Showing posts with label Game 8. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 8. Show all posts

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Recap: Game 8 - Mets (3) at Braves (4) - Santana solid through 8 innings, Kimbrel holds down Mets late rally


New York


W: E. Santana (1-0) L: Z. Wheeler (0-2) S: C. Kimbrel (4)
HR: NYM - None   ATL - J. Heyward (2)


Ervin Santana tossed eight scoreless innings in his Braves debut and Atlanta topped the New York Mets 4-3 in the middle test of a three-game set.

Santana (1-0) struck out six and scattered three hits for the Braves, who snapped a two-game skid.

Santana was signed to a one-year deal on March 12 after Atlanta lost starters Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen for the year due to elbow surgery, while Mike Minor is on the disabled list with tendinitis in his left shoulder.

Jason Heyward snapped an 0-for-22 skid with a leadoff homer and tallied three hits, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in the triumph.

Zack Wheeler (0-2) allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings for New York, which fell to 3-5.

Heyward fouled off four straight fastballs before launching a blast into the front row of seats on the 11th pitch of his at-bat in the first inning to make it 1-0.

Gattis doubled and Santana singled two batters later to put runners on the corners in the fifth. Heyward then ripped an RBI single to right before Andrelton Simmons laced a base hit to load the bases for Freddie Freeman, who brought two home with a single to left.

Eric Young worked a leadoff walk and David Wright hit a one-out single against Jordan Walden before Craig Kimbrel came on in the ninth. He walked Curtis Granderson to load the bases for Lucas Duda, who fanned for the second out.

Juan Lagares grounded a single up the middle to plate Young and Wright and Travis d'Arnaud lined a base hit to right to score Granderson and cut the deficit to 4-3.

Kimbrel, though, struck out Ruben Tejada to pick up his fourth save of the year.

Twenty nine of Santana's first 30 pitches of the game were strikes ...

The Braves were 4-for-7 with runners in scoring position ... Heyward and Freeman each have four RBI so far this season.

Box Score:

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 8

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 8

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, rf
  5. Lucas Duda, 1b
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Zack Wheeler, rhp

Preview: Game 8 - Mets (3-4) at Braves (4-3) - Wheeler (0-1) vs E. Santana (0-0)

Preview: Game 8
New York Mets (3-4) vs Atlanta Braves (4-3)
Pitching Probables - Zack Wheeler (0-1) 4.50 ERA vs Ervin Santana (0-0) 0.00 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio WOR 710 - 7PM Start


The New York Mets will continue their road trip in Atlanta and look to win their second consecutive and fourth win in last five games. They will be facing the debut of their late free agent signing Ervin Santana, who is 1-0 vs the Mets in his career with a 1.50 ERA. The Mets as a group that have faced him are batting .250. Curtis Granderson has seen Santana a lot in the American League. Granderson has 40 AB's and 11 Hits (.275) vs Santana, 5 of them HR's, 2 of them 2B's with 9 RBI's.. Eric Young Jr. is 3 for 4 vs Santana. Santana has not pitched a game since March 25th in exhibition.

The Braves will look to even the series and will face young Zack Wheeler. Wheeler has had some success against Braves going 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA. He is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in Turner Field (Home Town). The Braves as a team are batting .196 vs Wheeler, but Freddie Freeman is batting .667 with a HR against him. Dan Uggla is batting .400 with a homer as well. Zack went 6 innings in his first start, giving up 7 hits and 3 runs in the loss.

Let's see if Zack Wheeler can flash some more magic in Atlanta in front of his home crowd and shut down the Braves!  LGM!

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Friday, March 07, 2014

Recap: Spring Training Game 8 - Cards (5) at Mets (5) - Wright and Murphy return to action


St. Louis

New York

HR: STL - None   NYM - A. Recker (1),A. Brown (1)


Andrew Brown and Anthony Recker had two hits a piece including a homerun each. Daniel Murphy got his first hit of the year. Travis d'Arnaud had one double to his credit. Dice-K started the game, pitched two innings, striking out three. John Lannan followed him with 2 innings. Rafael Montero pitched two solid innings.. and Steven Matz pitched a perfect 7th striking out the side..

Box Score:

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Mets Starting Lineup - Spring Training Game 8 - Mets at Astros

Mets Starting Lineup - Spring Training Game 8 - Mets at Astros
  1. Juan Lagares CF
  2. Matt den Dekker LF
  3. Josh Satin 3B
  4. Andrew Brown DH
  5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis RF
  6. Travis d'Arnaud c
  7. Wilmer Flores 2B
  8. Zach Lutz 1B
  9. Omar Quintanilla SS
  10. John Lannan P

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Recap: Game 8 - Mets (3) at Phillies (8) - Gee Gets Bombed, Buck Continues Hot Hitting

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Philadelphia (3-5)«04310000x8111

W: C. Lee (2-0) L: D. Gee (0-2)
HR: NYM - J. Buck (4)   PHI - R. Howard (1),M. Young (1),J. Mayberry (1)

Cliff Lee turned in another solid performance by lasting 8 2/3 innings, and the Philadelphia Phillies took an 8-3 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park.

Coming in, Philadelphia's starting rotation was pitching to a 7.68 earned run average, but Lee (2-0) showed consistency for the second straight start. He allowed just three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits, didn't walk a batter and had six strikeouts.

The Phillies also got a productive day out of newcomer Michael Young, who fell a double shy of the cycle while knocking in two runs. Ryan Howard also hit his first homer of the season as did John Mayberry, who finished 2-for-4 with three RBI.

Dillon Gee (0-2) had the shortest outing of his career, lasting just three innings. He was torched for seven runs on 10 hits for the Mets, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

John Buck went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and Jordany Valdespin added a triple and a run scored in the setback.

The Mets had won nine of their past 11 games in Philadelphia, but it's never been an easy place to pitch for Gee, who had a 1-1 record with a 9.00 ERA in four past appearances.

To say the least, the Phillies got a hold of him early.

They plated four runs in the second inning, all coming after a throwing error by Mets left fielder Lucas Duda. The miscue put runners on second and third and Mayberry sent them home with a double down the left-field line.

Two batters later, Lee helped his own cause with an RBI single up the middle. Gee gave up six hits in the inning, and a third in a row when Jimmy Rollins' double to right-center made it 4-0 in favor of Philadelphia.

The Phillies continued to pound Gee in the third, as Howard and Young began the frame with back-to-back homers. Two batters later, Mayberry ripped a solo shot into the left-field stands for a seven-run lead.

Buck put the Mets on the board in the fourth with a two-run homer, and leads the National League in RBI to this point with 14.

Valdespin tripled and scored on a passed ball in the fifth, but Young produced a run-scoring triple in the bottom half of the inning and the Mets remained behind by five, 8-3.

Lee then settled in, retiring 11 batters in a row before giving up a pair of singles in the ninth. Manager Charlie Manuel decided to replace him with Mike Adams, who struck out Ruben Tejada to end the game.

Game Notes:
Lee is 2-0 for the first time since his AL Cy Young Award-winning season with the Cleveland Indians in 2008 ... The Mets have hit a home run in each of their first eight games, tying the 1987 team for the longest such streak to start a season ... Philadelphia was 4-for-8 with runners in scoring position ... The teams will wrap up their three-game set on Wednesday. New York's Jeremy Hefner will counter Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick on the mound.

Box Score:

Tonight's Starting Lineups - Game 8 - Mets at Phillies - Ike Out, Turner In

Here are the Starting Lineups - Game 8 - Mets at Phillies - 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.

  1. Collin Cowgill, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. John Buck, c
  5. Marlon Byrd, rf
  6. Lucas Duda, lf
  7. Justin Turner, 1b
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

  1. Ben Revere, cf
  2. Jimmy Rollins, ss
  3. Chase Utley, 2b
  4. Ryan Howard, 1b
  5. Michael Young, 3b
  6. Domonic Brown, lf
  7. John Mayberry Jr., rf
  8. Erik Kratz, c
  9. Cliff Lee, lhp

Ike Davis, who is hitting .148 (4-for-27) this season, sits. Justin Turner gets his ninth career major league start at first base. Davis is 1-for-11 with four strikeouts in his career against Cliff Lee.

Mets Matchup Report: Dillon Gee vs Phillies Hitters

Philadelphia Phillies Career statistics vs. Dillon Gee
Domonic Brown1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Freddy Galvis3 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Ryan Howard7 2 0 0 2 6 0 3 .286 .286 1.143 1.429
John Mayberry Jr.9 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 .222 .300 .556 .856
Laynce Nix6 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .333 .429 .333 .762
Humberto Quintero2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jimmy Rollins9 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .667 .700 .667 1.367
Carlos Ruiz5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600
Chase Utley8 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .333 .375 .708
Michael Young3 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .667 .667 1.667 2.333

Preview: Game 8 - Mets at Phillies - Gee vs Lee

New York Mets (5-2) at Philadelphia Phillies (2-5) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 1 0-1 1.426.00-00.004/4SDL6.1310-16.11.42
C. Lee (L) 1 1-0 0.006.10-00.004/4@ATLW8.0201-08.00.00

Cliff Lee tries to follow up a terrific first start on Tuesday when the Philadelphia Phillies resume a three-game set with the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park.

Lee beat the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, holding them to just two hits over eight scoreless innings. He also struck out eight without walking a batter. Of course, Lee didn't pick up his first win last season until July 4.

"Last year, I got the first win on the Fourth of July," Lee said. "It's nice to get it out of the way on the first one, no doubt."

Lee's start was an aberration for Philadelphia's staff, which is pitching to a 7.08 ERA thus far.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Recap: Spring Training Game 8 - Marlins at Mets - Mets Come back and Tie 8-8, Duda, Harvey Shine

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N.Y. Mets (2-3)0000213208122

HR: MIA - C. Yelich (1),J. Mahoney (1),J. Mahoney (2)   NYM - L. Duda (1),B. Bixler (1)


Brian Bixler hit a two-run home run and Zach Lutz drove in a pair of runs while Lucas Duda hit a homer and scored twice for the Mets. Starter Matt Harvey allowed one run on three hits and fanned four over 2 2/3 innings.

Harvey gave up a leadoff homerun to Marlins prospect Christian Yelich before settling down to strike out four in 2 2-3 innings, and the New York Mets and Miami tied 8-8 on Saturday.

"It was a little cold, a little tough getting a grip on the ball, but I have to get used to it," Harvey said on a day when temperatures hovered in the upper 50s and low 60s. "I did a lot of good things, did a lot of bad things. Still have some work to do, but other than that, everything feels good."

Harvey, who said he grew up pitching in snow in Connecticut, allowed one run, three hits and walked one. He immediately settled in after Yelich's home run, retiring five in a row - including three strikeouts.

"Obviously, the competitive edge doesn't want to give up any hits or runs or anything like that, but at the same time it's throwing some pitches I wouldn't throw in certain counts and I think in the third inning I kind of backed up some change-ups there," Harvey said.

Mets right fielder Lucas Duda homered and had two hits, one day after being scratched from the lineup for an undisclosed medial issue.

Duda, who had offseason wrist surgery and was 1 for 10 coming into the game, downplayed Saturday's success.

"There's no difference," Duda said. "I just think seeing more live pitching is a big factor. ... Just like when I went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts and today 2 for 3 it's just one day. Just keep working hard throughout the spring and get better."

Marlins third baseman Chone Figgins made two errors - one throwing and one fielding. .

Harvey said he paid close attention to Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, who threw in Port St. Lucie on Friday. Harvey said his goal this season is to hit the 200-inning mark, which Verlander has done six straight years. ...

Mets starter Shaun Marcum, who has not pitched since the spring opener on Feb. 23, will pitch in a minor league game in Jupiter on Tuesday. Relievers LaTroy Hawkins and Pedro Feliciano also are scheduled to pitch in that game.

Box Score:

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Preview / Lineup - Game 9 - Mets at Phillies - Metsy's Looking to Sweep

New York Mets (6-2) at Philadelphia Phillies (3-5), 1:35 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Mike Pelfrey (0-0, 4.76) Philadelphia - Cole Hamels (0-1, 5.06)

The Phillies haven't done much to silence the worries of an offense playing without Ryan Howard and Chase Utley.

After getting shut out for the first time this season on Saturday, Philadelphia tries to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the New York Mets this afternoon.

Opening the season without two of their biggest sluggers due to injury, the Phillies have plated just 20 runs this season, ahead of only the Pittsburgh Pirates for the fewest in the majors. They were held to six hits in Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Mets, who got third baseman David Wright back into the lineup.

Wright hadn't played since Monday, when he suffered a fractured pinkie on his right hand, but the former All-Star returned in a big way, homering in his first at-bat and adding two singles while adding a lift to his teammates.

"When a guy like David Wright goes out and plays with a broken finger, and everybody knows he's got it, and plays the way he plays, all of a sudden the other guys don't hurt as bad," said New York manager Terry Collins.

Lucas Duda clubbed a two-run homer for the Mets, who have taken the first two games of this series to improve to 6-2 on the young season.

Jon Niese limited the Phillies to five singles over 6 2/3 innings.

Vance Worley gave up four runs on eight hits and walked four in six frames for Philadelphia, which fell to 3-5.

"You just got to keep working and be confident things will get turned around," said Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 8 - Mets at Phillies - The Return of David Wright Slains Phillies

Final Score: New York 5, Philadelphia 0

Five days after fracturing the pinkie on his right hand, David Wright felt no ill-effects in his return to the Mets' lineup.

The New York third baseman homered in his first at-bat and singled twice as the Mets blanked the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0, in the middle test of a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park.

Lucas Duda clubbed a two-run homer for the Mets, who have taken the first two games of this series to improve to 6-2 on the young season.

Jon Niese (2-0) limited the Phillies to five singles over 6 2/3 innings. Bobby Parnell and Jon Rauch shut down Philadelphia the rest of the away.

Vance Worley (0-1) gave up four runs on eight hits and walked four in six frames for Philadelphia, which fell to 3-5.

"You just got to keep working and be confident things will get turned around," said Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr.

Preview - Game 8 - Mets at Phillies - Niese takes the hill looking to go 2-0

NY Mets 5-2 (Road: 1-0) at Philadelphia Phillies 3-4 (Home: 2-2) 4:05pm ET

Starting Pitching Probables - NYM: J. Niese (1-0, 4.50) vs PHI: V. Worley (0-0, 1.50)

David Wright might be back on the field soon. He also might go on the disabled list.

With the status of one of their best players still uncertain, the New York Mets look to continue their surprising start to 2012 by getting another win over the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

Wright has missed three games with a broken right pinkie, suffered in Monday's 4-3 win over Washington. The five-time All-Star third baseman has been cleared to play by a hand specialist, but his inability to grip a bat or ball could lead to a stint on the DL.

"It's not about me sucking it up and playing through pain," said Wright, who is 7 for 12 with a homer and four RBIs. "I functionally can't grip a bat or grip a baseball. This isn't banged-up. I take great pride in going out there and playing through pain. But this would be stupid. I would be hurting the team. It doesn't make sense.

"It's moving in the right direction, but it's a fractured bone. So it takes a little time. I wish it would go quicker."

The Mets (5-2) did just fine without Wright on Friday, as Jason Bay and Scott Hairston homered for the first time this season in a 5-2 win at Philadelphia to open this three-game set.

Ruben Tejada may be the most surprising contributor thus far for New York. The 22-year-old shortstop is 8 for 19 with five doubles and four runs scored over the last five games, including a leadoff double to spark a three-run first inning Friday.

The Mets will give the ball to Jonathon Niese, who had a successful season debut after signing a $25.5 million, five-year contract.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Recap: Spring Training Game 8 - Marlins beat Mets in Rain shortened game

Final Score: Miami 4, NY Mets 2 (five innings)

Hanley Ramirez and Bryan Petersen each had two hits and scored a run, as the Miami Marlins posted a 4-2 win over the New York Mets in a Grapefruit League game called after five innings because of rain.

Miami starter Mark Buehrle gave up two runs on five hits in four innings of work.

Johan Santana allowed an unearned run on two hits in his second spring start for the Mets. Santana struck out two and walked one in 2 2/3 frames.

Box Score:

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 8 - Nationals vs Mets

Carlos Beltran 2010 RoadImage by BaseballBacks via Flickr
Final Score: New York 8, Washington 4 

Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a two-run and solo home run to help the New York Mets take an 8-4 win over the Washington Nationals in the middle game of a three-game set.

Ike Davis hit a two-run triple in the sixth and Jose Reyes added a two-run double in the ninth for the Mets, who snapped a three-game slide. Chris Capuano (1-0) worked six innings of four-run ball, giving up seven hits with a walk and eight strikeouts.

Danny Espinosa hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning while Ian Desmond added a solo shot for the Nationals, who had won their previous two. Tom Gorzelanny (0-1) was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings.

Box Score: Click here

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Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 8 - Wash at Mets

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Washington Nationals (3-4) at New York Mets (3-4), 7:10 p.m. 

Probable Starting Pitchers: Washington - Tom Gorzelanny (0-0, 0.00) New York - Chris Capuano (0-0, 13.50)

The offense for the New York Mets has lacked punch the last two games. The team has given up 27 runs in the last three contests, all losses.

The Mets turn to Chris Capuano tonight to hopefully right the ship as they continue a three-game series against the Washington Nationals. Capuano pitched in relief in last Sunday's 9-2 victory over Florida. He gave up one run and three hits in two-thirds of an inning. The lefty is 1-2 with a 3.58 ERA in four starts against Washington. 

Washington Nationals Career statistics vs. Chris Capuano
Alex Cora1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Jerry Hairston Jr.14 4 0 0 1 1 0 2 .286 .286 .500 .786
Rick Ankiel3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jayson Werth5 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400
Adam LaRoche7 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .375 .286 .661
Ryan Zimmerman7 4 1 0 1 2 0 1 .571 .571 1.143 1.714

Countering for the Nats will be southpaw Tom Gorzelanny, as he makes his first appearance of the season. In 2010, Gorzelanny compiled a 7-9 record with a 4.09 ERA in 29 games (23 starts) pitching for the Chicago Cubs. He was traded to the Nats in the offseason.

Over nine career games (five starts) against the Mets, Gorzelanny has fashioned a 2-3 record with a high 5.11 ERA. 

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Tom Gorzelanny
Carlos Beltran2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .500 .000 .500
Willie Harris3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Scott Hairston6 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 .167 .375 .167 .542
Jose Reyes10 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 .200 .385 .200 .585
David Wright10 3 3 0 0 1 2 2 .300 .417 .600 1.017
Angel Pagan3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250
Daniel Murphy1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Josh Thole1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ike Davis3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 .667 1.333

New York suffered a 6-2 loss on Friday. Ivan Rodriguez's two-run single highlighted a three-run eighth inning for the Nationals, spoiling the Mets' 2011 opener at Citi Field. Rick Ankiel collected three hits and scored twice for Washington.

New York finished 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

"I think there's a couple guys trying to do too much and we just got to do a better job of making solid contact," said Mets manager Terry Collins.

Jordan Zimmermann gave up two runs on six hits and struck out four in 5 1/3 innings. He also stroked a two-run single.

Mets starter R.A. Dickey allowed three runs on six hits and five walks over five full frames.

Washington prevailed in five of their nine encounters with New York at Citi Field a year ago, with the two NL East foes splitting 18 overall meetings in the season series.
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