Showing posts with label Game 55. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 55. Show all posts

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 55 - Mets (5) at Phillies (4) - Mets Steal One in Philly - 14 Innings Again


New York


W: B. Carlyle (1-0) L: A. Bastardo (3-3) S: C. Torres (2)
HR: NYM - R. Tejada (1)   PHI - R. Howard (10)


David Wright delivered a two-out RBI single in the top of the 14th inning to lift the New York Mets to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the third installment of a five-game series at Citizens Bank Park.

Antonio Bastardo (3-3) replaced reliever Jeff Manship, who didn't allow a base runner in four innings but was injured running out a possible game-winning infield hit in the 13th. Bastardo walked Ruben Tejada and pinch-hitter Juan Lagares laid down a sac bunt to start the frame. Following an intentional walk and a pop out, Wright connected on a fastball to left to plate the go-ahead run.

Buddy Carlyle (1-0) pitched three innings of relief, allowing just two hits to earn his first win of the season.

After allowing the first two base runners to reach in the bottom of the 14th, Carlos Torres struck out two around a line out to secure his second save of the season.

Tejada finished 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a pair of RBI and two runs scored for the Mets, who have won five of their last seven contests.

The Phillies had a couple of opportunities in the extra innings to win the game but failed to come through.

With a runner on third and two outs in the 13th, it looked like Manship was going to beat out a chopper to second before pulling up with his quad injury. Philadelphia also had runners on the corners in the 10th with two outs but Marlon Byrd struck out to end the inning.

Earlier, Chris Young and Daniel Murphy each singled to begin the game. With runners on the corners and two outs, Bobby Abreu knocked in Young with a single to right and Lucas Duda followed with an RBI double to right to make it 2-0.

Tejada crushed a two-out solo home run to left in the fourth that snapped a personal 552 at-bat homerless streak.

The Mets made it 4-0 in the sixth on a two-out RBI single to left off the bat of Tejada. Abreu doubled and Duda was intentionally walked to reach base.

Ryan Howard crushed a hanging curveball to pull the Phillies within a run in the seventh. Jimmy Rollins singled to start the frame and Chase Utley followed with a walk before Howard's three-run homer to left field.

Ben Revere hit his third triple of the season with one out in the eighth off Daisuke Matsuzaka. Scott Rice, who took the mound after a Rollins' groundout to first, walked Utley on four pitches. Rice then fanned Howard to keep the 4-3 advantage.

Byrd smacked a double that landed just fair in right field to start the ninth. Domonic Brown tied the game with a line drive into left field. Pinch-hitter Cesar Hernandez followed with a sacrifice bunt to put Brown in scoring position, but Friday's hero, Reid Brignac, struck out and Carlos Ruiz popped out to end the threat.

Game Notes

Howard's three-run shot in the seventh accounted for his 1,000 RBI in his career; Howard's 1230 games are the fewest number of games to reach 1,000 RBI among all active major league players ... Mets starter Jacob deGrom yielded three runs on three hits while striking out a career-high 11 batters in 6 1/3 innings... Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick surrendered four runs on eight hits over six innings ... Philadelphia finished 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position, while New York went 4-for-15 with RISP ... Saturday marked the first time the Phillies played consecutive games of 14 or more innings in club history. The Phils took Friday's contest, 6-5, in 14 frames ... The game lasted five hours and 32 minutes.

Box Score:

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 55

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 55:

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. Jacob deGrom (L) P

Preview: Game 55 - Mets at Phillies - deGrom (0-2) vs Kendrick (1-5)

Preview: Game 55
New York Mets (25-29) at Philadelphia Phillies (24-28)

Probable Pitchers:
Jacob deGrom (0-2) 1.83 ERA vs Kyle Kendrick (1-5) 4.05 ERA
TV - PIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 3:05 PM


Mets Rookie Jacob deGrom has been outstanding through his first three starts, but they've all ended in losses for New York (25-29) as he's gone 0-2 with a 1.83 ERA.

The New York Mets look to finally give deGrom some support Saturday when they continue a five-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The right-hander has been backed by four runs while becoming the first Mets pitcher to have an ERA under 2.00 through his first three starts without a win since Pete Harnisch and Mike Birkbeck in 1995.

Jim McAndrew is the only Mets rookie to do that through his first four starts in 1968.

The bullpen didn't do deGrom any favors Monday, wasting his 6 2-3 scoreless innings by surrendering five runs over the last two of a 5-3 defeat to Pittsburgh.

DeGrom is also doing his part at the plate, going 4 for 5 while getting at least one hit in each of his three starts. A shortstop at Stetson, he's accounted for half of New York's hits by pitchers.

The Mets may need him to go deep into this outing after fellow rookie Rafael Montero lasted 3 2-3 innings before seven relievers were used in a 6-5, 14-inning loss to the Phillies (24-28) on Friday.

New York had won the previous six meetings in Philadelphia, including a 4-1 victory in the opener of this series Thursday.

The Phillies will turn to Kyle Kendrick (1-5, 4.04), who may sympathize with deGrom's plight for a win. Kendrick is 8-8 with a 3.58 ERA vs the Mets in his career..

Kendrick scattered six hits in 6 2-3 innings of a 9-0 victory over Colorado on Monday, his first in 17 starts since beating the Chicago Cubs 9-8 on Aug. 6. Kendrick was 0-10 with a 5.11 ERA during his drought while receiving an average of 2.51 runs of support.

The right-hander gave up four runs in 5 1-3 innings of a 5-4 win at New York on May 10. He's won his last two home starts against the Mets, yielding four runs in 13 2-3 innings. David Wright sees RED when he meets Kendrick, He is batting .341 (15 for 44) with 3 big flies... Daniel Murphy is not hot vs Kendrick batting a mere .200 (6 for 30)...Lucas Duda also in the cold zone vs Kendrick (3 for 18) batting .167. Juan Lagares, who leads off is batting .600 (3 for 5) with a 2B...

Domonic Brown snapped out of his slump Friday, connecting for a three-run homer while adding another RBI. He had been 3 for 30 with one homer and two RBIs over his previous 10 games.

Mets can beat Kendrick, they just have to have the Wright kind of day...LGM!

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Recap: Game 55 - Mets (2) at Nationals (3) - Mets blow it in the 9th

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W: T. Clippard (4-1) L: B. Parnell (4-2)
HR: NYM - None   WAS - I. Desmond (8)


Steve Lombardozzi hit the game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Washington Nationals rallied to down the New York Mets, 3-2, in the opener of a three-game set at Nationals Park.

Lombardozzi's fly ball scored Adam LaRoche, who drove in the game-tying run with a single earlier in the ninth.

"That's the first walk-off for me personally," Lombardozzi said, "those are the moments you dream about."

Bobby Parnell (4-2) took the hill for the Mets in the final inning holding a 2-1 lead. Ryan Zimmerman, though, opened up the action with a double to right- center. Zimmerman advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored the tying run on LaRoche's RBI single through the right side.

Parnell remained in the game and served up a double to Ian Desmond, then was forced to intentionally walk Roger Bernadina to load the bases. That's when Lombardozzi battled through a lengthy at-bat and drove a slicing fly ball to left that easily plated the game-winner.

"They're a good-hitting team," Parnell added. "That's a good part of their lineup. I didn't walk them or anything like that."

Tyler Clippard (4-1) earned the win after relieving Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann in the top of the ninth.

Zimmermann, who is still searching for his ninth win of the season, lasted eight solid innings, allowing just four hits and two unearned runs with four strikeouts.

The Mets, who have dropped four straight, saw starter Jeremy Hefner allow one run on four hits while striking out seven over seven frames.

"It's a little tough, but I'll take Bobby any day," Hefner said.

New York made the most of a Washington miscue in the fifth and took a 2-1 lead on Omar Quintanilla's two-run triple down the right-field line.

Earlier in the frame, Rick Ankiel grounded into a fielder's choice. LaRoche tried to get the lead runner out at second, and his throw was off the mark for an error.

Hefner added to the rally with a sacrifice bunt, moving both runners to second and third, before Quintanilla's triple snuck past LaRoche and went into the corner in right.

New York, which looked to bounce back after dropping three games in Miami over the weekend, once again dealt with a shaky bullpen outing, depleting the team's chances in the late innings.

Desmond's one-out, line-drive homer to left -- his eighth of the year -- opened up the scoring in the second and puts the Nationals on top 1-0.

Game Notes

Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday after being out since May 2, finished 1-for-4 ... The Nationals also placed second baseman Danny Espinosa on the 15-day DL, recalled infielder Anthony Rendon from Triple-A Syracuse, selected the contract of pitcher Ian Krol from Double-A Harrisburg and designated pitchers Henry Rodriguez and Zach Duke for assignment, all prior to Tuesday's game ... Zimmermann has not lost in his last 17 starts at Nationals Park ... The Nats won for the first time this season when trailing after six innings ... When scoring three or more runs this season, the Nationals are 25-6.

Box Score:

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Preview: Game 55 - Mets at Nationals - Hefner vs Zimmermann

New York Mets (22-32) at Washington Nationals (28-29) 7:05 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 10 1-5 4.745.11-36.115/29@NYYW6.0931-116.05.06
J. Zimmermann (R) 11 8-3 2.376.05-01.505/29@BALL6.01071-221.04.29


Armed with a losing record for the first time in over a month, the Washington Nationals hope to get on track Tuesday evening whey they begin a three-game series with the New York Mets.

The Nationals have lost four of five and 10 of their last 15 games to fall under .500 (28-29) for the first time since they were 13-14 back on April 30. That came as a result of a loss to the Atlanta Braves, the same scenario that led to this current dip under the even mark.

Washington finished up a three-game set with Atlanta by dropping Sunday's 6-3 contest, held to just five hits for a second game in a row. Ian Desmond had two of those in the finale, including a home run.

Nathan Karns took the loss after giving up four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings of work.

"I'm continuing to grow up here," said Karns, who was making his second career start. "I'm able to become what is more my game up here. It's just nice that I am making progress but I'm still not satisfied."

The Nationals have been satisfied with most of Jordan Zimmermann's starts this season, though the right-hander will try to rebound on Tuesday from his worst outing of the campaign.

Taking aim at a ninth victory, Zimmermann instead suffered a 9-6 loss at Baltimore last Wednesday as he allowed season highs of seven runs, 10 hits and three home runs over six-plus innings. He fell to 8-3 on the season with a 2.37 earned run average.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Recap: Game 55 - Cards at Mets - Mets Lose Series Finale 5-4

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (31-24)000100210461

W: M. Rzepczynski (1-3) L: J. Rauch (3-5)
S: J. Motte (9)
HR: STL - A. Craig (6)   NYM - L. Duda (9),S. Hairston (7)

Allen Craig's two-run homer in the eighth lifted the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Mets, 5-4, in the finale of a four-game set at Citi Field.

Craig finished the game 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored to help the Cardinals avoid the four-game sweep. Matt Holiday went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored and Rafael Furcal drove in a run for St. Louis, which halted a five-game skid.

Marc Rzepczynski (1-3) took the win after throwing one inning of relief. Kyle Lohse started the game and gave up one run on two hits while striking out three over six frames.

Jason Motte earned his ninth save of the year after throwing 1 1/3 perfect innings.

Scott Hairston hit a two-run homer and Lucas Duda had a solo homer for the Mets, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Jon Rauch (3-5) was pegged with the loss after giving up Craig's homer. Dillon Gee started for New York and gave up three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and fanned eight over seven frames.

Craig's two-run blast in the eighth put the Cardinals ahead 5-3. Holiday singled and Craig followed two hitters later with his sixth homer of the year.

The Mets got one run back in the bottom of the frame to make it 5-4. Jason Thole singled, moved to third when Kirk Nieuwenhuis doubled and scored on Andres Torres' sacrifice fly to right.

It wouldn't be enough, however, as Motte entered the game. After getting David Wright to line out to end the eighth, Motte retired the side in order in the ninth.

The Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning. Holiday roped a double to left then scored when Craig slapped one over the bag at first for a single.

But Duda's solo shot in the home half knotted it up at 1-1. It was Duda's ninth of the year.

St. Louis pushed two across in the seventh to go ahead 3-1. Craig walked then moved to third when David Freese singled to left-center. Daniel Descalso then tapped one back to the pitcher, but Gee's throw short-hopped Omar Quintanilla to allow Craig to score. Ardon Chambers followed with a single to load the bases for Furcal, who grounded into a fielder's choice that plated Freese.

Hairston clobbered a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the home half to even the game at 3-3. Wright opened the frame with a single before Hairston belted the 3-2 slider deep into the left-field stands for his seventh homer of the season.

Game Notes

The Cardinals had just one run in the series entering Monday's game...St. Louis will travel to Houston on Tuesday to begin a three-game set with the Astros...Lohse is 0-4 lifetime in six career starts in New York...Wright scored his 735th run tying him with former-Met Jose Reyes for first on the team's all-time list...The Mets have never swept the Cardinals in a four-game series in New York.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 55

Today's Mets Starting Lineup:

  1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, lf
  2. Andres Torres, cf
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Lucas Duda, rf
  5. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  6. Ike Davis, 1b
  7. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  8. Mike Nickeas, c
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 55 - Cardinals at Mets - Gee tries for the first four game sweep of Cards in 26 years

St. Louis Cardinals (27-27) at New York Mets (31-23) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
K. Lohse (R) 11 5-1 3.365.24-13.295/30@ATLND5.0950-017.05.29
D. Gee (R) 10 4-3 4.696.01-35.355/30PHIND6.2622-020.12.66

To say the Mets have gotten incredible pitching against the Cardinals would be an understatement. New York hopes Dillon Gee can keep the momentum going this afternoon and pitch his club to its first four-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in over 26 years.

New York has allowed just one run over the first three games of this set and none from its starters. Johan Santana pitched the franchise's first no-hitter in Friday's 8-0 series-opening win and R.A. Dickey followed that up with a seven-hit shutout on Saturday.

It was Jon Niese's turn on Sunday and he pitched six scoreless innings to key a 6-1 victory that pulled the Mets into a virtual tie with the Nationals and Marlins for first place in the National League East.

Niese scattered six hits and set a new career high with 10 strikeouts as the Mets won for the seventh time in nine games.

"This is incredible. To throw a no-hitter one night, then a complete-game shutout the next night and do what Niese did tonight, I think it says a lot," said Mets catcher Josh Thole.

The Cardinals ended their scoreless drought at 26 straight innings on Adron Chambers' RBI single in the eighth inning, but still suffered their season- high fifth straight loss after Jake Westbrook allowed five runs in his five- plus inning start.

St. Louis has also lost eight of 10 and is on its longest skid since a seven- game losing streak from June 10-17 of last year. The Cards now sit at .500 on the season (27-27) and third in the NL Central, 3 1/2 games back of the front- running Reds.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 55

Mets Starting Lineup vs. Pittsburgh - Game 55:

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

Preview : 2011 Regular Season Game 55 - Pirates at Mets

Pittsburgh Pirates (25-28) at New York Mets (25-29), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Pittsburgh - Kevin Correia (7-4, 3.44) New York - Chris Capuano (3-5, 4.94)

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Kevin Correia puts his solid road record to the test tonight in the third portion of a four-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Correia is 6-1 with a superb 2.35 earned run average in seven road assignments this season and continued his solid trend as the visitor in Friday's 4-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Correia fired 7 1/3 shutout innings of four-hit ball to push his overall record to 7-4 in 12 games (11 starts) and lower his ERA to 3.44.

The right-hander has won two straight starts since a personal two-game slide and is 4-2 in his previous six decisions. He can become the majors' first eight-game winner, but hasn't had much success in his career against the Mets, going 1-3 with a 2.94 ERA in 10 games, four of which have been starts.

Pittsburgh improved to 3-2 on a seven-game road trip with Tuesday's 5-1 victory behind a pair of runs batted in from Brandon Wood and Neil Walker. Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Pirates, who got six innings of one-run ball from starter James McDonald in the no- decision. Evan Meek notched the win with a scoreless seventh inning.

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