Showing posts with label Game 86. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game 86. Show all posts

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 86 - Rangers (5) at Mets (6) - Mets Open Homestand with a Bang



New York

W: J. Mejia (5-3) L: A. Poreda (2-1)
HR: TEX - S. Choo (9),A. Beltre (10)   NYM - L. Duda (13)


Travis d'Arnaud's two-run double in the bottom of the eighth was the difference, as the Mets took down Texas, 6-5, in the marathon opener of a three-game interleague series.

Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, while Eric Campbell went 3-for-3 with an RBI and run scored for the Mets, who snapped a four-game slide.

Jon Niese left after retiring only one batter with a lower-back contusion. Four relievers combined to keep the hosts in the contest, with Jenrry Mejia (5-3) recording the final four outs for the win.

Elvis Andrus collected three hits and scored once, while Shin-Soo Choo and Adrian Beltre homered for the Rangers, losers in six straight. Alex Rios and Adam Rosales each drove in a run in defeat.

Aaron Poreda (2-1) was charged with the deciding run.

In a 4-4 game, Poreda walked Bobby Abreu to start the frame, then after fanning Duda, gave way to Jason Frasor, who allowed Campbell's single to center ahead of d'Arnaud's drive to center which plated both and gave the hosts a two-run edge.

Mejia retired Rios on a grounder to end the top of the eighth, but ran into trouble in the ninth by walking pinch-hitter Leonys Martin with one down. Martin moved up on a passed ball then came in on Rosales' base hit to left.

Robinson Chirinos was the final out of the contest, but even that was an adventure, as his pop to short was blown by the wind until Daniel Murphy was able to close his glove on it.

Game time was 4 hours, 8 minutes, one of the longest 9-inning contests in Mets history.

Niese gave up a game-commencing home run to Choo and a single to Andrus, then appeared to be in discomfort after being hit with a Rios grounder in the back. He was removed, to his visible frustration, after 12 pitches. Carlos Torres took over, and kept Andrus from scoring by grounding out Beltre and Chris Gimenez.

The Mets dented Texas starter Yu Darvish thrice in the opening frame. Curtis Granderson doubled with one down and scored on Abreu's two-out single, then Duda's high arcing drive to left was carried by the wind and hit the railing just above the top of the wall for a two-run homer.

Rios singled home Choo in the third, but the Mets again led by two in the fourth after Duda worked a leadoff walk and scored when Campbell followed with a double.

The Rangers tied the game with single runs in the fifth and seventh, as Beltre's blast in the former closed the gap to one and a Gimenez groundout scored Andrus in the latter.

Game Notes

The Mets improved to 29-34 all-time on Independence Day ... Despite his early exit, Niese extended his streak to 21 consecutive starts allowing three earned runs or less, the longest current streak in the majors ... It is also the third-longest streak in team history and longest since Johan Santana went 21 straight starts from July 22, 2009-May 11, 2010 ... Darvish's fourth-inning double was the first extra base hit by a Rangers pitcher since Colby Lewis doubled on June 29, 2011 ... Prior to the contest, the Rangers promoted Neftali Feliz from Triple-A Round Rock while optioning reliever Ben Rowen to the Express.

Box Score:

Friday, July 04, 2014

Friday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Rangers - Game 86

Friday's Mets Starting Lineup vs Rangers - Game 86

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

Preview: Game 86 - Rangers vs Mets - Darvish vs Niese

Preview: Game 86
Texas Rangers (37-48) at New York Mets (37-48)

Probable Pitchers:
Yu Darvish (8-4, 2.42 ERA) vs Jon Niese (5-4, 2.88 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7: 10 PM


Yu Darvish will look to help the spiraling Texas Rangers avoid their longest road skid in 11 years Friday night against the New York Mets, who may have David Wright back in the lineup.

Darvish (8-4, 2.42 ERA) was slated to take the mound Friday, but a rain delay of nearly an hour combined with a forecast calling for more rain led manager Ron Washington to keep his ace in the dugout.

While Darvish rested, Texas (37-48) was beaten by the Orioles 5-2 for its first nine-game road losing streak since 2005. The Rangers haven't endured a longer slide as the visitor since dropping 12 in a row from May 30-June 19, 2003.

Darvish is looking to bounce back on the road, where he's surrendered 12 runs -- eight earned -- with 17 strikeouts and nine walks in his last two outings. He hasn't lost three straight away from home since a four-game slide as a rookie from May 6-June 7, 2012.

The right-hander, though, was outstanding at home Saturday, collecting 10 strikeouts and allowing four hits in eight innings of a 5-0 win over Minnesota. He's tossed 20 straight scoreless innings in his last three at home, winning them all behind a 1.50 ERA.

A two-time All-Star and last year's runner-up for the AL Cy Young, Darvish is 6-1 with a 1.32 ERA in eight career interleague starts. He's allowed one run with 50 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings while winning four of his last five.

He's facing the Mets (37-48) for the first time and may have to contend with Wright, who has missed six games with a sore left shoulder.

New York could certainly use its All-Star third baseman. Wright was hitting .385 with six doubles, two homers and eight RBIs in 10 games before being sidelined.

The Mets have dropped seven of eight to fall a season-worst 11 games under .500, including four in a row after managing five singles in Wednesday's 3-1 loss at Atlanta.

Wright owns a .364 average while driving in 20 runs in 23 home interleague games.

While Wright's potential return could be a boost for the Mets, giving the ball to Jonathon Niese (5-4, 2.88) could also help since their only victory in the past eight games came with him on the mound.

Niese has gotten plenty of run support while winning his last two starts. He's been backed by 16 runs while allowing just three, working six innings in each outing.

That's a welcome change after he compiled a 2.62 ERA in his previous five starts but went 0-1 because he was backed by two runs or fewer in all of them.

Niese's only meeting with Texas was a 14-5 road win on June 25, 2011, in which he allowed two solo homers in 5 2/3 innings.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 86 - Mets (4) at Giants (3) - Mets outlast Giants in 16 innings

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N.Y. Mets (38-48)«0000000001490
San Francisco (40-48)10000000003142

W: J. Edgin (1-1) L: G. Kontos (2-2) S: B. Parnell (16)
HR: NYM - None   SF - B. Posey (13)


Eric Young scored the go-ahead run on an error in the top of the 16th inning, as the New York Mets outlasted the San Francisco Giants, 4-3, in the first of three games at AT&T Park.

Young hit a one-out single off George Kontos (2-2), stole second and moved to third on a 4-3 grounder. After Javier Lopez intentionally walked David Wright, pinch-hitter Anthony Recker grounded a Lopez pitch that shortstop Brandon Crawford booted, allowing Young to score.

The Giants put two men on base with one out in the home half of the 16th, but Bobby Parnell earned his 16th save by striking out Pablo Sandoval and getting a pinch-hitting Guillermo Quiroz to bounce into a game-ending fielder's choice.

The final out was recorded just before 3:45 (et).

Josh Edgin (1-1) tossed two innings to collect the win, the Mets' third in the last four games.

The Giants, who have dropped six of seven, stranded a runner in scoring position in the 11th and 12th innings and left the bases loaded in both the 13th and 15th.

Buster Posey went 5-for-8 with two doubles and a two-run homer for the Giants, who went 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 18 men on base.

Crawford had three hits with an RBI and stole at least one run away from the Mets when he dove in the hole and threw out Marlon Byrd to leave two in scoring position in the 11th.

Matt Harvey, trying to make his case for starting next week's Midsummer Classic in front of All-Star manager Bruce Bochy, had a similar line to that of his counterpart, Tim Lincecum. Both starters allowed three runs on six hits and a walk over seven innings, with Harvey adding to his NL-leading total with six strikeouts and Lincecum fanning a season-high 11.

Neither factored in the decision after Hunter Pence, one of five NL finalists for MLB's Final Vote, tripled high off the right-field wall leading off the seventh and scored the tying run on Crawford's comebacker through the middle.

Posey turned on a fastball and took Harvey deep over the left-field wall in the first inning with fellow All-Star Marco Scutaro on first following his one-out single.

John Buck's RBI double in the fifth inning halved New York's deficit, and the Mets pushed two across in a forgettable sixth for San Francisco's defense.

Young opened the frame with a triple into the left-field corner and scored when a sliding Andres Torres had Daniel Murphy's sinking liner carom off the heel of his glove.

Wright followed with an infield single, and Murphy advanced to third on Scutaro's throwing error, proving vital after Murphy scored the go-ahead run on Ike Davis' double-play grounder.

Game Notes

Harvey, who threw 121 pitches, has 147 strikeouts and 15 quality starts this season. He is just the fourth pitcher in Mets history to make the All-Star team in his first full season in the majors ... Lincecum has just one win in his last 10 starts ... The Giants lost their seventh straight series opener ... San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt went 0-for-8 with five strikeouts ... Game time: 5:26.

Box Score:

Monday, July 08, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 86

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 86:
  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Marlon Byrd, rf
  6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Matt Harvey, rhp

Preview: Game 86 - Mets at Giants - Harvey vs Lincecum

New York Mets (37-48) at San Francisco Giants (40-47) 10:15 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 18 7-2 2.276.15-02.367/3ARIL6.0951-119.02.84
T. Lincecum (R) 17 4-9 4.666.13-34.157/2@CINL5.1630-217.25.09


If New York right-hander Matt Harvey plans on starting for the National League at next week's All-Star Game, he'd better be on his game Monday when the Mets open a three-game set against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.

Despite just seven wins, Harvey certainly has the credentials to be on the hill next Tuesday at Citi Field, as he is amongst the league leaders with a 2.27 ERA and tops the NL with 141 strikeouts.

Of course, it will be San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy who will be picking the All-Star starter.

"It's one thing I can't decide," Harvey said. "I've got two more starts left, and I have to go out there obviously and put up zeros, and do everything I can to help the Mets."

Harvey had a rare hiccup his last time out on Wednesday against Arizona, as he absorbed just his second loss of the season and was hit for five runs and nines hits in six innings.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Recap: Game 86 - Cubs at Mets - Mets go into the break with a loss, 7-0

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

Chi. Cubs (33-52) «400000300790
N.Y. Mets (46-40)000000000080

W: R. Dempster (4-3) L: J. Niese (7-4)
HR: CHC - S. Castro (7)   NYM - None

A four-run first inning was all the support Ryan Dempster needed in his return from the disabled list, as the Cubs blanked the Mets, 7-0, on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Dempster (4-3), who landed on the DL June 18, gave up four hits and didn't issue a walk over five frames, extending his scoreless inning streak to 27 in the process. He has now won four straight games since snapping an 18-start winless streak on June 5.

"Any time I get up to hit, or close to hitting, in the first inning I like my chances," said Dempster. "The guys came out swinging the bats great and made every play on defense."

Geovany Soto singled home a pair during the first-inning burst and Starlin Castro added a three-run homer in the seventh for the Cubs, who head into the All-Star break having won nine of their last 13 games.

Jon Niese (7-4) took the loss, allowing all seven runs on nine hits over seven innings.

Despite the setback, the Mets have still won seven of 11 heading into the break.

"We are in the hunt," said New York manager Terry Collins. "We have to start next week realizing that we are in a fight and we have to get ready."

It was right lat tightness, not ineffectiveness, that sidelined Dempster earlier this June. His 27 consecutive scoreless frames are the longest by a Cubs starter since Ken Holtzman's 27-inning stretch in 1971.

Dempster worked around Scott Hairston's one-out triple in the second and retired nine straight batters after Niese and Ruben Tejada singled to start the third.

Paul Maholm, Manuel Corpas, James Russell and Shawn Camp each tossed an inning of relief, limiting the Mets to four combined hits and no walks over that span to complete the shutout.

Niese settled after a shaky first, which began with consecutive singles by Reed Johnson and Castro and later featured an RBI base hit by Alfonso Soriano and a run-scoring double by Jeff Baker.

After Soto's two-run single capped the frame, Niese didn't allow a runner to advance past first base until Luis Valbuena and Johnson reached ahead of Castro's seventh-inning homer to left-center.

Game Notes

Holtzman also had a run of 33 scoreless innings in 1969 -- the longest streak by a Cubs starter...To make room for Dempster on the roster, the Cubs optioned pitcher Chris Volstad to Triple-A Iowa...Mets All-Star David Wright went 1- for-4, extending his home hitting streak to 16 games.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 86

Valdespin in center
Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 86:
  1. Ruben Tejada-SS
  2. Daniel Murphy-2B
  3. David Wright-3B
  4. Ike Davis-1B
  5. Lucas Duda-RF
  6. Scott Hairston-LF
  7. Jordany Valdespin-CF
  8. Josh Thole-C
  9. Jon Niese-LHP

Preview: Game 86 - Cubs at Mets - Niese Looks to End the First Half on a High Note

Chicago Cubs (32-52) at New York Mets (46-39) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
R. Dempster (R) 12 3-3 2.116.02-11.066/15BOSW7.0503-022.00.00
J. Niese (L) 16 7-3 3.355.24-13.337/3PHIW8.0313-021.11.69

Right-hander Ryan Dempster makes his first appearance since a stint on the disabled list today, when the Chicago Cubs close out a three- game series with the New York Mets at Citi Field.

A 35-year-old Canadian, Dempster had won three straight starts to even his record at 3-3 when he was placed on the 15-day DL three days after defeating the Boston Red Sox, 3-0, on June 15.

He was diagnosed with tightness in his right lat muscle.

Against Boston, Dempster tossed seven innings of five-hit ball with three strikeouts, making it three consecutive starts of shutout ball.

In 22 combined innings against Milwaukee, Minnesota and the Red Sox, he's allowed 12 hits with three walks and 12 strikeouts and lowered his season's earned run average from 2.90 to 2.11.

Dempster has met the Mets 25 times in his career as a starter and reliever and is 10-5 against them a save and a 5.30 earned run average in 105 1/3 innings.

On Saturday, New York evened up the series when starter Dillon Gee had a much easier time against the Cubs than he had 12 days earlier, giving up just one run in eight innings 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 Saturday and had little trouble after that, allowing seven hits and striking out four with no walks to snap a two-start losing streak.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 86 - Mets at Dodgers - Bay hit 2 HR's in win

Final Score: New York 6, Los Angeles 0

Jason Bay hit six home runs last season. He's already reached that total in 2011.

Bay hit a pair of homers, including an opposite-field three-run blast in the eighth inning, helping the New York Mets to a 6-0 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"I'm not really the only guy out there, but sometimes you feel that way," Bay said. "The biggest thing was putting my head down and keep going. You struggle, and struggle, but when you have a night like this, you realize you're the same guy you've always been."

Mike Pelfrey threw six shutout innings and Carlos Beltran also went deep for the Mets, who won their third straight game. Pelfrey (5-7) scattered five hits and left after throwing 102 pitches, 60 for strikes to post just his second road win in nine such decisions this season.

"I didn't think I had the greatest stuff, but it was better than it had been, so it's a step in the right direction," Pelfrey said.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Mets at Dodgers - Game 86

Ronny Paulino will bat 4th
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Dodgers - Game 86:
  1. Angel Pagan,CF
  2. Justin Turner, 2B
  3. Carlos Beltran, RF
  4. Ronny Paulino, C
  5. Jason Bay, LF
  6. Daniel Murphy, 3B
  7. Ruben Tejada, SS
  8. Lucas Duda, 1B
  9. Mike Pelfrey, RHP
Game Notes: 
  • Jose Reyes will not be in the lineup for the 3rd straight game (I did mention in previews that he is 0 for 6 against Lilly)
  • Ronny Paulino will bat 4th Tonight ( he is batting .500 against Lilly)

    Mike Pelfrey vs Dodgers: They hardly see him, but still hit him

    Last seven days4.2854532.797.71
    vs. NL75.080444121411.354.92

    Los Angeles Dodgers Career stats vs. Mike Pelfrey  -  Career: 0-1, 4.80 ERA
    Rafael Furcal4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .250 .500 .250 .750
    Juan Uribe6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333
    Aaron Miles6 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
    Dioner Navarro2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
    Andre Ethier4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .400 .250 .650
    James Loney8 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .125 .125 .125 .250
    Matt Kemp8 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 .625 1.125
    Tony Gwynn7 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .429 .556 .429 .984
    Eugenio Velez6 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .333 .429 .500 .929
    Trent Oeltjen3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000

    Mike was awful his last time out and let's hope there is no repeat performance. The Dodgers who have seen him are hitting collectively .333 ( 18 for 54). Some players to weary of are Matt Kemp (.500) and Tony Gwynn Jr (.429). The Mets will have to pray that Mr. Pelfrey does not fall apart out there and keep them in the game.   Keep the ball down!

    Ted Lilly vs Mets: Paulino and Hairston have wacked him

    Injury STATUS
    Lilly is dealing with elbow tenderness and will have his next start pushed back a day to Tuesday, according to manager Don Mattingly, reports the LA Times. (about 2 days ago)

    Last seven days4.2966001.9311.57
    vs. NL79.284393817551.274.29

    New York Mets Career statistics vs. Ted Lilly  - Career: 2-1, 3.52 ERA
    Carlos Beltran8 2 0 0 1 1 4 1 .250 .500 .625 1.125
    Willie Harris2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
    Ronny Paulino16 8 2 0 2 5 1 1 .500 .529 1.000 1.529
    Scott Hairston20 6 0 0 2 2 0 3 .300 .300 .600 .900
    Jose Reyes6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .143 .000 .143
    Jason Bay14 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 .143 .200 .214 .414
    Angel Pagan7 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 .429 .429 .714 1.143
    Daniel Murphy3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250

    I am sure the Mets Manager Terry Collins will play the percentages tonight against Ted Lilly and why not. The Mets as a team are only hitting .276 against Lilly, but RH hitters Ronny Paulino and Scot Hairston are hitting combined a hefty .389 (14 for 36).  Paulino who owns Lilly , is batting .500 ( 8 for 16)  with 2 Dingers and 5 RBI's  It will be hard not seeing those two names in the Lineup. The only other Met to have a positive result against Lilly would be Angel Pagan , who is Batting .429 off of Lilly career.. If there is a day to keep Jose Reyes on the bench to rest his hammy, it would be tonight who is 0 for 6 against Lilly....

    Platoon are what ever you have to do, BUT to get it DONE!   LGM

    Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 86 - Mets at Dodgers

    New York Mets (43-42) at Los Angeles Dodgers (37-49), 10:10 p.m.

    Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Mike Pelfrey (4-7, 4.92) Los Angeles - Ted Lilly (5-8, 4.97)

    The Los Angeles Dodgers were in cruise control for most of Monday night versus the New York Mets until rookie Rubby De La Rosa's no-hit bid was broken up during a three-run sixth inning.

    Everything seemed to collapse from there in the 5-2 loss for the Dodgers, as they try to pick up the pieces tonight in the second test of a four-game series from Chavez Ravine. De La Rosa's no-hitter ended on Ruben Tejada's leadoff single in the sixth and he later came around to score on Angel Pagan's double. Carlos Beltran and Daniel Murphy recorded RBI doubles one out later, sending De La Rosa to his fourth straight loss.

    De La Rosa was touched for three runs and five hits over seven innings with five strikeouts and one walk. Scott Elbert allowed two more runs in relief.

    "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 inning to stake De La Rosa to a 2-0 lead, but the Dodgers couldn't avoid their third straight loss and 13th in the past 19 tries. All-Star Matt Kemp scored twice for Los Angeles, which opened a seven-game residency on a sour note and will also host San Diego for three games at Dodger Stadium. Kemp was just selected to start next week's All-Star Game in center field.

    Aaron Miles went 1-for-4 and is hitting .451 over his last 23 games since June 4. Miles led all National League players in batting average for the month of June with a .419 clip. In other news, Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is second to Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino for the National League's 2011 All-Star Game Final Vote roster spot through one day of voting.

    "There's three and a half days left -- punch your fingers away," Ethier said on the club's site. "There's East Coast bias out there, so this is a chance for us West Coasters to overcome it. If we need added incentive, there it is, to put a Dodger in the All-Star Game."

    Ted Lilly is far from being All-Star worthy and hopes to snap out of his recent funk when he toes the rubber Tuesday night. Lilly has been bothered by an elbow problem and has lost three straight starts, going 1-4 with a 7.01 ERA over his last five trips to the mound. He has allowed at least five earned runs in each of his last three starts and was banged around for six runs and nine hits over 4 2/3 innings of a 6-4 loss at Minnesota last Tuesday.

    Lilly did not have any strikeouts or walks and fell to 5-8 in 17 starts to go along with a 4.97 ERA. The veteran left-hander is 3-5 in eight starts at Chavez Ravine this season and will face the Mets for the seventh time in his career. Lilly owns a 2-1 mark and a 3.52 ERA in six games (5 starts) in this series and has held the Mets to a .219 batting average in that time.

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