Eric Young Jr. (S) LF
2. Juan Lagares (R) CF
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
5. Eric Campbell (R) 3B
6. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
7. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Jacob deGrom (L) P
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
W: S. Simmons (1-0) L: D. Matsuzaka (3-3) S: C. Kimbrel (26)
HR: NYM - C. Granderson (12),D. Murphy (7) ATL - None
Recap:The Braves bullpen tossed 4 2/3 innings of scoreless, one-hit ball as Atlanta defeated the New York Mets, 5-4, in the middle test of a three-game set.
Mike Minor exited with one out in the fifth after he allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk. Shae Simmons (1-0) was credited with his first big-league win, spinning 1 2/3 innings in Atlanta's sixth straight win.
After Simmons departed, Luis Avilan blanked the Mets in the seventh and Jordan Walden tossed a scoreless eighth before Craig Kimbrel fired a 1-2-3 ninth for his 26th save of the year.
Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the triumph.
Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy each smacked a two-run homer for the Mets, who have dropped six of their last seven tilts. Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-3) yielded five runs on seven hits and three walks over five innings.
The game was tied 2-2 before the Braves pushed across three runs in the fourth to go ahead.
Chris Johnson worked a leadoff walk, moved to second on a Tommy La Stella groundout and scored on Minor's roller up the middle two batters later. B.J. Upton's single put runners on the corners, and after Upton stole second base during Simmons' at-bat, Simmons bounced one through the hole on the left side to bring home Minor and Upton for a 5-2 Braves advantage.
The Mets got a pair of runs back in the fifth. Ruben Tejada coaxed a one-out free pass and Murphy followed with his two-run shot into the seats in right- center.
New York, though, mustered just one hit the rest of the way -- a two-out Travis d'Arnaud base hit in the eighth.
Earlier, the Braves opened the scoring in the second on Christian Bethancourt's two-out RBI single, but New York brought home two in the third. Juan Lagares led off with a bunt single, advanced to second on Matsuzaka's sacrifice bunt and came home on Granderson's blast to right.
Freddie Freeman's RBI double in the home half knotted the game.
The Braves were 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position, while New York finished 1-for-4 and left seven men on base ... Granderson's homer was his 12th of the season.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Preview: Game 84
New York Mets (37-46) at Atlanta Braves (45-38)
Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-2, 3.23 ERA) vs Mike Minor (2-5, 4.50 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM
Preview:Evan Gattis is headed for the disabled list, but the Atlanta Braves might be on their way to their longest winning streak of the season.
The New York Mets (37-46) didn't look capable of stopping them in the opener of this three-game series.
The Braves attempt to capitalize on another meeting with the sputtering Mets as they aim for a sixth straight win Tuesday night.
In his first season as Atlanta's regular catcher, Gattis is hitting .290 while tying Justin Upton with a team-high 16 homers, but a bulging thoracic disk in his back has him slated to hit the disabled list Tuesday.
Gattis has been out of the lineup since Friday, but so far the Braves (45-38) have done just fine without him as rookie Christian Bethancourt and veteran Gerald Laird have filled in. Atlanta needed a little help to keep the streak going Monday, though, taking advantage of three New York errors in the eighth inning to score four runs and rally for a 5-3 win.
Freddie Freeman has a .423 average with 17 RBIs in his last 13 meetings with the Mets. The first baseman did plenty of damage without even getting a hit Monday, going 0 for 1 with three walks -- one with the bases loaded that scored Bethancourt -- and driving in another run on a sacrifice fly.
He's 2 for 4 with a double and a homer off Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-2, 3.23 ERA), who gets the ball for New York.
Mike Minor (2-5, 4.50) wouldn't mind seeing that type of production since he's 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA in his last four starts. He allowed five runs in six innings of his latest, a 6-1 loss at Houston on Thursday, with the big blow coming on a three-run homer in the fifth -- the 11th Minor has allowed this season.
The left-hander has allowed 1.50 homers per nine innings this season -- 126th of 135 pitchers to make at least 10 starts.
Minor gave up three solo homers and one other run in six innings of a 4-3 home loss when he last faced the Mets on June 20, 2013.
New York has dropped five of six behind a 6.00 ERA from the rotation, and one of those suspect starts came from Matsuzaka.
The right-hander was hammered at Pittsburgh on Thursday, surrendering five runs, five hits and four walks while hitting a batter in six innings of a 5-2 loss.
Matsuzaka's only visit to Turner Field was even worse, as he gave up six runs in three innings of a 13-5 defeat Sept. 2. He's 1-2 with a 9.00 ERA in three career starts against the Braves.
Tuesday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - 84:1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Eric Campbell (R) 3B
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Chris Young (R) LF
7. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
8. Juan Lagares (R) CF
9. Daisuke Matsuzaka (R) P
Sunday, July 07, 2013
|N.Y. Mets (36-48)||0||0||0||0||2||2||1||0||1||6||10||2|
|W: Y. Gallardo (7-8) L: S. Marcum (1-10) S: F. Rodriguez (8)|
HR: NYM - J. Buck (15),M. Byrd (13) MIL - J. Lucroy (9)
Recap:Jonathan Lucroy hit a solo homer and added an RBI single while Logan Schafer went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the New York Mets, 7-6, in the middle test of a three-game series.
Francisco Rodriguez gave up a solo homer to Marlon Byrd in the ninth, but struck out the side to close out the win and his eighth save of the year.
Norichika Aoki added two hits, scored a run and knocked in another during Milwaukee's 12-hit outburst, which snapped a two-game slide and gave the Brewers just their third win in their last 11 games.
Yovani Gallardo (7-8) picked up a win after failing to make it past the fourth in his previous two outings, as the veteran righty gave up six hits and four runs over six innings of work.
John Buck homered and drove in three runs and Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for the Mets, who couldn't build off Friday's 12-5 victory.
Shaun Marcum (1-10) suffered his 10th loss by allowing his former team to score six times on 11 hits over his five-plus innings on the hill. Marcum played for the Brewers the previous two seasons and allowed them to score in each of the first four frames.
"He left a lot of balls up," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Marcum. "Tonight was a tough night for him pitching back here. It wasn't a normal night for him."
Aoki scored on Lucroy's base hit in the first inning and added an RBI single himself in the second.
Jean Segura, who was voted to his first All-Star Game on Saturday, tacked on a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the second and singled in Gallardo in the fourth after Lucroy had made it 4-0 an inning earlier with his ninth home run of the season.
Buck put the Mets on the board with a leadoff homer in the fifth before Murphy doubled home Omar Quintanilla later in the frame.
Both teams scored runs in the sixth, with Buck driving in a pair with a one- out base hit and Schafer coming around on Murphy's two-base error.
Brewers reliever John Axford loaded the bases with one out in the seventh and limited the damage to Byrd's sacrifice fly. Milwaukee got the run back in the bottom half when Rickie Weeks worked a two-out walk, stole second and scored on Schafer's double.
"Aggressive baserunning worked out well for us," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said.
Both teams stranded nine runners ... Sunday's rubber match will pit Milwaukee's Wily Peralta against New York's Jeremy Hefner ... Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez will join Segura at the All-Star Game, while the host Mets are sending third baseman David Wright and pitcher Matt Harvey.
Saturday, July 06, 2013
|New York Mets (36-47) at Milwaukee Brewers (34-51)||7:15 PM ET|
|Season||Rd/Hm||Last Start||Last 3 App|
|S. Marcum (R)||11||1-9||5.03||5.2||1-4||4.50||7/1||ARI||ND||6.0||6||3||1-1||18.2||3.86|
|Y. Gallardo (R)||18||6-8||4.78||6.0||2-4||5.04||7/1||@WSH||L||3.0||9||8||0-2||14.0||7.07|
Recap:Ike Davis made his return to the New York Mets after tweaking some things in the minors and hopes to stay on track when his club resumes a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday.
Davis last played with the Mets on June 9 and returned for Friday's 12-5 pounding of the Brewers at Miller Park, finishing 3-for-5 with two RBI and a pair of runs scored. Davis batted .293 with seven home runs in 75 Minor League at-bats.
But the story of Friday's win was Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who went 4-for-4 with five RBI and three runs scored. Nieuwenhuis became the first Met since Mike Piazza on May 27, 2000 to reach base six times in a nine-inning game.
"I don't know if I've ever done that at any level," he said. "It felt great. It was a good night. I just felt relaxed at the plate."
Juan Lagares drove in three runs and Eric Young recorded two hits and three runs scored for the Mets, who opened a nine-game road trip and have won 11 of their last 18 games. The Mets are unbeaten in three straight road games and took advantage of three Milwaukee errors.
"That's how you win at this level," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "If you're going to have games where teams are going to give you outs, you'd better take advantage of it."
Zack Wheeler earned the win in his third major league start and wasn't sharp, as he gave up three runs -- one earned -- and seven hits in five innings. Josh Edgin pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for his first save.
Josh Satin did not play Friday and has reached base safely in his last 15 games played. He has also hit in a career-best 10 straight games.
Friday, July 06, 2012
|Chicago Cubs (31-51) at New York Mets (45-38)||7:10 PM ET|
|Season||Rd/Hm||Last Start||Last 3 App|
|T. Wood (L)||9||3-3||3.05||5.2||1-2||2.66||7/1||HOU||W||7.2||3||0||3-0||20.2||0.44|
|J. Santana (L)||16||6-4||2.76||6.1||4-1||1.16||6/30||@LAD||W||8.0||3||0||2-1||20.0||0.90|
Wood, in his first season with the Cubs after 39 appearances in two years with the Cincinnati Reds, began the year with losses in his first three decisions before breaking out with a 2-1 defeat of the crosstown Chicago White Sox in an interleague game on June 19.
He's since followed the triumph with a pair more, downing the Mets and the Houston Astros while combining for 14 2/3 scoreless innings of eight-hit ball with a single walk and 10 strikeouts.
Overall, in the three wins, the 25-year-old Arkansas native has surrendered 12 hits and a run, with five walks and 15 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings.
Previously, he'd allowed 29 hits and 18 runs in 35 1/3 innings while going 0-3 with three no-decisions in six games.
Wood is 1-2 in four road starts with a 2.66 earned run average.
Sunday, July 03, 2011
Pinch-hitter Ronny Paulino came through with a tying single off Mariano Rivera, Jason Bay drove home the winning run in the 10th inning and the feisty New York Mets ended the Yankees’ seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Sunday.
The hit made a winner of Francisco Rodriguez (2-2), who allowed three hits over two scoreless relief innings.
Playing without an ailing Jose Reyes, the Mets were shut down by Freddy Garcia for seven innings before rallying against Rivera in the ninth to avoid a Subway Series sweep at Citi Field.
With two outs and nobody on in the ninth, Bay walked on a full-count pitch. He went to third on Lucas Duda’s single and scored the tying run when Paulino punched a 1-2 delivery through the right side.
Rivera, selected for his 12th All-Star team earlier in the day, dropped his head on the mound after his fourth blown save in 25 chances this season.
Ruben Tejada then hit a sharp grounder that scooted under the glove of fill-in shortstop Ramiro Pena for an error, and Duda tried to score from second. With fans of both teams in a frenzy, left fielder Brett Gardner came up throwing and cut down Duda at the plate to send the game to extra innings.
Pinch-hitter Scott Hairston drew a leadoff walk from Luis Ayala (1-2) in the 10th and the Mets loaded the bases when Pena booted Daniel Murphy’s slow grounder with two outs.
|Pagan will leadoff|
|New York Mets Career statistics vs. Freddy Garcia|
|New York Yankees Career statistics vs. R.A. Dickey|
Dickey has had some success against the Yanks. The hitters combined are only hitting .262 against him. A-Rod has had most of the success hitting .545 (6 for 11) with 2 2B's... R.A. Has to keep the balls in the park and with the weather being not so perfect, we will have to see how he handles it.
Go Mets, Don't get swept!
|Last man standing|
Probable Starting Pitchers: NY Yankees - Freddy Garcia (7-6, 3.28) NY Mets - R.A. Dickey (4-7, 3.77)
The New York Yankees go after their eighth straight win this afternoon when they try to complete a three-game sweep of the Mets in the finale of the Subway Series at Citi Field.
The Yankees continued to thrive without captain Derek Jeter in the lineup on Saturday, as Robinson Cano hit a two-run triple to back six strong innings from Bartolo Colon in a 5-2 triumph.
Jeter's replacement, Eduardo Nunez finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and a solo homer, while Curtis Granderson added a solo shot for the Yankees, who improved to 14-3 since their captain went on the disabled list with a calf injury.
"Nunie has played well, but Derek is our shortstop," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi when asked if Nunez, who has gone 7-for-8 in the series, might threaten Jeter's job. "He's been here for a long, long time and he's still a great player."
Jeter played in a rehab game on Saturday and was 1-for-2 with a walk. He is expected to play for Double-A Trenton again on Sunday and rejoin the Yankees in Cleveland on Monday, as he continues his quest for 3,000 hits.
"He's played well," Jeter said of Nunez. "I texted him and told him to keep working. It seems like he is very confident. He's done a great job. He's gotten an opportunity to play and he's doing well."
Activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the contest after suffering a left hamstring strain, Colon (6-3) yielded five hits while fanning six to win his fourth straight start.