Showing posts with label Game 60. Show all posts
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Friday, June 06, 2014

Recap: Game 60 - Mets (4) at Cubs (7) - Mets Get Swept in Chi-Town


New York


W: J. Grimm (2-2) L: V. Black (1-1) S: N. Ramirez (1)
HR: NYM - A. Brown (2)   CHC - T. Wood (2),A. Rizzo (11)


Anthony Rizzo's tie-breaking solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning propelled the Chicago Cubs to their first series sweep of the season, capped by Thursday's 7-4 triumph over the New York Mets.

Rizzo finished 2-for-4 and Junior Lake had a two-run triple in Chicago's third victory against the Mets in as many days. Starting pitcher Travis Wood drove in three runs, two of which came on a homer in the second inning.

Wood walked five and hit a batter in five-plus innings on the mound, but held the Mets to two runs while not factoring in the final outcome. Justin Grimm (2-2) received the win despite allowing a game-tying two-run homer to Andrew Brown in the top of the seventh.

Ruben Tejada and Chris Young added RBI singles for New York. Mets starter Jacob deGrom lasted just five innings, permitting four runs while walking three.

After the Mets roared back from a 4-0 deficit with a two-run sixth inning and Brown's blast in the top of the seventh, Rizzo put Chicago back in front by hammering a fastball from Vic Black (1-1) deep into the seats in right-center in the Cubs' portion of the inning.

Lake's two-out triple into the gap in right center provided some insurance in the eighth, coming after the Mets opted to intentionally walk Emilio Bonifacio with Darwin Barney stationed at second.

Neil Ramirez had no trouble protecting the three-run lead in the ninth, retiring the side in order for his first career save.

Wood had yielded just one hit through the first three innings and helped his cause in the second with his eighth career homer, part of a three-run frame extended by a successful challenge by Renteria.

Luis Valbuena reached on a leadoff double and later took third on a force play before attempting to score on an Eli Whiteside fly ball. He was called out on a strong throw from Brown in left, but replays showed he narrowly evaded Travis d'Arnaud's tag and the call was overturned for the game's first run.

Wood then swatted deGrom's next pitch deep into the bleachers for a 3-0 advantage.

Chicago tacked on another run off deGrom an inning later when Barney doubled, moved to third on a grounder and beat Tejada's throw home on Wood's bouncer to short.

The Mets failed to score despite loading the bases in the top of the fourth, but a walk to Brown in the sixth was followed by singles from Wilmer Flores and Tejada that got New York on the board. Young cut the lead to 4-2 soon afterward with a bloop single off Brian Schlitter that plated Flores.

Grimm came on for Chicago in the seventh and surrendered a one-out single to Eric Campbell that preceded Brown's homer to left center.

Game Notes

The three-game sweep was the Cubs' first at Wrigley Field since July 13-15, 2012 against Arizona, and first over the Mets in Chicago since April 23-25, 2004 ... Brown had been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to the game ... Wood's homer was his second this season, also having connected against Arizona on April 21 ... The Mets went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position for the game and 4-for-30 in those situations during the series ... Barney ended 2-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored ... Chicago chose Indiana catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber fourth overall in Thursday's MLB Draft, with the Mets taking Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto with the No. 10 pick.

Box Score:

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 60

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 60:

  1. Chris Young, cf
  2. Curtis Granderson, rf
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Eric Campbell, 1b
  5. Andrew Brown, lf
  6. Wilmer Flores, 2b
  7. Ruben Tejada, ss
  8. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  9. Jacob deGrom, rhp

Preview: Game 60 - Mets at Cubs - deGrom (0-2) vs Wood (5-5)

Preview: Game 60
New York Mets (28-31) at Chicago Cubs (22-34)

Probable Pitchers:
Jacob deGrom (0-2) 2.42 ERA vs Travis Wood (5-5) 5.15 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:05 PM


The Cubs may have the worst record in the National League, but they have not played that way in their first two games in Wrigley against the Mets.

Travis Wood looks to continue his home success as the Cubs go for their first three-game sweep at Wrigley in almost two years Thursday night against the sputtering New York Mets.

Chicago (22-34) has won five of six games at home after dropping 12 of its first 19 there. The success has been spurred by a 1.24 ERA while its pitchers have limited opponents to .201 batting.

The Cubs have held New York (28-31) to two earned runs in the series' first two games.

Chicago is seeking its first three-game sweep at Wrigley since July 13-15, 2012, against Arizona, and hasn't done that against the Mets since April 23-25, 2004.

Wood (5-5, 5.15 ERA) is 3-0 with a 2.00 ERA over his last four starts on the North Side -- a stark difference from his 8.04 ERA while dropping four of six road outings.

The left-hander was pounded in Milwaukee on Friday, giving up five runs in the first inning before yielding two more and getting pulled with two outs in the third of an 11-5 loss.

Wood may have better luck against the Mets, against whom he's 2-0 with a 2.92 ERA in three starts since 2012.

Starlin Castro, meanwhile, is trying to build on his three hits and three RBIs from Wednesday's 5-4 win, atoning for a three-run error in the first inning.

The Mets entered this series one game under .500, and squandered first-inning leads in both games. They've gone 2 for 17 with runners in scoring position, and have left the bases loaded three times -- twice Wednesday.

Jacob deGrom (0-2, 2.42) is getting a fifth chance at his first career win, and he could use some help from his teammates.

The rookie right-hander has been backed by eight total runs of support, and the bullpen has surrendered seven in 15 innings while blowing two saves in his four outings.

DeGrom got enough help from the offense and was in position to win Saturday in Philadelphia, but Jeurys Familia blew the save in the ninth before the Mets went on to win 5-4 in 14.

The only runs deGrom allowed came on a seventh inning homer before leaving with one out. He's reached or completed the seventh three times.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy Recap (Finally) - Game 60 - Cardinals (1) at Mets (5) - Duda Wakes Up Mets

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N.Y. Mets (24-36)«20010110x560

W: D. Gee (5-6) L: S. Miller (7-4)
HR: STL - A. Craig (6)   NYM - L. Duda (11),D. Wright (9),M. Byrd (9)


Lucas Duda homered and knocked in two runs to lead the New York Mets to a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the middle test of a three-game set at Citi Field.

David Wright and Marlon Byrd also hit solo shots for the Mets, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Dillon Gee (5-6) pitched 6 2/3 solid innings, giving up one run on six hits and two hits while striking out seven. He has allowed just one run in each of his last three starts.

Allen Craig's home run was the lone score for the Cardinals. Shelby Miller (7-4) had 10 strikeouts, but surrendered a career-high four runs and five hits, including two homers, over six innings.

The Mets struck for two runs in the first. With two outs, David Wright smacked a double to right-center. Murphy and Duda then connected on back-to-back RBI singles. Duda's hit to right field scored Murphy from first base when Carlos Beltran threw the ball to second. Murphy kept chugging around the bases and the throw home wasn't in time.

Duda's 11th home run of the season, a shot to right-center came with one out in the fourth.

The Cardinals finally scored in the sixth, when Craig crushed a 3-2 pitch to left for his second homer of this series. Yadier Molina followed with a double to left, but the Cardinals went hitless the remainder of the game.

In the home half of the sixth, Wright hammered a 3-1 pitch over the wall in center with one out. Seth Maness replaced Miller in the seventh, but gave up a leadoff homer to left from Byrd.

Game Notes

Cardinals third baseman David Freese went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, snapping a career-long 20-game hitting streak ... Molina went 3-for-4 with two doubles ... The Cardinals were 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cards - Game 60

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cards - Game 60:

  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. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 60 - Cards at Mets - Miller vs Gee

St. Louis Cardinals (42-22) at New York Mets (23-36) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
S. Miller (R) 12 7-3 1.916.03-22.836/6ARIW6.0622-018.12.45
D. Gee (R) 12 4-6 5.205.21-33.546/5@WSHW7.0912-119.13.26


Young hurler Shelby Miller tries to pitch the St. Louis Cardinals to a third straight victory on Wednesday night in the second contest of a three-game series against the struggling New York Mets.

Miller, a 2009 first-round pick, is coming off a win over Arizona on Thursday as he gave up a pair of runs -- both in the first inning -- before settling down to log six solid innings. He worked around six hits and did not walk a batter, striking out nine and setting down the final six batters faced.

The 22-year-old was staked to a 10-2 lead by the fourth inning and added to the offense with a home run the following frame.

Miller is 7-3 with a 1.91 earned run average in 12 outings this season and that includes his first ever start versus the Mets on May 15. The righty did not factor into a 4-2 win despite giving up just four hits over 5 2/3 scoreless innings. However, New York scored twice in the seventh frame to leave Miller without a decision.

Miller follows fellow rookie Michael Wacha, who picked up his first major league victory with Tuesday's 9-2 win. He recovered from a tough first inning to hold New York to a pair of runs over six innings of work.

Wacha also got plenty of support in the form of a five-run fifth inning. Allen Craig capped the big frame with a three-run homer, while David Freese went 2- for-4 in the game to push his hitting streak to 20 straight games. It is the longest active hitting streak in the majors.

St. Louis won for the fourth time in five games and owns the best record in baseball at 42-22.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Recap: Game 60 - Mets at Yankees - Tex Blast Beats Mets, 4-2

Yankee Stadium (Bronx, N.Y.)

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N.Y. Yankees (33-25) «10000201x460

W: P. Hughes (6-5) L: D. Gee (4-4)
S: R. Soriano (9)
HR: NYM - O. Quintanilla (1),D. Wright (8)   NYY - M. Teixeira (11),C. Granderson (18)

Mark Teixeira hit a go-ahead two-run homer with two outs in the sixth and the Yankees beat the Mets, 4-2, on Saturday to win the first two games of the Subway Series.

Curtis Granderson led off the eighth inning with a homer for some cushion and Phil Hughes remained unbeaten in his last four starts after pitching into the seventh.

Rafael Soriano gave up a walk and a single in the ninth, but closed the door for his ninth save and the Yankees' seventh win in nine games.

David Wright and Omar Quintanilla hit solo homers for the Mets, who have lost five of six, including the opener of this three-game set Friday when Johan Santana gave up four homers in his first post no-hitter start on the way to a 9-1 blowout.

Hughes (6-5) struck out six and gave up two runs on six hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings to go 3-0 in his last four outings.

"He battled his rear end off," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. "He made some big pitches when he had to. I was pleased with his performance. If you look, he gave up two solo shots."

Dillon Gee (4-4) lost for the first time in five starts after allowing three runs on five hits and three walks in seven innings. He struck out five.

Derek Jeter led off the first inning with a single, went to second on a balk and scored on Alex Rodriguez's base hit to pass Ted Williams for 17th place on the all-time runs list with No. 1,800.

Robinson Cano also singled and Teixeira was hit on the foot by a pitch but Gee escaped the bases-loaded jam when Raul Ibanez grounded into a double play.

Quintanilla hit his first homer since 2008 in the third inning and Wright led off the sixth with his eighth of the season, driving a changeup into the visitors' bullpen in left field to make it 2-1.

But Teixeira gave the Yankees a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth with his 11th homer, a two-run shot over the right field wall that scored Granderson.

"I would throw that pitch again," said Gee. "Obviously, just a little better. It stayed up just enough for him."

Hughes exited after giving up a one-out single to Josh Thole and Boone Logan and Cory Wade finished the seventh, with Wade getting out of a second-and- third jam to preserve the 3-2 lead.

Granderson hammered Bobby Parnell's third pitch in the eighth inning over the right field wall for his 18th homer to make it 4-2. Soriano gave up a leadoff walk to Ike Davis and a two-out single to Quintanilla in the ninth before he got pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin on a fly out to end the game.

Game Notes

Quintanilla's other two career HRs came for Colorado in 2008...Ibanez grounded into two double plays...Jeter was 1-for-3 after going hitless in Friday's win to snap a 25-game home hitting streak vs. the Mets.

Box Score:

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Preview: Game 60 - Mets at Yankees - Gee tries to even the series

New York Mets (32-27) at New York Yankees (32-25) 7:15 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 11 4-3 4.486.03-03.766/4STLND7.0621-020.22.18
P. Hughes (R) 11 5-5 4.965.13-24.826/3@DETW9.0412-020.14.43

Phil Hughes was dominant in his previous start and will try to build off that tonight for the New York Yankees in the middle portion of a three-game interleague series versus the Mets in the Bronx.

Hughes went the distance for the first time this season and for the second time in his career in Sunday's 5-1 win at Detroit. Hughes held the potent Tigers to a run and four hits with eight strikeouts and three walks, improving to 5-5 in 11 starts this season with a 4.96 earned run average. Hughes is 2-0 in his last three starts and has won four of his previous five decisions.

The right-hander is 3-2 in five starts at Yankee Stadium this season and 1-1 with a 4.20 ERA in four career games (2 starts) against the Mets. Hughes hasn't lost since May 17 at Toronto.

New York will try to give Hughes as much run support as it did in Friday's 9-1 pounding of the Mets in the opener of the series. Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the third inning to set the tone early, while Cano went deep twice and finished with four RBI. All four homers were hit off Mets ace Johan Santana, who was coming off the first no-hitter in franchise history.

Hiroki Kuroda was the star on the mound for the Yankees and he tossed seven shutout innings of one-hit ball with seven strikeouts and one walk. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning as well for the Yankees, whose starters have pitched at least seven innings in each of the last seven outings. New York hurlers had an eight-game run of seven-plus innings from July 5-16, 2010.

"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 of his teammate. "Kuroda had a good rhythm in game tonight and we had the bats working."

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Happy Recap : 2011 Regular Season Game 60 - Mets at Brewers (Reyes, Capuano, K-Rod Combine for Win)

Final Score: New York 2, Milwaukee 1

Jose Reyes' two-run triple in the seventh inning was the difference, as the New York Mets clipped Milwaukee, 2-1, in the first of three between the clubs at Miller Park.

"He gets on base, gets us going. It's just great to have him back," said Mets manager Terry Collins of his shortstop, who extended his hit streak to 11 straight games.

Chris Capuano (4-6) worked six innings and allowed six hits and one run for the Mets, who have won three straight and four of five overall.

"I think he threw his fastball where he wanted to, kept it down consistently, to a place where it was hard to hit," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke about the ex-Brewer, who returned to bedevil his old mates.

Francisco Rodriguez turned in a scoreless ninth to post his 17th save.

Prince Fielder's solo homer was the lone offense for the Brewers, who saw their four-game win streak snapped.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Tonight's Starting Lineups - Mets at Brewers - Game 60

Starting Lineups: NY Mets at Milwaukee

NY Mets
SSReyes, Jose121.337
3BTurner, Justin224.308
RFBeltran, Carlos934.284
1BMurphy, Daniel419.309
CFPagan, Angel110.229
LFBay, Jason210.216
CThole, Josh017.234
2BTejada, Ruben08.304
PCapuano, Chris (3-6, 5.19)
2BWeeks, Rickie1126.288
RFHart, Corey514.281
LFBraun, Ryan1343.309
1BFielder, Prince1449.292
3BMcGehee, Casey424.234
SSBetancourt, Yuniesky320.232
CLucroy, Jonathan627.291
CFGomez, Carlos414.224
PMarcum, Shaun (6-2, 2.78)

Preview : 2011 Regular Season Game 60 - Mets at Brewers

New York Mets (28-31) at Milwaukee Brewers (34-26), 8:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Chris Capuano (3-6, 5.19) Milwaukee - Shaun Marcum (6-2, 2.78)

Ryan Braun is in the running for a starting spot on the National League All-Star roster. With the way he's been playing at home, the Milwaukee Brewers left fielder may actually land that role.

Braun will lead his Brewers into the opener of a three-game series with the New York Mets tonight and has been on fire in Brew City this season. He owns a .356 batting average and a .696 slugging percentage to go along with eight homers and 29 RBI in 28 games at Miller Park. Braun helped the Brewers complete a four-game sweep of the Florida Marlins by going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored in Monday's 7-2 victory.

Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer and finished with four RBI, while starting pitcher Zack Greinke improved to 5-1 with seven innings of two-run ball and six strikeouts. Tim Dillard and Sergio Mitre closed the door with a scoreless inning of relief apiece.

"I just try to go deep in every game and try to give the bullpen some rest," said Greinke. "We were able to get some runs tonight and it was a nice win."

The Brewers are just 1 1/2 games behind St. Louis for the NL Central lead and have won 18 of their last 23 games. They are 21-7 as the host and will also welcome the Cardinals to town for three games on the residency.

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