Showing posts with label Game 54. Show all posts
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Monday, June 03, 2013

Recap: Game 54 - Mets (6) at Marlins (11) - Dobbs does number to Mets

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Miami (16-41) «31000313x11160

W: W. LeBlanc (1-5) L: S. Rice (3-4)
HR: NYM - L. Duda (10),O. Quintanilla (1),I. Davis (5)   MIA - G. Dobbs (2)


Greg Dobbs hit a three-run homer and Marcell Ozuna drove in four runs and was a home run shy of the cycle as the Miami Marlins crushed the New York Mets, 11-6, to earn the team's first sweep of the season in the finale of a three-game series at Marlins Park.

Chris Coghlan and Ed Lucas both had four hits and drove in two runs apiece for the Marlins, who last swept New York in a three-game series in Miami on May 28-30, 2009. Wade LeBlanc (1-5) earned the win after relieving starter Kevin Slowey in the fifth.

"The first couple of days here I was just getting acclimated," said Lucas, who was called up to the Marlins on Monday. "We've been winning. I saw my name in the lineup today and it was the first time I got to the park and I thought, I'm here, let's play baseball. Let's get a win. It's not so much about me anymore, it's about the team."

Slowey allowed six runs on six hits over 4 1/3 frames for Miami, which has won three straight following a season-high nine-game losing skid.

"First and foremost, it's another win for us and that's huge," said Slowey. "It's a big series sweep at home."

Lucas Duda, Ike Davis and Omar Quintanilla all homered for the Mets, who held a 6-4 lead through five frames, but saw the club's bullpen give up a combined seven runs to close out the contest. Scott Rice (3-4) absorbed the loss after blowing a save in the sixth. Rice walked four and was charged with three runs in 2/3 of an inning.

Matt Harvey could have made franchise history by becoming the first Mets pitcher to ever remain unbeaten through his first 12 starts of a season (5-0), but the right-hander has just one win over his last eight starts. He lasted a season-low five innings and tied a season-high by yielding four earned runs on 10 hits.

"I'm not happy about the start at all," said Harvey. "I've got to be better, I've got to move on. I'll take my 24 hours and get ready for Friday."

With one out in the fifth and the score tied 4-4, LeBlanc forced Duda into a fielder's choice, putting runners on first and third, but Marlon Byrd followed with an RBI single. Davis kept the rally alive with another run-scoring single down the right-field line to give the Mets a 6-4 lead.

In the bottom of the fifth, though, Miami took the lead in similar fashion and jumped on Rice.

The lefty issued four walks and allowed Ozuna's two-run double which tied the game, and Coghlan's run-scoring groundout that gave the Marlins a 7-6 advantage.

The inning proved to take the wind out of the Mets' sails, as the hosts poured on one run in the seventh and three runs in the eighth. Dobbs' blast in the eighth blew the game open.

Miami surprisingly got to Harvey in the first inning, scoring three runs.

Juan Pierre and Lucas smacked consecutive singles to start the action and came home on Ozuna's triple over the head of Mets outfielder Rick Ankiel, who misjudged the ball in center. Coghlan, made it 3-0 with an RBI double to shallow right.

Duda answered for the Mets in the second by opening up the inning with a shot to right, however, Miami added another run in the home half on Lucas' RBI single up the middle that made it 4-1.

New York fought back over the next two innings and tied the game thanks to a pair of homers. Quintanilla hit one-out bomb in the third and Davis came through in the fourth with a two-run shot to center, his first home run since April 25, knotting the game at 4-4.

Game Notes
New York dropped three straight following a five-game winning streak ... All of Duda's 10 homers this season have been solo shots ... Miami is 6-3 versus the Mets this season ... Harvey also struggled against the Marlins on April 29, lasting a then season-low 5 1/3 innings and allowing one run with seven strikeouts in a 4-3, 15-inning road loss. 

Box Score:

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 54

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 54

  1. Omar Quintanilla, SS
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Lucas Duda, LF
  5. Marlon Byrd, RF
  6. Ike Davis, 1B
  7. John Buck, C
  8. Rick Ankiel, CF
  9. Matt Harvey, P

Preview: Game 54 - Mets at Marlins - Harvey vs Slowey

New York Mets (22-31) at Miami Marlins (15-41) 1:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 11 5-0 1.856.13-01.635/28NYYND8.0611-021.22.91
K. Slowey (R) 11 1-5 3.595.10-33.675/28@TBND5.1840-213.17.43


Although Matt Harvey is unbeaten this season, the New York Mets right-hander has just one victory in his last seven starts.

Harvey heads to the mound this afternoon as the Mets try to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the team with the worst record in baseball - the Miami Marlins.

The Mets have been outscored 13-2 in the first two contests of this series.

"We've been struggling offensively for a while," Mets manager Terry Collins said.

Harvey didn't get a decision in New York's 2-1 win on Tuesday against the Yankees at Citi Field. He pitched eight innings and gave up six hits and fanned 10 without walking a batter. It marked Harvey's third double-digit strikeout game this season. The only Mets pitcher with more double-digit strikeout outings in his first 21 games was Dwight Gooden, who had eight.

Harvey has also limited opponents to a .172 batting average, tops in the majors.

The only previous time Harvey faced the Marlins was April 29 in Florida when he allowed a run over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 54 - Cards at Mets - Nieuwenhuis drives the Mets to win

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (31-23) «10020300x6112

W: J. Niese (4-2) L: J. Westbrook (4-5)
HR: STL - None   NYM - K. Nieuwenhuis (3)

Jon Niese went six scoreless innings and the Mets defeated the Cardinals, 6-1, on Sunday.

Niese (4-2) allowed six hits, set a career-high with 10 strikeouts, and continued a stellar series for the Mets starting rotation.

Johan Santana set the pace in the opener, tossing the first no-hitter in club history and R.A. Dickey followed with a seven-hit shutout on Saturday.

On Sunday, Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two-run homer and drove in three while Andres Torres added a two-run triple for the New York, which has won seven of its last nine games and will look for the sweep on Monday.

Jake Westbrook (4-5) gave up five runs on nine hits in five-plus innings and Adron Chambers had an RBI single in the eighth for the Cardinals, losers of five straight and eight of 10.

Torres, who went 3-for-4, doubled in the first inning then scored two batters later when Lucas Duda singled to right field.

Niese not only excelled on the mound, but also singled twice. The second hit preceded Nieuwenhuis' two-out, fourth-inning homer.

Westbrook was relieved after a walk and a Josh Thole single began the sixth inning. Nieuwenhuis pushed across a run with a base hit off of Sam Freeman and Torres tripled against Maikel Cleto, making it 6-0.

Chambers prevented the shutout with an RBI single off of Elvin Ramirez.

Game Notes

Niese's previous career-high in strikeouts was eight...Santana and Dickey also threw consecutive shutouts in 2010...The Cardinals were 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base.

Box Score:

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Preview: Game 54 - Cardinals at Mets - Niese will try to complete the sweep

St. Louis Cardinals (27-26) at New York Mets (30-23) 8:00 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Westbrook (R) 10 4-4 3.846.02-32.815/29@ATLL5.0550-215.08.40
J. Niese (L) 10 3-2 4.555.21-04.505/28PHIND5.0241-115.27.47

For a second straight start, Jonathon Niese must follow a pair of dominant performances from the top two pitchers in the New York Mets' rotation.

After shutting out St. Louis in the first two of this four-game set, the Mets hope Niese can help them hand the Cardinals a season-high fifth straight loss Sunday night at Citi Field.

Less than 24 hours after Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets history, knuckleballer R.A. Dickey allowed seven hits and struck out nine while going the distance in Saturday's 5-0 victory over the Cardinals.

It was the eighth win in 11 games for New York (30-23), which trails Washington by one game for the NL East lead.

"That's how you're going to be successful,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said. "It starts with pitching and it will always be pitching, and when those two guys go out there, we think we've got a chance to win."

The Mets, who last shut out three straight opponents May 25-27, 2010, blanked San Diego last Saturday and Sunday behind strong efforts from Santana and Dickey, respectively. Niese (3-2, 4.55 ERA), however, allowed four runs and a season-high five walks in five innings while not factoring in the decision of an 8-4 loss to Philadelphia on Monday.

"It's one of those things where I didn't have my good stuff," Niese told the Mets' official website. "That's the way it goes."

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Unhappy Recap : 2011 Regular Season Game 54 - Pirates at Mets

Final Score: Pittsburgh 5, New York 1

Neil Walker hit the tie-breaking two-run single in the eighth inning and Pittsburgh overcame a career-high 10 strikeouts from R.A. Dickey and beat the New York Mets, 5-1, for their first victory at Citi Field.

Brandon Wood added a two-run base hit in the ninth for the Pirates, who were 0-8 in their first two-plus seasons of play at the Mets' new stadium. Josh Harrison had two hits and an RBI in his major league debut.

James McDonald allowed six hits and fanned five batters over six innings in the start for the visitors. Evan Meek (1-1) threw the seventh to get the win.

Dickey (2-6) gave up five hits over 7 2/3 frames and fell to 0-5 in six home starts this season.  A True Warrior start for Dickey with his foot injury , who pitched his heart out.  But fell on the short end of the decision..

Jason Bay drove in the lone run for the Mets, who continued their power struggle with their seventh loss in 10 games to end the month of May. They have gone 10 consecutive games without a home run, the longest stretch for the team since 1980. Daniel Murphy hit the Mets' last home run on May 20 at Yankee Stadium.

Box Score : Click Here

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 54

Mets Starting Lineup vs. the Pirates - Game 54:    
  1. Pagan-CF
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Bay-LF
  5. Murphy-3B
  6. Evans-1B
  7. Thole-C
  8. Tejada-SS
  9. Dickey-RHP
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    Preview : 2011 Regular Season Game 54 - Pirates at Mets

    Pittsburgh Pirates (24-28) at New York Mets (25-28), 7:10 p.m.

    Probable Starting Pitchers: Pittsburgh - James McDonald (3-3, 5.23) New York - R.A. Dickey (2-5, 4.50)

    The New York Mets hope R.A. Dickey's injured right heel will hold up when he takes the mound tonight in the second installment of a four-game series versus the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field.

    The knuckleballer suffered the injury in Thursday's 9-3 loss against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field while trying to cover first base. He lasted just 2 2/3 innings that day and allowed four hits with one strikeout to remain at 2-5 on the season with a 4.50 ERA in 11 games (10 starts). Dickey tested the torn plantar fascia in his heel during a bullpen session on Sunday, and was optimistic on making Monday's start.

    "It's definitely something you can play through," Dickey said. "If it would've been an issue, I'd have to speak up. But having thrown my bullpen [session] yesterday and done some stuff today -- and recovered well from yesterday's bullpen -- all the signs point to the fact that it's going to be getting better as we go along here. Tomorrow should be no different."

    Dickey, a right-hander, is still searching for his first home win of the season and is only 0-4 with a 5.85 ERA in five starts at Citi Field this season. He is 1-0 in three games (2 starts) against the Pirates.

    The Mets got great pitching from unbeaten starter Dillon Gee in Monday's 7-3 win in the series opener. Gee limited the Pirates to three runs in seven innings, struck out eight batters and did not issue a walk, improving to 5-0 on the season. Jason Isringhausen and Francisco Rodriguez both threw a scoreless inning of relief to preserve New York's second straight win and third in nine tries.

    "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."

    News wasn't all that good for the depleted Mets as shortstop Jose Reyes was placed on the bereavement list after learning of his grandmother's death back home in the Dominican Republic. Reyes is expected to miss about a week of action for a ballclub that is already without third baseman David Wright (back) and first baseman Ike Davis (ankle). Reyes has posted six straight multi-hit games and leads the majors in that category with 26. Steve Henderson holds the franchise record with eight in a row from July 12-21, 1979.

    Daniel Murphy, Ruben Tejada and Angel Pagan finished with three hits and an RBI apiece, while Josh Thole drove in a pair of runs last night for New York, which is 2-2 so far on a 10-game homestand. Left fielder and former Pirate Jason Bay was given the day off on Memorial Day and will most likely return to the starting lineup this evening. Bay will face his former Pirates club for the first time since he was traded to Boston in a three-team deal on July 31, 2008. Bay is the only Rookie of the Year in Pittsburgh history.

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