Showing posts with label Game 74. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 74. Show all posts

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Recap: Game 74 - Mets (2) at Marlins (3) - Marlins Edge Mets


New York


W: H. Alvarez (4-3) L: D. Matsuzaka (3-1) S: S. Cishek (17)
HR: NYM - None   MIA - None


Marcell Ozuna's second outfield assist in as many innings was the final out of the game, securing a 3-2 win for the Miami Marlins over the New York Mets in the second installment of a four-game set on Friday.

The Marlins led 3-0 through seven innings but might have allowed the Mets to tie the game or jump in front had it not been for the strong right arm of Ozuna out in left field.

David Wright, who homered to provide the only run in New York's 1-0 win on Thursday, laced an RBI single to center to put the Mets on the board in the eighth inning against Kevin Gregg. Then, with the bases loaded and Mike Dunn on the mound, Eric Campbell smoked a single to left. Curtis Granderson scored easily, but Ozuna was able to fire home in time to get Wright to keep the Marlins in front.

Steve Cishek served up a leadoff double to pinch-hitter Kirk Nieuwenhuis in the ninth inning. A sacrifice bunt moved him to third, and Chris Young launched a fly ball to left. Ozuna backtracked and made the catch before unleashing a dart to Jarrod Saltalamacchia in time to tag Nieuwenhuis and end the game.

Henderson Alvarez (4-3) tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings for the Marlins, scattering seven hits and striking out five to help them snap a brief two-game slide. Cishek picked up his 17th save.

Alvarez has dominated at Marlins Park of late, yielding just two runs in 38 1/3 innings over his last five starts at home. He has also owned the Mets, improving to 4-0 in his last five starts against New York.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-1) pitched well, yielding just a run on six hits over 5 1/3 frames, but took his first loss of the season.

Rafael Furcal led off the home half of the first with a triple off the wall in right field. Adeiny Hechavarria plated him, grounding out to second, for an early 1-0 lead.

Miami threatened again in the fourth inning. Garrett Jones came up with a runner on second and one out and belted a hanging breaking ball that appeared to glance off the foul pole in right field. The play was ruled a home run on the field but after a review, umpires overturned the call and said Jones' ball went foul. He later grounded out, and Saltalamacchia was stranded on third when Marcell Ozuna struck out.

The Marlins tacked on two more crucial insurance runs in the seventh. Jake Marisnick scored the first run all by himself, singling, stealing second and third and scoring when catcher Anthony Recker's throw to third sailed past Wright and into left field. Justin Bour, who walked with Marisnick on second, advanced to third base on Furcal's groundout and scored on Hechavarria's double.

Game Notes

Miami has won Alvarez's last seven starts, though he is just 2-0 in that span ... The Marlins finished 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position ... Saltalamacchia went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles ... The Mets have scored just 13 runs in their last seven games (3-4) ... Wright and Daniel Murphy had two hits apiece for the Mets, who outhit Miami 11-8.

Box Score:

Friday, June 20, 2014

Tonight's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 74

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 74

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

Preview: Game 74 - Mets at Marlins - Matsuzaka vs Alvarez

Preview: Game 74
New York Mets (33-40) at Miami Marlins (36-36)

Pitching Probables:
Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-0) 2.81 ERA vs Henderson Alvarez (3-3) 2.56 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10 PM


The New York Mets haven't generated much offense lately, but they haven't needed much while getting back-to-back gems from their starting pitchers.

They're hoping for another strong performance Friday night against the Miami Marlins, though they'll be up against Henderson Alvarez, who has been strong in his own right lately.

New York (33-40) has scored 11 runs in its last six games and just four in back-to-back victories. The Mets had lost five in a row at Miami before Thursday's 1-0 victory behind Zach Wheeler's three-hit shutout. They were a night removed from Bartolo Colon yielding one run over eight innings in a 3-2 win at St. Louis.

David Wright accounted for the lone run with a first-inning homer off Andrew Heaney, who was making his big league debut. Wright had gone 18 straight games without a home run before hitting two in his last three games.

Miami (36-36) hasn't been lighting up the scoreboard either after a 1-0 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday. The Marlins were tied with Atlanta for first place after June 5, but have since gone 4-8.

The Marlins are hoping for a dominant outing of their own Friday from Alvarez (3-3, 2.56 ERA). Miami has won each of his last six starts, though he's just 1-0 in that span despite a 1.60 ERA.

Alvarez has yielded only two runs over 32 innings in his last four home starts, a stretch that started with a six-hit shutout of the Mets on May 6. He also gave up two runs over six innings in a 4-3 loss at New York on April 25, though he didn't factor into the decision.

He's 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA in his last four against New York since allowing six runs and nine hits in his first matchup on May 20, 2012. Wright is 5 for 13 against him.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-0, 2.81) takes the mound for New York, hoping to go much deeper than his last start when he was bothered by a severely upset stomach. He threw just one inning Sunday against San Diego, allowing no runs, but also logged a scoreless inning of relief in Tuesday's loss at St. Louis.

Matsuzaka failed to retire any of the five batters he faced while blowing a save opportunity in a 4-3 defeat in Miami on May 5.

Giancarlo Stanton rejoined the Marlins' lineup after exiting Wednesday's defeat with a bruised left wrist. The NL leader in home runs with 20, Stanton had gone deep three times in six games before going 0 for 3 and striking out twice Thursday.

Curtis Granderson, who is batting .160 in seven games versus Miami this season, is 3 for 19 against Alvarez with six strikeouts.

These teams have combined for just 26 runs in their last seven meetings at Marlins Park.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 74 - Mets (3) at White Sox (0) - Marcum throws eight scoreless in his first win

N.Y. Mets (31-43) «000030000370
Chi. White Sox (32-43)000000000041

W: S. Marcum (1-9) L: J. Danks (1-5) S: B. Parnell (13)
HR: NYM - None   CHW - None


Shaun Marcum threw eight shutout innings and earned his first win of the 2013 season, as the New York Mets blanked the Chicago White Sox, 3-0, in the second and final contest of a two-game set at U.S. Cellular Field.

The 31-year-old Marcum (1-9), who signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Mets this offseason, allowed just four hits and two walks in his outing, and avoided being the first Mets pitcher to start a season 0-10 since Anthony Young in 1993.

"It's huge," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "Everybody's got pride in the big leagues. Nobody likes to look at a zero in the win column. He knows and we know that doesn't belong there. I think this is a big kickstart for Shaun."

Eric Young went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Juan Lagares also drove in one run in the victory.

Chicago starter John Danks (1-5) gave up all three runs -- one earned -- on seven hits while striking out seven over 7 1/3 innings.

"I wish we knew what we could do differently," said Danks. "Each night, it's something different. We're good enought to compete ... but we just haven't done enough to compete as a group. We're way too talented to be where we are right now."

Neither team mustered much offense through the first four innings, combining for three hits.

The Mets opened up the scoring in the fifth. Josh Satin hit a leadoff single and Andrew Brown singled to left-center field two batters later. Both runners scored after Lagares hit a line drive towards Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez, who was unable to make a grab.

Lagares advanced to third after a ground out by Omar Quintanilla and scored on Young's infield single.

Marcum gave up a single in the fifth and sixth innings, but that would be it for Chicago's offense, as he retired the final seven batters.

Bobby Parnell pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the Mets to notch his 13th save.

Game Notes

Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base ... Chicago reliever Nate Jones threw 1 2/3 innings of relief. He has allowed one earned run in 13 innings over his last 10 appearances ... The White Sox have scored one run or fewer in five of Danks' seven starts ... David Wright went 0-for-4, ending a seven-game hitting streak ... Parnell has given up just one hit in his last six outings.

Box Score:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs White Sox - Game 74

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs White Sox - Game 74:

  1. Eric Young LF
  2. Daniel Murphy 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

(Shaun Marcum RHP)

Preview: Game 74 - Mets at White Sox - Marcum vs Danks

New York Mets (30-43) at Chicago White Sox (32-42) 8:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
S. Marcum (R) 9 0-9 5.765.20-46.006/19@ATLL4.2650-318.15.89
J. Danks (L) 6 1-4 5.406.01-02.576/20@MINL5.01261-219.05.21


New York right-hander Shaun Marcum will try to avoid the ignominy of an 0-10 start on Wednesday night when the Mets visit the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field for the finale of a two-game series.

A seven-game winner with the Milwaukee Brewers last season and a 13-game winner in 2011, Marcum is winless in his initial 11 outings since coming to the Mets as a free agent in the offseason.

He's allowed a .281 opposition batting average and posted a bloated 5.76 earned run average across 59 1/3 innings, though the latter number has dropped nearly a run since a May loss in St. Louis.

The 31-year-old was a 5-3 loser at Atlanta in his most recent outing on June 19 after allowing five runs in 4 2/3 innings with six strikeouts.

The Mets have won just twice in the 11 games he's pitched, though Marcum is 3-0 in five career meetings with the White Sox.

For the White Sox, veteran lefty John Danks makes his initial career start against the Mets in his 166th big-league outing.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Recap: Game 74 - Mets at Cubs - Mets get embarrassed in Chicago, 6-1

Wrigley Field (Chicago, Ill.)

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Chi. Cubs (25-48) «00020040x671

W: T. Wood (2-3) L: J. Santana (5-4)
HR: NYM - I. Davis (9)   CHC - J. Mather (4)

Travis Wood pitched seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs downed the New York Mets, 6-1, to open a three-game series.

Wood (2-3) gave up five hits and a walk with six strikeouts to win his second straight start for the Cubs, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Joe Mather hit a two-run home run in the win.

Johan Santana (5-4) gave up two runs on five hits with three walks and six strikeouts over six innings for the Mets, who have lost three straight.

The game stayed scoreless until the fourth inning when the Cubs went on top. With two outs, Geovany Soto kept the inning alive with a walk and Mather followed with his fourth home run of the season.

The seventh inning saw the Cubs take advantage of three New York errors. Adrian Cardenas started the inning with a pop up in front of the catcher. David Wright came in to make the play, but fumbled the catch and Cardenas made it to third. After Reed Johnson struck out, Darwin Barney followed with a short fly to right field that saw three Mets converge on the ball. Lucas Duda tried to make the catch, but it hit off his leg and Barney reached third base as Cardenas scored.

Next up was Starlin Castro, who hit a chopper to second and the ball hit off the glove of Ronny Cedeno and went into the outfield, scoring Barney. After Alfonso Soriano walked, Ramon Ramirez took the mound and gave up a run-scoring single to Jeff Baker followed by Soto's RBI groundout for a 6-0 lead.

Ike Davis broke up the shutout bid in the ninth with two outs when he clubbed his ninth homer of the year off of James Russell.

Game Notes

Chicago took four of six from New York last season...The Mets went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven on base...Wood is 1-0 in two games against the Mets...Santana fell to 3-1 in seven games against the Cubs.

Box Score:

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 74

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs. Cubs - Game 74:
  1. Torres-CF
  2. Tejada-SS
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Hairston-LF
  5. Duda-RF
  6. Cedeno-2B
  7. Davis-1B
  8. Nickeas-C
  9. Santana-P

Preview: Game 74 - Mets at Cubs - Santana in Wrigley Field

New York Mets (39-34) at Chicago Cubs (24-48) 8:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Santana (L) 14 5-3 3.006.11-26.376/19BALW6.0402-116.05.63
T. Wood (L) 7 1-3 4.145.20-16.116/19@CHWW6.0411-117.23.57

It wasn't a no-hitter, but Johan Santana's scoreless outing last week calmed some fears that he might have emptied the tank during his milestone start at the beginning of the month.

Santana hopes to keep heading in the right direction tonight with a third straight win as the New York Mets open up a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs.

The left-handed Santana is 4-1 over his last five starts with three scoreless outings over that period. That of course includes the first no-hitter in Mets history, which Santana threw on June 1 versus the Cardinals.

The former Cy Young winner allowed 10 runs over 10 innings over his next two starts, taking a loss to the Yankees while escaping with a win over the Rays, but returned to form on Tuesday with six scoreless frames to best the Orioles. The 33-year-old allowed four hits and two walks while striking out five to improve to 5-3 with a 3.00 earned run average in 14 starts this year.

"That no-hitter took it out of him," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Santana. "I'm not sure the adrenaline didn't wipe him out for a week but I thought he was much sharper today."

Santana has posted a 1.16 ERA in eight starts at home, but has struggled to a 1-2 mark and 6.37 ERA in six on the road. He could put those issues to rest for an outing tonight given that he is 3-0 with a 1.65 ERA in six career meetings with the Cubs. That includes three starts and a total of just five earned runs allowed over 27 1/3 innings of work.

Opposing Santana will be Travis Wood, who looks to build off his first victory in a Cubs uniform.

The 25-year-old pitched six innings at the White Sox on Tuesday and yielded a run on four hits and four walks while striking out five. That was good enough to earn a 2-1 decision and outduel the ChiSox's Jake Peavy.

Wood, who earned his first win since Aug. 19 of last year while with the Reds, is 1-3 with a 4.14 ERA in seven starts, but is pitching to a 2.66 ERA in four road appearances.

The 25-year-old will face the Mets for the first time since his second big- league start on July 5, 2010. He did not get a decision on that day, charged with five runs -- three earned -- on six hits over 4 2/3 frames.

New York will try to avoid a third straight loss this evening after dropping the final two games of its series with the Yankees. The Mets, who had won four straight before the setbacks, were handed a 6-5 setback in last night's rubber match.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Recap: Game 74 - Turner Takes One for the Team in Win

Final Score: NY Mets 3, Oakland 2 (13 innings)

A game delayed by rain that never really came ended with a breaking ball that grazed Justin Turner's shirt.

After walking Jose Reyes intentionally to load the bases in the 13th inning, Brad Ziegler clipped Turner with a slider, forcing in the winning run, as the New York Mets slipped past Oakland, 3-2, at Citi Field.

"I don't mind taking one, not in that situation. I'll stay in there and stand my ground," Turner said. "Unless it's at my face or around my ankle, I'll stay in there and take a bruise."

The game was delayed one hour, three minutes as the tarp was on the field with expected heavy storms that never really materialized.

Then a pitchers' duel broke out between R.A. Dickey and Gio Gonzalez. Each pitched well enough to win, and Dickey would have if not for Conor Jackson, who singled home the tying run in the top of the ninth. Oakland saw its six- game winning streak come to an end.

Ziegler (2-1) was saddled with the loss, while Bobby Parnell (2-1) picked up the victory with a scoreless frame. The Mets have split their last four games.

"I know the pitch was inside, it got away from me," Ziegler said. "It's just not how you want to end the game. If I'm going to lose I'd rather be beaten with a base hit."

The Mets used three consecutive hits to take the lead in the second. Scott Hairston doubled in front of Ronny Paulino's single. Lucas Duda then drilled one of Gonzalez's few mistakes, driving a fastball that ran back over the plate into right for a run-scoring single.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs A's - Game 74

Hairston is in vs the lefty Gonzalez
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs  A's - Game 74:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-3B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Bay-LF
  5. Hairston-CF
  6. Paulino-C
  7. Duda-1B
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Dickey-RHP

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 74 - A's at Mets

Oakland Athletics (34-40) at New York Mets (35-38), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Oakland - Gio Gonzalez (6-5, 2.69) New York Mets - R.A. Dickey (3-7, 4.00)

Starting pitching has been the key to Oakland's current six-game winning streak and even a bout with the flu wasn't able to slow down Gio Gonzalez over this run.

The Athletics have to be excited about the chance a healthy Gonzalez gives them tonight as they go for a series victory against the New York Mets in the middle portion of a three-game set at Citi Field.

Oakland's starters are 5-0 with a 1.17 earned run average over the club's current win streak, its longest since a seven-game run from Sept. 14-20, 2009. Josh Outman extended the burst last night, yielding just 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 and replaced him with Bob Melvin.

During Oakland's 1-13 stretch, the starters went 0-11 with a 7.30 ERA.

Conversely, starter Dillon Gee contributed mightily to the Mets downfall last night. He walked a career-high six batters to suffer his first loss of the season (7-1) and become Oakland's latest victim as it looks to get back into the race in the American League West.

"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."

Gee lasted just four innings and was charged with four runs on only three hits. He threw just 42 of his 87 pitches for strikes as the Mets lost for the fourth time in five games.

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