Showing posts with label Game 59. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 59. Show all posts

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Sad Recap: Game 59 - Mets (4) at Cubs (5) - Mets Fall to 3 Under .500


New York


W: E. Jackson (4-5) L: D. Eveland (0-1) S: H. Rondon (7)
HR: NYM - R. Tejada (2)   CHC - None


Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 with three RBI and the Chicago Cubs defeated the New York Mets, 5-4, in the second matchup of a three-game set from Wrigley Field.

The Cubs trailed by two entering the home half of the fifth when Castro delivered a two-run single that tied the game.

With one out in the fifth, Emilio Bonifacio singled, Justin Ruggiano walked and Anthony Rizzo singled to load the bases.

Castro's single up the middle tied the game at 4-4, then Rizzo scored later in the inning on a wild pitch from Jeurys Familia to account for the final margin.

Chicago starter Edwin Jackson (4-5) allowed four runs -- one earned -- on five hits with five walks and four strikeouts to earn the win.

The Cubs' bullpen held the Mets to just two hits over the final four innings, with Hector Rondon closing it out for his seventh save of the season.

Dana Eveland (0-1) was charged with the loss in relief of Daisuke Matsuzaka, who surrendered four runs on four hits and five walks over 4 1/3 innings.

Box Score:

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Tonight's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 59

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 59

  1. Matt den Dekker, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, lf
  5. Bobby Abreu, rf
  6. Lucas Duda, 1b
  7. Anthony Recker, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Daisuke Matsuzaka, rhp

Preview: Game 59 - Mets at Cubs - Matsuzaka (2-0) vs Jackson (3-5)

Preview: Game 59
New York Mets (28-30) at Chicago Cubs (21-34)

Probable Pitchers:
Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-0) 2.45 vs Edwin Jackson (3-5) 4.81 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 8:05 PM


Daisuke Matsuzaka gets a chance to prove he deserves to stay in the rotation on Wednesday night in the middle game of this series with the Chicago Cubs.

Dice-K has worked primarily out of the bullpen, even as closer this season...

New York (28-30) has used four starters who are 25 years of age or younger and is still hoping Matt Harvey can return from Tommy John surgery later this year. Additionally, right-hander Dillon Gee (strained right lat) on the disabled list.

Rafael Montero, one of the Mets' highly touted young pitchers, failed in his attempt to replace Gee, going 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in four starts before being demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday.

Now, Matsuzaka (2-0, 2.45 ERA) gets his chance.

The right-hander has pitched in relief in 16 of his 17 appearances, limiting opponents to .139 at the plate while striking out 32 in 29 1/3 innings.

Matsuzaka was solid on his only start, allowing two runs and three hits with six strikeouts in six innings of a 4-2 win over Arizona on May 25. He's appeared twice in relief since, yielding one run in 2 1/3 innings.

Matsuzaka's only meeting with the Cubs was a 3-0 loss with Boston on June 15, 2012, allowing three runs in six innings at Wrigley Field.

Avoiding a similar fate may require some help from the offense, which went 1 for 9 with players in scoring position in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Chicago (21-34). The Mets also left the bases loaded in the third while wasting 6 2/3 scoreless innings from Zack Wheeler.

The Cubs may own the worst record in baseball, but they're aiming for a fifth win in six home games.

Nate Schierholtz delivered Tuesday's victory with a walkoff single, his third hit. The right fielder is 6 for 14 over the past four games, increasing his season average 18 points to .224.

He may be in for a stiff test since Matsuzaka has held left-handed hitters to 4 for 43 (.093) with 17 strikeouts.

Edwin Jackson (3-5, 4.81) takes the mound, and he's allowed one run with 20 strikeouts in 14 innings while going 1-0 over his last two home

The right-hander is coming off a strong performance on the road last Wednesday, fanning nine batters while yielding two runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings of a 5-0 loss at San Francisco. That was a major improvement after he was tagged for a season-high eight runs in four innings of an 11-1 defeat at San Diego five days earlier.

Jackson has split his last four starts against the Mets with a 3.93 ERA.

Mets Hot vs E. Jackson: Curtis Granderson .308 (4 for 13) HR, David Wright .400 (6 for 15) HR

Mets Cold vs E.Jackson: Daniel Murphy .200 (3 for 15) HR, Lucas Duda .182 (2 for 11), Bobby Abreu .182 (6 for 33) 6 BB, Ruben Tejada .000 ( 0 for 10).

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Recap: Game 59 - Cardinals (9) at Mets (2) - New Players, Same Result

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N.Y. Mets (23-36)200000000252

W: M. Wacha (1-0) L: J. Hefner (1-6)
HR: STL - A. Craig (5),S. Robinson (2)   NYM - O. Quintanilla (2)


Allen Craig capped a five-run fifth inning with a three-run homer, David Freese extended his hitting streak to 20 games and Michael Wacha earned his first major league victory in the St. Louis Cardinals' 9-2 thrashing of the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Freese had two hits in extending the majors' longest active hitting streak and Craig went 2-for-4 with his fifth homer of the season, paving the way to St. Louis' major league-leading 42nd win of the year and fourth in five games.

"I think we're just a relentless group," said Craig. "When somebody has some success, the top of the lineup guys kind of feed off it and get that confidence going. We kind of just thrive off each other's success."

Things are moving in the opposite direction for the stumbling and recently reshuffled Mets, however. The team dropped their seventh game in eight contests and own the third worst record (23-36) in all of baseball.

New York demoted struggling first baseman Ike Davis, as well as outfielder Mike Baxter and reliever Robert Carson, following the team's fifth straight loss to league-worst Miami on Sunday.

Seven of the Cardinals runs went unearned, including the five scored in the fateful fifth off Jeremy Hefner (1-6), who tossed six frames but was charged with six runs total. The Mets had just five hits.

"We've got to catch the baseball, we've got to pitch better, we've got to hit better," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "It's pretty much the same stuff every night."

In his third career major league start, Wacha (1-0) shook off some early control issues and turned in a stellar performance with six innings of two-run ball.

Matt Holliday had three hits, three runs scored and an RBI in the rout.

Wacha's first road appearance in the majors got off to a bumpy start, but the rookie was able to strand the bases loaded after surrendering a pair of runs during a 37-pitch first inning.

Omar Quintanilla turned on Wacha's seventh pitch and sent it into the seats in right, and after the right-hander issued two of three walks in the frame around an infield hit from Daniel Murphy, Marlon Byrd lifted a sac fly to center for a 2-0 lead.

Craig seemed a bit woozy after his head whipped back against the right-field wall while making a great catch to end the third, but he singled into right in the fourth to put runners on the corners with no one out.

Hefner was scoreless through three, but forfeited a run on Matt Adams' ensuing double-play ball. Freese then grounded out to end the frame, but the Cards broke through for five runs an inning later.

Murphy, filling in at first for the recently demoted Davis, began the fifth with a throwing error on a Jon Jay grounder. Jay moved to third on a double from Pete Kozma and then crossed the plate on Wacha's groundout to short. The Cardinals then took a 3-2 lead after Matt Carpenter walked and Yadier Molina forced a run in with a groundout.

An ensuing infield hit from Holliday put runners at the corners before Craig cleared the bags with a three-run homer to left, giving the Cardinals a 6-2 edge.

New York went without a hit in its final 16 at-bats, and the Cardinals tacked on two more runs in the seventh on a Holliday RBI single and Jay's bases- loaded walk before Shane Robinson homered to start the ninth.

Game Notes

Carpenter went 0-for-4 and had an 18-game hit streak ... Murphy made his first start of the season at first base. He's made 150 starts at that position over the course of his career ... New York has lost 11 of its last 14 games at home ... Prior to the game, the Mets recalled outfielder Collin Cowgill, pitcher Josh Edgin and selected the contract of first baseman Josh Satin from Las Vegas. Only Edgin saw action on Tuesday, giving up one hit as well as walking in the run in the seventh, although it was charged to Greg Burke ... The Cardinals boast the best road record in the majors at 23-10.

Box Score:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tonight's (New Look) Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 59

Tonight's (New Look) Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 59:

  1. Jordany Valdespin, 2b
  2. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Daniel Murphy, 1b
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. Marlon Byrd, rf
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
  9. Jeremy Hefner, rhp

Preview: Game 59 - Cardinals at Mets - Wacha vs Hefner

St. Louis Cardinals (41-22) at New York Mets (23-35) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Wacha (R) 2 0-0 5.405.20-00.006/4ARIND4.21060-011.25.40
J. Hefner (R) 11 1-5 4.365.10-23.416/4@WSHND7.0411-019.02.84


The New York Mets shook up their roster following their most recent defeat. They hope the atmosphere change can lead to some success on Tuesday evening when they begin a three-game set with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Mets have lost six of seven since sweeping the New York Yankees in four games at the tail end of May. Five of those defeats have come to the Miami Marlins, owners of the worst record in baseball.

That distinction could soon belong to the Mets given their current direction. They are 12 games under .500 at 23-35 and are coming off a pair of losses that seem to have caused things to boil over.

New York lost a 2-1 contest to Miami on Saturday, a game that took 20 innings to complete, and then saw the Marlins plate four runs in the 10th frame of Sunday's finale en route to an 8-4 setback.

Mets manager Terry Collins was asked afterwards on whether this was the team's lowest point of the season.

"It's certainly pretty close," Collins said. "This is when you reach down and find out who belongs here and who doesn't."

For now, the Mets decided that first baseman Ike Davis, outfielder Mike Baxter and relief pitcher Robert Carson do not belong, demoting the trio to Triple-A Las Vegas. Expected to be a source of power in New York's lineup, Davis was hitting just .161 on the season after an 0-for-3 performance on Sunday.

Joining the Mets from Triple-A were outfielder Collin Cowgill, infielder Josh Satin and left-handed reliever Josh Edgin.

Perhaps the new players can help alter the tough luck Jeremy Hefner has experienced this season. The right-hander aims for just his second victory of the season in tonight's opener.

Hefner went 0-5 through his first 10 starts of the season, with the Mets losing all 10 games. The hurler finally broke through with a victory over the Yankees on May 29, but his tough luck returned last time out on Tuesday in Washington.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Recap: Game 59 - Mets at Yankees - Yanks Strike First and Often, Bomb Mets 9-1

Yankee Stadium (Bronx, N.Y.)

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N.Y. Yankees (32-25) «02400030x9111

W: H. Kuroda (5-6) L: J. Santana (3-3)
HR: NYM - None   NYY - R. Cano (10),R. Cano (11),N. Swisher (9),A. Jones (6)

The Yankees hit four homers off Johan Santana in his first post no-hitter start Friday, including three in a row in the third inning, and Hiroki Kuroda took care of the rest.

Kuroda gave up just one hit in seven innings while Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones had back-to-back-to-back homers in a 9-1 win over the Mets to open the three-game Subway Series.

"When you have got a guy on the mound who is working quick and throwing strikes, it's keeping you in the game and those are the guys you want to play defense for," Swisher said. "Kuroda had a good rhythm in game tonight and we had the bats working."

Cano hit two homers off Santana, who took the mound for the first time since throwing the first no-no in Mets history a week earlier, a 134-pitch gem that required a couple extra days of rest for the 33-year-old lefty who lost all of last season to shoulder surgery.

Coming off back-to-back shutouts, Santana (3-3) proved eminently hittable in five innings against the Yankees, throwing 86 pitches and giving up six runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts.

"Overall, I felt good. It was just one of those days where things just didn't work out," Santana said about his outing.

Meanwhile, Kuroda (5-6) went 5 2/3 innings before allowing the Mets' only hit against him -- an Omar Quintanilla double that found the gap -- and ended with seven strikeouts and a walk.

The 37-year-old righty took a line drive off his foot on the last batter he faced, a ball that was caught by Alex Rodriguez to end the seventh inning.

Santana lost for the first time in his last nine starts (3-1).

He stretched his shutout streak to 19 innings with a 10-pitch first but walked Rodriguez leading off the second before Cano drove a first-pitch fastball over the right field wall for a 2-0 Yankees lead.

Cano, after Rodriguez's two-out single in the third, was first-pitch swinging again on a slider he sent into the upper deck in right. Three pitches later, Swisher homered to left and Jones knocked the seventh pitch of his at-bat inside the left field pole to make it 6-0.

It was the first time the Yankees hit back-to-back-to-back homers since the same three players did it against Baltimore last Aug. 28.

Kuroda retired the first 10 Mets batters until Josh Thole reached on Derek Jeter's error with one out in the fourth. But the Yankees turned a double play on David Wright's grounder and Kuroda faced the minimum again.

He fanned two in a perfect fifth and had a 3-2 count on Quintanilla in the sixth before the Mets shortstop stroked his double to the left-center field gap.

Kuroda stranded him at second, then walked Lucas Duda with two outs in the seventh. But he got out of the inning on a bizarre play when Daniel Murphy's low line drive hit off Kuroda's foot and shot to Rodriguez, who caught the ball in the air near third.

The Yankees went up 9-0 in the bottom of the seventh against Elvin Ramirez, who was working his second inning of relief for Santana. Rodriguez's sac fly scored Curtis Granderson, Swisher hit an RBI ground-rule double and Jones singled to knock in a run.

Cody Eppley threw a perfect eighth for the Yankees and Ryota Igarashi gave up a run in the ninth after Quintanilla walked to lead off, went to second on a free pass to Josh Thole and scored on Duda's double -- the second and final Mets hit of the night.

Game Notes

The Yankees went 4-2 against the Mets last season and are 50-35 all-time in regular season games...Cincinnati's Johnny Vander Meer is the only player in major league history to throw back-to-back no-hitters in 1938...No Mets pitcher has ever thrown three straight shutouts...The Yankees have won six of their last eight...Jeter had a 25-game home hitting streak against the Mets snapped.

Box Score:

Friday, June 08, 2012

Preview: Game 59 - Mets at Yankees - Santana vs the Yankees

New York Mets (32-26) at New York Yankees (31-25) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Santana (L) 11 3-2 2.386.10-15.036/1STLW9.0002-024.11.48
H. Kuroda (R) 11 4-6 3.826.03-23.416/2@DETND7.0721-120.12.21

As if the Subway Series needed any more juice.

Tonight, Johan Santana takes the hill for the first time since throwing the first no-hitter in the history of the New York Mets, as they begin a three- game interleague series with the Yankees in the Bronx.

Santana cemented his place in team history last Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals with an amazing 134-pitch performance. Making his outing even more remarkable is the fact that the two-time American League Cy Young Award winner missed all of last season recovering from shoulder surgery.

That, along with the fact that Santana had never thrown that many pitches and had tossed a four-hit shutout his previous time out, led Mets manager Terry Collins to give his ace a few extra days of rest.

"That extra day is always good," said Santana, who is 3-2 on the year with a 2.38 ERA. "I know my body very well, so I know if something is not right, I'll let him know. I'm not going to do anything crazy."

Of course, Cincinnati's Johnny Vander Meer is the only player in major league history to throw back-to-back no-hitters way back in 1938.

He has faced the Yankees 13 times (10 starts) and is 5-3 with a 4.18 ERA.

The Mets picked up a much-needed win on Thursday in Washington. R.A. Dickey improved to 9-1, as he held the Nationals scoreless through 7 1/3 innings in the Mets' 3-1 win.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

R.A. Dickey vs Braves: Braves Hitters do not have a clue against him

Atlanta Braves Career statistics vs. R.A. Dickey
Chipper Jones1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .750 .000 .750
Alex Gonzalez8 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 .375 .444 .375 .819
Eric Hinske16 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 .125 .222 .188 .410
Brian McCann7 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 .143 .400 .143 .543
Dan Uggla10 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Martin Prado8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Brooks Conrad1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Matt Young1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000

The Braves hitters in the past have not faired well against Mr. Dickey. They are only batting a merely .135 (7 for 52) off the knuckleballer and striking out ten.  If he can pitch some innings with no complications (Injury),   Dickey should continue baffling Braves Hitters and the Mets will win the game because apparently the Mets hitters love to face Hudson. - LGM!

Tim Hudson vs Mets: Expect the Mets Bats to Hammer Him

Might be a frustrating night for Hudson?

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Tim Hudson
Carlos Beltran70 25 3 1 4 16 9 9 .357 .430 .600 1.030
Willie Harris17 3 1 0 0 1 3 5 .176 .300 .235 .535
Ronny Paulino11 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .182 .250 .182 .432
Scott Hairston3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Jose Reyes60 16 2 0 2 4 2 6 .267 .290 .400 .690
Jason Bay15 5 1 0 1 3 5 4 .333 .524 .600 1.124
Angel Pagan15 8 1 0 0 2 0 1 .533 .533 .600 1.133
Daniel Murphy3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Josh Thole3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667

Good News Tonight Mets Fans! The Mets have hit Tim Hudson in the past in his career. The Mets on this team are hitting a career .310 off of him.  According to the numbers Expect Beltran, Bay and Pagan to have a big game. Pagan is hitting a career .533 (8 for 15) off of  Hudson.

Jose Reyes as hot as he has been will face Hudson again which he has hit in his Career. He has not hit for the AVG (.267) but he does have 4 extra base hits (2-2B/2-HR) off of him .

LGM - Do it for Dickey!

Tonight's Starting Lineups - Braves at Mets - Game 59

Can  Jose Reyes keep up this pace?

Starting Lineups: Atlanta at NY Mets - Game 59

CFSchafer, Jordan01.229
SSGonzalez, Alex516.268
3BPrado, Martin833.281
CMcCann, Brian630.297
1BFreeman, Freddie521.273
2BUggla, Dan716.174
LFHinske, Eric615.300
RFMather, Joe18.294
PHudson, Tim (4-4, 3.75)
NY Mets
SSReyes, Jose120.335
3BTurner, Justin223.313
RFBeltran, Carlos933.281
1BMurphy, Daniel419.303
CFPagan, Angel19.226
CPaulino, Ronny04.327
LFPridie, Jason312.245
2BTejada, Ruben07.302
PDickey, R.A. (2-6, 4.39)

Preview : 2011 Regular Season Game 59 - Braves at Mets

Atlanta Braves (32-27) at New York Mets (27-31), 8:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Atlanta - Tim Hudson (4-4, 3.75) New York - R.A. Dickey (2-6, 4.39)

R.A. Dickey tries to pitch the New York Mets to a series win over the Atlanta Braves this evening when the National League East combatants play the rubber match of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Jose Reyes' eighth inning error proved costly in the Mets' Friday night loss, but the talented shortstop atoned for his mistake on Saturday, as his three- run triple highlighted a five-run seventh inning and helped lead New York to a 5-0 win.

Dillon Gee (6-0) scattered four hits over seven scoreless innings to get the win, while Justin Turner and Jason Pridie each drove in a run in the pivotal frame for the Mets, who have won two of their last three.

"I think the confidence factor is pretty high right now, just knowing that the guys keep picking me up each time I go out there," said Gee. "You have to give credit to the guys that play defense behind me."

Jair Jurrjens (7-2), the NL's Pitcher of the Month for May, got the loss as he was charged with four runs -- three earned -- on six hits with six strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings for the Braves, who had a two-game winning streak stopped.

Tonight, New York will turn. Dickey, who is a miserable 2-6 on the season with a 4.39 ERA. Dickey was brilliant in not giving up a run over the first seven innings of his last start on Tuesday against Pittsburgh, but the wheels came off in the eighth, as he allowed three runs and was saddled with the loss. The knuckle-balling right-hander did strike out a season-high 10 batters in the 7 2/3-ining effort.

"Anytime that you know you're capable of better, it hurts," Dickey said. "And it's tough. But that's the nature of the beast."

Dickey is 0-2 in six games (three starts) against the Braves with a 5.56 ERA. He actually threw a scoreless inning of relief against them earlier in the year.

Getting the call for the Braves tonight will be right-hander Tim Hudson, who is 4-4 on the year, but 0-2 over his last four starts. Hudson did not get a decision on Monday against San Diego, despite allowing just one earned run over six innings to lower his ERA to 3.75.

Hudson has faced the Mets 20 times and is 13-6 against them with a 3.41 ERA.

Atlanta took two of three from the Mets earlier in the year.
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