Showing posts with label Game 57. Show all posts
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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 57 - Mets (11) at Phillies (2) - Flores Powers Mets to Victory with 6 RBI's


New York


W: B. Colon (5-5) L: R. Hernandez (2-3)
HR: NYM - W. Flores (1)   PHI - None


Wilmer Flores hit a grand slam and knocked in a career-high six runs, and the New York Mets took an 11-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the finale of a five-game set from Citizens Bank Park.

Bartolo Colon (5-5) earned the victory after hurling seven-plus innings, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts.

David Wright and Curtis Granderson each knocked in a pair of runs in the win, New York's ninth win in its last 10 in the City of Brotherly Love.

Roberto Hernandez (2-3) was saddled with the loss, giving up five runs -- four earned -- on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts.

The Phillies and Mets played a total of 57 innings in the unconventional series. Philadelphia dropped the final three games of the set and ended its 11-game homestand with a 4-7 mark.

Bobby Abreu doubled into the right-field corner with one out in the second and Lucas Duda followed with a run-scoring double to make it 1-0 Mets.

Ryan Howard, who homered in each of the last two games coming in, skied a towering drive out to center in the bottom half, where Matt den Dekker leaped at the wall to rob Howard of a solo homer.

Den Dekker saved another run in the third when he pegged Reid Brignac at home following a single by Ben Revere.

New York opened the sixth inning with three straight hits. Den Dekker and Daniel Murphy each singled to put runners at the corners before Wright knocked in both with a double to center.

Later in the inning, Chase Utley booted a potential inning-ending double play ball, and Flores made the Phillies pay with a double into right that scored two and increased the cushion to 5-0.

After a walk to Cesar Hernandez and a double by Utley, Howard got the Phillies on the board with an RBI groundout in the home half of the sixth.

Philadelphia chased Colon after back-to-back singles from Ben Revere and Hernandez to begin the eighth. Utley then flied out which allowed Revere to advance to third with one out.

Howard struck out, but Revere crossed home on a wild pitch by Jeurys Familia.

The Mets left no doubt of the game's outcome as Flores highlighted a six-run ninth with his grand slam off Phillipe Aumont.

Game Notes

The teams played two 14-inning affairs along with an 11-inning game during the set. The Phillies played consecutive 14-inning games for the first time in franchise history ... Philadelphia entered the game batting .209 during the homestand. It had seven hits on Monday ... Colon has won his last three starts and faced the Phillies for the first time since June 16, 2008. He entered 1-2 with a 4.65 ERA in five career matchups ... New York finished 5-for-12 with runners in scoring position, while Philadelphia went 1-for-8 in such instances.

Box Score:

Monday, June 02, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 57 - Matt den Dekker Leading Off

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 57:

1. Matt den Dekker (L) 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. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
8. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

Preview: Game 57 - Mets at Phillies - Colon (4-5) vs Hernandez (2-2)

Preview: Game 57
New York Mets (27-29) at Philadelphia Phillies (24-30)

Probable Pitchers:
Bartolo Colon (4-5) 4.73 ERA vs Roberto Hernandez (2-2) 3.72 ERA

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


The New York Mets have already had three lengthy games in Philadelphia and are set to play their fifth overall contest in the series Monday night.

They can't complain too much about all of this extra time at Citizens Bank Park given their recent success there.

Bartolo Colon will seek to lead the Mets to their ninth victory in 10 road games against the Phillies and sixth in seven games overall in a rescheduled contest.

The Mets (27-29) have won 18 of 24 in Philadelphia, including 4-1 this season with only a 14-inning loss Friday keeping them from being undefeated there. New York has played 25 more innings in the past two games and won both, with Lucas Duda hitting a two-run homer in the 11th in Sunday's 4-3 victory.

Collins' club has already clinched a second consecutive series victory, having won back-to-back games over Pittsburgh before winning three of four from the Phillies.

Colon (4-5, 4.73 ERA) now looks to win a third straight start. He had arguably his finest outing of the year Wednesday, yielding five hits in 7 1/3 innings in a 5-0 win over the Pirates. He struck out a season-best nine while throwing a season-high 121 pitches.

The right-hander has a 1.17 ERA in his back-to-back wins after going 0-2 with an 8.31 ERA in his previous three starts. He's helped the Mets post a 2.21 ERA in their last 11 games.

Colon is 2/3 with a 6.51 ERA in six road starts but was solid in his last one, giving up two runs over eight innings in a 5-2 win at Washington on May 17.

Colon is facing the Phillies (24-30) for the first time since an 8-2 loss for Boston on June 16, 2008, in Philadelphia. He's 1-2 with a 4.65 ERA in five career matchups.

He'll pitch opposite Phillies' No. 5 starter Roberto Hernandez (2-2, 3.76). The right-hander has been effective in each of his past four starts but has not gotten a victory in the last three.

Hernandez started that winless stretch with his lone career start against the Mets on May 9, allowing one run over five innings in a 3-2 victory. He pitched out of the bullpen over the ensuing two weeks and has done a decent job in two outings since rejoining the rotation, giving up four runs in 12 innings. However, he allowed nine walks in those two games.

He'll try to keep those free passes at a minimum while preventing the Mets from earning their seventh win in 10 road games.

The Phillies have batted .209 on their 11-game homestand that ends Monday.

Ryan Howard has gone deep each of the last two days and has four homers in his last seven games with 14 RBIs.

Duda has three homers and seven RBIs in his last seven games.

The last series to feature four straight extra-inning games was between Seattle and Texas in September 2002. Since 1912, no series has featured four games of 11-plus innings.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Recap: Game 57 - Marlins (2) at Mets (1) - Takes 20 innings to do it, but Mets again lose to Marlins

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W: K. Slowey (2-5) L: S. Marcum (0-7) S: S. Cishek (6)
HR: MIA - None   NYM - None


Sixteen scoreless frames went by until Adeiny Hechavarria plated the go-ahead run in the top of the 20th inning, lifting the Miami Marlins past the New York Mets, 2-1, in the longest game ever played at Citi Field.

The contest needed 6 hours and 25 minutes to be decided, but Hechavarria gave the Marlins their first and last lead when he recorded his third hit of the day with a liner off Shaun Marcum (0-7). The single scored Placido Polanco.

Kevin Slowey (2-5) tossed seven innings out of the bullpen for Miami and struck out eight to earn the win. Steve Cishek assured the end of the contest by putting down the Mets 1-2-3 in the final frame in the longest game of the season in the majors. It was Cishek's sixth save of the season.

Miami ended a 10-game road losing streak while also picking up its seventh win in 10 games against the Mets this season.

For New York, perhaps the only thing worse than losing the marathon contest was that it saw young ace Matt Harvey leave the game with a back injury prior to the start of the eighth inning. He had tossed seven innings of one-run ball before exiting the contest.

The Mets had a runner reach at least second base eight different times from the start of the ninth inning and were an anemic 0-for-19 with runners in scoring position for the contest and left 22 men on base.

"You give our pitchers a lot of credit," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said of the Mets' struggles in clutch situations. "We had to mix and match a little bit. Everybody did their job. It was a total team effort today."

Marcum retired 16 in a row but after crossing the 100-pitch mark in the 20th inning, he allowed a third straight single to allow the Marlins to push the go-ahead run across.

"He was unbelievable, he gave us everything he had," said Mets manager Terry Collins.

Polanco didn't have his first hit until his eighth at-bat, then came around to score on what proved to be the winning run on Hechavarria's hit.

The contest tied for the longest in Marlins history, with the team also playing a 20-inning affair against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 27, 2003.

It was just the Marlins' fourth win in their last 16 games. All the victories in that span have come against the Mets, having swept them in Miami last weekend.

Marcum, still winless on the campaign, gave New York eight innings of relief and struck out seven while allowing five hits -- three of which came in the 20th.

It was the second time Marcum pitched out the bullpen this season, taking the loss in a 15-inning contest between the Mets and Marlins back on April 29.

Harvey and Jose Fernandez each toed the rubber for their respective teams that day as well. The last time that two starting pitchers matched up in multiple games that went at least 15 innings in a season was in 1884.

Fernandez lasted six innings for Miami and struck out seven. The only run the Mets produced all day came off him, with Juan Lagares recording an RBI double in the second inning.

Harvey gave that run back on a Chris Coghlan sac fly in the fourth, but retired the last six batters he faced before a back issue took him out of the game.

While warming up to start the eighth, Collins noticed some discomfort in Harvey. He came out to the mound with a trainer and decided to replace him with Brandon Lyon.

New York had many opportunities to win the contest, but could never manufacture the big hit. Their best chance came in the bottom of the 12th, when they had runners on the corners for Marlon Byrd.

Byrd lifted a fly into right field, but Marcell Ozuna rifled his throw to the plate well ahead of the tagging Daniel Murphy. Murphy barreled over catcher Rob Brantly, but couldn't shake the ball from his glove and the Marlins got out of the jam unscathed.

Game Notes

There were a combined 140 at-bats in the contest ... Friday's opener to this three-game set was wiped out by Tropical Storm Andrea, with the team's arranging to make up the postponed affair with a double-header on Sept. 14 ... New York selected the contract of pitcher David Aardsma from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to the game, and he pitched a scoreless 12th. To make room for Aardsma, the Mets optioned pitcher Collin McHugh to Las Vegas and transferred pitcher Jeurys Familia to the 60-day disabled list.

Box Score:

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Mets Series Matchup Report: Mets Hitters vs Marlins Starters (Games 57-58)

NEW YORK METS (23-33, fourth place/NL East) vs. MIAMI MARLINS (16-44, fifth place/NL East)

Saturday 6/8: RHP Matt Harvey (5-0, 2.17) vs. RHP Jose Fernandez (3-3, 3.34), 1:10 p.m. ET

Sunday 6/9: LHP Jonathon Niese (3-5, 4.40) vs. RHP Tom Koehler (0-4, 3.70), 1:10 p.m. ET

Mets Series Matchup Report: 

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Jose Fernandez (1-0 - 1.69 ERA - 20K's)
Rick Ankiel2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Mike Baxter3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250
John Buck5 1 0 0 1 2 0 4 .200 .200 .800 1.000
Marlon Byrd1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Collin Cowgill3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ike Davis4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Lucas Duda6 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 .167 .286 .167 .452
Daniel Murphy7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286
Omar Quintanilla3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Anthony Recker2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Ruben Tejada4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Justin Turner2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Jordany Valdespin4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
David Wright5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Tom Koehler (0-1 - 3.72 ERA - 8K's)
Mike Baxter3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000
John Buck1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Marlon Byrd1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ike Davis3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Lucas Duda3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Daniel Murphy5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
Ruben Tejada6 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .500 .833
Justin Turner0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000
Jordany Valdespin1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
David Wright3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Mets Matchup Report: Mets Hitters vs Gio Gonzalez

The Mets were supposed to face Stephen Strasburg in the finale of the series, but instead they will LHP Gio Gonzalez. Here is what Mets hitters have done against him in the past.

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Gio Gonzalez  (3-1 - 3.82 ERA - 28 K's)
John Buck12 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 .167 .231 .250 .481
Marlon Byrd8 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .250 .400 .250 .650
Collin Cowgill2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Ike Davis12 4 1 0 1 2 1 4 .333 .385 .667 1.051
Lucas Duda3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 .333 .600 .333 .933
Daniel Murphy6 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333
Ruben Tejada6 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 .333 .556 .333 .889
Justin Turner13 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 .154 .154 .154 .308
David Wright11 3 0 1 1 2 3 1 .273 .429 .727 1.156

Preview: Game 57 - Mets at Nationals - Marcum vs Gonzalez

New York Mets (23-33) at Washington Nationals (29-30) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
S. Marcum (R) 7 0-6 5.715.20-35.125/31@MIAL6.2740-219.24.58
G. Gonzalez (L) 12 3-3 3.645.22-23.196/1@ATLND7.0310-120.02.70


Left-hander Gio Gonzalez looks to secure a series victory with his first win in six starts on Thursday night when he pitches the finale of the Washington Nationals' three-game set with the New York Mets.

Gonzalez has pitched well during his winless drought, posting a 2.14 earned run average while going 0-1. Without a victory since May 5, Gonzalez did not factor into a 2-1 extra-inning loss at Atlanta on Saturday. He hurled seven innings of one-run, three-hit ball, fanning seven to just one walk while going head-to-head with the Braves' Tim Hudson.

"The guys battled really hard and played their hearts out," said Gonzalez, who is 3-3 on the year with a 3.64 ERA in 12 starts. "They were out there swinging and doing their best, but Hudson pitched a great game."

The 27-year-old had a rare rough outing versus the Mets on April 20, yielding five runs on five hits and four walks over four innings of his club's 7-6 win. That dropped Gonzalez's career ERA versus New York to 3.82 with a 3-1 record in six meetings.

Gonzalez will hope that his offense can break out tonight as it has been held to 11 runs over the past six games. Washington got just enough from its bats to win a one-run game in Tuesday's opener, but was routed 10-1 last night by New York.

Marlon Byrd belted a pair of homers and David Wright also went deep as the Mets snapped a four-game slide by pounding out 15 hits.

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

New York starter Dillon Gee 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.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Recap: Game 57 - Mets at Nationals - Jackson Outduels Hefner

Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.)

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Washington (32-22) «30001010x592

W: E. Jackson (2-3) L: J. Hefner (1-3)
S: T. Clippard (5)
HR: NYM - None WAS - A. LaRoche (9)

Adam LaRoche - New York Mets v Washington NationalsAdam LaRoche homered and drove in four runs and Edwin Jackson earned a win for the first time since mid-April as the Nationals edged the Mets, 5-3.

Jackson (2-3), winless in his previous eight starts, allowed three runs -- two earned -- on three hits and four walks over seven frames.

"He was exceptional for us tonight," said Washington manager Davey Johnson about Jackson. "Seven strong innings and he probably had a little bit left in the tank."

Michael Morse went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Washington, which had lost four of five before taking the first two meetings of this three-game set.

Jeremy Hefner (1-3) took the loss after allowing four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits in six innings of work.

"I just didn't get it done and didn't execute my pitches," said Hefner. "They were hitting balls hard in those first three innings. I thought I did a little better in the later innings."

New York recorded just three hits in losing its third straight game.

The Nationals got to Hefner early, as LaRoche smacked a three-run homer in the first inning. Bryce Harper reached on an error and Ryan Zimmerman worked a walk prior to the first baseman's ninth round-tripper of the year.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis singled in a run in the away third, and David Wright scored on a Lucas Duda groundout in the fourth, cutting the Mets' deficit to 3-2.

Washington got a run back in the fourth on Morse's RBI single to right, and the teams traded runs in the seventh.

Ike Davis doubled leading off the top half and eventually scored on an Omar Quintanilla groundout before LaRoche's sacrifice fly to center chased home Steve Lombardozzi in the bottom half.

Sean Burnett pitched a perfect eight for Washington, and Tyler Clippard stranded a runner on second in the ninth to record his fifth save.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 57

Captain Kirk Leading Off
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 57:

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) Josh Thole C
8) Omar Quintanilla SS
9) Jeremy Hefner RHP

Check Out Tonight's Game Preview Here

Preview: Game 57 - Mets at Nationals - Hefner / Jackson Matchup

New York Mets (31-25) at Washington Nationals (31-22) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 2 1-2 5.604.20-13.605/29PHIW6.0631-214.26.75
E. Jackson (R) 10 1-3 3.175.21-13.545/29@MIAL6.2510-221.22.08

Edwin Jackson ended up being his own worst enemy last time out, pitching well but making a costly mistake that kept him winless through eight straight starts.

The Washington Nationals right-hander hopes to end that fruitless stretch this evening in the continuation of a three-game series with the New York Mets.

Jackson is 1-3 with a 3.17 earned run average through 10 starts this season and hasn't won since April 14. He has dropped back-to-back starts despite allowing only four earned runs in that span.

He was touched for two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and three walks over 6 2/3 innings at the Marlins on Tuesday and it was that unearned run that led to his defeat. Jackson threw a pickoff attempt to first base wide, allowing Miami runner Chris Coghlan to advance all the way to third. He then snapped a tie game when he scored on an ensuing sacrifice fly.

"It was a well-pitched ballgame on both parts," said Jackson, who retired seven in a row at one point. "(It came down to) who can make the least amount of mistakes."

The 28-year-old made his Nationals debut on the road against the Mets back on April 9 and he did not get a decision after allowing three runs in five innings of work.

It was the Mets who made the key mistakes in last night's opener, committing three errors and blowing three separate late leads in an eventual 7-6 setback in 12 innings.

New York's Henry Rodriguez scored on a wild pitch in the top of the 10th inning, but the Mets saw Jordany Valdespin get charged with two errors in the bottom of the frame, including one that allowed Ryan Zimmerman to score a tying run.

Scott Hairston then led off the top of the 12th with a homer, but the Nationals came back with two runs in the bottom of the frame to avoid a fifth loss in six games. Ian Desmond doubled home Michael Morse to tie the game and Bryce Harper later notched his first career walk-off hit with a single to score Jesus Flores.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Unhappy Recap : 2011 Regular Season Game 57 - Braves at Mets

Final Score: Atlanta 6, New York 3

Eric Hinske's solo, tie-breaking home run off Francisco Rodriguez with one out in the ninth inning boosted Atlanta to a 6-3 win over the New York Mets.

Hinske came into the game as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning after center fielder Jordan Schafer was forced to leave after bunting a ball off his face.

Freddie Freeman added a two-run double to cap the ninth inning uprising, as the Braves topped the Mets for the 10th time in the last 12 meetings. Chipper Jones hit a solo homer in the victory.

After pinch-hitter Matt Young flied out to start the ninth, Hinske lifted a first pitch toward right-center field, although the ball carried toward right in the wind and went just over the glove of a leaping Carlos Beltran and into the first row of seats beyond the wall.

Martin Prado doubled, and Brian McCann was intentionally walked with two down before Freeman doubled off Rodriguez (1-2) to the left-center field gap to provide a three-run margin. Freeman was thrown out trying to advance to third on the play.

The Mets, who held a 3-1 lead going to the eighth inning, lost for the third time in four games. Jose Reyes committed a critical error in the eighth, which allowed the tying run to score.

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