Showing posts with label Game 85. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 85. Show all posts

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Recap: Game 85 - Mets (1) at Braves (3) - Mets Get Swept in Atlanta


New York


W: J. Teheran (8-5) L: J. deGrom (1-5) S: J. Walden (3)
HR: NYM - None   ATL - None


Julio Teheran's seven strong innings set the tone for the Atlanta Braves' seventh consecutive victory, a 3-1 decision over the New York Mets that completed a three-game series sweep.

Teheran (8-5) yielded just one run on four hits and three walks in another impressive outing for the right-hander, who lowered his 2014 ERA to 2.29 while extending Atlanta's season-best win streak.

Chris Johnson supplied the offense for Atlanta, knocking in all three runs with a bases-loaded double off Jacob deGrom in the first inning and finishing 2-for-4.

DeGrom (1-5) settled down after his rough beginning to fan eight over five innings, but received little offensive support in New York's fourth straight loss.

While Teheran set down nine straight Mets during a very sharp opening three innings, Atlanta's first three hitters all reached base against deGrom. B.J. Upton began the bottom of the first with a single, with Andrelton Simmons and Freddie Freeman then drawing walks to quickly load the bases.

DeGrom briefly rebounded to record back-to-back outs and keep the game scoreless, but Johnson hit a hard smash that New York third baseman Eric Campbell couldn't handle and the ball caromed into the left-field corner as all three runners crossed the plate.

The Mets finally got to Teheran in the fourth. Eric Young singled before reaching third on a stolen base and a wild pitch before Curtis Granderson lifted a sac fly to left that cut the lead to 3-1.

Young reached on another leadoff single in the sixth, but Teheran picked him off first to help maintain Atlanta's two-run cushion. New York put two more runners aboard during the inning, though Campbell struck out swinging to end the Mets' best remaining scoring threat of the night.

Anthony Varvaro allowed one hit in the eighth after taking over for Teheran, while Jordan Walden struck out two during a 1-2-3 ninth to notch the save and lengthen the Braves' unbeaten run.

Game Notes

Teheran has now produced a quality start in 16 of his 18 trips to the mound this season ... Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada had a 10-game hit streak end after going 0-for-3 ... Upton extended his hitting streak to nine games ... DeGrom fell to 0-5 in seven starts at night ... The Braves finished 1-of-10 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Preview: Game 85 - Mets at Braves - deGrom vs Teheran

Preview: Game 85
New York Mets (37-47) at Atlanta Braves (46-38)

Probable Pitchers:
Jacob deGrom (1-4, 3.62 ERA) vs Julio Teheran (7-5, 2.34 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 7:10 PM


The Atlanta Braves (46-38) longest winning streak of the season began last week when Julio Teheran delivered his latest solid outing.

With Teheran facing the slumping New York Mets on Wednesday night, the Braves seem primed to extend their run to seven consecutive victories while dealing their NL East rivals a fourth straight defeat.

Teheran (7-5, 2.34 ERA) was terrific for the third straight start in Friday's 4-2 win over Philadelphia, giving up two runs -- one earned -- and striking out nine in seven innings to help Atlanta (46-38) begin its streak.

The right-hander has struck out 25 while walking two over 25 innings during a hot stretch in which he's gone 1-1 with a 2.05 ERA. He ranks among the NL's best in ERA and is making a case to be selected for this month's All-Star Game.

Teheran is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA in three career starts against the Mets (37-47), who have lost six of seven after falling 5-4 Tuesday. Atlanta will be going for the sweep after tying its season high with three stolen bases that led to a pair of runs.

Catcher Christian Bethancourt registered his first career RBI with a second-inning single. Bethancourt started his second straight game and is expected to share time with Laird after Evan Gattis, hitting .290 and tied for the team lead with 16 homers, was placed on the disabled list earlier Tuesday with a bulging disc in his back.

Freddie Freeman, who is hitting .411 in his last 14 against the Mets, tied the game with an RBI double in the third. The Braves went 3 for 7 with runners in scoring position.

The Mets are 1-5 on a trip that ends with this contest before they begin a 10-game homestand Friday that includes a four-game set with the Braves starting Monday.

Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy each hit a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss. Ruben Tejada is batting .351 during a 10-game hitting streak, improving his average 29 points to .247 in that stretch.

New York will look to end its skid with help from Jacob deGrom, who has been inconsistent since his call-up from Triple-A on May 15.

DeGrom (1-4, 3.62) had a 1.83 ERA through his first three starts, then posted a 6.75 mark in his next four. The rookie has been better over the last two, giving up five hits in seven innings of a 4-0 win over Miami for his first major league victory June 21 before allowing two runs in 6 2/3 innings of a 3-2, 11-inning loss to Pittsburgh on Friday.

The right-hander will make his first career start against Atlanta, which has won four of the last five meetings.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Monday, July 08, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 85 Mets (2) at Brewers (1) - Hefner takes care of Brewers

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W: J. Hefner (4-6) L: T. Gorzelanny (1-2) S: B. Parnell (15)
HR: NYM - None   MIL - J. Lucroy (10)


Jeremy Hefner tossed seven effective innings and Josh Satin went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI to lead the New York Mets over the Milwaukee Brewers, 2-1, in the finale of a three-game series at Miller Park.

Hefner (4-6) struck out eight and allowed only two hits -- one a home run to Jonathan Lucroy -- to win his third straight decision.

"He had command of his stuff," Mets manager Terry Collins said of his starter. "He made one bad pitch pretty much the whole game."

Bobby Parnell recorded a four-out save for the Mets, who took the rubber match and improved to 4-1-2 in their last seven series

Tom Gorzelanny (1-2) was a hard-luck loser in a spot start for the Brewers, surrendering just two unearned runs and eight hits over six innings.

Juan Francisco, starting at third base in place of the injured Aramis Ramirez, had a pair of throwing errors that led to both New York runs, and Milwaukee was unable to recover in losing for the third time in four games.

With a runner on second and two outs in the fourth, Andrew Brown hit a slow chopper down the line that Francisco barehanded and threw wildly to first. The throw was high and got away from Sean Halton and allowed Satin to cross the plate and break the scoreless tie.

In the sixth, another errant throw from Francisco advanced Marlon Byrd to second, and Satin followed with an double off the bottom of the right-field wall to put the Mets on top by a 2-0 margin.

"Slow rollers are always tough plays," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said of the errors. "If he makes good throws, both are outs."

The only hit allowed by Hefner in the first six innings was an infield single to Halton in the second frame. Hefner went up 0-2 in the count on Lucroy leading off the seventh before Lucroy hammered a fastball over the wall in left center to get the Brewers on the board.

Hefner retired the next three and gave way to the bullpen after throwing 105 pitches, 71 for strikes.

Josh Edgin recorded the first two outs in the eighth, and Parnell got All-Star Jean Segura on a routine groundout to second to strand a runner in scoring position.

Parnell worked around a two-out walk in the ninth to pick up his 15th save of the year.

Game Notes

The Mets picked up 11 hits to Milwaukee's three ... Hefner has not lost since June 11 against the Cardinals. He has allowed one earned run in six of his last seven starts, lowering his ERA from 4.74 to 3.39 ... Satin is riding an 11-game hitting streak ... Gorzelanny also recorded eight strikeouts in starting for the injured Wily Peralta, who had his outing pushed back because of a left hamstring issue.

Box Score:

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 85

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Brewers - Game 85:

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

Preview: Game 85 - Mets at Brewers - Hefner vs Gorzelanny

New York Mets (36-48)  at Milwaukee Brewers (35-51) 2:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 16 3-6 3.545.12-34.407/2ARIW7.0412-019.01.89
T. Gorzelanny (L) 1 1-1 2.435.11-02.356/8PHIND4.0510-17.02.57


Jeremy Hefner got off to a disappointing start to the season, but has since turned things around and proven to be a reliable option in the New York Mets' rotation.

New York hopes Hefner's run of solid starts continues on Sunday as they visit the Milwaukee Brewers for the finale of their three-game series.

Hefner (3-6, 3.54 ERA) opened the season 0-5 with a 4.50 ERA, with the Mets (36-48) losing all nine of his starts. In seven starts since, he is 3-1 with a 2.09 ERA with a walk rate of 1.47 per nine innings. The right-hander issued 3.60 base on balls per nine in his first nine starts.

He held Arizona to a run and four hits over seven innings in a 9-1 win on Tuesday -- his seventh quality start in eight games.

"If I give a quality outing, go deep into games, I've done my job," said Hefner, who yielded a solo homer. "If we score runs, then I'll get a win. If we don't, then I might get a no-decision or whatever. Just as long as the team wins, I'm happy."

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 85 - Cubs at Mets - Davis, Valdespin Homer in Mets Win

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: D. Gee (6-7) L: J. Samardzija (6-8)
S: B. Parnell (2)

HR: CHC - None   NYM - J. Valdespin (4),I. Davis (12)

Dillon Gee had a much easier time against the Cubs than he did 12 days earlier, giving up just one run in eight innings on Saturday to lead the Mets to a 3-1 win.

Gee (6-7) battled to make pitches against the Cubs last week, lasting just five innings in a 5-3 loss. But he breezed through the first four innings of this one and had little trouble after that, allowing seven hits and striking out four with no walks to snap a two-start losing streak.

Valdespin Connects
It was only his second win in his last eight outings. Ike Davis hit a two-run homer and Jordany Valdespin had a solo shot to back his start. Bobby Parnell escaped a leadoff double by Anthony Rizzo in the ninth for his second save.

The Cubs won the opener of the three-game series 8-7 on Friday, escaping a three-run Mets rally in the ninth inning, but they had little success against Gee on Saturday.

Starter Jeff Samardzija (6-8) took the loss, allowing three runs in seven innings. The righty, who beat the Braves his last time out to snap a four- start losing streak, gave up seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

The Mets improved to 7-3 in their last 10. They also beat Samardzija on June 27, getting nine runs off him in 4 1/3 innings in a 17-1 win.

"I didn't think I pitched bad early," said Samardzija. "It's just those two homers. Those pitches over the plate will get you."

Gee faced the minimum through four innings. Starlin Castro singled in the first but was caught stealing and Samardzija bunted into a double play in the third after a Luis Valbuena single.

The Mets righty considered his early success a bonus considering the first few innings are when he's usually trying to figure things out.

"If I go out there and can put up zeroes," he said, "it allows me to find it."

Meanwhile, the Mets built a 3-0 lead on the homers by Valdespin and Davis.

Valdespin hit a one-out blast in the second inning, his fourth of the season, and Davis knocked his 12th off the upper deck with two outs in the third to make it 3-0, scoring Ruben Tejada after a leadoff single.

Valbuena doubled to start the sixth inning and came around on a David DeJesus single for Chicago's only run.

Rizzo was stranded at second base in the ninth inning. Tejada made an over- the-shoulder catch on Bryan LaHair's pop-up for the second out, tracking the ball to shallow left-center field, and Parnell struck out Steve Clevenger to end the game.

Game Notes

The Cubs are 3-2 in the season series. Sunday is their last meeting of the year...The Mets are 3-2 on a six-game homestand and the Cubs are 3-3 on a seven-game road trip.

Box Score:

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 85

Valdespin playing LF, Batting 6th
Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 85
  1. Ruben Tejada-SS
  2. Daniel Murphy-2B
  3. David Wright-3B
  4. Ike Davis-1B
  5. Lucas Duda-RF
  6. Jordany Valdespin-LF
  7. Josh Thole-C
  8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis-CF
  9. Dillon Gee-RHP

Preview: Game 85 - Cubs at Mets - Mets look to slow down Hot Cubs

Chicago Cubs (32-51)  at New York Mets (45-39) 4:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Samardzija (R) 16 6-7 4.775.13-45.637/2@ATLW7.0411-216.18.27
D. Gee (R) 16 5-7 4.346.02-44.557/1@LADL6.0521-218.13.93

Anthony Rizzo is one of the reasons behind the Chicago Cubs' recent surge. Reed Johnson is starting to provide another.

Rizzo and Johnson look to help the Cubs to their ninth win in 12 games Saturday against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Rizzo has been as good or possibly better than advertised since he was recalled from Triple-A Iowa last week. The 22-year-old first baseman is hitting .375 with four homers and nine RBIs while reaching base safely in all 10 games, helping the Cubs (32-51) to seven wins.

He's faced New York (45-39) three times and is 7 for 13 with two doubles, a homer and three RBIs in those matchups.

"For 10 games, he's been pretty good," manager Dale Sveum said. "To sit on pitches like he does, and have an educated guess like he does is impressive."

Rizzo turned in his best performance yet on Friday, collecting a career-best four hits with a homer and three RBIs in an 8-7 win over the Mets, Chicago's fifth in six meetings dating to last season.

Johnson was also a key contributor Friday, hitting a leadoff homer while matching his career high with four hits. The center fielder was 4 for 17 over his previous nine games before pacing Chicago to a season-high 18 hits in the opener.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Late Recap: Game 85 - Mets at Dodgers - Mets bounce back and win

Final Score: New York 5, Los Angeles 2

How quickly fortunes can change.

Dodgers starter Rubby De La Rosa carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but Ruben Tejada broke it up with a leadoff single, sparking a three-run rally the Mets used to earn a 5-2 victory.

Angel Pagan, Carlos Beltran and Daniel Murphy hit run-scoring doubles in the decisive inning for the Mets, who were coming off Sunday's 10-inning victory against the cross-town rival Yankees.

New York starter Chris Capuano (8-7) limited Los Angeles to two runs in six innings to win his third consecutive start.

De La Rosa (3-4) pitched seven total innings and took the loss, the Dodgers' third in a row.

"We gave [the sellout crowd] a lot of action in the beginning and excited them, but we couldn't do much after that," said Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.

James Loney hit RBI singles in the second and fourth to stake De La Rosa to a 2-0 lead, and the rookie right-hander was doing a near-perfect job of making it hold up. He allowed only one baserunner through the first five innings -- Beltran, who walked in the fourth.

But Tejada -- starting at shortstop in place of the injured Jose Reyes -- singled to left to begin the sixth and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Tonight's Mets 4th of July Starting Lineup - Mets at Dodgers - Game 85

Mets 4th of July Starting Lineup:
  1. Pagan-CF
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Beltran-RF
  4. Murphy-3B
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Duda-1B
  7. Paulino-C
  8. Tejada-SS
  9. Capuano-LHP

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 85 - Mets at Dodgers

New York Mets (42-42) at Los Angeles Dodgers (37-48), 9:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Chris Capuano (7-7, 4.27) Los Angeles - Rubby De La Rosa (3-3, 4.41)

The New York Mets will take their show to the west coast tonight when they begin a seven-game road trip with the first of four straight meetings against the Los Angeles Dodgers from Chavez Ravine.

New York, which will also visit San Francisco for three games, salvaged the finale of a three-game set versus the crosstown rival Yankees with Sunday's 3-2 win in 10 innings at Citi Field. Mets red-hot outfielder Jason Bay singled home Scott Hairston with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to secure the win for the Mets, who ended a three-game slide and won for the seventh time in 11 tries.

"They just play, they play until the game's over...they take the blows and bounce back," said Mets manager Terry Collins of his club. "They're fun to be around because they don't let stuff get to them."

Bay also evened the score at 2-2 when he scored on Ronny Paulino's single off of Yankees closer Mariano Rivera in the home portion of the ninth inning. Bay is batting .344 with two home runs and 12 RBI in his last 16 games. Daniel Murphy recorded three hits and an RBI in Sunday's win, while closer Francisco Rodriguez was credited with the win for tossing two scoreless innings of relief. Starter R.A. Dickey gave up one run over five innings in the no- decision. He left early with a tight left glute and hopes to make his next start later this week.

Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, who was voted to start next week's All-Star Game, did not play on Sunday because of a hamstring injury, but could return to the lineup Tuesday. An MRI Sunday revealed a Grade 1 strain.

"I have to make sure that I'm going to be ready to go, because I don't want to go to the game and play one inning or two innings and have to come out of the game," Reyes said on New York's site. "When I want to play, I have to make sure that my leg is going to be able to stay for a full game."

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