Showing posts with label Game 62. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 62. Show all posts

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Recap: Game 62 - Mets (4) at Giants (5) - Mets Lose it in 9th


New York

San Francisco

W: J. Affeldt (2-1) L: J. Mejia (4-3)
HR: NYM - None   SF - None


Michael Morse stroked a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the San Francisco Giants to a 5-4 victory over the New York Mets in the middle contest of a three-game set Saturday at AT&T Park.

New York closer Jenrry Mejia took the mound in the ninth with his team leading 4-3 and got Angel Pagan to swing at strike three in the dirt. However, the ball skipped away from catcher Anthony Recker, allowing Pagan to reach first safely.

Hunter Pence followed with a double into the left-field corner to score Pagan from first before moving to third on Buster Posey's fly out to left.

Mejia (4-3) then intentionally walked Pablo Sandoval to get to Morse, who scorched the first pitch he saw into right-center field to send San Francisco to its fourth straight victory.

Pagan and Pence each had three hits, while Jeremy Affeldt (2-1) picked up the victory after spinning a hitless top of the ninth.

Recker finished with two hits and drove in two runs for the Mets, who have dropped five straight games.

Recker ripped an RBI single in the second to open the scoring before the Mets tacked on two more runs in the third.

David Wright and Chris Young started the inning with singles around a Curtis Granderson flyout before Lucas Duda laced a single to right to score Wright.

After Ruben Tejada walked to load the bases, Recker clubbed a base hit off the wall in right. Young scored on the play, but a base-running mistake found Tejada caught between second and third, where he was retired.

Posey plated San Francisco's first run with a double-play groundout in the fifth, but Matt den Dekker opened the sixth with a walk, moved to third on Daniel Murphy's single, and scored on George Kontos' wild pitch to make it a 4-1 game.

San Francisco sliced the margin to one in the home half after Brandon Crawford smacked a two-out single, Brandon Hicks reached on Wright's throwing error and pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez worked a walk.

Pagan then laced a single to left to score Crawford and Hicks, bringing the Giants within 4-3.

Game Notes

San Francisco starter Tim Hudson allowed three runs on nine hits over five frames, while Bartolo Colon surrendered three runs -- one earned -- on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in the start for New York ... The Mets went 3-for-18 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base ... The Giants finished 3-for-12 with RISP and stranded 11 baserunners ... The Giants are 6-0 this season when Hudson starts at home.

Box Score:

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Preview: Game 62 - Mets at Giants - Colon (5-5) vs Hudson (6-2)

Preview: Game 62
New York Mets (28-33) at San Francisco Giants (40-21)

Probable Pitchers:
Bartolo Colon (5-5) 4.52 ERA vs Tim Hudson (6-2) 1.75 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch  - 10:05 PM


Tim Hudson attempts to extend his scoreless streak and help the Giants to their eighth win in nine home games Saturday night against the Mets.

Hudson (6-2, 1.75 ERA) has 17 career wins against New York -- his highest total against any opponent -- but the most recent one proved costly.

The right-hander allowed two runs and four hits with nine strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings of an 8-2 win July 24 pitching for Atlanta, but he suffered a fractured right ankle when Eric Young stepped on it during a play at first.

While the 38-year-old Hudson's career was potentially in jeopardy, he signed a two-year, free-agent contract with the Giants and has helped turned their staff into one of the best in baseball.

San Francisco (40-21) ranks third in the majors with a 3.04 ERA after compiling a 4.00 mark while finishing with a losing record last year.

Hudson owns the lowest ERA in the majors, and his 0.87 WHIP is second behind Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto (0.79).

Hudson has been dominant while winning his last two starts, throwing 14 scoreless innings. He yielded three hits in seven innings of an 8-0 win at St. Louis, the reigning NL champion.

He'll try to do that to the Mets (28-33) again after the Giants opened this three-game series with a 4-2 victory Friday.

New York is batting .217 with an average of 2.8 runs during a four-game slide and totaled four hits against the Giants.

The offense may not need to do much in supporting Bartolo Colon (5-5, 4.52).

The 41-year-old right-hander has won three straight starts behind a 1.61 ERA, a tremendous improvement after posting a 5.84 ERA through his first eight.

Colon's turnaround continued Monday, when he allowed two runs in seven innings of an 11-2 win at Philadelphia.

Colon is facing the Giants for the first time since allowing two runs with seven strikeouts in five innings of a 6-2 road win with Oakland on May 20, 2012.

He'll have to contend with Buster Posey, who is 9 for 22 (.409) with four RBIs in five games after going 3 for 32 over the previous nine. The All-Star catcher had three hits Friday, including a two-run homer -- the first time he went deep since May 3 -- that put San Francisco ahead for good in the eighth inning.

Posey has a .452 average in 11 career home meetings with the Mets.

New York is still without Eric Young Jr., who is on the DL with a strained right hamstring.

Mets Hot vs Hudson - Bobby Abreu .333 (4 for 12), Lucas Duda .346 (9 for 26) HR, Ruben Tejada .381 (8 for 21)

Mets Not vs Hudson - Curtis Granderson .167 (1 for 6) HR, Daniel Murphy .227 (5 for 22), David Wright .234 (18 for 77) 3 HR's

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Recap: Game 62 - Cubs (6) at Mets (3) - Cubs strike for 4 runs in 2nd inning and never look back

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N.Y. Mets (24-38)001000200390

W: E. Jackson (3-8) L: S. Marcum (0-8) S: K. Gregg (8)
HR: CHC - N. Schierholtz (9)   NYM - None


Edwin Jackson pitched six innings of one-run baseball and the Chicago Cubs defeated the New York
Mets, 6-3, in the opener of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Jackson (3-8) gave up five hits and three walks while striking out seven. He earned consecutive wins for the first time since Aug. 30-Sept. 4, 2012. Kevin Gregg pitched a flawless ninth to notch his eighth save.

David DeJesus delivered a three-run triple, but left the game in the bottom of the third with a strained right shoulder. He went after a ball by Juan Lagares but the ball dropped out of his glove and his shoulder collided hard against the center field wall. He writhed in pain as he was checked by team trainers but was able to leave the field under his own power. He is expected to go on the disabled list.

"He had a huge hit for us then made a gutsy play out there," said Chicago manager Dale Sveum about DeJesus. "He paid for it in the end and almost made a huge catch. Hopefully it's nothing major and he'll only be out a couple weeks."

Nate Schierholtz had a solo home run while Luis Valbuena and Darwin Barney contributed an RBI apiece for the Cubs.

Daniel Murphy drove in two runs and Lucas Duda had an RBI for the Mets, who have lost nine of their last 11 games.

Shaun Marcum (0-8), who tossed eight innings of relief on Saturday against the Marlins, got the start for the Mets. He pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing all six runs on seven hits and a walk. He is the first Mets pitcher to start a season 0-8 since John Franco in 1998.

"I think Shaun is a professional," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "He knows you got to go and get the job done. He's pitched very well but he was off to a very bad start. You make a couple of bad pitches and it's going to hurt you."

Marcum gave up a home run to Schierholtz with two outs in the first.

An inning later, Marcum allowed four more runs. Anthony Rizzo and Dioner Navarro connected on back-to-back singles and Valbuena drew a walk to load the bases. Barney then singled to center, scoring Rizzo.

After Jackson struck out, DeJesus knocked a pitch that went over Lagares' head and off the center field wall, bringing all the runners home.

Following DeJesus' injury in the third, Marcum and Jordany Valdespin popped out, but Murphy's single to center plated Lagares.

The Cubs added one run in the sixth when Valbuena delivered a two-out RBI double that scored Rizzo.

In the seventh, Collin Cowgill hit a leadoff double to center, advanced to third on a wild pitch by James Russell and scored on Murphy's base hit.

After a single by David Wright, Duda smacked an RBI single. On the same play, Wright tried going from first to third, but a great throw by Alfonso Soriano beat him to the bag. Marlon Byrd struck out to end the inning.

Game Notes

Wright went 3-for-3 with a walk... Barney has played 51 errorless games at second base to start the season and is on a 54-game errorless streak dating back to Sept. 30, 2012 ... Rizzo went 3-for-4 and scored twice ... The Cubs will play 15 of their next 18 games on the road.

Box Score:

Friday, June 14, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 62

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 62:

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

Preview: Game 62 - Cubs at Mets - Jackson vs Marcum

Chicago Cubs (26-38) at New York Mets (24-37) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
E. Jackson (R) 12 2-8 5.765.21-34.266/9PITW7.0411-215.25.74
S. Marcum (R) 7 0-7 4.965.20-44.855/31@MIAL6.2740-221.22.91


A lack of run support led to young ace Matt Harvey losing his first game of the season for the New York Mets, a scenario Shaun Marcum knows all too well.

Marcum hopes to pick up his first victory of the season on Friday night as the Mets begin a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs.

The right-hander is 0-7 with a 4.96 earned run average in nine outings this season, including seven starts. He made his second relief appearance of the campaign on Saturday and put forth a gutsy effort that should have yielded a win. Instead, Marcum was the losing pitcher in a 2-1 setback as he gave up the winning run on a two-out single in the 20th inning.

Marcum hurled a season-high eight innings of relief, and was the seventh Mets pitcher used after Harvey allowed one run over seven innings in the start. Marcum ended with a game-high 105 pitches and gave up three of his five hits allowed in the 20th frame.

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

While the 31-year-old is still winless in 2013, he has never before lost to the Cubs. Marcum owns a 4-0 lifetime mark against the club with a 2.90 ERA in five starts.

Harvey's no-decision last weekend kept his perfect record intact, but he finally fell from the ranks of the unbeaten with Thursday's 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Harvey allowed just one run over seven innings before falling to 5-1 and having his franchise-record streak of 13 unbeaten starts to begin the season halted.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 62 - Mets at Rays - Ike Davis HR Highlights Mets 6 Run - 7th Inning

Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

N.Y. Mets (33-29) «10002062011140
Tampa Bay (35-26)200000000292

W: C. Young (1-0) L: A. Cobb (2-3)
HR: NYM - I. Davis (6)   TB - None

Ike Davis highlighted a six-run seventh inning with a three-run homer, and the New York Mets pounded Tampa Bay, 11-2, at Tropicana Field.

Jordany Valdespin, who had the go-ahead two-run double in the fifth, knocked in four runs. Daniel Murphy, who entered Tuesday mired in a 4-for-31 slump, hit a two-run single to continue the rally in the seventh inning.

Chris Young (1-0) allowed nine hits and a pair of runs while fanning four over 5 2/3 innings to get his first major league victory since April 5 last year in Philadelphia. Young had season-ending surgery May 17, 2011, to repair a tear of the anterior capsule in his throwing shoulder.

"His velocity went up as the game went along, which I thought was good," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "It's just one of those things where he started to feel better and started to let go of it harder."

The Mets, who were swept at Yankee Stadium over the weekend, won for just the second time in their last eight contests.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis helped the cause Tuesday with three hits and three runs scored.

Alex Cobb (2-3) yielded seven hits and six runs -- five earned -- over 6 2/3 frames. The right-hander also had six strikeouts, but lost his third consecutive start.

Hideki Matsui celebrated his 38th birthday Tuesday and had an RBI single, but the Rays saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.

"It was kind of a flat game for us, but Alex was good," Rays manager Joe Maddon said.

A ground ball from David Wright went under the glove of shortstop Elliot Johnson in the first inning, allowing Valdespin to score from second.

Matsui's bases-loaded single off the wall in right was followed by a Will Rhymes sacrifice fly, giving the Rays a 2-1 lead in the first.

Valdespin singled on a soft liner to left-center field in the fifth to drive in Omar Quintanilla and Nieuwenhuis.

New York blew the game open two innings later. Valdespin doubled down the right field line to plate Nieuwenhuis. After Wright was intentionally walked, J.P. Howell was summoned from the bullpen to relieve Cobb.

Lucas Duda hit a slow roller toward third that resulted in a single to load the bases. Murphy followed with a looping two-run hit to center for a four-run lead, and Davis turned on a 3-2 pitch and homered to right field.

Valdespin added an RBI groundout in the eighth, and Duda singled in Nieuwenhuis later in the inning.

Game Notes

The Mets are visiting Tropicana Field for the first time since June 8-10, 2001, when they Rays took two of three games...The Mets are 2-5 in interleague play this year...The Mets have had at least one double in a franchise record 34 straight games.

Box Score:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Preview: Game 62 - Mets at Rays - Chris Young will get the start vs Tampa

New York Mets (32-29) at Tampa Bay Rays (35-25) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Young (R) 1 0-0 3.605.10-03.606/5@WSHND5.0620-05.03.60
A. Cobb (R) 4 2-2 4.135.21-14.506/6@NYYL7.0541-217.04.76

The Tampa Bay Rays' recent offensive surge has helped them bust out of a slump that lasted over a week.

It's been quite the opposite for the New York Mets lately.

Tampa Bay seeks its fifth consecutive victory while looking to send New York to its seventh defeat in eight games when the teams begin their first series at Tropicana Field since 2001 on Tuesday night.

The Rays (35-25) have outscored opponents 29-10 during their four-game winning streak, defeating Miami 4-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

Elliot Johnson hit a two-run homer and Matt Joyce added a solo shot for Tampa Bay, which averaged 2.6 runs while dropping six of eight May 28-June 6.

Johnson went 5 for 8 with five RBIs in the last two games, and Joyce has homered in two of his last three to give him a team-leading 11.

"It's a little bit of a roller coaster. That's the way hitting goes, that's the way baseball goes," Joyce told the team's official website. "There's ups and downs. And it was just a case of we had to keep swinging it. The offense is going to come around, and hopefully we keep it going."

The Rays' last loss was Wednesday's 4-1 defeat to the New York Yankees, when Alex Cobb allowed four runs in seven-plus innings. Cobb (2-2, 4.13 ERA) only gave up two hits in the first seven frames before yielding three consecutive hits to start the eighth.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Happy Recap : 2011 Regular Season Game 62 - Mets at Brewers (Niese Notches Win)

Final Score: New York 4, Milwaukee 1

Jon Niese gave up just one run to help the New York Mets take a 4-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the finale of a three-game set.

Niese (5-5) went 7 2/3 innings and was charged with three hits and four walks along with eight strikeouts for the Mets, who have won four of five. Daniel Murphy, Angel Pagan, Jason Pridie and Ruben Tejada each had an RBI in the win.

"Niese looked really great tonight," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "He took it to them and got ahead of the hitters. It was a really impressive performance from him."

Yovani Gallardo (8-3) lost for the first time since May 2 as he gave up four runs on 10 hits over just four-plus innings for the Brewers, who dropped two of three in the series after taking a four-game sweep of Florida. Prince Fielder drove in the lone run.

"He was off tonight and he had trouble with his command," said Brewers skipper Ron Roenicke. "They didn't miss much with the bats. He just couldn't put his curveball in there and they took advantage of it."

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Tonight's Pitching Matchup - Jon Niese vs Yovani Gallardo - Brew Crew Has Banged Around Niese, Gallardo has kept Mets in check

Weeks batting .800 off Niese

Milwaukee Brewers Career statistics vs. Jonathon Niese
Rickie Weeks5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 .800 .800 1.600 2.400
Prince Fielder4 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500
Corey Hart4 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .250 .250 .500 .750
Ryan Braun3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Nyjer Morgan8 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .556 .500 1.056
Casey McGehee2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Jonathan Lucroy2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000

What can we say, the Mets are going against the Brewers' Ace Gallardo and the Mets have Jon Niese to counter. Jon Niese's numbers are lousy against the Brewers in the past.  The Brewers are hitting a even .500 ( 14 for 28) against Niese. It looks like the Mets have their work cut for them tonight as the Mets numbers (below) are not good against Gallardo. Jose Reyes is the only lone Met to have some success against Gallardo. Reyes is hitting .500 (5 for 10) with 2 2B's and 1 3B. Can Reyes rally the Mets to victory?  We will see! LGM!
Reyes proving the Mets need him.

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Yovani Gallardo
Carlos Beltran3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667
Willie Harris7 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 .286 .444 .429 .873
Ronny Paulino12 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 .167 .154 .250 .404
Scott Hairston6 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 .333 .333 .500 .833
Jose Reyes10 5 2 1 0 1 0 1 .500 .500 .900 1.400
Jason Bay8 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125 .222 .125 .347
Angel Pagan7 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .143 .286
Nick Evans2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
Daniel Murphy3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ruben Tejada2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Brewers - Game 62

Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Brewers - Game 62:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-3B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-1B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Pridie-LF
  7. Thole-C
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Niese-LHP
Notes: Bay out of the Lineup, Murphy batting fourth..

Preview : 2011 Regular Season Game 62 - Mets at Brewers

New York Mets (29-32) at Milwaukee Brewers (35-27), 8:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Jon Niese (4-5, 3.75) Milwaukee - Yovani Gallardo (8-2, 3.72)

Yovani Gallardo goes after win No. 9 this evening when the Milwaukee Brewers play the rubber match of their three-game set against the New York Mets at Miller Park.

Gallardo won his sixth straight start on Saturday in Florida, as he allowed just one earned run and six hits in six innings to up his mark to 8-2 on the season, while lowering his earned run average to 3.72.

Over the course of his six-game winning streak Gallardo has allowed just six runs in 41 innings.

Gallardo has faced the Mets four times and is 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA.

Milwaukee put itself in position to win this series on Wednesday, as Nyjer Morgan's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Brewers to a 7-6 win.

Craig Counsell singled with one out against Dale Thayer (0-1), then swiped second as Rickie Weeks struck out swinging. Morgan followed by ripping a ball into the right-field corner to bring home Counsell with the winning run.

"Wasn't that interesting?" said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.

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