Showing posts with label Game 73. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 73. Show all posts

Friday, June 20, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 73 - Mets (1) at Marlins (0) - Wheeler tosses his first shutout


New York


W: Z. Wheeler (3-7) L: A. Heaney (0-1)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (6)   MIA - None


Zack Wheeler and the New York Mets got the best of Andrew Heaney during the Marlins prospect's major-league debut.

Wheeler tossed his first shutout and made David Wright's first-inning home run hold up in the Mets' 1-0 victory over Miami on Thursday night.

Wheeler (3-7) outdueled Heaney in the longest outing of the Mets starter's career.

New York, which won at St. Louis on Wednesday, has consecutive victories for the first time since a three-game streak from May 31-June 2. The Mets had dropped eight straight on the road before Wednesday.

Wheeler, the No. 6 pick in the 2009 draft, struck out eight. He allowed three hits and one walk, and 70 of his 111 pitches were strikes.

He pitched to only one batter over the minimum and was helped by three double plays.

The 24-year old right-hander lowered his ERA to 0.96 in four starts against the Marlins.

Heaney (0-1) gave up four hits in six innings, allowing only Wright's home run. The 23-year old lefty, the ninth pick in the 2012 draft, struck out three and walked one.

It was a battle between two young starters that could see a lot of each other in coming years in the NL East.

Heaney allowed an infield hit to Eric Young, Jr. to begin the game, but got Daniel Murphy to bounce into a double play. Wright then hit his sixth homer of the season off the sculpture in deep left-center field.

No one else got into scoring position against Heaney.

Bryan Morris relieved Heaney in the seventh and faced a bases loaded situation, but he got Wheeler to ground out and end the threat.

Wheeler, who made his much-anticipated debut a year and a day before Heaney, complimented his mound opponent.

Kevin Gregg pitched the ninth in his season debut with Miami. He earned 61 saves for the Marlins in 2007-08.

Reed Johnson singled in the ninth off Wheeler with two outs, but Rafael Furcal lined out to center to end the game. Wheeler threw a 95 mph fastball on his final pitch.


Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas, and OF Matt den Dekker was optioned to Las Vegas. ... Marlins slugger RF Giancarlo Stanton went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts after coming out of Wednesday's game because of a bruised left wrist. ... New York will send RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-0, 2.81) to the mound on Friday against Miami RHP Henderson Alvarez (3-3, 2.56).

Box Score:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tonight's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 73

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 73

1. Eric Young Jr. (S) LF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
5. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
6. Chris Young (R) CF
7. Taylor Teagarden (R) C
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Zack Wheeler (L) P

Preview: Game 73 - Mets at Marlins - Wheeler vs Heaney (MLB Debut)

Preview: Game 73
New York Mets (32-40) at Miami Marlins (36-35)

Probable Pitchers:
Zack Wheeler (2-7) 4.38 ERA vs Andrew Heaney (Major League Debut)
TV - SNY - Radio - 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10 PM


Miami is turning to another of its top prospects to hopefully give a boost to a struggling rotation.

Andrew Heaney makes his major league debut Thursday night as the Marlins open a four-game series with the visiting New York Mets.

Fernandez went 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA in eight starts through May 9 before needing Tommy John surgery as Miami's starting pitchers ranked seventh in the majors with a 3.22 ERA.

Marlins starters have posted a 4.93 ERA since Fernandez's injury, though, and have allowed at least four runs in seven of the last eight games to bring the rotation's ERA up to 4.04 -- the first time it's been above 4.00 since mid-April.

Miami (36-35) has dropped seven of nine overall after falling 6-1 to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, and it will see if Heaney can help the team snap out of its funk.

The left-hander is considered Miami's top prospect after being selected ninth in the 2012 draft out of Oklahoma State. He went 3-0 with a 2.74 ERA in four starts with Triple-A New Orleans this season after being promoted from Double-A.

Giancarlo Stanton has been the main catalyst for Miami's success to date, leading the NL with 20 homers and 57 RBIs. He bruised his left wrist chasing a ball against the fence in the first Wednesday, then homered in the bottom of the inning.

Stanton, who hasn't missed a game this season, had to leave in the sixth but he expects to be in the lineup for this contest.

Stanton scored on Marcell Ozuna's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth May 7 to give the Marlins a 1-0 victory and three-game home sweep of the Mets (32-40).

New York had dropped 11 of 14 before holding on for a 3-2 win over St. Louis on Wednesday. Eric Young had a pair of RBI doubles to help the Mets end an eight-game road losing streak.

Zack Wheeler (2-7, 4.38 ERA) will take the mound Thursday looking to snap out of a funk.

Wheeler has dropped his last two starts, giving up four runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings of a 6-4 loss at San Francisco on June 8 before having the same line through five innings of Saturday's 5-0 defeat to San Diego.

The right-hander went 1-1 with a 1.37 ERA over his previous three outings.

He's walked eight in two starts against the Marlins this season but has pitched well overall. Wheeler gave up one run and struck out 10 in six innings of New York's 4-3 walkoff win April 25 before allowing two hits and striking out seven in six scoreless innings of the Mets' loss May 7.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Recap: Game 73 - Mets (4) at White Sox (5) - White Sox win it in 9th

N.Y. Mets (30-43)200010001451
Chi. White Sox (32-42)«101020001571

W: A. Reed (3-0) L: L. Hawkins (2-1)
HR: NYM - A. Brown (3)   CHW - T. Flowers (7)


Alexei Ramirez delivered the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Chicago White Sox made up for an embarrassing late-inning error to defeat the New York Mets, 5-4, in the opener of a brief, two-game interleague series.

LaTroy Hawkins (2-1) took the loss for the Mets. Jeff Keppinger opened the final frame with a single, then advance to second on the reliever's fielding error on Gordon Beckham's sacrifice bunt. Tyler Flowers' fielder's choice ground out moved Keppinger to third and after the next batter fouled out, Ramirez ripped a liner off the chalk down the left-field line for the difference-maker.

The Mets trailed 4-3 in the top of the ninth after Chicago utilized a two-run fifth to take the lead off New York starter Zach Wheeler.

Facing Addison Reed (3-0), David Wright opened up the frame with a single and then stole second. Reed settled down and retired the next two batters via a strikeout and fly out, but things got interesting with Daniel Murphy at the plate.

Murphy appeared to end the Mets' hopes with an easy infield pop out in front of the mound, but Beckham and third baseman Conor Gillaspie botched the can of corn catch and tripped over each other, allowing the ball to fall and Wright to score to tie the game at 4-4.

Chicago starter Chris Sale, seeking to snap a career-worst four-start losing streak, quietly struck out 13 batters and allowed three runs on four hits over eight strong frames.

Wright finished with two stolen bases and two runs scored, while Andrew Brown hit a solo homer in the setback, New York's second in three outings.

Wheeler, making his second career start, lasted 5 1/3 frames, yielding four runs on four hits and three walks, but the costly fifth came back to bit the Mets as the White Sox took advantage of the young hurler's inconsistency.

With the game tied at 2-2 through four innings, Brown opened up the fifth with a blast to right, just his third homer of the season, to give New York a one- run advantage.

In the home half, Beckham singled and stole second, then Wheeler plunked Flowers and allowed both him and Beckham to advance one base on an errant wild pitch. Alejandro De Aza provided an RBI ground out to knot the game and Ramirez came through with a sacrifice fly to right, putting the hosts ahead 4-3.

Eric Young doubled to leadoff the contest and eventually stole third following Wright's walk with one down. Marlon Byrd's sacrifice fly made it 1-0 and, after Wright swiped second, Josh Satin's single scored the Mets' captain to make it 2-0 New York.

The White Sox chipped away in the second and fourth and tied the game.

In the second, De Aza singled, stole second and advanced to third on Ramirez's groundout. Alex Rios' groundout to third was deep enough to score De Aza to cut the deficit to 2-1. Flowers tied the game at the start of the third with a shot to center.

Game Notes

New York fell to 7-2 this year in interleague play ... Ramirez finished with two RBI ... It was Flowers' seventh homer of the season ... Sale finished with 110 pitches compared to Wheeler's 109.

Box Score:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs White Sox - Game 73

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs White Sox - Game 73:

  1. Eric Young LF
  2. Jordany Valdespin 2B
  3. David Wright 3B
  4. Marlon Byrd RF
  5. Josh Satin 1B
  6. John Buck C
  7. Andrew Brown DH
  8. Juan Lagares CF
  9. Omar Quintanilla SS
 Pitching - Zack Wheeler RHP

Preview: Game 73 - Mets at White Sox - Wheeler vs Sale

New York Mets (30-42) at Chicago White Sox (31-42) 8:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
Z. Wheeler (R) 1 1-0 0.006.01-00.006/18@ATLW6.0401-06.00.00
C. Sale (L) 13 5-6 2.696.23-12.136/19@MINL5.0840-320.13.54


The second of the New York Mets' most prized pitching prospects - 23-year-old righty Zack Wheeler - takes the mound for the second time in his career on Tuesday when the Mets visit U.S. Cellular Field for the opening half of a two-game interleague series with the Chicago White Sox.

A native of Smyrna, Ga., Wheeler was drafted sixth overall by the San Francisco Giants in 2009 and spent parts of three seasons in the organization before he headed to New York as part of the deal that sent Carlos Beltran to the Giants.

Wheeler was 12-10 in his initial two seasons in the minors, then went 12-8 in 2012 while splitting time between Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Buffalo.

He was 4-2 in 13 starts with Triple-A Las Vegas to open the 2013 season, then defeated the Atlanta Braves, 6-1, in his big-league debut with the Mets on June 18 in Atlanta.

Wheeler tossed six scoreless innings in that outing, walking five batters, allowing four hits and striking out seven.

He's opposed by 24-year-old lefty Chris Sale, who was the 13th overall pick of the 2010 draft and reached the majors with the White Sox later that season.

Sale spent 2011 in the bullpen and made 58 appearances with a 2.79 earned run average, then transitioned to starting in 2012 and won 17 games in 25 decisions while recording a 3.05 ERA in 192 innings.

Sale was 5-2 through his initial nine starts this season, but has since dropped four consecutive outings while the White Sox have managed just eight runs in support.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Recap: Game 73 - Yanks at Mets - Dickey Becomes Human, Mets Lose 6-5

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

N.Y. Yankees (43-28) «004010010673
N.Y. Mets (39-34)0010130005122

W: B. Logan (2-0) L: M. Batista (1-2)
S: R. Soriano (15)

HR: NYY - N. Swisher (11),R. Cano (16)   NYM - None

Robinson Cano's home run in the top of the eighth inning lifted the New York Yankees over the New York Mets, 6-5, in the rubber match of the Subway Series at Citi Field.

Nick Swisher added a three-run homer while Mark Teixeira brought home a pair of runs for the Yankees, who took the last two games of this series on the heels of a three-game losing streak.

Boone Logan (2-0) earned the win with 1 1/3 perfect innings in relief of CC Sabathia, who allowed five runs -- one earned -- on nine hits and two walks over 5 2/3 innings.

Rafael Soriano worked around a two-out single in the ninth to secure his 15th save of the season.

Miguel Batista (1-2) gave up Cano's game-deciding home run to take the loss for the Mets.

Mets starter R.A. Dickey had won his last six starts and was coming off consecutive one-hitters, but was touched for five runs on five hits and three walks over a five-inning start.

Andres Torres and Ruben Tejada had two RBI apiece in a losing effort.

Batista returned for his second inning of work in the eighth after the Mets rallied in the sixth to tie the game at 5-5, but Cano quickly put the Yankees back on top by hammering a changeup well over the wall in straightaway center field.

The Mets had a chance to answer in the bottom of the eighth when Torres singled off David Robertson with two outs, stole second and advanced to third on a balk, but Tejada's grounder to third ended the threat.

Soriano then entered for the ninth and opened the frame by winning a 10-pitch battle with David Wright, who swung through a low slider for the first out.

After pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy lined out to Cano, Lucas Duda pulled a base hit into right field. Soriano, though, induced a fly ball to right by Ike Davis to seal the victory for the Yankees.

The Mets stranded a pair of baserunners on third over the first two innings and the Yankees left the bases loaded in the second before the Yankees opened the scoring in the third.

After a pair of walks by Curtis Granderson and Cano around an Alex Rodriguez infield single filled the bags with one out, Teixeira lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to bring home Granderson.

The run snapped a string of 44 2/3 scoreless innings on the mound for Dickey, which is the second longest streak in Mets franchise history.

Swisher then made it a 4-0 game with a three-run home run over the right- center field wall.

The Mets answered with a run in the home third when Torres walked, advanced to third on Chris Stewart's throwing error on a steal attempt and came home on Tejada's sacrifice fly, but the Yankees got the run back in the fifth as Granderson was hit by a pitch to start the frame and later came home on a Teixeira fielder's choice to second.

Wright had an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning to make it a 5-2 game before the Mets fought back in the sixth to knot the game at five.

Justin Turner started the rally by reaching first with one out on a Cano fielding error. Ronny Cedeno followed with a base hit to center but was immediately erased on a fielder's choice off the bat of Josh Thole.

Pinch-hitter Vinny Rottino worked a walk to load the bases and Torres slapped a single just under the glove of Teixeira on the right side of the infield to plate Turner and Thole.

Cory Wade was the summoned out of the bullpen and Tejada greeted the reliever by lining Wade's third pitch to left, scoring Rottino.

Wright followed with a walk to load the bases again, but pinch-hitter Kirk Nieuwenhuis went down swinging to keep it a 5-5 game.

Game Notes

Dwight Gooden holds the Mets franchise record for scoreless innings with a stretch of 49 straight in 1985...Wright extended his hit streak to 14 games...The Yankees lead the all-time series between the teams, 119-82...The Yankees hit 3-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base...The Mets went 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10...Sabathia failed to pitch at least six innings for the first time this season.

Box Score:

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 73

Mets Starting Lineup vs Yankees - Game 73:
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Tejada-SS
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Hairston-LF
  5. Duda-RF
  6. Turner-1B
  7. Cedeno-2B
  8. Thole-C
  9. Dickey-RHP

Game Notes:

Ruben Tejada and Ramon Ramirez will both be activiated, the Mets tweeted from their official account.  

Jordany Valdespin has been demoted to Triple-A Buffalo. The Mets have put Frank Francisco on the 15 day DL.

Tejada has been on the disabled list since early May with an injured right quadriceps. Ramirez was on the DL with a strained right hamstring. The right-hander suffered the injury celebrating Johan Santana's no-hitter.

Tejada will start at shorstop on Sunday night against the Yankees and bat second.

Ike Davis, who missed Saturday's game due to a bout with food poisoning, remains out of the lineup.

Matchup Report: Mets Hitters vs CC Sabathia - Mets have hit him in limited action

New York Mets Career statistics vs. CC Sabathia
Ronny Cedeno14 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .071 .071 .071 .143
Ike Davis6 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Scott Hairston10 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .300 .300 .600
Omar Quintanilla2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Ruben Tejada3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Andres Torres11 5 2 1 0 1 1 1 .455 .500 .818 1.318
Justin Turner2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167
David Wright9 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .222 .222 .333 .556

The Mets have collectively have only had 57 AB's vs Sabathia. The Mets combined are batting .281 (16 for 57).  Some Mets that have hit Sabathia well are Ike Davis (.300), Hairston (.300), and Andres Torres (.455).

One big surprise is that Davis Wright's career numbers vs LHP Sabathia are pretty poor at (.222) because he pretty much owns left handed pitching (.343)

Matchup Report: Yanks Hitter vs RA Dickey - Dickey has to keep A-Rod in check

New York Yankees Career statistics vs. R.A. Dickey
Robinson Cano8 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .333 .375 .708
Francisco Cervelli3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Eric Chavez12 4 1 0 1 3 1 1 .333 .385 .667 1.051
Brett Gardner7 2 0 1 0 2 1 3 .286 .375 .571 .946
Curtis Granderson15 3 2 0 0 1 2 4 .200 .294 .333 .627
Raul Ibanez25 8 0 0 3 6 1 2 .320 .346 .680 1.026
Derek Jeter10 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .273 .200 .473
Russell Martin6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .167 .286 .333 .619
Jayson Nix1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ramiro Pena3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Alex Rodriguez13 6 2 0 0 1 0 2 .462 .462 .615 1.077
Nick Swisher10 1 0 0 0 2 1 4 .100 .250 .100 .350
Mark Teixeira11 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 .182 .182 .455 .636
Dewayne Wise3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Tonight has to be one of the most anticipated pitching matchups. The Red Hot RA Dickey will face the NY Yanks. The Yanks have not hit terribly against Dickey. They have modestly batted .260 against him, with 5 HR's and 17 RBI's...The Yanks Dickey has to look out for are Alex Rodriguez (.462), Eric Chavez (.333), and Raul Ibanez (.320)....The rest have pretty much batted under .200 off the knuckle-baller.

Let's Go Mets! - Dickey Continue the Roll.......

Preview: Game 73 - Yankees at Mets - CC Sabathia vs RA Dickey

New York Yankees (42-28) at New York Mets (39-33) 8:00 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Sabathia (L) 14 9-3 3.556.15-14.586/18ATLW9.0722-123.03.13
R. Dickey (R) 14 11-1 2.006.06-01.206/18BALW9.0103-025.10.00

R.A. Dickey tries to continue his amazing run this evening when the New York Mets close the 2012 edition of the Subway Series against the Yankees at Citi Field.

"For me, it's another game on the schedule," Dickey said. "I think that helps me put it in perspective. It's one of three games that we have to play in this series against a good team. I think it's been built up to some kind of crescendo, but I will attack it no differently."

Dickey has been magnificent for the Mets this season and on Monday became the first major leaguer to throw five straight games with no earned runs and at least eight strikeouts in each, while becoming the third pitcher since 1945 to hurl back-to-back one-hitters, joining Sam McDowell (1966) and Dave Stieb (1988).

After holding the Tampa Bay Rays to just one hit on June 13, the 37-year-old knuckelballer allowed one hit and struck out a career-high 13 to beat the Baltimore Orioles on Monday to win his sixth straight start, ninth consecutive decision and improved to 11-1 on the year, while lowering his ERA to 2.00.

Dickey is also the first NL pitcher to toss consecutive one hitters since the Boston Braves' Jim Tobin in 1944.

"I'm going to leave it to you guys to explain it," Dickey said. "I'm just going to try to be in the moment with it. I don't really feel much more confident than I did the last couple years. I've always felt like I have a pretty good knuckleball. I worked hard to do that."

Over his last six starts Dickey has pitched to a 0.18 ERA and is 42 2/3 straight innings without allowing an earned run are the most by a Mets pitcher since Dwight Gooden went 49 innings without giving up one in 1985.

"A lot of people haven't seen R.A. Dickey do what he's doing right now," Mets manager Terry Collins said on Saturday. "I just hope tomorrow night he's as effective as he has been, because it'll be fun to watch for the person that's heard about him but never seen him pitch."

Dickey has faced the Yankees nine times (3 starts) and is 3-1 against them with a 2.30 ERA.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Recap : Game 73 - A's at Mets - Dillon Gee's Streak Ends

Final Score: Oakland 7, NY Mets 3

Dillon Gee won his first seven decisions this season and allowed a total of one run over his last three starts. Six walks did in the rookie on Tuesday.

Conor Jackson knocked in two runs and Jemile Weeks scored three times, as the Athletics handed a wild Gee his first loss of the season in a 7-3 triumph over the New York Mets.

Cliff Pennington had an RBI and scored twice in Oakland's sixth straight victory, its longest winning streak since taking seven in a row, September 14-20, 2009. Ryan Sweeney had four hits, including and RBI single.

Gee (7-1) suffered his first defeat in 13 games (11 starts) in 2011 and lasted just four innings, allowing three hits and four runs. The right-hander's seven straight winning decisions equaled the club record for rookies, but he threw more than half of his pitches (45-of-87) for balls in New York's fourth loss in five games.

"That's certainly not the guy we know," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "This is a game of adjustments. You have to adjust every day, every night, every inning, and I don't think we made any adjustments tonight. The sinker wasn't working, it was off the plate, whatever it was. You have to adjust. If that means you have to throw it down the middle, then you have to throw it down the middle."

Josh Outman (3-1) gave up four hits and one earned run over six innings for the Athletics, whose winning streak follows a stretch where they lost 13 of 14 and fired manager Bob Geren.

"We think some things are going to start going our way and they have," Outman said. "We're getting some hits falling here and there we weren't getting before. I think Gee threw a better game than he got credit for. It's nice to come out and beat a guy who has had a great season thus far."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs A's - Game 73

Mets Starting Lineup vs A's - Game 73:
  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. Gee-RHP

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 73 - A's at Mets

Oakland Athletics (33-40) at New York Mets (35-37), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Oakland - Josh Outman (2-1, 3.14) New York Mets - Dillon Gee (7-0, 2.86)

Rain has been the only thing to slow down Dillon Gee since he was put into the New York Mets' rotation. The young starter looks to keep his undefeated record intact this evening, when he faces the Oakland Athletics in the first of three straight games between the clubs at Citi Field.

Gee is a perfect 7-0 with a 2.86 earned run average in 13 games, including 10 starts, this year. He had won five straight outings prior to Wednesday's game in Atlanta, when the 25-year-old was charged with just one hit and two walks while striking out five over four scoreless innings. However, a one hour and 11-minute rain delay cut his outing short and kept him without a decision.

Still, New York went on to notch a 4-0 victory, its eighth in row when Gee starts.

"It's almost unfortunate. He should have got the win," reliever D.J. Carrasco said about Gee. "He went out there and was carving those guys up."

Gee is 4-0 with a 1.77 ERA in seven games at home this season.

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