Showing posts with label Game 56. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 56. Show all posts

Monday, June 02, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 56 - Mets (4) at Phillies (3) - Duda's HR in 11th, Wins it for Mets


New York


W: J. Edgin (1-0) L: P. Aumont (0-1) S: J. Mejia (6)
HR: NYM - L. Duda (8)   PHI - R. Howard (11),M. Byrd (8)


Lucas Duda stroked a two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning to lift the New York Mets to a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday in the third straight extra-inning game between the NL East rivals.

After retiring the first two batters he's faced this season, Phillippe Aumont (0-1) walked Travis d'Arnaud in the 11th. Duda then smacked a second-pitch sinker over the center-field wall.

Josh Edgin (1-0) pitched a clean 10th inning to earn his first win of the season. Jenrry Mejia allowed a Marlon Byrd solo homer in the bottom of the 11th, but was able to record the next two outs to secure his sixth save of the year.

Chris Young and Curtis Granderson each drove in a run for the Mets, who have won five of their last six, including three of the first four games of this five-game series.

Ryan Howard had a two-run home run for the Phillies, who have lost three of their last four.

After the previous two games of this series went into 14 innings with each team taking a game, both clubs had opportunities to break the 2-2 tie in the seventh.

The Mets had runners on first and second with one out, but Cole Hamels got Eric Campbell swinging and sat down Young on his 125th pitch of the day to escape unscathed.

Cesar Hernandez was on second with one out when Domonic Brown singled to move Hernandez to third, but Brown was caught between first and second to make the second out. Ben Revere grounded out to strand Hernandez at third.

David Wright doubled to begin the fourth and Campbell beat out an infield single to third to put runners on the corners with no outs. Young's sac fly in foul territory was far enough down the third base line to score Wright.

Howard answered in the home half when he crushed a two-run homer to center field to put the Phillies ahead 2-1. Carlos Ruiz doubled with one-out to reach base.

A Jimmy Rollins' throwing error to first put Young on at first and advanced Campbell, who reached on a double, to third. Granderson lined a sac fly to left to tie the game at 2-2 in the sixth.

Game Notes

Mets starter Jonathon Niese yielded just two runs on eight hits over eight innings ... Hamels allowed just two runs -- one earned -- on six hits and four walks in seven innings ... Hamels passed Curt Schilling (1,554) for fourth on the Phillies all-time list for strikeouts with his strikeout against Campbell in the first inning ... Prior to Sunday's game, the Phillies placed pitcher Jeff Manship on the 15-day disabled list with a right quad strain and optioned outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. To take their places on the 25-man roster, the Phillies recalled Aumont and purchased the contract of pitcher Cesar Jimenez from Lehigh Valley.

Box Score:

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 56 - Lagares in There!

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 56

  1. Juan Lagares, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Eric Campbell, 1b
  5. Chris Young, lf
  6. Curtis Granderson, rf
  7. Ruben Tejada, ss
  8. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  9. Jon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 56 - Mets at Phillies - Niese (3-3) vs Hamels (1-3)

Preview: Game 56
New York Mets (26-29) at Philadelphia Phillies (24-29)

Probable Pitchers:
Jon Niese (3-3) 2.73 ERA vs Cole Hamels (1-3) 4.43 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 1:35 PM


On Sunday, the workload will be on starters Jonathon Niese and Cole Hamels to work deep into this fourth game of a five-game wraparound series.

The teams have split back-to-back 14-inning contests, with the Mets avenging Friday night's 6-5 defeat by outlasting the Phillies 5-4 on Saturday thanks to David Wright's two-out go-ahead single.

The marathons have lasted a combined 10 hours and 55 minutes with 934 pitches thrown, leaving both bullpens taxed to a near-breaking point. Sixteen relievers -- eight of them appearing in both games -- have combined to throw 534 pitches in 32 innings.

Saturday's loser Antonio Bastardo has allowed the lone run by Phillies relievers in 15 innings over the two contests, but the Mets (26-29) have conceded only three in 17 -- and the 285 pitches logged by their bullpen are their most in consecutive games dating to at least 1988.

Buddy Carlyle, called up from Triple-A after Friday's loss, got his first win since 2008 with three scoreless innings.

The Mets likely won't be able to call on Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jeurys Familia, and Josh Edgin and Scott Rice might be restricted to situational help. Left-hander Dana Eveland will be added to the roster before the game according to

For Philadelphia (24-29), Bastardo, Mike Adams, Jonathan Papelbon and Mario Hollands all have thrown at least one inning in both contests, and Jeff Manship -- who strained his right quadriceps trying to beat out a chopper in the bottom of the 13th -- is unavailable after striking out six in four hitless innings.

Bastardo has pitched four consecutive days, walking seven in three innings over that span, and likely would be only used as a last resort.

Niese (3-3, 2.74 ERA) has pitched at least six innings in seven of his 10 starts, but he has failed to do that in two of his last three.

The left-hander struggled with his command Tuesday against Pittsburgh, walking four in 5 2/3 innings before New York pulled out a 4-2 win.

Niese did beat Hamels (1-3, 4.43) in a 6-1 victory April 29, holding the Phillies to one run in seven innings while Hamels was tagged for six in 4 2-3. On May 11, Hamels fanned 10 and allowed one run in seven innings and Niese yielded three in six of New York's 5-4, 11-inning victory.

Hamels lost to Colorado on Tuesday after giving up a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning of a 6-2 defeat, and his 14 losses to the Mets are his most against any team. Wright is hitting .329 (23 for 70) with five homers and three doubles against the lefty, while David Murphy is 17 for 40 with a homer and four doubles.

This is the second straight year Philadelphia will deal with an overworked bullpen in a series -- its relievers tossed 407 pitches Aug. 24 and 25 against Arizona, with 351 of them coming in a 12-7, 18-inning defeat. The Phillies won the following game 9-5.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 56 - Mets (10) at Nationals (1) - Byrd and Gee Perform, Mets Win

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W: D. Gee (4-6) L: D. Haren (4-7)
HR: NYM - M. Byrd (7),D. Wright (8),M. Byrd (8)   WAS - None


Marlon Byrd belted a pair of homers and the New York Mets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 10-1 win over the Washington Nationals.

Byrd and Anthony Recker both drove in three runs, while David Wright had a two-run homer and Daniel Murphy had an RBI double for the Mets, who recorded 15 hits to even the three-game series entering Thursday's finale.

New York starter Dillon Gee (4-6) had seven strikeouts and allowed one run on nine hits and a walk over seven frames. He also contributed offensively by driving in one run.

Ian Desmond knocked in the lone run for the offensively struggling Nationals, who have mustered just 11 runs over their last six games. Starter Dan Haren (4-7) lasted four innings, giving up five runs on seven hits.

"I laid another egg tonight," Haren said. "I have to be better."

Denard Span doubled to begin the home half of the first and scored on a two- out single by Desmond to give Washington an early lead.

However, Byrd's two-run blast in the second would give the Mets the lead.

An inning later, Murphy -- who came into the game hitless in his last 13 at- bats -- singled with one out. Wright then homered on the first pitch thrown to him by Haren to make it 4-1.

Following a fly out by Lucas Duda, Byrd hit his second homer of the night into the stands in left.

"It was nice to extend the lead and tack on runs," Wright said.

The Mets scored two more runs in the fifth. Murphy drew a walk to lead off and Wright delivered a single to left. After Duda and Byrd struck out, Ike Davis walked to load the bases. Recker then smacked a single to left, plating Murphy and Wright.

The Mets weren't done yet, though, as they added three more runs in the seventh. Recker ripped an RBI double, advanced to third on a Juan Lagares single and scored on a single by Gee. Two batters later, Murphy doubled deep to left to bring Lagares home.

After 107 pitches, Gee was replaced by Greg Burke, who allowed a one-out double by Anthony Rendon but nothing else.

Robert Carson came to pitch the ninth for New York. He hit Jeff Kobernus with a 1-1 pitch to start the inning, but got Span, pinch-hitter Chad Tracy and Ryan Zimmerman out in eight pitches to end the game.

Game Notes

Murphy hit his 19th double of the season, most in the National League ... Washington was 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position ... Desmond has hit safely in nine straight games ... Adam LaRoche went 1-for-2 for Washington and is 36-for-105 (.343) since May 2 ... The Nationals are 24-23 all-time against the Mets at Nationals Park.

Box Score:

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Preview: Game 56 - Mets at Nationals - Gee vs Haren

New York Mets (22-33) at Washington Nationals (29-29) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 11 3-6 5.685.22-37.765/30@NYYW7.1411-117.14.67
D. Haren (R) 11 4-6 5.096.13-14.825/30@BALL7.1820-218.15.89


With top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler knocking at the door, Dillon Gee made the case to remain in the New York Mets' rotation last time out.

Gee looks to even his club's three-game series with the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.

The right-hander headed into last Thursday's showdown with the New York Yankees having posted a 6.34 earned run average on the season, but held the Bronx Bombers to just a run on four hits without a walk. Gee also struck out a career-best 12 batters over 7 1/3 innings to log his longest start of the season.

He 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.

"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.

Gee won for the first time in five starts and sits 3-6 with a 5.68 ERA through 11 starts this season.

The 27-year-old did beat the Nationals at home on April 21 with 5 2/3 scoreless innings, scattering three hits and three walks while striking out six in a 2-0 win.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Recap: Game 56 - Mets at Nationals - Mets Lose in 12 Innings

Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.)

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Washington (31-22) «0010200101027130

W: R. Detwiler (4-3) L: E. Ramirez (0-1)
HR: NYM - J. Valdespin (2),D. Wright (7),S. Hairston (8)   WAS - None

Washington overcame a pair of one-run deficits in extra innings before Bryce Harper hit the game-winning single in the 12th to lift the Nationals over the New York Mets, 7-6, in the opener of a three-game series on Tuesday.

Harper finished with two RBI, while Ian Desmond knocked in three runs, including the game-tying double prior to Harper's two-out bases-loaded knock in the 12th, in Washington's second win in three games.

"Sometimes it takes some people some time to really learn how to stay calm in those situations. Everyone, obviously, is not going to do it every time, but for the most part, for how young he is, he does a really good job of it," Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman said about Harper.

Ross Detwiler (4-3) earned the win despite allowing the go-ahead home run by Scott Hairston in the top of the 12th.

Elvin Ramirez (0-1) gave up the deciding runs to take the loss for New York, which has dropped its last two games.

The Nationals' first deficit came in the 10th inning after Hairston hit a leadoff single, stole second and advanced to third on a groundout by Andres Torres.

David Wright came up to the plate next and during his at-bat, Henry Rodriguez bounced a breaking ball in the dirt that skipped off the glove of Jesus Flores and went towards the dugout, allowing Hairston to jog home for the go- ahead run.

But the Nationals were able to tie the game in the bottom of the 10th due to a slew of defensive gaffes.

Zimmerman reached first on a fielding error by Jordany Valdespin to start the frame, advanced to second on a grounder to first that Ike Davis could not field cleanly and then went to third on a wild pitch by Bobby Parnell.

After a Michael Morse walk, Desmond hit a hard grounder to short for what could have been a game-ending double play, but Valdespin had the ball carom off the heel of his glove for his second error of the inning, allowing Zimmerman to score the tying run.

Flores reached on an infield single two batters later to load the bases with two outs, but Parnell escaped the jam by fanning Rick Ankiel to end the inning and keep the game alive.

New York went on top again in the 12th when Hairston led off by pulling a hanging 3-2 slider over the left-field wall, but Washington countered with back-to-back doubles by Morse and Desmond to knot the game at six in the bottom of the inning.

Desmond then moved to third with one out on a Ramirez wild pitch before an intentional walk to Flores and Detwiler worked a walk to loaded the bases.

Ramirez seemed as if he would escape the inning after he induced a bouncer to first from Xavier Nady that Davis threw home for the force and then got ahead 0-2 to Harper, but Harper lined the next pitch to left and it fell just in front of a diving Vinny Rottino to bring home the deciding run.

"It feels pretty bad," Hairston said about the loss. "It was one of those games where it was going back-and-forth and we had a couple of unfortunate situations on the field where things didn't go our way, but it's over with and I guess we're just going to have to learn from it and come ready to play tomorrow."

Washington broke the scoreless tie in the third inning on Harper's RBI single and then added to its lead in the fifth inning after a Jordan Zimmermann double and a walk by Steve Lombardozzi placed runners on first and second with one out.

Two batters later, Ryan Zimmerman slapped a base hit up the middle to score Jordan Zimmermann. Lombardozzi was also able to cross the plate on the play on Omar Quintanilla's throwing error to home when he tried to prevent Lombardozzi from scoring while Zimmerman was caught in a rundown between first and second, but threw the ball to the backstop.

New York answered with pinch-hitter Valdespin's leadoff home run to right field and Wright's solo shot to left-center in the sixth to get within 3-2.

Torres' two-run double in the eighth inning gave the Mets their first lead of the game, but Washington quickly answered in the bottom of the eighth on Desmond's run-scoring single to knot the game at four.

Game Notes

Wright's home run was his 736th career run scored, breaking his tie with Jose Reyes to give him the most in team history...Zimmermann started the game for Washington and allowed two runs on five hits with five strikeouts over six innings...Chris Young made his first start since May 1 of last year due to right shoulder surgery and gave up three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and a walk through five innings for New York...Washington has won seven of its last eight games against the Mets.

Box Score:

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Preview: Game 56 - Mets at Nationals - Chris Young Makes his 2012 Mets Debut

New York Mets (31-24) at Washington Nationals (30-22) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Young (R) 0 0-0 0.005.10-00.00---ND0.0000-00.00.00
J. Zimmermann (R) 10 3-5 2.805.20-33.345/28@MIAL6.0841-218.04.50

The Washington Nationals are sputtering, but they still hold an unlikely lead by the slimmest of margins in the cluttered NL East.

It may be even more surprising that the New York Mets aren't far behind.

The Nationals will try to reverse a sluggish stretch in the opener of this three-game series against the visiting Mets on Tuesday night.

Washington (30-22) and New York (31-24) are two of baseball's biggest surprises through the season's first two months.

The Nationals' emergence into a potential division contender has them sitting percentage points ahead of Miami for the East lead. However, the Mets are just one-half game back while Atlanta trails by two and Philadelphia by four in the NL's tightest race.

Washington, though, has lost four of five after wasting a two-run first inning to fall 3-2 to the Braves on Sunday.

New York also enters this series looking to bounce back, losing 5-4 to St. Louis on Monday after winning the first three games of the series while allowing just one total run.

The Mets have still won seven of 10 thanks largely to their rotation, which is 7-0 with a 1.50 ERA while allowing opponents to hit .175 during that stretch.

They'll try to continue that success by giving Chris Young his first start since May 1, 2011, as he returns from the same major shoulder surgery that Johan Santana had.

Young went 1-0 with a 2.35 ERA in four rehabilitation starts.

"I'd say just going in, there was just so much unknown, and there still is," Young told the team's official website. "There's been so much hard work, a lot of time, commitment and dedication. If that's what makes it smooth, then you can call it that, but I wouldn't say its been easy, and I don't expect it to continue to be."

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Happy Recap : 2011 Regular Season Game 56 - Pirates at Mets (Mets Comeback)

Final Score: New York 9, Pittsburgh 8

Ruben Tejada knocked in three runs, including the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, lifting the New York Mets to a 9-8 win over Pittsburgh in the finale of a four-game series.

Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and knocked in four and Daniel Murphy added an RBI on a pinch-hit single as the Mets earned a split of the series after losing the previous two games.

New York starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey was shelled for seven runs on 10 hits in five innings, but was saved by the bullpen and offense.

"The guys came back and fought," said Pelfrey. "If you come back and tie the game and then lose, I would rather take the loss. But if you come back and win, it takes some of the disappointment [away]."

Tim Byrdak, Bobby Parnell, Jason Isringhausen and Francisco Rodriguez pitched one inning apiece, allowing one run on four hits and one walk. Isringhausen (1-0) picked up the win and Rodriguez got his 16th save of the season.

Xavier Paul went 4-for-5 with a triple, an RBI, three runs scored and two stolen bases. Andrew McCutchen was 2-for-5 with two RBI and a stolen base and Neil Walker added a two-run homer and four RBI for the Pirates, who have lost three of their last five games.

Jose Veras (1-2) was charged with the loss after surrendering two runs in the eighth. He walked four batters, including one with the bases loaded.

Pittsburgh starter Paul Maholm gave up seven runs -- six earned -- on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.

It was 7-0 Pittsburgh going into the Mets' half of the third, when they began their comeback.

With two outs, Jose Reyes singled to left field and moved to second on a Justin Turner base hit. Beltran then belted a 1-2 pitch over the left field fence to cut Pittsburgh's lead to four in what Mets manager Terry Collins thought was the turning point in the game.

"We had a couple guys on, which we had done several times, but we finally got a big swing. That got us right back in the game," he said.

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