Showing posts with label Game 70. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 70. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Recap: Game 70 - Mets (2) at Cards (6) - Cards Outslug Mets


New York

St. Louis

W: N. Greenwood (1-0) L: J. deGrom (0-4) S: S. Maness (1)
HR: NYM - None   STL - None


Allen Craig went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the New York Mets, 6-2, in the opener of a three-game set.

Jon Jay posted two hits and scored three runs, while Matt Adams had a run- scoring triple among his two hits and two RBI for the red-hot Cardinals, who have won four straight and seven of their last eight games.

Nick Greenwood (1-0) was credited with the victory after tossing 3 1/3 innings of one-run ball in his MLB debut in place of starter Carlos Martinez, who yielded an unearned run on two hits and four walks over four frames.

Seth Maness notched his first save of the season after recording the final four outs.

Jacob deGrom (0-4) was shelled for six runs on 12 hits and two walks over 4 1/3 frames for New York, which has dropped 10 of its last 13 contests.

The game was tied 1-1 before the Cardinals plated a run in the third inning and four more in the fifth.

Jay hit a one-out single in the third and after Matt Holliday flied out to right, Craig lined a base hit to left-center to put runners on the corners. Adams dumped a single into right to bring home Jay, but Craig was later thrown out at the plate on Yadier Molina's base hit through the hole on the left side.

Jay cracked a one-out double in the fifth before coming around to score on Holliday's single into left-center for a 3-1 lead. Craig then scorched a double down the left-field line to score Holliday and Adams tripled into the right-field corner to bring home Craig. After Molina walked, Jhonny Peralta lined a base hit to right to score Adams and make it 6-1.

Chris Young's RBI single in the eighth cut the deficit to 6-2.

Earlier, Craig's RBI base hit in the first opened the scoring and Curtis Granderson lifted a sacrifice fly to center in the third to knot the contest.

Game Notes

The Cardinals were 6-for-9 with runners in scoring position, while New York finished 2-for-8 with RISP and left seven men on base ... Craig has 14 doubles and 37 RBI on the year ... Holliday's RBI in the fifth was the 1,000th of his career.

Box Score:

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 70

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 70

1. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. Bobby Abreu (L) RF
4. David Wright (R) 3B
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Taylor Teagarden (R) C
7. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
8. Jacob deGrom (L) P
9. Eric Young Jr. (S) LF

Preview: Game 70 - Mets at Cards - drGrom vs Martinez

Preview: Game 70
New York Mets (31-38) at St. Louis Cardinals (37-32)

Pitching Probables:
Jacob deGrom (0-3) 3.44 ERA vs Carlos Martinez (0-3) 4.67 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 8:10 PM


Matt Adams has homered in each game since coming off the disabled list, keeping the St. Louis Cardinals surging.

The New York Mets are just trying to win back-to-back games.

Adams has a chance to become the first Cardinal in three years to homer in four straight games Monday night, when St. Louis attempts to capitalize on a three-game series with the scuffling Mets.

After missing 13 games with tightness in his left calf, Adams has returned in impressive fashion, going 4 for 11 (.364) with four RBIs while helping the Cardinals (37-32) to a three-game sweep of Washington.

The first baseman homered in each of those games, doubling his season total. He's bidding to become the first Cardinal to homer in four straight games since Albert Pujols did it from June 3-7, 2011.

Adams is also batting .412 with 10 RBIs over his last 15 games, with St. Louis winning 11 of them.

The Cardinals are collectively enjoying a power surge, hitting eight homers during a 6-1 stretch to come one short of their total over the previous 26 games. Their 40 homers are the fewest in the NL, and Adams and Holliday got one each to spur Sunday's 5-2 win over the Nationals.

Adams, though, is 5 for 26 in 12 career meetings with the Mets (31-38), but St. Louis has won 12 of the past 16 home matchups thanks partly to a .299 batting average.

New York has managed to score five or more runs twice while losing nine of 12. Though the offense batted .228 over the weekend, the staff's 2.67 ERA helped the Mets take two of three from San Diego after Sunday's 3-1 victory.

The Mets went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position, and are hitting .155 in that scenario over the past 12 games.

One of those people may be rookie Jacob deGrom (0-3, 3.44 ERA), who is getting his seventh attempt at his first career win. He's been backed by 11 total runs, getting two or fewer in five of his outings.

That happened again Wednesday, when the right-hander yielded three runs in 5 2/3 innings of a 3-1 loss to Milwaukee.

The Mets are catching a break since they won't be facing Cardinals ace and nine-game winner Adam Wainwright, who is sidelined with tendinitis in his right elbow. He's won his last two starts against them while tossing 14 consecutive scoreless innings.

Carlos Martinez (0-3, 4.67) gets the nod in his place and will make his second major league start. He surrendered four runs in 4 2/3 innings of a 5-1 defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 8.

The right-hander has pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief over two meetings with New York, striking out three.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 70 - Mets (4) at Phillies (3) - The Juan Lagares Show

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Philadelphia (35-39)0300000003100

W: J. Hefner (2-6) L: C. Hamels (2-11) S: B. Parnell (12)
HR: NYM - None   PHI - None


Not many would have expected Cole Hamels to be the majors' first 11-game loser this season.

Juan Lagares doubled home the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning off the former World Series MVP, and the New York Mets rallied to beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3, in the opener of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park.

Hamels (2-11) didn't yield a hit through the first three innings, but the Mets scored at least a run in three straight frames from the fourth to erase a 3-0 deficit and end a five-game losing streak to Philadelphia.

"Today was game that I feel like we could have seized. It was a good opportunity and I wasn't able to take care of what I needed to take care of on the field," Hamels said.

Eric Young Jr. played a key role in New York tying the game. He scored the team's first run on a David Wright single after leading off the fourth with a double, then drove in a pair with a two-out single into center field during the next inning.

After catching a Carlos Ruiz fly ball in center for the final out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth, Lagares put the Mets ahead. He sent a Hamels offering to the gap in left-center and Lucas Duda, who walked earlier, scored all the way from first base after sliding just under the tag.

New York relievers Scott Rice, Carlos Torres and Bobby Parnell each tossed a hitless frame to close out the game, with Parnell finishing things off in the ninth for his 12th save.

"I thought this was a great win for us. We're down 3-0 with Cole Hamels on the mound. To come back and win this one was big," said New York manager Terry Collins.

The Phillies scored all three runs in the second inning against New York starter Jeremy Hefner (2-6). Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown opened the frame with back-to-back doubles to produce a run. Brown advanced to third on a Delmon Young single and scored on a fielder's choice.

Ruiz then singled in front of a Hamels sacrifice bunt before Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy misplayed a routine ground ball hit by Jimmy Rollins, allowing Ben Revere to score.

Game Notes

Hefner gave up a career high-tying 10 hits, but struck out six over six innings ... Hamels was tagged for four runs on seven hits with three walks and five strikeouts in six frames. The 11 losses equals a career high for Hamels (2009 and 2010) ... Revere extended his hitting streak to 11 games ... Phillies second baseman Chase Utley came off the disabled list and went 0- for-5 on Friday. To make room for Utley, who missed a month with an oblique strain, the club optioned utility man Michael Martinez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley ... The Mets placed starting pitcher Jonathon Niese on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a partial tear of the left rotator cuff and recalled pitcher Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Box Score:

Friday, June 21, 2013

Preview: Game 70 - Mets at Phillies - Hefner vs Hamels

New York Mets (28-41) at Philadelphia Phillies (35-38) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 13 1-6 3.965.11-35.146/16CHCND5.0610-118.01.50
C. Hamels (L) 15 2-10 4.406.11-55.326/16@COLL7.0631-120.02.70


The Philadelphia Phillies have a good shot at bouncing back into the win column when they open a three-game series Friday versus the NL East-rival New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies have won five of six matchups with the Mets this season and are 9-1 in the last 10 meetings between the clubs.

Philadelphia had won two straight and four of six games overall, but was denied a three-game sweep of the visiting Washington Nationals with Wednesday's 6-2 loss in 11 innings. Ian Desmond delivered a huge blow with a grand slam in the top of the 11th inning off Phillies reliever Michael Stutes.

"He came back with a slider. The ball was down and Desmond hit it out," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

Michael Young hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Kyle Kendrick pitched well in the no-decision, as he allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings. Ben Revere extended his hitting streak to 10 games.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 70 - Orioles at Mets - Mets Squeak One Out 4-3, Sweep Series

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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N.Y. Mets (38-32) «00012100x490

W: D. Gee (5-5) L: B. Matusz (5-8)
S: F. Francisco (17)
HR: BAL - W. Betemit (9)   NYM - None

Dillon Gee pitched into the eighth inning and the New York Mets held on for a 4-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles to complete a three-game sweep.

The Orioles were blanked in the first two games of this series, and Gee carried a one-hitter into the eighth until Nick Johnson singled and Wilson Betemit unloaded a two-run homer to right field.

The Orioles had a call go against them later in the eighth when they may have loaded the bases, but they filled them in the ninth before Frank Francisco walked Steve Pearce on four straight pitches. Francisco then got Brian Roberts to hit a ground ball to second base for the final out and recorded his 17th save.

"He's my closer and actually he's been throwing great," Mets manager Terry Collins reasoned as to why he left Francisco in the game. "He hasn't been out there very much. He needs the work."

Gee (5-5) reached the 100-pitch mark following his walk to Pearce with one out in the eighth and was removed from the game. It was nonetheless a spectacular night for the 26-year-old right-hander, who snapped a four-start winless streak. Gee allowed three hits, walked two and tied a career-high with nine strikeouts.

David Wright went 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored once for the Mets, while Scott Hairston doubled twice and also knocked in a run.

Brian Matusz (5-8) allowed seven hits and three runs over 4 2/3 innings, and dropped his third straight start.

"For me I like to be able to go deeper in games. That's what's frustrating today," Matusz said.

Betemit's homer ended a 29-inning scoreless streak for Mets pitching. It was the first run given up by them since allowing three to the Reds in the fifth inning on Sunday.

Bobby Parnell replaced Gee and allowed a single to Roberts, but J.J. Hardy was called out on batter's interference when a batted ball hit near the plate and bounced off his left knee as he was leaving the batter's box.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter argued, but the call remained and Chris Davis flied out to the warning track in left to end the inning.

Matt Wieters and Johnson singled with one out in the ninth. and with two down Wieters and pinch-runner Robert Andino advanced on a wild pitch. Pinch-hitter Mark Reynolds walked leading to the final two batters.

The Mets went ahead in the fourth when Hairston doubled to left field, and with two outs and runners on the corners, Mike Nickeas hit a line drive to center. Adam Jones made a diving attempt, but the ball popped out of his glove, resulting in the first run.

Hairston had an RBI ground-rule double to left field in the fifth, and Wright scored later in the inning when Vinny Rottino broke up a potential double play with a takeout slide at second on a ball hit by Ike Davis.

Wright's ground-rule double in the sixth scored Gee, who doubled over the head of Jones earlier in the inning.

Game Notes:
Wright has an 11-game hitting streak...The Orioles have dropped six straight to the Mets dating back to June 11, 2010...Matusz is 0-7 lifetime in interleague starts.

Box Score:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Preview: Game 70 - Orioles at Mets - Mets Gee Going for Sweep

Baltimore Orioles (39-29) at New York Mets (37-32) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
B. Matusz (L) 13 5-7 4.945.03-45.216/15@ATLL5.2941-215.05.40
D. Gee (R) 13 4-5 4.436.01-44.866/15CINL6.0530-220.03.60

RHP Dillon Gee aims for a third straight New York pitching gem tonight when the Mets host the Baltimore Orioles in the finale of a three-game interleague series at Citi Field.

The Mets come in with two straight wins thanks to two straight superb mound performances, the most recent coming Tuesday night when Johan Santana tossed the team's straight shutout in a 5-0 win.

Santana (5-3) went six innings, allowed four hits and struck out five in his third start since throwing the first no-hitter in franchise history. Bobby Parnell, Miguel Batista and Jon Rauch each added a scoreless frame to complete the shutout.

Still, his recent production will undoubtedly be overshadowed by R.A. Dickey, who tossed his second consecutive one-hitter in Monday's opener.

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," Orioles center fielder Adam Jones said. "It's frustrating but it's part of the game."

Gee, who debuted with the Mets in 2010 after his 21st-round draft selection in 2007, hasn't won since a 6-1 defeat of San Diego on May 25.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Audio: Terry Collins reacts after 4-3 loss to Angels

Terry Talks about his club and the 4-3 loss to Angels

Recap : Game 70 - Angels at Mets - Fall 2 Games Under .500

Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 4, NY Mets 3

It took more than a month, but Joel Pineiro finally picked up career win No. 100.

Peter Bourjos doubled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and made a spectacular catch against the fence in the bottom of the frame, helping the Angels hold on for a 4-3 win over the New York Mets.

Pineiro (3-3) threw 6 1/3 innings, and allowed six hits and two runs. The right-hander had been 0-3 over his previous six starts, but he moved to 4-0 lifetime in seven appearances against the Mets.

Jordan Walden walked two batters in the bottom of the ninth, but came back to strike out Carlos Beltran, Daniel Murphy and Angel Pagan in order to finish the game and pick up his 16th save of the year.

The Angels, who had 10 hits, are 3-1 on a current 12-game road trip.

"We definitely got some clutch hits tonight and that was good to see," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "It's been missing in a lot of our baseball so far this season."

Chris Capuano (5-7) gave up eight hits and three runs -- two earned -- over six innings to absorb the loss. He had won his previous two starts.

"He didn't have his best stuff, it was quite obvious," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He got a lot of balls up, even his change-up wasn't that good."

Coming off a walk-off balk loss at Atlanta on Thursday, the Mets looked to erase the misfortune but couldn't rally against a team that has the best road interleague record all-time (71-54). New York went 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Angels - Game 70

Mets Friday Starting Lineup vs Angels - Game 70:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-3B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-1B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Paulino-C
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Capuano-LHP
Game Notes: Pagan is back in center,  batting 5th and Ronny Paulino is back behind the plate hitting 7th.

Joel Pineiro vs Mets: Everyone can hit this guy!

Bay Watch - Can Jason Bust Out?

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Joel Pineiro
Carlos Beltran16 5 1 0 0 2 1 3 .313 .353 .375 .728
Willie Harris14 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 .071 .133 .071 .205
Ronny Paulino5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .600 1.200
Scott Hairston5 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 .600 .600 1.000 1.600
Jose Reyes12 7 2 1 1 1 1 2 .583 .615 1.167 1.782
Jason Bay11 5 0 0 1 3 1 2 .455 .500 .727 1.227
Angel Pagan2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .333 .500 .833
Daniel Murphy11 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 .273 .273 .364 .636

It appears that Joel Pineiro might have a rude welcoming committee at Citi-Field  tonight . The Mets have had good success against Pineiro in the past. The Mets are batting combined .368 (28 for 76) with 6 2B's, 1 3B, and 2 HR's and 9 RBI's. Hot hitting Jose Reyes is hitting .583 (7 for 12) against Pineiro. Jason Bay, who needs to bust out has hit Pineiro at a .455 Clip.  Carlos Beltran is also batting .313 vs Pineiro . Of Course though, If  Jose Goes,  the Mets GO.   Let's Go Mets!

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 70 - Angels at Mets

LA Angels of Anaheim (33-37) at New York Mets (34-35), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: LA Angels - Joel Pineiro (2-3, 4.03) New York Mets - Chris Capuano (5-6, 4.40)

The bounces continue to go against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Nobody knows that as well as starting pitcher Joel Pineiro.

Pineiro takes another crack at the 100th victory of his career this evening as the Angels visit Citi Field for the first time to take on the New York Mets in the first of three straight encounters.

In position to post a three-game sweep over the rival Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, the Angels instead saw the game slip away on a odd bounce in the seventh inning. Locked in a scoreless game, Seattle's Carlos Peguero hit a ball up the middle with two outs that looked to be an easy force play. However, the ball hit the corner of second base and bounced into the outfield, scoring two runs.

Los Angeles couldn't recover and lost a 3-1 decision, falling for the 10th time in 14 games.

"It was unfortunate. We had the out, but the ball hit the bag and that's all part of the game," said Angels manager Mike Scioscia. "If we're doing some of the things that we can do on the offensive end, then it's something you absorb and move on, but right now the margin between winning or losing is very tight and if you don't get a break, you're going to pay a big price for it."

Erick Aybar knocked in the lone run for the Angels, who opened a 12-game road trip with the series, and Ervin Santana took a tough loss after yielding two runs over 6 2/3 innings.

It has also been a tough go of it for Pineiro, who is 0-3 with a 5.50 earned run average over his last six outings. The Angels had lost each of the right- hander's last five starts before breaking through with a 7-5 victory over Kansas City on Saturday. Pineiro himself got a no-decision, yielding five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings.

Though Pineiro remains winless since May 10, he insists the win milestone is not influencing his pitching.

"I wanted a win, but for the team," Pineiro told Los Angeles' website. "I don't care if it's 300, 100, whatever. Just so I could get back on track and do what I'm supposed to be doing -- going out there and giving the team a chance to win and keeping them in there. Honestly, that 100 [milestone] has nothing to do with the situation that's going on."

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