Showing posts with label Game 7. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 7. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 7 - Mets (4) at Braves (0) - Colon goes solid seven, Mets beat Harang


New York


W: B. Colon (1-1) L: A. Harang (1-1)
HR: NYM - None   ATL - None


Bartolo Colon tossed seven scoreless innings and the New York Mets blanked the Atlanta Braves, 4-0, in the opener of a three-game set.

The 41-year-old Colon (1-1), who went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA last season for Oakland, bounced back after surrendering nine hits and three runs in six innings in a loss to Washington last Wednesday. He fanned five and yielded six hits in Tuesday's win.

Ruben Tejada tallied a pair of RBI singles and scored twice for the Mets, who have won 3-of-4 since being swept by the Nationals in their season-opening, three-game series.

Aaron Harang (1-1) gave up a run on two hits and four walks while fanning nine for Atlanta, which has dropped back-to-back tilts on the heels of a four-game winning streak.

The Braves commemorated the 40-year anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th home run in a pregame ceremony. Aaron moved past Babe Ruth on the all-time home run list when he went deep against the Los Angeles Dodgers' Al Downing on April 8, 1974 in old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

The Mets opened the scoring in the third despite not recording a hit, then added two more runs in the seventh and another in the eighth.

Tejada walked to lead off the third before Young worked a free pass two batters later. Tejada moved to third on Daniel Murphy's flyout to right and scampered home on a Harang wild pitch.

Gus Schlosser came on for Harang to begin the seventh and surrendered a bloop double to Travis d'Arnaud, who crossed the plate on Tejada's base hit to right-center. Tejada advanced to second on Colon's sacrifice bunt and scored on Young's single to right.

Tejada's RBI single in the eighth made it 4-0.

Kyle Farnsworth fired a 1-2-3 bottom half and Jose Valverde twirled a scoreless ninth to seal the win.

Game Notes

Eric Young and Daniel Murphy had two hits apiece ... Bartolo Colon was 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA in three starts against Atlanta coming in, but they all came in 2002 when he was with the Montreal Expos ...

The Mets were 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Tuesday Preview: Game 7 - New York Mets (2-4) at Atlanta Braves (4-2) - Colon vs Harang

Preview: Game 7
New York Mets (2-4) at Atlanta Braves (4-2) - Tuesday - 4/8/14
Pitching Probables - Bartolo Colon (0-1) 4.50 ERA vs Aaron Harang (1-0) 0.00 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 - 7:10PM


The New York Mets will open up a three game series against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday Night. The Mets will face their old friend Aaron Harang, who pitched for the Mets in 2013. The Mets have seen Harang in the past, but in a different uniform. The Mets combined as a team .398 vs Harang (37 for 93). Many of the Mets have handled Harang pitches... Eric Young is batting .667, Daniel Murphy is batting .545 with a homer and 5 RBI's,  Ruben Tejada is batting .545, and David Wright is batting .524 with a homer and 7 RBI's.

Other Notes: Lucas Duda, who is predicted to play 1B Tuesday Night is batting .222 with a HR and 2 RBI's vs Harang. Curtis Granderson is batting .250 vs Harang (1 for 4).

Missing in action: OF Chris Young, who is injured  - was batting .292 with 3 HR's and 5 RBI's vs Harang in his career.

The Reds will be facing Bartolo Colon, who has seen limited action against the Bravos (three starts). Only three Atlanta current batters have faced Colon in his career. They are combined for a .226 average with 1 HR and 5 RBI's.  B.J. Upton has had the most success against Colon batting .307. In 23 AB's, he has 7 hits with a Homer.. Colon is 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA vs the Braves in his career.

Predicted Mets Lineup vs Braves:

  1. Eric Young - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Juan Lagares - CF
  6. Lucas Duda - 1B
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS

The Mets have a clear advantage in this matchup, let's see if they capitalize on it on Tuesday Night.


Batting/Pitching Splits:

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Recap: Spring Training Game 7 - Marlins (5) at Mets (2) - Mets Fall Short in 10th



New York

W: M. Brady (1-0) L: G. Germen (0-1) S: J. Leverton (1)
HR: MIA - None   NYM - None


Eric Young Jr. went 2 for 3 in the leadoff spot. Chris Young went 1 for 3 in the loss. The Mets had a total of 9 hits.

Dillon Gee started the game going 2.1 innings, giving up 4 hits, one run, while striking out 1.

Carlos Torres pitched behind Gee going 3 innings, giving up 3 hits and striking out one..

2013 Rookie of the Year,  Jose Fernandez opened the game for the Marlins pitching 3.1 innings, giving up 2 hits and striking out 2..

Box Score:

Today's Starting Lineups - Spring Training Games 6/7 - Marlins at Mets (SS) / Mets (SS) at Nats

Here are the lineups for the Mets' split-squad games Wednesday.

Home, 1:10 p.m., SNY:

  1. Rafael Furcal, 2b
  2. Jake Marisnick, lf
  3. Marcell Ozuna, cf
  4. Garrett Jones, 1b
  5. Jeff Baker, dh
  6. Casey McGehee, 3b
  7. Reed Johnson, rf
  8. Donovan Solano, ss
  9. Jeff Mathis, c
Jose Fernandez, rhp

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Chris Young, dh
  3. Curtis Granderson, rf
  4. Josh Satin, 3b
  5. Matt Clark, 1b
  6. Anthony Recker, c
  7. Matt den Dekker, cf
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Daniel Muno, 2b
Dillon Gee, rhp

At Viera, 1:05 p.m., WOR 710 AM:

  1. Juan Lagares, cf
  2. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, rf
  3. Andrew Brown, lf
  4. Brandon Allen, dh
  5. Wilmer Flores, 2b
  6. Eric Campbell, 1b
  7. Zach Lutz, 3b
  8. Taylor Teagarden, c
  9. Anthony Seratelli, ss
Jenrry Mejia, rhp

  1. Denard Span, cf
  2. Ian Desmond, ss
  3. Jayson Werth, rf
  4. Ryan Zimmerman, 3b
  5. Bryce Harper, lf
  6. Wilson Ramos, dh
  7. Adam LaRoche, 1b
  8. Zach Walters, 2b
  9. Jhonatan Solano, c
Gio Gonzalez, lhp

Monday, April 08, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 7 - Mets (7) at Phillies (2) - Harvey Dazzles, Buck sets tone with HR

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W: M. Harvey (2-0) L: R. Halladay (0-2)
HR: NYM - J. Buck (3)   PHI - None

Matt Harvey dazzled with nine strikeouts and the New York Mets roughed up Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-2, in the opener of a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park.

Much like his first start, Harvey (2-0) sliced through the opposition's batting order and yielded just one run on three hits over seven innings of work. He became just the second Mets pitcher to produce those statistics in consecutive starts to begin a season.

The only other to accomplish the feat, a guy named Nolan Ryan.

John Buck continued his torrid start, contributing a three-run homer. Ruben Tejada drove in a pair, while David Wright and Lucas Duda had an RBI apiece in New York's third straight win.

Halladay (0-2) was ineffective for the second straight start, as he surrendered seven runs on six hits over four-plus frames in a loss that ended his eight-game winning streak against New York.

Ryan Howard had a sacrifice fly and Jimmy Rollins drove in a run for the Phillies, who are off to a 2-5 start.

Halladay's struggles were apparent in the second inning, plunking Duda after giving up a double to Marlon Byrd. Buck then came to plate and crushed an opposite field homer well into the right field seats for a 3-0 Mets lead.

Duda came to bat again in the following frame and delivered an RBI single for a four-run New York edge. Howard got the Phillies on the board with a sacrifice fly in the fourth, but the Mets answered with three runs in the fifth.

Daniel Murphy's leadoff double started the inning and he came around to score on a single from Wright. Halladay was chased after giving up a hit to Ike Davis, and has failed to throw five innings in either of his first two starts.

Chad Durbin replaced him and recorded two outs, but then gave up a bases- loaded single to Tejada, who plated two runs with his line drive to center and New York had a 7-1 lead.

Harvey struck out the side in the bottom half of the fifth and kept the Phillies hitless over his last three innings of work. Erik Kratz doubled off Mets reliever Josh Edgin in the eighth and Rollins got him home soon after on a groundout.

Game Notes

For the first time in his 16-year career, Halladay's had consecutive games with four or fewer innings pitched and five or more earned runs allowed ... New York defeated Halladay for the first time since 2006 ... Murphy went 2- for-4 with two doubles.

Box Score:

Tonight's Starting Lineups - Game 7 - Mets at Phillies

Here are Tonight's Starting Lineups - Game 7 - Mets at Phillies (7:05 PM)


  1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Marlon Byrd, rf
  6. Lucas Duda, lf
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Matt Harvey, rhp


  1. Ben Revere, cf
  2. Jimmy Rollins, ss
  3. Chase Utley, 2b
  4. Ryan Howard, 1b
  5. Michael Young, 3b
  6. Domonic Brown, lf
  7. Laynce Nix, rf
  8. Humberto Quintero, c
  9. Roy Halladay, rhp

Preview: Game 7 - Mets at Phillies - Harvey vs Halladay

New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies 7:00 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 1 1-0 0.006.00-00.004/3SDW7.0101-07.00.00
R. Halladay (R) 1 0-1 13.506.20-00.004/3@ATLL3.1650-13.113.50

Roy Halladay appears as though he is entering the twilight of his outstanding career.

Things are just getting started for youngster Matt Harvey.

Harvey looks to build on an impressive first victory of the season on Monday night when his New York Mets begin a three-game series and lengthy road trip versus Halladay's Philadelphia Phillies.

The 24-year-old Harvey went 3-5 with a 2.73 earned run average in 10 starts a season ago to begin his major league career and he opened up the 2013 season by recording the third double-digit strikeout game of his career with a victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. He fanned 10 over seven innings while scattering one hit and two walks over the scoreless outing.

"He's got a presence on the mound that not everyone has," said New York first baseman Ike Davis. "I'll tell you what, I wouldn't like to hit against the guy."

The right-handed Harvey faced the Phillies twice last season and was solid, going 1-0 with a 2.03 ERA and 13 strikeouts over 13 1/3 total innings.

Philadelphia slugger Ryan Howard went 0-for-5 against him with three strikeouts.

The Phillies, meanwhile, are hoping that Halladay can bounce back tonight after a rough season debut last Wednesday at the Atlanta Braves. The two-time Cy Young Award winner lasted just 3 1/3 innings at damp Turner Field, though nine of those outs were recorded by strikeout.

However, the 35-year-old righty yielded five runs on six hits, two homers and three walks while getting denied his 200th career win.

"I'm frustrated. I should have gone deeper than that," Halladay said of his short outing. "Obviously horrible conditions to pitch in. It made it no fun, but that's no excuse."

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Today's Lineups for Spring Training Game 8 - Marlins at Mets

Here are the lineups for Today's Grapefruit League game against the Miami Marlins.

Lucas Duda returns after being scratched Friday for a mystery ailment.

  1. Collin Cowgill, cf
  2. Ruben Tejada, ss
  3. Ike Davis, 1b
  4. Marlon Byrd, dh
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. Justin Turner, 2b
  7. Andrew Brown, rf
  8. Anthony Recker, c
  9. Zach Lutz, 3b

Matt Harvey, rhp

Also pitching: Jenrry Mejia, Collin McHugh, Carlos Torres, Hansel Robles, Elvin Ramirez, Greg Burke

  1. Christian Yelich, lf
  2. Jake Marisnick, cf
  3. Rob Brantly, c
  4. Matt Downs, 2b
  5. Joe Mahoney, 1b
  6. Austin Kearns, dh
  7. Chris Coghlan, rf
  8. Nick Green, ss
  9. Chone Figgins, 3b

Alex Sanabia, rhp

Happy Recap: Spring Training Game 7 - Tigers at Mets

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N.Y. Mets (2-3) «00021210x6100

W: G. Germen (1-0) L: B. Rondon (0-1)
HR: DET - A. Garcia (1)   NYM - None

Justin Turner registered two RBI and a run scored on Friday, as the New York Mets defeated the Detroit Tigers, 6-2, in spring training action.

David Wright and Marlon Byrd added an RBI and a run scored apiece for the Mets, who saw starter Jon Niese toss three scoreless innings of three-hit ball.

Detroit starter Justin Verlander struck out three over three perfect frames, while Bruce Rondon was tagged with the loss after giving up a run on two hits and a walk in an inning of relief work.

Avisail Garcia clubbed a two-run home run to account for Detroit's offense.

Box Score:

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Recap: Game 7 - Mets at Phillies - Dickey Outlasts Lee, Bay Hits First HR

Final Score: New York 5, Philadelphia 2

R.A. Dickey tossed seven innings of one- run ball, Jason Bay smacked a two-run homer and the New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2, on Friday in the opener of a three-game set.

Dickey (2-0) allowed nine hits and one walk while striking out seven for the Mets, who snapped a two-game skid after opening the season with four straight wins.

Cliff Lee (0-1) gave up four runs -- three in the first inning -- on five hits while fanning seven in seven innings for Philadelphia, which managed to score just two runs despite registering 11 hits.

Jimmy Rollins had three hits and Freddy Galvis got his first big league home run, a leadoff shot in the bottom of the third in the loss.

Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy led off the game with back-to-back doubles and three batters later, Jason Bay smacked a two-run homer into right-center field to give the Mets a quick 3-0 lead.

"I wish I could have back the pitch to Bay. It was a bad pitch down the middle," Lee said, adding, "Other than that, I felt pretty good. I wish I could've kept the ball in the ballpark."

Philadelphia recorded an unusual double play in New York's next at-bat in the second. With one out, Dickey successfully moved Josh Thole to second with a sacrifice bunt down the first-base line, but Thole began to trot back to first thinking the ball was foul and he was subsequently tagged out.

"[Thole] owned it completely. He thought it was a foul ball, obviously. I'm glad we can laugh about it now," said Dickey.

Galvis launched a high, towering shot that reached the seats in right field to pull Philadelphia within 3-1 after three frames.

Scott Hairston drilled a solo shot to left field in the visitor's fifth for a 4-1 Mets advantage, and New York added an insurance run in the ninth on Lucas Duda's sacrifice fly to left field, which brought home Justin Turner.

Carlos Ruiz crossed the plate in the bottom of the ninth after Daniel Murphy committed a fielding error at second on Juan Pierre's grounder.

Game Notes

Dickey, who was winless in his past three starts against Philadelphia, improved to 3-3 against the Phillies...Lee was 2-0 with a 0.43 earned run average in three career starts against New York coming in.

Box Score:

Friday, April 13, 2012

Matchup Report: R.A. Dickey vs Phillies - Dickey can handle the Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies Career statistics vs. R.A. Dickey
Domonic Brown5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .167 .000 .167
Ryan Howard12 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500
Michael Martinez3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250
John Mayberry Jr.6 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333
Pete Orr1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Hunter Pence12 2 0 0 1 1 2 3 .167 .286 .417 .702
Juan Pierre2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Placido Polanco26 7 0 0 0 2 1 2 .269 .296 .269 .566
Jimmy Rollins14 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .071 .071 .143 .214
Carlos Ruiz10 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 .400 .455 .400 .855
Brian Schneider7 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .429 .556 .429 .984
Jim Thome3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250
Chase Utley8 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .333 .375 .708
Shane Victorino11 3 2 0 1 2 1 3 .273 .333 .727 1.061
Ty Wigginton5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400

The Mets will have a fair shot at winning tonight as R.A. Dickey has given the Phillies fits in the past.  The Phillies have been batting a .224 Avg (28 for 125). Only Carlos Ruiz and Brian Schneider have had any success against Dickey.. both are batting combined .412 off R.A.


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 7 - NO Wright!

Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 7
  1. Ruben Tejada, SS
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. Justin Turner, 3B
  4. Ike Davis, 1B
  5. Jason Bay, LF
  6. Lucas Duda, RF
  7. Scott Hairston, CF
  8. Josh Thole, C
  9. R.A. Dickey, P

David Wright is not in tonight’s Mets lineup. He’s still nursing that broken right pinkie, it appears. Wright last played on Monday night, when he fractured the finger diving back into first base.

Justin Turner will take his spot at third. And bat third in the lineup. Third baseman bat third.

Matchup Report: Cliff Lee vs Mets - Mets have uphill battle vs Lee

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Cliff Lee
Jason Bay11 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .273 .385 .273 .657
Ronny Cedeno9 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .111 .111 .444 .556
Ike Davis3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Lucas Duda3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Scott Hairston11 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .091 .182
Daniel Murphy3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Ruben Tejada3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Andres Torres1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Justin Turner5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .286 .000 .286
David Wright7 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .286 .571

The Mets vs Cliff Lee are batting a measly .214.  Only Murphy, Tejada  Duda, and Bay have had some brief success against him. The Mets will not be with the assistance of David Wright again.. So it will be a uphill climb to beat him..

Preview - Game 5 - Mets at Phillies - Mets Look to Bounce Back

New York Mets (4-2) at Philadelphia Phillies (3-3)

NYM: R.A. Dickey (1-0, 3.00) vs PHI: C. Lee (0-0, 1.50)

The New York Mets won their first four games with David Wright healthy, but the offense clearly suffered in back-to-back losses without him.

Even with his return, facing Cliff Lee won’t be an easy task.

Wright should be in the lineup Friday night against the host Philadelphia Phillies as Lee seeks to remain unbeaten against the NL East rival Mets.

New York swept its season-opening series with Atlanta and won the series opener versus Washington on Monday, with Wright going 7 for 12 (.583) with a home run and four RBIs through the first four contests.

The third baseman broke his right pinkie on a head-first slide in Monday’s win, though, causing him to miss a 6-2 defeat Tuesday and Wednesday’s 4-0 loss in which the Mets (4-2) managed only three singles.

“I love our philosophy of being more patient at the plate, but once in a while you’ve got to swing at some pitches you’re looking for,” New York manager Terry Collins said. “Right now, when you’re struggling, you’ve got to hunt a fastball around the plate and you better get it.”

Jason Bay, who went 1 for 7 over the last two games, acknowledged the team felt Wright’s absence .

“As much as you want to say everybody picks each other up, David was a big part of what we were doing early on,” Bay said. “And then, obviously, you take David out of that equation, any team, that’s going to hurt.”

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