Showing posts with label Game 82. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 82. Show all posts

Monday, June 30, 2014

Recap: Game 82 - Mets (2) at Pirates (5) - Pirates get to Colon early, never look back


New York


W: E. Volquez (6-6) L: B. Colon (8-6) S: M. Melancon (15)
HR: NYM - None   PIT - P. Alvarez (13)


Pedro Alvarez belted a two-run homer and Edinson Volquez struck out seven, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday in the finale of a four-game series.

Alvarez finished with three RBI for the Pirates, who won three of four in the series to improve to 7-2 in their last nine games.

Volquez (6-6) gave up eight hits and a walk in six scoreless innings.

Bartolo Colon (8-6) had an eight-start unbeaten streak snapped after allowing five runs on seven hits and a walk in six innings.

The Mets, losers in four of their last five, out-hit the Pirates 13-8 but went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position over the first eight innings.

That was, until the Mets scored twice and brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth after being shut out by Justin Wilson and Tony Watson in the seventh and eighth.

Juan Lagares hit a leadoff single off Jared Hughes, went to third on Travis d'Arnaud's double and scored on Chris Young's groundout.

Ruben Tejada added a two-out RBI bloop single to chase Hughes from the game. Mark Melancon came in and gave up a single to Daniel Murphy, his third hit of the game, but retired Curtis Granderson on a fly ball to end the game and earn his 15th save.

The Pirates sent seven players to the plate against Colon in the first inning and took a 3-0 lead on Ike Davis' sliced two-run single to left field and Alvarez's RBI double into the right-field corner.

Josh Harrison led off the fourth inning with a double and Alvarez followed by teeing off on an 88 mph fastball, knocking it into the right-field seats for his 13th homer of the season and a 5-0 Pittsburgh lead.

Game Notes

Colon had been 6-0 with a 1.58 ERA in his previous seven starts. His last loss before Sunday came May 6 at Miami ... The Pirates went 4-3 against the Mets this season ... The Mets start a three-game series in Atlanta on Monday ... The Pirates will host Arizona in a three-game series beginning Tuesday.

Box Score:

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 82

Sunday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 82

1. Eric Young Jr. (S) LF
2. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Eric Campbell (R) 3B
7. Juan Lagares (R) CF
8. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

Preview: Game 82 - Mets at Pirates - Colon vs Volquez

Preview: Game 82
New York Mets (37-44) at Pittsburgh Pirates (41-40)

Probable Pitchers:
Bartolo Colon (8-5, 3.67 ERA) vs Edinson Volquez (5-6, 4.35 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 1:35 PM


Bartolo Colon has to like his chances of extending his winning streak to seven games since he owns a lower ERA against the Pittsburgh Pirates than any other opponent.

None of the previous Pittsburgh teams the New York Mets starter has faced had Gregory Polanco.

How the 41-year-old Colon fares against the 22-year-old Polanco figures to be one of Sunday's most intriguing matchups in the finale of a four-game set at PNC Park.

Colon (8-5, 3.67 ERA) improved to 6-0 with a 1.58 ERA in his last seven starts Tuesday by limiting Oakland to one run over eight innings in a 10-1 home rout. This streak is his longest since he won seven straight starts May 20-June 28, 2013, with the Athletics.

The eight-inning stint was his second straight and the third time this year the veteran right-hander has lasted that long.

Colon is 4-1 in six starts against Pittsburgh (41-40) with a 1.22 ERA. That includes a 5-0 victory May 28 in which he struck out a season-high nine over 7 1/3 innings.

That contest came before the Pirates called up Polanco on June 10, so Colon will get his first look at his Dominican countryman Sunday.

Polanco is 0 for 9 over the last two games after striking out twice among five hitless at-bats in Saturday's 5-3 defeat.

New York (37-44) played its second straight game without star third baseman David Wright, who has a bruised left rotator cuff. The Mets will reevaluate Wright on Monday and think he can avoid a trip to the disabled list.

Rookie Eric Campbell filled in Saturday at third and had three hits as New York held on after building a five-run lead two innings into the game to end a three-game slide.

Pittsburgh fell for the second time in eight games and will try to capture the series behind Edinson Volquez (5-6, 4.35), who is 1-5 with a 6.63 ERA in eight career starts against the Mets. Curtis Granderson is 0 for 6 against the right-hander, and 0 for 21 with seven strikeouts against Pittsburgh this year.

Andrew McCutchen is 10 for 31 during a modest eight-game hitting streak and is batting .379 during an eight-game run against the Mets. He leads the NL with 54 walks.

Starling Marte hasn't started any of Pittsburgh's last four games due to a swollen finger on his right hand, though he struck out as a pinch-hitter Saturday. He is 0 for 7 against Colon.

The Pirates are a major league-worst 10-20 in day games.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Friday, July 05, 2013

Recap: Game 82 - D'Backs (5) at Mets (4) - Fourth of July Marathon goes to D'Backs

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W: C. Roe (1-0) L: S. Rice (3-5) S: B. Ziegler (1)
HR: ARI - None   NYM - A. Recker (4),K. Nieuwenhuis (2)


Despite their best efforts, the Mets just couldn't overcome the Diamondbacks in the finale of a four-game series between the teams on Thursday.

Cliff Pennington's two-out RBI single in the top of the 15th inning ultimately proved to be the deciding hit that sent Arizona past New York by a 5-4 count, but not before the hosts made things interesting to stay alive.

Facing one-run deficits in the bottom of the 13th and 14th innings, Anthony Recker and Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit solo homers to prolong the contest.

Arizona's Brad Ziegler then stranded two runners in scoring position in the bottom of the 15th, inducing a game-ending grounder to first from Nieuwenhuis for his first save of the year. That ended a 5-hour, 46-minute marathon from Citi Field.

Chaz Roe (1-0) picked up the win despite serving up Nieuwenhuis' tying homer in the 14th, while Scott Rice (3-5) took the loss after giving up the go-ahead hit.

"It feels good to win the game. It wasn't a walk off, (Ziegler) had to go out there and toss a zero. It was big for us," Pennington said.

Wil Nieves finished with four hits and two RBI, while Martin Prado and Cody Ross added a run driven in for the Diamondbacks, who earned a split.

D-Backs starter Ian Kennedy allowed two runs on six hits with eight strikeouts and a pair of walks over seven innings, with Mets counterpart Dillon Gee also working seven frames and serving up six hits and two runs while fanning seven.

"Last time out I only went six. Tonight I wanted to keep going. Every time out I just try to get outs so I can stay in the ball game. In a game like this that would have been nice," Gee said.

Gee and Marlon Byrd each drove in a run for the Mets, who dropped the final two games in the set.

David Wright doubled with one down in the fourth, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a Byrd groundout to put the Mets on the board.

Arizona came back with two in the fifth, as Ross walked, Gerardo Parra bunted for a hit and both runners came around on a long single by Nieves.

In the home half, Omar Quintanilla doubled with one out and came in on Gee's two-out single to tie the game.

The D-Backs loaded the bases in the 13th off David Aardsma thanks to a single from Prado, a double by Paul Goldschmidt and an intentional walk to Eric Chavez, then a base on balls to Ross gave them a 3-2 edge.

However, Recker's two-out solo homer to left center off Heath Bell drew the Mets even.

The visitors went up 4-3 in the top of the 14th on Prado's two-out RBI single, only to see the hosts remain alive on Nieuwenhuis' line-drive to left which barely cleared the wall. Eric Young walked and Wright was later given a free pass, but Byrd was frozen on a called third strike to end the frame.

Game Notes

Arizona improved to 10-6 all time on America's birthday, while New York fell to 28-34 ... The Mets and Braves engaged in one of the all-time memorable July 4th contests back in 1985, with New York claiming a 16-13 win in 19 innings at Fulton County Stadium ... The Diamondbacks also improved to 10-3 in extra- inning contests this season ... Arizona participated in the second-longest game in franchise history, after an 18-inning contest at San Francisco on may 29, 2001 which took 5 hours, 53 minutes to complete.

Box Score:

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs D'Backs - Game 82

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs D'Backs - Game 82

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Marlon Byrd, rf
  5. Josh Satin, 1b
  6. Anthony Recker, c
  7. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  8. Juan Lagares, cf
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Preview: Game 82 - D'Backs at Mets - Kennedy vs Gee

Arizona Diamondbacks (43-41) at New York Mets (35-46) 1:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
I. Kennedy (R) 15 3-4 5.366.01-35.816/29@ATLND4.1540-016.23.78
D. Gee (R) 16 6-7 4.605.23-32.886/29WSHW6.0611-119.13.72


Ian Kennedy can stay unbeaten in his career against the New York Mets on Thursday afternoon when the Arizona Diamondbacks visit Citi Field to wrap up a four-game series.

Kennedy was chosen No. 21 overall by the New York Yankees in 2006 before heading to Arizona in a three-team deal in 2009 that sent Curtis Granderson to New York and Max Scherzer to Detroit, among other players involved.

He was just 1-4 with the Yankees in 14 games from 2007-09, but has since won 48 times with the Diamondbacks in 113 appearances - including 21 victories in 2011 and 15 more in 2012.

He's been a winner in four consecutive starts against the Mets, allowing just 10 runs on 20 hits in 24 1/3 innings while walking 10 batters and striking out 19.

Kennedy was a 12-4 winner over the Chicago Cubs for his most recent victory on June 1, but is 0-1 in four starts since while allowing 17 runs in 20 2/3 innings.

For the Mets, streaking righty Dillon Gee can get back to .500 for the season and exceed his win total from 2012.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Recap: Game 82 - Phillies at Mets - Mets Get Shelled 9-2, Lee Wins 1st Game

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: C. Lee (1-5) L: C. Young (2-2)
HR: PHI - C. Utley (2),C. Ruiz (13),T. Wigginton (9)   NYM - S. Hairston (11)


It was a heck of a way to celebrate the Fourth of July for Cliff Lee, Not the Mets.

Snakebitten for nearly three months, Lee threw eight strong innings Wednesday for his first win of the season while Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz provided the fireworks with back-to-back homers as the Phillies routed the Mets, 9-2.

Lee (1-5) got his first win in his 14th start to end a drought that went back to his final outing of 2011, on Sept. 26. He struck out nine and gave up two runs on seven hits and a walk.

The Phillies had 12 hits and three homers -- Ty Wigginton also went deep -- to rebound from an 11-1 loss in the opener of the three-game series and snap a six-game losing streak. They also ended a seven-game slide on the road.

Chris Young (2-2) took the loss, giving up three runs on five hits in seven innings. Scott Hairston homered for the Mets, who lost for the second time in seven games.

The Phillies won for the first time in Lee's last six starts -- since beating the Mets on May 30.

"I did my job effectively, gave my team a chance to win and we won," said Lee. "To me that's the main thing. That's always what I try to do. Today I was successful."

Lee couldn't dodge fellow starters Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels as they rushed to pour Gatorade on his back during an on-field interview after the game -- a celebration normally fit for something like a perfect game or shutout, not a measly win.

But this was a long time coming.

The lefty threw 86 of his 116 pitches for strikes, dropped his ERA from 4.13 before the game to 3.98 after it, and was pulled out of an early 2-0 hole by his offense after a slow start.

Indeed, the first 10 Phillies were retired in order until Juan Pierre's single in the fourth. Young gave up two hits and faced just one batter over the minimum through six innings before giving up the lead.

Pierre singled again leading off the seventh and Utley followed with a liner over the right-field wall for his second homer since coming off the disabled list last week.

Ruiz homered to left field two pitches later, his 13th, to make it 3-2.

"I just didn't execute a couple pitches and they got away from me," said Young.

The Phillies then pushed their lead to 6-2 in the eighth inning against three relievers after Young came out of the game.

John Mayberry led off with a single against Miguel Batista and Lee moved him up with a sacrifice bunt off Tim Byrdak. Jimmy Rollins scored Mayberry with a ground-rule double, snapping an 0-for-18 drought, and Ruiz and Hunter Pence later hit RBI singles off Jeremy Hefner.

Mayberry scored when Rollins grounded into a fielder's choice in the ninth and Wigginton belted his ninth homer of the season to left for the 9-2 lead.

Earlier, Hairston belted an 0-2 fastball over the left-field wall for his 11th homer of the season and a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning. The Mets made it 2-0 after back-to-back-to-back singles from Ruben Tejada, Daniel Murphy and David Wright in the fifth.

Game Notes

The Phillies will start Hamels (10-4) Thursday against red-hot knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (12-1), who went 5-0 in June with a 0.93 ERA. Both pitchers were named to the NL All-Star team... The Mets fell to 7-4 in the season series. They recalled infielder Jordany Valdespin and right-hander Pedro Beato from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, designated lefty Justin Hampson for assignment and optioned righty Jeremy Hefner to Buffalo...The Phillies are 1-4 on a six-game road trip, including a sweep in Miami.

Box Score:

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 82

Leading it off
Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 82:

  1. Ruben Tejada, SS
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Scott Hairston, LF
  5. Lucas Duda, RF
  6. Ike Davis, 1B
  7. Andres Torres, CF
  8. Mike Nickeas, C
  9. Chris Young, RHP

Preview: Game 82 - Phillies at Mets - Cliff Lee vs Chris Young

Philadelphia Phillies (36-46) at New York Mets (44-37) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Lee (L) 13 0-5 4.136.10-14.246/29@MIAL4.21060-218.27.71
C. Young (R) 5 2-1 3.305.10-13.466/28@LADW6.1621-119.13.26

On a day when family and friends come together to celebrate the country's independence, Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee hopes to set off some fireworks off his own this afternoon when he tries again for his first win of the season in the continuation of a three-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Lee has made 13 starts this season and has allowed four or more runs in each of his previous four starts. At 0-5 with a 4.13 earned run average this season and 0-4 with a 5.68 ERA in his last eight starts, Lee is a little frustrated with how things are going.

"We've been in last place from the start till now, so I don't think anyone is really happy with how things have gone as a group," Lee told the club's site "Definitely, for me individually and as a team, I don't think anyone is really happy with how it's gone."

The Phillies are 3-10 when the recipient of a five-year, $120 million contract takes the mound in 2012. Lee hasn't been able to pick up the slack with ace Roy Halladay on the disabled list and has been reached for five-plus runs in three consecutive outings. He had a career-high four consecutive starts with five or more earned runs (11.70 ERA) with Cleveland back in July 2007.

The 2008 AL Young Award winner allowed six runs and 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings of a 6-2 loss at Miami on Friday. Lee has already faced the Mets three times this season, going 0-1 with a 4.26 ERA. In six career starts against the nearby NL East rivals, Lee is 2-1 to go along with a 2.25 ERA.

Philadelphia could use just about anything right now for a spark and perhaps Lee can provide what the ballclub is looking for. The Phillies lost for the sixth straight time in last night's 11-1 debacle to the Mets in the opener of this series. Vance Worley got the start and was roughed up for six runs and 10 hits in four innings.

"Usually he keeps us in the game and most of the time he gives us a chance to win. Tonight, they got on him," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said about Worley. "They were hitting the ball and they were hitting the ball hard. He got hurt."

Friday, July 01, 2011

Recap : Game 82 - Yankees at Mets - Yankees extend winning streak to season-best 6 games

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
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W: I. Nova (8-4) L: J. Niese (7-7)
HR: NYY - None   NYM - None

Mark Teixeira hit a two-run double, Edurado Nunez had an RBI single among his career-high four hits and the New York Yankees took advantage of a generous call to help keep Jose Reyes off the basepaths in beating the crosstown rival Mets 5-1 on Friday night.

Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano had RBI doubles. Ivan Nova (8-4) and six relievers stifled a Mets' offense that scored 54 runs in their last five games, helping the Yankees win their season-high sixth straight game.

Jonathon Niese (7-7) was pitching for the first time since leaving his start June 25 with a rapid heartbeat. After giving up three runs in the first, he shut down the Yankees through six innings of one of the most anticipated Subway Series matchups in the past several years.

The Yankees have extended their winning streak to a season-best six games.

Box Score:

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Yankees at Mets - Game 82

Mets Starting Lineup vs  NY Yankees - Game 82:
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-3B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-1B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Paulino-C
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Niese-LHP

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 82 - Yankees at Mets (Subway Series)

New York Yankees (48-31) at New York Mets (41-40), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: NY Yankees - Ivan Nova (7-4, 4.26) NY Mets - Jonathon Niese (7-6, 3.67)

The New York Yankees go after their sixth straight win this evening when they play the first of three games against the Mets in the Subway Series at Citi Field.

The Yankees enter tonight's matchup playing their best baseball of the season after taking all three games of their set with the Milwaukee Brewers to push their lead atop the American League East to 2 1/2 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox.

CC Sabathia fueled the sweep on Thursday, as he matched a career-high with 13 strikeouts and Mark Teixeira belted the 300th home run of his career in a 5-0 win over Milwaukee.

Sabathia (11-4) was dominant through 7 2/3 innings, scattering six hits and issuing just two walks.

"I was just trying to go out and make pitches and have quick innings," Sabathia said.

Teixeira led off the third with his major league-leading 25th home run and Robinson Cano added a two-run double for the Yankees, who have won nine of 11.

Getting the call for the Yanks tonight will be rookie right-hander Ivan Nova, who has won his last three decisions and is 7-4 on the year with a 4.26 ERA. Nova did not get a decision on Sunday against Colorado, as he allowed four runs and six hits in six innings of his team's 6-4 win.

Nova also did not get a decision against the Mets earlier in the year, allowing three runs and 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings. All three runs he surrendered, though, came in the second inning.

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