Showing posts with label Game 79. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 79. Show all posts

Friday, June 27, 2014

Recap: Game 79 - Mets (2) at Pirates (5) - Polanco Drives in Four to Doom Mets


New York


W: V. Worley (2-0) L: D. Matsuzaka (3-2) S: M. Melancon (14)
HR: NYM - L. Duda (12)   PIT - G. Polanco (2)


Gregory Polanco drove in a career-high four runs and Vance Worley tossed seven effective innings in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 5-2 victory over the New York Mets at PNC Park.

Polanco belted his second major league homer as part of a 2-for-3 night to lead Pittsburgh offensively, while Worley (2-0) scattered seven hits and a pair of walks to hold the Mets to one run and help the surging Pirates to their fifth win in six games.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-2) served up Polanco's three-run blast and was tagged for five runs overall while issuing four walks over six innings of work.

Lucas Duda had a solo homer for New York and David Wright added an RBI double to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.

Though they were able to manufacture a run in the third inning, the Pirates didn't record their first hit off Matsuzaka until Andrew McCutchen doubled to open the bottom of the fourth with the game tied at 1-1. The reigning NL MVP later took third on a groundout and scored as Ike Davis, caught in a rundown after being picked off first, was able to hold off being tagged out long enough to enable McCutchen to cross the plate.

Pittsburgh put up three hits, though, during a game-breaking fifth inning which was highlighted by Polanco's towering shot deep into the right-field seats with a pair of runners aboard that increased Pittsburgh's lead to 5-1.

That was more than enough for Worley, who was reached for three hits during a shaky second inning but was bailed out when Josh Harrison made a perfect one- hop throw from left field to nab Bobby Abreu at the plate on a Ruben Tejada single.

The Pirates then took advantage of Matsuzaka's leadoff walk to Jordy Mercer to move ahead in the third. A sacrifice by Worley and a wild pitch placed Mercer on third with one out, with Polanco knocking in his first run of the night with a grounder to second.

Worley served up Duda's opposite-field homer that landed just inside the foul pole in the fourth, but kept the Mets off the board for the remainder of his stint with the help of a pair of double plays turned by the Pirates' infield.

New York did manage a run in the eighth on back-to-back doubles from Daniel Murphy and Wright off Tony Watson, but went down in order against Mark Melancon in the ninth as the Pirates' closer picked up his 14th save.

Game Notes

Matsuzaka had gone 34 consecutive innings without allowing a home run until surrendering Polanco's shot, which gave the Pirates a homer in a season-best seven straight games ... Watson entered the game having not permitted an earned run in his last 26 appearances, a span of 26 1/3 innings ... Juan Lagares, activated from the disabled list prior to the game, went 1-for-4 for New York in his first game since June 1 ... Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte sat out a second straight day while recovering from a knee to the head Tuesday at Tampa Bay.

Box Score:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thursday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 79

Thursday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 79

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Bobby Abreu (L) LF
6. Juan Lagares (R) CF
7. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Daisuke Matsuzaka (R) P

Preview: Game 79 - Mets at Pirates - Dice-K vs Worley

Preview: Game 79
New York Mets (36-42) at Pittsburgh Pirates (39-39)

Pitching Probables:
Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-1, 2.68 ERA) vs Vance Worley (1-0, 1.98 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 7:05 PM


When Francisco Liriano and Gerrit Cole went down with injuries earlier this month, the already unreliable Pittsburgh Pirates' rotation was left with few appealing options.

Vance Worley might be the biggest surprise of the bunch, and he'll try to deliver his third straight stellar start -- and make a case for staying in the revamped rotation -- Thursday night when the Pirates kick off a four-game home set against the New York Mets.

Cole had yet to take a step forward from his impressive rookie season before hitting the disabled list June 8 and Liriano took a serious step back from his outstanding 2013 before joining Cole three days later, but their absences still seemed to leave the Pirates' rotation in turmoil.

Pittsburgh (39-39) had a major league-low nine wins from its starters through May and a 4.55 ERA that was second-worst in the NL, but the rotation has turned a corner despite its injuries. The Pirates posted just 23 quality starts through their first 60 games, but they've had 14 in their last 18 after Charlie Morton bounced back from a three-run first to hold Tampa Bay scoreless over his final six innings in Wednesday's 5-1 loss.

Two of those have come from Worley (1-0, 1.98 ERA), who threw seven scoreless innings at Miami on June 15 and held the Cubs to three runs over 6 2/3 in Saturday's 5-3 victory. Combining his two major league starts with his seven in Triple-A this season, the right-hander has struck out 52 and walked five in 58 2/3 innings.

Yet with Cole returning Saturday, Worley -- who posted a 7.21 ERA in 10 starts for Minnesota last season -- may not stick in the rotation.

Worley, who spent his first three years with Philadelphia, hasn't had a lot of luck against the Mets (36-42). He has a 6.87 ERA in eight starts, the most recent of which -- a one-plus inning, nine-run disaster April 12, 2013, with the Twins -- was the worst of his career.

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is 12 for 17 (.706) with two walks against Worley. Also Lucas Duda is batting .405 (5 for 11),  David Wright is batting (.353) , Ruben Tejada (.389) vs Worley..

New York's offense put up 25 runs during its sixth three-game winning streak of the season heading into Thursday, but for a sixth time it failed to extend a streak to four. Oakland scored six times in the first two innings off Zack Wheeler and went on to win 8-5 -- a rare misstep from a rotation that had posted a 1.64 ERA over the past seven games.

The Mets will try to bounce back as Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-1, 2.68) faces the Pirates for the first time. The right-hander, who will be making his sixth start, was solid in his latest outing, limiting the Marlins to just a first-inning run and making it through 5 1/3 in Saturday's 3-2 loss.

Matsuzaka should have Juan Lagares behind him in this contest as the center fielder comes off the DL after a ribcage injury that's kept him out since June 1.

The Pirates again may be without left fielder Starling Marte, who passed a concussion test after a collision at second base Tuesday night but has a stiff right middle finger that's limiting his ability to throw.

Mets Projected Lineup:
  1. Juan Lagares - CF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Chris Young - LF
  6. Lucas Duda - 1B
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
  9. Daisuke Matsuzaka - RHP

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 79 - D'Backs (4) at Mets (5) - Brown to the rescue

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N.Y. Mets (34-45)«00011100025160

W: D. Aardsma (1-0) L: J. Collmenter (4-1)
HR: ARI - P. Goldschmidt (20),C. Ross (4)   NYM - None


Andrew Brown's two-run single in the bottom of the 13th lifted the New York Mets over the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-4, in the opener of a four-game set at Citi Field.

Brown's hit came with two strikes and two outs for the Mets, who improved to 2-2 on their current seven-game homestand. Marlon Byrd added three hits for New York, which won despite leaving 20 runners on base and going just 5-for-20 with runners in scoring position.

Cody Ross homered to lead off the 13th inning, but it wasn't enough for Arizona, which also struggled at the plate, leaving 11 runners on base, going just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and tallying just five hits over the final seven innings off the Mets bullpen.

Paul Goldschmidt added a two-run homer and Aaron Hill went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for the NL West-leading Diamondbacks, who have dropped four straight, fell to 1-6 on their current 10-game road trip and lost for the seventh time in eight games overall.

Josh Collmenter (4-1) suffered the loss for Arizona, allowing two runs on two hits with two walks in one inning of work.

"It's really tough," Collmenter said. "Those are the ones that's disappointing. Sometimes you go through stretches like this."

Josh Satin began the final rally with a one-out double. After John Buck was intentionally walked, pinch hitter Matt Harvey sacrificed the runners up 90 feet with a bunt before Omar Quintanilla was intentionally walked to load the bases for Brown.

Collmenter jumped ahead 0-2 on Brown, but it didn't matter as the outfielder came through with his first career walk-off hit.

"He got called up because he swung the bat very well in (Las) Vegas. Each of his at-bats have been good," Mets manager Terry Collins said.

Satin ended 3-for-6.

David Aardsma (1-0) got the win for New York. He yielded one run on two hits in two innings of work.

After chipping away with a run in each the seventh and eighth innings to draw within 3-2, New York finally tied the game in the ninth off Arizona closer J.J. Putz.

Byrd started the ninth-inning rally with a one-out double that hit just inches from top of the fence in left field. He then scored the tying run when Satin followed with a single to left. The throw home was late and dropped by catcher Miguel Montero, allowing Byrd to score and Satin to advance to second. Buck followed with a walk, but after Juan Lagares flew out, Buck was cut down at second trying to advance on a wild pitch when Montero alertly threw to second to get the slower Buck.

New York wasted golden opportunities in the 10th and 11th innings. Quintanilla was stranded at third in the 10th when Daniel Murphy flew out to right to end the inning. Quintanilla then lined out to first with the bases loaded and two outs to end the 11th.

Quintanilla ended 3-for-5.

Wade Miley started for Arizona and scattered six hits, struck out seven and walked four over 5 2/3 innings. Diamondbacks starters remain winless (0-8) since June 5 when he got the victory against St. Louis.

Shaun Marcum started for New York and avoided the setback thanks to the late- game rally. The right-hander, who picked up his first win of the season in his last start, deserved better after allowing just three runs on six hits, striking out two and walking three in six innings.

Goldschmidt started the scoring with his first-inning, two-run homer and Hill, who scored on Goldschmidt's homer after being hit by a pitch, added an RBI single in the second to increase the lead to 3-0.

New York finally got a run in the seventh when David Wright singled home Eric Young Jr., but former Met Heath Bell came on for fellow reliever Brad Ziegler with two on and one out and retired Satin and Buck.

The Mets got another run in the eighth against reliever David Hernandez when Quintanilla tripled off the glove of a diving Gerardo Parra with one out and then scored on Young's two-out double. However, Murphy followed by flying out to left to end the inning.

Parra was shaken up during the diving attempt and was forced to leave the game. He ended 1-for-4 at the plate.

Buck ended this game 0-for-4, striking out three times. The catcher has now struck out 17 times in his last 11 games.

Game Notes

Goldschmidt's homer was his 20th of the season, tying his single-season career-high set last year. Arizona still has 80 games left ... Prior to the game, Arizona placed pitcher Trevor Cahill on the 15-day disabled list with a hip contusion...The club has yet to name a starter for Cahill's next turn in the rotation, which is scheduled for Friday against Colorado ... To fill the vacated roster spot, the Diamondbacks recalled reliever Chaz Roe from Triple-A Reno ... Roe made his major league debut in this game, tossing 1 2/3 innings ... The D'backs have collected an extra-base hit in a major league- best 66 straight games this season (since April 20) ... Each team hung a jersey with the number 19 and the city name Yarnell hanging in their dugout in honor of the 19 firefighters who died in the Yarnell, AZ, wild fires ... There was also a moment of silence before the game to honor the fallen firefighters ... Starting Friday, the D'backs will wear a patch on their uniforms for the rest of the season to honor the fallen firefighters ... Satin has a seven-game hitting streak.

Box Score:

Monday, July 01, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Diamondbacks - Game 79

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Diamondbacks - Game 79:

  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. Shaun Marcum, rhp

Preview: Game 79 - Diamondbacks at Mets - Miley vs Marcum

Arizona Diamondbacks (42-39) at New York Mets (33-45) 7:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
W. Miley (L) 16 4-7 4.556.03-53.826/26@WSHL7.0720-217.23.06
S. Marcum (R) 10 1-9 5.085.20-55.606/26@CHWW8.0401-218.15.40


One day after the New York Mets saw one of their young hurlers suffer through a rough home debut, veteran Shaun Marcum hopes to build off his first win of the season on Monday night in the opener of a four-game set versus the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Signed to a one-year deal this past offseason to add depth to the Mets' rotation, Marcum lost his first nine decisions and took the mound last Wednesday looking to avoid becoming the first Mets pitcher to start a season 0-10 since Anthony Young in 1993. He did just that with a gem against the Chicago White Sox.

The 31-year-old Marcum scattered four hits and two walks over eight scoreless frames of a 3-0 win, improving to 1-9 on the year with a 5.08 earned run average in 12 games (10 starts).

"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 kick start for Shaun."

The right-hander is 1-0 in two previous meetings with the Diamondbacks despite a 5.73 ERA.

The Mets hope Marcum can help them avoid losing two straight for the first time since a three-game slide from June 13-15. They dropped the rubber match of a three-game set with the Washington Nationals on Sunday by a 13-2 margin, with the young Zack Wheeler getting lit up in his home debut.

Wheeler, who the Mets believe was tipping his pitches in his last start, was charged with five runs over 4 2/3 innings on six hits and two walks. He struck out five, but yielded two home runs. One of those came on a shot by Adam LaRoche to lead off a four-run second frame by the Nats after Wheeler had set the club down in order in the first.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 79 - Mets at Dodgers - Santana Goes Eight in Mets Win

Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, CA)

N.Y. Mets (43-36) «010013000590
L.A. Dodgers (43-36)000000000032

W: J. Santana (6-4) L: N. Eovaldi (0-5)

HR: NYM - I. Davis (11)   LAD - None

Johan Santana gave up just three hits in eight innings Saturday night and the New York Mets shut out the reeling Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0.

The Dodgers have been shut out in five of their last six games and have lost seven in a row for the first time in almost four years.

Santana (6-4) was unhittable for much of the game and improved to 5-0 lifetime against the Dodgers. He didn't allow a hit between leadoff singles in the first and eighth innings, closing June with another gem after beginning the month with the franchise's first no-hitter.

Ike Davis hit a three-run homer for the Mets, who have won the first three games of this four-game set -- the last two by shutouts -- and four in a row overall.

The Dodgers are just 1-11 in their last 12 and have been held scoreless in 56 of their last 57 innings. They have dropped seven in a row for the first time since an eight-game slide from Aug. 22-29, 2008.

LA starter Nathan Eovaldi (0-5) gave up five runs on seven hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings to remain winless in seven starts this season.

"It's really tough days right now (but) we know we're going to get out of this," said Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. "We have to put runs on the board. When you're not putting up runs you look bad. Right now it's a rough time."

Santana finished 4-2 with a 2.77 ERA in June, including his no-no against the Cardinals on the first day of the month. He was bested by knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who won Friday's game to go 5-0 in the month with a 0.93 ERA.

Dee Gordon's third-pitch single on an 0-2 count leading off the first inning was the only hit Santana gave up until Scott Van Slyke led off the eighth with a single.

Gordon stole second base, the only Dodger to make it that far until the eighth as Santana allowed just three baserunners in the first seven innings, two on walks.

"I felt good. I threw my fastball inside and they were swinging right away," said Santana. "I threw some sliders and my changeup was good. I just tried to get ahead in the count. We continue to have fun and play good baseball."

Meanwhile, the Mets took a 1-0 lead in the second inning after Davis led off with a double and scored on back-to-back fly outs by Lucas Duda and Daniel Murphy.

Murphy hit a leadoff double in the fifth, went to third on Kirk Nieuwenhuis' ground out and scored on Josh Thole's sacrifice fly.

In the sixth, Davis' 11th homer of the season scored Andres Torres and David Wright for a 5-0 lead. Eovaldi was then relieved by Scott Elbert after giving up a single to Duda.

Santana escaped trouble in the eighth after Van Slyke's leadoff single and Tony Gwynn's one-out base hit. The runners were stranded after ground outs by Adam Kennedy and Gordon and Bobby Parnell pitched a perfect ninth in relief.

Game Notes

The Mets are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between the teams. They are 4-2 on a seven-game road trip...Eovaldi earned his only win last season...Santana had a single.

Box Score:

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Preview: Game 79 - Mets at Dodgers - Santana's Turn in L.A.

New York Mets (42-36) at Los Angeles Dodgers (43-35) 7:15 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Santana (L) 15 5-4 3.006.11-35.806/25@CHCL6.0522-117.03.18
N. Eovaldi (R) 6 0-4 4.045.10-12.086/25@SFL5.01080-217.06.35

After a dreadful 1-8 performance on a recent road trip, the Los Angeles Dodgers probably thought a return home would soften the blow.

Not quite.

The Dodgers are mired in a six-game losing streak -- the longest since Sept 4-9, 2010 -- and will resume a four-game series versus the New York Mets tonight at Chavez Ravine. Los Angeles lost Thursday's opener to the Mets by a 3-2 score, then was slapped with a 9-0 setback last night.

Aaron Harang got the start for LA and was reached for five runs -- four earned -- and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings for the loss. Shawn Tolleson gave up four more runs, three of which were earned, in relief.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was a bit poetic following the loss.

"You go through rocky points in the year and I think my job as a manager and our job as a staff is to make sure we see the light," he said. "There's a lighthouse out there somewhere that we're heading for. No matter what kind of water we are in at this point, we have to keep steering."

Mattingly's club managed just four hits on the night, including one by Harang, and has scored five runs during the current slide.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 79 - Mets at Tigers - Mets Blast 18 Hits, 14 Runs

Final Score: NY Mets 14, Detroit 3

For a team that hadn't hit a grand slam since 2009, the New York Mets sure made it look simple with two in as many innings.

Jason Bay and Carlos Beltran each cleared the bases in the fourth and fifth inning, respectively, to break a 299-game drought without a grand slam, as the Mets took commanding 14-3 win over the Detroit Tigers to open a three-game interleague set.

The large offensive output saw a season-high in hits (18) that included Jose Reyes' 4-for-4 showing at the plate. The victory also put the Mets over the .500 mark (40-39) for the first time since the opening week of the season.

The offense overshadowed a solid start by R.A. Dickey (4-7), who allowed three runs on 10 hits and struck out six over seven innings.

Austin Jackson had a two-run homer and Andy Dirks added a solo shot for Detroit, which had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Tigers starter Rick Porcello (6-6) continued his recent struggles, yielding seven runs on 11 hits in just 3 2/3 innings. Over his last three starts, he has given up 21 runs in 11 1/3 frames.

N.Y. Mets «20074001014181

W: R. Dickey (4-7) L: R. Porcello (6-6)

HR: NYM - J. Thole (1),J. Bay (4),C. Beltran (11)   DET - A. Jackson (4),A. Dirks (4)

Box Score : Click Here

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Tigers - Game 79

Jose, Jose, Jose.....
Mets Starting Lineup @ Detroit - Game 79:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Harris-DH
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-3B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Duda-1B
  8. Turner-2B
  9. Thole-C
Game Notes:
  • Dickey will get the start tonight, but won't hit (AL Rules). 
  • Willie Harris returns to the 2 spot in the order and will DH  
  • Justin Turner will bat 8th and play 2B.
  • Josh Thole will have the honor of catching Mr. Dickey's knuckleball

R.A. Dickey vs Tigers: Mets Fans Beware - Tigers Hitters have seen him and hit him in the past

Last seven days8.0311190.501.13
vs. NL81.290443826501.424.19

Detroit Tigers Career statistics vs. R.A. Dickey
Magglio Ordonez18 5 0 0 1 2 1 3 .278 .350 .444 .794
Brandon Inge17 5 0 0 1 2 0 3 .294 .294 .471 .765
Victor Martinez2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167
Ramon Santiago9 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .333 .400 .333 .733
Jhonny Peralta8 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .125 .125 .125 .250
Miguel Cabrera13 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 .308 .357 .615 .973
Ryan Raburn3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Brennan Boesch2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Alex Avila3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667

All sign's have pointed up recently for R.A. Dickey as he was masterful last time out. But the case stands where the numbers don't lie. The Tigers hitters are batting a career .293 (22 for 75) off  Dickey (Remember he pitched in Texas, Seattle and Minny before the Mets).   They also have combined for 3 HR's and 7 RBI's in the past.

Let's just hope the past does not become the present and he can come away with the win.  Let's Go Mets - Get Over the Hump (.500)

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 79 - Mets at Tigers

New York Mets (39-39) at Detroit Tigers (43-36), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: NY Mets - R.A. Dickey (3-7, 3.76) Detroit - Rick Porcello (6-5, 4.50)

The New York Mets try to go above .500 for the first time since the first week of the season this evening when they open a three-game inter-league set against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

The Mets pulled to the break-even mark over the weekend by taking two of three from the defending American League champion Texas Rangers. New York managed a series win on Sunday, as Jose Reyes went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and another driven in, sparking the Mets to an 8-5 victory.

Daniel Murphy added three hits, two runs scored and an RBI for New York, which has won four of five.

Dillon Gee (8-1), coming off his first loss of the season, got back in the win column with a quality six-inning start of three runs allowed on eight hits.

"It was nice to come in and just battle," Gee said. "Not good stuff today, but after the first inning, especially when they got me the lead back, my main goal was to keep them there, keep us in the game. I was just fortunate to be able to do that."

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