Showing posts with label Game 72. Show all posts
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 72 - Mets (3) at Cardinals (2) - Colon goes 8 solid innings


New York

St. Louis

W: B. Colon (7-5) L: L. Lynn (7-5) S: D. Eveland (1)
HR: NYM - None   STL - M. Carpenter (3)


Bartolo Colon worked eight innings, and Eric Young's RBI ground-rule double in the seventh inning was the difference, as New York escaped St. Louis with a 3-2 victory in the finale of a three-game set.

Colon (7-5) scattered four hits and one run and exited with a 3-1 advantage. Jenrry Mejia entered and gave up a leadoff double to Matt Carpenter and plunked Jon Jay. A Matt Holliday double-play grounder put the former in scoring position, then Allen Craig bounced a single to third which scored Carpenter and pulled the hosts within a run.

Dana Eveland put an end to the rally by retiring Matt Adams on grounder to third, earning his first save of the season.

Young ended up with two hits and David Wright knocked in a run for the Mets, who avoided a sweep.

Carpenter scored twice and drove in a run for the Cardinals, whose five-game win streak came to a halt.

Lance Lynn (7-5) tossed six innings in defeat, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out five and walking four.

Carpenter's first-inning solo homer put the Cards on the board, and Lynn had little trouble until the sixth.

His counterpart Colon smacked a leadoff double, then scored on Young's double to tie the game at 1-1. Young moved up on a groundout and scored on a Wright single, but the batter was thrown out at second. Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda drew walks but Lynn prevented further damage by fanning Young.

New York picked up an insurance run in the seventh, as Wilmer Flores reached thanks to a one-out single, moved up on Colon's sacrifice bunt and scored when Young bounced a double into the seats in left.

Game Notes

Colon's double was his first extra-base hit in 123 career at-bats, and first hit since 2005 ... Both clubs are in action on Thursday, as New York continues its road trip in Miami, while the Cardinals continue their residency by hosting the Phillies ... Following the contest, the Mets recalled outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned outfielder Matt den Dekker to Vegas.

Box Score:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 72

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cardinals - Game 72

1. Eric Young Jr. (S) LF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Chris Young (R) CF
7. Taylor Teagarden (R) C
8. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

Preview: Game 72 - Mets at Cards - Colon vs Lynn

Preview: Game 72
New York Mets (31-40) at St. Louis Cardinals (39-32)

Probable Pitchers:
Bartolo Colon (6-5) 4.15 ERA vs Lance Lynn (7-4) 3.16 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 1: 45 PM


The New York Mets continue to be abysmal at the plate, but David Wright is providing some faint hope.

Bartolo Colon is doing more than that on the mound.

With Wright trying to show some offensive consistency, Colon looks to continue his sterling stretch by helping the Mets avoid a sweep in this three-game series with the surging St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

New York (31-40) has spiraled to the bottom of the NL East, dropping 11 of 14 games with the offense batting .210 -- including .149 with runners in scoring position -- and scoring 2.9 runs per contest.

They went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position while falling 5-2 to St. Louis (39-32) on Tuesday, but Wright hit a homer -- his first since May 28 -- and added a double. The All-Star third baseman is batting .106 in 14 games, fueling speculation he could be dropped from the No. 3 spot in the order.

Wright is 11 for 28 (.393) over his last seven games in St. Louis.

Unlike Wright, Colon (6-5, 4.15 ERA) has been superb of late. The 40-year-old right-hander is 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA over his past five starts after going 1-4 with a 7.18 ERA in his previous six.

He was impressive again Friday, allowing two runs and four hits with seven strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings of a 6-2 win over San Diego.

Colon has won his last two starts against the Cardinals, allowing two runs in 15 innings.

Another strong performance may be needed since New York has a .215 average while dropping 11 of 17 at St. Louis.
That success over the Mets is part of the Cardinals' 22-3 home record against NL East opponents over the past two years, including 7-1 in 2014 thanks to a 1.75 ERA.

This entire 10-game homestand comes against East teams, and they've won the first five against Washington and New York with a four-game set versus Philadelphia to follow.

Lance Lynn (7-4, 3.16) takes the ball looking to win back-to-back starts for the first time since winning his first four of the season. The right-hander is 3-4 with a 3.06 ERA in 10 games since.

He was outstanding in Friday's 1-0 win over Washington, striking out eight while yielding two hits in eight innings opposite Jordan Zimmermann's three-hitter. That was a dramatic improvement after Lynn allowed nine runs in 8 1/3 innings while losing his previous two starts.

Lynn has lost two of three starts against the Mets behind a 3.50 ERA. However, he earned a 6-3 win in his only home start on May 13, 2013, allowing three runs with seven strikeouts and five walks in seven innings.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 72 - Mets (8) at Phillies (0) - Harvey, Wright Take Care of Phils

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Philadelphia (36-40)000000000041
W: M. Harvey (7-1) L: J. Lannan (0-2)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (12)   PHI - None


The New York Mets' final nail into the Philadelphia Phillies' coffin came in the form of a lazy fly ball in Sunday's 8-0 win, the rubber match of a three-game series.

Matt Harvey was in typical dominant form, holding a 1-0 lead with a firm grip when Juan Lagares lofted a fly ball to center field in the fifth. Ben Revere gloved it but failed to transfer the ball into his throwing hand, allowing Lagares to reach third and pave the way to a three-run rally to put the game out of reach.

Despite only throwing 72 pitches, Harvey (7-1) left the game after six innings because of a 20-minute rain delay. He gave up two hits and fanned six. He also doubled in a run.

"We're going to get really tired of talking about how good this guy has a chance to become," Mets manager Terry Collins said.

David Wright slammed four extra-hits, finishing with a home run, a triple and a pair of doubles. Wright knocked in two and scored twice.

"He's tired and beat up a little bit, yet he rises when you need him," Collins said. "I've been around some stars, this guy is as good as any of those guys were."

Eric Young, Jr. had three hits and scored two runs in the win.

John Lannan (0-2) was tagged for six runs -- four earned -- on eight hits and three walks in five-plus innings.

"I wasn't making pitches," Lannan said. "I struggled with what I wanted to do today."

The Mets grabbed an early lead when Young and Daniel Murphy started the game with back-to-back singles. Young eventually scored on a Marlon Byrd sacrifice fly.

Chase Utley led off the fourth inning with a double and moved to third on Michael Young's groundout to first. After Ryan Howard walked, Domonic Brown struck out and Delmon Young grounded into a fielder's choice to end the Phillies' biggest threat.

Lagares reached third on Revere's misplay to start the fifth inning and scored when Harvey scorched a double to right-center field. Eric Young, Jr. scored Harvey with a double to the left-field corner, then scored when Wright ripped a double to right to give the Mets a 4-0 lead.

Lagares' double scored Josh Satin and Omar Quintanilla's sac fly scored John Buck in the sixth to give the Mets a 6-0 lead.

The Mets scored again in the seventh when Byrd's double glanced off Revere's outstretched glove to score Wright, who crushed a one-out triple.

Wright pulled a long fly ball into the left-field seats to cap the scoring in the ninth inning.

Game Notes

New York is 6-3 in its last nine games ... Harvey has nine starts of at least six innings in which he allowed one or no runs ... Harvey is third in the majors with a 2.05 earned run average ... The Mets went 5-for-17 with runners in scoring position ... Phillies pitcher J.C. Ramirez made his major league debut and struck out the side in the eighth.

Box Score:

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 72

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 72:

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Marlon Byrd, rf
  5. Josh Satin, 1b
  6. John Buck, c
  7. Juan Lagares, cf
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Matt Harvey, rhp

Preview: Game 72 - Mets at Phillies - Harvey vs Lannan

New York Mets (29-42) at Philadelphia Phillies (36-39) 1:35 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 15 6-1 2.166.14-02.726/18@ATLW7.0331-121.02.14
J. Lannan (L) 4 0-1 5.495.20-03.756/17WSHND5.0620-112.26.39


New York Mets young fireballer Matt Harvey hasn't put together back-to-back winning starts in over two months and looks to achieve that goal Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Harvey ended a five-start winless drought (0-1) his last time out in a 4-3 victory at Atlanta on Tuesday, as he struck out a career-high 13 batters and allowed three runs in seven innings. Harvey hasn't prevailed in consecutive outings since opening the campaign 4-0 with a 0.93 earned run average. He is 6-1 overall in 15 starts to go along with a 2.16 ERA.

The right-hander sports a 4-0 mark in six road assignments and defeated the Phillies back on April 8 with seven innings of one-run ball to back his team's 7-2 triumph. Harvey is 2-0 with a 1.77 ERA in three career starts against Philadelphia.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Recap: Game 72 - Yanks at Mets - Rauch Blows it for Mets

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

N.Y. Yankees (42-28) «000000400452
N.Y. Mets (39-33)001101000370

W: C. Rapada (2-0) L: J. Rauch (3-7)
S: R. Soriano (14)
HR: NYY - R. Ibanez (11),E. Chavez (5)   NYM - K. Nieuwenhuis (7)

Raul Ibanez and Eric Chavez homered in a four- run seventh inning Saturday night to lead the Yankees over the Mets, 4-3, in a Subway Series set for a high-profile finish.

Ibanez hit a three-run homer off Mets starter Chris Young to tie the game and Chavez added a go-ahead solo blast two batters later off Jon Rauch (3-7).

The Yankees bounced back from a 6-4 loss in the opener of the three-game set Friday night but will have to face red-hot Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in the finale Sunday night.

Dickey, the first National League pitcher since 1944 to throw back-to-back one-hitters, will face Yankees ace CC Sabathia.

"It was a big win for us," said Chavez. "We had lost three games in a row and R.A.'s throwing tomorrow, so we really needed to pull this one out."

Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered for the Mets on Saturday, but their four-game winning streak was snapped.

David Wright extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a single off Rafael Soriano in the ninth inning and Daniel Murphy hit a long fly ball to right with two outs, but it was caught to end the game and give Soriano his 14th save.

Mets starter Chris Young pitched well through six innings, but came out after giving up Ibanez's homer. He allowed four hits and three walks while striking out four and knocked Yankees starter Ivan Nova out of the game with an RBI single in the sixth that made it 3-0.

The Yankees snapped a three-game skid, which had come on the heels of their 10-game winning streak. They are 11-3 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.

Nova, who had won five straight starts, took a no decision in this one after allowing three runs -- two earned -- on five hits and three walks. He struck out seven and walked three in 5 2/3 innings.

Young was cruising until the seventh, when he walked Mark Teixeira and gave up a double to Nick Swisher before Ibanez lined a first-pitch fastball over the wall in the right field corner to tie the game.

Rauch came in to strike out Russell Martin, but Chavez followed with a pinch- hit homer to left on a 92 mph fastball for a 4-3 Yankees lead.

"He hit a good pitch. What are you gonna do, he takes a panic swing and it somehow barrels it," said Rauch. "I think everybody in this clubhouse was amazed he was able to do that with that pitch."

Cody Eppley gave up a leadoff double to Jordany Valdespin in the bottom of the seventh, but Boone Logan came in later and got back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning.

David Robertson issued one-out walks to Omar Quintanilla and Josh Thole in the eighth, but struck out Justin Turner and Nieuwenhuis to end another Mets threat.

"[The relievers] did a great job. They really did," said Ibanez. "And I thought Nova pitched very well. We weren't able to get him any runs early on."

Nova didn't allow a hit until Nieuwenhuis reached out and poked a low fastball over the wall in the left field corner leading off the third for his seventh homer of the season and a 1-0 lead.

The Mets pushed their lead to 2-0 in the fourth after Scott Hairston reached on an error by Alex Rodriguez at third, moved up two bases on Quintanilla's double and scored on Thole's groundout.

After giving up a leadoff single to Derek Jeter in the first inning, Young retired 11 straight Yankees before allowing a two-out walk to Robinson Cano in the fourth. He pitched around Swisher's leadoff single in the fifth and got out of trouble in the sixth after Curtis Granderson walked and stole second.

Murphy doubled to lead off the sixth inning and Young chased Nova with a single to center for a 3-0 lead. Clay Rapada (2-0) got the final out and earned the win.

Game Notes

Mets first baseman Ike Davis was kept out of the lineup because of possible food poisoning. Davis hit a three-run homer during the Mets' five-run first inning on Friday night...The Yankees are 10-3 in the last 13 meetings with the Mets...Nova was trying to become the AL's first 10-game winner...Ibanez hit his 11th homer of the season but first since June 11...The Mets are 4-4 on a nine-game homestand.

Box Score:

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Preview: Game 72 - Yankees at Mets - Nova Looks for Win #10 vs Mets

New York Yankees (41-28) at New York Mets (39-32) 7:15 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
I. Nova (R) 13 9-2 4.326.06-03.476/17@WSHW7.2713-022.20.79
C. Young (R) 3 1-1 3.065.10-12.576/17CINL7.0921-117.23.06

Ivan Nova tries to become the American League's first 10- game winner this evening when the New York Yankees continue their three-game Subway Series against the Mets at Citi Field.

Nova won his fifth straight start on Sunday in Washington, as he held the Nationals to a run and seven hits over 7 2/3 innings to run his record to 9-2, while lowering his ERA to 4.32.

"He pitched well last year and he's just carried it over," Yankees captain Derek Jeter said. "He always has a lot of confidence. He threw strikes today. He's been pretty much doing this for a year and a half."

Only the Mets' R.A. Dickey (11), who will face the Yanks on Sunday, St. Louis' Lance Lynn (11) and Cole Hamels of Philadelphia have more wins than Nova.

"I think (it's) the work that I've been putting in, the focus," Nova said. "I've been working really, really hard to especially get my ground balls back, and today I made really good pitches. I got ground balls when I needed it."

Nova has faced the Mets twice and is 1-0 against them with a 3.09 ERA.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Recap : Game 72 - Angels at Mets - Niese get pounded

Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 7, NY Mets 3

Fueled by a three-run triple by Erick Aybar and seven scoreless innings from Tyler Chatwood, the Angels controlled the Mets for a 7-3 victory in the rubber match of their three-game series.

Chatwood (4-4) allowed four hits and walked four, but kept New York off the scoreboard and snapped a two-start losing streak thanks to his team's potent offense.

Vernon Wells went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI, while Jeff Mathis added a solo shot. Chatwood also singled in the sixth for his first career hit.

The Angels used the efforts to improve to 4-2 on their road trip, which continues with a three-game set against the Marlins starting Monday.

The Mets lost for the third time in four games after starter Jon Niese (6-6) gave up five runs -- four earned -- in four-plus innings.

Wells hit an RBI single in the first inning, and the Angels took control in the second with a two-out rally.

Happy Father's Day - Some Father's Day Mets Notes

Happy Father's Day!!

New York is 9-5 on Father’s Day since 1998.

The Mets beat the Angels, 8-0, on Father's Day, 2003 as Jose Reyes hit a grand slam for his first major league home run on June 15.

Mets Father's Day Starting Lineup - Angels at Mets - Game 72

Mets Father's Day Starting Lineup vs  Angels - Game 72 :

  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-3B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-1B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Thole-C
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Niese-LHP

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 72 - Angels at Mets (Happy Father's Day)

LA Angels of Anaheim (34-38) at New York Mets (35-36), 1:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: LA Angels - Tyler Chatwood (3-4, 4.20) New York - Jonathon Niese (6-5, 3.46)

Jonathon Niese tries to win his fourth straight decision when he takes the mound for the New York Mets Sunday in the finale of a three- game series against the Angels.

Over his last six starts, Niese hasn't given up more than two earned runs in any game. The lefty is unbeaten over his previous four outings and hasn't lost since May 24 against the Cubs. More impressive is his home stretch. At Citi Field, Niese hasn't tasted defeat in exactly two months, falling April 19 vs. Houston. Since that time, he's gone five starts (3-0) without getting a losing decision at home.

Niese takes another streak into this afternoon's game in that he's 2-0 with a 4.58 ERA in three career interleague starts.

Tyler Chatwood, the starter for Los Angeles, is going in the opposite direction of Niese. The right-hander has dropped his last two starts and is on a four-game winless stretch, but he's received hardly any run support recently. The Angels have been outscored 16-1 during his last three trips to the mound. In his most recent appearance, a 9-0 loss to Kansas City a week ago, Chatwood matched a season-high by allowing five earned runs.

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