Showing posts with label Game 63. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 63. Show all posts

Monday, June 09, 2014

Recap: Game 63 - Mets (4) at Giants (6) - Granderson's 2 HRs Not Enough, Get swept in SF


New York

San Francisco

W: T. Lincecum (5-4) L: Z. Wheeler (2-6) S: S. Romo (20)
HR: NYM - C. Granderson (7),C. Granderson (8)   SF - None


Gregor Blanco doubled, singled and drove in three runs, and the surging San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 6-4 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.

The Giants completed their fourth sweep of the season. They've won 14 of 17 games to build baseball's best record at 42-21, and they own a 9 1/2 game lead over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

Even those on the 2012 and 2010 World Series teams can't remember a regular-season roll like this.

San Francisco has done it behind a deeper lineup, which was evident again in its latest victory.

Blanco gave Angel Pagan a day off in center field. Hector Sanchez started at catcher for All-Star Buster Posey. Offseason addition Michael Morse played first base for Brandon Belt, who is on the disabled list with a broken left thumb. And Brandon Hicks started at second base, as he has most of the season for the injured Marco Scutaro.

Morse, Hicks and Brandon Crawford each drove in a run for the Giants, who chased Zack Wheeler in the fourth. Wheeler (2-6) gave up four runs and six hits.

Granderson's two long balls provided the biggest highlights for the Mets, who have lost a season-high six straight. Lincecum (5-4) allowed six hits, struck out six and walked one in six innings.

Four relievers held the Mets to one run in two innings before Sergio Romo recorded his 20th save in 22 chances.

The Giants overcame deficits against the mistake-prone Mets in all three games.

Following the pattern that played out all weekend, Granderson drove a 3-0 pitch over the wall in center to give New York a 2-0 lead in the first. He hit his eighth homer of the season in the sixth and doubled in the eighth.

The Mets might have scored more if Matt den Dekker had not been caught stealing third in the first.

Blanco's two-run double capped a three-run second for the Giants. Morse drove in another run to give San Francisco a 4-2 lead when he grounded into a double play in the third.

Lincecum singled in the fourth for his first hit of the year. That also ended the afternoon for Wheeler, who gave up four runs and six hits in 3 2-3 innings. He struck out six and walked two.

Curtis Granderson started to bring the Mets back with a solo shot over the wall in right and into McCovey Cove in the sixth. It was his 15th multihomer game and first since Oct. 3, 2012, while playing with the Yankees against Boston.

After Blanco's RBI single in the seventh, Granderson doubled in the eighth, putting Daniel Murphy in position to score from third on Jean Machi's wild pitch. Machi got Chris Young to fly out with Granderson on third to keep the Giants ahead.

Brandon Hicks singled home another run for San Francisco in the eighth.


Mets 3B David Wright was out of the starting lineup for the first time all season. He struck out as a pinch-hitter in the seventh. ... San Francisco opens a four-game home series against Washington on Monday, sending Ryan Vogelsong (4-2, 3.39 ERA) to the mound opposite Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg (5-4, 3.10). ... The Mets have Monday off before beginning a three-game series against Milwaukee on Tuesday in New York.

Box Score:

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 63

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 63

1. Matt den Dekker (L) CF
2. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
5. Chris Young (R) LF
6. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
7. Eric Campbell (R) 3B
8. Anthony Recker (R) C
9. Zack Wheeler (L) P

Preview: Game 63 - Mets at Giants - Wheeler (2-5) vs Lincecum (4-4)

Preview: Game 63
New York Mets (28-34) at San Francisco Giants (41-21)

Pitching Probables:
Zack Wheeler (2-5) 3.89 ERA vs Tim Lincecum (4-4) 5.01 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 4:05 PM


After rallying to win the first two games of this series, the Giants may be looking to make things easier on themselves in order to complete a sweep of the struggling New York Mets on Sunday.

San Francisco (41-21) owns the best home record in baseball at 21-9 behind a 2.72 ERA from the pitching staff. The pitchers have continued to deliver during an 8-1 run, compiling a 2.11 ERA, and the rotation has posted a 1.94 mark.

Despite the recent dominance on the mound, it's the bats that have come through against New York (28-34).

Buster Posey hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to complete the Giants' rally in Friday's 4-2 victory. They pushed across two in the ninth Saturday, with Michael Morse connecting for a walkoff single in a 5-4 win.

The offense hasn't needed to do much when Tim Lincecum (4-4, 5.01 ERA) takes the mound against the Mets, but he's also looking to bounce back from one of the worst performances of his career.

The right-hander is 5-0 with a 1.32 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 41 innings over his last six starts against New York. Four of those outings came at home, where he's gone 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA.

Lincecum has been much better at home than on the road this season, going 2-2 with a 3.76 ERA in seven starts as host compared to a 6.84 ERA with the same record away from AT&T Park.

Those road woes continued Tuesday, when he was hammered for a career high-tying eight runs and six hits, while issuing three walks in 4 1/3 innings of an 8-3 loss at Cincinnati.

The Mets are the brink of a six-game losing streak for the first time since May 10-15, 2013.

The relievers have been a major problem, surrendering 10 runs in 12 1/3 innings over the past five games, and Jenrry Mejia's efforts aren't helping.

The right-hander has giving up six runs in 2 1/3 innings over his last four appearances. He blew his first save of the season by allowing two runs in the ninth Saturday, putting the leadoff hitter on base with a wild pitch after striking him out.

Zack Wheeler (2-5, 3.89) was let down by the bullpen Tuesday, when he struck out seven batters in 6 2/3 scoreless innings only for the relievers to allow both runs in a 2-1 defeat to the Chicago Cubs.

The right-hander is certainly doing his part with a 1.37 ERA over his last three starts, but he has just a 1-1 record to show for it since he's been backed by three total runs in the two outings he didn't win.

Wheeler got plenty of help in his only start at San Francisco on July 10, yielding one run and three hits in seven innings of a 7-2 victory.

David Wright is mired in a 1-for-18 slump during the losing streak, and he's 3 for 23 with 13 strikeouts versus Lincecum.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Recap: Game 63 - Cubs (5) at Mets (2) - Cubs better than Mets, Mets Sucking it up in the National League - Drop three straight

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N.Y. Mets (24-39)000100010262

W: S. Feldman (6-5) L: J. Niese (3-6) S: K. Gregg (9)
HR: CHC - None   NYM - None


Scott Feldman tossed seven solid innings and knocked in two runs, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets, 5-2, in the second test of a three-game series.

Feldman (6-5) allowed one run on two hits while striking out six for the Cubs, who have won three in a row.

"The guys behind me played some great defense," Feldman said. "It seemed like they were running down balls all over the outfield today for me which is pretty helpful."

Starlin Castro also drove in two runs for Chicago, which placed outfielder David DeJesus on the 15-day disabled list prior to the game. Cody Ransom drove in the other run.

Jordany Valdespin and David Wright each knocked in a run for the Mets, who have dropped three straight.

New York starter Jonathon Niese (3-6) gave up two runs on six hits while walking four over 5 2/3 frames. The left-hander has just one victory in his last 10 starts.

"I just have to stay positive...can't be afraid to fail," Niese said of his struggles. "I think that's the biggest thing. If you're afraid to fail, you're going to fail."

The Cubs scored a pair of runs in the fourth to break a 0-0 tie. Anthony Rizzo and Scott Hairston walked to start the inning, and the runners moved up a base on Ryan Sweeney's groundout before scoring on Feldman's single up the middle.

Chicago loaded the bases later in the frame, but Castro struck out swinging.

The Mets got one run back in the bottom half of the frame. Daniel Murphy doubled to left and raced home on Wright's double to right.

However, Feldman retired the final 12 batters he faced to keep the Cubs ahead.

Chicago tacked on three more runs in the eighth off Scott Rice and Brandon Lyon. Welington Castillo singled and pinch-hitter Nate Schierholtz walked. Lyon took over on the mound and gave up a single to Darwin Barney to load the bases, and Ransom walked to force in a run before Castro hit a two-run double to left.

The Mets responded with one run in the bottom half, when Cubs reliever Carlos Villanueva gave up an RBI single to Valdespin. New York, though, stranded runners on second and third.

Kevin Gregg tossed a scoreless ninth for his ninth save of the season.

Game Notes

Niese fell to 2-4 lifetime against the Cubs ... Chicago activated pitcher Shawn Camp off the 15-day disabled list to take DeJesus' roster spot ... The Cubs went 3-for-18 with runners in scoring position and stranded 16 ... New York selected the contract of pitcher Carlos Torres from Triple-A Las Vegas, optioned pitcher Greg Burke to Las Vegas and designated pitcher Collin McHugh for assignment.

Box Score:

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 63

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 63:

  1. Jordany Valdespin, 2B
  2. Daniel Murphy, 1B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Marlon Byrd, RF
  5. Lucas Duda, LF
  6. Justin Turner, SS
  7. Anthony Recker, C
  8. Juan Lagares, CF
  9. Jonathon Niese, LHP

Preview: Game 63 - Cubs at Mets - Feldman vs Niese

Chicago Cubs (27-38) at New York Mets (24-38) 1:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
S. Feldman (R) 12 5-5 3.225.21-34.016/10CINL6.0751-118.04.50
J. Niese (L) 12 3-5 4.245.21-33.156/9MIAND6.2820-119.21.37


The Chicago Cubs head to the middle portion of their three- game series against the New York Mets without a key part to their lineup.

David DeJesus left Friday's 6-3 win with a right shoulder strain. In the bottom of the third, he went after a triple by Juan Lagares but the ball dropped out of his glove and his shoulder collided hard against the center field wall.

DeJesus writhed in pain as he was checked by team trainers but was able to leave the game under his own power. He was replaced by Ryan Sweeney.

"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."

DeJesus, who is expected to go on the disabled list, is hitting .260 with six homers and 21 RBI in 59 contests this season.

Scott Feldman will try to hold the Mets in check this afternoon. Feldman gave up a season high-tying five earned runs in his last start Monday against the Reds in a loss. He's 1-1 with a 4.63 ERA in two starts when facing the Mets.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 63 - Mets at Rays - Dickey Knuckles up and fires a one hitter

Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

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Tampa Bay (35-27)000000001110

W: R. Dickey (10-1) L: D. Price (8-4)
HR: NYM - None   TB - None

R.A. Dickey fired a complete game one- hitter and struck out a career-high 12 batters Wednesday as the Mets dominated the Rays, 9-1, in the middle portion of a three-game set at Tropicana Field.

Dickey (10-1) set a Mets franchise-record for consecutive scoreless innings with 32 2/3 blank frames before the Rays plated a run in the ninth thanks to an error and pair of passed balls. Jerry Koosman set the previous record of 31 2/3 scoreless frames back in 1973.

The knuckleballer didn't allow a walk and the only hit he surrendered was B.J. Upton's infield single with two outs in the first. Dickey became the first pitcher in the majors to reach the 10-win plateau.

"We were two plays from a perfect game," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "I've seen a lot of games, but I've never seen a perfecto."

Daniel Murphy, David Wright and Omar Quintanilla each knocked in a pair of runs for the Mets, who go for the series sweep in Thursday's finale.

David Price (8-4) absorbed the loss after giving up seven runs on nine hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over five-plus innings. The Rays have now lost six of their last eight games at the Trop.

Ike Davis provided the first extra-base hit of the game with a one-out double in the fifth before Mike Nickeas plated the game's first run with a liner into center, scoring Davis from second and giving the Mets a 1-0 lead.

Andres Torres stroked a double into the left-field corner two batters later and Murphy followed with a single through the right side of the infield to score Nickeas and Torres as the Mets pushed the lead to 3-0.

New York added to its lead in the sixth as Scott Hairston and Jason Bay smacked consecutive singles to start the frame before Vinny Rottino clubbed a double into the right-field corner to plate Hairston from second.

Davis then bounced a single over Carlos Pena's glove at first, allowing Bay to score and marking the end of Price's day.

An infield single from Nickeas then loaded the bases before Quintanilla plated a pair with a liner into center to extend the margin to 7-0.

In the ninth, back-to-back doubles from Murphy and Wright pushed the lead to 9-0 as Wright plated Murphy and Torres, who reached on a leadoff single.

Dickey had retired 22 straight Rays before Wright misplayed Elliot Johnson's grounder to third to start the ninth. Johnson moved to third on a pair of passed balls before scoring on a Desmond Jennings groundout to snap Dickey's scoreless innings streak.

"That was an unbelievable pitching performance," admitted Pena about Dickey's outing. "I tip my hat. That was outstanding and very tough to hit."

Game Notes

Dickey hasn't lost a game since April 18. He has struck out eight-plus batters in each of his last six starts...Price dropped to 4-2 in five starts at the Trop...The Mets went 7-for-14 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.

Box Score:

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Preview: Game 63 - Mets at Rays - Dickey vs Price

New York Mets (33-29) at Tampa Bay Rays (35-26) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
R. Dickey (R) 12 9-1 2.446.04-13.586/7@WSHW7.1403-023.20.00
D. Price (L) 12 8-3 2.406.14-10.966/7@NYYW5.0312-019.10.93

David Price has been an All-Star twice in his career. R.A. Dickey could capture his first nod this season.

Dickey will lead the New York Mets against David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays tonight in the middle portion of a three-game series from Tropicana Field in a battle of wins leaders for their respective leagues.

One of only two pitchers (Lance Lynn) with nine wins this season, Dickey is deserving of an All-Star nod with a 9-1 mark in 12 starts and a 2.44 ERA.

The 37-year-old knuckleballer is riding a career-high scoreless streak of 24 2/3 innings and is 7-0 with a 1.55 earned run average with 63 strikeouts and 12 walks in his last nine appearances. He has a 4-0 record and a microscopic 0.29 ERA in the previous four trips to the hill. In last Thursday's 3-1 win at Washington, Dickey kept the Nationals off the scoreboard for 7 1/3 innings, one start after shutting out St. Louis on June 2.

Dickey, a right-hander, is the first Mets pitcher to have nine wins through 58 team games since Tom Glavine back in 2006. He is also approaching Jerry Koosman's franchise-record scoreless innings streak of 31 2/3 innings set back in the 1973 campaign. Dickey, who is 4-1 in six road starts in 2012, is 0-2 with an 8.35 ERA in six career games (2 starts) against Tampa Bay. He has pitched at Tropicana Field three times, going 0-1 with a 5.73 ERA.

New York will try to make Dickey the majors' first 10-game winner tonight after bashing Tampa Bay, 11-2, in Tuesday's series opener. Ike Davis homered and drove in three runs, Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three runs scored and Jordany Valdespin finished with four RBI in the outburst. Lucas Duda had two hits, an RBI and a run scored, and has hit safely in his last 15 games.

Scott Hairston had the night off and is batting .406 with five home runs, 10 RBI, 10 runs scored and three stolen bases over his last 13 games.

Mets starter Chris Young allowed nine hits and a pair of runs 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.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Recap : 2011 Regular Season Game 63 - Mets at Pirates (Gee Rolls to seventh win)

Final Score: New York 8, Pittsburgh 1

Dillon Gee threw eight strong innings as New York beat down Pittsburgh, 8-1, in the opener of a four-game series.

Gee (7-0) remained undefeated on the year, allowing one run and striking out five while scattering eight hits in the Mets' sixth win in eight games.

"He has really pitched great. I can't say enough good things about the job he has done on controlling his emotions and keeping himself in the game. He's been really impressive to watch," Mets manager Terry Collins said about Gee.

Charlie Morton (6-3) allowed seven runs -- six earned -- on nine hits and a walk in just four-plus innings to absorb the loss.

Andrew McCutchen knocked in the lone run for the Pirates, who lost for the third time in five contests.

The Mets loaded the bases in the first inning with one out after Justin Turner was hit by a pitch, Carlos Beltran walked and Daniel Murphy reached on Ronny Cedeno's fielding error. Turner came home on an Angel Pagan groundout before Lucas Duda grounded out to end the inning and keep it a 1-0 game.

Pittsburgh answered right back in its half of the first after Jose Tabata singled to lead off the inning and was followed by a bunt single by Josh Harrison before McCutchen hit a third straight single to tie the game at one.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Pirates - Game 63

Continues to Sit!
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup at Pirates - Game 63 :
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-3B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-1B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Duda-LF
  7. Thole-C
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Gee-P
 The Mets recalled Lucas Duda from Buffalo (AAA). Duda has hit .389 (14-36) with five HR and 12 RBI in his last 10 games with the Bisons.

Jason Bay Continues to Sit on the Pine......

Preview : 2011 Regular Season Game 63 - Mets at Pirates

New York Mets (30-32) at Pittsburgh Pirates (30-31), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Dillon Gee (6-0, 3.33) Pittsburgh - Charlie Morton (6-2, 2.52)

Jose Reyes' hitting streak may be over, but New York Mets starter Dillon Gee is still unbeaten on the season.

Gee draws the assignment tonight in the opener of a four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park and is 6-0 with a 3.33 earned run average in 11 games (8 starts). He has won four straight starts and fired seven shutout innings in a 5-0 victory over Atlanta last Saturday.

The right-hander defeated Pittsburgh on May 30 in a 7-3 victory, as he held the Pirates to three runs in seven innings with a season-high eight strikeouts. Gee is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in two career games (1 start) against the Pirates and is the only undefeated starting pitcher in the NL.

New York just won two of three meetings at Milwaukee to start up a 10-game road trip and received a strong start from Jon Niese. Niese limited the Brewers to a run and three hits in 7 2/3 innings with eight K's and four walks, improving to 5-5 this season. Francisco Rodriguez went the rest of the way for his 18th save in the 4-1 victory.

"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."

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