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

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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