Showing posts with label Game 66. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 66. Show all posts

Friday, June 13, 2014

Recap: Game 66 - Brewers (5) at Mets (1) - Lucroy + CO. Slay Mets in 13th



New York

W: Z. Duke (4-0) L: C. Torres (2-4)
HR: MIL - A. Ramirez (7),J. Lucroy (5)   NYM - None


Jonathan Lucroy's go-ahead two-run homer in the 13th inning helped lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-1 win over the New York Mets in the finale of a three-game set.

Rickie Weeks, Aramis Ramirez and Mark Reynolds each drove in a run for the Brewers, who have won four of their last five. Zach Duke (4-0) pitched a flawless 12th inning to get the win.

Bobby Abreu knocked in the only run of the game for the Mets, who have lost eight of their last nine games. Carlos Torres (2-4) suffered the loss for allowing four runs in the 13th.

Neither starter factored into the decision despite both pitching well. Kyle Lohse went eight innings for the Brewers and gave up just an unearned run on four hits, while Jon Niese allowed a run on six hits over 7 2/3 innings for the Mets.

Ryan Braun led off the 13th with a single and Lucroy gave the Brewers the lead with a homer just inside the left field foul pole. Reynolds later drove in a run with a single, and Weeks was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded for a 5-1 lead.

Francisco Rodriguez set the Mets down quietly in the home half of the 13th to wrap up the win.

Ramirez's home run in the second got the Brewers on the board, but the team left a runner on second in the fourth and fifth, and stranded a man on base in each of the next three innings as well.

The Mets tied the game in the fourth as Daniel Murphy led off with a single to center that saw him move to third as Carols Gomez misplayed the ball. Abreu followed with a sacrifice fly to tie the game.

There was a very brief rain delay in the top of the 11th as the umps waved the players off the field with one out, but a brief huddle between the umps and the grounds crew saw them quickly resume play.

In the bottom of the 11th, New York loaded the bases with one out, but Wilmer Flores hit a grounder to first that saw a force out at home, and Anthony Recker looked at strike three to end the inning. Recker argued the call as he thought the pitch was low, and was tossed from the game by umpire Angel Hernandez.

Milwaukee had two men on with one out in the 12th, but Scooter Gennett struck out as did Weeks to end the frame.

Game Notes

Niese has allowed three earned runs or less in 17 straight starts, the longest current streak in the majors ... Gomez went 2-for-6 and has reached base safely in 27 straight games, the longest current streak in the majors. Second on that list is New York's Curtis Granderson, who drew a pinch-hit intentional walk in the 11th inning to extend his run to 24 straight games ... Milwaukee welcomes Cincinnati to town for three games beginning Friday ... The Mets host the Padres for three games starting Friday.

Box Score:

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Preview: Game 66 - Brewers at Mets - Lohse vs Niese

Preview: Game 66
Milwaukee Brewers (39-27) at New York Mets (29-36)

Probable Pitchers:
Kyle Lohse (7-2) 3.27 ERA vs Jon Niese (3-3) 2.68 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM


Kyle Lohse (7-2, 3.27 ERA) has been a key contributor to Milwaukee's surge to the top of the NL Central. After an off outing May 26 -- when he was reached for four runs in 6 2/3 innings -- he fired a three-hit shutout against the Chicago Cubs on June 1.

This time, the right-hander is coming off a disastrous showing Friday in Pittsburgh, where he was drilled for season worsts of eight runs and nine hits in five-plus innings of a 15-5 rout by the Pirates that ended his seven-game winning streak.

He hasn't beaten the Mets (29-36) since 2009, but also hasn't faced them since pitching for St. Louis in 2012. David Wright and Curtis Granderson have given Lohse fits, with Wright going 9 for 21 with two homers and Granderson 8 for 17 with a pair of home runs.

Lohse is 2-4 with a 5.40 ERA in 10 lifetime starts versus New York and is 0-2 with a 6.28 ERA in three starts at Citi Field.

Milwaukee (39-27) beat the Mets 3-1 on Thursday, their seventh loss in eight games. New York went 0 for 3 with runners in scoring position, dropping to 9 for 64 (.141) in such instances over this eight-game swoon.

That lack of clutch production doesn't bode well for Jonathon Niese (3-3, 2.68), who has no record in his last three starts despite giving up two runs in each game while totaling 20 2/3 innings. The Mets backed him with two runs in each outing, and the left-hander left Friday's start at San Francisco after giving up five hits in seven innings of New York's eventual 4-2 defeat.

Though Niese has a 5.68 ERA in five lifetime starts against the Brewers, he's been solid in the last three -- limiting them to five runs and 15 hits in 19 2/3 innings while winning twice. He did not get a decision in his only start versus Milwaukee in 2013, giving up two runs in six innings before New York rallied for a 3-2 win.

Jonathan Lucroy continued his hot June, going 3 for 5 with two doubles and an RBI. Batting a team-high .341 overall and .444 (16 for 36) this month, the Brewers catcher is also 5 for 11 lifetime versus Niese.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 66 (Game 1) - Mets (4) at Braves (3) - Harvey Marvelous, Mets Hold on for Win

N.Y. Mets (26-40)«001100020470
Atlanta (42-29)000000030361

W: M. Harvey (6-1) L: A. Wood (0-1) S: B. Parnell (10)
HR: NYM - J. Buck (13)   ATL - None


Matt Harvey's 13-strikeout performance ended a bit shaky, but Bobby Parnell escaped trouble and notched a four-out save to secure the New York Mets' 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a day-night doubleheader at Turner Field.

Harvey (6-1), who earned his first win since May 17, took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning.

The Mets' ace set a new career high in punchouts, but was eventually charged with three runs on three hits and three walks over seven-plus innings of work.

"He's got electric stuff, he was throwing everything for strikes today," said Braves second baseman Dan Uggla. "He was working both sides of the plate. His fastball was 95-100 mph, we couldn't catch up to him."

John Buck homered and Marlon Byrd, Jordany Valdespin and Omar Quintanilla each knocked in a run to back Harvey.

Parnell struck out Chris Johnson in the eighth with the bases loaded before working a scoreless ninth to earn his 10th save.

Atlanta, which rallied in the ninth for a 2-1 win in Monday's series opener, lost its three-game win streak.

Jordan Schafer drove in a pair of runs and Jason Heyward contributed an RBI double to the Braves' three-run eighth inning. Atlanta starter Alex Wood (0-1) went three innings and gave up one run in his first major league start.

New York's Zack Wheeler will make his major league debut when he toes the rubber in the nightcap of the doubleheader, but for a while it was looking like he might have a tough act to follow.

Harvey had lights-out stuff through the first six frames, limiting the Braves to just a pair of third-inning walks. He struck out 12 batters to that point, and took a no-hit bid into the seventh for the third time this season.

Heyward would end Harvey's bid, however, with a slow-rolling infield hit down the first-base line. Amongst confusion between a converging infield, Harvey flipped to a first-base bag that no one was covering.

"It's not disappointing at all," Harvey said about losing the no-hitter. "I'm more disappointed about the runs I gave up then anything. We won the game, so a no-hitter or not, it doesn't matter."

New York went up 4-0 in the eighth when Valdespin drew a bases-loaded walk and Quintanilla followed with a sac fly, but needed to use three relievers in the bottom half to escape with the lead after Harvey loaded the bases with none out.

LaTroy Hawkins was first to enter and served up a one-out, two-run single to Schafer, who slapped a first-pitch offering past the diving reach of David Wright at third to pull the Braves within 4-2.

Scott Rice then took the hill with two away, and Heyward laced a double past Duda and down the right-field line. Andrelton Simmons scored on the play and Rice issued a free pass to Freddie Freeman, loading the bases for Johnson.

Mets manager Terry Collins called in Parnell from the bullpen, and the closer got Johnson to go down swinging to leave all runners stranded. He then worked around a one-out single in the ninth to secure the victory.

New York grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third on the legs of Byrd and Murphy.

Murphy was running all the way from second on Byrd's grounder to the hole at third. Johnson fired to first, but Byrd beat it out and Murphy slid into home plate just before catcher Brian McCann could make the tag.

Wood's day was done after 73 pitches. He had not thrown more than 36 in any relief outing in the majors and also appeared to be dealing with a blister on his finger.

Buck's 12th homer of the season came in the fourth, when he greeted reliever Cory Rasmus with a blast into the seats in left. It was his first homer since May 24 and it staked the Mets to a 2-0 advantage.

Game Notes

It was Harvey's 11th start this season of at least seven innings ... The Mets won for just the fourth time in their last 15 games ... Prior to the contest, New York activated pitcher Scott Atchison from the 15-day disabled list and placed infielder Justin Turner on the 15-day DL with a left intercostal strain ... Atlanta lost for just the fourth time in its last 20 games at Turner Field ... The Braves placed catcher Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list prior to the game and recalled infielder Tyler Pastornicky and Rasmus from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Box Score:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 66 (Game 1 - DH)

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 66 (Game 1 - DH)

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

Preview: Games 66/67 - Mets at Braves - Harvey vs Wood - Wheeler vs Maholm

New York Mets (25-40) at Atlanta Braves (42-28) 1:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 14 5-1 2.046.13-02.486/13STLL7.0510-119.02.84
A. Wood (L) 0 0-0 3.520.00-06.75---ND0.0000-04.04.50

New York Mets (25-40) at Atlanta Braves (42-28) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
Z. Wheeler (R) 0 0-0 0.000.00-00.00---ND0.0000-00.00.00
P. Maholm (L) 14 7-5 3.656.04-11.646/12@SDL5.2741-119.03.32


The future is now for the New York Mets, as their top two pitching prospects will be on display Tuesday in a day/night doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

Ordinarily it would be the sensational Matt Harvey getting the attention, but his start in game one will likely be overshadowed by the major league debut of top pitching prospect Zach Wheeler, who will go in the nightcap.

Wheeler, of course, was the sixth overall pick in the 2009 draft by the San Francisco Giants, who dealt him to the Mets in the Carlos Beltran deal in 2011.

"This kid is very, very talented," manager Terry Collins said. "We're very lucky to have him. Everybody is looking forward to seeing him pitch."

In 13 starts for Triple-A Las Vegas, Wheeler was 4-2 with a 3.93 ERA and struck out 73 batters in 68 2/3 innings. A Georgia native, Wheeler is expected to have a large contingent of supporters.

"I know it's going to be a big moment in my life," Wheeler said. "There's probably going to be some nerves."

New York can only hope he has the type of impact that Harvey has. The talented righty, though, is coming off his first loss of the season his last time out, though, it was through no fault of his own.

Harvey gave up just a run and five hits in seven innings to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, while striking out seven and walking a batter in the 2-1 loss. Still, he fell to 5-1 on the year to go along with a 2.04 ERA.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Recap: Game 66 - Reds at Mets - Mets See RED as the hitting stops with Bailey

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

Cincinnati (37-27) «300100000480
N.Y. Mets (35-31)100000000160

W: H. Bailey (5-4) L: J. Niese (4-3)
S: A. Chapman (8)
HR: CIN - J. Bruce (15)   NYM - None

Homer Bailey pitched eight innings of one-run ball as the Cincinnati Reds won 4-1 win against the New York Mets in the second of three games at Citi Field.

Bailey (5-4) gave up six hits along with one walk and three strikeouts to win for the first time in his past three starts.

Jay Bruce hit a three-run home run and scored twice, while Ryan Ludwick drove in the other run for the Reds, who have won five straight.

David Wright drove in the only run of the game for the Mets, who have dropped five of their past eight games. Jon Niese (4-3) went seven innings and gave up four runs on six hits with a walk and seven strikeouts in the loss.

The Reds struck in the first inning thanks to the long ball. Zack Cozart and Wilson Valdez each reached base on a single, Two batters later, Bruce launched a pitch over the wall in right for his 15th homer of the season and a 3-0 lead.

The Mets got a run back in the first as Daniel Murphy hit a one-out double, stole third and came home on a Wright double.

New York threatened in the second as Scott Hairston led off with a double and Josh Thole followed with a single, but Bailey retired the next three batters down to escape with no damage.

The Reds added a run in the fourth when Bruce was hit by a pitch to start the inning. Todd Frazier followed with a single and Ludwick singled home Bruce for a 4-1 lead.

New York put two men on base in the third and sixth innings, but Bailey was able to get out without allowing any runs and he retired the Mets in order in the seventh and eighth innings.

Aroldis Chapman worked around a two-out walk to Andres Torres in the ninth to pick up his eighth save of the season.

Game Notes

Before the game, the Mets placed outfielder Jason Bay on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion. He suffered the injury in Friday's game after crashing into the wall in left field on a dive off a Jay Bruce fly ball that went for an inside-the-park homer...Bailey is 1-1 in three starts against the Mets. He came into the game with a 13.00 earned run average against New York...Niese fell to 1-2 in four games against the Reds...The Mets left eight men on base and went just 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 66

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs  Reds - Game 66:

  1. Nieuwenhuis-CF
  2. Murphy-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-RF
  5. Davis-1B
  6. Hairston-LF
  7. Thole-C
  8. Quintanilla-SS
  9. Niese-P

Preview: Game 66 - Reds at Mets - Niese will try and stop the bleeding

Cincinnati Reds (36-27) at New York Mets (35-30) 7:15 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
H. Bailey (R) 12 4-4 4.355.13-23.496/10DETND6.2631-118.24.82
J. Niese (L) 12 4-2 3.695.22-03.606/10@NYYND7.0701-018.02.00

Jonathon Niese heads into tonight's start for the Mets on a shutout streak

... sort of.

The southpaw, who will take the mound in the middle test of a three-game series against the NL Central-leading Reds, has fanned 16 and walked just two over his last two outings. He hasn't allowed an earned run in either appearance - a 6-1 win against the Cardinals on June 3 and a no-decision on Sunday vs. the Yankees. Niese gave up two unearned runs in the Subway Series contest.

Niese is 2-0 over his last four starts and starts a 1-1 mark with a 5.79 ERA in three lifetime games when facing the Reds.

Homer Bailey would've had his fourth win in a five-start span, if not for Cincinnati's bullpen blunders late in a 7-6 loss to the Tigers on Sunday night. The right-hander, who gets the start tonight, didn't get a decision in his most recent appearance.

He departed leading 6-2, but was charged with a run on Prince Fielder's single off Sean Marshall. In the eighth inning, the Tigers took the lead with four runs scored - two each off Logan Ondrusek and Aroldis Chapman.

Bailey, who put together a three-game winning streak from May 19-29, is 0-1 with a 13.00 ERA in two games against the Mets.

Last night, Wilson Valdez drove in three runs as Cincinnati took a 7-3 win. Brandon Phillips hit a two-run home run while Jay Bruce had an inside-the-park homer for the Reds, who have won four straight.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Recap : 2011 Regular Season Game 66 - Mets at Pirates

Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, New York 1

Neil Walker had two runs batted in to help back seven shutout innings from Paul Maholm, as the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Mets, 3-1, in the finale of a four-game set at PNC Park.

Brandon Wood added a solo homer for Pittsburgh, which earned a split of the series.

Maholm (3-7) was sensational, scattering three hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. Joel Hanrahan worked a perfect ninth inning to record his 17th save of the season.

Jose Reyes hit a sacrifice fly to account for the lone run for the Mets, who have split their last six games.

Mike Pelfrey (3-5) turned in a quality start, working seven solid innings. The righty gave up two runs on four hits and struck out six without issuing a walk.

Pittsburgh scored a run in the first to grab the early edge. Consecutive singles by Jose Tabata and Xavier Paul put runners on the corners with nobody out before Walker lined an RBI base hit to center.

The Mets stranded a pair of runners in the second and had another threat turned aside in the fifth.

Wood led off the home fifth with a shot into the left-field seats to make it a 2-0 game.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Pirates - Game 66

Monday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 66: 

  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-3B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Pagan-CF
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Paulino-C
  7. Murphy-1B
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Pelfrey-RHP
Game Notes: Pagan hits 4th , Murphy down to the 7th spot

Mike Pelfrey vs Pirates: Won't be a walk through the park for Big Pelf

Last seven days6.0422020.673.00
vs. Pit5.01077132.2012.60
vs. NL68.076423921351.435.16

Pittsburgh Pirates Career statistics vs. Mike Pelfrey
Lyle Overbay3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Matt Diaz11 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 .273 .385 .273 .657
Ronny Cedeno9 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Andrew McCutchen12 6 0 0 0 3 2 0 .500 .571 .500 1.071
Garrett Jones2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167
Xavier Paul5 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .600 .500 .600 1.100
Dusty Brown2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Jose Tabata7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .125 .000 .125
Neil Walker11 2 1 0 1 3 0 2 .182 .182 .545 .727
Josh Harrison3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667

Mike numbers against Pittsburgh cannot be overlooked. They are hitting .292 against him and Andre McCutchen is hitting .500 (6 for 12).. The Mets must hope Pelfrey has another good outing and not let this one slip by.


Paul Maholm vs Mets: One Word for Mets hitters, "Salivating"

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Paul Maholm
Carlos Beltran17 8 2 0 2 6 2 2 .471 .476 .941 1.417
Ronny Paulino9 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Scott Hairston7 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .286 .444 .286 .730
Jose Reyes22 8 0 0 0 3 0 1 .364 .364 .364 .727
Jason Bay2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Angel Pagan15 6 2 0 1 3 2 2 .400 .471 .733 1.204
Daniel Murphy2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Justin Turner3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Ruben Tejada5 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400

The Mets would love to reach .500 before coming home. The good news is Mets hitters salivate hitting against Paul Maholm. The Mets batters combined are batting .378 (31 for 81) against him.  Carlos Beltran is hitting .471 , Jose Reyes .364, and Angel Pagan at a .400 clip against Maholm in their career. Those three batters alone are hitting .407 (22 for 54) combined against Maholm.

Let's Go Mets and Keep Raking....

Preview : 2011 Regular Season Game 66 - Mets at Pirates

New York Mets (32-33) at Pittsburgh Pirates (31-33), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Mike Pelfrey (3-4, 5.35) Pittsburgh - Paul Maholm (2-7, 3.39)

The New York Mets shoot for .500 and a series win this evening when they wrap up a four-game set with the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.

The Mets moved one step closer to the break even mark on Sunday, as Chris Capuano tossed seven scoreless innings to lead New York past Pittsburgh, 7-0.

Capuano (5-6) scattered three hits and two walks while fanning five as the Mets were victorious for the seventh time in 10 games.

"Our goal is to win and win and win and to get above .500," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "That's our goal. We keep looking at the .500 [mark]. If we play good baseball we'll get there and beyond. But it can't just be, 'Hey, let's get to .500.' That's not where you want to be."

Kevin Correia (8-5) allowed four runs on seven hits in 7 2/3 innings for the loss, the third in four games for the Pirates.

Correia was perfect through four innings before allowing a two-out single to Jason Bay in the fifth.

"They hit their spots. Two different-type pitchers that stayed away from the barrel, kept the ball down and had a lot of miss-hits of the bat. It was well played until the end," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said about the pitchers.

Getting the call for the Mets tonight will be right-hander Mike Pelfrey, who is 3-4 with a 5.35 ERA. Pelfrey did not get a decision on Wednesday in Milwaukee, but pitched well, allowing two runs and four hits in six innings of a 7-6 loss.
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