Showing posts with label Game 76. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 76. Show all posts

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Recap: Game 76 - Natonals (6) at Mets (4) - Harvey Great, Bullpen Sucks


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Washington (40-39)«000010032682
N.Y. Mets (32-44)000120100490

W: T. Clippard (6-1) L: B. Parnell (5-4) S: D. Storen (2)
HR: WAS - I. Desmond (14)   NYM - None

Recap:

Ryan Zimmerman hit a three-run double to tie the game in the eighth inning and Ian Desmond drove in the winning run in the ninth to lead the Washington Nationals to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets in the opener of a three-game set.

Desmond also hit a solo home run while Kurt Suzuki added an RBI for the Nationals, who have won three of four.

Ross Detwiler gave up three runs -- two earned -- on six hits over five innings, while Tyler Clippard (6-1) earned the win for a scoreless inning of relief.

Josh Satin went 3-for-3 with two RBI and David Wright had two hits and a run scored for the Mets, who had won three of four coming in.

Matt Harvey tossed seven strong innings for the Mets, giving up just three hits and a run while striking out 11. Bobby Parnell (5-4) was tagged with the loss for giving up a pair of runs in the ninth inning.

Washington trailed by three runs to start the eighth and Roger Bernadina began the frame with a single off David Aardsma. After the next two batters were set down, Josh Edgin took the hill and gave up a double to Denard Span before Brandon Lyon came out to pitch.

After Anthony Rendon walked to load the bases, Zimmerman punched a double to the gap in left-center to clear the bags for a 4-4 game.

"When Zim comes to the plate in a situation like that you know he's got a really good chance at it," said Detwiler. "You know, he's got a better chance at it than just about anybody else so you feel really good about it."

Clippard pitched around a one-out walk in the bottom of the eighth, and the Nationals went ahead in the ninth.

Jayson Werth and Desmond began the inning with consecutive doubles against Parnell to grab the lead with Desmond's hit going to right field. Desmond took third on a Bernadina line out then scored for a 6-4 lead on a Suzuki sacrifice fly.

Drew Storen retired the Mets in order in the ninth for his second save of the season.

"It's baseball and it happens," said Harvey. "Those guys go out every single day and pitch their butt off. Today just happened to be one of those days."

The game stayed scoreless until the fourth inning when the Mets went on top as Wright led off with a double and Marlon Byrd followed with a grounder to short that saw Desmond's throw hit Byrd, with the ball rolling into the outfield and Wright coming home to score.

New York loaded the bases with just one out later in the frame, but Omar Quintanilla popped out and Harvey grounded out to end the inning.

Harvey carried a perfect game into the fifth inning and got the first two batters out, but Desmond drilled a pitch into the left field stands to end the bid.

Eric Young singled to start the fifth and stayed on first until Byrd doubled with two outs, scoring Young. Satin followed with a base hit to left for a 3-1 lead.

The Mets padded their lead in the seventh as Daniel Murphy singled to start the frame and later scored on a double to right-center by Satin for a 4-1 advantage.

Game Notes

The Mets batted 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base ... Each team has won three games in the season series ... Harvey has given up one run or less in 11 of his 17 starts this season.

Box Score:

Friday, June 28, 2013

Tonight's Mets Lineup vs Nationals - Game 76


What Time is it?  It's Harvey Time

Tonight's Mets Lineup vs Nationals - Game 76


  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. Juan Lagares CF
  8. Omar Quintanilla SS
  9. Matt Harvey P

Preview: Game 76 - Nationals at Mets - Detwiler vs Harvey


Washington Nationals (39-39) at New York Mets (32-43) 7:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
R. Detwiler (L) 11 2-6 4.185.11-33.666/23COLL3.2970-214.28.59
M. Harvey (R) 16 7-1 2.056.12-11.826/23@PHIW6.0202-120.01.80

Preview:


The New York Mets appear to have some momentum going after a lengthy but successful road trip and having Matt Harvey scheduled to pitch the opener of a week-long stay at home isn't too bad either.

The Mets and their young hurler take aim at a third straight victory on Friday in the opener of a three-game series with the Washington Nationals.

Harvey has won back-to-back outings following a five-start winless streak. He fanned 13 batters over seven innings to beat Atlanta on June 18, then held Philadelphia scoreless over six innings of an 8-0 triumph five days later. Harvey allowed two hits and a walk with strikeouts and did not return after a 20-minute rain delay despite having only thrown 72 pitches.

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

Harvey is 7-1 with a 2.05 earned run average in 16 starts this season and that includes a win at home over Washington on April 19. The 24-year-old logged seven innings of one-run, four-hit ball with seven strikeouts.

He also faced the Nationals once a season ago and took a tough-luck loss as he only gave up a run and fanned 10 in five innings of work.

A make-up contest with the Colorado Rockies on Thursday extended New York's road trip to 11 straight games, but the Mets made the extra trip pay off with a 3-2 victory thanks to some clutch hitting from Marlon Byrd.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 76 - Mets at Cubs - Mets Blow Out Cubs 17-1, Mets hit 4 HR's


Wrigley Field (Chicago, Ill.)

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N.Y. Mets (40-36) «10036601017160
Chi. Cubs (26-49)010000000190

W: J. Niese (6-3) L: J. Samardzija (5-7)

HR: NYM - D. Murphy (1),I. Davis (10),D. Murphy (2),S. Hairston (10)   CHC - None

Murphy Hits 2 HR's
Recap:
The wind was blowing out at Wrigley Field and the Mets took full advantage, clubbing the Cubs 17-1 and avoiding a three-game sweep.

Daniel Murphy hit his first two home runs since July 16, 2011 and Scott Hairston crushed his second career grand slam for the Mets, who snapped a season-high four-game losing streak.

"I thought in the last four games he's taken much better swings," Mets manager Terry Collins said regarding Murphy. "His balance has been better at the plate. You haven't seen that one-handed swing that he's been caught doing. You know he's going to break out. Murphy's way too good of a hitter."

Ike Davis picked up three extra-base hits and knocked in four runs and David Wright drove in five more.

Jonathan Niese (6-3) held the Cubs to one run on eight hits and a walk in seven innings. The left-hander also struck out six.

"I knew that he was going to pitch well," Collins said. "In the second inning, he was furious that he gave up the run. I thought the way he approached the game today was great."

After a stellar May in which he posted a 2.48 earned run average, Jeff Samardzija (5-7) has struggled mightily in June. Samardzija gave up nine runs in 4 1/3 innings. He allowed six hits and walked four. In his last four starts, the Notre Dame product has given up 25 runs in 18 1/3 innings.

"I'd be lying if I said I weren't concerned with the numbers and execution of pitches," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "It hasn't been too good for four or five starts now."

The Mets also touched up Casey Coleman for seven runs in 1 2/3 innings in relief.

"We weren't able to get a couple up in the wind and they were," Cubs outfielder Joe Mather said. "They took advantage of pitches that were over the plate and they didn't swing at the balls that weren't in the zone."

After the Cubs tied the game at one in the second inning, the Mets poured on three runs in the fourth and six runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

Davis doubled down the right-field line to score Lucas Duda and give the Mets a 2-1 lead in the fourth. Two batters later, Murphy ended his long home run drought with a fly ball to right.

Davis and Murphy took center stage in the Mets' six-run fifth inning. Wright smoked a two-run double and Davis lofted a three-run bomb to left-center field to make it 9-1. Murphy added a 10th run with his second homer of the day.

Wright's seeing-eye single up the middle drove in a pair in the sixth. After Duda walked to load the bases, Hairston delivered a grand slam to give the Mets a 16-1 lead.

Murphy knocked in his fourth run of the day on a fielder's choice in the eighth inning.

Ramon Ramirez pitched two scoreless frames in relief to close out the win.

Game Notes

The Cubs are 4-17 against left-handed starters this season...Coming into the game, Samardjiza was 3-2 with a 2.36 ERA at home...The Mets are 19-10 in day games this season...Niese is 4-0 with a 1.90 ERA during the day this year. In his last seven starts, Niese is 4-1 with a 2.35 ERA and five quality starts. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 11 of his 14 starts this year...Andres Torres who swiped his seventh base in the first inning, has a stolen a base in his last four games (five total).

Box Score:

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 76


Murphy batting 7th
Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 76:

  1. Andres Torres-CF
  2. Ruben Tejada-SS
  3. David Wright-3B
  4. Lucas Duda-RF
  5. Ike Davis-1B
  6. Scott Hairston-LF
  7. Daniel Murphy-2B
  8. Josh Thole-C
  9. Jon Niese-LHP

Preview: Game 76 - Mets at Cubs - Mets trying to prevent sweep in Wrigley


New York Mets (39-36) at Chicago Cubs (26-48) 2:20 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
J. Niese (L) 14 5-3 3.755.22-23.766/22NYYW6.1821-120.12.66
J. Samardzija (R) 14 5-6 4.345.13-22.366/22@ARIL5.0750-314.010.29

Preview:
It didn't take long for Anthony Rizzo's bat to have an impact for the Cubs.

The highly-regarded prospect will next try to led Chicago to its first sweep of the New York Mets in over eight years this afternoon in the finale of a three-game series.

The 22-year-old Rizzo was a sixth-round pick by Boston in 2007 and was dealt to the Padres in December of 2010 in a deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox. Rizzo hit just .141 with a homer, nine RBI and 46 strikeouts in 49 games with San Diego in 2011 before being traded to the Cubs in January.

Rizzo, regarded as the club's top prospect, was terrorizing the minors this year, batting .342 with a Pacific Coast League-leading 23 homers in 70 games with Iowa. He was recalled from the minors prior to last night's game, starting at first base while hitting third.

Rizzo went 2-for-4 and his RBI double in the fourth inning proved to be the difference in a 5-3 win, the Cubs' second straight following a four-game slide.

"It was awesome to have that," said Rizzo. "Being able to come into the clubhouse and contribute right away, it's a great feeling."

Chicago next tries to win three straight for the first time since May 28-30 and in doing so would record its first three-game sweep of New York since April 23-25, 2004 at Wrigley Field.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Recap : Game 76 - Mets at Rangers - Pelfrey gets roughed up in Texas


Final Score: Texas 8, NY Mets 1

Matt Harrison threw seven strong innings Friday, and Adrian Beltre and the Texas Rangers offense did the rest in an 8-1 victory over the New York Mets.

Harrison (6-6) snapped a two-decision losing streak, giving up one run on seven hits and a walk while striking out four.

Beltre hit a two-run homer to cap a three-run first inning and added a pair of doubles for the Rangers, who have won five of their last seven games. Michael Young and Josh Hamilton also hit two-run homers in the victory.

"I think that right now we are a better team than we were a few weeks ago," said Young. "We're a better team then we were a month ago and if we can keep that up we'll be in the hunt."

Ruben Tejada hit an RBI single in the fifth inning for New York, which started a six-game road trip against the AL with its fifth loss in eight games.

Before the game started, Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki took the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch 12 days after leading Dallas to its first-ever NBA title and winning the Finals MVP award.

Nowitzki, sporting a Rangers hat and jersey, and still wearing a small splint on his injured left middle finger, worked from the stretch and gunned a pitch that nearly sailed over the catcher.

He pulled his right sleeve up and flexed his biceps as he walked off the mound, waving to the receptive crowd.

It was, perhaps, a bit of good luck for the Rangers.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Tonight's Starting Lineups - Mets at Rangers - Game 76


Tonight's Starting Lineups: NY Mets at Texas - Game 76


NY Mets
PosPlayerHRRBIAVG
SSReyes, Jose331.338
3BTurner, Justin232.268
RFBeltran, Carlos1044.276
LFBay, Jason315.230
DHHairston, Scott39.258
CPaulino, Ronny18.322
CFPagan, Angel219.242
1BMurphy, Daniel423.290
2BTejada, Ruben011.272
PPelfrey, Mike (4-5, 4.70)
Texas
PosPlayerHRRBIAVG
2BKinsler, Ian825.236
SSAndrus, Elvis329.273
CFHamilton, Josh632.297
3BBeltre, Adrian1253.259
DHYoung, Michael447.314
RFCruz, Nelson1740.241
1BMoreland, Mitch1022.290
CTorrealba, Yorvit313.257
LFMurphy, David415.238
PHarrison, Matt (5-6, 3.16)

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 76 - Mets at Rangers


New York Mets (37-38) at Texas Rangers (40-36), 8:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: NY Mets - Mike Pelfrey (4-5, 4.70) Texas - Matt Harrison (5-6, 3.16)

Mike Pelfrey tries to follow up his first complete game of the season tonight when the New York Mets open a three-game interleague series against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Pelfrey went the distance to beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Saturday, holding them to a run and five hits, while striking out five without walking a batter.

"It doesn't happen much these days as it did in the past, but it's fun to go out there and finish what you start," said Pelfrey, who has never faced the Rangers.

The road, though, has given Pelfrey problems this season, as he is just 1-5 away from home this season with a 6.75 ERA in eight starts.

Pelfrey's road woes could continue tonight, as he faces a lethal Rangers' lineup that has given National League pitchers fits this season, especially Nelson Cruz and reigning AL MVP Josh Hamilton.

Cruz is batting .400 with two homers and six RBI in six interleague games this season, while Hamilton has hit .375 with two homers and eight RBI. He also has a 17-game interleague hitting streak at home.

The Rangers were denied a series sweep of Houston in heartbreaking fashion on Wednesday, as Neftali Feliz blew his fourth save of the season, surrendering four runs in the ninth in the 5-3 loss.

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