was no match. He lasted just 4 2/3 innings in his shortest outing of the season, giving up three runs -- two earned -- on five hits and four walks.

Dickey, who tweeted after Santana's no-hitter that he had "never been more proud of a teammate," continues to show an uncommon level of control for a knuckleballer. He has 30 strikeouts and one walk in his last three starts and in unbeaten in his last eight (6-0).

He was strong till the end, striking out the side on 12 pitches in the eighth before giving up back-to-back singles to Rafael Furcal and Daniel Descalso to start the ninth. After a double play, Beltran lined out to give the Mets their sixth win on an 11-game homestand.

"The knuckleball was moving all over," said Mets catcher Josh Thole. "The wind direction kept changing so every inning it was a challenge for everybody."

Descalso had two hits for the Cards, who have lost four in a row to fall to 1-4 on a 10-game road trip.

Beltran had the first hit of the series for St. Louis, a leadoff double in the second inning. He went to third on Yadier Molina's single but the Cardinals stranded both runners.

The Mets took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the inning after some sloppy play by St. Louis.

After Ike Davis led off with a single and Omar Quintanilla was hit in the hand, Josh Thole loaded the bases with an infield single. The first run scored on Dickey's grounder to the second baseman Descalso, who dropped the ball trying to turn a double play and then threw low to first baseman Matt Adams, who also dropped it. The other two runs came home on consecutive ground outs by Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Andres Torres.

Lynn came out with the bases loaded in the fifth and Victor Marte got Thole on a ground out to end the inning.

"Dickey pitched a great game and I wasn't able to match him. That's what it comes down to," said Lynn. "I gotta pitch better than that, and I wasn't able to do that today."

Dickey escaped a first-and-third jam in the sixth when he caught Matt Holliday looking at a third strike. He pitched a 1-2-3 seventh, helped by the shortstop Quintanilla's diving stop on Molina's grounder up the middle.

Lucas Duda hit a leadoff single in the bottom of the seventh and went to third on Daniel Murphy's double. He was out on a force play at the plate, but Murphy scored on Eduardo Sanchez's wild pitch to make it 4-0.

Wright hit an opposite-field homer to right off Mitchell Boggs in the eighth to make it 5-0. It was his sixth homer of the season.

Game Notes

The Mets are 9-2 in Dickey's starts this season...Lynn and Phillies lefty Cole Hamels both failed to become the majors' first nine-game winner this season on Saturday. Hamels had the only hit in Dickey's last shutout...Mets left fielder Mike Baxter was out of the lineup after crashing into the wall Friday night on a catch to save Santana's no-hitter.

Box Score:

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Preview: Game 53 - Cardinals at Mets - Dickey looks to keep Mets train rolling

St. Louis Cardinals (27-25) at New York Mets (29-23) 4:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
L. Lynn (R) 10 8-1 2.546.05-02.045/28@ATLW7.0522-019.04.26
R. Dickey (R) 10 7-1 3.066.04-01.835/27SDW7.1302-020.11.77

Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in New York Mets franchise history in the team’s series opener with the St. Louis Cardinals.

With the way R.A. Dickey has been pitching lately, the Cardinals could have another tough time at the plate Saturday at Citi Field.

Facing a St. Louis team that leads the NL in runs, homers and batting average, Santana was undeterred striking out eight while walking five to lead New York (29-23) to an 8-0 victory. It marked the 253rd no-hitter in major league history, but the first in the Mets’ 51-season history.

“Finally, the first one,” Santana said. “That is the greatest feeling ever.”

Santana caught a break in the sixth inning when former Met Carlos Beltran, back at Citi Field for the first time since New York traded him last July, hit a line drive over third base that hit the foul line and should have been called fair. But third base umpire Adrian Johnson ruled it foul and the no-hitter was intact.

“It was in front of his face, and he called it foul. I thought it was a fair ball,” Beltran said. “At the end of the day, one hit wasn’t going to make a difference in the ballgame. We needed to score more runs and we didn’t do that.”

The Cardinals (27-25), losers of three in a row, could again have problems generating offense against Dickey (7-1, 3.06 ERA), who was sensational in his last two starts.

After allowing a run, five hits and no walks with a career-best 11 strikeouts in a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh on May 22, Dickey yielded three hits and a walk while striking out 10 in 7 1-3 innings in Sunday’s 2-0 win over San Diego. Prior to facing the Pirates, Dickey had one double-digit strikeout game in the first 114 starts of his career.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Happy Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 53 - Pirates at Mets

Final Score: New York 7, Pittsburgh 3

Josh Thole hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and Dillon Gee stayed undefeated on the season, as the Mets defeated the Pirates, 7-3, to open a four-game series.

Gee (5-0) gave up three runs on five hits while striking out a career-high eight batters for the Mets, who posted 15 hits despite their leadoff hitter, Jose Reyes, being placed on the bereavement list before the game.

"I try to go out there and give us a chance to win every five days. Just try to be consistent," Gee said. "My changeup was pretty good tonight."

Ruben Tejada, Angel Pagan and Daniel Murphy all had three hits and drove in a run for the victors.

Daniel McCutchen (1-1) took the loss behind Charlie Morton, who got through six innings and was charged with three runs -- one earned -- on 11 hits.

Chris Snyder hit a two-run homer in the loss, Pittsburgh's fifth in seven games.

The Pirates tied the game, 3-3, in their turn of the seventh when Ronny Cedeno's fielder's choice grounder scored Lyle Overbay.

McCutchen relieved Morton in the bottom half having allowed just one earned run in 22 1/3 innings this season. But the reliever walked Carlos Beltran leading off, gave up a single to Murphy and served up a gapper to Thole that brought home both runners.

"This was a night that a leadoff walk became a challenge right away," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Updated Mets Memorial Day Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 53

Harris replaces Reyes at Lead off
Updated Mets Memorial Day Starting  Lineup vs. Pirates - Game 53: 
  1. Harris-3B
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-1B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Thole-C
  7. Pridie-LF
  8. Tejada-SS
  9. Gee-RHP
    Happy Memorial Day!  The Mets are 21-28 all-time on Memorial Day.

    Jose Reyes has left the team to be with his family due to his grandmother's passing...

    Preview : 2011 Regular Season Game 53 - Pirates at Mets

    Charlie has been tough so far
    Pittsburgh Pirates (24-27) at New York Mets (24-28), 7:10 p.m.

    Probable Starting Pitchers: Pittsburgh - Charlie Morton (5-2, 2.61) New York - Dillon Gee (4-0, 3.83)

    Charlie Morton has been a pleasant surprise for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season and will make his 10th start tonight against the New York Mets in the opener of a four-game series at Citi Field.

    Although Morton lost his most recent outing, he's still an impressive 5-2 with a 2.61 earned run average this season. Morton has never won six games in a season and was the hard-luck loser in a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Atlanta last Tuesday at PNC Park, where he allowed both runs and seven hits in seven innings. The right-hander was coming off a shutout at Cincinnati that pushed his 2011 road record to 4-1 in five starts.

    Morton has faced the Mets twice in his career, one of which was a start, and he is 0-0 with a 2.57 ERA.

    Pittsburgh didn't give starter Jeff Karstens enough run support in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs in the finale of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Karstens allowed three runs -- two earned -- and seven hits in five innings to fall to 3-4 on the season. Lyle Overbay provided the offense for the Pirates with a two-run double in the first inning.

    The Pirates were aiming for a three-game sweep of the Cubs, but lost for the fourth time in six contests.

    "We're not disappointed. We went out and played a ballgame and they played better than us," said Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle after the Cubs loss. "We won the series. That was the objective coming in."

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