Showing posts with label Game 71. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 71. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Recap: Game 71 - Mets (2) at Cards (5) - Wacha Outduels Niese


New York

St. Louis

W: M. Wacha (5-5) L: J. Niese (3-4) S: P. Neshek (2)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (5),L. Duda (9)   STL - Y. Molina (6)


Michael Wacha turned in another strong effort by a St. Louis starting pitcher to lead the Cardinals to a season-high fifth straight victory, a 5-2 decision over the New York Mets at Busch Stadium.

Wacha (5-5) held the Mets to a run on five hits while striking out seven over six innings of work. The young right-hander received support from Jon Jay and Matt Holliday, both of whom had two hits and came through with an RBI during a two-run fifth inning.

Yadier Molina added a solo homer for the Cardinals, who have now won eight of their last nine games and limited the opposition to a total of seven runs in those triumphs.

David Wright and Lucas Duda both homered and finished with two hits for the Mets, but New York recorded just three other hits and lost for the eighth straight time on the road and 11th in 14 tries overall.

Jon Niese (3-4) was saddled with the loss after surrendering five runs -- three earned -- through six innings.

Niese matched Wacha through the first four innings as both starters were sharp, with each reached for an early solo homer that created a 1-1 deadlock that the Cardinals broke behind a pair of big two-out hits in the fifth.

Jay put St. Louis ahead with a hard triple down the right-field line that brought home Daniel Descalso, hit by a Niese pitch earlier in the frame, and Holliday followed with a double in nearly the same spot to extend the margin to 3-1.

Wacha was able to strand Wright after a leadoff double in the top of the sixth, right before the Cardinals broke things open in their half of the inning.

After a fielding error by Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy kept the inning alive, pinch-hitter Kolten Wong and Peter Bourjos came through with back- to-back RBI singles for a 5-1 St. Louis advantage.

Duda got the Mets closer by leading off the ninth with a homer off Jason Motte, who then served up a double to Anthony Recker before Pat Neshek came on to get the final three outs and earn his second save of the season.

Molina clubbed a Niese fastball over the wall in left to stake the Cardinals to a 1-0 edge in the second inning, but Wright answered with a solo blast of his own to begin the fourth.

Game Notes

For a second straight game, Mets manager Terry Collins batted the pitcher in the No. 8 spot in the lineup and had outfielder Eric Young hit ninth ... The Cardinals improved to 20-2 against NL East opponents at home over the past two seasons ... New York has now lost a series to the Cardinals for a sixth straight time when visiting Busch Stadium ... Including a win in last year's NL Championship Series, Wacha moved to 8-0 in his last 11 home starts ... The Mets fell to 3-27 this season when scoring three or less runs.

Box Score:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Preview: Game 71 - Mets at Cards - Niese vs Wacha

Preview: Game 71
New York Mets (31-39) at St. Louis Cardinals (38-32)

Probable Pitchers:
Jon Niese (3-3) 2.53 ERA vs Michael Wacha (4-5) 2.88 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 8:15 PM


The St. Louis Cardinals' pitching staff tends to thrive against NL East teams at Busch Stadium.

Giving the ball to Michael Wacha could keep that success going.

Unbeaten at home, Wacha looks to lead the Cardinals to a fifth straight win Tuesday night against the scuffling New York Mets.

St. Louis (38-32) is 21-3 at home against NL East teams over the past two seasons, thanks mostly to a 2.13 ERA. The staff has been even better while winning six of seven meetings this year, compiling a 1.71 ERA.

Winners in seven of eight, the Cardinals have won four straight with a series sweep of Washington at home before beating New York 6-2 on Monday.

Wacha (4-5, 2.88 ERA) is 7-0 with a 1.61 ERA over his last 10 home starts, including last fall's NL championship series. He's made seven starts in St. Louis this season and has compiled a 1.42 ERA while winning his only decision over his past three games.

Wacha is 0-5 with a 3.40 ERA in seven road starts, and he's given up seven runs in 11 innings while losing his last two. He allowed four runs and four walks in five innings of a 6-3 loss at Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

Wacha has split both of his starts against the Mets (31-39) with a 3.60 ERA, but this will be the first time he faces them at Busch Stadium.

Allen Craig is hitting .384 in his last 21 meetings against East foes, and he's 8 for 15 with two doubles and four RBIs over the past four. That includes doubling on one of his three hits while driving in two runs Monday.

Matt Adams is 6 for 15 with three homers and six RBIs in four games since returning from a calf injury that landed him on the disabled list May 31. The first baseman had two hits and two RBIs Monday, scoring Craig on a triple.

The Cardinals have won 13 of 17 home meetings with the Mets, who are batting .210 while averaging 2.9 runs during a 3-10 stretch.

They mustered five hits Monday after manager Terry Collins batted starting pitcher Jacob deGrom eighth. He said he has "no idea" if he'll try that Tuesday.

Jonathon Niese (3-3, 2.54) -- a career .156 hitter -- is all too familiar with the Mets' offensive shortcomings. The left-hander has compiled a 2.22 ERA over his last four starts, but he doesn't have a record since he's been backed by seven total runs.

He had another strong effort wasted Thursday, allowing one run with a season-high eight strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings of a 5-1, 13-inning loss to Milwaukee.

Niese has a 1.35 ERA while winning three straight starts against the Cardinals. He allowed a run in 6 2/3 innings in a 3-2 victory April 23, and permitted two runs in 7 1/3 innings in his only career appearance at Busch Stadium on May 16, 2013.

The Current Cardinals Hitters Combined are batting .321 (26 for 81) vs Niese. Yadier Molina is batting .385 (5 for 13) off Niese.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Recap: Game 71 - Mets (7) at Phillies (8) - Frandsen ruins Mets comeback

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Philadelphia (36-39)«2002210018122

W: J. Papelbon (2-0) L: C. Torres (0-1)
HR: NYM - J. Valdespin (4)   PHI - R. Howard (9),M. Young (4),R. Howard (10),K. Frandsen (3)


Jonathan Papelbon blew his third save in his last four chances, but Kevin Frandsen picked up the Philadelphia closer.

A pinch-hitting Frandsen crushed a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Phillies to an 8-7 win over the New York Mets in the middle test of a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park.

Frandsen's blast was a no-doubter to left field off Carlos Torres (0-1).

"We did a nice job of battling back and in one pitch it was over," said Mets third baseman David Wright. "That's the way the game goes."

A day after rallying from a three-run hole to win Friday's series opener 4-3, the Mets battled back from a 7-1 deficit to tie things up in the ninth.

Philadelphia starter Jonathan Pettibone held the Mets to one run on five hits before lower back tightness ended his outing after six innings. Pettibone appeared to tweak his back on a swing in the bottom of the sixth. He grounded softly in front of the plate and grimaced as he trotted slowly down to first for the final out.

After attempting to warm up for the next inning, Pettibone gave way to the bullpen with the Phillies ahead by six runs.

The Mets, however, made things interesting in the seventh by putting up a four-spot against the relief corps.

Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel needed three pitchers to get through the frame.

Michael Stutes faced four batters and didn't retire one, allowing an RBI single to Omar Quintanilla and exiting with the bases-loaded. Eric Young, Jr. then greeted Justin De Fratus with a two-run double to left field and Jordany Valdespin added an RBI groundout.

De Fratus then fanned Wright, but a walk to Marlon Byrd prompted another pitching change. Jake Diekman ended the rally by retiring Daniel Murphy on a called third strike.

Valdespin homered to right field off Papelbon (2-0) to shrink the gap to 7-6 with one out in the ninth. Wright then reached on a fielding error by third baseman Michael Young and scored the tying run from first on Daniel Murphy's two-out single. Wright ran on the pitch, drawing Rollins to second base, and Murphy found the hole on the left side of the infield. Ben Revere overran the ball, but no error was charged to the center fielder.

"I don't feel like I'm in a funk at all," Papelbon said. "There's no reason to sit here and try to figure out what's wrong. I feel like the ball is coming out of my hand good. It's been a pretty confusing week for me."

Slugger Ryan Howard helped Philadelphia build what seemed to be a comfortable lead.

Howard has thrived against Dillon Gee in the past and that trend continued on Saturday. He hit a pair of solo homers and a two-run single off the New York starter.

The first baseman is now 7-for-15 lifetime against Gee, with all but one of those hits a home run.

Howard gave the Phillies an early advantage in the first, driving in Chase Utley and Young with the third straight base hit given up by Gee.

Quintanilla scored on a fielder's choice to put New York on the board in the third, but Philadelphia looked to pull away over the middle frames.

Howard led off the fourth with an opposite-field blast to left-center and Revere contributed a run-scoring single later in the inning. Young and Howard then hammered back-to-back, two-out homers in the fifth to put the Phillies up 6-1.

Revere's speed helped the Phillies tack on a run in the sixth. The center fielder singled and swiped two bases, with a wild throw to third by Mets catcher John Buck allowing Revere to score.

Game Notes

Revere extended his hitting streak to 12 games ... The Phillies improved to 10-2 in their last 12 games against the Mets ... Earlier Saturday, Philadelphia setup man Mike Adams was placed on the 15-day disabled list with bicep tendinitis. The Phillies also selected the contract of pitcher J.C. Ramirez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and designated utility man Michael Martinez for assignment to make room for Ramirez on the 40-man roster.

Box Score:

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 71

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 71:

  1. Eric Young Jr., cf
  2. Jordany Valdespin, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Marlon Byrd, rf
  5. Daniel Murphy, 1b
  6. John Buck, c
  7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, lf
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 71 - Mets at Phillies - Gee vs Pettibone

New York Mets (29-41) at Philadelphia Phillies (35-39) 4:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 14 5-7 4.566.03-45.686/17@ATLL8.1522-122.01.64
J. Pettibone (R) 11 3-3 4.405.12-12.726/15@COLL3.01060-214.16.91


New York Mets starter Dillon Gee appeared to be headed for his fourth straight win the last time out, but gave up a late home run to fall back into the loss column.

Gee will take the mound Saturday in the middle portion of a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. In Monday's 2-1 loss at Atlanta, Gee was cruising through eight innings until Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman stroked a one-out two-run homer to win it.

Gee's three-game winning streak came to an end and the right-hander fell to 5-7 with a 4.56 earned run average in 14 starts. He has allowed a total of five runs in his last four starts and lost to Philadelphia on April 26. In eight lifetime meetings (7 starts) with the Phillies, Gee is 2-3 with a 7.49 ERA.

Jonathan Pettibone gets the nod for the Phillies and pitched a career-low three innings of a 10-5 loss at Colorado last Saturday. Pettibone gave up seven runs, six of which were earned, and 10 hits to fall to 3-3 in 11 starts to go along with a 4.40 ERA.

Pettibone is 0-3 in his last six starts and has allowed 10 runs over his past two. The young right-hander defeated the Mets the first time he faced them on April 27, when he lasted five innings and allowed three runs in a 9-4 win.

The Mets were able to erase an early 3-0 deficit by handing the Phillies a 4-3 setback in Friday's series opener. Jeremy Hefner outdueled Cole Hamels and earned the win with six solid innings, allowing three runs -- two earned -- and 10 hits with six strikeouts and one walk.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 71 - Yanks at Mets - Mets open up with 5 runs and make it stick, win 6-4

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
N.Y. Yankees (41-28)0000011204110
N.Y. Mets (39-32) «50000010x6100

W: J. Niese (5-3) L: A. Pettitte (3-3)
S: F. Francisco (18)
HR: NYY - A. Rodriguez (12),A. Jones (7),R. Cano (15)   NYM - I. Davis (8)

Ike Davis belted a three-run homer during a five-run first inning Friday night and the Mets went on to beat the Yankees, 6-4, in the opener of a three-game series.

The Mets won their fourth straight game overall but just their third in the last 12 against the Yankees, who swept them in a three-game series earlier this month.

Jon Niese (5-3) snapped a two-start winless streak after allowing two runs on eight hits and a walk in 6 1/3 innings, striking out five.

The bullpen gave up two more runs but Frank Francisco pitched out of a jam in the ninth inning to earn his 18th save.

Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer and Alex Rodriguez and Andruw Jones added solo blasts for the Yankees, who have lost three in a row on the heels of a 10-game winning streak.

They are 10-3 during a current 15-game stretch against NL East teams, which started with a three-game sweep against the Mets at home from June 8-10.

Andy Pettitte (3-3) settled down after giving up five runs on five hits and two walks in the first inning. He allowed just two more hits and struck out six in his six innings.

After a 53-minute rain delay, the Mets struck quickly against Pettitte.

Davis' three-run homer went over the wall off Nick Swisher's glove -- the right fielder timed his jump perfectly, but couldn't pull it in -- to cap the five-run first inning. It came after Justin Turner's two-run single with the bases loaded.

Pettitte threw 33 pitches in the inning, also giving up singles to Ronny Cedeno, Mike Nickeas and Niese and walks to Andres Torres and Scott Hairston.

Niese, meanwhile, pitched around two singles in the first inning and escaped a second-and-third jam in the second. He pitched to just one over the minimum after that until Rodriguez blasted a one-out pitch over the center field wall and onto the Citi Field home run apple in the sixth for his 12th homer.

Jones led off the seventh inning with his seventh homer of the season to left field, pulling the Yankees within 5-2, and Niese came out after giving up a one-out single to Jayson Nix.

Bobby Parnell finished the inning and Miguel Batista gave up Cano's homer in the eighth, a long blast into the seats above right-center field.

The Yankees put the tying runs on in the ninth on a Raul Ibanez walk and Derek Jeter single before Francisco struck out Curtis Granderson and got Mark Teixeira to pop out.

Game Notes

Mets third baseman David Wright extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a single in the second inning...The Mets were coming off a three-game sweep of the Orioles after being swept by the Reds. They are 4-3 on a nine-game homestand.

Box Score:

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 71

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 71:
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Cedeno-SS
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Hairston-LF
  5. Duda-RF
  6. Turner-2B
  7. Davis-1B
  8. Nickeas-C
  9. Niese-P

Matchup Report: Yanks Hitters vs Jon Niese - Cano has good numbers vs Niese

New York Yankees Career statistics vs. Jonathon Niese
Robinson Cano6 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 .667 .667 .833 1.500
Brett Gardner0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Curtis Granderson6 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667
Raul Ibanez16 4 0 0 1 1 1 4 .250 .333 .438 .771
Derek Jeter3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Andruw Jones6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Russell Martin5 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 .200 .333 .800 1.133
Jayson Nix3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Eduardo Nunez3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.333 2.333
Alex Rodriguez5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
Nick Swisher7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286
Mark Teixeira5 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 .400 .500 .600 1.100

Citi Field 2012
The Yankees as a team are hitting .308 (20 for 65) off Jon Niese. Robinson Cano seems to have Niese's number hitting .667 (4 for 6 ).  Niese has to keep the Yankees in the park to be successful.. The thing that will help is that Jon is pitching in the spacious Citi Field.   LGM!

Preview: Game 71 - Yankees at Mets - Mets Look for Revenge against Yanks

New York Yankees (41-27) at New York Mets (38-32) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
A. Pettitte (L) 7 3-2 2.776.10-14.506/16@WSHND7.0521-020.11.77
J. Niese (L) 13 4-3 3.825.22-13.896/16CINL7.0641-120.01.80

The New York Mets may have revenge on their minds this evening when they kick off the latest edition of the Subway Series against the Yankees at Citi Field.

It was just two weeks ago that the Yankees swept the Mets in the Bronx, triggering a 10-game winning streak that ended with back-to-back losses to the Atlanta Braves, including a 10-5 setback on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees hit four home runs in the loss, but starter Phil Hughes (7-6) gave up four of his own and Boone Logan served up another.

While the Yankees lead the majors with 105 home runs, they have had trouble hitting with runners in scoring position. They were just 2-for-11 in such situations on Wednesday and their .218 average with RISP is among the lowest in the majors.

"I don't think that our guys have really tried to do too much most of the time, it's just not happening," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. "I believe it's something that's going to change but it is something that has to get better."

Even with the two losses to the Braves, the Yankees have won 18 of their last 23 interleague games dating back to last season. They also hold a 2 1/2-game lead on the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Audio: Terry Collins talks Pelfrey, Reyes, Beltran , and about the 6-1 win over Angels

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 71 - Angels at Mets - Pelfrey Pitches CG for Win

Final Score: NY Mets 6, LA Angels of Anaheim 1

Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI to back Mike Pelfrey's complete game, as the New York Mets handled the Angels, 6-1, in the second test of a three-game inter-league series.

Justin Turner and Jason Bay both had an RBI and run scored for the Mets, who bounced back from a 4-3 loss in the opener of this set on Friday.

Pelfrey (4-5) gave up just one run on five hits to pick up his first complete game of the season. He also struck out five and did not issue a walk.

Mark Trumbo hit a solo homer for the Angels, who have the best inter-league road mark all-time (71-55).

Dan Haren (6-5) allowed six runs on seven hits over four-plus frames to suffer the loss.

Box Score: Click Here

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Angels - Game 71

Ronny Paulino starting his 3rd straight game
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Angels (AL) - Game 71:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-3B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Duda-1B
  8. Paulino-C
  9. Pelfrey-RHP
Game Notes: Lucas Duda will get the start at 1B against Haren.
Ronny Paulino getting his 3rd straight start while Josh Thole sits the pine.

    Dan Haren vs Mets: Mets will have to tough it out!

    Haren's Career vs Mets: 1-0, 3.89 ERA

    New York Mets Career statistics vs. Dan Haren
    Carlos Beltran16 4 0 1 0 1 1 6 .250 .294 .375 .669
    Willie Harris3 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 1.000 1.333
    Ronny Paulino3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
    Scott Hairston12 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .250 .250 .333 .583
    Jose Reyes13 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 .154 .200 .154 .354
    Jason Bay7 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 .143 .333 .571 .905
    Angel Pagan6 4 1 1 1 2 1 0 .667 .714 1.667 2.381
    Daniel Murphy3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
    Josh Thole1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

    The Mets will be facing one of the games best pitchers (when healthy) , Dan Haren. Many of the Mets have not faced Haren in the past and the team is only batting .250 off him. Only Angel Pagan has hit him well at a .667 clip (4 for 6).  The Mets will have to score runs for Pelfrey to make a stand and win.

    Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 71 - Angels at Mets

    LA Angels of Anaheim (34-37) at New York Mets (34-36), 7:10 p.m.

    Probable Starting Pitchers: LA Angels - Dan Haren (6-4, 2.54) New York Mets - Mike Pelfrey (3-5, 5.11)

    At 71-54, the Angels have the best interleague road mark all-time. What could be better than having road master Dan Haren on the hill today for a game against the New York Mets?

    Haren has fashioned a 4-1 road record and has won his last two such starts. He's coming off a Monday win at Seattle in which he allowed three runs over six innings. Haren is 1-0 with a 3.89 ERA in six games (5 starts) when facing the Mets.

    Mike Pelfrey will try for his first victory in more than a month when he takes the ball for the Mets. The right-hander is 0-2 over his last six appearances with a victory coming May 10 at Colorado. Pelfrey has improved over his last two outings, giving up two runs each time in games against Pittsburgh and Milwaukee.

    On the positive side, Pelfrey is 2-0 with a 3.40 ERA in six starts at Citi Field this year. He was lit up for eight hits and six runs in his only showing against the Angels, but the Mets won that game.

    Last night, Joel Pineiro finally picked up career win No. 100. Pineiro (3-3) threw 6 1/3 innings and allowed six hits and two runs in Los Angeles' 4-3 win. 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.

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