Showing posts with label Game 69. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 69. Show all posts

Monday, June 16, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 69 - Padres (1) at Mets (3) - Granderson HR's in Mets Win


San Diego

New York

W: C. Torres (3-4) L: I. Kennedy (5-8) S: J. Mejia (7)
HR: SD - None   NYM - C. Granderson (9)


New York starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka departed after just one inning, but the Mets bullpen carried them to a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game set from Citi Field.

Matsuzaka was hoping to stay unbeaten on the season but had to exit after the first inning due to a severe upset stomach. Carlos Torres (3-4) allowed a run in four innings out of the bullpen, and Vic Black and Jenrry Mejia each tossed two scoreless frames to help New York bounce back from Saturday's 5-0 shutout.

Curtis Granderson ended New York's four-game homerless drought with a solo shot in the first. He and Lucas Duda each had a pair of hits, while Daniel Murphy and Bobby Abreu drove in a run apiece.

Ian Kennedy (5-8) struck out seven but was responsible for all three runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 frames for the Padres, losers in six of seven.

The first four Mets hitters reached in the bottom of the first inning, with Granderson's leadoff home run setting the tone. Murphy then doubled, David Wright walked and Abreu grounded a two-bagger down the right field line to make it 2-0 before Kennedy had recorded an out.

With runners on second and third, however, Kennedy fanned Andrew Brown and induced a pair of pop ups to keep the Padres within striking distance.

They did strike the next half inning, plating a run against Torres with three straight singles. Carlos Quentin led off the frame with a poke to left, moved to third on Yonder Alonso's base hit and scored on Rene Rivera's infield single off the glove of a diving Wilmer Flores.

Murphy's sacrifice fly in the second inning made it 3-1.

San Diego threatened in the sixth inning against Vic Black, who took over for Torres and quickly issued a pair of walks to Seth Smith and Chase Headley. The Padres failed to push across another run, with a pair of pop ups in the infield leading to Rivera's inning-ending strikeout.

Kevin Quackenbush came out of San Diego's bullpen and got out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth, forcing Wright to fly to right on a full count.

Mejia needed just six pitches to get through the eighth and got some help from Duda at first base in the ninth to pick up his seventh of the season. Duda made a diving stop for the first out and caught a liner for the second before an Alexi Amarista groundout to end the game.

Game Notes

Duda doubled twice ... Wright went 0-for-3 with a walk and has now hit safely in just two of his last 39 at-bats ... San Diego had four hits -- all singles -- as a team and finished 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 69

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 69

1. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Bobby Abreu (L) RF
5. Andrew Brown (R) LF
6. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
7. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
8. Anthony Recker (R) C
9. Daisuke Matsuzaka (R) P

Preview: Game 69 - Padres at Mets - Kennedy vs Dice-K

Preview: Game 69
San Diego Padres (29-39) at New York Mets (30-38)

Pitching Probables:
Ian Kennedy (5-7) 3.63 ERA vs Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-0) 2.95 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 1:10 PM


Ian Kennedy looks to bounce back and lead the Padres to a rare series win Sunday, while his counterpart, Daisuke Matsuzaka, tries to build on a strong outing to solidify his spot in the Mets' rotation.

San Diego (29-39) had dropped nine of its first 11 games in June before a 5-0 win Saturday at Citi Field snapped a season-high five-game losing streak. The Padres, batting .157 this month, were never threatened after scoring two runs in the opening inning.

The Mets (30-38) had only a pair of singles in their ninth loss in 11 games after registering 11 hits in a 6-2 win in Friday's opener. New York is batting .209 in its last 11 and hasn't homered in its last four games, one shy of matching its longest drought of the season from April 18-22.

The Mets are also batting .157 with runners in scoring position in their last 11 games after an 0-for-6 performance Saturday.

Kennedy (5-7, 3.63 ERA) will try to add to the Mets' struggles while rebounding from his first loss in four outings. The right-hander gave up five runs over seven innings in Tuesday's 5-2 loss in Philadelphia after putting up a 2.00 ERA in winning his previous three starts.

Matsuzaka (3-0, 2.95) gave up one run and three hits in six innings of a 6-2 win against Milwaukee that same day. He might have pitched one more inning if he hadn't been hit in the right thigh by Carlos Gomez's line drive in the sixth.

The right-hander joined New York's rotation June 4 after highly touted prospect Rafael Montero struggled in his attempt to replace an injured Dillon Gee (strained right lat) and was sent back to the minors.

Matsuzaka earned a 2-1 victory in his only start against San Diego on June 22, 2007, while with Boston.

Kennedy gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings in his most recent matchup with the Mets, a 5-2 loss in San Diego on Aug. 16. He was 4-0 with a 3.45 ERA in his first five meetings.

David Wright, who is in the middle of New York's offensive woes going 2 for 36 (.056) in his last 11 games, has one hit in his last seven at-bats against Kennedy after previously going 4 for 6 with two homers and a double.

Seth Smith is 5 for 5 with a home run and a double in his career against Matsuzaka, including the postseason, but is batting .176 (9 for 51) with no RBIs in his last 15 games, dropping his average 43 points to .290.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 69 - Mets (4) at Braves (3) - It was the Satin who did it , Captain America swats two bombs, Niese leaves with injury

N.Y. Mets (28-41)«100110100491
Atlanta (43-31)1020000003133

W: L. Hawkins (2-0) L: M. Minor (8-3) S: B. Parnell (11)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (10),D. Wright (11),A. Brown (2)   ATL - None


Josh Satin doubled in the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning as the New York Mets edged the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, in the final tilt of a rare five-game set at Turner Field.

With Mike Minor (8-3) pitching for the Braves, Omar Quintanilla doubled to begin the seventh. Satin then took a 2-1 pitch and doubled to right to break a 3-3 tie.

LaTroy Hawkins (2-0) allowed just two hits over the fifth and sixth innings to pick up the win and Bobby Parnell pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his 11th save.

David Wright went 3-for-4 and clubbed two home runs, while Andrew Brown has a solo shot to help the Mets take three of five in the series.

"It's a lot more fun to win, no matter what position you're in," said Wright. "We've had our struggles in Atlanta, but we kicked it off with the doubleheader and we were able to take the rubber match."

New York starter Jon Niese lasted just 3 1/3 innings before leaving the game with discomfort in his left shoulder. On his final pitch, he winced in pain and immediately motioned towards his shoulder. He ended up yielding eight hits and three runs with five strikeouts.

The Mets struck first when Wright homered with two outs in the first. However, the Braves answered back in the home half. Tyler Pastornicky and Jason Heyward led off with back-to-back singles. After Freddie Freeman flied out to center, Justin Upton delivered a single to right to score Pastornicky.

The Braves scored two more runs in the third. Freeman and Justin Upton each singled with one out in the inning. After B.J. Upton struck out, Chris Johnson and Gerald Laird connected on back-to-back RBI singles to give them a 3-1 lead.

Wright's second homer of the night started the fourth. The Mets had a chance to score more after loading the bases with no one out, but Juan Lagares flew out to right and Quintaniila grounded into a 1-2-3 double play.

Brown's leadoff homer in the fifth tied the game at 3-3.

The Braves had an opportunity to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth. With one out, Andrelton Simmons reached first on a fielding error by Wright. Following a flyout by Jordan Schafer, Pastornicky singled to right to put runners at the corners, but Heyward grounded out to first to end the inning.

"A lot of games in a lot of days. It's tough, we battled," said Laird. "I liked the way we battled after being swept in the doubleheader. We played a tough game. We just couldn't scratch that last run."

Game Notes

The Braves were 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position and left 11 runners on base ... Wright now has 10 seasons of double-digit home runs, most in franchise history ... Hawkins passed Arthur Rhodes for 23rd place on the all- time games pitched list with his 901st outing ... The Mets are 6-4 when the NBA Finals goes to a seventh game, including wins in each of the last five. Their last such loss came in 1984.

Box Score:

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 69

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 69:

  1. Eric Young Jr., 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. Jonathon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 69 - Mets at Braves - Niese vs Minor

New York Mets (27-41) at Atlanta Braves (43-30) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 13 3-6 4.155.22-26.456/15CHCL5.2620-119.12.33
M. Minor (L) 14 8-2 2.685.22-12.986/15SFND6.0741-018.03.50


The New York Mets try to hand the Atlanta Braves their first home series loss of the season on Thursday when the National League East rivals close out a five-game series from Turner Field.

One day after getting swept in a day/night doubleheader, Atlanta evened this lengthy set at two games apiece, as Chris Johnson hit a three-run homer, B.J. Upton came through with an RBI double and Kris Medlen tossed seven-plus solid innings in a 5-3 victory.

Medlen (4-7) was charged with three runs -- although just one was earned -- while scattering six hits and striking out seven. He has never lost (4-0) in 17 appearances against the Mets.

Craig Kimbrel notched his 20th save with a 1-2-3 ninth, Johnson and Upton each had two hits apiece and Jordan Schafer scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch from Shaun Marcum, who remains winless on the campaign for New York.

Marlon Byrd, Lucas Duda and John Buck each scored during a three-run fifth for the Mets, who had just six hits.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 69 - Orioles at Mets - Duda, Santana Excel Mets Past O's

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (37-32) «00010220x580

W: J. Santana (5-3) L: T. Hunter (3-4)
HR: BAL - None   NYM - L. Duda (11)

It wasn't quite a Dickey outing, but Johan Santana helped the Mets to their second straight shutout with a 5-0 win over the Orioles on Tuesday.

Santana (5-3) went six innings, allowing four hits and striking out five in his third start since throwing the first no-hitter in franchise history.

Still, his recent production will undoubtedly be overshadowed by R.A. Dickey, who tossed his second consecutive one-hitter on Monday in the opener of this three-game interleague series.

Bobby Parnell, Miguel Batista and Jon Rauch each added a scoreless frames on Tuesday to complete the shutout.

Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer and Jordany Valdespin added a two-run single for the Mets, who were swept by the Reds over the weekend.

Tommy Hunter (3-4) gave up five runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings in the loss.

"Tonight we had some opportunities we just didn't come through," said Orioles center fielder Adam Jones. "It's frustrating but it's part of the game."

Santana had pitched to a 9.00 earned run average in two starts since his June 1 no-hitter but he rarely ran into trouble on Tuesday. In the fourth he worked around a leadoff single by J.J. Hardy and a one-out double from Matt Wieters by fanning Mark Reynolds and Steve Pearce in succession.

In the bottom half, Reynolds made a diving stop on Daniel Murphy's bases- loaded grounder up the first base line. He forced out Murphy, but David Wright crossed the plate on the play, scoring the only run New York would need.

Santana popped out Reynolds with runners on first and second to end the sixth and Duda made it 3-0 in the home half, sending a towering homer over the fence in right -- his 11th of the season.

Valdespin singled in front of that blast and capped the scoring an inning later when he slapped a two-out base hit up the middle to score Josh Thole and Andres Torres.

"That no-hitter took it out of him," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Santana. "I'm not sure the adrenaline didn't wipe him out for a week but I thought he was much sharper today."

Game Notes

Santana is 2-1 since the no-hitter...The Mets have won five straight over the Orioles dating back to June 11, 2010...Wright has a hit in 10 straight games...The Orioles haven't homered in five straight contests, their longest stretch since another five-game span in 2010.

Box Score:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Preview: Game 69 - Orioles at Mets - Santana's Turn vs O's

Baltimore Orioles (39-28) at New York Mets (36-32) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
T. Hunter (R) 12 3-3 5.585.20-28.316/14PITW6.0751-116.07.31
J. Santana (L) 13 4-3 3.236.13-11.306/14@TBW5.0642-119.04.74

Venezuelan lefty Johan Santana tries to make it two straight gems from the New York pitching staff tonight when the Mets take on the visiting Baltimore Orioles in the second test of a three-game interleague set at Citi Field.

Santana takes the hill as an encore to teammate R.A. Dickey, who tossed his second consecutive one-hitter on Monday while blanking Baltimore, 5-0.

The 37-year-old struck out a career-high 13 with two walks, tied a career-high in victories (11) and pitched his third complete game in his last four starts. He extended his streak without giving up an earned run to 42 2/3 frames, last surrendering one in the sixth inning at Pittsburgh on May 22.

"I always hoped for a good knuckleball, and that's what I'm producing right now." Dickey said.

Dickey also became the first National League hurler since the Boston Braves' Jim Tobin in 1944 to allow one hit or fewer in back-to-back complete games. Dickey won his ninth straight decision and hasn't lost since giving up eight runs in Atlanta on April 18.

Ike Davis' grand slam aided Dickey's gem, Jordany Valdespin doubled, tripled and scored twice and David Wright extended his hitting streak to nine games for the Mets, who snapped a three-game skid.

Jake Arrieta (3-9) was the hard-luck loser, pitching well until hanging an offspeed pitch to Davis in the sixth.

He gave up four runs on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk over seven frames. The Orioles pitching staff had not given up a run in 25 innings before Davis' grand slam.

"There is a reason he is 11-1 now. He is throwing the ball well," Baltimore outfielder Chris Davis said.

Santana, a former American League Cy Young Award winner, tossed a gem of his own three starts ago against St. Louis when he posted the first no-hitter in Mets history in an 8-0 victory on June 1.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Recap : Game 69 - Mets at Braves - Heart Wrenching Loss

Final Score: Atlanta 9, New York 8 (10 innings)

Diory Hernandez scored on a D.J. Carrasco balk in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Braves a 9-8 comeback win over the Mets in a wild finale to their three-game series.

After New York rallied and scored go-ahead runs on a wild pitch and an error in the late innings, Brooks Conrad saved the Braves in the ninth, hitting a pinch-hit, two-run blast to make it an 8-8 contest.

Hernandez doubled with two away in the 10th before moving to third on Jordan Schafer's infield single. Carrasco (0-2) then faced Jason Heyward, but flinched, and home plate umpire James Hoye called the balk to bring in Hernandez.

The Braves celebrated the win wildly, jumping up and down at home plate, though their jubilation was slightly delayed by the suddenness of the decision.

"I was like, 'Oh, ok, it's a balk' first, then 'Game over' second," Heyward said.

Carrasco said the way his team lost is hard to swallow.

"We battled the whole night, and you've got to let somebody at least hit the ball or do something else, rather than just balk in the winning run," Carrasco said. "This is going to be a tough night for me."

It was an almost fitting end to a game filled with quirky moments that also served as turning points, and prevented the Mets from completing the sweep. It also gave the Braves a much-needed win -- snapping their three-game slide -- before they start another round of interleague play Friday against Texas.

On Thursday, the unlikely became regular, and all the small twists and turns wove together to form a bizarre tapestry of a baseball game.

It was a game that the Mets' Scott Hairston tied in the fifth inning, 6-6, with a three-run blast. The reserve outfielder had all of three plate appearances in June and two homers this season prior to Thursday's contest.

Then, in the seventh, Braves reliever Jonny Venters took to the mound. The left-hander entered the game with a 0.44 earned run average, having allowed only two runs in 40 2/3 innings.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 69

Justin Turner is Back!
Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 69:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-3B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-1B
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Paulino-C
  7. Hairston-CF
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Dickey-RHP
Game Notes:
  • Justin Turner who sat out the last 2 games with a swollen thumb is back in the lineup in the number two hole. 
  • Paulino will do the catching tonight and bat 6th. 
  • Hairston who is making a rare start tonight is in center, to rest Angel Pagan. Hairston will hit 7th in the lineup. 

R.A. Dickey vs Braves: Braves hitters have been baffled by him

Last seven days8.0833241.253.38
vs. Atl9.0511140.671.00
vs. NL77.285383623461.394.17

Atlanta Braves Career statistics vs. R.A. Dickey
Chipper Jones1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .750 .000 .750
Alex Gonzalez12 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 .250 .308 .250 .558
Eric Hinske19 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 .158 .238 .263 .501
Brian McCann10 3 0 0 1 1 3 1 .300 .462 .600 1.062
Dan Uggla13 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Brooks Conrad1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500
Jordan Schafer4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Joe Mather3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jason Heyward5 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .400 .500 .600 1.100
Brandon Hicks1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Freddie Freeman3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667

R.A. Dickey goes out trying to put the Mets over the .500 mark Tonight. He has owned the Braves in the past as he did in his last start against them going all nine innings for the win. The Braves are batting.167 (12 for 72 ) against Mr. Dickey. Only Freddie Freeman, Brian McCann, and Jason Heyward have had some success against his knuckleball.    LGM - Let's Sweep!

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 69 - Mets at Braves

New York Mets (34-34) at Atlanta Braves (38-31), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - R.A. Dickey (3-7, 3.98) Atlanta - Mike Minor (0-2, 4.50)

Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and the suddenly streaking New York Mets can close out a sweep tonight when they visit the Atlanta Braves for the finale of a three-game series at Turner Field.

New York made it two straight on the Braves' home turf on Wednesday, when four pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout and Angel Pagan added a two-run homer in a 4-0 triumph.

The win pulled the Mets to .500 on the season at 34-34 and got them within 3 1/2 games of skidding Atlanta for second place in the National League's East Division.

The Philadelphia Phillies lead the East by five games, followed by Atlanta and New York. Washington and Florida are tied for the cellar spot, each 10 1/2 games behind.

New York's Dillon Gee, bidding to win his eighth straight decision, allowed just one hit over four innings while striking out five, but his start was cut short by a 71-minute rain delay.

D.J. Carrasco worked two perfect innings in relief and Bobby Parnell (1-1) allowed just one hit and struck out five over two frames.

Over four innings, Atlanta's Tim Hudson (5-6) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on four hits and one walk while striking out four.

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