Showing posts with label Game 77. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 77. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 77 - A's (1) at Mets (10) - Mets Four HR's, Colon Stellar for Win



New York

W: B. Colon (8-5) L: S. Kazmir (9-3)
HR: OAK - None   NYM - C. Granderson (10),C. Young (5),T. d'Arnaud (4),C. Young (6)


Chris Young slammed a pair of solo home runs and scored three times, as the Mets routed Oakland by a 10-1 count in the opener of a two-game interleague set on Tuesday.

Travis d'Arnaud clubbed a three-run shot, while Curtis Granderson added a two- run blast and drove in three for the Mets, winners in three straight games.

Bartolo Colon (8-5) scattered four hits and one run while striking out eight over eight strong innings against the team he pitched for the previous two seasons.

Yoenis Cespedes knocked in the lone run for the Athletics, who have lost two in a row following a five-game win streak.

Scott Kazmir (9-3) was punctured for eight hits and seven runs over just three full frames in defeat.

New York went ahead to stay by denting Kazmir for seven runs combined in the second and third frames.

In the former, Eric Campbell hit a leadoff double and scored on Granderson's homer to right which put the hosts up 2-1. Young followed with his first round-tripper of the evening, a shot to left which provided a two-run cushion.

Daniel Murphy started the latter with a leadoff single, moved to third on a David Wright double and later crossed home on a Granderson groundout. Young then walked and d'Arnaud deposited a Kazmir offering over the wall in left for a 7-1 contest.

For the 25-year-old backstop, it was his first homer since May 12 against the Yankees and a much-needed boost to his confidence, which was shaken before a 16-game stint in Las Vegas.

Young stroked a two-out solo homer in the fifth off Jim Johnson, then the Mets struck twice more in the home sixth thanks to Murphy's RBI single and Wright's run-scoring groundout.

Colon surrendered his lone run in the first, with Brandon Moss hitting a two- out single and scoring on a Cespedes double.

The 41-year-old did not allow a runner beyond first base for the remainder of his outing, setting down the final 10 batters after a two-out hit from Coco Crisp in the fifth.

Game Notes

Colon improved to 6-0 in his last eight starts, and hasn't lost since May 6 in Miami ... Prior to the contest, the Mets recalled d'Arnaud from Triple-A Las Vegas and placed catcher Taylor Teagarden on the 15-day disabled list ... Before the game, the A's activated outfielder Josh Reddick from the 15-day disabled list and placed infielder Kyle Blanks on the 15-day DL.

Box Score:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tuesday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs A's - Game 77

Tuesday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs A's - Game 77

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. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

Preview: Game 77 - A's at Mets - Kazmir vs Colon

Preview: Game 77
Oakland A's (47-29) at New York Mets (35-41)

Probable Pitchers:
Scott Kazmir (9-2, 2.08 ERA) vs Bartolo Colon (7-5, 3.88 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:10 PM


The Mets will host the First Place Oakland A's at Citi Field on Tuesday Night.

The A's (47-29) are looking to bounce back after a five-game win streak was snapped with Sunday's 7-6, 10-inning loss to Boston. Oakland rallied for three runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth but couldn't complete the comeback.

An All-Star in 2006 and '08, Kazmir was pitching in the independent league just two years ago, but is now among the major league leaders in ERA and WHIP (0.95). He has posted an 0.90 ERA while yielding just 11 hits in winning his last three starts, and is 4-0 with a 1.27 ERA in his last five.

The left-hander allowed two runs and four hits while striking out eight and walking none in seven innings of 4-2 win over the Red Sox on Thursday.

Oakland, which travels to Miami after this two-game set, is a major league-best 16-7 in interleague games since the start of last season, and Kazmir also excels against the NL. He owns a 19-inning scoreless streak in interleague play dating to last season, which includes striking out 12 in six innings to beat the Mets on Sept. 6 while with Cleveland.

Colon (7-5, 3.88) signed as a free agent with New York (35-41) a week after the Kazmir signing, and is starting to regain the All-Star form he showed last season after a sluggish start.

The 41-year-old right-hander is 5-0 with a 1.66 ERA in his last six starts after going 2-5 with a 5.84 ERA in his first eight. He allowed a run and four hits over eight innings in Wednesday's 3-2 win at St. Louis.

Colon, who went 28-15 with a 2.99 ERA in his two seasons with the A's to help them win consecutive division titles, is 8-6 with a 3.55 ERA in 18 starts against Oakland.

He'll face a lineup that averages an AL-best 5.1 runs and is the only team in baseball that has three players with at least 50 RBIs -- Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss and Yoenis Cespedes.

Catcher Derek Norris leads all regulars with a .302 average, but his status is uncertain after he was hit in the side of the head by a bat on a follow-through swing Sunday.

The Mets have one of baseball's worst offenses, averaging 3.9 runs while batting .235, but pounded out 17 hits in Sunday's 11-5 win over Miami. It marked their fourth victory in five games following a 3-11 slump.

The Mets have won six of seven against Oakland, last meeting in 2011.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 77 - Nationals (1) at Mets (5) - Gee Solid for six, Mets scratch out 5 runs...

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N.Y. Mets (33-44)«00012200x590

W: D. Gee (6-7) L: T. Jordan (0-1)
HR: WAS - None   NYM - None


Dillon Gee tossed six solid innings, Daniel Murphy and Marlon Byrd each scored twice and the Mets tallied all their runs in the middle innings to take a 5-1 victory from the Washington Nationals.

The Mets lost the opener of this three-game series on Friday after the bullpen spoiled another dominant outing from Matt Harvey, but received three scoreless innings of relief Saturday to finish off Gee's fourth win in six decisions.

After getting rocked in his last start, Gee (6-7) limited the Nationals to six hits and three walks. He was charged with one run and struck out four to improved to 6-1 in nine career starts against the Nationals.

Murphy had three hits, while Byrd and John Buck each knocked in a run. Eric Young Jr. and Kirk Nieuwenhuis each had a sacrifice fly in the victory.

In his major league debut, Taylor Jordan (0-1) became the culprit of three errors by the Nationals' defense. He was charged with three runs -- one earned -- on five hits and two walks over 4 1/3 innings.

"He battled out of a tough situation, he pitched good," said Washington manager Davey Johnson.

Kurt Suzuki had three of Washington's seven hits and knocked in his team's only run.

Roger Bernadina just missed a home run in the fourth when his two-out shot into right knocked off the top of the wall for a double. The Nationals still went on to score, however, and took the lead on Suzuki's soft liner into left.

An error from Ryan Zimmerman preceded a walk to Josh Satin in the bottom half, putting Jordan in his first jam. Buck tied the score at 1-1 with a one-out single into left, but New York later left the bases loaded.

More poor defense from the Nationals ensued in the fifth with Murphy on second base. Zimmerman botched a grounder from Byrd, with it kicking off his glove into shallow left. Shortstop Ian Desmond tried to get Murphy going to third, but his throw sailed wide of the bag and Murphy scored easily.

Jordan's day came to an end after a single from Satin put runners at the corners. Craig Stammen took the hill and promptly served up a sac fly to Nieuwenhuis to push New York's lead to 3-1.

Scoring for the third straight inning, the Mets produced two more runs in the sixth. Omar Quintanilla led off with a double and later scored on Young's sac fly. Murphy then tripled and Byrd knocked him in to open up a 5-1 lead.

Gee forced a double-play in each of his last two innings before Carlos Torres took the mound and fired two scoreless frames. LaTroy Hawkins pitched the ninth and got Suzuki to ground into a game-ending double play.

Game Notes

Young extended his hitting streak to eight games ... New York improved to 15-22 against the NL East this season ... The Mets extended a franchise record to 28 consecutive home game without scoring more than five runs ... The Nationals have lost 14 of their last 21 road games ... Zimmerman walked three times ... Jordan went 9-1 in the minor leagues this season before his call up from Double-A Harrisburg.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 77

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Nationals - Game 77

  1. Eric Young Jr., LF
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Marlon Byrd, RF
  5. Josh Satin, 1B
  6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF
  7. John Buck, C
  8. Omar Quintanilla, SS
  9. Dillon Gee, RHP

Preview: Game 77 - Nationals at Mets - Jordan vs Gee

Washington Nationals (40-39) at New York Mets (32-44) 1:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
T. Jordan (R) 0 0-0 0.000.00-00.003/27--ND0.0000-00.00.00
D. Gee (R) 15 5-7 4.825.22-33.126/22@PHIND5.0851-120.03.60


Washington right-hander Taylor Jordan makes his major league debut this afternoon when the Nationals resume their three-game series against the New York Mets.

The Nationals optioned first baseman Chris Marrero to Triple-A Syracuse to make room for Jordan, who is a combined 9-1 with a 1.00 ERA in 14 starts between Single-A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg. The 24-year-old was 7-0 at the Double-A level.

Dillon Gee will try to bounce back from a rough start. Good thing for the Mets the right-hander will be facing the Nationals.

Gee was charged with eight hits and six runs -- five earned -- over five innings of a no-decision against the Phillies a week ago. He gave up three homers, including two to Ryan Howard.

He has shined, though, in his career against the Nationals with a 5-1 mark and a 2.70 ERA. That includes a stellar 2-0 record with a 0.71 ERA in two games this season. Gee has given up 12 hits and a run over 12 2/3 innings versus Washington in 2013. He beat the Nats at Citi Field on April 21 and tossed seven frames in a triumph at Nationals Park on June 5.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 77 - Mets at Dodgers - Torres Helps Mets sneak by Dodgers 3-2

Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, CA)

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W: C. Young (2-1) L: C. Capuano (9-3)
S: B. Parnell (1)

HR: NYM - D. Wright (9)   LAD - None

Andres Torres drove in the winner in the fifth as the New York Mets edged the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, in the opener of a four-game set.

David Wright went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two RBI while Ruben Tejada and Mike Nickeas each scored a run for the Mets, who have won two straight following a four-game losing streak. Chris Young (2-1) gave up two runs on six hits with six strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in the win.

"It was fun with the pitching matchup, but I wanted to win the game," said Young. "My slider is getting sharper, but it's still a work in progress. I want to be better and I'll keep working hard to give my team a chance to win."

Elian Herrera and Juan Rivera each had two hits and an RBI for the Dodgers, who came into the contest having been blanked in all three games of a set against the Giants and have now lost five straight and nine of 10. Chris Capuano (9-3) lost for the first time in five starts as he gave up three runs on five hits with five strikeouts over seven innings.

"I felt good and that I had better stuff tonight," said Capuano. "I hung a few pitches up there, but other than that I thought I made some pretty good pitches."

The Dodgers dropped a game back of the Giants for first place in the NL West. It's the first time since April 10 that they've been out of first place.

The Mets struck in their first at-bat as Tejada hit a one-out single, moved to second on a wild pitch and came home thanks to Wright's double.

New York made it a 2-0 game in the fourth as Wright led off the frame with a shot over the left-center wall on a 1-1 pitch, his ninth of the year.

Los Angeles finally broke its scoreless streak in the fourth inning. Dee Gordon led off the frame with a double and Herrera quickly brought him home with a triple over the head of center fielder Torres. Rivera followed with a single to tie the game.

The runs broke a scoreless streak of 33 innings, the longest string for the team since 1962.

The game didn't stay tied for long, though, as the Mets took the lead back in the fifth. With one out, Nickeas singled and Young sacrificed him over to second. Torres followed with a double to right for a 3-2 lead.

Los Angeles threatened in the seventh as the team put men on first and second with two outs, but Tim Byrdak struck out Gordon to end the frame.

In the eighth, Herrera singled to start the frame, but Rivera grounded into a 4-6-3 double play and James Loney grounded out to end the inning.

Bobby Parnell worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save of the season.

Game Notes

The Mets took five of seven from the Dodgers in 2011...Young improved to 3-5 in 15 starts against the Dodgers...Capuano fell to 0-5 in six career starts against the Mets...The Dodgers' longest scoreless streak was 41 innings, set from Aug. 21-24, 1908.

Box Score:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 77 - Mets at Rangers - Mets Score 14 Runs in Win

Final Score: NY Mets 14, Texas 5

This time, the Mets had everything going for them.

And then some.

Coming off an 8-1 loss to the Rangers the night before -- a game right fielder Carlos Beltran summed up thusly: "They swung the bat well and their pitcher was throwing good" -- the Mets turned the tables with a 14-5 rout of Texas on Saturday afternoon.

Beltran hit a two-run triple and scored during a three-run first inning, Jonathon Niese (7-6) threw 5 2/3 innings and New York evened the three-game series with their third win in four games.

The Mets scored six runs in three innings against sputtering Texas starter Alexi Ogando (7-3). Later, their first eight batters reached base during an eight-run sixth.

The Rangers showed life with back-to-back solo homers from Adrian Beltre and Michael Young in the fourth inning, but didn't have enough offense to avoid their third loss in eight games.

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NYM 303008000 14 17 0
TEX 000200120 5 11 1
W: J. Niese (7-6)
L: A. Ogando (7-3)

Box Score: Click here

Today's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Rangers - Game 77

Pridie will start today
Mets Starting Lineup vs Texas - Game 77:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Harris-DH
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-3B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Duda-1B
  7. Thole-C
  8. Pridie-LF
  9. Tejada-2B
Game Notes:

  • Willie Harris will DH in the #2 Hole. 
  • Jason Bay will sit in favor of Jason Pridie , who will be in left and bat 8th
  • Jonathon Niese, who has the 9th-lowest ERA (2.25) since May 18, will start for the Mets.

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 77 - Mets at Rangers

New York Mets (37-39) at Texas Rangers (41-36), 4:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: NY Mets - Jonathon Niese (6-6, 3.70) Texas - Alexi Ogando (7-2, 2.66)

Alexi Ogando has finally hit a wall for the Rangers, and the young hurler will try to break through it when Texas takes on the New York Mets in the second installment of a three-game series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Ogando has been one of the biggest surprises in the American League this season, as the 27-year-old opened the campaign with a 7-0 ledger and a 2.10 ERA.

However, the good times would not last, as the hard-throwing right-hander has now dropped his last two starts. After allowing six runs in less than two innings against the Yankees, Ogando put forth a strong effort in his last outing against Atlanta, but despite his gritty effort, he still took the loss.

In five innings against the Braves, Ogando allowed three runs -- one earned -- on five hits.

Both of those setbacks came on the road, but now the first-year starter is back at home where he has been outstanding. In seven games in Arlington the right-hander is 5-0 with a stunning 1.91 earned run average.

The Mets will hand the ball to Jonathon Niese, who has been inconsistent on the season. In 15 starts this season the crafty lefty is only 6-6 with a 3.70 ERA.

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