Showing posts with label Game 67. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 67. Show all posts

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 67 - Padres (2) at Mets (6) - The Bobby Abreu / Bartolo Colon Show


San Diego

New York

W: B. Colon (6-5) L: A. Cashner (2-6)
HR: SD - R. Rivera (4)   NYM - None


Bobby Abreu went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI to lead the New York Mets over the San Diego Padres, 6-2, in the opener of a three-game series.

Abreu's vintage night at the plate backed a classic performance on the mound from Bartolo Colon, who set down 19 of the final 20 batters he faced to earn his fourth straight winning decision.

Colon (6-5) gave up two runs on four hits while fanning seven over 7 1/3 innings of work as New York earned just its second win in its last 10 games.

Andrew Cashner (2-6), in his second start since returning from the disabled list, was tagged for four runs on eight hits over six innings for the Padres, losers of five straight.

Rene Rivera accounted for all of San Diego's offense when he uppercutted a Colon offering over the wall in left for a two-run homer in the second frame.

The 41-year-old Colon bounced back by retiring 18 in a row, and Abreu, who turned 40 in March, sparked the New York offense.

Abreu scored the Mets' first two runs, getting them on the board in the second when he doubled and came around on Taylor Teagarden's opposite-field hit.

Abreu crossed the plate again in the fourth on Lucas Duda's one-hop double to the wall in left-center. Duda scored the go-ahead run on Matt den Dekker's ground-rule double two batters later.

With two on and no outs in the fifth, Chase Headley began a terrific double play with a diving stop down the third-base line to seemingly stop a Mets rally before it started, but Abreu followed with an RBI single to right.

New York added two more in the seventh, and again Abreu was involved. David Wright made it 5-2 with a sacrifice fly, and Abreu dribbled one through the middle to knock in Daniel Murphy.

Vic Black retired Carlos Quentin on a groundout to leave the bases full of Padres in the eighth, and Jeurys Familia worked around a leadoff double in the ninth.

Game Notes

The start of the game was delayed 1 hour, 56 minutes due to rain ... Abreu recorded four hits for the first time since May 30, 2011 ... Colon has not lost since May 6, a span of six starts ... Cashner is mired in a seven-game winless stretch ... The Padres are an NL worst 2-9 in June ... San Diego went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Friday, June 13, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 67

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 67

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

Preview: Game 67 - Padres at Mets - Cashner vs Colon

Preview: Game 67
San Diego Padres (28-38) at New York Mets (29-38)

Pitching Probables:
Andrew Cashner (2-5) 2.15 ERA vs Bartolo Colon (5-5) 4.31 ERA
TV - PIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM


A Barn Burner is in the works at Citi Field Friday Night......Yes, a pair of losing teams will be playing on the same field.

The Padres (28-38) have dropped four straight and are an NL-worst 2-8 this month, while the Mets (29-37) are tied with Colorado for second-worst at 3-8 after losing eight of nine.

San Diego is batting .146 in June while averaging 1.7 runs after Thursday's 7-3 defeat at Philadelphia. Everth Cabrera and Carlos Quentin have combined for two hits in their last 55 at-bats, and Yonder Alonso is in a 5-for-33 slump, including 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position.

The Padres' 3.0 runs per game this season are the fewest in the majors since 1972 when the Rangers and California Angels each averaged fewer than three per game.

A visit to Queens wouldn't seem to bode well for immediate improvement. San Diego has totaled nine runs and hit .151 while dropping five of its last six contests there, and the Padres have hit just three homers in their last 15 games at Citi Field.

The Mets (29-37) have lost back-to-back games and scored one run in each, but their relievers are as much to blame for the club's failures during its 1-8 stretch. The bullpen owns a 5.40 ERA in that span with two blown saves, and Carlos Torres was charged with four runs in the decisive 13th inning of Thursday's 5-1 loss to Milwaukee.

After having six relievers throw a combined 5 1/3 innings and closer Jenrry Mejia's status in doubt, New York could be stretched thin. Mejia recorded two outs in the 10th but left prior to the 11th with back stiffness.

San Diego starter Andrew Cashner (2-5, 2.13 ERA) looked strong Saturday in his first start since May 13 after being on the disabled list with a sore elbow. He gave up two hits over six shutout innings in a 4-3, 11-inning win over Washington.

Cashner, whose six-start winless streak is his longest since a seven-game stretch to start his career, is all too familiar with his club's offensive shortcomings. He owns a 1.5 run-support average in those six starts, and his 2.3 average for the season trails only Francisco Liriano's 2.2 mark among pitchers who have thrown at least 60 innings. The Padres have failed to back him with a single run in half of his 10 outings.

Cashner has never started versus the Mets but owns a 2.70 ERA over 6 2/3 innings of relief against them.

He'll be opposed by Bartolo Colon (5-5, 4.31), who is 3-0 with a 1.61 ERA in his last four starts. He's 1-2 with a 1.50 ERA in three career starts against the Padres but has faced them only once since 2006.

Curtis Granderson said he hopes to start Friday after a sore left calf kept him out of New York's lineup Thursday. He drew a walk as a pinch hitter, reaching base safely in his 24th straight game. He's batting .393 over his last nine.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 67 (Game 2) - Mets (6) at Braves (1) - Wheeler wins in Mets Debut

N.Y. Mets (26-40)«0000002406141
Atlanta (42-29)000000100172

W: Z. Wheeler (1-0) L: P. Maholm (7-6)
HR: NYM - A. Recker (2)   ATL - None


The New York Mets relied on their top two pitching prospects to sweep Tuesday's day-night doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

The Mets claimed a 4-3 victory in the first game thanks to Matt Harvey, who took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning. He was charged with three runs on three hits while striking out 13 over seven-plus innings of work.

New York handed the ball to Zach Wheeler (1-0) in the second game. The Mets' top pitching prospect -- and northeast Georgia native -- allowed four hits over six scoreless innings to win his MLB debut. Zach Wheeler, who was the sixth overall pick in the 2009 draft by the San Francisco Giants, fanned seven and walked five to help give the Mets a 6-1 victory.

"It was definitely an experience," said Wheeler. "I had some jitters going at first. Then I settled down a little bit, probably the fourth or fifth inning. I just found a rhythm and I was able to throw my pitches for strikes. That definitely helped me out."

Anthony Recker hit a two-run homer for New York, which had 14 hits. Omar Quintanilla added two RBI and Juan Lagares knocked in a run.

Justin Upton drove in the lone run for the Braves, who went 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Atlanta starter Paul Maholm (7-6) gave up two runs on nine hits while striking out seven over seven innings.

New York, which stranded men on second and third in the fourth and sixth, broke a scoreless tie in the seventh. Josh Satin led off with a single and scored on Recker's homer to center.

The Braves got one run back in the bottom half. Scott Atchison, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, exited the game with a sore right groin without facing a batter. Brandon Lyon came on and gave up consecutive single to pinch-hitter Jordan Schafer and Andrelton Simmons. The runners advanced one base on Jason Heyward's groundout and Justin Upton's sacrifice fly cut the gap to one.

New York responded with four runs in the eighth to pull away. Anthony Varvaro gave up a two-out double to Marlon Byrd, who scored on Varvaro's throwing error on a pickoff attempt and B.J. Upton's missed catch error. Satin walked and Recker singled before Lagares' RBI single. Quintanilla added a two-run single to make it 6-1.

Wheeler was able to escape many jams during his time on the mound. His first test came in the first inning when he put men on first and second with two outs. The right-hander got B.J. Upton to ground into a fielder's choice to end the threat.

The trend continued for Atlanta in the second and third frames. Maholm struck out looking with a runner on second in the second, while B.J. Upton flied out with men on the corners in the third.

Wheeler worked out of one more jam in the sixth. With runners on first and second and two outs, Chris Johnson popped out.

Game Notes

Wheeler was traded to the Mets in the Carlos Beltran deal in 2011. 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 ... Maholm fell to 6-4 lifetime versus the Mets ... Following the game, the Mets acquired outfielder Eric Young, Jr. from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for pitcher Collin McHugh. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Collin Cowgill was designated for assignment. The Mets also optioned Wheeler to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Box Score:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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 67 - Reds at Mets - Cueto silences Mets hitting, Reds sweep up Mets

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

Cincinnati (38-27) «0000300003101
N.Y. Mets (35-32)010000000171

W: J. Cueto (8-3) L: C. Young (1-1)
S: S. Marshall (9)
HR: CIN - None   NYM - None

Johnny Cueto gave up just one run and struck out eight to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-1 win over the New York Mets, completing a three-game sweep at Citi Field.

Cueto (8-3) allowed six hits and walked just one over seven frames to pick up his third win in as many starts.

"Johnny Cueto was lights out, he's been lights out all year," Brandon Phillips said. "I'm glad he was keeping the ball down and getting people out."

Phillips and Wilson Valdez both drove in a run and Zack Cozart collected three hits and scored once for the Reds, who have swept their last two series.

Sean Marshall stranded two runners in the eighth and tossed a perfect ninth to get his ninth save of the season.

Josh Thole had two hits and Ike Davis scored for the Mets, who have lost their last four at home.

Chris Young (1-1) was pegged with his first loss since June 14, 2009, after giving up three runs -- two earned -- on nine hits over seven innings.

The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the second. Davis, Daniel Murphy and Thole hit back-to-back-to-back to load the bases. Young then drew a two-out walk to plate Davis. Cueto was able to strike out Kirk Nieuwenhuis to end the threat.

The Reds scored three runs with two outs in the fifth to take the lead. Cozart doubled then scored when Valdez singled up the middle. Joey Votto was intentionally walked to put runners at first and second. Phillips followed with a single to right that scored Valdez easily. Mets right fielder Lucas Duda tried to throw Votto out at third on the play, but the ball bounced past third baseman David Wright and out of play, allowing Votto to score.

"We didn't have anyone on base and guys are always hollering 'two-out rally, two out rally' and that was the epitome of a two-out rally right there," Reds manager Dusty Baker said.

New York put two runners on with two outs in the eighth but Marshall was able to get Scott Hairston to ground out to end the threat.

"We had opportunities, and one of the things we've done is get big hits with two outs," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "But this series we didn't."

Game Notes

Phillips extended his hitting streak to seven games...Cueto didn't pick up his eighth win last season until August 11...Cincinnati has swept three series in 2012...Davis and David Wright extended their hitting streaks to eight games...The Mets are 18-10 in day games this season...New York has been swept twice in its last three series.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 67

Keith Hernandez Bobble head day
Mets Father's Day Starting Lineup vs Reds - Game 67:
  1. Nieuwenhuis-LF
  2. Quintanilla-SS
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-RF
  5. Davis-1B
  6. Murphy-2B
  7. Thole-C
  8. Torres-CF
  9. Young-P

Preview: Game 67 - Reds at Mets - Young's turn to avoid sweep

Cincinnati Reds (37-27) at New York Mets (35-31) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Cueto (R) 13 7-3 2.465.23-22.286/12CLEW9.0612-123.22.28
C. Young (R) 2 1-0 3.385.10-00.006/12@TBW5.2921-010.23.38

Coming off his second complete game of the season, Johnny Cueto aims to help the Reds accomplish something they haven't done since 2001...sweep a road series against the New York Mets.

Cueto went the distance for the sixth time in his career on Tuesday, when he limited the Indians to six hits and a run while fanning seven without issuing a walk. The only run he allowed was an RBI single to Jason Kipnis in the opening inning. Cueto gave up just four singles the rest of the way.

The righty, who has won his last two starts, will try this afternoon to beat the Mets for the first time. Cueto is 0-3 with a 6.58 ERA in five games when facing them.

The Reds won, 7-3, on Friday and last night came up with a 4-1 triumph thanks to eight solid innings from Homer Bailey.

A victory this afternoon would give Cincinnati its first three-game sweep in Flushing since April 13-15, 2001 at Shea Stadium. The last time the Reds swept the Mets in any set of at least three contests came April 4-7, 2005.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy Recap : 2011 Regular Season Game 67 - Mets at Braves (Reyes/Niese lead Mets to Victory)

Final Score: New York 4, Atlanta 3

Jose Reyes scored a pair of runs and Jon Niese worked 6 1/3 strong innings to lead the New York Mets past the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, in the opener of a three-game set from Turner Field.

Reyes went 3-for-5 to record his major league-leading 34th multi-hit game of the season. Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Mets, who have won two of three and eight of their last 12.

Niese (6-5) allowed two runs on five hits while striking out four and issuing zero walks.

Tim Byrdak recorded a pair of crucial strikeouts in relief and Francisco Rodriguez worked a perfect ninth to earn his 19th save of the season.

Jair Jurrjens (8-3) allowed four runs on eight hits and a season-high five walks while striking out three over 5 1/3 innings to drop his first game at home this season.

"I made a lot of mistakes up in the zone and falling behind," said Jurrjens. "It's a really tough lineup if you fall behind. The main thing is I didn't keep Reyes off the bases. It makes it a little bit difficult when you have the fastest guy in the league on the basepath, taking your concentration away"

Dan Uggla slugged a home run for the Braves, who have dropped two straight, while David Ross went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jon Niese vs Braves: Just has to keep the Mets in the game and hope for the best

Chipper is batting .500 off Niese

Last seven days7.2311480.911.17
vs. Atl7.2822171.172.35
vs. NL82.081383230651.353.51

Atlanta Braves Career statistics vs. Jonathon Niese
Chipper Jones8 4 2 0 1 3 0 2 .500 .444 1.125 1.569
Alex Gonzalez8 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .250 .250 .375 .625
Eric Hinske1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
David Ross8 3 0 1 1 5 0 2 .375 .375 1.000 1.375
Brian McCann6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Dan Uggla16 6 3 0 0 3 0 2 .375 .375 .563 .938
Jordan Schafer5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Joe Mather2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167
Diory Hernandez1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Freddie Freeman4 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 .750 1.250

Jon Niese has been a hard luck pitcher of late, his record should indicated better.  His overall numbers have been good and his numbers in his last start vs the Braves were good as well. The Braves are hitting .322 off the left hander. The bats of Chipper, Uggla,  and Ross (if playing) need to be missed for Niese to be very effective tonight.  The combined Avg. for those three players alone are .406 (13 for 32).

Of course, the Mets have to score runs and Mr. Jurrjens has proven to the Mets and the rest of the league that runs could be hard to come by when he is on the mound.

Preview : 2011 Regular Season Game 67 - Mets at Braves

New York Mets (32-34) at Atlanta Braves (38-29), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Jonathon Niese (5-5, 3.51) Atlanta - Jair Jurrjens (8-2, 1.82)

National League earned run average leader Jair Jurrjens aims for the top spot in wins as well tonight when the Atlanta Braves host the New York Mets in the opener of a three-game series at Turner Field.

Jurrjens, a 25-year-old native of Curacao, has posted a stingy 1.82 ERA through his initial 11 starts and 79 innings of 2011 while holding opposing batters to a .233 average.

The ERA mark is more than half a run better than second-place Roy Halladay (2.39), whose NL-best win total of nine Jurrjens can equal in his 13th career start against the Mets.

Ironically, Jurrjens is also aiming for his ninth win against New York, having gone 8-3 with a 2.68 ERA through 12 starts.

He defeated Florida, 3-2, in his last start after allowing six hits and two runs in seven innings. One start earlier, against the Mets, Jurrjens was tagged for six hits and four runs in dropping a 5-0 verdict at Citi Field.

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