Showing posts with label Game 64. Show all posts
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 64 - Brewers (2) at Mets (6) - Teagarden Grand Slam Seals Deal For Mets



New York

W: D. Matsuzaka (3-0) L: M. Estrada (5-3)
HR: MIL - None   NYM - D. Murphy (5),T. Teagarden (1)


Taylor Teagarden homered in his Mets debut, Daniel Murphy had a two-run shot and New York beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 Tuesday night to snap a six-game skid.

Called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday to replace demoted catcher Travis d'Arnaud, Teagarden connected for his second career slam after Marco Estrada walked the bases loaded in the sixth inning.

The 30-year-old Teagarden had struck out in his first two at-bats. He said his teammates let him know just how poorly they've done with the bases loaded after he returned to the dugout.

Playing in front of a season-low Citi Field crowd of 20,206 that booed Ryan Braun in each of his four plate appearances, the Mets improved to 11 for 64 (.172) with the sacks full.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-0) pitched six effective innings and Murphy homered off Estrada in the third. Before the game, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Collins' job is secure after the team returned from a 4-7 road trip a season-worst seven games under .500.

Outhit 6-5, the Mets scored their most runs in 16 home games since a 7-6 loss in 10 innings to Miami on April 26.

Matsuzaka was hit high on the outside of his right thigh by a line drive in the sixth. Making his third start of the year, the right-hander recovered to throw out Carlos Gomez and finished the inning.

Collins said the plan was to send Matsuzaka out for the start of the seventh because he was at 100 pitches.

Estrada (5-3) has given up a major league-worst 20 homers this season, and both long balls Tuesday followed walks.

Murphy connected after Ruben Tejada walked with two outs in the third, the ball just clearing the right field wall for a 2-0 lead. Murphy, who spent his off day Monday participating in a White House summit on working families, has five homers.

The Brewers cut the lead in half in the fourth after Khris Davis was hit by a pitch from Matsuzaka. Running on a full-count pitch to Lyle Overbay, Davis scored from first when Overbay hit a sharp grounder inside first base for a run-scoring double.

Matsuzaka, however, kept the NL Central leaders in check. He allowed three hits and three walks, striking out five.

Estrada walked David Wright and Curtis Granderson with one out in the sixth. After Chris Young struck out, Lucas Duda walked to load the bases. Teagarden's drive hit off the top of the wall down the right field line and ricocheted into the seats for his first slam since 2008 with Texas.

Gomez, traded by the Mets to Minnesota as part of the deal that brought Johan Santana to New York in February 2008, had an RBI double in the eighth off Jeurys Familia.


Mets RHP Matt Harvey (Tommy John surgery) was scheduled to throw off a slope but that was pushed back. Alderson said Harvey is doing well. The schedule was changed because the team's doctors didn't want Harvey pitching too soon. ... Mets RHP Gonzalez Germen (virus and abscess) was activated from the 15-day DL after the game. LHP Scott Rice was sent to Triple-A Las Vegas. ... OF Eric Young Jr. (hamstring) has started running, but not at full speed. He has also been hitting. ... Brewers RHP Tyler Thornburg (elbow soreness) had an MRI. Manager Ron Roenicke said the team is waiting for a radiologist to examine the results before revealing anything. He did say it's not an injury that would require Tommy John surgery.

Box Score:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 64

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 64

1. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
5. Chris Young (R) LF
6. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
7. Taylor Teagarden (R) C
8. Matt den Dekker (L) CF
9. Daisuke Matsuzaka (R) P

Preview: Game 64 - Brewers at Mets - Estrada vs Matsuzaka

Preview: Game 64
Milwaukee Brewers (38-26) at New York Mets (28-35)

Pitching Probables:
Marco Estrada (5-2) 4.19 ERA vs Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-0) 3.21 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10 PM


RHP Marco Estrada looks to turn things around for the Brewers as he tries to send the host Mets to their longest losing streak in three years in the opener of a three-game series Tuesday night.

Yovani Gallardo ended his recent struggles with seven innings in Sunday's 1-0 victory at Pittsburgh. Now NL Central-leading Milwaukee (38-26) is looking for a similar performance from Estrada (5-2, 4.19 ERA) as it continues this eight-game trip.

The right-hander, however, has posted a 5.30 ERA in his last six starts after recording a 3.13 mark in his first six.

Estrada has surrendered the most home runs in baseball with 18 and has walked seven in his last two outings. He did not get a decision Wednesday when he allowed four runs over six innings of a 6-4 loss at Minnesota.

Milwaukee starters ranked seventh in the major leagues with a 3.05 ERA on May 1, but have a 4.89 mark over the last 13 games.

Estrada allowed one run and two hits over seven innings in his only career start at Citi Field on Sept. 29, when the bullpen blew his one-run lead in a 3-2 loss.

He'll face a New York team that dropped the final six on an 11-day, 11-game, three-city road trip, leaving it on the cusp of its worst losing streak since April 10-16, 2011.

The Mets (28-35) have batted .145 with runners in scoring position during the slide. Curtis Granderson hit two homers Sunday, but he's 0 for 14 with seven strikeouts in his last five home games.

David Wright has gone 1 for 19 in the past six games and is hitting .167 over his past 14 home contests against the Brewers.

The Mets haven't fared well at home against Milwaukee, averaging 2.8 runs and hitting .212 while dropping 10 of the last 12 meetings there.

Former New York outfielder Carlos Gomez ranks among the NL leaders in most offensive categories, including batting average (.307), home runs (12) and stolen bases (11). He's 8 for 15 with a homer in six career games at Citi Field.

Ryan Braun has hit .339 with 14 RBIs in his last 14 games overall and batting .417 with three homers and eight RBIs in his past 10 against New York.

They'll try to continue that production against Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-0, 3.21), who makes his third start of the season after giving up four runs and walking five over 4 1/3 innings of Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

In his only career start against Milwaukee in 2008, Matsuzaka gave up two runs -- none earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in a 5-3 win with Boston. Gomez is hitless in seven career at-bats in the matchup.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 64 - Cubs (3) at Mets (4) - Byrd sets the tone, Nieuwenhuis' walk-off 3-run HR the difference

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W: B. Parnell (5-3) L: C. Marmol (2-4)
HR: CHC - None   NYM - M. Byrd (11),K. Nieuwenhuis (1)


Kirk Nieuwenhuis smacked the game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the New York Mets steal a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the finale of a three-game set at Citi Field.

The Cubs dominated most of the contest thanks to a superb outing from starter Matt Garza. However, holding a 3-0 advantage heading into the bottom half of the final frame, the Cubs sent Carlos Marmol (2-4) to the hill and stuck with the righty even after allowing Marlon Byrd to open the action with a solo shot and issuing a walk to Lucas Duda.

John Buck's single moved Duda to second before Omar Quintanilla's sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third. That's when Nieuwenhuis cranked Marmol's fastball offering over the right-field wall for the difference maker.

Bobby Parnell (5-3) picked up the unlikely win after tossing a 1-2-3 top of the ninth for the Mets, who had lost three straight and six of seven coming in.

Alfonso Soriano drove in one run for the Cubs, who scored two runs in the fifth off two errors on the same play. Garza allowed a mere three hits over seven scoreless frames to go along with five strikeouts.

Chicago, which was looking for its first sweep versus the Mets since 2004, had a three-game winning streak come to an end.

Mets starter Jeremy Hefner lasted five innings and allowed three runs -- one earned -- on six hits, but New York failed to muster any type of offense for him.

The Cubs jumped on Hefner early in the first, as Luis Valbuena and Starlin Castro opened up the game with consecutive singles. After Nate Schierholtz grounded into a fielder's choice, advancing Valbuena to third, Soriano came through with a single to left to make it 1-0.

Chicago added two more runs in the fifth thanks to Castro and Schierholtz reaching with two outs on a single and a walk, respectively. The Mets then handed the visitors the runs. Soriano hit a slow chopper to third, David Wright overshot first base, and Daniel Murphy, who collected Wright's miscue, fired home past Buck for another error, allowing both runs to cross home for a 3-0 Cubs lead.

Game Notes

New York improved to 14-23 at home this season ... The Mets had lost 11 of Hefner's 12 starts this season coming in ... The last time New York trailed by three or more runs in the ninth inning and found victory came on Sept. 22, 2011 versus St. Louis ... It was Marmol's third blown save of the season.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 64

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 64:

  1. Jordany Valdespin, 2B
  2. Daniel Murphy, 1B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Marlon Byrd, RF
  5. Lucas Duda, LF
  6. John Buck, C
  7. Omar Quintanilla, SS
  8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF
  9. Jeremy Hefner, P

Preview: Game 64 - Cubs at Mets - Garza vs Hefner

Chicago Cubs (28-38) at New York Mets (24-39) 1:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Garza (R) 5 1-1 6.266.00-04.706/11CINL5.0991-118.17.36
J. Hefner (R) 12 1-6 4.115.10-33.096/11STLL6.0811-119.02.37


It's been 22 years since the Chicago Cubs swept a series on the road against the New York Mets.

Matt Garza, who is coming off maybe the worst start of his career, hopes to help the Cubs accomplish the whitewash Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

The Cubs haven't delivered a sweep to the Mets in a series since April 23-25, 2004 at Wrigley Field in a three-game set. The last time they swept the Mets in Flushing was Aug. 2-5, 1991 in a four-game set at Shea Stadium.

Garza will make his sixth start of the season today. On Tuesday, the right- hander gave up a career-high nine earned runs in a 12-2 loss to Cincinnati. This will be his second time facing the Mets.

Jeremy Hefner pitched six innings in a 9-2 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday. Today's Mets starter yielded eight hits and six runs, but just one was earned. The Mets have lost 11 of Hefner's 12 starts this year. The righty has a 6.75 ERA in two games (1 start) against the Cubs.

The Mets have lost 10 of their last 12 contests heading into today's finale of their homestand. They'll start an 11-game road trip Monday with a rare five- game set at Atlanta.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 64 - Mets at Rays - Mets Rough Up Hellickson for 8 Runs, Sweep Series

Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

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W: J. Santana (4-3) L: J. Hellickson (4-3)
S: F. Francisco (16)
HR: NYM - K. Nieuwenhuis (4),J. Bay (4),K. Nieuwenhuis (5)   TB - None

Kirk Nieuwenhuis had two homers and three RBI, Lucas Duda also drove in three and the New York Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays with a 9-6 win on Thursday afternoon.

The Mets scored 29 runs in the series, bouncing back from a three-game sweep at the hands of the Yankees over the weekend.

Jason Bay hit a solo homer and Johan Santana (4-3) went five-plus innings in his second post-no hitter start to get the win. He gave up four runs on six hits and four walks, striking out six, and came out of the game after loading the bases with no outs in the sixth.

Jon Rauch escaped the inning without allowing a run and closer Frank Francisco got out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth after the Rays had scored twice.

Jeremy Hellickson (4-3) gave up nine hits, including three homers, and eight runs in just 3 2/3 innings for Tampa Bay to remain winless in his last five starts.

The Rays were outscored 29-9 in the series. It included New York's 9-1 win on Wednesday, when R.A. Dickey allowed one hit -- an infield single to B.J. Upton which was appealed -- and set a Mets franchise record with 32 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings.

"You come in against the best pitching staff in the league and put up 29 runs ... I was really pleased with our offense," said Mets manager Terry Collins.

Nieuwenhuis' second homer on Thursday came during New York's two-out, four-run rally in the fourth inning. Omar Quintanilla singled and Nieuwenhuis smacked a shot to left for the first multi-homer game of his career, breaking a 4-4 tie.

Hellickson then hit Jordany Valdespin, walked David Wright and gave up a two- run double to Duda, which made it 8-4 and chased the Rays starter for Cesar Ramos.

Santana hasn't worked past the sixth since his 134-pitch no-hitter on June 1, the first in Mets history. Pitching on extended rest last Friday, he gave up four homers in five innings to the Yankees in a 9-1 Mets loss.

He was pulled in this one after giving up a single to Hideki Matsui, a double to Ben Zobrist and a walk to Matt Joyce to start the sixth. Rauch struck out Sean Rodriguez and Jose Lobaton and got Elliot Johnson on a grounder to end the inning.

"The adrenaline rush he had after the no-hitter, it takes its toll and takes time to get out of your system," Collins said of Santana.

The Mets tacked on a run in the ninth on Ike Davis' RBI single, but Miguel Batista ran into trouble in the bottom half of the inning, putting two straight hitters on with one out and giving up an RBI single to Desmond Jennings.

Francisco coaxed a grounder from Carlos Pena, but Quintanilla was late rushing to tag second base for a force out as another run scored. After Upton struck out, Matsui walked to load the bases but Zobrist struck out on a 3-2 pitch to end it, giving Francisco his 16th save.

Earlier, Nieuwenhuis knocked a second-pitch fastball from Hellickson down the line for his first career leadoff homer and Bay's one-out shot to left in the second was his first homer since coming off the disabled list on June 6.

The Rays, though, rallied for a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the second. Matsui led off with a single, Zobrist walked and Joyce knocked both runners in with a double to the right field corner.

The Mets scored two in the third on Duda's sacrifice fly and Davis' RBI single before Zobrist's RBI double in the bottom of the inning tied the game at 4-4.

Game Notes

Hellickson is 0-3 in his last five starts...The Mets went 4-5 on a nine-game road trip. They were headed back to New York for a nine-game homestand that starts with three against the Reds this weekend...The Rays will host the Marlins in a three-game series starting Friday.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Rays - Game 64

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Rays - Game 64

  1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis-CF
  2. Jordany Valdespin-DH
  3. David Wright-3B
  4. Lucas Duda-RF
  5. Ike Davis-1B
  6. Daniel Murphy-2B
  7. Jason Bay-LF
  8. Josh Thole-C
  9. Omar Quintanilla-SS

Pitching - Johan Santana - LHP

Preview: Game 64 - Mets at Rays - Santana tries to regain form

New York Mets at Tampa Bay Rays 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Santana (L) 12 3-3 2.966.10-26.206/8@NYYL5.0762-123.02.35
J. Hellickson (R) 12 4-2 2.656.13-21.596/8@MIAND4.1510-118.22.41

New York Mets manager Terry Collins took fault with Johan Santana's most recent outing.

Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays only has himself to blame for his latest performance.

Coming off another pitching milestone, the Mets hope Santana can rebound from one of his worst starts of the season when he opposes Hellickson, who goes for his first victory in a month in Thursday afternoon's series finale.

Santana (3-3, 2.96 ERA) was hit hard last Friday, surrendering six runs and a career high-tying four homers in five innings of a 9-1 road defeat to the New York Yankees. That performance came a full week after he threw the first no-hitter in Mets history, a 134-pitch effort against St. Louis. Collins opted to give his ace, who missed all of 2011 while recovering from shoulder surgery, an extended break before taking the mound again.

"It's my doing, it's not his," Collins said. "We erred on the side of caution and it cost us the game."

Santana may draw some inspiration Thursday from R.A. Dickey, who set a franchise record with 32 2-3 consecutive scoreless innings en route to tossing a one-hitter Wednesday, striking out a career-high 12 in Wednesday's 9-1 win over Tampa Bay (35-27).

There's at least a chance Dickey could wind up credited with the Mets' second no-hitter. The team is appealing the scoring decision on B.J. Upton's infield single, which was misplayed by David Wright when he tried to field it with his bare hand.

"We said in the ninth inning that we've got to appeal that play. We're probably not going to win it, but ... what the heck," Collins said. "What have you got to lose except to have somebody say, 'no?'"

Santana will now try to help New York (34-29) sweep this three-game series, and he's won both of his starts at Tropicana Field while allowing one run and eight hits over 17 innings. However, he hasn't pitched there since 2006, while with Minnesota.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Recap : 2011 Regular Season Game 64 - Mets at Pirates

Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, New York 2

Andrew McCutchen stroked a two-run double, James McDonald tossed six innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the New York Mets, 3-2, at PNC Park.

McDonald (4-4) gave up two runs, eight hits and three walks for the Pirates, who rebounded from an 8-1 loss in the opener of this four-game series.

R.A. Dickey (3-7) went the distance for New York, allowing three runs on eight hits over eight frames.

The Mets lost for just the third time in their last nine games.

Box Score: Click Here

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Pirates - Game 64

Ruben Tejada will bat #2 tonight
Saturday Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Pirates - Game 64 :
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Tejada-2B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-3B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Duda-1B
  8. Paulino-C
  9. Dickey-RHP
Game Notes:  Justin Turner will sit tonight and Bay is back in the Lineup. Lucas Duda will play 1B and Daniel Murphy will play 3B...Tejada will bat 2nd in the Lineup for the resting Turner

Preview : 2011 Regular Season Game 64 - Mets at Pirates

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

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - R.A. Dickey (3-6, 4.04) Pittsburgh - James McDonald (3-4, 4.97)

Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey can pitch the New York Mets back to .500 tonight when they meet the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second game of a four-game series at PNC Park.

The Mets, who've won six of their last eight to climb to 31-32 overall, opened the series with an 8-1 rout Friday night behind eight strong innings from unbeaten starter Dillon Gee (7-0), who allowed a run on eight hits while recording five strikeouts.

Pittsburgh's Charlie Morton (6-3) allowed seven runs -- six earned -- on nine hits and a walk in just four-plus innings.

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

The Mets are fourth in the National League East Division and trail the front- running Philadelphia Phillies by 6 1/2 games.

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