Showing posts with label Game 61. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 61. Show all posts

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Recap: Game 61 - Mets (2) at Giants (4) - Posey's Two-Run HR Deflates Mets


New York

San Francisco

W: J. Affeldt (1-1) L: C. Torres (2-3) S: S. Romo (19)
HR: NYM - D. Murphy (4)   SF - B. Posey (8)


Buster Posey's two-run homer in the eighth inning helped the San Francisco Giants to a 4-2 win over the New York Mets on Friday.

Angel Pagan walked to begin the eighth and Posey crushed the second pitch he saw from Carlos Torres (2-3) into the seats in left-center that gave the Giants the lead.

Jeremy Affeldt (1-1) earned the win in relief of Matt Cain, who carried a no- hitter through five innings.

Cain made his return to the mound after a stint on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring and allowed two runs on three hits with three strikeouts in the no-decision.

Sergio Romo toed the slab in the ninth and picked up his 19th save of the season after a perfect frame.

Posey went 3-for-4 on the night and Brandon Crawford knocked in the other two runs for San Fran (40-21), which has won eight of its last 10 and became the first team in the major leagues to reach 40 wins.

Mets starter Jon Niese went toe-to-toe with Cain for most of the night, surrendering two runs on five hits with three punchouts before leaving it in the hands of his bullpen.

New York has dropped its last four games as it closes a 10-game road trip with a three-game set in the Bay Area.

San Francisco opened the scoring in the fifth when Brandon Hicks tripled to center with one out and scored on Crawford's sacrifice fly to left.

Ruben Tejada then opened the top of the sixth with an infield single to break up the no-hit bid from Cain, but New York couldn't muster anything from there.

The Mets did, however, break through in the seventh, as Matt den Dekker doubled to lead off the frame and Daniel Murphy chased him home with his fourth homer of the season to give the visitors a lead.

San Francisco answered in the home half of the seventh after a run-scoring hit from Crawford. Hicks walked, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored when Crawford ripped a single into center that tied the game at 2-2.

Game Notes

Cain also missed time in late April after cutting his finger on a kitchen knife ... The Giants designated left-hander David Huff for assignment. In 16 relief appearances this season, Huff owns a 1-0 record with a 6.30 ERA ... Tejada had two of New York's four hits ... Hicks collected two hits in the win.

Box Score:

Friday, June 06, 2014

Preview: Game 61 - Mets at Giants - Niese (3-3) vs Cain (1-3)

Preview: Game 61
New York Mets (28-32) at San Francisco Giants (39-21)

Probable Pitchers:
Jon Niese (3-3) 2.69 ERA vs Matt Cain (1-3) 3.66 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 10:15 PM


The San Francisco Giants already own the best record in baseball, and one of the major's best pitching staffs. Now, they're getting Matt Cain back.

Cain returns from his second stint on the disabled list Friday night, when the Giants attempt to avoid their longest home losing streak to the New York Mets.

San Francisco (39-21) is on the verge of becoming the first team to reach 40 wins, and much of that success can be traced to a 3.05 ERA that ranks third in baseball.

The rotation has been particularly impressive with a 2.46 ERA over the last 15 games, a stretch that started with Cain (1-3, 3.66 ERA) suffering a strained right hamstring in a 5-1 win at Colorado on May 21. He tossed three no-hit innings before exiting.

Cain, a three-time All-Star, was on the DL last month with a lacerated right index finger.

He seemed ready to return from his latest injury last Friday, but manager Bruce Bochy opted to play it safe and instead put him on the DL on May 31 retroactive to May 22.

Cain will now face the Mets at home for the first time since getting a career-low two outs while allowing three runs in a 7-2 defeat at home July 10.

That defeat was also the Giants' fifth straight to the Mets at AT&T Park. They've never endured a longer slide at home to New York, and their chances of that happening seem unlikely since they're 19-9 there this season while winning six of their last seven.

San Francisco opens this 10-game homestand after capping a 5-2 trip with Thursday's 6-1 defeat of Cincinnati.

Brandon Crawford had a three-run homer Thursday after going 4 for 31 over the previous 10 games. He's 9 for 21 in his past five versus New York (28-32).

The Mets are looking to show some improvement at the plate after going 4 for 30 with runners in scoring position while being swept in a three-game series by the Chicago Cubs. They were 2 for 13 in Thursday's 7-4 loss in the series finale.

Turning to Jon Niese (3-3, 2.69) could at least help on the mound. The left-hander is 1-0 with a 3.05 ERA over his last three games -- all New York wins -- and his latest may have been his most efficient performance of the season.

Niese yielded two runs and scattered eight hits while throwing only 91 pitches in eight innings of a 4-3 win in 11 at Philadelphia on Sunday.

Niese may heed his own words against the Giants since he owns a 2.33 ERA in four starts, but is just 1-2 since he's been backed by five total runs.

He didn't need much help in his last visit to San Francisco on Aug. 1, 2012, allowing one run and three hits in seven innings of a 2-1 victory.

Hunter Pence is 3 for 26 with seven strikeouts against Niese.

On the flip side, David Wright owns Matt Cain, he is batting .440 (11 for 25) with 6 Doubles... Ruben Tejada is batting .364 (4 for 11) vs Cain.

The Mets have to hit to be successful and facing one of the best pitching staffs in the NL is going to be a challenge for them... LGM!

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Friday, June 14, 2013

Recap: Game 61 - Cardinals (2) at Mets (1) - Harvey takes first loss

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N.Y. Mets (24-37)000000001170

W: A. Wainwright (10-3) L: M. Harvey (5-1) S: E. Mujica (19)
HR: STL - None   NYM - M. Byrd (10)


Allen Craig knocked in the eventual deciding run in the eighth inning and Adam Wainwright tossed seven scoreless innings to become the first 10-game winner in the majors, as St. Louis emerged with a 2-1 win over the New York Mets in the rubber match of a three-game series.

"My whole routine was thrown off today," Wainwright said, expecting that ominous skies and a dire forecast of up to three inches of rain might push back first pitch. "I had everybody in the world tell me I had never beat the Mets in their stadium so it was something I wanted to do.

The 31-year-old had been 0-4 with an 8.46 ERA in four previous starts in Queens.

Wainwright (10-3) allowed just four hits and two walks while fanning six to record his fifth straight victory, but Edward Mujica made things interesting in the ninth before picking up his 19th save of the season.

Matt Carpenter's RBI triple accounted for the other run as the Cardinals won for the fifth time in their last seven.

Marlon Byrd's ninth-inning solo shot was all the offense for the Mets, while Matt Harvey (5-1) was the hard-luck loser after giving up a run on five hits with seven strikeouts over his seven-inning outing.

"If I had just gotten seven zeroes, we're still in this game," Harvey said. "You really have to be locked in through this lineup."

Harvey exited following a scoreless seventh, but the visitors posted an insurance run in the eighth off Scott Rice.

Carpenter singled but was erased trying to steal second, while Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday and Craig slugged three straight base hits to make it 2-0.

Trevor Rosenthal turned in a scoreless home eighth, but Byrd's long blast to left center with one out pulled the Mets within a run and John Buck followed with a double. Kirk Nieuwenhuis' grounder moved Buck to third, but pinch- hitter Josh Satin struck out to end the game.

The Cards picked up a run in the third, as Pete Kozma singled with one out, was sacrificed to second by Wainwright and scored on Carpenter's triple to the gap in right center.

"You could foresee this being a one-run game, just with the way the weather was and with two guys with high-caliber stuff going against each other," Carpenter said. "It was nice knowing that if we could just get one, we had a chance."

Wainwright retired the first 11 batters he faced. New York threatened in the fourth with two on and two outs, but Lucas Duda flied out, and in the seventh, the hosts put two on with two down and failed to score after pinch-hitter Justin Turner grounded to third.

Game Notes

Wainwright has worked at least seven full frames in 11 of his 14 starts this season ... He recorded his 1,000th career strikeout in the first inning, getting David Wright on a called third strike ... St. Louis upped its major- league best road record to 24-11 ... Prior to the game, the Mets announced that manager Terry Collins has been named to the NL All-Star coaching staff.

Box Score:

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 61

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 61:

  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. Matt Harvey, rhp

Preview: Game 61 - Cardinals at Mets - Wainwright vs Harvey

St. Louis Cardinals (42-23) at New York Mets (24-36) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
A. Wainwright (R) 13 9-3 2.346.16-13.056/7@CINW7.0723-024.02.25
M. Harvey (R) 13 5-0 2.106.12-01.886/8MIAND7.0610-020.02.70


It will be a battle of aces in the finale of a three-game series on Thursday afternoon at Citi Field, where the New York Mets will host the St. Louis Cardinals.

The hosts pulled even in the series with a 5-1 win on Wednesday and will start youngster Matt Harvey, who's still unbeaten through his initial 13 starts of the season.

The Connecticut native won his first four starts and was carrying a 0.93 earned run average through 29 innings, but he's since won just once in nine starts while the ERA has swelled slightly to 2.10.

Harvey tossed six innings of one-run ball in his most recent outing on June 8 against the Miami Marlins, but got a no-decision in the Mets' 2-1 loss.

His last victory was May 17 against the Chicago Cubs.

In one career start against the Cardinals, he was beaten after allowing three runs on six hits in five innings.

For St. Louis, righty Adam Wainwright will make a first bid to become the majors' first 10-game winner of 2013.

The native of Georgia has won four consecutive starts since a 5-2 loss to the Mets in St. Louis on May 16, including a 9-2 victory at Cincinnati in his last start on June 7.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Recap: Game 61 - Mets at Yankees - Yanks Sweep Mets

Yankee Stadium (Bronx, N.Y.)

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N.Y. Yankees (34-25) «0000002215121

W: B. Logan (1-0) L: J. Rauch (3-6)
HR: NYM - None   NYY - R. Martin (7),R. Martin (8)

Russell Martin hit a pair of homers, including a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth inning, as the New York Yankees beat the New York Mets, 5-4, to complete a three-game sweep.

Jon Rauch (3-6), who recorded the final out in the eighth, stayed on to pitch the ninth. Martin stepped to the plate and smacked the ball over the wall in left to win the game for the Yankees.

Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez had an RBI apiece for the Yankees, who swept the Mets in a three-game series at home for the first time since 2003.

Andy Pettitte gave up three runs -- two earned -- on five hits over six innings for the Yankees. Pettitte seemed to hurt his left hand in the sixth after he snared Scott Hairston's comebacker with his bare hand.

"No I'm good, it's swollen and as soon as the swelling gets out it will be fine," said Pettitte. "It got me right up high near the fingers. It was just hard to throw because I really couldn't feel the ball."

Boone Logan (1-0) recorded the final two outs in the ninth to pick up his first win of the season.

Jordany Valdespin had two RBI for the Mets, who have lost six of seven. Vinny Rottino and Ike Davis added an RBI apiece.

"Everybody goes through a bad stretch and this is ours," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "It didn't matter what move we made it didn't work. We just have to fight through it and pick each other up."

Mets starter Jon Niese gave up two unearned runs on seven hits over seven full frames.

The Mets gave Niese some early support by scoring three runs in the second inning. Hairston led off with a double down the left-field line and crossed the plate on Rottino's single up the middle. Omar Quintanilla walked and Mike Nickeas reached base on second baseman Robinson Cano's fielding error to load the bases with one out. Valdespin followed with a two-run double to right.

The Yankees finally got some runs off Niese in the seventh. With two outs, Andruw Jones reached first on third baseman David Wright's throwing error. Martin followed with a homer to right. The ball sailed over Hairston's outstretched glove and hit off the top of the wall before going over for a homer.

The home team tacked on two more runs in the eighth to go in front. Bobby Parnell started the inning on the mound for the Mets. Derek Jeter reached base on an infield single to shortstop. The ball rolled past a charging Quintanilla and Jeter went to second on the fielding error. Curtis Granderson followed with a single to put men on the corners. Teixeira and Rodriguez followed with back-to-back RBI singles for a 4-3 lead. Tim Byrdak came in and retired the next two batters. Rauch recorded the final out of the frame to keep it a one-run game.

But the Mets tied the game in the ninth. Rafael Soriano gave up a leadoff double to Lucas Duda. Davis followed with an RBI double to center. Quintanilla then hit a grounder to shortstop Jayson Nix. Davis was thrown out trying to go to third on the play. Pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy singled to put runners on the corners. Logan came in from the bullpen and got the final two outs to keep it 4-4.

Game Notes

The Yankees went 5-1 on a six-game homestand...The Yankees (34-25) are a season-high nine games over .500...The Mets fell to 1-5 on a nine-game road trip...The Yankees recorded their fourth series sweep of the season...Rodriguez collected his 1,918th career RBI, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Eddie Murray for sole possession of seventh place on the all-time list.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 61

Hairston to bat fourth
Today Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 61:

  1. Torres-CF
  2. Bay-LF
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Hairston-RF
  5. Duda-DH
  6. Rottino-1B
  7. Quintanilla-SS
  8. Nickeas-C
  9. Valdespin-2B

Mets Game Notes: June, Day Baseball, Sunday, Interleague, Starting Pitching, vs Yanks

Mets Game Notes:

METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets have lost five of their last six games ...New York is 11-9 in its last 20 games and is 13-16 on the road this season.

JUNE: The Mets are in a stretch of 22 consecutive games (June 1-24)versus teams with a record better than .500 (St. Louis, Washington, the Yankees-twice, Tampa Bay, Cincinnati and Baltimore)...New York has gone 4-5 thus far...The Mets have 18 wins over clubs with a record better than .500, tied for the fourth-most such victories in the majors.

DAY BASEBALL: The Mets are 17-8 during day games this year...The 17 wins are the second-most in the majors, one behind San Francisco ...David Wright is second in the NL with a .393 batting average during the day while Daniel Murphy is ninth with a .347 mark in day action.

SUNDAY IS HIT DAY: The Mets are hitting .293 (80-273) on Sundays this year, the third-highest mark in the majors, behind Texas (.303) and St. Louis (.297).

INTERLEAGUE: The Mets are 1-4 in Interleague play this year and 128-122 all-time...The 128 wins are tied for the third most among National League clubs...New York has lost each Interleague series its played this year (at Toronto, at Yankees)...The club will play at Tampa Bay starting Tuesday and host the Yankees and Orioles next week...The Mets went 9-9 last year against the American League...David Wright became the team’s all-time Interleague RBI leader on May 20 at Toronto...Wright has 83 Interleague RBI, three more than Mike Piazza.

Preview: Game 61 - Mets at Yankees - Niese tries to stop the bleeding, Mets will see Pettitte

New York Mets (32-28)  at New York Yankees (33-25) 1:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 11 4-2 4.115.22-24.606/3STLW6.0602-018.22.41
A. Pettitte (L) 5 3-2 2.786.13-11.886/5TBW7.1202-121.12.95

The New York Yankees are slugging their way to a strong stretch - with some impressive starting pitching playing a key role as well.

They're also on the cusp of sweeping a series from the New York Mets at home for the first time in nearly nine years heading into Sunday's finale.

The Yankees (33-25) lead the majors with 90 homers, and they've connected for 29 of them with a .481 slugging percentage during a 12-4 stretch that has them one-half game behind AL East-leading Tampa Bay.

That stretch includes six home runs against the Mets (32-28), as Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson connected in a 4-2 victory Saturday. That came after the Yankees took the opener of this three-game set 9-1 a day earlier thanks in part to a pair of homers from Robinson Cano.

Now, the Yankees are in position to sweep the Mets in the Bronx for the first time since June 27-29, 2003 - a stretch of four games that also included a Yankees win in Queens during a June 28 day-night, crosstown doubleheader.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Randy Wolf vs Mets: Mets are seeing red against the Wolf

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Randy Wolf
Carlos Beltran34 11 4 0 3 9 4 2 .324 .395 .706 1.101
Ronny Paulino4 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .500 .600 .500 1.100
Scott Hairston13 4 2 0 1 3 0 3 .308 .308 .692 1.000
Jose Reyes39 11 1 0 2 3 5 4 .282 .364 .462 .825
Jason Bay10 5 3 0 1 2 2 1 .500 .583 1.100 1.683
Angel Pagan8 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .625 1.125
Nick Evans10 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .182 .100 .282
Daniel Murphy2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ruben Tejada3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Josh Thole3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Mets are hungry for the Wolf, Randy Wolf.  The Mets are batting .317 (40 for 126) with 7 HR's and 17 RBI's combined.  Hot  Jose Reyes is batting .282 (11 for 39) against Randy Wolf,  with 2 Dingers and 1 2B and 3 RBI's. Not to mention that he has 5 walks and a .364 OBP (not bad Mr. Alderson) . If Reyes continues his glorious pace and gets on base the Mets will excel with him.... LGM

Mike Pelfrey vs Brewers: Numbers are good against Brewers , hope he can pull one out

Milwaukee Brewers Career statistics vs. Mike Pelfrey
Craig Counsell5 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .400 .500 .400 .900
Mark Kotsay6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .143 .000 .143
Wil Nieves14 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 .214 .214 .357 .571
Rickie Weeks3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Prince Fielder7 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 .286 .333 .429 .762
Corey Hart7 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .143 .143 .571 .714
Ryan Braun3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Nyjer Morgan17 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .176 .263 .176 .440
Casey McGehee1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .667 .000 .667

Hey Mike has had his ups and downs this year . Most of the time when I do these batter vs pitcher write-ups, most teams in the NL have Mr. Pelfrey's number. I will give you exception number one, the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers are only hitting .190 (12 for 63) career off  Big Pelf, but the Brewers only see the Mets a limited amount of time per season.  The Prince and Ryan Braun are hitting .300 (3 for 10) combined off  Pelfrey, imagine if they seen each other more of the time.

Let's see if Mike has it in him to pitch smart in Milwaukee. It's going to be a challenge now that the Mets took the 1st game and the Brewers would like to even the series...   LGM

Preview : 2011 Regular Season Game 61 - Mets at Brewers

New York Mets (29-31) at Milwaukee Brewers (34-27), 8:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Mike Pelfrey (3-4, 5.56) Milwaukee - Randy Wolf (4-4, 3.69)

New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes seems to be back to his old dominant ways and looks to keep his current hitting streak alive tonight, when his team plays the second portion of a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The oft-injured Reyes, who recently returned from the Dominican Republic following the death of his grandmother, is riding an 11-game hitting tear in which the speedy shortstop is batting .458 with 13 runs scored, eight RBI and five triples. Reyes had his streak of at least one run scored in nine consecutive games come to an end in Tuesday's 2-1 win at Miller Park, but he ended with two hits, including a two-run triple in the top of the seventh inning.

Reyes' three-base hit brought home Josh Thole and Jason Pridie, giving the Mets the lead for good and their third straight win.

Ruben Tejada had two hits for the Mets, who won for the sixth time in their last nine tries and opened a 10-game road trip on a positive note. The Mets will also visit Pittsburgh and Atlanta on the swing and welcomed back outfielder Carlos Beltran last night. Beltran left Sunday's win over the Braves with a leg bruise and went 0-for-4 in the victory at Milwaukee.

Mets starter and former Brewer Chris Capuano worked six innings and allowed six hits and one run for the win, while Francisco Rodriguez closed the Brewers out with two strikeouts in the ninth inning for his 17th save.

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